April 22, 2016

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Ted Cruz, likable guy? He's working on that

By Julie Pace And Scott Bauer, The Associated Press ... Reid Ribble, a Wisconsin Republican who backs Cruz, recalled seeing the candidate playing tag with...

Vancouver's stance on pot is enough to make you dazed and confused

Vancouver-Centre Liberal MP Hedy Fry apparently thinks possession is legal. “If you're using it for personal use and you're actually using it then I don't...

How Bernie Sanders can harness the kind of momentum transforming British politics

April 23, 2016 — reposted from Waging Nonviolence — After his double-digits win in Wisconsin on April 5, Bernie Sanders's insurgent campaign has a...

Government's assisted-death bill rejects both evidence and advice: NDP critic

Toronto StarMurray Rankin, a public law expert from Victoria, said he was deeply disappointed to find a majority of recommendations made by members of a...

Jesus Christ Is Not on the Ballot in 2016, but Christians Pastors and Leaders Are

Hollywood Conservative Group Breaks Up Over Donald Trump ... Debunking a recent article published by the Christian Post (Leading Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore says...

Tories feeling rueful in defeat: Delacourt

Instead, we got a very different picture of the Conservatives in defeat that same day — an emotional Kellie Leitch, MP for Simcoe-Grey and a...

Scott Vrooman asks Canadians: Are jobs worth killing for?

(blog) (blog)Wikileaks revealed that Conservative Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Laurie Hawn told US officials he hoped the rising number of uemployed would increase military...

Spotlight on a selection of Canadian talent en route to the 69th Festival de Cannes

MONTRÉAL, April 22, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Telefilm Canada applauds all the Canadian talent responsible for the success of the four films that will represent...

Thousands flock to Trump Delaware rally

“Trump should have been our governor,” said Carrie M. Christman, a Buffalo, New York, woman who with her husband was traveling up and down the...

Group wants river valley protected against LRT development

Some of the people protesting live in the riding, where Linda Duncan is the NDP Member of Parliament. Duncan was was at the announcement on...

Ottawa moves to extend expanded rail interswitching

Alberta MP Chris Warkentin, the agriculture critic for the opposition Conservatives, said Friday he supports an extension of C-30's provisions. However, he added, if the...

USPS Calls For Bids For Downtown Napa Post Office

Congressman Mike Thompson is proud to represent California's 5th Congressional District, which includes all or part of Contra Costa, Lake, Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties.

Tories Offer No Apologies After Duffy Verdict Shines Light On Harper's PMO

iPolitics.ca (subscription)OTTAWA — There were no apologies from Conservatives on Friday following a scathing court judgment that exonerated Sen. Mike Duffy of 31 expense-related criminal...

Chaffetz GOP opponent running radio ads

... for that as a conservative. "Don't know," a producer answers. GOP senators "Ted Cruz and Mike Lee didn't vote for it, neither did Marco...

Opinions needed for Bill C-14

Finley – who was named Innovation, Science & Economic Development critic for the Conservative Party of Canada Apr. 8 – has not publicly given her...

The Friday news briefing

Mike Duffy of 31 expense-related criminal charges while indicting his former political masters in the Prime Minister's Office of Stephen Harper. Only Conservative MP Candice...

Bergen defends Harper PMO against Duffy judge's rebuke

(subscription) (subscription)Surprising no one, Conservative MP Candice Bergen disagreed Thursday with Justice Charles Vaillancourt's assessment of former Prime Minister Stephen Harper's PMO — that...

Emergency grain regulations to be extended one year: Garneau

(subscription) (subscription)The Emerson report, which was headed by former cabinet minister David Emerson, was fast-tracked by then Transport Minister Lisa Raitt in June 2014...

Duffy judgment shines light on Harper's PMO

Only Conservative MP Candice Bergen was willing to speak with reporters, offering up a stout defence of Harper's leadership while avoiding the specifics of the...

Assisted suicide could violate charter of rights, Liberals acknowledge

The analysis framed suicide as having lasting and harmful effects on individuals, families and communities, contrary to Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett's comments earlier this...

Complaint slams Canada Post for distributing offensive newsletters

Warman, who has successfully prosecuted a number of high-profile human rights cases, questioned whether the ongoing delivery of the mail is consistent with the "sunny...

Trump Makes Dramatic Turnaround on Eliminating National Debt

Last month, the Republican presidential front-runner made news when he told the Washington Post that he'd push to "get rid of the $19 trillion" national...

How the Supreme Court is dismantling one of the key parts of Stephen Harper's legacy

For two years, the court has been declaring anti-crime laws created under Stephen Harper's Conservatives unconstitutional, and experts believe more will fall. On Thursday, the...

Dana Perino: President Bush, Lucas Boyd and an unforgettable lesson in character

Fast-forward to March 2002, when Lucas, as one of the interns in the Office of Presidential Personnel, was invited to the South Lawn of the...

Jacksonville Bold for 4.22.16 – Yes for Jax and 'No' is not an option

(blog) (blog)With three months and a week until the August 30 primary, stakes are high in Jacksonville politics for electeds and candidates from the...

UPDATE 1-Canada extends grain transportation rules one year

iPolitics.ca (subscription)But the Liberal government, in office since November, said it needed more time to consider them. Postponing the decision ensures that commodity shippers and...

