June 5, 2016

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Video: Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose cracks zingers at Stephen Harper's expense

(blog) (blog)Last night's parliamentary press gallery dinner marked the first time that a leader of the Conservative leader had made an appearance on-stage. And...

UK trade union leaders call on 6 million members to vote remain

The IndependentDespite words to the contrary from figures like Iain Duncan Smith and Michael Gove, the Tories would negotiate our exit and, we believe, would...

NARAL Targets Ohio Sen. Rob Portman

... the national scene in light of Senate control. Senator Rob Portman was elected in 2010 when Tea Party anger and enthusiasm pushed him and...

How the Liberals convinced a hesitant caucus to support C-14

The ended in a 139-to-139 tie that Speaker Geoff Regan broke in favour of the government. “We had to win,” Leslie said, but added that...

Liberals lift Harper government's controversial ban on opposition MPs' visits to military bases

Conservative defence critic James Bezan, who served as parliamentary secretary when the Tories were in power, was travelling overseas Friday with Sajjan and unavailable for...

Special interests pour record $24M into lawmakers' races

... big advantage in getting outside interests to benefit their campaigns." Traditional Democratic allies like labor unions, consumer attorneys and environmental advocates are now dumping...

The West Block Transcript: Season 5 Episode 37

The Liberals backed down. The Opposition parties will have more clout on electoral reform. But former chief electoral officer Jean-Pierre Kingsley points out that as...

Untold story of Midland miners who turned underground WW1 battlefield saboteurs

The heroics of those who survived the mud, madness and savagery of World War One's trenches have been well-documented. But there was another war taking...

Federal Study Disputes Claim Diaspora Communities Breed Extremists

... their face covering at citizenship ceremonies, and the Oct. 2 announcement by Conservatives Kellie Leitch and Chris Alexander of a "barbaric cultural practices tip...

Ambrose disses 'bad man' Harper, Trudeau jokes about Obama and Mulcair drops the mic at press dinner

GATINEAU, Que. — Federal party leaders put down their swords to celebrate those who wield the pens and microphones Saturday night. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau,...

Have your say on Canada's defence policies

It was organized by 42-year military veteran and former Liberal MP candidate Leon Jensen (who lost to Conservative Mark Warawa in the Langley-Aldergrove riding). When...

Ontario Liberal Party will decide on their candidate for Scarborough-Rouge River today

Thiru's main rival is Rathika Sitsabaiesan, the riding's former New Democrat MP, whose recent switch to the Liberals surprised many. In a message to supporters...

Those Fabulous Sixties

History News Network (HNN) (blog)History News Network (HNN) (blog)Equally enlightening was Bernard von Bothmer's compelling 2010 book, Framing the Sixties: The Use and Abuse of...

Holder's Dangerous Ignorance About Snowden

Holder's record as attorney general included proposing to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a Manhattan court room, failing to seriously investigate IRS targeting...

Washington Post Op-ed: A fight to abolish the death penalty, led by conservatives

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...

Community Calendar

... the concert, which is for Bellisini Academy of Lawrence, will feature the music of Austrian classical composer, Franz Schubert. The Rivers School Conservatory Faculty...

Canada compensates its dairy farmers for EU imports

Canadian Agriculture Minister, Lawrence MacAulay and International Trade Minister, Chrystia Freeland, issued a joint statement announcing talks with the industry towards a package of help...

“Change must happen, Patten must go”

Indeed, many saw the comments as disqualifying the Chancellor, who has previously been a Conservative cabinet minister and a chairman of the BBC Trust, from...

Evangelicals feel alienated, anxious amid declining clout

Yet, even in this deeply religious swath of western Kentucky, a state where about half the residents are evangelical, conservative Christians feel under siege. They...

John Major Launches Extraordinary Attack On “Court Jester” Boris Johnson

Although Major insisted he didn't want to personalise his attack, he had some stinging criticism of Johnson – the most prominent Leave campaigner – who...

Major attacks Vote Leave 'deceit' as Johnson defends campaign

The GuardianFormer PM Sir John Major has hit out at the "squalid" and "deceitful" campaign to get Britain out of the EU. He told Andrew...

Post-elbow, the Liberals stop applauding and try compromising

That mirrors a general finding by Abacus in May that 76 per cent of respondents agreed with the statement that Justin Trudeau "tries to do...

The hard-hat chancellor: what kind of Britain is George Osborne building?

He declares a garden city in Ebbsfleet, Kent. He backs nuclear power stations and high-speed rail and ... This Conservative politician begins to look like...

Guest Opinion | Pasadena's Helicopter Fleet Reflects Over-Policing Just Like its Officer-staffing Level

... than Pasadena). We also indicated in our last op-ed that more recent data showed that Pasadena had the 6th highest per capita police staffing...

The Left won the culture war. Will they be merciful?

A recent report on NPR began by noting that the arguments of many “conservative Christians” are “being challenged by changing views in society.” I wondered:...

$32-million upgrade planned for Coast Guard College

Preparations for the graduation ceremony and receptions at the Coast Guard College today forced Sydney-Victoria MP Mark Eyking to announce the funding in Membertou, Friday.

Tom Mulcair Gleefully Drops F-Bombs At Press Gallery Dinner

At a roast of journalists and politicians, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair declared he gave "zero f*cks" and then proceeded to drop several of them in...

Party leaders let loose with barbs, profanity at Press Gallery dinner

It was a night of laughs, some trash talk, and even a mic drop. Federal party leaders had a chance to break bread with the...

Concerns in GOP over Trump's verbal attacks on federal judge

Yahoo Singapore NewsFILE - In this May 31, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump syndication.ap.orgFILE - In this May 31, 2016 file photo,...

Berks' Best 2016: A look at the judges

He co-founded Shoestring Productions, an amateur theatrical production company, which produced a staged reading of Benet's "John Brown's Body" at the Miller Center for the...

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Steals The Show From PM At Press Gallery Dinner

Justin Trudeau became the first prime minister in a decade to crack jokes at the Press Gallery dinner — but it was his wife who...

Trump's personal attacks on judge spark concerns

WASHINGTON -- The federal judge who's hearing a Trump University lawsuit is "a hater of Donald Trump" and ought to be removed from the case.

NC boundary changes give new, old story lines to US House races

RALEIGH — A first-time congresswoman keeps running for her current seat although the district was redrawn an hour away from her home. Several Republican incumbents...

Democrats at state convention put focus on Trump, not Baker

McGee also warned that Baker wanted to “defeat Democrats and win a veto-proof majority so he can start pushing through a conservative agenda.” A more...

Voicemails reveal how GOP activist allegedly tried to sway state Assembly swing vote

GOP activist Tony Dane wanted Assemblyman Chris Edwards to be his 13th swing vote needed to install a conservative speaker in the Republican-controlled Assembly in...

Rural Australia at a political crossroads as ties of conservative loyalty fray

John Howard is one for talking about the loss of major party support. Howard's assumption ... It will be a three-cornered contest with the Nationals...

Boundary changes give new, old story lines to US House races - Greensboro News & Record

Boundary changes give new, old story lines to US House racesGreensboro News & RecordRALEIGH — A new congresswoman keeps running for her current seat although...

Tatler Tory's 'threats' at Baroness's Carlton Club drinks party

Armstrong was accused of attempting to film Tory Minister Robert Halfon leaving a gentleman's club in London last year with a female Conservative lover. Mr...

Holder's Dangerous Ignorance About Snowden

Holder's record as attorney general included proposing to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a Manhattan court room, failing to seriously investigate IRS targeting...