February 5, 2016

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Increasing aid, helping peace talks should be part of new ISIS mission: experts

(subscription)While former Conservative foreign affairs minister John Baird participated in the 2014 talks held to hash out a rough idea for how to move...

The Daily Trail: In which Trump gets snowed in and Clinton volunteers head out

MANCHESTER -- Today, New Hampshire was blanketed in half a foot of snow, with high temperatures lingering in the 20s. Campaign events were delayed. (Others...

Court of Criminal Appeals candidates emphasize experience

This fall, Meyers will face the winner of three Republicans seeking to claim his seat — Judge Mary Lou Keel of Harris County, and Judges...

Community Calendar Feb. 7

First Monday — Arkansas Conservative Forum meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at China Town Restaurant on Skyline Drive. For more information, call Bob...

Donors continue to lineup behind candidates in House District 5 seat

The five-candidate race for Texas House District 5 is taking shape with regard to money and message but how both will translate into votes on...

Disabled veterans still await the government's plan

Former veterans affairs minister Erin O'Toole says the system in place under the New Veterans Charter also directed the majority of resources to veterans who...

Schlafly unloads on Rubio: 'He betrayed us all'

In 2009, Marco Rubio was a plucky challenger for the open Senate seat in Florida, taking on incumbent Republican Gov. Charlie Crist. Though Rubio was...

The Whitby-Oshawa Byelection Can Send The Liberals A Message

Most recently, the federal counterpart riding Whitby-Oshawa had a byelection (due to the death of MPP Jim Flaherty) and turnout then was 31.8 per cent.

Racist slur hits Canada's Sikh mantri in House

Sajjan's fellow Liberals were quick to pounce on Kenney, describing his heckling on Monday as racist, the Huffington Post Canada reported. After question period, Liberal...

The Doctor is In (and On the Air)

(press release) (press release)Miller kicked off the program with interviews with Gale Starich, dean of the College of Health Sciences; Barbara Schell, soon-to-retire head...

Canada officially eases some sanctions against Iran

Helene Laverdiere, the NDP's foreign affairs critic, welcomed the announcement. “We have to remain very vigilant regarding Iran, but Iran has complied with the steps...

Q&A with Wab Kinew, best-selling author, musician and now political candidate

(blog) (blog)Kinew, 34, announced this week he wants to run for a seat in the Manitoba legislature, seeking the NDP nomination in the Winnipeg...

Q&A with Kingston and the Islands MP Mark Gerretsen

Kingston and the Islands Member of Parliament Mark Gerretsen, left, is congratulated by Andre Gagnon, deputy clerk of the House of Commons (Acting) after being...

Justin Trudeau's best selfies

... students at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alta., on Wednesday October 30, 2013. Trudeau was making the rounds in Calgary on the eve...

House won't debate private members' business until late March

(subscription) (subscription)Meanwhile, NDP MP Randall Garrison (Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke, B.C.) who is currently in 265th place on the order of precedence has also reintroduced a bill...

Jason Kenney's Heckling Against Harjit Sajjan Riles Politicians In India

International Business Times UKConservative MP Jason Kenney asks a question during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Feb.1,...

Andrew Coyne: Trudeau's first three months in power big on symbolism, short on substance

... The truth is the policy was solely intended to distinguish them from the other parties, neither so gung ho as the Conservatives nor...

The Gay Heritage Project brings creators home to Edmonton

Actor/playwrights Damien Atkins, Paul Dunn and Andrew Kushnir, on the phone from the Atkins/Kushnir apartment, are reviewing a three-sided friendship of many years. It's taken...

The Gay Heritage Project brings creators home to Edmonton

Actor/playwrights Damien Atkins, Paul Dunn and Andrew Kushnir, on the phone from the Atkins/Kushnir apartment, are reviewing a three-sided friendship of many years. It's taken...

Canada lifting some economic sanctions against Iran to 'resume dialogue'

NDP Foreign Affairs critic Hélène Laverdière echoed those concerns and stressed caution going forward but said that as Iran had complied with its responsibilities with...

I-4 eyesore in Longwood, Zika virus, and more: Central Florida 100, Sunday, Feb. 7

As apartments and condos rise around the park, countless users will appreciate the city's $3.34 million investment in the square-block space. MOTHERSHIP ON THE MOVE.

The X-Files Creators Still Need to Show the Fans Who's Boss

... Mark Snow's machine-tooled whistling theme music, the often mist-hung, melancholic Vancouver locations, the inspired partnering of two contrasting characters played by two smart, attractive...

What a difference an election makes: Canadian media changes tune with Trudeau in office

During the election, that shocking image of a child washed up on the shore quickly became a way to mischaracterize the Conservative Party as a...

'Boy In The Bubble': Marco Rubio Taking Punches From All Corners In N.H.

As 's Scott Detrow recently reported, there is Marco-mentum in the Granite State — something a flurry of new polling data support. The punches are...

Duncan gives himself 'a pretty low grade' on desegregation, wanted more pre-K

Duncan's successor, John King, has a “huge interest and passion and expertise” in school desegregation, the former secretary said. He predicted King would make the...

