April 8, 2016

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Religious mysteries of 2016 campaigns

On the Republican side, the conservative evangelical movement is divided over Donald Trump's candidacy. Many of its leaders have denounced ... One of his toughest...

Pressure piles on Cameron after he confesses to offshore profit

Pro-Tory The Daily Telegraph reported that all of the Conservative Party's candidates for the 2010 general election were told to reveal private details of their...

Maclean's on the Hill: Maxime Bernier wants to be Tory leader

A close friend of the late Jim Flaherty was first to sign up for the months-long race for the Conservative Party leadership. Kellie Leitch, an...

Pope Francis draws praise for 'beautiful' affirmation of family

Joseph Fessio, founder and editor of Ignatius Press, called the pope's reaffirmation of Church teaching on marriage “beautiful,” he worried that the message of compassion...

NPD: un congrès déterminant pour Mulcair à Edmonton

Une autre ancienne députée néo-démocrate, Alexandrine Latendresse, a pour sa part offert un appui bien senti à Thomas Mulcair. «Je rêve souvent de vivre dans...

My North Carolina State of Mind

Nancy created a slightly profitable retail establishment that became a hangout, then a secular temple in our conservative (if still progressive) state. There, citizens could...

Julian Brazier condemns EU for making Britain less safe and putting troops at risk

... defend its will." Echoing controversial comments made by Ukip leader Nigel Farage that "If you poke the Russian bear with a stick he will...

Photo: The Canadian Press

"Papa, you would often say it is in troubled waters that you can recognize real sailors," said Marie-Anne Lapierre. "You were, and will forever be,...

Science, not politics will determine fate of Pacific NorthWest LNG: Minister

In its latest filings with the federal lobbyist registry, Wazuku Advisory Group Inc. disclosed it arranged meetings in February between the company and 15 Liberal...

Alberta NDP distances itself from Tom Mulcair's 'oil in the ground' remark

The NDP's only Alberta MP, Linda Duncan from Edmonton-Strathcona, said she feels that the controversy over Mulcair's remarks are "much ado about nothing." "He is...

Liberals release five-year spending plan after pressure from PBO

The public spat between the PBO and Finance hurt the Trudeau government's reputation for openness, especially after the Liberals promised to be transparent by default...

NDP youth divided over Mulcair's future ahead of crucial leadership test

But instead, the federal Liberals overtook them, and they dropped to third place, losing more than half of their caucus, including prominent MPs such as...

Conservative fundraising email claims Liberals will raise GST

(subscription) (subscription)Finance Minister Bill Morneau has insisted they won't, but the Conservatives are treating comments finance committee chair Wayne Easter made to the Globe...

No more details yet on Liberal promise for LGBT pardons

The NDP's LGBT issues critic says the government hasn't acted on its pledges to the community. MP Randall Garrison says Canadians want action, from a...

PEI Coalition for Fair EI want changes made to employment insurance

The P.E.I. Coalition for Fair EI is disappointed the federal budget didn't do more to reverse the changes the former Conservative government made to employment...

Book explores famous and forgotten authors of Michigan

Dave Dempsey, a former environmental adviser to Gov. James Blanchard, is a policy adviser at the International Joint Commission. ... Also remembered by many is...

GET UPDATES FROM Dan Harris

He has been a strong advocate and voice for affordable housing, social justice, and economic reform. Dan has been a longstanding member of the New...

Mulcair Must Prove He Can Learn From Past Mistakes

CBC.caWe are the NDP, the party of second, even third and fourth chances. Much has been said by many about how they don't recognize the...

NDP kicks off convention to decide on Mulcair's leadership

He's also secured the support of several prominent members of the party, including NDP House Leader Peter Julian. On Friday, Julian praised Mulcair's four years...

Will enough GOP women stick with Gov. Mike Pence?

On the other side is Pence's socially conservative base, strong with anti-abortion advocates and religious Hoosiers, who are pleased that he took a strong stance...

Ambrose shakes up shadow cabinet, adds role for 'sharing economy'

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Diane Finley will take over Bernier's role as the Official Opposition critic for innovation, science and economic development. Colin Carrie and...

EDMONTON – Does the NDP need its own Bernie Sanders?

(subscription) (subscription)As more than 1600 NDP faithful gather in Edmonton to carve out the future of their party and determine the fate of their...

A Conservative civil war, with Harper back in the trenches? Are they insane?

(subscription) (subscription)Is Stephen Harper about to rise, Lazarus-like, from the political dead? On the face of it, the very idea seems like absurdity in...

EDMONTON – Does the NDP need its own Bernie Sanders?

(subscription) (subscription)As more than 1600 NDP faithful gather in Edmonton to carve out the future of their party and determine the fate of their...

Winston Churchill's right-hand man and an affair to shake the Establishment

Then, at the beginning of this year, at lunch with a friend in Kent, I met Shelagh, Anthony Montague Browne's widow. I got the impression...

TGIF: 22 Things To Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media

A self-described conservative and leaner toward Ted Cruz, Mastriano said he plans to run as an independent because of his distaste for both political parties.

