December 1, 2015

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2015 AP All-Ohio Division IV football team

Backs-Stephen Saxton, Circleville Logan Elm, 6-0, 190, sr.; Josh Petruccelli, Perry, 5-10, 180, jr.; Andrew Armstrong, Youngstown Mooney, 6-2, 215, sr.; Josh Whitcomb, Wauseon, 5-10,...

John Kasich brings GOP presidential primary campaign to Maryville

The fundraiser was closed to the press. Dozens of area Republicans attended, including several public officeholders and representatives of U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr.'s...

Dominic LeBlanc is Trudeau's go-to guy. Here's why

“He knows when to bring in humour to lighten things,” says Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux. “He is prepared to work with people – political partisans.

Dominic LeBlanc is Trudeau's go-to guy. Here's why | Ottawa Citizen

The political bug came partly from Jean Chrétien who, after becoming Liberal leader, ran in a 1990 byelection in Romeo LeBlanc's former constituency. Chrétien turned...

60 Years after Boycott, Using Montgomery Bus Can Be Trying

Bus system manager Kelvin Miller said they are trying to make improvements but are limited by operating funds. He said the system began using hybrid...

Marco Rubio visiting Alabama: Surging GOP presidential candidate expected to ...

Mike Huckabee at $43,000. But Rubio's sum is going to skyrocket now that he's visiting the state, with donors committing at least $200,000 to the...

Windsor Veterans Affairs office reopening applauded, but details requested

Windsor West NDP candidate and incumbent MP Brian Masse, centre-right, poses for a photo with veterans Mike Lepine, left, Bruce Moncur, centre-left, and Glen Thomson,...

200 new MPs pose a challenge for those covering Parliament Hill

You get a few wrong at first but it helps to iron out the differences, say, between Conservative MPs Brad Trost and Chris Warkentin, who...

Several file with state board

Three incumbent District Court judges, Jimmy Hill, Don “Skipper” Creed and Rob Wilkins, all currently serving in District 19-B (Randolph, Moore and Montgomery counties), announced...

Liberal MP Mauril Belanger Diagnosed With ALS, Quits Speaker's Race

Ottawa-area Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger says he has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and has dropped out of...

INAC Minister Bennett taps Liberal operative, energy firm VP for top roles

A Liberal operative and the senior vice president of a firm pushing a green refinery on the British Columbia West Coast are expected to fill...

Don Davies Vancouver Kingsway » Blog Archive » Don's Statement ...

NDP Health critic Don Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) made the following statement on World Aids Day: “This year's theme for World AIDS Day is “getting to...

Petition urges BC school to rethink naming James Moore its chancellor

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Some faculty members are calling on the University of Northern British Columbia to reconsider its decision to name former Conservative cabinet...

James Moore opposed as next chancellor of B.C. university - iPolitics

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Some faculty members are calling on the University of Northern British Columbia to reconsider its decision to name former Conservative cabinet...

More dog and cat rescuers make Texan of the Year list; nominations now closed

(blog) (blog)Jim Allison: The cancer researcher and chairman of the Department of Immunology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. You can...

Q&A with MP Blake Richards

3, Banff-Airdrie MP Blake Richards is preparing to serve in the opposition for the first time since his election in 2008. Duties as both critic...

When Being Anti-LGBTQ is More Important Than Being the Church

(blog) (blog)See Preston Sprinkle for someone who doesn't hold affirming theology but, in my observation, maintains a loving and nonjudgemental posture.) At any rate,...

UNBC slammed for appointing Ex-Conservative MP James Moore

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. -- Some faculty members are calling on the University of Northern British Columbia to reconsider its decision to name former Conservative cabinet...

Ex-Conservative Minister James Moore faces backlash over BC university appointment

A backlash is growing against the appointment of former Conservative Party MP James Moore as chancellor of a B.C. university. An online petition calling on...

Rich Riding, New Politics: MP Pam Goldsmith-Jones on Environment, Bill C-51 ...

Goldsmith-Jones is the new representative for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country, trouncing Conservative John Weston in the Oct. 19 election. The riding is B.C.'s...

Becoming Santa Claus Marks Dallas Opera's Third World Premiere in 2015

Gary McCann's costume design for Becoming Santa Claus. ... In true Dallas fashion, TDO stuck to its guns in the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s,...

DeSean Jackson's still got it, but should the Redskins bring him back?

It's a so-so crop of free agent wide receivers at the moment, led by Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, and there could be some...

The Never-Ending Appeals Process at VA Hurts All Vets

One of the deepest questions philosophers have considered over the centuries is the sometimes conflict between the rights and needs of society, and the rights...

The Knicks' bright future (that's right, the Knicks)

Boston likely wants a better gauge on where Brooklyn's pick might end up, and Anthony doesn't fit its developmental timeline -- or Brad Stevens' pass-happy...

