February 10, 2016

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The Death of the Most Generous Nation on Earth

(blog) (blog)Yet the New Year's Eve 2016 orgy of rape and theft in Cologne, in which migrants have been heavily implicated, may force Chancellor...

Federal infrastructure funding: 'Charlottetown's relying on it' to come through

Charlottetown MP Sean Casey couldn't reveal any details or talk about exact timing, but his talk was positive today in an interview with CBC News.

UPX chief laments lack of 'early adopters'

Maybe there's a premium for people to pay for going to the airport, as in other cities in the world, but we've spent $1 billion...

Chris Christie drops out of GOP presidential race

Chris Christie has ended his presidential campaign following a disappointing finish in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. "I tried to reinforce what I have always believed...

NDP seeks right to palliative care

Rankin said his motion is consistent with NDP MP Charlie Angus' Motion 456 that called for a pan-Canadian palliative care and end-of-life strategy. His motion...

A Comprehensive Report on MMIW: The Curiously Different Tales of Violence against Indigenous Women On Both ...

Newly-elected Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his appointed successor to Valcourt, Indigenous & Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, have earned praise for distancing themselves...

Stéphane Dion's lectures do little to distance Liberals from Harper's disastrous policy on Israel

(blog) (blog)As violence continues to escalate in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel with little end in sight, the Canadian government has finally released...

IRS grants nonprofit status to 'dark money' group founded by Karl Rove

Politico's Playbook Breakfast series got kicked off with political consultant Karl Rove in a sit-down interview with Chief White House Correspondent Mike Allen in front...

Karl Rove's “Dark Money” Machine Is Now Tax-Exempt. Here's Why That Matters

(blog) (blog)“It is a dangerous victory for those in Congress who have relentlessly bullied the IRS into refusing to enforce the laws limiting the...

Catholic Politics: Neither “Left” Nor “Right”

(blog)Neither Charlie nor Scott were doing that. Rather, they were ... There are pro-life atheists (e.g., Nat Hentoff) and conservative and libertarian atheists, just...

Mr. PM: Call the anti-ISIS mission exactly what it is

He and his defence critic, Marc Garneau, demanded Harper “come clean” on an advise-and-assist mission that was clearly a combat mission. Now, this week, the...

Opinion: Liberals' foreign policy has yet to match their rhetoric

Laurin Liu was the member of Parliament for Rivière-des-Mille-Îles (2011-2015), and has served as deputy critic in the Official Opposition for the environment, science and...

Dewar: Ditch the communism memorial and honour aboriginals instead

Instead of thinking small about a monument we don't want, let's finally deliver on a National Aboriginal Centre we absolutely need. Paul Dewar was NDP...

Winnipeg shown some love

Both Shelly Glover and Vic Toews, named Manitoba's regional ministers under the Harper government, made no secret of their disdain for the provincial NDP government.

Woman awarded £27000 after being given Caesarean without enough pain relief

... from the surgeon's knife. Only then was she given more pain relief. Clinical negligence firm BL Claims Solicitors settled her case. The claimant, who...

Kevin O'Leary Dislikes Liberals' ISIS Plan, But Not For The Same Reason As Conservatives

Other possible candidates, including veteran MP Jason Kenney and foreign affairs critic Tony Clement, have been unequivocal that the jets need to stay in the...

Air Force One landed in Springfield; Obama speaking to Illinois General Assembly

Then-Sen. Barack Obama is shown arriving at the Old State Capitol to announce his candidacy for president. Obama will return to Springfield next month to...

Jacob Irving

(subscription) (subscription)Party Under the Stars was held on Feb. 3 at Ottawa City Hall. Conservative MPs Erin O'Toole and Steven Blaney dancing with performer...

NH primary: Outsiders won, insiders crumbled

Early that month, the super PAC supporting Rubio, Conservative Solutions PAC, unleashed multi-million dollar ad buy. ... One ad was essentially a montage of photos...

911, TPP & THE NDP: OPEN LETTER TO TOM MULCAIR ...

From: thomas.mulcair@parl.gc.ca. Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2016. While the Trudeau government has gone ahead and signed the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, there remains...

For state representative, part 1

His opponent, Kay Smith, brings impeccable conservative credentials to the table as well. But Oliverson's ... His opponent, Houston attorney Joy Dawson-Thomas has the credentials...

For Statoil, $7 Billion Spending Cut Leads Home to Norway

“I see it as a coping strategy for a lower-oil-price world,” said Rob West, an analyst at Redburn Europe Ltd. “If you have one basin...

