May 15, 2016

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New Democrats set to name Tom Mulcair's replacement in fall 2017

OTTAWA — The federal NDP has opted for an extended leadership race to replace Tom Mulcair, as it looks to name a new leader between...

CEE report: Can Polish national firms compete with international players?

(registration) (registration)In October Poland held its general elections and voted in the conservative Law and Justice party. The party made history by ... Pinsent...

CEE report: Can Polish national firms compete with international players?

(registration) (registration)In October Poland held its general elections and voted in the conservative Law and Justice party. The party made history by ... Pinsent...

New Democrats set to name Thomas Mulcair's replacement in fall of 2017

OTTAWA—The federal NDP has opted for an extended leadership race to replace Tom Mulcair, as it looks to name a new leader between September and...

Williams: Whoever is president could fiddle away black futures

I don't blame Williams for not wanting to address the white supremacist support for Trump within the libertarian and conservative groups. Or that they see...

Big Nazi on Campus: How Racists Rallied at UC Berkeley with Police Protection

Spencer left, with Henrik Palgren and Lana Lokteff of Red Ice Radio, and Mike Enoch of The Right Stuff podcast at an NPI Conference. Even...

Election 2016 Live: Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten talk jobs

In addition to Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce labeling current low milk prices as "wrong" and urging supermarkets and processors to "fix" them, Victorian Liberal...

Weekly Book List, May 20, 2016

(subscription) (subscription)War and Society in Early Rome: From Warlords to Generals by Jeremy Armstrong (Cambridge University Press; 329 pages; $99.99). Draws on literary ...

The Last of the Cast Members of 'Casablanca' Is Gone

The other version is the film "Satan Met a Lady," starring Warren William (as "Shane," in the Spade role), Bette Davis, Porter Hall (in the...

The UN declaration on indigenous rights: scary, exciting or just a muddle?

(subscription) (subscription)Does the Liberal government see these as mere words, of no effect? Or would adopting these words profoundly change Canadian law? Indigenous Affairs...

NDP sets leadership convention for fall of 2017

Other possibilities include B.C. MP Nathan Cullen, who placed third behind Mulcair and Brian Topp in the 2012 leadership race; fellow MPs Niki Ashton, Alexandre...

Will Conservatives go back to the future or just look forward to the past?

(subscription)Kenney, like Tony Clement, and Lisa Raitt, barely makes the radar screen of the Conservatives who were polled. As for Kellie Leitch, she is...

Will Conservatives go back to the future or just look forward to the past?

(subscription) (subscription)The 'ostrich faction' still has its head buried in the sand, led by defeated cabinet ministers like Joe Oliver and delusional MPs like...

Conservatives trying to regain Atlantic Canada's trust

Jeff Stubbert (centre) speaks with former Cumberland-Colchester MP Scott Armstrong and interim Conservative Party leader Rona Ambrose during a stop in Amherst on Saturday. The...

Hold the whip: Liberal backbenchers explore newfound freedom to vote against government

Former MP Brent Rathgeber, who resigned from the Conservative caucus to sit as an Independent in 2013 after getting fed up with the Harper government's...

Liberals Mull Veto Power That Could Hurt Access To Information

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is floating the idea of a ministerial veto over planned new powers for the information commissioner — a move that...

NBC plays it safe for the fall, launching three new shows

NBC is taking a conservative approach to the launch of the 2016-17 TV season, adding just three new series — including a new sitcom starring...

Danson returns to NBC schedule with a Thursday night comedy

Ted Danson returns to NBC's Thursday night lineup this fall as part of a conservative scheduling strategy announced Sunday for a network that is holding...

Conservative Leadership Race: Maxime Bernier Kicks Off Campaign In Beauce

Ontario MP Michael Chong has scheduled a news conference for Monday where he is expected to enter the race. Other Tories said to be contemplating...

Ben Carson: Sarah Palin Is on List of Potential Trump Vice-Presidential Picks

(blog) (blog)Ben Carson says former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is being considered as a potential running mate for presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump. In...

Transcript Season 5 Episode 35

That all aside, we just went through listening to the Liberal rhetoric about wanting to work together and I like Mark a lot and want...

Trust issues: Conservatives say they are working hard to regain support in Atlantic Canada

We also have people like Rob Moore, John Ashfield and John Williamson. These people are out in the community making the connections,” she said. “Yes,...

Maxime Bernier kicks off bid for Conservative leadership

Quebec MP Maxime Bernier kicked off his leadership bid for the Conservative party on Sunday. Bernier spoke at a rally in Quebec on Sunday morning,...

Lobb Promotes Huron-Bruce

Festivals, events and other attractions across Huron-Bruce have been given a boost the riding's MP. Conservative Ben Lobb used his one minute of speech time...

Ex-US Sen. Bob Bennett laid to rest in Salt Lake City

"That's no exaggeration, that's really the man," said attorney and business partner John Knapp Baird. "He was ... Bennett also became a vocal critic of...

Where is Stephen Harper and what will he do now?

