January 5, 2016

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Patriots Film Review: Things got downright offensive in Miami

A conservative game plan combined with a shaky offensive line was more than enough for the Miami Dolphins' defense to make life miserable for Tom...

Turnover at DND, marathon election campaign hamper military purchasing plans

(subscription)Conservative MP James Bezan, who was parliamentary secretary to the defence minister until the election, defended the Conservative record, saying they introduced accountability. He...

Conservatives: “Saudi Arabia is strategically important”; Iran a ...

Official Opposition Foreign Affairs Critic Tony Clement, and International Human Rights and Religious Freedom Critic David Anderson, condemned the execution of Shiite Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr...

Pro-Huckabee PAC says Cruz too soft on gay marriage

Mike Huckabee is desperately attempting to push as he struggles to gain traction among the social conservatives who make up a significant chunk of Iowa...

Turnover at DND, marathon election campaign hamper ... - iPolitics

Conservative MP James Bezan, who was parliamentary secretary to the defence minister until the election, defended the Conservative record, saying they introduced accountability. He also...

Liberals announce $50M fund to boost small-business exports

International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland has announced $50 million in new funding for small businesses looking to export their goods. Under the CanExport program, the...

Legalizing pot in Canada will run afoul of global treaties, Trudeau warned

The Liberals plan to remove marijuana consumption and incidental possession from the Criminal Code, while creating new laws with heavy penalties to those who give...

How Rona Ambrose is setting the tone for the Tory leadership race

If the Conservatives wanted to pick an interim leader to act as a foil to Justin Trudeau, Rona Ambrose was a solid choice. Dynamic, bilingual...

@AmericanU Professors Available to Discuss #SOTU

(press release)BACKGROUND: President Obama's State of the Union speech will set the tone for his last year in office. American University experts are available...

Homeless census to proceed, despite dissent

The details are laid out in a May briefing note to Conservative MP Candice Bergen, who was minister of state for social development at the...

Cities voiced opposition to federally run homeless count, documents show

(blog)The details are laid out in a May briefing note to Conservative MP Candice Bergen, who was minister of state for social development at...

Forum fills Kansas' debate void on Medicaid expansion

Laura Kelly, D-Topeka, said some Democrats, moderate Republicans and conservative Republicans had expressed interest in a Statehouse dialogue about a Kansas adjustment to Medicaid. However,...

Finland wins world junior hockey championship with 4-3 OT win over Russia

Patrik Laine, Sebastian Aho and captain Mikko Rantanen all scored in the third period as Finland staged a late comeback. Kaapo Kahkonen made 22 saves...

An ill wind blowing for startups? - Crain's Chicago Business (blog)

Crain's Chicago Business (blog)An ill wind blowing for startups?Crain's Chicago Business (blog)“There's a little tightening up, a higher level of skepticism around financial projections, which...

David Cameron Allows Cabinet to Pick Sides on EU Exit Referendum

LONDON — Acknowledging bitter divisions within his Conservative Party and his cabinet over Britain's role in Europe, Prime Minister David Cameron told Parliament on Tuesday...

He's acting, but the nation's new education secretary is for real

King is the nation's acting education secretary, replacing Arne Duncan, who relinquished the job last week after seven years as one of the most influential...

Governor Branstad, U.S. Ag Secretary Vilsack tout water quality initiative

Schools would get the first big chunk of those sales tax collections, but the growth expected in the future would go to help farmers implement...

MP Niki Ashton seeks Elections Canada probe of Churchill-Keewatinook Aski vote

"Highly problematic experiences were outlined by people locally," NDP MP Niki Ashton told CBC. An NDP scrutineer overheard an an Elections Canada worker tell the...

No proof election calls were actually made: Del Mastro's lawyer

OSHAWA, Ont. — Dean Del Mastro should not have been convicted of overspending on his 2008 election campaign because there's no proof the hundreds of...

No proof election calls were actually made: Del Mastro's lawyer ...

Former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro arrives at an Oshawa Courthouse to appeal his conviction over election overspending, on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. Chris Young...

Flamborough-Glanbrook Conservative MP David Sweet...

HamiltonNews (press release) (registration)HamiltonNews (press release) (registration)“There are many things involved that were communicated.” A party committee has already been struck to replace Harper as...

Five things to remember about 2015

Here's the moment when the Conservative patronage machine in Nunavut evaporated — when Liberal candidate Hunter Tootoo crushed Conservative incumbent Leona Aglukkaq in the Oct.

Miller raises funds online for legal defence

Laura Miller, who had been Dalton McGuinty's deputy chief of staff, was charged last month with breach of trust and mischief over the deletion of...

Scott Weiland to have Harlem tribute

Recently deceased rock 'n' roller Scott Weiland will be the subject of a Harlem tribute, featuring a cover band, videos and a painting incorporating the...

Patriots film review: Problems in Miami started up front

A conservative game plan combined with a shaky offensive line was more than enough for the Miami Dolphins' defense to make life miserable for Tom...

