January 31, 2016

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CYNTHIA TUCKER: Anti-abortion activists get caught in their own sting

This particular episode of right-wing overreach hit the airwaves last year, when an anti-abortion activist named David Daleiden, director of the so-called Center for Medical...

Alberta's royalty review could be a boon for B.C.'s oilpatch

Art Jarvis, of Energy Services BC, says that to stay in the game, some service companies in the B.C. Peace are lowering fees for service...

Hunt: Bush's journey from front-runner to straggler

... was a conservative reform governor. Policy expertise, including from influential social right leaders, was brushed aside. The campaign then decided that the super PAC,...

Clinton rolls out special character witness

Walking to the next address, Ebeling reminisced about her days growing up as a Goldwater girl with Clinton, and said their political views were both...

Brison warns public service bargaining must be 'realistic'

Treasury Board President Scott Brison, whose federal negotiators meet with public service unions Monday, is warning that bargaining must be “realistic” in the face of...

About the mail:

"James Haught needs to read the Book of Psalms, to see who is in charge of the weather element, and then read the reason for...

Criminal tweets – and non-criminal tweets

For example, last October, Damany Skeene of Toronto was convicted of criminal harassment and uttering threats against Conservative MP Michelle Rempel on Twitter. He was...

Michael Den Tandt: Liberal government's new pipeline hurdles show Trudeau feels untouchable after election win

“There's not a country in the world,” a shaggy-haired Justin Trudeau told a curious Calgary audience in early October, 2012, “that would find 170 billion...

Defence Department to get boost in amount of spending it can do on its own

In November, Judy Foote, the Liberal government's new minister of Public Services and Procurement, was given the task of overseeing the purchase of new fighter...

'Unacceptable' if Liberals back down on CBC budget ... - iPolitics

Mulcair and NDP heritage critic Pierre Nantel sent an open letter to Melanie Joly Sunday, days after she gave an interview to The Huffington Post...

Duel: Harper's laws about intimidating workers

However, Rodger Cuzner, from the Employment Ministry, reminded us that in over 4,000 rulings by the industrial relations board, only two judgments were made against...

Vying for the faithful in Iowa: Column

Cruz has been endorsed by leading evangelical activists, including Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, and boasts a consistently conservative position on culture war...

"The Birth of a Nation," "Sonita" Each Win A Grand Jury Prize and An Audience Award At Sundance

(press release)"The Birth of a Nation," "Sonita" Each Win A Grand Jury Prize and An Audience Award At Sundance (press release)Directed by Rokhsareh Ghaem...

Trust Ted? Cruz facing growing attacks on credibility

"If you are going to campaign as the most principled, the most consistent conservative, then your record better support that," said Rubio's senior strategist Todd...

Best Picture – a Plurality Ballot vs. a Preferential Ballot

Logic would dictate that only McKay or Iñárritu can win the DGA. But the problem with that supposition is we're once ... By shaping their...

Cruz fights off attacks in sprint to the finish

Before he handed Cruz the microphone, Beck described him as "the man who will be the first Hispanic president and the most conservative president since...

Cindy Blackstock's victory for First Nations children

(blog) (blog)Meanwhile, the initial response to the ruling from Liberal cabinet ministers has been positive. Ministers Carolyn Bennett and Jody Wilson-Raybould welcomed the tribunal's...

Face the Nation transcripts January 31, 2016: Trump, Rubio

Guests included Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ann Selzer, Nancy Cordes, Major Garrett, Ezra Klein, Ed O'Keefe, Ben Domenech, and Kim Strassel. JOHN DICKERSON, CBS HOST:...

Final dash as Iowa kicks off presidential race

But it's also where Republicans Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum won their party's caucus in 2008 and 2012 only to falter later. It's where the...

Tennessee's GOP lawmakers delay endorsing in presidential race

Huckabee has been a steadfast fiscal and social conservative and has the proven executive leadership our country desperately needs,” Fleischmann said. “The people of Tennessee...

NFL Sunday with Danny Picard and Chris Price -

- 1 ...WEEI.comGoodyear that the best you're gonna quarterback vault them for proper reason not police the which I refuse to measure quarterback. Wins and...

NFL Sunday with Danny Picard and Chris Price -

- 1 ...WEEI.comGoodyear that the best you're gonna quarterback vault them for proper reason not police the which I refuse to measure quarterback. Wins and...

Historicist: Get Rid of Those Sideburns!

Those that adopted this look in Toronto were frequently amongst the most prominent and respected citizens, including longtime Ontario Premier Oliver Mowat, piano manufacturer Samuel...

Week ahead

Of all the scheduled events this week (there's no accounting for urgent questions or statements) the backbench debate on the future of the Financial Conduct...

Meet the Press - January 31, 2016

But what was interesting that I found in The Des Moines Register poll, is if you add up the other candidates that are going after...

