June 4, 2016

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Bristol Community College's Greater Taunton graduates of the Class of 2016

Gregory C. Aiello, Business Administration Career; Brianne Beckman, Summa Cum Laude, Deaf Studies and Deaf Studies Prep Certificate; Sophia T. Bennett, General Studies; Casey I.

Forget brokered convention, think about brokered election

Is commentator Bill Kristol nuts? Could an independent "real conservative" -- like constitutional lawyer and war veteran David French -- really run at this late...

The Tories' archaic take on gender

Rona Ambrose made an amazingly petulant, snide, dumb and bizarre insinuation in her speech to the Conservative Party convention. Imagine: Trudeau is ... Men such...

LA Film Fest Review: LONDON TOWN Proves the Clash Was Magical

That period of time in England was a tough one: Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Revolution was ramping up and many white citizens were angry at immigration...

Councillors of all political stripes flock to PM Justin Trudeau during Toronto visit

In one picture, Councillor Jon Burnside talks animatedly with Trudeau as Councillor Christin Carmichael Greb can be seen laughing off to the side. Another shows...

Residents upset at Lake Norman beach traffic

Residents near Mecklenburg County's new swimming beach on Lake Norman are demanding answers after hundreds of beach-goer cars crammed their streets and driveways. Crowds were...

All-female team is Remain campaign's secret weapon to beat Boris Johnson in TV debate

It came as Gordon Brown, the former Labour Prime Minister, announced he will embark on a two-week make or break referendum tour to make the...

Photo: The Canadian Press

Let's just be straight with people and be honest." He said the decision was what was best for his family, his constituents and the party...

A dozen Wisconsin DAs calling it quits this year

(blog)Some of the better known prosecutors, who've held their offices for years, had announced their retirement plans earlier this year, like Sheboygan County DA...

Muhammad Ali may have been the first truly free black man in America

(blog) (blog)And if many white people (and conservative, image-conscious black ones) were appalled by this, some African Americans recognized in him an authentic kind...

Canada set to make national anthem gender-neutral

The Canadian population will understand why we want to make the change," said New Democrat MP Christine Moore during the debate, MRC-TV reports. "It is...

Trump's verbal attacks on judge worry conservative legal scholars

"He has repeatedly given indications he has no appreciation for the rule of law," Adler said. Trump made his first reported comments about U.S. District...

The Hidden History of Muhammad Ali

Despite having an image where his handlers had him scrape and shuffle, Joe Louis — and his dominance in the ring — represented much more...

A glance at candidates for California's open US Senate seat

The former Stanford University quarterback is a centrist — a fiscal conservative who also supports same-sex marriage, abortion rights and a pathway to citizenship for...

Community Calendar June 5

First Monday — Arkansas Conservative Forum meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at China Town Restaurant on Skyline Drive. For more information, call Bob...

BRUNCH EDITION -- DAVID REMNICK on The Greatest – SECRET CODE for cable pundits – BRIAN CALLANAN ...

By Mike Allen (@mikeallen; mallen@politico.com) and Daniel Lippman (@dlippman; dlippman@politico.com). DAVID REMNICK, editor of The New Yorker, “The Outsized Life of Muhammad Ali”: “Ali, who...

David Perdue on Donald Trump: 'I know an outsider when I see one.'

(blog) (blog)Augusta – How does a rising Georgia Republican star who capitalized on his newcomer appeal continue to claim he's an outsider after more...

NDP MPs Jenny Kwan and Fin Donnelly write to port authority about proposed pier expansion near CRAB Park

Jenny Kwan and Fin Donnelly (centre) were joined by several community members when they visited Port Metro Vancouver president and CEO Robin Silvester. Since its...

Bruce-Grey MP opposes national anthem changes

Larry Miller, Member of Parliament for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, issued the following statement in advance of this vote: ... While in government, the Conservative Party proposed...

Is It Finally Safe to Buy ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE:CAG)?

ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE:CAG) on May 24, 2016 announced that its executive vice president and chief financial officer, John Gehring, will retire after 14 years...

Beer essentials: The craft beer boom in Japan shows no sign of running dry

Brian Baird of Baird Brewing, which is based in Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture, started as the smallest brewery in the country in 2002, brewing 30-liter batches...

