January 26, 2016

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Assisted dying committee told Parliament has ability to determine age criteria

(subscription)Later this week, the committee is set to hear from former Conservative MP Steven Fletcher – who previously had gone against his own party's...

Republicans point fingers: Who let Trump get this far?

Despite winning the support of an array of deep-pocketed donors, including hedge fund manager Paul Singer and tech titan Larry Ellison, Rubio has and his...

Rob Lowe Dings Bernie Sanders for 'Hectoring and Yelling' at Us While Threatening to Raise Our Taxes

Remember that old adage? "If you're under 30 yrs old and not a Lib, you're heartless; if you're over 30 and not a Conservative you're...

Donald Trump Will Make America Woke Again, Says John Rocker

Remember John Rocker? Of course you don't; you, dear reader, are presumably the sort of human who doesn't care to remember the exploits of a...

Michael Den Tandt: Time for Liberals to stop the platitudes and start governing

We like the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, says International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, but ratification is not guaranteed. Huh? Beyond the House of Commons, sources...

Evangelicals at Odds With Business Over Convention Losses

"This really comes down to a battle of big business and big money against small businesses and religious liberty," said Indiana Pastor Kevin Baird, who...

Cruz backer Steve King suggests Trump is buying endorsements

... say this: when Donald Trump decides he wants somebody on his team, he has an unlimited reservoir of resources that he can bring to...

Quotes on the human rights tribunal finding on native children

OTTAWA - The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled Tuesday that the federal government discriminated against children on reserves in its funding of child welfare services.

Liberals' Civil Service Negotiations Could Reverse $900M In Planned Savings

... a $3-billion shortfall — and Ottawa admits another $900 million could be shaved from the public books without the disability and sick leave regime.

Rona Ambrose: Denis Coderre's Opposition To Energy East 'Not In The Spirit Of Confederation'

The interim Conservative leader says a proposed pipeline that would carry oil across Canada should be viewed as a matter of nation-building. Rona Ambrose made...

QP Tuesday: Coderre, indigenous rights and a shift on Iran

(subscription)In Trudeau's absence, Transport Minister Marc Garneau said they made an election promise to people in Toronto that they would not re-open the tripartite...

Muti to spotlight Beethoven, Brahms and Prokofiev in CSO's 2016-17 season

Growing criticism over Riccardo Muti's conservative programming seems to have little effect on the mercurial conductor, with most of his repertory hewing to familiar symphonic...

Stephane Dion Confirms Canada Will Lift Sanctions On Iran

Canada's foreign affairs minister says the new Liberal government will honour a United Nations request and lift unilateral sanctions against Iran. Stephane Dion announced the...

@Kady – NDP makes bid to cut down on closed-door committee hearings

New Democrat MP David Christopherson has served notice that he intends to put forward a motion that would impose strict limits on when members of...

Maxime Bernier tests leadership waters with visit to liberty-oriented Calgary

Conservative MP Maxime Bernier was here in Calgary, part of his tour across the country to see how much support he could garner if he...

BYELECTION: Wickens wants to be a voice for families

Bonita Zarrillo and Port Moody-Coquitlam MP Fin Donnelly. Wickens, who has been a NDP member for two years, regularly posts her activities via Twitter as...

Doctors back legalized pot initiative, campaign cash rolls in

Jerry Brown, Newsom seems sure that they're coming. Of the reported amount, $6 million was .... Jerry Brown signed an overhaul of California's initiative process...

Opposition Critic Cathy McLeod responds to today's ruling by the ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Ottawa – The Conservative Party's Critic for Indigenous Affairs, MP Cathy McLeod, today responded to the ruling from the Canadian Human Rights...

Ted Cruz battles, and boosted by, likability challenge

Ted Cruz's brashness and willingness to denounce Senate colleagues for their perceived lack of conservative chops have made him wildly popular among Republican voters and...

Denis Coderre meets Justin Trudeau, says 'right balance' needed on pipeline project

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre dialed back the rhetoric on the Energy East pipeline project Tuesday, coming out of a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply | Erin O'Toole | Member ...

Those trade linkages, particularly in the Niagara region—both the one with the U.S. and the NAFTA from a Conservative government of the past, our European...

Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

In fact, you could make a case that they might be a tad too conservative, having underfunded vital social programs for years while handing out...

Rona Ambrose supports dropping same-sex marriage ban from Conservative policy

Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose says she backs a call for removal of the long-standing same-sex marriage ban from official Tory policy, her latest move...

Donald Trump Goes Rogue on the Billionaires' Consensus

Some are conservatives, some are liberals. Some are for gun rights, some are for gay rights. .... Back in 2001, Daniel Pink, a former White...

12 things to watch in the Iowa GOP debate

“We're going to play that by ear,” said Fox News' chief political anchor, Bret Baier, who will moderate the debate panel-style with Megyn Kelly and...

