June 3, 2016

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Darlie Routier convicted of murdering son, verdict brings tears, rage from family members

"Greg Davis is a killer." Mr. Davis, the lead prosecutor, said he was undisturbed by the family's remarks. "We try to understand that when they...

Utah man whose long drug sentence stirred controversy is released

Mike Lee (R-Utah), Angelos was quietly released Tuesday after a federal court granted him an immediate reduction in sentence. He was able to immediately go...

Boater who treaded water for 20 hours recalls solitary night before rescue

He dog-paddled, just to give himself something to do, all of his movements slow and conservative. There was no way ... Times photographer Douglas R.

Major upgrades for Canadian Coast Guard College

The college first opened its doors in 1965 and celebrated its 50th anniversary just last year. Since that time, nearly 1,200 fleet officers have graduated...

Strange days for Conservative party

... for other government program spending”), can also be read as a rebuke not only to former Liberal habits of dipping into the fund, but...

Trump's personal attacks on judge spark GOP concerns

. Mark Sherman, Associated Press ... "He said he would give military officers unlawful orders and expect them to comply," Adler said, referring to Trump's...

The Coming Week: Ryan Faces Agenda Tests; Primary Season Ebbs

Lois Capps (D). After some redistricting in North Carolina, Rep. Renee Ellmers (R) is facing fellow Republican lawmaker Rep. George Holding in what has been...

Maxime Bernier pans supply-management during PEI stop

One day after dairy farmers in P.E.I. lobbied to preserve the industry's supply-management system, federal Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier reiterated his opposition to it.

Mike Miller: It's time for a change in leadership

He really has a conviction for the U.S. Congress," Wallace said. "We scream for change in this country and then go to the ballot box...

Gordon Brown leads plea to Labour supporters to vote in EU referendum

In a speech at the Hay-on-Wye Festival, Mr Brown was set to say that the Remain camp is relying on non-Conservative supporters - nine million...

What I Learned About Hillary Clinton from Baby Books

Just as the conversational arc around racism explores its regional implications—how in the conservative South, color differences aren't pretended away; while in the North, a...

QP Friday: Electoral reform, back room deals and legal pot

(subscription) (subscription)The legalization of marijuana is an important Liberal promise, NDP Anne Minh-Thu Quach said in French, but the government has handed over responsibility...

Maryam Monsef willing to stick with 1st-past-the-post elections if Canadians want them

The course correction still wasn't enough for "mighty ticked off" Conservative democratic institutions critic Scott Reid. ... "Wednesday afternoon, both Scott and his deputy critic...

Justin Trudeau 'dissatisfied' with how Chinese minister treated journalist

Tony Clement, a Conservative MP, blasted Dion after the incident, tweeting, “And Mr Dion just stands there??” Later Clement said he was willing to give...

Congressional Democrats join push to recapitalize Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Recently, a coalition of Conservative groups joined the charge, sending a letter to Congress requesting that they consider a bill to allow the government-sponsored enterprises...

Assisted Dying Bill C-14 Adopted At Second Reading In Senate, But Feds Will Miss Deadline

NDP MP Murray Rankin said he always believed the government was exaggerating the urgency of meeting the deadline in order to push C-14 through the...

Albas to hold Merritt meetings

Dan Albas, MP for Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola, and his staff will be seeing a lot more of Merritt, as the conservative MP announced he would be...

'Why pretend?' Nathan Cullen rules out NDP leadership run

Nathan Cullen won't be a candidate for the leadership of the New Democratic Party. The veteran B.C. MP, who ran against Tom Mulcair for the...

Nathan Cullen announces he will not run for NDP leadership

Nathan Cullen will not be a candidate for the leadership of the New Democratic Party. The veteran B.C. MP, who ran against Tom Mulcair for...

Nathan Cullen Won't Run For Federal NDP Leadership

OTTAWA — Veteran NDP MP Nathan Cullen was seen as a front-runner to succeed Tom Mulcair as party leader, but not any more. Cullen announced...

Reflections on 10 years of Harper government

Brodie reflected on what he saw as a crucial tactical mistake the Conservative Party made in trying to rush a balanced budget in the years...

Meet the red-state conservatives fighting to abolish the death penalty

Religiously committed conservative activists have received a number of boosts over the past few decades, including Pope John Paul II's declaration of Catholic opposition to...

Nathan Cullen won't seek NDP leadership - www.kingstonregion.com/

www.kingstonregion.com/Nathan Cullen won't seek NDP leadershipwww.kingstonregion.com/NDP MP Nathan Cullen speaks with the media following Question period Friday June 3, 2016 in Ottawa. Veteran British Columbia...

BC MP Nathan Cullen won't seek to replace Mulcair as NDP leader

(subscription) (subscription)Mr. Cullen is joining former NDP MP Megan Leslie on the sidelines of the race to replace Thomas Mulcair, leaving a wide-open field...

MP Nathan Cullen won't seek NDP leadership

That leaves Niki Ashton and Paul Dewar, two other contenders from the 2012 leadership race, as potential candidates again. Speculation has also swirled around Quebec...