Toomey, background checks backer, denounces Obama's move

Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on the issue in 2013. But Toomey's response to Obama's actions are creating friction in Pennsylvanian political circles. CeaseFirePA, a statewide coalition...

Parksville Qualicum Beach year in review: October through December, 2015

"We had more than 300 volunteers, people from across political lines. I want to thank my family for supporting me." Johns earned 26,595 votes (38.1...

Talkin' Jaco with Metallica's Robert Trujillo, Chatting with Denise Donatelli ...

"That guy's cool!" There were so many different types of people there. You had older people, conservative people, punk rockers, heavy metal-ers, and obviously a...

The Girl Who Was The '90s: Mayim Bialik And Her TV Family Reflect On 25 Years ...

(blog) (blog)Before she would become a role model and fashion icon for teenage girls all over America, Blossom Russo was just a kid sister...

Milbank: Republican candidates flirt with lawbreakers

A few months ago, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and others rushed to defend Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk jailed for refusing to obey federal...

Who are Donald Trump's supporters and what do they want?

John Ranieri, 45, a Republican from Lancaster who works with special education students in a high school, has attended Trump's events in Massachusetts and noticed...

Three Biggest Reasons Tobacco Giants Eye Lucrative $50 Billion Marijuana Market

Nurse.com... 2016 that give voters further opportunities to legalize possession. Big tobacco, despite its conservative image since the 1970s, has been closely eyeing the marijuana...

The Sprout: Racehorses die in Ontario stable fire

(subscription)In Canada: Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay finally has a chief of staff. Former Egg Farmers of Ontario Board member and recent federal Liberal candidate...

Seamus O'Regan Faces Lifelong Struggle To Stay Sober, Says Political Strategist

"In 2012 an MP here in Ottawa on the NDP side, Romeo Saganash, announced he was taking a leave to deal with alcohol. The current...

Niki Ashton seeks Elections Canada investigation into ... - iPolitics

The campaign team for Manitoba member of Parliament Niki Ashton alleges there were possible voting irregularities in her northern riding in last fall's federal election.

Celebrity Big Brother 2016 lineup includes Kim Kardashian's BFF Jonathan ...

Joining the trio are bad boy actor Darren Day, Sven-Goran Eriksson's ex-WAG Nancy Dell'Olio, Former X Factor finalist Christopher Maloney, David Bowie's ex-wife Angie, music...

NRSC's McLaughlin on avoiding another 2012

Mike Pence raised $3.5 million in the second half of 2016, Howey Politics reported this afternoon, giving him a $3 million-plus cash on hand advantage...

Canada 'will not cancel' Saudi arms deal, despite mass executions: Dion

Conservative MP Tony Clement told CTV's Power Play Tuesday that a review was conducted during the previous government to ensure that the equipment was being...

Concert d'éloges pour Jean-Paul L'Allier

Le chef du Bloc québécois, Rhéal Fortin, lui a aussi rendu hommage. «La ville de Québec telle qu'on la connaît aujourd'hui, c'est celle de Jean-Paul...

Liberals drop legal appeal of unconstitutional Conservative refugee ...

Conservative leader Stephen Harper pauses for a moment as he addresses the crowd on election night in Calgary, Monday October 19, 2015. Jonathan Hayward/ The...

A lot of geeky goodness coming your way to winter TV

Special agent Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and skeptical partner Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) were your guides to the insane rabbit hole that was 1990s big-brother...

What Makes Them the Best Places to Work

Buried in the last few years of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings was a trend line I hoped was on...

Liberals condemn Saudis while giving OK to military sale, and other reasons to ...

Stephane Dion says the Liberals aren't going to cancel a big Saudi arms deal just because the Saudis executed 47 people and set off a...

A Guide to Watching the NFL Playoffs

In the postseason, Lewis turns hyper-conservative. Last year during the Bengals' playoff loss to ... Buick wants to be a trendy young-person's brand; Pittsburgh wants...

From 'The X-Files' reopening to 'The Shannara Chronicles,' a lot of geeky ...

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2013 file photo, actors Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny attend "The Truth Is Here: David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson...

20 Great Cultural Events in 2016

Keeping Score: If you don't know his name, you probably know his music: Golden Globe-nominated composer Clint Mansell has scored the Darren Aronofsky films Black...

Jeb Bush recounts conversation with Mitt Romney

"The conversation with Mitt Romney brought back, you know a private conversation, brought back how I answered that, which is, I have a proven record,"...

Morning Digest: Rep. Jim McDermott, Seattle's longtime progressive stalwart ...

WV-Gov: For months, the Democratic primary has been a duel between coal billionaire Jim Justice and state Senate Minority Leader Jeff Kessler, but it looks...

Call now to see Arnold

Anyone wanting to talk to newly elected North-Okanagan Shuswap Conservative MP Mel Arnold had best get in the queue. Arnold is currently out of the...

MP Morrissey wants temporary foreign worker program changes made soon

“I didn't get elected to defend Harper Conservatives' policies,” Morrissey said. Of particular concern to the new MP is the 2016 fish processing season. “We've...