June 16, 2016

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Democratic party touts the leadership of large municipal mayors

(subscription) (subscription)Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Austin Mayor Steve Adler, along with a list of other local leaders from around the state, are set...

MP Bev Shipley says important bill lost in shuffle over national anthem vote

Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MP Bev Shipley isn't happy a private member's bill to make O Canada more gender neutral has passed final reading in the House of...

Calgary MPs taking wait-and-see approach on Conservative leadership race

While Alberta remains the conservative heartland — eight of Calgary's 10 House of Commons' seats are represented by Tories — local MPs such as Ron...

Democrats bullish in efforts to regain power in Legislature

Democrats have been itching to regain their majority in the Nevada Legislature since 2014's conservative red wave swept them out of power, and they say...

Michael Den Tandt: Five ways the Liberals' policy on genocidal ISIL is a bungled, confusing mess

Under federal leaders Paul Martin, Michael Ignatieff and Bob Rae, with added intellectual heft from party elders such as John Manley and Irwin Cotler, the...

Barbie is embarking on a new career as a game developer

(blog) (blog)It's always weird to me that the Gawker family of sites are aggressively left wing, in a dickish sort of way, and yet...

Investors more cautious ahead of Brexit vote, US election

NEW YORK Memories of a sharp market drop in early 2016 coupled with fresh uncertainties over votes in Britain and the United States are prompting...

MPs call for Access to Information overhaul

(subscription) (subscription)The complete hypocrisy of Blaine Calkins and all Conservatives demanding transparency on cabinet documents is truly astounding. They spent nine years supporting the...

Fort Hays State University announces spring 2016 graduates

Jackie S. Ruder, a Master of Liberal Studies (organizational leadership). ...... Sitka: Todd Francis Regan, a Bachelor of General Studies (human services). ARIZONA ... Santa...

Harper PMO webpages cleared from search results to reflect updates, Google says

Conservative MP Candice Bergen is angry that the government has had dozens of web pages from Stephen Harper's days as prime minister deleted from Google...

Liberals back down on refusing to refer to ISIS genocide

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion is backtracking slightly on the Liberal government's position on the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, admitting...

Stéphane Dion declares ISIS killings of Yazidi people a genocide

Stéphane Dion made the statement in the House of Commons after the release of a United Nations report Thursday affirming what observers have said for...

Ottawa 2017 party gets $5 M from Feds

Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly, who was joined for Thursday's announcement by Ottawa-area Liberal MPs David McGuinty and Karen McCrimmon, said the money will help...

'After The View': June 16,2016

I used to read that I was on another network and Easter you read FaceBook comments and about myself no. That was plenty up ...

Canada might make its national anthem gender neutral

During debate on the proposal, Conservative MP Blaine Calkins pushed back, claiming support for the measure wasn't reflective of constituent concerns, but rather was the...

Liberals Vote Against Conservatives' 'Free The Beer' Motion

KelownaNowOn Tuesday, Liberal and Bloc MPs voted against an opposition motion put forward by B.C. MP Dan Albas, the Tories' critic for interprovincial trade. The...

Members of Parliament call for sweeping changes to Access to Information Act

The committee, chaired by Conservative MP Blaine Calkins, advocates pushing ahead with many additional changes in the first wave of reform, including steps to: —...

Canada's Louisbourg Seafoods pushing for surf clam quota increase

IntraFish.comCanada's conservative government and fisheries minister Gail Shea agreed to give Louisbourg Seafoods access to the fishery, but that was stopped under the new liberal...

Canadians abroad should have right to vote in federal elections, London NDP MP Irene Mathyssen says

Canadian expats around the world should have the right to vote in federal elections, says London New Democrat Irene Mathyssen. The MP for London-Fanshawe has...

Smith books his place in darts Pro-Am event

Sunday will see him in action at the Electric Club, Grantham, before Monday's charity event at Burgh's Bell Hotel (£3 entry and £2 to play)...

Liberals propose joint oversight committee with 'extraordinary access' to scrutinize national security

... to explain himself or herself to Canadians," the minister of public safety said. Goodale touted the proposed bill as "a good Canadian model." Liberal...

MP Mauril Belanger gets dying wish in Commons

It now appears all but certain that Canada will soon have a revised, gender- neutral national anthem–a legacy to the perseverance and passion of a...

Coming next week: GOP-care

An ex-FDA official gets charged with insider trading, and the FTC's sudden losing streak vs. hospitals is raising questions about their strategy. But first: An...

Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ) Stock Price Will Hit $48.69: Analysts

Taking a broader look brokerage firms' analysts on the street with an expectant view have high price target of $55.00 and with a conservative view...

Canada Bows Down to Feminists, Changes National Anthem

In addition to the Liberal, NDP, Bloc Québécois and Green Party caucuses, a few Conservative MP's including former cabinet ministers Peter Kent and Candice Bergen,...