Divine Punches

Here again his name should be replaced, perhaps by Stokely Carmichael or Huey Newton. Ali does belong with Dick Gregory ... This helped enormously when...

The Internet's Top Sports Numerologist Knows The Cavs Will Win

Even though the Splash Brothers were operating more than a few ticks below earth-shattering efficiency, the Golden State Warriors still had more than enough depth...

5 questions with Carolyn Bennett, minister of Indigenous affairs

Carolyn Bennett is the MP for Toronto-St. Paul's and minister of Indigenous and northern affairs. Before becoming responsible for what is considered one of the...

Fighting Back Against President Obama's Gender Identity Insanity

Whereas elected officials should and are more likely to consider and defend the values of their constituents, unelected educrats — almost all of whom, in...

Plymouth news briefs

Licensed hairstylists from the James Joseph Salon in Plymouth will cut the hair of donors from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. June 17, the first day...

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau raises LGBT rainbow flag on Parliament grounds, offending conservative MPs

Among the Liberal members of Parliament who joined Trudeau at the event were openly gay MPs Randy Boissonnault, Seamus O'Regan, Rob Oliphant and Treasury Board...

Canada would face multi-billion dollar penalty if it cancelled armoured vehicle sale to Saudis

That's for the current Liberal government to respond to,” said former Conservative international trade minister Ed Fast, who worked on the deal along with Stephen...

Maintenance bill for sub fleet jumps by $900 million

“There's a real question as to how long we can continue to maintain the submarines we have,” said NDP MP and defence critic Randall Garrison,...

Le député devenu maire : «Je suis le même gars» - André Bellavance

Son «deuil» de la politique fédérale, il l'avait déjà entrepris, le 25 août 2014, au moment d'annoncer qu'il quittait le Bloc québécois – alors dirigé...

Senate set to make major changes to RCMP union bill

Liberal-appointed Senator Larry Campbell introduced Bill C-7 in the Upper House on Thursday. The former Mountie told fellow senators that "this bill is far from...

What search data can tell us about the next James Bond

LONDON — The question of who will be the next James - or Jane - Bond has been debated furiously ever since Daniel Craig started...

Lake Metigoshe boaters take issue with customs changes

Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire plans to meet with stakeholders from the lake. “We have a small portion of that lake on our side, but...

Photograph by Thomas Hoepker—Magnum

Wasn't this supposed to be David and Goliath? If it was, the kid had no end of smooth stones to fling. .... Conservative working-class patriots,...

Regina's Wascana Park has ally in federal minister Ralph Goodale

Ralph Goodale says he will leave provincial funding decisions to the province of Saskatchewan, but the Regina-Wascana MP — a cabinet minister in the federal...

An Addictive Society

That is why I would become enraged when John Kasich, whenever he started talking about those who needed the help he was offering, invariably included...

Maclean's on the Hill: Nathan Cullen won't lead the NDP

The bill will head to a Senate committee, but the upper chamber has adjourned until June 7, a day after the deadline. Health Minister Jane...

NDP stalwarts line up to avoid 'worst job' in Canadian politics — the party's leadership

OTTAWA — With perceived front-runner Nathan Cullen ruling himself out of the running for the NDP leadership Friday, the day after a major win on...

As the whistles stop, New Westminster residents hope to get more sleep

Peter Julian, the NDP MP for the area, has introduced private members' bills at least three times since 2010 to try to quiet the railways,...

In endorsing Trump, Ryan chooses to stand for nothing

(blog) (blog)Chris Christie listens. After weeks of speculation, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) finally revealed that he will be voting for presumptive Republican presidential...

MP Nathan Cullen rules out bid for NDP leadership

Names bandied about in Ottawa include B.C. MP Peter Julian, Quebec MPs Alexandre Boulerice and Guy Caron, and Manitoba MP Niki Ashton, who garnered 5.7...

Politicians unite around drug overdose "Good Samaritan" law

Politicians unite around drug overdose "Good Samaritan" lawOne of the MPs who rose to support the Liberal backbencher's bill was Conservative Cathy McLeod, a former...