March 25, 2016

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What Albertans got – and did not get – in federal budget

Excluding Edmonton-area workers from EI relief is “stunning” to NDP MP Linda Duncan, who hopes the government reconsiders by enhancing benefits for those who work...

First Republican Senator to Meet With SCOTUS Nominee Merrick Garland

The American ProspectJust hours after Scalia's death, GOP lawmakers and presidential candidates pledged to block any move by Obama to nominate someone to succeed the...

Pyle: Four years later, Paul Ryan gets it

By GEORGE PYLE | The connect .... A few conservative politicians, including Ryan and our own Mike Lee, have now figured out that based...

Trump isn't the only factor driving record Republican turnout

Romney's record as the governor of a liberal state and his reputation for flip-flopping on issues like healthcare reform, coupled with his seemingly inevitable march...

BERTON: Personality politics and journalism

Chrystia Freeland, a member of the current federal cabinet, is a former Globe and Mail journalist. Michael Ignatieff, Rene ... Justin Trudeau had to prove...

Liberals must fix way Supreme Court justices are named: Editorial

Liberal justice minister Irwin Cotler opened the door a crack in 2004 when he met a parliamentary committee to explain how he would appoint judges.

Senator's comments on court nominee stir up conservatives

Washington PostA Republican senator's remarks expressing support for Senate consideration of President Barack Obama's Supreme Court pick have angered conservatives and underscored the passion the...

Kenny Schachter on Branded Chaos at Art Basel in Hong Kong

Even scarier, Tracey Emin, who recently married a rock (yes, a rock), had two shows in town, at Lehmann Maupin and White Cube, and fared...

New look for NC congressional races - News & Observer

News & ObserverNew look for NC congressional racesNews & ObserverJim Duncan, a former Chatham County GOP chairman and thought to be a major contender in...

The Republican Civil War Has Begun

The conservative intelligentsia — the collection of free traders, tax cutters and government shrinkers who have dictated the Republican Party's agenda since the Eighties —...

David MacNaughton, Ambassador To The U.S., Has An Eventful First Month On The Job

Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton, left, and U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman, right, wait for the arrival of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...

Debating public services

From left, Saskatchewan Liberals candidate Wintson McKay, Sask. NDP candidates Shayne Lazarowich and Nicole Rancourt took questions from the public during the “Own It!” All-Candidates...

Metro Vancouver board will vote on seeking federal assessment of George Massey Tunnel replacement

... tie-ups northbound on Highway 99 approaching the Oak Street Bridge. Delta elected a Liberal MP, Carla Qualtrough, in the last federal election. Richmond has...

Spagnola: Plugging Holes While Keeping Options Open With Powder Dry

Similar to McFadden's very conservative two-year deal he signed with the Cowboys last year: two years, $3 million with a $200,000 signing bonus, two $500,000...

MP Jim Hillyer's funeral service set for April 1

A funeral service will be held next Friday in Alberta for Conservative MP Jim Hillyer, who was found dead in his office near Parliament Hill...

Why Young People Are Right About Hillary Clinton

The new strategy was a party that was socially liberal but fiscally conservative. It counterattacked Richard Nixon's Southern Strategy, a racially themed appeal to disaffected...

Doug Ford "Rob Ford was two steps left of the late Jack Layton."

National PostDoug Ford "Rob Ford was two steps left of the late Jack Layton."Doug Ford explains why they have more NDP support than Andrea Horwath...

Being a parent is not enough to be a school governor, says Nicky Morgan

Morgan's comments came as she was preparing to address the annual conference of the NASUWT teaching union, becoming the first Conservative education secretary to do...

Liberals quietly change Syrian refugee program, creating confusion

“I think everybody assumed that the government was really interested in doing something serious about Syrian refugees and the 25,000 was just the start of...

Solar-Panel Installers Face Clouded Future

Many U.S. states are considering dialing back solar-power incentives amid growing pressure from local electric utilities, potentially dealing a blow to the companies that install...

Joshua Marigold flees from Arizona cops and tries to steal a motorcycle

A suspect in a Tucson hit-and-run incident spent five days on the run before police caught up with him near Phoenix, where the suspect was...

Claire Kirkland, The First Woman Elected To Quebec's National Assembly, Dies At 91

The McGill University law graduate became a Liberal member of the then-legislative assembly in 1961 and went on to achieve other noteworthy feats, including being...

Conservatives hammer GOP senator over Supreme Court dissent

Moran that he represents the people of Kansas and neither President Obama nor the Democratic Party," JCN chief counsel and policy director Carrie Severino said...

What happened to the Safe Schools program

(subscription) (subscription)When Scott Ryan, then parliamentary secretary for education, launched the Safe Schools program on June 13, 2014, he did so with a note...

Oil downturn a boon for shipbuilding industry bracing for stiff competition

(subscription) (subscription)Steven Blaney, Conservative public service critic, said he agrees the NSPS is a silver lining for Alberta's downturn but cautioned much will depend...

