May 12, 2016

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Inside Donald Trump's Charm Offensive With the GOP Establishment

The American ConservativeRyan, who may harbor aspirations of running for president in 2020 or later, noted that he represents a wing of the conservatives and...

Women, the Talmud, and Tiferet

Tiferet is a partnership minyan, based on the model of Shira Chadashah in Jerusalem and Darchei Noam in Manhattan, one of its co-chairs, Mark Schwartz...

Fare bargain triples ridership on UPX

Metrolinx spokeswoman Anne Marie Aikins said Wednesday that as of the end of April, 6,500 people on average now use the service on weekdays. Including...

BC MPs clash on gender equity in Commons

That puts Canada 61st out of 191 countries, noted New Democratic Party MP Kennedy Stewart, a former Simon Fraser University political scientist and sponsor of...

Hollywood liberalism at its lamest: “Money Monster,” George Clooney and Jodie Foster's financial-crisis drama ...

Still, I can't resist making this point, although it may not directly relate to why “Money Monster” is dreadful: Adam McKay, the comedy director who...

Liberals unveil new rules to crack down on partisan government advertising

Treasury Board President Scott Brison tied the new rules governing the use of public funds for partisan advertising to criticisms of the previous Conservative government's...

Trump and the Artifice of the Deal

Though the crucial New York primary was a week away, Trump decided he wouldn't bother using his allotted 30 minutes to pump his conservative credentials.

New federal advertising rules will limit use of Liberal red

Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski, who chairs the House of Commons committee on Government Operations and Estimates, said he spoke with Mr. Brison Thursday morning about...

John Ivison: Stephen Harper had plan to unite Alberta's right as Conservative Party

In the months after the NDP's surprise victory in Alberta, then-prime minister Stephen Harper told his closest political associates that he planned to set up...

Delbert Latta, 30-year Ohio congressman and GOP bulldog, dies at 96

Delbert L. Latta, a conservative Republican who represented northwest Ohio in the U.S. House for 30 years, was a bulldog defender of President Richard M.

Tunisian gay activist denied visa to Canada

NDP MP Hélène Laverdière has asked McCallum to look into Ayari's file, as Quebec groups have told her they're interested in inviting him to future...

Tunisian gay activist denied visa to Canada

NDP MP Hélène Laverdière has asked McCallum to look into Ayari's file, as Quebec groups have told her they're interested in inviting him to future...

Young and popular deputy leader of Ontario's NDP open to federal leadership bid, he says

The 37-year-old was elected to the provincial legislature in 2011 for his Brampton, Ont. riding, Bramalea-Gore-Malton, after narrowly losing a bid for a federal seat...

Thousands take over downtown Ottawa for National March for Life

Conservative MP Ted Falk told the crowd the time is now to stand up against Bill C-14, the recently introduced assisted suicide bill. “In our...

Wellesley Religion Listings

John Finney, director of music. Cynthia Gordan, church administrator. We are an open and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ. We welcome people...

Dan Albas - May 12, 2016 / 6:00 am | Story: 165543

In other words our new Liberal government is using precisely the same tactics as the previous Conservative government used in order to advance government legislation...

An Extensive Guide To The Fact Checks, Debunks, And Criticisms Of Trump's Various Problematic Policy Proposals

Bloomberg Politics editors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann attempted to outline Trump's shifting positions on tax policy, the minimum wage, and the national debt during...

QP Thursday: Democratic reform dominates

(subscription) (subscription)Kenney tried again, asking the government to commit to holding a referendum, before fellow Conservative MP Steven Blaney jumped in. “We've gone from...

MPs have tough decision to make as assisted-dying bill moves toward final vote in the House

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Ted Falk said C-14 “could have and should have been better.” “Sadly, the government did not present – and in fact...

MPs have tough decision to make as assisted-dying bill moves toward final vote in the House

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Ted Falk said C-14 “could have and should have been better.” “Sadly, the government did not present – and in fact...

QP Thursday: Democratic reform dominates

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MPs Scott Reid, Blake Richards and Tom Kmiec all lined up to try a few different attempts at the same question: Will...

Liberals defend Trudeau's upcoming appearance in federally-funded promotional campaign

Even as it moves to restrict partisan government advertising, the Liberal government is defending Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's upcoming appearance in a promotional campaign funded...

Chilliwack teen's letter to MP about downtown gets big social media response

... gotten worse in terms of crime and the threat of crime. And while many adults have been raising red flags, and city hall and...

Staffing boost underway for privately sponsored Syrian refugees amid complaints

iPolitics.ca (subscription)Immigration Minister John McCallum says additional staff began arriving in Canadian visa offices in the Middle East "as of today" in an effort to...

Jason Kenney: Liberal Excuses On Electoral Reform Getting 'More And More Ridiculous'

OTTAWA — The Liberal government came under fire Thursday for stacking a parliamentary committee studying electoral reform and for refusing to hold a referendum —...

Jason Kenney: Liberal Excuses On Electoral Reform Getting 'More And More Ridiculous'

On the first day that the government had announced it was moving forward on electoral reform by appointing a 10-person committee — with six Liberals,...

