January 10, 2016

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A reflective John Yakabuski looks to 2016

SEAN CHASE/DAILY OBSERVER Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP John Yakbuski (left) was joined by several municipal leaders and his federal counterpart, Cheryl Gallant (fourth from left) for his...

Human Technology Defines New Geologic Epoch: The Anthropocene

Sandy Dechert covers environmental, health, renewable and conventional energy, and climate change news. She's currently on the climate beat for Important Media, having attended last...

Conservative group nears big payoff in Supreme Court case

SEIU and 2014's Harris v. Quinn. After the Knox decision, CIR filed its case in California, almost immediately asking the court to dismiss it. The...

Five values for conservatives to embrace

That's why the theme for the 2016 Manning Centre Conference (the largest annual gathering of small 'c' conservatives in Canada each year) is “Recharging the...

Economic recovery can come from within

The past year also saw Casey's return to federal politics as he secured the Liberal nomination earlier in 2015 and then romped to victory on...

Local politicians respond to Financial...

While the federal Liberal government's decision is positive news for First Nations leaders like LaForme, the decision isn't one local Conservative MPs can stand behind.

Saying 'goodbye' to my friend, former lieutenant governor John Harvard

... party needed what they thought might be a safe seat for then-Winnipeg Mayor Glen Murray to run in. Murray turned out to be nothing...

Neville launches US Senate bid

The unabashedly conservative lawmaker has been officially running for three months in a crowded Republican primary field that could see at least two more potentially...

PMO's Katie Telford: 'People underestimate her, and that has worked to her ...

“There was no backbiting,” says David MacNaughton, a senior Liberal strategist and friend of Ms. Telford, about the recent campaign. “Many of the former [Liberal...

Michael Den Tandt: Trudeau Liberals should pull the Saudi arms deal and find ...

Last week, Foreign Minister Stephane Dion responded in much the same way following the latest rash of Saudi human rights outrages, including the execution of...

Ontario inquest bears echo of residential school tragedy: First Nation leader

Canada may no longer have residential schools, but the attitudes and stigmas that helped bring them about are still a factor, said NDP indigenous affairs...

Manitoba Legislature eyes major renovations to accommodate disabled politicians

Former member of Parliament Steven Fletcher might soon win a seat in the Manitoba legislature, but there's currently no way for the quadriplegic politician to...

Freeland to focus on India and China: 'Two huge, growing markets'

International Trade Minister Chyrstia Freeland says that China and India are priorities for the Liberal government's trade agenda, as they are “two huge, growing markets.”...

2016 brimming with goodies for sci-fi fans

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...

Selective Transparency - mySteinbach.ca

Posted on 01/10/2016, 8:00 am, by Ted Falk. Happy New Year and welcome to 2016! ... In fact, when the Conservatives were in government, two...

Kasich battling 3 other GOP 'moderates' to take on Trump, Cruz

Ted Cruz. HUDSON, N.H. — Mike Fimbel had his mind made up, so he gladly put a sign for Gov. Chris Christie next to his...

Brothel owner seeks office; colander-wearing woman in DUI

The sheriff's office says Joe Harris didn't act accordingly and now has a rank of deputy. He also received an .... Knutson, who was a...

What Iowans really think about Cruz, Trump and the GOP

Columnist Lee Rood has written for the Des Moines Register newspaper for 20 years. Every four years, she watches the circus come to town —...

Political News, Now.

Supporters of Donald J. Trump waited for him to take the stage at a high school last week in Claremont, N.H.Credit Scott Eisen/Getty Images. Donald...

MP Alison McGovern resigns from child poverty role after shadow chancellor's ...

Now Ms McGovern, a former aide to Gordon Brown, has quit her role running the shadow chancellor's economic policy review into reducing child poverty and...

Stagnant economy will test Justin Trudeau's nerve: Walkom

Currently, any grumbling over the Liberal deficit plan is muted. The opposition parties recognize that Trudeau fought and won an election with deficits as a...

Politicians, parties gear up for March primary

(registration) (registration)The Libertarian Party is offering 11 candidates: John David Hale, Cecil Ince, Gary Johnson, Steven Elliot Kerbel, Darryl W. Perry, Austin Petersen, Derrick...

As polarization increases, comments viewed as racist by some resonate with ...

Daniel Shea, a professor and director of Colby College's Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, said the rise of “news” sources that lean...

Rural Californians sympathize with protesters' goals in Oregon standoff

One example readily visible in rural Northern California is the State of Jefferson movement, whose roadside banners publicize its efforts to carve a 51st state...

Readers sound off on dead deer, da Donald and damn Yankees

... Donald Trump's over-the-top posturing or Kevin Mahnken's half-baked theory that The Donald's popularity is largely due to the American voters' “pervasive ignorance about politics...

Top votes in Congress during 2015 - Foster's Daily Democrat

Foster's Daily DemocratTop votes in Congress during 2015Foster's Daily DemocratThe effort to cut off payments to Planned Parenthood reflected longstanding conservative opposition to the organization's...

In final State of Union, Obama aims to define his presidency

Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said in an interview. "Is he going to run his last year of his presidency in .... Lollike has previously cast maimed...

What's holding back small businesses?

David Ashen, co-owner of Dash Design, an interior design firm with offices in New York and Miami, feels that uncertainty. Ashen expects his clients' lenders...

Letter: Utah delegation offers same lame gun rhetoric

Don't you remember; Mike Lee is the constitutional law expert. For constitutional law .... You sound like my conservative, gun-owning friends who haven't even bothered...

With Jeremy Durham, ambition, anger collide

Supporters say Durham is a dedicated lawmaker who represents the people who live in his corner of Williamson County, making him a target for Republicans...

Dixie Hollins maintains dominance in city wrestling meet

(blog) (blog)Both wrestlers played conservative through two periods, Wilmington taking a 1-0 lead into the third but both wrestlers exploded in the third with...

In-Game Analysis: Steelers up 15-0 on Bengals after three

In the most bizarre play of the opening quarter, offensive line coach Mike Munchak was flagged 15 yards for an altercation with Cincinnati safety Reggie...

Fortunate Draw Improves Canada Sports Betting Bill's Hopes

The original form of C-290, introduced by Joe Comartin back in 2011, passed its initial hurdles easily but languished in Canada's Senate for several years,...

New Labour benefited millions of people in many ways

Having rejected Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband, people are unlikely to vote for a leader well to their left. ... However, Labour seems incapable of...

Bloomberg's Ramesh Ponnuru: Immigration Is the New Litmus Test for GOP

In a Friday Bloomberg op-ed, Ramesh Ponnuru details how “immigration is rapidly becoming a defining issue for American conservatism.” Ponnuru suggests .... Further, by a...

It's official: Jeff Stone is running for Congress

After weeks of consideration, Jeff Stone made his candidacy for the 36th Congressional District official. The Republican state senator from Temecula is promising to release...

Cruz and Trump take different paths to Iowa voters

Cruz has devoted far more time and resources to the state, following the playbook of previous Iowa caucus winners Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum. Like...

Seahawks vs. Vikings Pick: Prediction Against the Spread

It might be daunting for coach Mike Zimmer's young team to beat the Seahawks by relying on conservative offense and a bend-don't-break defense. Offensively, the...

Howard Pawley, former Manitoba premier, remembered in Windsor 'celebration of ...

Former Manitoba NDP premier Howard Pawley dead at 81 ... University of Windsor President Alan Wildeman along with close friends Jake Soderlund, Justice Murray Sinclair...