January 20, 2016

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Relationship between Stephen Harper and Supreme Court not especially hostile, study finds

TORONTO — The popular view that the relationship between the Conservative government under Stephen Harper and the Supreme Court of Canada was especially hostile appears...

Panthers struggling with keeping leads, closing out games

17, 2016, file photo, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) runs by Carolina Panthers defensive end Jared Allen (69) during the first half of an...

Poll: Trump Nears 50 Percent in Florida

I am sick of candidates who contradict themselves to try to please every voting block. ... I guess I have always thought of myself as...

Postmedia woes a microcosm of challenges facing newspapers

(subscription)This apparent lack of competition troubles the NDP's industry critic Brian Masse, who said it means reporters are less able to cover important stories.

Relationship between Stephen Harper and Supreme Court not especially hostile, study finds

TORONTO — The popular view that the relationship between the Conservative government under Stephen Harper and the Supreme Court of Canada was especially hostile appears...

Governor, other officials removed as defendants in Pueblo pot lawsuit

John Hickenlooper, the Pueblo County Commission, the head of the state Department of Revenue and other officials and agencies as defendants. But U.S. District ...

Problems of Postmedia a microcosm of challenges facing newspaper industry - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsProblems of Postmedia a microcosm of challenges facing newspaper industryCP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsThis apparent lack of competition troubles the NDP's industry critic...

Public safety minister vows to overhaul 'punitive' criminal pardons system

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale tells CBC News that changes made by the previous government to the criminal pardons system were punitive and that his...

Ottawa shouldn't lift sanctions against Iran: Peter Kent

OTTAWA - A Conservative foreign affairs critic says the Liberal government shouldn't lift sanctions or re-open its embassy in Iran because of continuing threats to...

What's Canada's plan for battling jihadists?: Editorial

Still, Canada's absence from the Paris meeting has left the Conservatives howling that we've been snubbed by our allies. “They see us as a nation...

West hurt by low oil prices welcomes possible federal infrastructure money

“Higher priority projects, such as LRT or social housing, may not qualify as shovel-ready,” NDP MP Linda Duncan said in a news release. “While other...

West hurt by low oil prices welcomes possible federal infrastructure money

“Higher priority projects, such as LRT or social housing, may not qualify as shovel-ready,” NDP MP Linda Duncan said in a news release. “While other...

NHS funding is falling behind European neighbours' average, research finds

When he was prime minister in 2000, Tony Blair promised to increase health spending to the then EU average of 8.5% of GDP, a pledge...

Former MP Laurie Hawn appointed to Edmonton Police Commission

Former Conservative MP Laurie Hawn been named to the Edmonton Police Commission. Hawn, who served as the MP for Edmonton Centre from 2006 to 2015,...

Thomas College 2015 fall semester dean's list - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Thomas College 2015 fall semester dean's listKennebec Journal & Morning SentinelAndrews Afrifa, of Bronx, New York; Dashiell Albright, of Liberty; Brandon Aleman, of Narragansett; Lindsay...

Thomas College 2015 fall semester dean's list - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Thomas College 2015 fall semester dean's listKennebec Journal & Morning SentinelAndrews Afrifa, of Bronx, New York; Dashiell Albright, of Liberty; Brandon Aleman, of Narragansett; Lindsay...

Candidates in Texas House District 5 race raise almost $250000 for campaigns

Bryan Hughes who is seeking the open Senate District 1 seat. ... Hayes had $7,723 cash on hand. Randy Davis, 65, of Emory, a retired...

We told you so: Cities struggling with too many refugees, too quickly

Huffington Post CanadaThe Liberals' refugee plans have hit yet another snag. Immigration and Refugee Minister John McCallum revealed Wednesday morning that four cities are now...

No rush in leadership race

Voters throughout the country, including here in Cambridge, clearly wanted something different following a decade of Conservative reign. Whether your political leaning is to the...

SUU's Department of Theatre Arts & Dance to present 'You Can't Take It With You'

CEDAR CITY – When a girl from an eccentric family of spirited non-conformists falls in love with a boy from a conservative business pedigree the...

$50M U.S. expansion at Queenston-Lewiston Bridge

Niagara Falls, Ont. Conservative MP Rob Nicholson, who was part of the previous federal government that invested millions of dollars to improve the Canadian side...

Canada's Left Wing Party Realizes It Might Need to Copy Bernie Sanders

That Sanders-boosting NDP MP was dismayed to hear, upon visiting a Sanders campaign office while south of the border, volunteers excited about Justin Trudeau's neophyte...

Federal panel calls for improved palliative care

In an interview, MP Mark Warawa said opinions on the committee are as diverse as those of Canadians at large. “I am sensing the vast...

Corruption's Not the Problem, It's Inequality

The speakers, the former Florida governor Jeb Bush, Ohio governor John Kasich, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, and Christie, fell all over themselves to flatter Adelson...

Beruff considering U.S. Senate run

Manatee County homebuilder Carlos Beruff has steadily increased his profile in recent years as a conservative reformer on various government boards. His next step could...

Rockwall County Judge David Sweet addresses Kiwanis Club with 'State of the County'

Sweet's presentation explained how Rockwall County government operates, its various services, fiscal health and responsibilities, and predictions of future growth over the next 10 years.

