March 11, 2016

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Lawmakers pass $82.3 billion budget, end session

On Friday, though, Scott was claiming victory, celebrating with House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Senate President Andy Gardiner after lawmakers adjourned. Scott said he plans...

Nevada Rep. Cresent Hardy files for 2nd term in Congress, has 6 ...

Cresent Hardy filed Friday to run for a second two-year term in the 4th Congressional District. Six Democrats have filed to challenge him.and more »...

'Fear is easy': Trudeau wraps up official visit with diversity speech

“It's not like Barack Obama is leaving the scene completely,” she added. Conservative MP Peter Kent was more skeptical. The former environment minister called the...

Courting Extremism: The Week The GOP Admitted Its Supreme Court Blockade Is Based On A Lie

At the recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Dean Reuter of the Federalist Society, a major right-wing legal group, commended the Senate GOP leadership for...

As Americans Take Up Populism, the Supreme Court Embraces Business

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia highlights a growing rift between the country and the nation's highest...

Adami: Swedish Paralympic swimmer hopes to compete for Canada ...

Gatineau resident Eliza Gatzwiller knows it's a longshot but the 1996 Swedish Paralympic swimmer is hanging onto hope that she can compete for Canada in ...and...

Overhaul Canadian tax system but leave small businesses out of it ...

OTTAWA — The Liberal-dominated House of Commons finance committee is recommending the federal government “provide targeted support” to regions ...and more »...

Hoback mail-out misleading

“NDP VOTES AGAINST PIPELINE TO SHIP WESTERN CANADIAN OIL TO THE EAST COAST,” a bulk mail-out from Prince Albert MP Randy Hoback's Ottawa office cautioned...

Paul Scholes: I don't want to see United turn into Arsenal and celebrate fourth place

Oliver Brown Such are the tribulations of transatlantic life, Steven Gerrard spends far more time by himself these days. A general ... The equation is...

HUFFPOST HILL - Loser Campaign Assaults Reporter. Can't Even Cover It Up. Sad!

Y.), Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and Tom Marino (R-Pa.), but a spokesman for Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.) said the congressman's out of country and couldn't be...

Community briefs (March 11, 2016 edition)

Central Kitsap ReporterEaster bunny photos at Kitsap Mall through March 26, Meeting on widening of Silverdale Way set for March 15.and more »...

Uber n'est pas très populaire auprès des députés fédéraux du Québec

Jamais, jamais, jamais », a insisté Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet, députée de Hochelaga. Hélène Laverdière fait valoir qu'elle ne possède pas de voiture, comme la plupart de...

Ritz: Trade deal with China should come after TPP - iPolitics

When it does, China will feature prominently — and a free trade agreement should definitely be part of the conversation — according to Conservative trade...

Trump cancels Chicago rally amid violence and chaos – as it happened

There is a long history of violence at Trump events. In the past week alone, an attack on a non-violent protester led to criminal charges...

The rise and stall of Marco Rubio | Miami Herald

Marco Rubio was on the phone with a proposal: I'd like to drive up from Miami to talk about my future.and more »...

Trudeau Just Wanted 'Pat On The Head' From Obama, Tory MP Says

In question period, Conservative MP and natural resources critic Candice Bergen said the prime minister, select cabinet ministers, lobbyists, and Liberal donors were "partying it...

Liberals were wrong about Brown | Snobelen | Columnists | Opinion ...

A few years ago some of the folks in the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party thought the Liberals had handed them the keys to Queen's Park...

Ted Nugent's Trump Endorsement: He's a "Glowing Middle Finger" to Politicians

Ted Nugent's Trump Endorsement: He's a "Glowing Middle Finger" to PoliticiansIn a brief interview with The , the rocker is none too pleased with conservatives...

Nonprofits have big economic footprint

- Arizona Daily SunArizona Daily SunAt a March 7 gathering at the Coconino Center for the Arts, representatives of dozens of local nonprofits learned...

Trudeau vetoed settlement in dispute over NDP's use of taxpayer's money

Similarly, former Montreal MP Isabelle Morin was initially ordered to repay $169,117 in salary paid to an employee. Her bill has been reduced to just...

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Trump

That closing is a savvy appeal to loss aversion: Four or eight years of Mrs. Clinton in the White House is a much worse deal...

Is Trudeau getting ready to drop Ambassador to Israel Vivian Bercovici?

(subscription)Former Conservative foreign affairs minister John Baird appointed Bercovici to the post in January 2014. The Toronto lawyer was one of the more contentious...

Trudeau vetoed settlement in dispute over NDP's use of taxpayer's money

(subscription) (subscription)If there are "errors" in accounting, why don't the remaining NDP members simply provide the details like Dan Harris, Isabelle Morin, and others...

NDP calls for citizens' input on reforming Canada's electoral system

OTTAWA–The opposition New Democrats are calling on the Liberal government to create a citizens' panel to propose changes to Canada's 149-year old electoral system. NDP...

Boots to remove sweets and chocolate from all checkouts by next month

Boots has become the latest High Street retailer to ban sweets from its checkouts as pressure is now piled on chains to ban junk food...

QP Friday: Washington, jobs and deficits

(subscription)Conservative Candice Bergen led a Friday question period largely aimed at countering positive coverage of Justin Trudeau's official visit to Washington by asking why...