Is Trump for real? And three more questions Iowa voters may answer

That's particularly true for those who have placed their chips on Iowa, among them former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (who won big here in 2008)...

New pipeline rules mean more consultation, but consensus unlikely: Carr

While Carr touted the new regulations as a step in the right direction, Conservative Natural Resources Critic Candice Bergen said the rules will only serve...

New pipeline rules mean more consultation, but not consensus: Carr

Meanwhile, NDP Environment Critic Nathan Cullen lauded the "intent" behind the new regulations, but said the current Liberal plan is short on details. "It's not...

The Ted Cruz-David Barton Semi-Secret PAC Connection to Turn the USA Into a Theocracy

(blog) (blog)Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is joined on stage by conservative commentator Glenn Beck at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo, Iowa,...

Sunday Skate with WEEI's DJ Bean, ESPN's Joe McDonald and Uproxx's Pete Blackburn -

- 1-31-16WEEI.comIf there is no cooler guy in the league compete in Sudan Casey then and Brent Burns to on line rhetoric was awesome yeah.

Supporting the Energy East pipeline project

As a result the subject of pipelines has featured prominently in Ottawa this week including on Wednesday when the Liberal government will announce a new...

Trump hopes for reversal on same-sex-marriage

Trump has been appealing to conservative voters in Iowa during the last week and has increased his push to get voters to the caucuses on...

Big names at Rod Laver for shock Serena Williams loss

Ita Buttrose watches the Women's Singles Final, alongside Harry Triguboff and behind federal minister Sussan Ley and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews. Scott Barbour. Share on...

Trump gives money to veterans charity ahead of Iowa caucuses

Representatives from the Puppy Jake Foundation accepted the check in a photo op Saturday night at the Adler Theater in Davenport, Iowa, where Trump was...

Liz Cheney to seek Wyoming's US House seat

... is expected to formally announce run Monday. By Trevor Brown, Eagle ... Cheney, a self-proclaimed “national security hawk” and “constitutional conservative,” launched a...

How the November election could alter the future of abortion

Voters hoping for a Supreme Court that would roll back abortion rights and issue other conservative rulings are feeling pressure to support whoever the Republican...

With first say in presidential primary cycle, Iowa is getting plenty of attention

The Iowa Caucuses, traditionally held in January, are when the 99 counties in Iowa pick delegates for presidential nominating conventions. Such meetings occur in public...

Employment insurance whistleblower still seeking justice three years later

The government defended the savings process, saying EI fraud was rampant. Human resources minister Diane Finley said investigators blocked half a billion dollars in ineligible...

Osborne bowls himself a Googlie

The Conservative and Labour parties have been arguing with themselves in January but, with the Google tax row erupting, George Osborne's leadership prospects have taken...

In Iowa, Voters on the Edges May Set Tone for Primaries

DES MOINES — Iowa, widely derided for being unlike the rest of the United States, was supposed to be irrelevant this year as the presidential...

Literary events range from the fun to the serious

Thursday (7:30 p.m.): Diane Rehm, host of the NPR radio program “The Diane Rehm Show,” will present her memoir, “On My Own,” the story of...

Uni admissions process must inspire trust

Kevin Andrews requested absence from Parliament to attend a "prayer meeting" in the US and post hoc took the opportunity while overseas to address the...

Justin Trudeau's pipeline gambit could salvage Energy East: Walkom

By creating new conditions for pipeline development, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government has opened an interesting can of worms. Wednesday's joint announcement by Environment...

HARPER: Spy agency, government let us down on privacy

It happened on the watch of former Conservative defence minister Rob Nicholson who, when he was told of the late 2013 breach, retreated into the...

Top Hong Kong Christian leader urges tolerance and respect as city's political divisions continue

(subscription) (subscription)Pastor Wu Chi-wai, general secretary of Hong Kong Church Renewal Movement, told the Post that he felt that So “was less outspoken or...

Top Hong Kong Christian leader urges reconciliation amid city's continuing political divisions

(subscription) (subscription)Pastor Wu Chi-wai, general secretary of Hong Kong Church Renewal Movement, told the Post that he felt that So “was less outspoken or...

Where should new state money for education go – Teacher pay raises? Classroom?

... and cut costs. “We're really cautioning districts about the outyears because it's starting to look a little scary,” said longtime school lobbyist Kevin Gordon...

My Las Cruces: Jan. 31

Tuesday, will feature employers in the fields of business, agriculture, liberal arts and health and social services. Wednesday, will bring ... Instructor will be Amy...

St. Buddy Cianci

A fine book, The Prince of Providence by Mike Stanton, probably the best on corruption since Robert Penn Warren, can be examined for corroboration. There...

Public ed, safe water should be Lansing priorities

The problem as I see it is when we have extremist conservative lawmakers all over America attempting to dismantle our public education system, and now,...