The Mysteries of Prince, Trump's Migrant Workers, 'Game of Thrones' Doppelgängers

Representatives from more than 160 countries are meeting in New York to sign the landmark Paris agreement on climate change today. Dr. David Nabarro, special...

New Netflix Instant Releases: May 2016

The short version: There's lots of new stuff coming to Netflix this May, including the returns of Netflix Originals Bloodline and Grace and Frankie. The...

Niki Ashton, NDP MP, Rips Trudeau's Remark About 'Colonial Past'

NDP MP Niki Ashton rose in the House of Commons Friday to say that Trudeau told American students that Canada doesn't have the baggage of...

Parliamentary oversight of borrowing

(subscription) (subscription)In former Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page's opinion, it's a reversal as significant as the reinstatement of the long-form census — but it...

Emerson report

(subscription) (subscription)As Canadian grain farmers start seeding, Transport Minister Marc Garneau says he will ask Parliament to extend expiring emergency grain shipping regulations by...

Emergency grain regulations to be extended one year: Garneau

(subscription) (subscription)The Emerson report, which was headed by former cabinet minister David Emerson, was fast-tracked by then Transport Minister Lisa Raitt in June 2014...

'As big as the census': Page on move to restore parliamentary borrowing approval

(subscription) (subscription)This wasn't always the case, however — Section 43.1 was added in the Conservatives' first omnibus budget bill in 2007 and went pretty...

Urbanologist Mike Davis Reflects on His San Diego Upbringing and the 2016 Presidential Election

Editor: In the following – somewhat dated – interview, local-boy and well-known urbanologist Mike Davis, who is from El Cajon, reflects on his upbringing and...

Mike Allen hopes to take federal success to provincial politics

Mike Allen's decision to jump into the Progressive Conservative leadership race this week has put him on the growing list of former federal Conservatives looking...

Barack Obama delivers a hammerblow to the Brexiters

For good, unabashed, sex writing in contemporary literature in English, go to Katherine Angel's Unmastered, Nicholson Baker,'s House of Holes, Lauren Groff's Fates and Furies,...

Bergen defends Harper PMO against Duffy judge's rebuke

(subscription) (subscription)Surprising no one, Conservative MP Candice Bergen disagreed Thursday with Justice Charles Vaillancourt's assessment of former Prime Minister Stephen Harper's PMO — that...

NDP, Quebec farmers call on feds to fix milk protein issue immediately

(subscription) (subscription)From left to right: Dairy Farmers of Canada Director Pierre Lampron, NDP Agriculture Critic Ruth Ellen Brosseau, dairy farmer Real Gauthier and NDP...

Fast says Tories would have fixed bilateral milk irritant if election hadn't been called

(subscription) (subscription)The Conservative government was prepared to fix a loophole that allows a U.S. milk protein to cross the border and be used in...

Arkansas Works funding gets House OK

House Minority Leader Michael John Gray, D-Augusta, said, “Was it our favorite route? ... Conservative group Americans for Prosperity released a statement Thursday repeating a...

Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose visits... - www.insidebrockville.com/

www.insidebrockville.com/Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose visits...www.insidebrockville.com/Rona Ambrose spent part of Earth Day in Grenville County. The interim leader of the Conservative Party of Canada made...

That sexist article on conservative women being “so pretty” is actually a step forward for humanity.

As my colleague Gwyneth Kelly points out, this might be the best/worst line in its self-contradiction: “They are beautiful and stylish in the way French...

Justin Trudeau signs Paris climate treaty at UN, vows to harness renewable energy

Following Trudeau's speech to the UN, Ed Fast, the Conservative critic for the environment and climate change, said the new Liberal government was "misleading" Canadians...

Why an Ottawa Lawyer Filed a Human Rights Complaint About an East Toronto Tabloid

... object to its content.” Liberal Ontario MPP Arthur Potts (Beaches—East York) also lodged a formal complaint later that month with Canada Post CEO Deepak...

Local lawmakers: From overdose prevention to IRS legislation

Assemblyman Matthew Titone (D- North Shore) and Lanza joined veterans and elected officials at Tottenville High School on Sunday to recognize the sacrifices of those...

Does the New York Times Have an Outing Policy Anymore?

While the paper has no written policy against outing gay public figures who would prefer to keep their sexual identities private, it has taken a...

As PM signs UN climate treaty, now comes the hard part: respecting it

"The Liberals are misleading Canadians by saying everything is a win-win, while not accounting for the true economic costs," said a statement from critic Ed...

Jody Wilson-Raybould: Feds Can't 'Cut And Paste' Assisted-Death Court Decision

Conservative MP Scott Reid also raised concerns about the bill during Friday's debate, noting he has hesitations about the terminology that permits access to competent...

Are we sex-literate? Why we should all be writing more about pleasure

... not to mention the power to defend themselves from exploitation and violence (I remember a 2013 Vice report on women in a conservative religious...

'Mind-boggling and shocking': Judge slams Harper PMO in Mike Duffy verdict

Ontario Justice Charles Vaillancourt blasted the conduct of the Prime Minister's Office under Stephen Harper calling it “mind-boggling and shocking” in his ruling Thursday that...