Fresh faces: meet NL's political newcomers to the House of Assembly

Brian Warr, Liberal, Baie Verte-Green bay; Neil King, Liberal, Bonavista; Carol Anne Haley, Liberal, Burin-Grand Bank; Barry Petten, PC, Conception Bay South; Gerry Byrne, Liberal,...

Hillary Clinton email shows Canadian Foreign Affairs discontent with Stephen ...

A U.S. official expressed amazement at how deeply detested Canada's Conservative government was by some employees of the Foreign Affairs Department. That impression was described...

Justin Trudeau congratulates Dwight Ball after Liberal victory

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau extended congratulations to Liberal premier-designate Dwight Ball following Monday night's election, and committed to active and open dialogue between the federal...

Immigration Minister John McCallum unclear on details for Syrian refugee arrivals

The Liberal government had initially promised during the election campaign to have all of those refugees in Canada by the end of the year, but...

Justin Trudeau's Liberals Must Put Money Where Mouth Is On Climate Change

Macleans.caOTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau returns from an appearance at an international climate change conference with a simple question hanging over his head: What...

PM to Mauril Belanger: 'We will always have your back' - Macleans.ca

Ottawa-area Liberal MP Mauril Belanger says he has been diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and has dropped out of...

New Parliament's 1st act will be to elect House of Commons Speaker

Before that, the Speaker was nominated by the prime minister. These days the vote is presided over by the dean of the House, the longest-serving...

Sunburn – The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics – December 1

(blog) (blog)COURTING CONSERVATIVES, RUBIO CLARIFIES STANCES ON SOCIAL ISSUES via Alex Jaffe of NBC News – Rubio is seeking to clarify his stance on...

Thalidomide vote proved that Parliament matters

The campaign would have stalled without the unwavering support of MPs Libby Davies and Murray Rankin and many others in the NDP caucus. The survivors...

Ryan Cleary says 7 seats 'good news' for PCs despite own loss

Cleary, who just six weeks ago lost a federal election race as a member of Tom Mulcair's NDP, said the negative media attention surrounding his...

Mulcair faces tough odds in his fight to survive

The party now has to go back to the drawing board, said Charlie Angus, the popular MP from Timmins-James Bay. “We have to start a...

Cape Breton MPs go back to Ottawa with a wish list

Cape Breton's two MPs, both Liberals, will take a list of wishes with them into the new session of Parliament on Thursday. They both say...

Montreal Simon: Why James Moore Shouldn't Be a University ...

A backlash is growing against the appointment of former Conservative Party MP James Moore as chancellor of a B.C. university. An online petition calling on...

Byrne ready for transition to provincial politics

Gerry Byrne had no qualms talking about the work his Liberal party has to do now that it is governing this province, but Monday was...

How to Be a Devils Fan In Toronto -

Bleeding Yankee Blue (blog)- 2015-16 EditionBleeding Yankee Blue (blog)The $50 is red, and features William Lyon Mackenzie King (the longest-serving Prime Minister, 1921-1926, 1926-1930, 1935-1948,...

Britains Conservative Sex Bus Scandal

In the aftermath of Johnson's death, the party's former chairman, Grant Shapps, resigned from the Cabinet; a former deputy chairman, Robert Halfon, admitted to cheating...

Open Letter to NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair: Will your government ...

Open Letter to NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair: Will your government assist B.C. in analyzing the Site C Dam on the Peace River? by Erik Andersen.

Hillary Clinton: Better for Black People Than Obama?

After the debate, Obama responded that hope inspired John F. Kennedy to put a man on the moon and allowed King to imagine the demise...

Full list of winners in Newfoundland and Labrador election

All votes have been counted in the 2015 Newfoundland and Labrador election, showing a Liberal majority. The Liberals took ... HALEY, Carol Anne (Liberal Party)...

NDP Leader Earle McCurdy loses to Siobhan Coady

NDP Leader Earle McCurdy was defeated in his district Monday night, losing by 958 votes to Liberal Siobhan Coady. McCurdy ended the night with 27.2...

Liberal MP Mauril Belanger diagnosed with incurable ALS

Fellow Liberal MPs Geoff Regan, Denis Paradis, Scott Simms and Yasmin Ratansi have also expressed an interested in running for the position, along with Conservative...

Canada's Foreign Affairs Department Openly Disloyal To Baird: U.S. Official In ...

WASHINGTON — A U.S. official expressed amazement at how deeply detested Canada's Conservative government was by some employees of the Foreign Affairs Department. That impression...

Hamilton honours former NDP MPP Bob Mackenzie

HamiltonNews (press release) (registration)HamiltonNews (press release) (registration)He was also a mentor to Hamilton NDP politicians, including former MPs Wayne Marston and Chris Charlton. The 3,877-square-metre...

Former cabinet minister eyes provincial run

A former cabinet minister in the Harper government may contest the provincial Progressive Conservative nomination in Assiniboia. Steven Fletcher, 43, who served as a member...

Charles Koch, Listen to Your Guru!

Charles Koch is probably the nation's most influential conservative, so where he gets his ideas is no mere trivia question. The skeleton key, it turns...