August 1, 2016

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No politics in replacement of CNA president, minister says

... Skills Minister Gerry Byrne. On Monday, he said there were no politics involved in the government's decision not to renew Vaughan's contract. He said...

CDC Warns Travelers To Avoid Florida As Zika Cases Grow -

Forbes- And Congress Still VacationsForbesWhy doesn't a Congress that claims to be fiscally conservative respond to these shocking numbers? Oh, they can't ... Now there...

The green, bad and ugly of winner-take-all elections

On the first night their survey of 100 voters showed NDP candidate Murray Rankin held 36% decided voter support and the Greens held 35%. Forget...

Canadian Parliament Holds First Reading of Bill to Create Framework to Regulate Nanotechnology

Language=E&Mode=1&billId=8313506 The bill would add Part 6.1 to CEPA primarily to implement procedures for the investigation and assessment of nanomaterials. Member Peter Julian, New Democratic...

No Kevin Bacon, Of Course, But "Footloose" Leaves Them On Their ...

No Kevin Bacon, Of Course, But "Footloose" Leaves Them On Their ...The 1984 movie Footloose became a cult favorite among teens and young twenties, not...

The Incoherence of the Religious Conservative Case For Trump

Let's imagine that well-known conspiracy theorist Oliver Stone somehow became the Democratic nominee, and let's say he had a history of saying that abortion was...

John Baick: A Lack of Plain Old Good Etiquette Is Undermining Our Democracy

The birther movement, which first gave Donald Trump a political platform, came from the same womb that birthed Joe Wilson's invective, the same place that...

John Oliver Recaps The Conventions & Rips 'Sociopathic Narcissist' Donald Trump

TIMEJohn Oliver took one last surreal look at the Democratic and Republican Conventions last night, in a lengthy and "horrifying glimpse at Satan's Pinterest Board...

An Incensed John Oliver Slams Donald Trump's Response to Khizr Khan

But apparently he didn't find a lot to lampoon in the speeches of Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and other Democratic leaders, and so...

Politricks: Democrats' Legacy of Hatred and Death.

(.com) Appearing on Fox News on Monday, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke excoriated speakers at the Democratic National Convention, contending that the party is “embracing...

Sunburn - The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics

SaintPetersBlog (blog) - 8.01.16 ...SaintPetersBlog (blog)The presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are heading to Florida this week. The campaign of the Republican...

3 lawmakers from Nevada, now in Congress, created shell company ...

Three Nevada politicians who now hold seats in Congress more than a decade ago helped change a law that made incorporating a company easier than...

Expecting rules to tighten around shell companies after Panama Papers? Not likely - News & Observer

Expecting rules to tighten around shell companies after Panama Papers? Not likelyNews & ObserverDean Heller, R-Nev., Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev.,...

Jason Kenney to launch 'Unite Alberta Truck Tour' in Edmonton

EDMONTON - Former Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney is hitting the road in Alberta to drum up support for uniting Alberta's divided right-of-centre parties. Kenney,...

MPs report no personal paycheque problems under Phoenix, but some Hill staffers do

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Steven Blaney (Bellechasse-Les Etchemins-Lévis, Que.) and Mr. McCauley, and the NDP's Mr. Weir teamed up in calling for the emergency meeting...

Conservative Party's unity to be tested in federal leadership contest, say some Conservatives

(subscription) (subscription)After the merger, PC MP Scott Brison (Kings-Hants, N.S.) crossed the floor to join the Liberal Party. Former Manitoba MP Rick Borotsik also...

Trudeau government and health care funding

“After promising Canadians that they would invest billions more in health care, the Liberals are instead going ahead with Conservative cuts to health transfers,” said...