QP Friday: Washington, jobs and deficits

(subscription)Conservative Candice Bergen led a Friday question period largely aimed at countering positive coverage of Justin Trudeau's official visit to Washington by asking why...

'There are four Canadian kids being held captive in a war zone and no one seems to be doing anything about it'

Not from the Conservatives. Not from the new Trudeau team. It has now been more than six months since Alison's children disappeared. “There are four...

Top Tories made campaign contributions to N.S. candidates

Cory Hann, director of communications for the federal Conservatives, made a $500 donation to Cumberland-Colchester candidate Scott Armstrong on Sept. 20, and then another $500...

Former managing director of Radio India, Maninder Gill, found guilty in 2010 shooting at Surrey gurdwara

Maninder Gill with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal that was presented to him by then-NDP MP Jinny Sims (Surrey) in 2013. Singh claimed that then-Surrey...

Olivier Bernard confident Rafael Benitez can keep Newcastle up

Oliver Brown Such are the tribulations of transatlantic life, Steven Gerrard spends far more time by himself these days. ... The equation is simple for...

Dan Delmar: Fearful 'antibilinguals' are holding Canada back

... leaders is, to a certain extent, unfair; but Canadian elites have always benefited from a multitude of privileges — linguistic, ethnic, economic, geographic and...

Meet the GOP Mega-Donors of the 2016 Election

A former America's Cup sailing victor, Ellison loves megayachts; he sold the 454-foot "Rising Sun" to David Geffen, buying the more dockable 288-foot "Musashi," named...

Job market weakened by unsettling trends

Clearly some of this reflects the aftermath of former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's budget in 2012, when the Conservatives got serious about trimming government spending.

@Kady: NDP doubles down on electoral reform consultation proposal

Under questioning by Conservative MP Blake Richards in the House on Thursday, Monsef once again seemed to reject that option, noting that “reducing such a...

Stick to science in canola trade dispute, Canada minister tells China

"I would think it would be up to Minister MacAulay to get on the phone or work with the ambassador, or something," said Conservative Opposition...

'Walking Dead,' 'Little Big Shots,' 'SNL': This weekend

On "60 Minutes," Dr. Jon LaPook reports on the aid-in-dying controversy by talking to Dr. Eric Walsh, the Oregon physician who wrote a lethal prescription...

Do political endorsements in city council races matter to you?

Former Hamilton Mountain MPPs Brian Charlton and Chris Charlton — Duvall replaced the latter — have endorsed Geraldine McMullen. She and Qureshi also have numerous...

Home mail delivery in danger again, and other reasons to fear for Liberal promises

Public Services Minister Judy Foote says home delivery will depend on what Canada Post can afford. And we know it can't afford home delivery, since...

The Daily 202: Trump triumphed in last night's Republican debate

New York Times conservative columnist Ross Douthat said “Trump keeps proving that these (other) guys aren't up to the job they're after.” “Yes, it's really...

SENATE PASSES SWEEPING ANTI-DRUG BILL – Szubin, Fanning noms advance – DEMS WANT CONSENSUS ...

Senators Rob Portman of Ohio and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, both Republicans, spent weeks promoting the measure on the floor after seeing opioid-related crime...

Morning Digest: Hey look! It's another rich Republican eyeing Florida's Senate seat!

GA-Sen: On the eve of Georgia's filing deadline, wealthy businessman Jim Barksdale announced that he would challenge Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson. Democratic state ... While...

Morning Digest: Hey look! It's another rich Republican eyeing Florida's Senate seat!

GA-Sen: On the eve of Georgia's filing deadline, wealthy businessman Jim Barksdale announced that he would challenge Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson. Democratic state ... While...

Where the candidates stand on 'the special Jedi Council' that determines our economy

It's an important decision because moving too fast could derail the progress the U.S. recovery has made so far. But if the Fed waits too...

Do Christian Fanatics in the Military Endanger National Security? - WhoWhatWhy / RealNewsProject (blog)

WhoWhatWhy / RealNewsProject (blog)Do Christian Fanatics in the Military Endanger National Security?WhoWhatWhy / RealNewsProject (blog)That's why we have a Supreme Court case called Parker versus...

TRUMP ON PATH TO CLINCH: Math says no one can catch him -

- SENATORS may cave -- PHRASES candidates ...PoliticoHOT AUDIO -- “Exclusive: Audio and transcript of Breitbart reporter allegedly being roughed up by Trump campaign manager,”...

Around Town: Community listings

Senior Citizens Association of BC Branch 49 hosts an open house from 12-3 pm on Saturday, March 12, at Cranberry Seniors' Centre, 6792 Cranberry Street.

Report on Via Rail troubling

NDP MP for Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing Carol Hughes said there's no need to panic. “This is a report, not an action plan,” she said. Still, Hughes said...

Population growth a roadblock

This is especially obvious when one watches an advertisement for the bright future it infers but one then reads of the sacking of scientists from...

Canada Post review will examine branching out into new businesses: Foote

(subscription)Steven Blaney, Conservative MP and former Public Safety Minister, asked Foote why Canada Post is distributing the publication, which goes to homes in the...