August 21, 2015

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What you get when you ask folks to re-brand Arizona

(Photo: Michael Schennum/The Republic). 121 CONNECT 64 TWEETLINKEDIN 23 COMMENTEMAIL ... Others said it's known as a hot-as-hell state that's home to a lot of...

Computer accusations fabricated, MP Peter Goldring says

Retiring Conservative MP Peter Goldring says accusations that he bugged the computer of a volunteer in the 2006 election campaign are “completely fabricated.” In a...

Rolly: Tea Party loser back on top again at state convention

By PAUL ROLLY | The connect ... Mike Leavitt and other prominent Republicans. ... In fact Anderson, who had sent a letter to delegates...

Report: UGA should abolish football chaplain

Robert Harrell, a pastor at St. Luke Lutheran Church in McDonough and “the proud parent” of a UGA senior. “As long as they have an...

Scott Walker's Still Working Out His Stance On Birthright Citizenship

His appeal was broad enough that one could easily imagine a coalition of tea partiers, evangelicals and mainstream conservatives. Best of all, Walker was a...

Why Tony Abbott is his own worst enemy

Labor wins power only at times of crisis or when the nation seems at some sort of crossroads, when conservative parties have run out of...

No One Cares About Poor Jeb Bush — Politico's Mike Allen

“I have a proven conservative record, a consistent, proven conservative record when no one was watching”, Bush said. JEB BUSH: He's been a Democrat longer...

The Gazetteer: #Elxn42...The Ultimate Stealth-Con.

AnElectionIsNotTheTimeToDiscussAnythingWithAnybody EverVille. Joe Daniel is a Conservative Party of Canada Member of Parliament. And... It turns out that Mr. Daniel took a most interesting trip...

Joe Oliver, Andrew Thomson In A Clash Of Finance Ministers

That means the fight for Eglinton-Lawrence could become a microcosm of the broader showdown over economic issues between the Conservatives and the New Democrats. Oliver,...

New downtown events centre in Moncton one step closer to being done deal

“There has been increased activity basically at city hall with regards to building permits, and honestly, it has created an expectation of great development in...

Stephen Harper's campaign is a love-in. Almost.

A friendly dog a day wouldn't save the Conservative leader from the worst part of every stop on the hustings. Only a ... (The space...

Minority government could help Canadians, Bob Rae writes

Rae writes that the Conservatives' attacks against former Liberal leaders Stéphane Dion and Michael Ignatieff were “ruthless” but “effective” in past campaigns. “None of it...

ELECTION 2015: Chilliwack Votes launches website

Incumbent MP Mark Strahl backed his campaign with statements about his track record of keeping promises, securing federal money for local infrastructure and his party's...

Romeo Saganash

After a dozen profiles of Aboriginal candidates, it's time for a slam dunk. According to the threehundredeight today, Cree incumbent NDP Member of Parliament ...

Which Harper will show up?

He dutifully strode into one of the partitioned ballrooms at the Lamplighter Inn around 10 a.m., following an effusive introduction from science minister and London...

Conservative LGBT group defends against call for ban from Pride parade

... blocked important human rights legislation for the trans community and marginalized sex workers,” the petition states, singling out Ontario Tory leader Patrick Brown. Brown...

Harper's Economic Record Is Sub-Mediocre

Globalnews.caThe Liberal government elected in 1993 inherited from its Conservative predecessor a fiscal mess of unprecedented proportions. The annual federal deficit was approaching $40-billion. The...

Carol Marin: Mark Kirk has formidable strengths in Senate race

He, a moderate, from the conservative wing of his party. And she, a two-term member of Congress, from former Urban .... Sneed has learned Cook...

Harper Announces Additional Measures to Protect ... - John Weston

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced additional steps to restore and enhance salmon habitat and protect the marine environment, as part of the Conservative government's...

What was said on the campaign trail Friday

Liberal candidate Hedy Fry scoffs at Harper's promise. ---. "Given that certain PINs, text messages, or BlackBerry messages could be relevant to the criminal trial,...

Mulcair touts NDP child care plan in Vancouver

Flanked by Surrey NDP candidates, Jinny Sims, Jasbir Sandhu, Garry Begg and Tom Mulcair announced the NDP plan for safer communities through investment in more...

Human Rights, Palestinians and Canadian elections

There are at least five NDP candidates who have been banned or come under attack for their views on the Palestinian issue. One NDP Member...

On the campaign trail: What happened Friday

... of staff, Nigel Wright, to cover Duffy's questionable expenses. The testimony contradicts assertions from the Conservative campaign about what Novak knew about the repayment...

Scott Gordon is back on the bench

In Lehigh Valley, one of Gordon's most important duties will be to prepare young defensemen such as Robert Hagg, Shayne Gostisbehere, and Samuel Morin for...

Three quotes that changed 2016

... donors, and even several people in her orbit, say the email issue poses a serious threat to her campaign and may encourage new candidates,...

