August 4, 2016

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Lack of ag group consultation on transportation baffling

- The ...Western Producer (subscription)The rail transportation review that includes movement of western Canadian grain took a sharp turn last week. The federal government...

Churchill port hit by new grain realities

(subscription)Saskatchewan MP and former Conservative federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said the OmniTrax decision is unfortunate but not completely unexpected. With capacity added to...

Runaround on Port of Churchill closure strange…

(subscription)Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay's office deferred the matter to Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains' office, whose portfolio includes Western Economic Diversification. Meanwhile ... The Liberals...

Vacant residence at 24 Sussex Drive requires costly upkeep

Pierre Nantel, the NDP's culture and heritage critic, accused the government of literally throwing money out the window. "We knew that Mr. Harper was not...

Republicans Are Trying to Pretend Donald Trump Came Out of Nowhere, But Come On

"They feel like they keep working and fighting to elect Republicans to get us back to a limited government approach to life, and all they...

OMF - Can Martellus be Martellus on Patriots? 8-4-16

ESPNHe did not think Peter doesn't tweet ridiculous just became this silent for guys I think added I did see on. Ochoa Ochocinco. Chad Johns...

Is it worse for Republicans to be associated or dissociated with ...

This is a bit like asking whether two angels can dance on the head of one pin, when that pin is melting in a pit...

Eye on Augusta: LePage-led Campaign Committee Rents Out the Blaine House

Lusk is currently a lobbyist with the firm Preti-Flaherty, where she serves clients ranging from casinos and Anheuser-Busch to the health insurance corporation Aetna and...

Cathy McLeod responds to MMIW inquiry

For more reaction to the missing women's Inquiry. Reaction continues to come in from across the country. Kamloops Conservative member of Parliament Cathy McLeod is...

Tory MP Lisa Raitt ponders leadership decision at home in Cape ...

Former Conservative cabinet minister Lisa Raitt returned home to her Sydney, N.S., roots this week where she is expected to make a final decision on...

#Festival: Mattress Men leads lineup for 2016 IFI Documentary Festival

Directors Ross Adam and Robert Cannan will be in Dublin for the screening of The Lovers and The Despot, a gripping film which recounts how...

Edmonton MP prepares rail safety bill

An Edmonton MP hopes to put rail safety in the spotlight again when Parliament resumes in September. The fact that the Liberal government moved last...

Today's Political Polarization Mirrors Bitter Divisions of the 19th Century, Say UCSB Scholars

The popular, accessible McKinley had been re-elected in 1900, easily defeating William Jennings Bryan. Self-described anarchist ... Two presidents — Rutherford Hayes in 1876 and...

The MEG WHITMAN effect -- DE LEON: 'Not There Yet' on legal marijuana -

- KAMALA HARRIS adds to teamPoliticoJohn McCain during his 2008 campaign and worked hard to fundraise for Mitt Romney in 2012, will clear the way...

Super PAC raises $1M to boost Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate

... steps up criticism of Democrats favoring Harris, including President Barack Obama. Sanchez also has rolled out endorsements from Republican former Los Angeles Mayor Richard...

Mormon Distrust of Donald Trump Runs Deep. Could Utah Go to Clinton?

“I have many friends that live in Salt Lake,” Trump said. “I've had many Mormons work ... Mike Lee of Utah responded angrily to a...

Leaders of House Freedom Caucus Decline To Endorse Paul Ryan

... and caucus spokesmen including Reps. Jim Jordan, Mick Mulvaney, Mark Meadows, Steve Pearce, Jeff Duncan, John Fleming, Matt Salmon, Scott Garrett, and Raul Labrador.

Labour will split if Jeremy Corbyn wins, says challenger Owen Smith

The spectre of a split is unwelcome to many Labour members, who blame the creation of the Social Democratic party in 1981 for having contributed...

How 70 years of TV socially engineered the perfect family

Although there were generally three hosts, the casting – Valerie Singleton, Peter Purves, Peter Duncan – often seemed based on the bright, bluff types from...