(blog) (blog)Stephen Harper has vanished from sight in the past six months, but his Where's Waldo status may be about to change. Harper will...

Maxime Bernier officially launches bid for Tory leadership

Bernier was introduced by his campaign co-chairman Jacques Gourde, the Conservative MP for the neighbouring riding of Lotbinière—Chutes-de-la-Chaudière. "When a man from Beauce steps up...

'Plane Talk' with Catherine McKenna: On her best election day memory and Canada's green future

Door knocking was critical for McKenna during last year's federal election. Ottawa Centre was a hotly-contested riding, and few believed the lawyer-turned Liberal candidate could...

Even Liberals are divided on reforming Canada's voting system: Mark Holland

Mark Holland, Parliamentary Secretary for Democratic Reform, Conservative MP Scott Reid and NDP MP Nathan Cullen join Tom Clark to discuss ending first-past-the-post and their...

Johnson Invokes Hitler as Brexit Debate Heats Up

Iain Duncan Smith, the Conservative former work and pensions secretary who is campaigning to leave, added his voice to the criticism, saying on the BBC's...

Movie reviews: The rebel on film

Noted for its free-wheeling kinetic style incorporating counter-culture characters, casual recreational drug use, conflict with conservative and racist attitudes, and a soundtrack including popular rock...

Inside the GOP effort to draft an independent candidate to derail Trump

A band of exasperated Republicans — including 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a handful of veteran consultants and members of the conservative intelligentsia — is...

Election 2016 will test Rupert Murdoch's political power

A Labor plan to concentrate resources wining Liberal National Party seats in Queensland was portrayed by The Courier-Mail the next day as a betrayal of...

Where is home for Frank Lasee?

Reid Ribble's soon-to-be vacant seat. But until just the ... Then, on April 25, conservative talk show host Jerry Bader went on air to call...

Write-in campaign for Southern, Central Oregon district heats up

That would have put two Klamath Falls Republicans — who share similar political views and whose writings are hosted on the conservative website KlamathNews.net —...

From top dog to underdog – Tony Windsor's fight in New England

Windsor has gone from top dog when he was the member to being, as challenger, the underdog in the seat, which was won in 2013...

GUEST PLAYBOOKER: POLITICO Florida's Marc Caputo — Trump's Reality Show -- MoDo strikes again -- Rubio's ...

SHOT -- “Inside the GOP effort to draft an independent candidate to derail Trump,” by WashPost's Phil Rucker and Robert Costa: “A band of exasperated...

NYC Happenings: BAMcinemaFest, NYC's Premier Independent Film Showcase, Returns With a Wide-Ranging Slate

(blog) (blog)Tight-lipped 18-year-old David Cho (Sundance Award winner Joe Seo) struggles to balance the pressures of college admissions with the odd jobs he takes...

Gordon Brown could knock out Boris Johnson in a Brexit bout

Extraordinary, is it not? The political, financial and media worlds are obsessed by a referendum we could do without, called to sort out problems of...

Who ya gonna call? Summer films blast onto screens

Years ago, a joke went around that if the summer movie season keeps moving earlier and earlier, one day it will start in March. This...

now reading: Don't Chortle, Democrats: This Could Have Been You

As recently as 2012, he was registered as an independent, and until 2011 most of his political contributions were to Democrats, including Harry Reid, John...

Donald Trump Confronts The House That Jack Built

Last week Donald Trump met with Jack Kemp protégé House Speaker Paul Ryan. As the Washington Post aptly put it, “Ryan has the House. Trump...

The Vice Presidency No One Should Want

In sum, the past quarter-century has made obsolete the stereotype embodied by Alexander Throttlebottom, the hapless veep in the 1931 musical “Of Thee I Sing,”...

Clemens vs. Bishop: 2 distinct choices in Utah's 1st Congressional race

Bishop takes mostly an anti-fed and pro-states-rights stance on health care, stating on his campaign website: “As a state lawmaker and as a Congressman, Rob...

Seliger cites leadership qualities

Seliger is a 62-year-old Borger native who earned a degree in psychology and biology at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., and worked for steel companies...

How Trudeau ruined a feel-good story: Hepburn

If Justin Trudeau is so politically smart, how is it that he and his Liberal government have been so politically inept in handling the Syrian...

Jay Pharoah, Sasheer Zamata, Drake (NBC) Jay Pharoah, Sasheer Zamata, Drake (NBC)

Doing double duty for the second time, Drake, much like last time, proved an eager, agreeable host. If he's no Timberlake in the host-musical guest...

Filing week: Yakima Valley voters' focus turns to local, statewide races

At least three candidates are expected for the District 2 seat held by Toppenish resident Bouchey: David Watson, retired executive pastor at Yakima Foursquare Church;...

Kelly: Legislature rebukes Christie over easing gun-purchase rules

... Christie, who made no secret of his attempt to court conservative Republicans during his presidential campaign, concocted a far weaker threshold for carrying...

Anderson: German immigration debate may shape our own

All of our destinations are in the east, the much more conservative, xenophobic, insular part of the country that used to compose the old Communist...