May 4, 2016

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Newcomer to politics, Indiana now 9th District GOP nominee

University of Indianapolis Political Science Professor Dr. Laura Merrifield-Albright points to what she calls an "incredible" number of TV ads. ... Along with Zoeller, State...

US challenge should bring an end to HB2 - News & Observer

News & ObserverUS challenge should bring an end to HB2News & ObserverRobert Willett rwillett@newsobserver.com. BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD ... The governor and the reckless Republican...

Around Town: Hold onto your popcorn! Movie Night on the Hill is back

... House Geoff Regan. Meanwhile, arts philanthropist Jim Fleck, who heads the museum's board of the trustees, had the ear of NDP culture and heritage...

Michigan Republicans begin to line up behind Donald Trump

Trott added that he was "confident" that conservatives would unite behind Trump as the nominee, despite attacks throughout the campaign that many of Trump's past...

Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Liberal MP, Votes Against Motion To Shut Down Assisted Dying Debate

Before the vote, NDP House Leader Peter Julian said it was "shameful" to call for closure on what should be a non-partisan issue after only...

Alex Johnstone: Life lessons after the infamous Auschwitz comment

Alex Johnstone is a school trustee with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board who ran for the federal NDP in Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas in 2015. This week...

Government has a role to play in curbing misleading food ads: Ambrose

(subscription)Her concerns were echoed by Conservative Agriculture Critic Chris Warkentin – who said both industry and government need to do a better job teaching...

“If I could I would kill him”: The 5 best soundbites from Rafael Viñoly's 432 Park discussion

Viñoly had fighting words for Robert Noel of Land Securities, the firm that developed his famed “Walkie Talkie”-shaped building at 20 Fenchurch Street in London.

Kelly Ayotte to Back Donald Trump

New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R), who is up for re-election this year, will be supporting Donald Trump in the general election despite past hesitation...

McFeely: Fundraiser by Democrat makes Burgum's odd campaign odder

A quick synopsis of the story, as first mentioned by Forum Communications columnist and blogger Rob Port: Wahpeton Democrat Perry Miller and his wife are...

More staff going to help process Syrian refugees: McCallum

OTTAWA -- Talks with the military to provide assistance in bringing thousands more Syrian refugees to Canada are under way as the Liberal government appears...

Clinton, Trump take contrasting approaches to dealing with media

Yet even after 10 months of campaigning, some mysteries remain: Will Trump temper his more extreme rhetoric in a bid for independent votes and to...

Why some conservatives have changed their tune on Merrick Garland

“Republicans find themselves in a deeply uncomfortable situation: they feel compelled to block a highly qualified nominee, offered as a compromise, because they want to...

QP Wednesday: Fort McMurray, that 'balanced budget thing,' and an unCOOL exchange

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative finance critic Lisa Raitt continued on the point, citing Finance Minister Bill Morneau's comment Conservatives are stuck on this “balanced budget thing.”...

Government invokes time limit on assisted dying bill debate

(subscription) (subscription)Earlier Wednesday, NDP Justice Critic Murray Rankin, who said he wants to introduce amendments to the bill in committee, told iPolitics he understands...

Government invokes time limit on assisted dying bill debate

(subscription) (subscription)Earlier Wednesday, NDP Justice Critic Murray Rankin, who said he wants to introduce amendments to the bill in committee, told iPolitics he understands...

QP Wednesday: Fort McMurray, that 'balanced budget thing,' and an unCOOL exchange

(subscription) (subscription)Launching another attack on International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, Conservative International Trade critic Gerry Ritz began – in another barrage over the minister's...

Utah Republican leaders lining up

Salt Lake Tribune - reluctantly - behind TrumpSalt Lake TribuneBy THOMAS BURR | and Robert Gehrke The Salt Lake Tribune connect ... "We must unite...

MPs vote 235 to 75 to send Assisted Dying bill to Commons committee

Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose said Wednesday that unless there are amendments, she'll be voting against federal legislation aimed at allowing people to seek medical...

NDP MP Niki Ashton asks federal Liberals to review MTS sale to BCE

Ashton wants the Liberals to look at the deal first. "Canadians already pay some of the highest wireless prices in the world. Greater competition in...

Ted Cruz's Rise and Fall Are Rooted in the 2013 Shutdown

That epic talk-a-thon in which Cruz alternatively quoted Ayn Rand and Dr. Seuss made him a conservative celebrity, as well as the face of what...

Trump's win draws support, concern from evangelicals

Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore, who has chided Trump's candidacy but not endorsed a candidate, told Baptist Press in written comments, "This is a time...

Conservative party leader Patrick Brown to tour Ottawa jail Friday

Brown will be accompanied on the tour of the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre by the head of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, Warren “Smokey” Thomas.

BludgerTrack: 50.6-49.4 to Labor

Crikey (registration) (blog)Crikey (registration) (blog)Liberal MP Ann Sudmalis has had her preselection confirmed for her south coast New South Wales seat of Gilmore, after suggestions...

