December 16, 2015

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The campaign autopsy of Stephen Harper

OTTAWA – In accepting the great wisdom that fools rush in where angels fear to tread, the federal Conservatives have wisely slowed the process to...

Congress to vote on $1.1 trillion spending plus $629 billion in tax cuts

That way, Republican conservatives can vote against the spending bill, Democratic liberals can vote against the tax bill, and both bills still pass and a...

MP's Report: GST increase not on Liberal agenda

This week began with several media headlines from Ottawa suggesting that the Liberal government was not ruling out a tax increase to the GST to...

No One Is Going to Enforce the Paris Climate Treaty Through the TPP

(blog)Now that the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations have concluded, a lot of people across the political spectrum are going to have insightful and intelligent things...

Nearly One-Dozen Seeking Railroad Commission of Texas Post

Austinite John Greytok has promised to fight what he deems to be overreach by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). "The EPA will go to...

Taking Note | A Party Reagan Wouldn't Recognize

(blog) (blog)John Winthrop, who wrote it to describe the America he imagined. What he ... After just 10 minutes of the candidates' panicky blather,...

Ned's Atomic Link Bin: Christmas Standards, Goodie Mob Anniversaries, Year-End ...

Other meditations on loss and history ranged from the conclusion of the Sad YouTube web project to considering the cultural history behind reworked Madonna covers...

Joshua Whitfield: Why I'll give my life standing against hatred

But he had seen enough, he had had enough, and it was at a rally on an elementary school playground that Carmichael introduced as a...

23% of data breach victims surveyed considering legal action

Bill S-4, which received royal assent this past June, would require firms to notify people if their personal information has been lost "and there is...

Cathy McLeod and Todd Doherty respond to the release of the Final ...

For immediate release. Ottawa – Conservative Party Critic for Indigenous Affairs, Cathy McLeod, and Deputy Critic Todd Doherty, responded today to the release of the...

Cathy McLeod and Todd Doherty respond to the release of the Final ...

For immediate release. Ottawa – Conservative Party Critic for Indigenous Affairs, Cathy McLeod, and Deputy Critic Todd Doherty, responded today to the release of the...

Ranking GMs most likely to make trades

Blackhawk UpConfusion reigned Monday night, as the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks announced that Trevor Daley and Rob Scuderi would switch teams. Thanks to the...

5 key quotations from Sen. Mike Duffy's testimony on Tuesday

Right after leaving the meeting, Duffy said he ran into Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and told him they had “decreed” that he was to pay...

Omnibus would repeal COOL

The spending package may not deal with mandatory GMO labeling broadly, but it does seek to block the sale of genetically engineered salmon until FDA...

Government Benefits Programs Need a Triage Makeover

In October, the Government Accountability Office released a report finding that the federal government racked up more than $124 billion in improper payments in 2014...

The Daily 202: Anger won and Rubio lost last night's debate

Salt Lake TribuneTrump catapulted to the top of the polls and has stayed there for six months now because he tapped into deep-seated anger and...

POLITICO Florida Playbook: Grayson's Iran oil deal – The Rubio-Cruz debate ...

SCOTT'S NEMESIS SANCTIONED -- “Sanctions upheld against prominent lawyer who sued Scott,” by POLITICO Florida's Daniel Ducassi: Prominent Tallahassee lawyer Steven R. Andrews — who...

Expunge records for possession of pot, Victoria MP urges

The federal Liberal government needs to start taking steps toward fulfilling its promise to legalize marijuana, such as by expunging criminal records for possession, says...

Today's 5 things: Dieting? Eh, why bother?

Ted Cruz who fed more red meat to his conservative base. And Marco Rubio who ... PHILIP CHISM. Justice, but no joy: No one wants...

Local MP voted into position by colleagues

Chatham-Kent-Leamington MP Dave Van Kesteren has been elected to serve as chair of the Ontario Conservative Caucus. The role includes Van Kesteren being responsible for...

This year's highs and lows

(subscription) (subscription)With less-than-warm relations between Stephen Harper's Conservative government and Russia continuing into 2015, the Russian foreign minister skipped a ministerial meeting in Iqaluit.

Algoma-Manitoulin

Manitoulin Expositor- Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes named assistant deputy speakerManitoulin ExpositorOTTAWA—With the recent naming of the 42nd Parliament, -Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes has found herself...

Gameday: Edmonton Oilers versus the New York Rangers

Rick Nash scored the winner for the Rangers with 38.7 seconds left in the second, stuffing the puck past goaltender Anders Nilsson on a second...

Rona Ambrose Proud To Promote Women Critics, And 'Not Because It's 2015'

That list of people in caucus right now includes names such as Raitt, Jason Kenney, Maxime Bernier and Kelly Leitch. (Ambrose has already said ...

REPRESENTING YOU: Getting to know Randall Garrison

(registration)The riding and the portfolio may have changed, but Randall Garrison's work hasn't. The NDP Member of Parliament for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke was returned to Ottawa...