February 7, 2016

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Do endorsements still matter? Not as much as before

David Woodard, a political science professor at Clemson University, says today's voters have more sources of information than they did in the past. ... Kevin...

US customs preclearance being discussed for Toronto Island and Quebec City airports

OTTAWA – The Liberal government is looking to add U.S. customs preclearance to the Toronto Island and Quebec City airports, a move that would open...

Ahead of new ISIS mission, experts press for aid to play a strong role

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

GOP Establishment Field Scrambled: What Happens Next?

NBCNews.comThen there is the conservative hard-right/religious-right lane. Ben Carson ... He began accumulating endorsements from former or sitting United States Senators (Rick Santorum and Tim...

Feb. 16 primary: Why bother?

Scott Walker appointed in October to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court; Joe Donald, a longtime Milwaukee Circuit Court judge; and JoAnne Kloppenburg, a...

Indiana lawmakers to take up hate crimes bill

INDIANAPOLIS - Forty-five states have hate crime laws, but Indiana isn't one of them. Indiana was once a Ku Klux Klan stronghold and the Southern...

Margaret Thatcher's supposed EU views will fire up the right

All political movements, however secular, have their pantheon of deities, saints and inspirational figures. In the modern Conservative party Margaret Thatcher is still the magnetic...

Samantha Loftus who killed Ryan Green with first heroin injection died of an overdose

A heroin addict who confessed on camera to killing a man with a fatal injection later died of an overdose herself while she was racked...

Congressman Chris Gibson starts gubernatorial fundraising

Gibson, who is in his third term representing New York's 19th District, would have to defend his voting record in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives...

The 74 Interview: Arne Duncan Grades Himself — and Sees Failures on Pre-K, Safety, Desegregation

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...

Chris Christie just took his brand back from Donald Trump. (The brand is “jerk you root for.”)

When Christie ran for New Jersey governor in 2009, videos of him rudely dressing down hostile questioners went viral on the conservative internet. Glenn Beck...

Donald Trump Stands by As His Debate Rivals Hit One Another

(The assumption was that Cruz, a religious conservative like Carson, would be the second choice for many of them.) Trump half-sneered at Cruz, but it...

Le Bloc québécois dans le vestiaire

Le doyen de la Chambre des communes, Louis Plamondon, déplore la situation. « On doit prendre nos assiettes et s'en aller manger debout dans le...

NDP puts gov't on broadband hot seat

The federal NDP wants the Liberal government to restore funding to FedNor and move forward with applications to improve broadband infrastructure in the North. Timmins-James...

Capital walkabout

Fodder for thought at Murray Bridge in South Australia. Capital ... That might explain why newly ensconced Canberra resident Malcolm Turnbull was wandering around the...

Medicaid expansion covers thousands in NWI

Mike Pence held out until the federal government would allow the state to charge recipients a monthly fee, as Indiana did under the original HIP.

Rubio's Aggressive Pro-amnesty Record Betrayed Americans and His Record of Lies

Rubio's repeatedly stated reason for joining the Gang was to get the most conservative bill out of the Senate; the reality, however, was that Rubio...

Jeremy Corbyn to prepare for General Election amid fears David Cameron may resign

He said a new Tory leader would justify calling a snap vote by contrasting themselves to Gordon Brown, who was heavily criticised for refusing to...

Aussies too lazy to dirty their hands

Despite youth unemployment ballooning to 20 per cent in some parts of the country, farmers can't find local workers, prompting Liberal Democratic Party Senator David...

Scottsdale breastfeeding; woman in wall; heroin antidotes

I've traveled with him only a couple times and he's loose and it's rad to see him charge so hard after seeing how mellow and...

Daniel Andrews criticised by Liberal MPs

Liberal party members have criticised Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews' request to the prime minister not to send asylum seekers back to Nauru. Assistant Cabinet Secretary...

Groups lining up against MBTA fare increases

Meanwhile, Jim Stergios, executive director of the fiscally conservative Pioneer Institute, says it's simply a matter of putting the T's customers first. The MBTA needs...

Air India perjurer Inderjit Singh Reyat granted release to halfway house

The release of the only man convicted in connection with the 1985 Air India bombing illustrates the need for mandatory minimum sentences, says Conservative Public...

Victoria MP seeks to improve 'desperate' state of palliative care

The right to quality palliative care has emerged a key concern as Ottawa examines how to implement legislation on doctor-assisted death, says Victoria MP Murray...

What Agreement? Congress Drawing Battle Lines in '17 Defense Budget Fight

The House's fiscally conservative Freedom Caucus wants to spawn a politically explosive budget proposal that would restore Budget Control Act spending caps, eased by $30...

Bill Nemitz: In New Hampshire, hunt for a president gets personal

“Especially her plan for special ed. She's the only candidate who has one.” Hailey, who will vote in her first presidential election come November, brought...

Pajama pants are now allowed by one high school's dress code

Western Kentucky is generally a little more conservative, he said, and most public schools on this side of the state are on the same page...

Les MacFarlane of Moroak: Cattleman, politician and racist?

Crikey (registration) (blog)Crikey (registration) (blog)Speaking to the conservative H. R. Nicholls Society in 1986, Sir John reflected on the outcome of the case, which saw...

Gates best for GOP Railroad Commission nod

... a geoscientist at the Railroad Commission; Doug Jeffrey, a U.S. Air Force veteran; Ron Hale, who specializes in anti-terrorism security for the oil and...

Liberals back CSIS in torture lawsuit

“I fear that in this case, the current government is at risk of simply letting its litigation team roll along paths ordained by the prior...

Rally held in Vancouver to support people with eating disorders

Former NDP MP Laurin Liu tabled a motion, calling on the Federal government to develop a national eating disorder strategy. But that was last May,...

George Osborne leads the IN crowd in EU referendum vote

Tory pro-European champion Ken Clarke went to take his usual seat on the Commons benches for the PM's statement on the EU talks, only to...

Federal NDP won the city

Prince Albert's 2015 federal NDP candidate Lon Borgerson eases into a performance of “Heave Steve” shortly after admitting defeat to Conservative incumbent Randy Hoback on...

With 1000 miles to go, 2016 Yukon Quest teams hit the trail

Defending Champion Brent Sass, of Eureka, leaves the start chute to begin the Yukon Quest behind the Morris Thompson Center on Saturday, February 6, 2016.