Electric in a crowd, guarded in private, Justin Trudeau sticks to his script

A few days before the Saskatchewan flight, Desfossés snatched Trudeau's blazer from his shoulders as he leaped from the stage at a Montreal rally and...

Harper forgot about veterans. They haven't forgotten about him.

(subscription) (subscription)By Tom Beaver and Ron Clarke | Aug 21, 2015 4:28 pm | ... In the past decade Conservatives closed Veterans Affairs offices,...

IndyCar's Helio Castroneves: Time to turn up the heat at Pocono

3 Shell V-Power Nitro+ Chevrolet is fast and catches a few breaks, we could close that gap to single digits. Next weekend's season finale at...

The campaign war rooms got some help this week — from civilians

(subscription) (subscription)And another post of his from 2008, on a comment a Liberal candidate made about the 1990 Oka crisis, appears to have forced...

The campaign war rooms got some help this week — from civilians

(subscription) (subscription)Two candidates — a Liberal and Conservative — resigned or were resigned by their parties this week after a Conservative supporter on Twitter...

Harper: 'The Prime Minister Is Always... Accountable For The Government'

He said the investment will help to preserve the lower Harrison River's salmon ecosystem. On Thursday, the Tory campaign visited the new riding of Courtenay-Alberni,...

Tom Mulcair: In front but not quite in focus

So, in the spring of 2013, the NDP debuted a video about his life—big-family upbringing and all—at a policy convention in Montreal. They touted it...

Smith stars with ton, laments lost Ashes

They need a further 175 runs to avoid the follow-on mark and most likely a lot of rain to prevent Michael Clarke and Chris Rogers...

The Gargoyle – Liberal candidate sanctioned by elections commissioner for ...

He's now running against Conservative incumbent Stella Ambler, who beat Szabo in 2011. The NDP is running human resources professional Eric Guerbilsky. Earlier this year,...

Justin Trudeau's right: Liberals never “have to worry” about “tough ...

At a campaign stop, Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau joked about taking questions from the media, telling the crowd, “Please. Let's be respectful even if...

5 reasons Bush isn't freaking out about Trump

Dispatch TimesEven Bush, before launching into a lengthy attack on Trump's conservative bona fides, called him “the current front-runner” this week and said the billionaire...

A three-way battle in Surrey, B.C.

Begg is running in the riding held by longtime Conservative MP Nina Grewal, who comes from an influential South Asian family that has been instrumental...

32 Paragraphs About 32 Teams: A Thinking Fan's Guide To The NFL Season

But the receiver corps remains comprised of the aged Steve Smith and a bunch of unproven kids, including second-rounder Maxx (Double-X) Williams, a tight end...

Exit interview: Liberal MP Frank Valeriote on the high cost of politics

Few members of Parliament have been more forthcoming than Frank Valeriote about the high cost a career in politics can take on personal lives. After...

Doug Ford toys with run for Conservative leadership

(blog) (blog)If Harper were to ever step down, however, Doug Ford may consider seeking leadership of the federal conservatives. "Doug said if it's a...

Exit interview: Liberal MP Frank Valeriote on the high cost of politics ...

Few members of Parliament have been more forthcoming than Frank Valeriote about the high cost a career in politics can take on personal lives. After...

Liberals urging RCMP to investigate messages to and from Ray ...

'Email records produced thus far may not tell the complete story,' Dominic LeBlanc writes a letter to the RCMP.

Liberals want probe of Novak messages

Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc speaks to reporters following Question Period in the foyer of the House of Commons in Ottawa on April 24, 2013. LeBlanc...

Liberals urging RCMP to investigate messages to and from Ray Novak

Liberal candidate Dominic LeBlanc sent a letter to the RCMP and the information commissioner Friday, asking them to look into text messages and BlackBerry PIN...

NDP leader in Timmins slams hydro sell-off plan

... took a tour of Feldman Timber in Timmins Friday, speaking with businessman Lorne Feldman about the concern over rising energy costs for small businesses.

CPC hopeful hits the campaign trail

(blog) (blog)Shields bested his opponents for the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) nomination following a member vote in September 2014, defeating high-profile candidate Rob...

Doug Ford would consider running to replace Stephen Harper at the Conservative ...

Reached Friday, Doug Ford — 50, himself a former mayoral candidate and city councilor — said he fully supports Harper but wouldn't rule out joining...

Cruz's potential path to the White House paved by his wife, 99 pastors and ...

(blog) (blog)Cruz will designate a pastor in each of Iowa's 99 counties to be faith ambassadors, and has relied on fellow conservatives despised by...

NDP incumbent Brian Masse running in Windsor West

New Democrat MP Brian Masse has signed his registration papers to run in the upcoming election. He is officially running in Windsor West, signing up...

Liberals urge RCMP to investigate messages to and from ... - iPolitics

Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc speaks to reporters following Question Period in the foyer of the House of Commons in Ottawa on April 24, 2013. LeBlanc...