Utah State has an awesome QB and a ton of regrouping to do in 2016

USU is projected a conservative 73rd. That means a bowl isn't a guarantee (especially with road trips to USC, Boise State, BYU, and Colorado State),...

Column: Change of pace a long time coming for offense

An increased pace would also do the linemen good, not only because it would, eventually, gas the defensive linemen and linebackers they're trying to block...

Today in History for March 25, 2016

WTOPFive years ago: Canadian opposition parties brought down the Conservative government in a no-confidence vote, triggering an election that gave Prime Minister Stephen Harper a...

'Stop Trump' crowd backs Cruz, but no sign of a small business surge

Cruz also was endorsed by an anti-establishment conservative group, the Club for Growth, which has been an ally of Cruz against Washington's business establishment on...

Colorado Springs' Identity Crisis - 5280 | The Denver Magazine

5280 | The Denver MagazineColorado Springs' Identity Crisis5280 | The Denver MagazineThis city is known for many things, military might and a conservative political bent...

Michael Lynk's Appointment To UN Spot Condemned By Tories, Jewish Group

The Globe and MailConservative foreign affairs critic Tony Clement called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to apply pressure against Lynk's selection by the president of...

Oil downturn a boon for shipbuilding industry bracing for stiff competition

(subscription) (subscription)Steven Blaney, Conservative public service critic, said he agrees the NSPS is a silver lining for Alberta's downturn but cautioned much will depend...

Donald Trump Versus the Republican Brain

Oddly enough, the polarizing candidate occupies the center of the remaining presidential field, with one opponent on his right (Ted Cruz) and another on his...

Photo: The Canadian Press

NDP MP Guy Caron said workers and employers should determine for themselves how to spend the money in the fund and decide whether to lower...

The Daily 202: Chelsea Clinton goes into hostile territory – college towns – to help her mom

Cruz seemed physically repulsed by having to respond to the exchange, David Weigel writes: “Heidi,” the senator said, looking down and pausing, “is the daughter...

Nirvana's Krist Novoselic on Three Questions Politicians Should Answer

Novoselic got involved when retired Congressman Brian Baird, a Democrat from Washington State and a friend of the bassist's, reached out to him. The politician...

The Inside Story of Why the World Is Being Blessed With a 'Colbert Emoji'

Maximilian Merz first fell in love with emojis in 2014, the year he got his first iPhone. The symbols, Merz says, help him express himself.

Woman recalls night out with 'boring' Donald Trump in the 1970s

Nowadays he's one of the most recognizable faces in American, a billionaire businessman, and potentially the next President of the United States. But back in...

Good Morning!

Good morning, it's Friday, March 25, the 85th day of 2016. There are 281 days left in the year. Temperatures will be around 40 at...

Former MP Goodyear receives Lifetime Achievement Award

CAMBRIDGE – During more than 11 years as Cambridge's representative in Ottawa, Gary Goodyear made a “sizable” difference to the local economy. With that in...

Around Town: Community listings

Westview Baptist Church hosts a pancake breakfast and Easter egg hunt (for kids under age 11) from 9-11 am Saturday, March 26, at the church,...

Conservative councillors warn small village schools could be at risk under plans to turn state schools into academies

Roger Gough, Conservative councillor in charge of education in Kent, said there wasn't "demonstrable evidence" that there is a systemic improvement in performance and justifies...

For Corbyn and McDonnell, it's municipal socialism reinvented

In the conservative state of Nebraska, for instance, every single resident and business receives electricity from one of 121 publicly-owned utilities, 10 co-operatives, and 30...

Today in History for March 25

Canadian opposition parties brought down the Conservative government in a no-confidence vote, triggering an election that gave Prime Minister Stephen Harper a clear Conservative majority...

Will Big Money Republicans Break the Democratic Wave?

An outbreak of anxiety among conservatives that Trump would be a toxic presence atop national ballots has led to an alternative financial strategy, The Washington...

GOP court blockade gets frosty reception in conservative country

And there's no better place to try than in West Virginia, a deep red state with one of the few remaining conservative Democrats in Congress...

Insiders to Trump: No majority, no nomination

“The GOP would be crazy to aid in the hostile takeover of our party by a candidate who has never been able to espouse a...

Tom Mulcair slams Liberal budget ahead of contentious NDP leadership review

... of Ontario where the party performed well in the last election — passed a motion to not support Mulcair in Edmonton, saying "we've got...

Trudeau's Liberals use budget to refresh their brand: Chris Hall

Having gone through two leaders who steered the party to historic lows in both seats and popular support, the brand is now tied to the...

Comfort with budget deficits may be another generational divide: Tim Harper

A Commons intervention by Conservative Jason Kenney and his national petition to save us from structural deficits (complete with donation button) look suspiciously like an...