How important is London's mayoral election? (+video)

Voters in London go to the polls Thursday to elect their third mayor, likely choosing between representatives of the two major parties: Sadiq Khan of...

Comstock Resources (CRK) M. Jay Allison on Q1 2016 Results

- Earnings Call TranscriptSeeking AlphaGood day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Comstock Resources First Quarter 2016 Conference Call. At this time, all...

National Dream redux

VIA Rail's “new shareholder,” of course, is Trudeau's Liberal Party government. The railway, like Amtrak in the U.S., is owned entirely by taxpayers, though that...

Provincetown Film Festival to Honor Cynthia Nixon

Nixon, who is currently appearing in Pamela Romanowsky's The Adderall Diaries and who will be seen as Emily Dickinson in Terence Davies' A Quiet Passion,...

Media Advisory: Minister Foote to Make Announcement Regarding the Canada Post Review

(press release)OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/04/16 -- Members of the media are invited to attend an event where the Honourable Judy M. Foote,...

Female Atlantic Writers From the '70s Female Atlantic Writers From the '60s The Big Canon of Nonfiction Writers

Sara Davidson's “Mick Jagger Shoots Birds” A profile of the singer during the Rolling Stones's 1970 tour of Europe. (May 1971) ... Patricia Painton's “At...

Attawapiskat chief asks for urgent meeting with Trudeau after another rash of suicide attempts

Angus and indigenous affairs minister Carolyn Bennett met with Shisheesh during a visit to Attawapiskat last month. At that time, Bennett promised funding for a...

Review: New York Philharmonic gives robust performances of Brahms in Costa Mesa

The 49-year-old conductor, the only native born New Yorker to lead the orchestra, announced last year that he would step down in 2017, in advance...

Transport Canada's “classified” Lac-Mégantic payment

That was a few days after her successor, Marc Garneau, declared that the amount was “classified” and would not be released by the Liberal government...

CommonCall: 'See the difference love makes'

“They did not let the social dynamics … what their friends said about them having a black pastor, making them the butt of jokes …...

Justin Trudeau deems his first 6 months 'a pretty good start'

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau surveyed his six-month-old Liberal government Wednesday and told his caucus that even though they've done a "fair number" of things, the...

The Inside Story of How Bill Clinton Sacrificed Prisoners' Rights for Political Gain

On the eve of the New York state primary last month, as Hillary Clinton came closer to the Democratic nomination, Vice President Joe Biden went...

Rona Ambrose says she plans to vote against assisted dying bill

But while Ambrose says she's opposed to the legislation as written, that doesn't bind other members of the Conservative caucus who will be allowed to...

Rona Ambrose Will Vote Against Liberals' Assisted Dying Bill Unless Amended

But while Ambrose says she's opposed to the legislation as written, that doesn't bind other members of the Conservative caucus who will be allowed to...

Stoic on the field, teammate says Argos QB Ricky Ray has a hidden hilarious side

With backup Trevor Harris now in Ottawa, Ray's health is crucial this season for Toronto. “Hearing he's not feeling any pain when he throws is...

The census is back with a swagger

Preparations were already well under way for the 2016 population count. The agency couldn't know who voters would pick, whether the Liberals or NDP would...

The Trump freakout goes to 11

Meanwhile, Leon Wolf, managing editor of the conservative blog RedState, wrote that “Republicans must know that there is absolutely no chance that we will win...

The Sprout: Earls reverses controversial beef decision

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP and internal trade critic Dan Albas is calling on the Liberal government Tuesday to immediately refer to the Supreme Court a...

Donald Trump to speak at North Dakota oil expo in Bismarck

North Dakota Republican Party Chairman Kelly Armstrong said Trump's appearance in Bismarck could help his standing with the state's 28 delegates, most of whom "were...

BP unveils #break the silence

Huron-Bruce Conservative MP Ben Lobb, Bruce County Warden and Huron-Kinloss Mayor Mitch Twolan, Saugeen Shores Mayor Mike Smith and Grey Bruce Health Centre CEO Paul...

Government & Politics Don't Underestimate Trump's Support

Cruz and John Kasich quit the race, leaving Trump with no opposition and about 200 more delegates to win. That says a lot about the...

John McCallum: Military May Again Help Bring Syrian Refugees To Canada

OTTAWA — Immigration Minister John McCallum says talks are underway with the military about again helping with efforts to bring Syrian refugees to Canada. He...

Mayor John Fetterman on the 2016 primaries and the value of liberalism

As it swings back and forth between savage and civilized, establishment and revolution, conservative and liberal, there's no better person to have that conversation with...

Editorials from around New York

Do they support Mr. Trump or the third-party conservative? If they are forced to choose, they could alienate enough GOP voters to ensure defeat. Consider...

Maddening times

How is it possible that a great conservative country, conscious of its role in the West and deferential to authority of all kinds, might say...

Trudeau says Canadians are united around Fort McMurray as federal response gets underway

And certainly in Fort McMurray, the difficult times they are going through right now is something that we are going to unite around," Trudeau said...