MP Deepak Obhrai says Conservative Party's new rules will make it “elitist and white-only” club

“When you have to put upfront $100,000 for a leadership this is sending a message that leadership is restricted to only those who are wealthy,”...

The Great RINO Hunt: Checking in on Conservageddon '16

Assemblyman David Gardner (District 9–Clark) is being challenged by conservative Diana Orrock. Assemblyman Steven Silberkraus (District 29–Clark) is being challenged by conservative Amy Groves. Assemblyman...

'Disaster follows him around': Montreal lawyer named in lawsuit over mysterious scanner

But no one disputes this: five months ago, before the lawsuit and turmoil, Bouchard welcomed an illustrious new person to the company's “advisory board” —...

Liberals Must Release Guest List From Justice Minister's Private Fundraiser: Tories

Federal Conservatives are demanding the Liberal Party release the guest list from a private, $500-a-head fundraiser Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould attended at a big Toronto...

Canada's strange quest for its own Hawaii

"Canada really needs a Hawaii," said Conservative politician Peter Goldring in 2014. "The United States has a Hawaii. Why can't Canada have a Hawaii?" The...

The NDP policy convention in Edmonton

Federal New Democrats were in Edmonton this weekend to debate policy, listen to speeches from key party figures — and deliver a verdict on Tom...

Passionate speech helps political newcomer get on ballot to challenge Lamborn

Calandra Vargas, a 32-year-old from Colorado Springs, gave the speech of her life during the 5th Congressional District Assembly and secured 58 percent of the...

EU doesn't expect Canada to meet visa deadline

In January, a Romanian member of the European Parliament wrote to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Immigration Minister John McCallum and International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland,...

Joe Comartin fears the NDP may see 'hung convention' in Edmonton

Joe Comartin is fretting about what will unfold at the New Democrats' weekend convention in Edmonton, when it comes to Leader Tom Mulcair's future. Mulcair...

Federal NDP leadership race could jeopardize Horgan's chances in BC, say party insiders

Veteran B.C. MPs Don Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), Fin Donnelly (Port Moody-Coquitlam) and Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby-South) did not respond to the survey. "Tom's speech is going...

Federal NDP leadership race could jeopardize Horgan's chances in BC, say party insiders

“Tom did a stellar job” as official Opposition leader, Julian said in an interview, citing Mulcair's efforts to chip away at Conservative credibility over the...

Federal NDP leadership race could jeopardize Horgan's chances in BC, say party insiders

Veteran B.C. MPs Don Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), Fin Donnelly (Port Moody-Coquitlam) and Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby-South) did not respond to the survey. The only one of...

Conservative leadership race heating up --

The Rebel- Get involved and shape the futureThe Rebel... popular vote with people who aren't party members, in the Conservative leadership race voting is restricted...

Why Trump Is Doomed With Black Voters

Donald Trump repeatedly boasts that he'll win over black voters in the 2016 presidential election, pointing to questionable poll results, an elusive economic platform, and...

Live: State Republicans gather, prep for state delegate assembly

Many Republicans agree that deeply conservative Cruz could well lose the general election. You can feel all of those lies of discussion filling the air...

Ratifying the TPP could be bad for Canada, but not ratifying it would be even worse: memo

Canada signed the treaty in February, but International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland described the move at the time as a “technical step” that didn't necessarily...

Proposed tax cut for wealthy Marylanders in dispute

(blog) (blog)“The thing I'm most pleased with is that we're actually having an argument about which taxes to cut,” Republican Gov. Larry Hogan said...

NDP desperate to maintain stronghold in Assiniboia

But the Conservatives have countered with formidable politico Steven Fletcher, who has lost almost as often as he's won — provincially and federally, and even...

Milk substitutes could see crackdown at Canada-US border

Quebec Conservative MP Jacques Gourde, a parliamentary secretary for agriculture in the Harper government, said U.S. companies “are quite imaginative in inventing products to ship...

Maryland General Assembly overrides Hogan's veto of transportation bill

Larry Hogan's vetoes, allowing bills on transportation projects and Anne Arundel's school board to become law. The House of ... Senate President Thomas V. Mike...

Science minister responds after NRC shakeup, but with few details

NDP science critic Kennedy Stewart asked for detailed figures on spending and work that the NRC does. The answer shows a drop in the past...

Thomas Mulcair Agrees With Peggy Nash's Criticism Of His Campaign Performance

He was asked about a blog former Toronto NDP MP Peggy Nash wrote for The this week that took a hard look at what...

The Coalition's Delusional Conservatives explained

Sydney Morning Herald (subscription)What triggered the outburst was the news earlier in the week that dumped defence minister Kevin Andrews was prepared to challenge for...

How The Outstanding New Starz Series 'The Girlfriend Experience' Gives Us A Female TV Antihero For The Ages

(blog) (blog)My "Danielle Plainview paradigm" is simply this: Who is the most qualitatively similar female version of the Daniel Day-Lewis character from Paul Thomas...