May 25, 2016

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Kansas legislators asked to sign letter against U.S. transgender bathroom guidance

John Carmichael, D-Wichita, said he opposes Merrick's letter and will not sign it, although he acknowledged that the speaker and supporting lawmakers have the right...

Old divisions set to re-emerge at key Conservative national convention this week

Calgary Conservative MP Deepak Obhrai, the dean of the Tory caucus, said the convention will be arguably the most important ever for the Conservative Party...

MPS initiative tied to Black Lives Matter movement wins support

Conservative bloggers and talk-show pundits, including Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., have skewered MPS over the last two weeks for its plans to...

TPP trade deal: Liberals tip their hand by “consulting” with anti-trade zealots

Watch as I detail who International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland is consulting on the TPP and who she isn't consulting. One of the few Chambers...

Liberals to repeal Conservative changes to public-sector bargaining

(subscription) (subscription)The federal Liberals say they'll roll back changes to public-sector bargaining brought in by the previous Conservative government. Treasury Board President Scott Brison...

Aussie PM promises dairy subsides if re-elected

Australia's Prime Minister has offered cash-strapped farmers across the ditch a lifeline if his Liberal government wins next month's election. Malcolm ... The Aussie prime...

Eventually Trump? The GOP's most vocal critics are falling in line

... to survive. Here are a few of the most prominent GOP officials and conservative voices who have fallen in line -- or are at...

Winnipeg radiologist may run to lead federal Conservatives

Lindsay was active in the riding association of former MP Steven Fletcher, and is a longtime member of, and donor to, the Conservative Party but...

Federal government asks NCC to review sites for Ottawa Hospital's new Civic campus

That plan, announced in November 2014 by hospital chief executive Jack Kitts and then Ottawa cabinet minister John Baird, sparked immediate controversy, partly because there...

Bilateral trade deal with Japan still on back burner after Trudeau, Freeland visit

Vancouver Sun (subscription)While in Japan this week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland parried questions about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, announced a handful...

Harper to break his silence at party convention

The Globe and Mail (subscription)VANCOUVER—As the Conservative party gathers to chart a path to election readiness for 2019, grassroots delegates will finally hear from Stephen...

Liberals set to name new ambassador to Israel: report

(blog)A Toronto corporate lawyer and part-time columnist for the Toronto Star, Bercovici was appointed Canada's envoy to Israel in January 2014 by the former...

Ontario boosts aboriginal health funding after suicide crisis

A spokeswoman for federal Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett could not be immediately reached. Canada's Liberal government said in March it would spend...

In search of a manifesto for the Conservative Party of Canada

Do Conservatives have manifesto envy? In the lead-up to this week's party convention in Vancouver, Conservatives are talking about renewal, transformation and post-Harper change. Early...

Leopards in Rayburn tonight

Mark Takano's (D-Calif.) office; Matt Weiner with Rep. Susan Davis's (D-Calif.) office; Emmanuel Guillory with the Education and Workforce Committee; Ryan Welch with Forbes-Tate; Dan...

Here are 6 creepy similarities between the NRA and the Church of Scientology

(In some conservative states, an N.R.A. grade can be determinative; as one former legislator told me, “When you come from a state like mine, you'd...

Liberals stylishly break own rules: Prime “Rib” Minister Trudeau “wines and dines” in ILLEGAL ad

Just two weeks after Treasury Board President Scott Brison announced that the government would be defining partisan ads as those with "any name, voice or...

Niki Ashton, what kinda feminist are you?

Ashton, the NDP MP for Churchill-Keewatinook Aski, became the rather public voice of aggrieved female politicians last week after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's meltdown in...

Blue on blue attacks at PMQs as George goes mano a mano with Angela

Having got the chancellor on the back foot, Eagle devoted her remaining five questions to pointing out the splits in the Conservative party over Europe...

State Department report sharply criticizes Clinton's email practices

It was particularly critical of former secretary of state Colin Powell – who has acknowledged publicly that he used a personal email account to conduct...

Selective Diversity

Her mother, Lois Dickson Rice, is a scholar in economic studies at Brookings and previously served as Vice President and Board member of the College...

Fifth District candidates on the issues

That means I'm not afraid of taking heat from Washington liberals and liberal media personalities who can't stand conservatives like me who stand up for...

Saudi Arms Deal: Defence Industry Backs Controversial Contract

OTTAWA — The association representing Canada's defence industry is defending the controversial $15-billion sale of light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia by an Ontario company.

How Johnson County voters can sap Gov. Sam Brownback's power in 2016

(blog) (blog)Patty Markley over Craig McPherson, Leesa Gabel over Keith Esau, Tom Cox over Brett Hildabrand, Jan Kessinger over Rob Bruchman, Joy Koesten over...

If the Austrian election results tell us anything, then Corbyn is on the road to success in 2020

His critics fear that his liberal stance is driving away voters in his party's working-class heartlands, ignoring their concerns about the movement of labour and...

Ribbon cutting celebrates new Hastings swing... - www.insidebelleville.com/

Ribbon cutting celebrates new Hastings swing...www.insidebelleville.com/Macmillan acknowledged the work of previous MP Rick Norlock and his Conservative government. The additional expenditure was “a worthwhile investment,”...

