December 24, 2015

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Big White in Vogue

Macaulay Culkin had a blast in the classic Christmas movie Home Alone – but being on your own over the holidays can get you down.

The nation's first Hispanic president? Why no one's talking about that

In interviews, Martinez and other prominent Hispanic leaders acknowledged that the Republican Party's platform complicates the picture for Cruz and Rubio, who are battling Donald...

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2015

Others in arts and entertainment who died this year include: actors Christopher Lee, Maureen O'Hara, Dick Van Patten, Yvonne Craig and Martin Milner; musicians B.B.

Elizabeth May Makes Case For Bipolar Vancouver Island Man Facing Deportation

May says she has personally appealed to Public Safety Minister, Ralph Goodale and Immigration Minister John McCallum to show compassion in Van Heest's case. ...

Gay leader huddles with Mormon officials, finds 'genuine empathy and concern' in wake of policy

(blog) (blog)dave thewave. 'Defenders of marriage' . . . . ? Are you kidding me? Defending marriage from what? So Proud Conservative, tell me,...

George Will: 'Highest Priority' of the GOP Should Be to Stop Trump

He understands how crucial it is for Republicans to win the White House and beat the Democrats, but as far as Will is concerned, “Conservatives'...

The Grimmer Story Behind 'Trumbo'

But since it was largely composed of Republicans and conservative Democrats (like Dies), it quickly turned to inquiring into one of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal...

George Will: Beating Hillary Less Important Than Stopping Trump

George Will, iconic columnist, wrote today, “Conservatives' highest priority now must be to prevent Trump from winning the Republican nomination in this, the GOP's third...

Indo-Canadian Sikh Lawmaker Navdeep Bains Likely to Get Ministerial Berth

Scott Brison is expected to become finance minister. * Stéphane Dion, former Liberal party leader, is expected be named environment minister. * Chrystia Freeland (Toronto)...

Punjabi is Canada third official language

Punjabi is officially the third language of the Canadian Parliament. The first and second official languages of the country and its parliament are English and...

Community Calendar Dec. 27

For more information contact Mike McCullars, chorus chairman, at 501–472–8758, email info@conwaymenschorus.org or visit www.conwaymenschorus.org. • Mondays — Family Vibes, Inc. is offering free counseling...

Time to reflect on 2015 in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Scott Kennedy Jones, Cpl. Michelle Rene Lebrun and Const. Mick Donald White. • Regional district directors pledged their support Tuesday night for NDP MP Jean...

Cruz captivates conservative crowd

It shows he recognizes that Daphne and the Eastern Shore in general is a very strong area that he needs to pay attention to,” Lake...

Show is thin on plot, but loaded with holiday spirit

Courtesy of Jon Neftali Photography PLAY REVIEW /// 'Winter Wonderettes'. The parade of local ... Ridgway, in particular, stands out, employing her Sandy Duncan little-girl...

Elizabeth May makes case against deportation for bipolar Vancouver Island man

"This is something that has only occurred under the previous government," she said. Mark Warawa, the Conservative MP for Langley-Aldergrove, said he spent years asking...

'Miracle at St. Anna' named WestportREADS book

His novel The Good Lord Bird, about American revolutionary John Brown, was the winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction. A graduate of...

The day after: ICJP delegates reflect on their roles as Jewish parliamentarians

Liberal American Jews can be critical of the Israeli right, but we find ourselves increasingly distance from liberal Americans.” Former Canadian MP Irwin Cotler. “MP...

A New Year's resolution for the Conservatives: Learn from your mistakes

(subscription)With the possible exceptions of Chong and, perhaps, Maxime Bernier, no one who ever sat in a Harper cabinet has a reasonable chance of...

A New Year's resolution for the Conservatives: Learn from your mistakes

(subscription) (subscription)With the possible exceptions of Chong and, perhaps, Maxime Bernier, no one who ever sat in a Harper cabinet has a reasonable chance...

'The Force Awakens' In Line For More Records On Christmas Weekend

Joy and Concussion have Oscar hopes for mega stars Jennifer Lawrence and Will Smith, while The Big Short has even bigger Oscar buzz and a...

Carson, Cruz, and Chelsea: Politico's Year of Fraud, Failure, and Fabrications

There is just no question in my mind that Politico poobah Mike Allen was hoping to use Chelsea Clinton as an avenue to seek favor...

Patriots vs. Jets: Full New England Game Preview

The New England Patriots have arrived at their next checkpoint en route to Santa Clara on Feb. 7. With a win over the New York...

New Liberal government in Newfoundland and Labrador swears in 12-member cabinet

Newfoundland and Labrador Liberal Party Leader Dwight Ball, joined by members of his cabinet, Gerry Byrne, left to right, Perry Trimper, Eddie Joyce, Andrew Parsons...

Plenty of holiday spirit but not enough plot

Courtesy of Jon Neftali Photography The parade of local Christmas shows continues with “Winter Wonderettes,” a veritable display of well-known and obscure holiday songs set...