Memo to Paul Ryan: Obama shouldn't get a pass

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) walked into Wednesday's Heritage Action Policy Summit — the sanctum sanctorum of conservative activism in Washington — with a...

Justin Trudeau to attend Whitby-Oshawa byelection rally with Kathleen Wynne

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to appear Tuesday at a rally with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne for the Liberal candidate in an upcoming provincial...

Trudeau, Wynne to appear at Whitby-Oshawa byelection rally

Perkins held the riding for former prime minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives after the untimely 2014 death of MP Jim Flaherty, who was Elliott's husband and...

QP Friday: Opposition pushes for details on anti-ISIS plan

(subscription)Despite assurances from the Liberal government that their revised plan for Canada's role in the anti-ISIS mission is coming soon, both opposition parties were...

QP Friday: Opposition pushes for details on anti-ISIS plan

(subscription) (subscription)NDP member of Parliament Randall Garrison, followed by additional NDP MPs pushing for similar answers, said that not only has the government failed...

Trudeau's cabinet may be gender-balanced, but the male ministers still dominate the question period

Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities Carla Qualtrough and Science Minister Kirsty Duncan have fielded only one opposition question each. Women in cabinet tend...

Big bucks, shadowy companies, mystery

(subscription)(John Minchillo — The Associated Press). Idaho billionaire Frank VanderSloot has given money to a ... LLC" to the Rubio-aligned Conservative Solutions. The AP...

Why American victims of terrorism are fighting Iran's government in a Toronto commercial court

But in 2012, the then-Conservative government, with the backing of some Liberals including Irwin Cotler, brought in the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act. The...

Moroccan criminal fighting deportation is Abu Hamza's daughter in-law, a Tory MP reveals

Bernard Jenkin, a Conservative MP on the board of the Vote Leave campaign, said: “This shows that the very security of our nation and our...

Mulcair begins campaign for support as leadership review nears

(subscription) (subscription)“Condolences are not enough,” Mr. Mulcair said in the letter, reiterating a statement NDP MP Charlie Angus (Timmins-James Bay, Ont.) made in the...

Whitby-Oshawa Byelection: Trudeau To Appear With Wynne At Campaign Rally

Though the NDP has hoped that MPP Jennifer French's win in the neighbouring riding of Oshawa in the 2014 general election is a positive sign...

Updated New Hampshire Primary Source: Rubio camp announces 100 Granite State grassroots supporters

John E. Sununu; Hillsborough County Attorney Dennis Hogan; former Grafton County Attorney Rick St. Hilaire; , Alicia Preston, a former staffer for former presidential candidate...

After whirlwind testimony, assisted dying committee gets down to work

(subscription)NDP MP Murray Rankin has wavered in his position after testimony as well – originally he thought that the committee could do a minimal...

MP Cannings opens offices as work picks up

“These new regulations will require a prohibitive amount of work for small wineries to comply with if they want to ship across (provincial) boundaries,” said...

His most radical move

He was planning others about Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, Emma Goldman and Paul Robeson when his close friend Richard Sugarman suggested that he run for...

How American democracy sustains racial inequality

He does not reserve his criticism for political conservatives but also finds fault with those overwhelmingly supported by blacks who nonetheless fail to address their...

Justin Trudeau restarts 'neglected' relationship with Canada's mayors

Talks between the mayors of Canada's largest cities and Justin Trudeau's Liberal government continued today in Ottawa. "We are restarting a relationship that had been...

James Moore's UNBC appointment should be investigated: national university association

A national association representing academic staff is calling on B.C.'s Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson to review the appointment of James Moore as chancellor of...

Canada Must Act Now to Save Steel Industry

Yet the Conservative industry minister, Christian Paradis, chose inexplicably to settle. U.S. Steel did consent to maintaining the Hamilton and Nanticoke plants until 2015 and...

Joe Schmidt to start CJ Stander at 6 and Simon Zebo at full-back

Former Ireland international Gordon D'Arcy honoured by group who have raised $226m... Wayne O'Connor FORMER Ireland star Gordon D'Arcy has been honoured by a group...

Canada must act now to save its steel-making industry

Never before had Ottawa sued a corporation "for non-compliance" under the Investment Canada Act, she reports. Yet, the Conservative industry minister Christian Paradis chose inexplicably...

Rubio unveils RI campaign leadership team

Mark Gee, state Rep. Anthony Giarrusso, former state Sen. Frank Maher, state Rep. Robert Nardolillo, state Sen. John Pagliarini Jr., and state Rep. Daniel P.

'Fit to be Tied' – Ryan Cleary – Newfoundland Herald

Gebert told me I should have gotten express permission from the NDP trade critic before opening my mouth to the national or local media (I...

Peter Foster: Seeking a cure for Koch Derangement Syndrome

Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty ImagesNancy Lasner, a resident of Washington, D.C., carries a sign with protestors from Occupy D.C. marching past the Washington Convention Center during...

MP urges feds to ease customs duty for northwestern B.C. LNG project

SKEENA BULKLEY NDP MP Nathan Cullen says he doesn't understand why federal customs authorities want to place a $100 million duty on a floating platform...