The Gargoyle: Don't trust Iran, warned Canadian diplomats

But in a briefing note for then-foreign affairs minister Rob Nicholson in August 2014, before the first Canadian troops and warplanes were deployed to help...

Yukon government planning improvements for Dawson City airport

Yukon premier Darrell Pasloski is promising to start planning for major upgrades to the Dawson City airport. "We're now going to be putting money forward...

Catch Up With Toronto's Changing Transit Plans

Brad Duguid, provincial minister for Economic Development and Liberal MPP for Scarborough Centre, was consulted on and rejected one plan, according to a report in...

Will buy-to-let face further curbs from the Bank of England?

Lawson, Conservative chancellor under Margaret Thatcher, "set an August deadline for cohabiting couples to claim double mortgage interest relief in his 1987 budget", creating a...

GOP donors start anti-Trump barrage

TIMEThe Quinnipiac University poll out today of likely GOP Iowa caucus-goers shows just how high the stakes are for the last-ditch effort to block Trump.

Black Bear Population Steady

Commission Chairman Emon Mahony and Director Mike Knoedl both inquired about increased bear sightings in south Arkansas and the feasibility of opening a bear season...

Book Review: "JOCK: A Memoir of the Counterculture" by Robert Coe -

LetsRun.comBook Review: "JOCK: A Memoir of the Counterculture" by Robert Coe -- An Engaging Journey of Running and Self ...LetsRun.comDespite hanging up his spikes over...

The Annual Zac Efron Striptease

When Jason tucks his shirt in a pastel preppy ensemble, grandpa Dick Kelly (DeNiro) objects: “What are you H&R Cock Block?” Fact is, Zac's conservative...

GOP teacher, pastor to challenge Cole in 4th District

Tom Cole, a seven-term GOP congressman from Moore. James Taylor of Norman filed paperwork this week with the Federal Election Commission indicating he plans to...

ANDERSON: An unbearable lightness of mien

... frolicking by the sea in a "cabinet retreat" at the Algonquin Hotel in St. Andrews, NB. Asked about the IMF's prognosis - by the...

Alberta Conservatives back removal of same-sex ban from federal ...

Alberta MP Michelle Rempel says she was among those who voted in favour and she was glad to see the motion get broad support. “It's...

Alberta Conservatives join call to remove same-sex marriage ban from party policy

Alberta MP Michelle Rempel said she was glad to see the motion get broad support. "It's a very positive thing and something that's been very...

Redskins mailbag: On Jordan Reed's future and the impact of a Kirk Cousins deal

I don't expect Cousins to get a deal similar to Joe Flacco, whose cap hits the next three seasons are $28.5 million, $31.15 million and...

The Daily 202: Hillary bets her prose can triumph over Bernie's poetry

"Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson said David Daleiden, the director of the Center for Medical Progress, faces a felony charge of tampering with a...

British Children Displaced From Care Homes As Govt Prioritises Unaccompanied Child Migrants

“This has affected our ability to place citizen children within Kent,” said Peter Oakford, Kent County Council's cabinet member for children's services. “We have had...

Some Evangelicals expressing unease over Donald Trump

E. Ray Moore, president of Frontline Ministries, in Columbia, South Carolina, who was state coordinator of Pat Robertson's 1988 presidential bid, said Trump strikes a...

Would Trump at top of the ticket cost the GOP its senate majority?

Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N. ... The winners will control the chamber's agenda and have enormous power to promote or block the next...

CBO revises Obamacare enrollment estimates

... struck by how POLITICO's podcast with President Obama shaped Monday's town hall with the Democratic candidates. Time and again, moderator Chris Cuomo and the...

Kasich wins the New Hampshire newspaper primary

Christie has been endorsed by the New Hampshire Union Leader and by the Boston Herald, the smaller, more conservative competitor to the Globe. ("The Herald...

School Desegregation Lawsuit Threatens Charters

Filed against the state of Minnesota by two veteran civil rights attorneys, Daniel Shulman and his son John Shulman, the suit accuses the state of...

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal: Government Discriminated Against Children On Reserves

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, a former B.C. regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations, welcomed the decision alongside Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett. The...

Trump basks in growing sense of inevitability

Some parts of the conservative media have also risen up. The National Review last week released a dedicated “Against Trump” issue, featuring 22 notable conservative...

National Review Goes Full-Snob: Attacks Donald Trump Voters as Ignorant Bigots

With conservatives like these, who needs leftists, or the mainstream media? The National Review Online (NRO) lead piece was written by Thurston Howell III Kevin...

Will buy-to-let face further curbs from Bank of England?

Lawson, Conservative chancellor under Margaret Thatcher, "set an August deadline for cohabiting couples to claim double mortgage interest relief in his 1987 budget", creating a...

Trudeau, Coderre meet after Tories blast Energy East comments

Huffington Post Canada​Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre on Tuesday morning, after interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose called Coderre's remarks about...