Nathan Cullen won't seek to replace Mulcair as NDP leader

That leaves Niki Ashton and Paul Dewar, two other contenders from the 2012 leadership race, as potential candidates again. Speculation has also swirled around Quebec...

The Gargoyle: The Courts, the Commons, the clapping

Also attending the debate was Conservative MP Steven Blaney, who sat with Sen. Pamela Wallin. Throughout the night, Blaney quietly applauded whenever Black criticized the...

Vyshyvanka Day celebration by prime minister and Liberal MPs goes viral

The Ukrainian Weekly (press release) (subscription)The Ukrainian Weekly (press release) (subscription)Following the Question Period, Liberal Cabinet Ministers Chrystia Freeland, Ralph Goodale, Kent Hehr and MaryAnn...

Does automatic applause a trained seal make?

(subscription) (subscription)Almost two years ago, indignant about having been labelled a “trained seal” by his former Conservative colleague Brent Rathgeber, Calgary East MP Deepak...

Summer can't come soon enough for Trudeau's Liberals: Chris Hall

It's early yet in the life of this Liberal government. So this past month, difficult as it was with the loss of a cabinet minister...

Parliament left behind as online petitions drive civic engagement

Suzanne Kelly's "Block Trump" petition garnered more than 500,000 signatures, but it needed only a fraction of those names to be raised in the UK...

Trump declares that 'Morning Joe' has 'lost their way'

Donald Trump on Friday accused “Morning Joe” co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough of losing their way. “I don't watch or do @Morning_Joe anymore,” he...

Drinking on Parliament Hill: Former MPs discuss culture of indulgence

Recent news of two Liberal MPs dealing with alcohol addiction has sparked a discussion about the culture of booze on Parliament Hill, a place that...

Justin Trudeau Speech to Liberal Federal Party Convention

Our Canadian sister party, whose recent success has interested and inspired many of us, held its Federal Party Convention (which takes places every two years)...

Election 2016: Liberals vie with Nationals for power in the future Coalition

Needless to say these open contests generate their own tensions in Coalition ranks with senior Liberals grumbling about Joyce's overt politicking in Indi and Murray.

Ruiz versus Stone focuses on Iran nuclear deal

Earlier this year, state Sen. Jeff Stone announced his candidacy for Congress, assuring a crowd of conservative allies in La Quinta that, after more than...

Scott Reid on how Scott Reid is wrong and some electoral reform would be … wronger

Although, in this case, the Scott Reid in question is not the loudmouth former political aide and Ace Frehley fanatic who pens this column. We're...

Jennifer Campbell's Social Notes: June 4, 2016

... it delivered multifarious amusements throughout the night — expertly introduced in turn by award-winning emcee Isabelle Racicot — that included off-the-charts adorable performances by...

Staff Writer, The Ringer

(blog) (blog)Every season, the moral dilemma that is The Bachelor/ette gives me pause, and then I ask myself: “Do I want to watch JoJo...

Now retired, former MP Joe Preston is elected to Conservative Party National Council

The newly-elected Conservative Party National Council members for Ontario, former Elgin-Middlesex-London MP Joe Preston, left, Kara Johnson, Matthew John and Matthijs van Gaalen, pose for...

Why Radiohead are at the top of a game no one else knows how to play

The intro tape features the laughter of Nina Simone, possibly the least Radiohead sound imaginable; the first song, “Burn the Witch”, augments the recorded version's...

Adverbs Are Overwhelmingly, Indisputably the Best Part of Speech

(blog) (blog)Every word that serves no function, every long word that could be a short word, every adverb that carries the same meaning that's...

Say no to more trade deals: Salutin

But I'd like to suggest Justin Trudeau and trade minister Chrystia Freeland, take time to think about striking a different note there, like backing off...

The art of the obituary

Obituaries of Robert Maxwell, circumscribed by the suddenness of his (apparently) accidental death and by the convention that newspapers generally avoid direct criticism of other...

LiveBlogLast Updated 9.30pm AEDTFederal Election Campaign 2016: Day 27

Welcome to 's rolling coverage of the 27th day of the campaign. There are 29 days remaining which means we'll reach the halfway point tomorrow.

Noble Group Bonds Surge by Record After $500 Million Call

“The rights issue is a big surprise at such a dilutive discount, and more so with CIC willing to share the pain,” said Leong Wai...

The Latest: Trump supporters, protesters scuffle in Calif.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., talks during an interview with The Associated Press Thursday, June 2, 2016, in Janesville, Wis. Ryan endorsed Donald Trump on...

Assembly kills bill to give California farmworkers overtime pay

Ritchie says she's backing Del Beccaro because he's the "only true conservative" in the race. For weeks, Jeff Belle of Walnut Creek has positioned himself...

In God We Don't Trust: Growing American Secular Movement Rallies in DC This Week

... shift in emphasis since that 2012 event —and the mounting attacks against religious believers by New Atheists such as Sam Harris—that led to a...

Liberals ramming through change to O Canada because MP who sponsored bill is seriously ill: Tories

... questions from some MPs about whether parliamentarians should be expediting a bill through Parliament on such a sensitive and emotional issue simply because it...