Council to axe free school buses despite fears for children's safety

Tory councillor John Weston urged the seven Conservative cabinet members making the decision to 'examine your conscience'. But the protests were in vain and the...

Louisbourg Seafoods wants to break up Clearwater's hold on Arctic surf clam harvest

Nova Scotia's Louisbourg Seafoods is looking to break Clearwater Seafood's monopoly on the Arctic surf clam fishery and is asking for a quota of 6,000...

Bill Requiring Women to Register for the Draft Passes Senate

In the House, which previously passed its version of the NDAA, an amendment requiring women to register for the draft passed narrowly with a 32-30...

Brexit Campaigns Suspended After Labour Lawmaker Jo Cox Shot

“If he wins this, the roughly two-thirds of the Conservative membership that are Eurosceptic will never forgive Cameron,” said Jon Davis, a professor at King's...

DE BLASIO's email reasoning -- UBER push stalls in Albany -- DENTON: Gawker's fine

DE BLASIO'S FERRY PLAN -- 'Transit equality,' fits into mayor's liberal agenda -- NYT's Patrick McGeehan: “At a cost of more than $325 million, Mr.

Yu: Message to Ottawa signed, sealed and delivered

As Conservative MP Brad Trost, a member of the committee, put it, the committee tried and failed to paint me into a corner. I opened...

Mandatory GMO labeling bill introduced in Canadian Parliament

... steps taken by lawmakers south of the border. New Democrat Pierre-Luc Dusseault introduced Bill C-291 [June 14]. He is not the first MP to...

Four former Worcester parliamentary candidates unite to back EU

Conservative MP Robin Walker has teamed up with Labour's Joy Squires, Green Louis Stephen and Lib Dem Federica Smith to call the Leave campaign's proposals...

Canadian gun enthusiasts and their truly bad timing

That doesn't change much.] Canada's public safety minister, Ralph Goodale, made it clear this week that he had no intention of loosening the restrictions on...

Southern Baptists Split With Donald Trump On Refugee Resettlement

Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission responded unequivocally: "Sometimes we have to deal with questions that are really complicated," Moore...

Indigenous group wants review of police conduct to be part of inquiry

(subscription) (subscription)The Liberals are still finalizing the details of the inquiry, but an examination of policing has long been deemed a priority by families...

LiveBlogLast Updated 9:52PM AESTFederal election 2016: Day 40, Turnbull in Sydney, Shorten's steel plan

Welcome to live coverage of day 40 of the 2016 election campaign. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is in Sydney where he tonight became the first...

Raitt questions federal Liberals on rush for pension plan changes

OTTAWA - The Opposition Conservatives are questioning the Liberal government's rush to expand the Canada Pension Plan that could give Canadians more in retirement by...

Wang Yi's 'Temper Tantrum' in Canada

It was a predictable and entirely reasonable question posed by a member of the Ottawa press corps to Canadian Foreign Minister Stephane Dion,...

Congress' national security brain drain

... the big debates, conduct robust oversight of the Pentagon and generate meaningful legislation and policy changes that transcend home districts or interests," said Mackenzie...

Invisible Britain: Sleaford Mods On Film

“There is no hope in politics and I have no hope in the structure of control because it's a fucking comedy club,” proclaimed Jason Williamson,...

New Hampshire Primary Source: Bradley calls Sununu 'wrong' to claim lack of NH anti-drug leadership

John Cornyn of Texas, would have allowed the attorney general to delay firearms sales to suspected terrorists for up to 72 hours while authorities pursued...

CF-18 airframes approaching their age limits as replacement debate rages

As many as 49 of them have already logged in excess of 6,000 hours, according to air force data tabled at the request of Conservative...

Un-Googled: Trudeau government had Harper web pages removed from search results

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Candice Bergen, who tabled the order paper question asking about government requests to have material removed from search results, said she...

Geneva grad seeks county judge seat

Terence Robinson, an attorney with the Rochester-based Nixon Peabody, announced his candidacy last month. He lives in the town of Canandaigua. The 1997 Geneva High...

Federal committee says PEI should return to one EI zone

Brown says he believes the change was politically motived on the part of former Egmont MP and then-fisheries minister Gail Shea, whose riding benefited most.

Tory hopefuls square off

The six men seeking the federal Conservative nomination agree in degrees on a number of things, including low taxes, pipeline development, and that as MP...

Lesser evils - Reno News & Review

Lesser evilsReno News & Review(Harry Reid waited until after the caucuses to endorse Clinton.) ... With Republican leaders like Lindsey Graham and Mark Kirk abandoning...

$6.5B price tag for 35-year University City overhaul

"Where we are now is this great inflection point," said Keith Orris, Drexel's senior vice president for economic development. Later parts of the plan involve...

Rancor Among U.K. Tories Deepens as Brexit Angst Spreads to Fed

Michael Howard and Iain Duncan Smith, both former leaders of Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party, joined former Chancellors of the Exchequer Norman Lamont and...