POLITICO California Playbook, presented by Chevron: SNOWPACK! -

- BLACK LIVES ...PoliticoAnd Buon Natale, it's Christmas Eve. We wish you all a happy, safe and joyous .... The economies of California and its...

Lawton Online: Why Trudeau's on Lisa Raitt's naughty list, toy guns at ...

In this Lawton Online, I talk to Lisa Raitt about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's mounting broken promises, chat with Gerry Nicholls about the future of...

The Passion Principle

Ted Cruz, highly energized ultra-conservatives, especially white evangelicals, will be flocking to the polls in huge numbers. None of this will assure a GOP win...

Morning Digest: Kentucky's new Republican governor rescinds restoration of ex ...

Robert Bell, former Del. Clarke Hogan, NASCAR driver Jeff Burton, and conservative journalist Charles Hurt, the congressman's brother. Don't expect likely redistricting victim Randy Forbes...

Former MP Steven Fletcher to run in Manitoba election - Global News

Former Conservative member of parliament, Steven Fletcher, is running for a seat in the Manitoba Legislature.

Zimmer: Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas

I am also looking forward to my new role in the Shadow Cabinet for the Official Opposition as Deputy Critic for Families, Children and Social...

Christie catches fire from both sides by moving to the middle on guns | Mulshine

But when it comes to issuing purchase permits, Fiamingo and current NJ2AS president Alexander Roubian say they want to know why Christie doesn't enforce the...

The American political party meltdown

A coalition, Roosevelt told a close adviser, would enable the Democrats “to get rid of its reactionary elements in the South, and to attract to...

Former Conservative MP Steven Fletcher running for Manitoba Tories

Former Conservative member of Parliament Steven Fletcher is running for a seat in the Manitoba legislature. Fletcher, who was defeated in October's federal election, was...

Former Manitoba Conservative MP to run for provincial ... - iPolitics

WINNIPEG – Former Conservative member of Parliament Steven Fletcher is running for a seat in the Manitoba legislature. Fletcher, who was defeated in October's federal...

The Daily 202: Civil war makes Ben Carson's campaign chaotic

The soft-spoken, mild-mannered temperament that the conservative base once found so appealing no longer fits the angry mood of the moment. — Looking to revive...

Ontarians implicate Wynne in gas-plant scandal: poll

17, the OPP charged two of former Liberal premier Dalton McGuinty's aides for their alleged role in the gas-plant scandal. David Livingston and Laura Miller...

Jeh Johnson's Trump rejoinder: Outreach to Muslims

As Donald Trump makes waves with his controversial remarks toward Muslims, Jeh Johnson is going the opposite direction — crisscrossing the country on an outreach...

Fade To Black: Television's 2015 Honor Roll

Stanton Cook, 90, who molded Tribune Co. into a modern, diversified media corporation that broke with its conservative past by calling for the resignation of...

Virus, vague de froid intense et fermeture majeure pour débuter l'année

Elle s'oppose à la députée sortante Francine Raynault, à qui elle disputera l'investiture du NPD. Huit cas de rougeole sont rapportés à la Direction de...

Conversations de Noël - Le Journal de Québec

Conversations de NoëlLe Journal de QuébecLa dinde de Noël m'immunise ainsi que nos invités contre toute peur identitaire pour l'année à venir. Je fais cuire...

At Christmas 2015, causes for conservative joy

President Obama is trying to force nuns to pay for birth control and the new Republican speaker just approved a trillion-dollar spending bill laden with...

Odd Things People Spend Their Last Local Currency On at the Airport

Having a few extra dollars can lead to some creative spending at the airport. (Illustration by Erik Mace for ). No matter how carefully we...

UK Labour leader urges party not to defy Conservative spending cuts

Mirror.co.ukThey have being imposing the cuts demanded first by the Labour governments of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, then by the Tory/Liberal Democrat coalition, at...

Steven Fletcher to run for provincial seat in Manitoba - Macleans.ca

Former Conservative MP will carry the Tory banner in the Winnipeg constituency of Assiniboia.

Gov. Rauner considers moving staffers to Bilandic building

Relocating to the Bilandic building is among the options being explored, but no decisions have been made,” Rauner spokeswoman Catherine Kelly said in an emailed...

Jose Figueroa leaves church sanctuary after deportation order withdrawn

Mark Warawa, the Conservative MP for Langley-Aldergrove, has been pushing for an exemption for Figueroa for years. "On issues like this, they're non-partisan. We work...

Liberals move to repeal former Peninsula MP's labour legislation

Christmas arrived early for Canadian unions and labour organizations – and other affected stakeholders – who had opposed former South Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale Conservative MP Russ...

Transgender people still struggling to be heard

In Parliament, NDP MP Randall Garrison has already submitted private member's Bill C-204: An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and Criminal Code...

Transgender people still struggling to be heard

In Parliament, NDP MP Randall Garrison has already submitted private member's Bill C-204: An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and Criminal Code...

Hurt confirms plan to retire, Garrett declares for seat

Franklin News Post“Although it's something I haven't really considered, given how much I enjoy working for Governor McAuliffe as Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry and...