Atlantic Liberal heavyweights explore region's challenges

... federal government representatives including Government House Leader Dominic LeBlanc of New Brunswick, Treasury Board president Scott Brison of Nova Scotia, Public Services and and...

Life after hitting bottom – Utah County's addicts and inmates making it to The Other Side

County Prosecutor Christine Scott said four people who would have been incarcerated in Utah were sent to Delancey Street. “Two of the four defendants were...

Crossroads GPS gets its exemption

The IRS's decision, which was 5.5 years in the making, allows Crossroads to keep its donors secret and comes nearly three years after the group...

Bruce/Grey MP elected vice-chair of committee

I would also like to congratulate MP Robert Oliphant on his election as chair and MP Mathew Dubé on his election as vice-chair.” As Conservative...

Steven Blaney had considered the defeat of the Conservatives

(Ottawa) Three days before the federal election of October 19, 2015, the former Minister of Public Safety Steven Blaney seemed to recognize that the reign...

The Conservatives' deficit argument is … baffling

(subscription)Last Thursday, Conservative finance critic Lisa Raitt presented the party's most recent opposition motion, an opportunity to direct debate in the House of Commons...

The Conservatives' deficit argument is … baffling - iPolitics

Just like that, the magic mantle of fiscal management was ripped from the Conservatives' shoulders. But … not so fast. Last Thursday, Conservative finance critic...

Photo bombshell in power meeting

​Shadow immigration minister Scott Morrison also popped in for a bit, according to ​Mr Abbott's office. And Mr Robert got two of his business contacts...

Hong Kong actress prays for peace, then Mong Kok explodes

(subscription) (subscription)Lana Wong Ha-wai put extra effort into this Lunar New Year, but she hoped more could be done. The actress continued her tradition...

Europe stocks gain, Asia down ahead of Yellen testimony

THE QUOTE: "Traders and investors want clarity on the macro-economic environment and, to a degree, we hope this can come from key corporate feedback and...

Kerr: There's a reason why Kent Hehr didn't support the Energy East pipeline

Hehr went on to defeat Conservative incumbent Joan Crockatt in Calgary Centre and is now minister of veterans' affairs in Justin Trudeau's government. The federal...

Minority Outreach: GOP Must Do Better

by Ellen Carmichael February 10, 2016 4:00 AM ... This, coupled with a strong affinity for conservatism among Evangelicals, Mormons, and mainline Christians, spells trouble...

Frank Cagle: Burchett vs. Duncan race intriguing idea

It hasn't helped him to have his sister in the state Senate and the disastrous foray into the Trustee's Office by son John III. But...

Peyton's Puzzling Pitch for Budweiser Amid Thanks to 'The Man Upstairs'

Remember the good old days when star quarterbacks celebrated Super Bowl wins by going to Disney World? Those days ended Sunday when Peyton Manning of...

Faculty Overwhelmingly Donate to Clinton

Former University President Lawrence H. Summers and former Kennedy School Dean Graham T. Allison both contributed the primary election limit of $2,700 to Clinton. Two...

Jeremy Bailenson Peers Into the Future of Virtual Reality

Just how good is it going to get, and how fast? And what's the ... When I do diversity training, I either sit in a...

Tories slam 'secret' Liberal cabinet committee

(subscription) (subscription)Chairing the committee is Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, Embassy has confirmed. Judy Foote, the minister in charge of procurement, also sits on the...

Sweet: Sanders, Trump triumph; electability not a factor

The contribution came from the Illinois Opportunity Project, co-founded by former Republican gubernatorial candidate and conservative radio host Dan Proft, in a primary race with...

Trudeau greeted by loud music, chicken wings, Liberals at byelection rally

... aimed not just at Whitby-Oshawa residents but listeners throughout the GTA. The Liberals also fought hard to win back Sudbury from the NDP in...

Saudi arms deal exempt from global treaty, Ottawa says

Canada's controversial $15-billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia will be exempt from a global arms trade treaty that the Trudeau Liberals promised they would sign...

Gerard Howlin

YESTERDAY the Sinn Féin manifesto was published. Freeze frame the picture from Monday night's debate between the finance spokesmen of the four main parties on...

Trudeau's Liberals bring Canada back to Chretien era cronyism and conflicts of interest

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay's new Chief of Staff is Mary Jean McFall. Who is Mary Jean McFall? She's a failed liberal candidate getting a soft...

Released felons gain right to vote in Maryland after veto override

... legislature on Tuesday narrowly overturned Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a bill to extend voting rights to felons before they complete probation and parole.

Liberals' radical immigration changes

The Liberals saw Tory initiatives – such as beefing up the citizenship exam – as too harsh, even racist (even though immigration levels remained the...