Chrystia Freeland unveils Harper's future in Davos

It's good that Christian Paradis was able to make some yards on this project before he saw the writing on the Conservative Party of Canada's...

Agent Carter May Be Facing the One Enemy She Can Never Defeat

To the extent that the running theme of Agent Carter is the creeping conservatism of American society after World War II, and the way in...

How Lynton Crosby (and a dead cat) won the election: 'Labour were intellectually lazy'

“Labour thought that because the Conservatives did not win 2010, when they had Gordon Brown as their leader and the economy was in the toilet,...

Trudeau should learn from Clinton, Moynihan and Cotler

(blog)Trudeau should learn key foreign policy lessons from three leading liberals: former U.S president Bill Clinton, former U.S. senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and former...

Mark Steyn, Jonah Goldberg -

The Rebel- and Donald TrumpThe RebelThere are two types of people: those who think Mark Steyn and Jonah Goldberg are the best columnists in the...

Thomas Mulcair Says Age Won't Keep Him From Taking On Trudeau In 2019

MONTEBELLO, Que. — Tom Mulcair may be 17 years older than Justin Trudeau, but he's not about to let his age keep him from leading...

Political-activity audits of charities being wound down by Liberal government

The program was launched as two Conservative cabinet ministers, Joe Oliver and Peter Kent, vilified environmental charities for interfering in the government's pipeline and energy...

Where's Sarah? Palin MIA at first stop with Trump as front-runner bashes Cruz over bank loans

While Palin, with her strong Tea Party roots, might pull over supporters who otherwise might have caucused for Cruz, who has overtaken Trump in Iowa...

Canada has legal 'levers' on Saudi deal, but won't revisit decision: official

(subscription)Conservative deputy foreign affairs critic Peter Kent said the inherent “contradictions” in dealing with Saudi Arabia prevent diplomatic relations from being “neat and perfectly...

Michael Sanserino's all-sports chat transcript: 1.20.16

Rusty: Mike, doesn't there have to be a firing on the Steelers staff to appease the fans, say Carnell Lake, or Danny Smith? Michael Sanserino:...

The Scarlet 'A'

It's hardly surprising Brooks dislikes Trump, who is almost as unpopular among conservative intellectuals as among liberal ones. .... “Michael Moore 'Happy to Join' Oscars...

Joel McHale Is On 'The X-Files' Because Of The 2014 White House Correspondents Dinner

His casting announcement came as a bit of a surprise last June, primarily because his character was an Alex Jones-type conservative news show host. Since...

Conservative Leader and marijuana-is-not-a-medicine messenger Rona Ambrose returns to Vancouver

That's because she'll remain interim leader of the Conservative Party of Canada until May 27, 2017, when a permanent leader will be chosen. Ambrose lit...

Scotiabank Portfolio Manager Jaime Carrasco on Agnico-Eagle, Barrick Gold, Detour Gold, Silver Standard Resources

Midas Letter (press release) (registration)Midas Letter (press release) (registration)... Portfolio Manager Jamie Carrasco talks about Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd (TSE:AEM), Detour Gold Corporation(TSE:DGC)and Silver Standard...

The Sweet Futility of Texas House Primary Races

During Schaefer's speech, a man whose name tag identified him as John Holcomb, apparently a precinct chairman in Bedford, ambled over. He stood very close...

Martine Ouellet au Bloc québécois : la députée met fin aux rumeurs

Le doyen du Bloc québécois, Louis Plamondon, a indiqué au Devoir qu'il ne voyait pas la nécessité d'élire un nouveau chef avant la fin de...

Senate “advisory board” will still give secret advice | Kellie Leitch ...

Today, Conservative democratic institutions critic Scott Reid (Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston) made the following comments in responding to the Liberal government's establishment of the “Independent Advisory Board for...

Conservatives Applaud Democratic Elections in Taiwan - Kellie Leitch

OTTAWA – Official Opposition Foreign Affairs critic, Tony Clement, offered congratulations on behalf of the Conservative caucus to Dr. Tsai Ing-wen, who was elected the...

Minnesota task force planning to expand health programs faces GOP scrutiny

Matt Dean, R-Dellwood and a member of the task force. The task force contained ... “The task force moved in the direction of expanding our...

Sarah Palin's son arrested on domestic assault, weapons charges

Palin, a former Alaska governor who was Republican Senator John McCain's running mate in the 2008 election won by Democrats Barack Obama and Joe Biden,...

Replacing voting system will take careful research

Yet Conservative MP Randy Hoback writes not having a referendum would be "profoundly undemocratic.” I suggest we remember we have a representative democracy. We vote...

PMQs sketch: Labour's yellow submarine

(blog) (blog)Installing a multi-party Shia-Sunni administration in Yemen will turn its bomb-strewn coastline into a nice sunny version of Weston-super-Mare. After this, Robertson went...

Breaking down a Trump speech: His words show the power of a new politics

(blog) (blog)James Harris. (Bush) takes the ad — and I shouldn't even talk about him. He's down to two or three — I —...

McKENNA: Harper will hamper Conservatives by hanging around

According to a December article in the National Post, defeated prime minister Stephen Harper is earning some additional praise from the Conservative Party caucus for...