Lower voting age to 16 in BC, Green Party argues

At the federal level, an NDP MP representing Vancouver filed a private members bill earlier this year suggesting an amendment to the Canada Elections Act.

Speaker Ryan Says He Had 'Encouraging, Productive' Meeting With Trump

TIME... those differences today. That's common knowledge. The question is what is it that we need to do to unify the Republican Party and all...

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Rob Kutner's 'Runaway Brains'

runaway_brains The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable.

Tories on electoral reform: Liberals 'want decisions to be made by Twitter'

The Globe and MailBut Conservative MP Jason Kenney argued that Liberal governments in B.C., Ontario and P.E.I. held referendums on electoral reform, and that Monsef...

Two things could doom the GOP in key Senate races -

MSNBC- Trump and LatinosMSNBCJoe Heck, is running against a Latina with statewide name recognition, former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Mastro. State Democrats were almost...

Lafayette arrest report for May 12

She was booked on two counts of fugitive. ELIJAH LAVAR MAZE: 33, of the 4700 block of Albert Road, Abbeville. He was booked on ...

The Many, Many Reasons Why Conservatives Won't Run a Third-Party Candidate Against Trump

(blog) (blog)But, as my Slate colleague Jim Newell has noted, the whole point of a conservative third-party run is that it would be conservative...

The Libertarian Party Chairman Explains Why the Romney Third Party Talk Is Nuts

(blog) (blog)With the selection of Donald Trump as the Republican Party's presumptive nominee, a lot of disgruntled anti-Trump conservatives have been looking for a...

Web Exclusive: Reed Brody & Michael Smith Remember Michael Ratner (Part 2) - Democracy Now!

Democracy Now!Web Exclusive: Reed Brody & Michael Smith Remember Michael Ratner (Part 2)Democracy Now!Our guests, as we continue our remembrance of Michael Ratner, are his...

Fast calls on Liberals to declare TPP position before Obama visit

(subscription) (subscription)In the debate in the house on the motion Thursday, Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland pointed out that there's plenty of time to continue...

Cannes: Don Johnson Joins 'Vengeance: A Love Story' (Exclusive)

John Mankiewicz (House of Cards) wrote the script based on Joyce Carol Oates' award-winning novel, Rape: A Love Story. Director Johnny Martin has begun shooting...

Bye-Bye Morley Safer! The Retiring 60 Minutes Correspondent's Most Liberal Moments

(blog) (blog)On Wednesday, CBS News announced that Morley Safer, 60 Minutes' longest-serving correspondent, will officially retire this week. Safer's first season with 60 Minutes...

Same-Sex Marriage Fast Facts

Anticipating an appeal, U.S. Senior District Judge Terence Kern puts in place a stay pending the outcome of the Utah appeal, so same-sex couples in...

Review: Why Money Monster Will Make You Mad as Hell

He gave a finely wrought performance in Angelina Jolie's otherwise patchy 2014 Unbroken, and he was terrific in David Mackenzie's 2013 prison drama Starred Up.

Same-Sex Marriage Fast Facts

Anticipating an appeal, U.S. Senior District Judge Terence Kern puts in place a stay pending the outcome of the Utah appeal, so same-sex couples in...

Same-Sex Marriage Fast Facts

Anticipating an appeal, U.S. Senior District Judge Terence Kern puts in place a stay pending the outcome of the Utah appeal, so same-sex couples in...

World Leaders Gather in London for Anti-Corruption Summit — But There's an 'Elephant in the Room'

Attendees at the day-long event included US Secretary of State John Kerry, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, and Christine Lagarde, managing director...

Trump and Ryan: meeting was a 'very positive step' toward GOP unity – as it happened

Exquisitely named conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer rejected Republican talk of “unity” between warring factions of the party's leadership after a meeting this morning between Donald...

Postmedia's Paul Godfrey To Feds: Spend More On Ads, Offer Bigger Tax Breaks

Conservative committee member Peter Van Loan offered advice to Godfrey for preventing a further decline in his company's advertising revenues _ don't abandon local news.

Edmonton, south Saskatchewan and BC interior meet criteria for EI extension

Conservative critic John Barlow said the Liberals should have done more due diligence before making "such a unilateral decision." In the House of Commons, Rodger...

Electoral reform plan favours Liberals, MP says

(press release) (press release)MP Cathy McLeod says she's "extremely disappointed" with the Liberal government's plan to change the voting system without Canadians having the...

Trump, Ryan meet in bid to heal fractured US Republican Party

Presumptive Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump sat down with House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday in an unusual and highly anticipated meeting...

Liberals announce new rules to limit government advertising

New measures to scrub self-serving and partisan government communications will take effect immediately, says Treasury Board President Scott Brison — but that doesn't mean the...

Updated NH Primary Source: Activist Dan Hynes running for NHGOP vice chair

It means the political organization charged with getting Democrats elected to the U.S. House chooses Shea-Porter over primary opponent Shawn P. O'Connor. Shea-Porter .... Outspoken...