June 30, 2016

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How the slow-burn Australian election campaign felt the chill of global politics

Ten months ago the Liberal-National Coalition was led by the socially conservative onion-eating Tony Abbott, the man who reinstated a long-defunct honours system to knight...

Northern Gateway approval overturned by court

(subscription)The office of federal Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said it will take the time it needs to review the decision before determining its...

Tennessee gives liberals a dose of their own medicine, passes AWESOME pro-gun law

Op-ed views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of . Tennessee's uber-conservative legislature has been...

Canada expands Air Transport Agreement with Mexico

OTTAWA, Jun 30, 2016 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) -- The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced an expanded Canada-Mexico Air Transport Agreement, providing...

Slideshow: The North American Leaders' Summit in pictures

(subscription) (subscription)President Obama and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walk down the hall for President Obama's official welcome on Parliament Hill. (The Photograph by...

California Legislature approves gun measures before break

Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, a Democrat from Los Angeles, wants the Legislature to address the issue, fearing gun-control would fail at the...

Wisecracking De Niro touts Catskills with NY governor

Walking into the Clarion Hotel Ballroom to Paul Brandt's 'Alberta Bound' on Wednesday, Jason Kenney announced he's bound on uniting Alberta conservatives and preventing a...

Liberal trade policy will require rethink…

(subscription)That task now falls to International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, who must redesign the Canadian government's approach to trade. In a statement June 24,...

NBA matchmaker: Finding the perfect teams for 10 free agents

Your teams. Your favorite writers. Wherever you want them. Personalize SI with our new App. Install on iOS or Android.​. So much of the reporting...

The other problem with O Canada's controversial line

TVO (registration) (blog)TVO (registration) (blog)Some commentators courageously suggested modifying the lyrics was an insult to women, while Conservative MP Erin O'Toole simply argued that changing...

Goodbye Boris Johnson, We Hardly Knew Ye

(blog) (blog)Home Secretary Theresa May, a conservative who supported staying in the government bloc, is expected to be Gove's top competitor. Even Gove seemed...

Justice Thomas Exposes Supreme Court's Corrupt Abortion Jurisprudence

We filed an amicus curiae brief in this case on behalf of Conservative Legal Defense and Education Fund, U.S. Justice Foundation, Institute on the Constitution,...

June Portfolio: Telegraph Photographers' Pictures of the Month

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks to a crowd of his supporters in Parliament square this evening as members of the labour party try to remove...

Here Are the Must-Stream Movies of July 2016

By the Sea (July 5). Angelina Jolie's latest directorial effort is a moody '70s-era throwback in which she stars opposite husband Brad Pitt as a...

Carlos Beruff's rough path ahead

NEW THIS MORNING — ClearPath Action Fund endorses Stefanik, Reed and releases TV spots for Ayotte, Portman: ClearPath, a conservative clean energy group backed by...

Victim in 2012 election shooting shot through heart, both lungs: pathologist

MONTREAL – Lighting technician Denis Blanchette was shot through the heart the night of the 2012 Parti Quebecois election victory, a forensic pathologist told Richard...

GOP UNITY ELUDES TRUMP -- ALLY promises 'Reaganite platform' -

Politico- ADAM NAGOURNEY signs contract to write ...PoliticoCarrie Adams is leaving her role as Digital Director for the Rules Committee, to take over as Digital...

The Daily 202: Does Supreme Court decision mean an end to the fight over affirmative action?

In a surprise, Kennedy joined the court's liberals to uphold the use of disparate impact under the Fair Housing Act. ..... “As a result, Abedin...

Sunburn for 6.30.16 – Pat Neal say 'no' to CFO; Carlos Beruff down 60; Ed Narain vs. Darryl Rouson; Congrats, Gary ...

(blog) (blog)The advertisement criticizes Obama for playing “politics with gun control … It's shameful. Here's my message to the president and his liberal pals:...

DE BLASIO departures -- JAKE TAPPER's confrontational style -

- SHARPTON clarifies racial remarksPoliticoCarrie Cohen, a former U.S. attorney in the Southern District who worked on the Sheldon Silver case, is the defense attorney...

Around Town: Community listings

Malaspina Naturalists Club meets monthly between September and May at 7:30 pm on the third or fourth Thursday of each month, Trinity Hall, United Church,...

Trudeau blocks inquiry into Canada's role in torture of Afghan detainees

Like an electronic petition to the House of Commons initiated in April by former New Democrat MP Craig Scott, the Rideau Institute-sponsored open letter urges...

Calgary Conservative MP Jason Kenney sells uniting Alberta's while run for PC leadership race expected to begin ...

Calgary MP and former high-profile Harper cabinet minister Jason Kenney is on the agenda. Newshounds are here because Kenney, the self-styled conviction conservative, is expected...

Hugh Laurie to get Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Screen stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Amy Adams, Goldie Hawn, Chris Pratt, Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo and Eva Longoria will also get a star. Rapper...

Week Ahead What's On Listings 30-06-16

Farington Conservative Club, Stanifield Lane, Leyland. Tel: 07780 711827. Line Dancing .... Centenary of the Somme: vigil led by Ribble Valley Mayor Joyce Holgate. Participants...

Jones, Hartmann Forge Unlikely Alliance in 3rd District Race

Four days after losing the June 7 primary election, Karen Jones, the most conservative 3rd District supervisorial candidate, called Joan Hartmann, her former Democratic rival,...

Area education achievers

The following students were named to the spring dean's list at UMass Boston: Katelyn Blaikie, Mackenzie Cronin, Matthew Mann and Theresa VanAsselberg-Hill, of Tewksbury; Hanane...

Political heavyweights endorse Greenway front-runners

Greenway's Labor MP Michelle Rowland and Liberal candidate Yvonne Keane have enlisted the help of some political heavyweights to help get them over the line...

THE CONTEST IS ON

Les Aspin. Colin Powell. Robert Gates. Brent Scowcroft. Jesse Jackson, Sr. Mario Cuomo. Dan Rather. Tom Brokaw. David Brinkley. John Chancellor. Marvin Kalb. Diane Sawyer.

Former 'wholesaler' lifts lid on a dark side of Vancouver's red-hot real estate market

The calling cards of wholesalers — hand-written flyers offering homeowners “confidential” and “discreet” cash sales — started flooding westside Vancouver homes over the past 18...

'President Obama's speech was pretty inspiring,' MPs react to Obama's historic address to joint Parliament

(subscription) (subscription)NDP MP David Christopherson (Hamilton Centre, Ont.) said he wasn't moved by Mr. Obama's words on the free trade agreement that both Canada...

Kenney to make announcement on potential PC leadership run soon

Also present at the meeting were Conservative MPs Blake Richards, and Chris Warkentin, along with longtime Conservative Rob Anders. Kenney, known for being a solid...

Obama in the House

(subscription)Obama addresses Parliament as House Speaker Geoff Regan, right, looks on, Wednesday. .... And I'm equally confident in the trans-Atlantic values that we all...

Conservative to Fund Republicans Who Back Climate Change Action

WASHINGTON — A self-described conservative North Carolina businessman has promised to spend at least $5 million through his political action committee to back five Republican...

Report on Commons harassment policy shows 10 cases, no investigations

The multi-party Board of Internal Economy brought in a new policy in December 2014 following sexual misconduct allegations levelled against former Liberal MPs Scott Andrews...

Cost of proposed Joint Task Force base at CFB Trenton triples to top $1B

Rick Norlock, the former Conservative MP for Northumberland–Quinte West, also hinted at the cost issues last year while he was still in government. “It's now...