HBO's All the Way starring Bryan Cranston (review)

Even the actors playing House Speaker John McCormick and Senate President Pro Tem Carl Hayden, both uncredited (at least by the HBO website) and glimpsed...

Will Facebook's 'trending' scandal change the way we read news?

Users who identify as either very conservative or very liberal tend to drive political discussions, according to a 2014 Pew Research Center study, a trend...

Appalachia Used To Be A Democratic Stronghold. Here's How To Make It One Again.

It'd be easy to recast Trump's dominance as evidence of his unique appeal, a triumphant anti-politician who could finally wrench every bit of a traditionally...

Stephen Harper to resign as MP to pursue business interests — and possibly a foreign policy institute

OTTAWA – Former prime minister Stephen Harper will resign as member of Parliament by the fall to pursue business interests and look to establish a...

PMQs Sketch: Osborne managed to fight off Labour's pocket Boadicea

(blog) (blog)What weapon could this sweet-natured tinky-winky milkmaid possibly wield? .... Anyhow, your husband told me there's too many like his wife who are...

Deficit reduction levy axed for incomes under $50K

Federal minister and Bonavista-Burin-Trinity MP Judy Foote announced that the Canadian government has allowed the province to suspend monthly payments on what's known as the...

An epic Shakespeare mashup, Beyonce and Wayne Shorter - Crain's Chicago Business

Crain's Chicago BusinessAn epic Shakespeare mashup, Beyonce and Wayne ShorterCrain's Chicago Business5 Playwright Richard Bean's wildly successful “One Man, Two Guvnors” is, as the name...

HuffPost Canada Celebrates 5th Anniversary With 50 Contributors

The former Liberal MP penned poignant pieces, such as his tribute to Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers after the Ottawa shootings in 2014 and a remembrance of...

Elites vs. Too Much Democracy: Andrew Sullivan's Afraid of Popular Self-Government

British expatriate writer Andrew Sullivan recently returned to the public eye with a piece that has aroused considerable comment, some of it reasonably on point,...

Canadian Real Estate Money Laundering Not Being Taken Seriously: Critics

said David Eby, the NDP housing critic in British Columbia, where some have said the housing market is particularly susceptible to money laundering. ... "The...

Trump and Clinton are not your only options

Are Libertarians liberals or conservatives? The answer is both — and neither. Libertarians believe in small government. That means that they are liberal on social...

Trouble with Harry Triguboff of Meriton

Benson, who is married to senator Stephen Conroy (the factional nemesis of, among others, negative gearing enthusiast David Feeney), recently snared a gig on the...

PRIMARY NIGHT: Barksdale wins Democratic Senate nod in Georgia

Mike Crane and West Point Mayor Drew Ferguson advanced to a July 26 GOP runoff after finishing first and second in GA-03. Crane and Ferguson...

Hands on with Civilization 6 ... as the Emperor of China

spoke to lead designer Ed Beach about Civ 6. He told us ... I built my first city and set to work with a...

Are you willing to pay more to preserve home mail delivery?

Before last October's federal election, the Liberals promised to reverse a decision to end door-to-door delivery planned by the previous Conservative government. That was top...

New England Patriots links 5/25/16 - Really, Roger? NFL Commissioner Speaks, Says Nothing

Bruce Allen (Boston Sports Media Watch) If Roger Goodell is “really not focused” on the Tom Brady appeal and he “didn't see the report” from...

Lloyd's of London: Future risks

Its customs have kept it going for 328 years, since it began in Edward Lloyd's coffee house. Lloyd's is not a company itself, ... TOM...

What if Malcolm Turnbull trips and Bill Shorten vaults to victory?

The battle between liberals and conservatives would be fierce. While Shorten might just survive a narrow defeat, Turnbull almost certainly would not. Abbott, Abetz, Andrews...

Alan Sugar named Tory enterprise tsar despite past criticism of Osborne

Business Insider UKA number of other senior Labour figures have also carried out reviews of specific policy areas for the Conservatives, including the former health...

EXCLUSIVE: WHERE THE OBAMAS WILL LIVE after Inauguration Day – PAUL RYAN MOVING TOWARD ...

We're told Ryan has been steadily “getting there,” helped notably by the super-conservative potential Supreme Court picks that Trump released last week. Sounds like the...

Editorial: Anti-radicalization work is important

The Minister of Public Safety, Saskatchewan's own Ralph Goodale, assured participants that the Liberal government intends to move ahead with amendments to C-51, making sure...

'Called to serve,' Pace announces bid for Chatham Town Council

After that, he worked on Robert Hurt's 2010 campaign. “After he won ... I would like to see Silas Moore Park developed, too.” Pace ...

Trudeau To Hold Bilateral Meetings With Merkel, Hollande At G7 Summit In Japan

SHIMA, Japan — A group of powerful world leaders is about to hear a starkly new take on what Canada thinks must be done to...

Larry Bird and Reggie Miller Weigh In On The Modern NBA - 8 Points, 9 Seconds

8 Points, 9 SecondsLarry Bird and Reggie Miller Weigh In On The Modern NBA8 Points, 9 SecondsReggie Miller and Larry Bird weigh in on how...