Indigenous reconciliation proposals need to be enormous

NDP MP Romeo Saganash, however, argued in May, “You adopt legislatively, and you implement through programs and policies. That's the distinction the Truth and Reconciliation...

Kansas Republicans Rebuke Their Conservative Governor

The electoral blowback left even supporters of the governor acknowledging that he and his allies in the legislature had simply gone too far, too fast...

Tories lead Labour by the biggest margin for SEVEN years as ...

PoliticsHome.comTheresa May's Conservative Party has surged to its biggest lead in seven years with a major pollster as the new Prime Minister's honeymoon with voters ...Tory...

Donald Trump's man on Israel

The group's only other officially announced member is Dr. Richard Roberts, a conservative pro-Israel donor from New Jersey. ... He's remarkably brilliant when it comes...

Trump snub vexes GOP; stance on Ryan adds to campaign tension

Auburn CitizenMike Pence called the speaker a "longtime friend" and "strong conservative leader." Trump dismissed suggestions Wednesday that GOP frustration was ... Scott Walker and...

How an 'unflinching gaze' on missing and murdered Indigenous women might move Canada forward

The first use in the House of Commons of the phrase "missing and murdered" in reference to Aboriginal women was recorded on March 22, 2004,...

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The possibility that Trump would get to appoint conservative justices to replace any of the oldest, left-leaning justices — Ginsburg (83), Kennedy (80), or Breyer...

Birdtail residents vote for projects

Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire agrees with that sentiment. “Anytime we can move more product out of our region from an export point of view,...

Labour should consider Justin Trudeau's tactics, says ex-Brown ...

Shadow cabinet minister Jonathan Ashworth says party could learn from Canadian prime minister's 2015 campaign.and more »...

Whitewashing Muslim violence and blacklisting reality

... become quite ridiculous, such as suggesting that recent Allahu Akbar-shouting Munich shooter Ali Sonboly might somehow have had "right-wing" motives because, among his violent...

'Business as usual' – Southwark Council's leader Peter John talks to the News about housing, lessons from the ...

Six and a half years into the demands of being Leader of Southwark Council, with his party at war nationally and the prospect of continued...

Edmonton-Strathcona MP readies dangerous goods train bill

An NDP MP is leading a new charge for improved rail safety cargo regulations in Canada. Edmonton-Strathcona MP Linda Duncan says she's working on a...

Backlash in Kansas ousts at least 11 conservative lawmakers

(AP) — A top Senate leader and at least 10 other conservative Kansas legislators have lost their seats as moderate Republicans made GOP primary races...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Kim Campbell rose to the highest office in 1993 when she took over the leadership of the Progressive Conservatives, but her party lost the election...

Inquiry into murdered, missing women hailed

Local MP and Indigenous Affairs Critic Charlie Angus (NDP — Timmins-James Bay) said the inquiry needs the full support of the public and the government...

O'Sullivan back in Senate to continue backing farmers | Queensland ...

QUEENSLAND Senator and staunch farming advocate Barry O'Sullivan has been returned for another term following the completion of vote counting today.and more »...

NFL notebook — Report: Cowboys considering Foles as backup QB

Cowboys quarterback Kellen Moore suffered a fractured right lower leg in practice Tuesday, sending the team's plans to develop him as a backup to Tony...

Talking Points: Of diplomatic peaks and polling-booth leaks

Tootoo, who was forced from Liberal caucus, has since apologized for a “consensual but inappropriate relationship” with an unidentified individual. Other prominent Liberal MPs, like...

Choose Supreme Court justices on the basis of merit — and nothing else

(subscription)The new process will take the vetting out of the hands of a parliamentary committee and put it under an independent panel chaired by...

Fury at top of Republican Party over Trump snub of House speaker

But in what appeared to be an effort to soothe ruffled feelings, Trump's vice presidential running mate, Mike Pence, said on Wednesday he endorsed Ryan...

Guest editorial: Campaign zeal sullies Greens

According to the flyers, new polling results showed Jo-Ann Roberts of the Greens one point behind NDP candidate Murray Rankin. The poll the party used...