August 21, 2016

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Liberals Examining Exceptions To Mandatory Minimum Sentences Championed By Tories

The Globe and Mailrob nicholson Conservative justice critic Rob Nicholson said mandatory minimums brought in by the Tories were reasonable. (Photo: CP). Conservative justice critic...

Liberals looking to build wiggle room into mandatory minimums brought in by Conservatives

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is studying the idea of building some wiggle room into the controversial convention of mandatory minimum sentences to avoid unduly...

The Guardian view on parliamentary retirements: a place for the grey-haired on the green benches

John Major, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown all passed this way before him, joining the Elysian fields circuit, never to return to active politics. Yet...

5 things we learned (and one thing we didn't) from the Ravens' second preseason game

Some have suggested the Ravens are keeping their passing game conservative until the regular season, but these guys need to get some work as a...

The Latest: Schurter of Switzerland wins mountain bike gold

(AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United States' Ryan Lochte checks his time in a men's 4x200-meter...

Jane Philpott apologizes for car costs, defends statement to Parliament

Asked specifically then whether she felt had misled Parliament, Philpott said "no." The matter is the subject of a complaint to the ethics commissioner from...

Spain wins bronze, beats Australia 89-88 in men's basketball

Spain's Nikola Mirotic (44) grabs a rebound over Australia's David Andersen, left, and Damian Martin, right, during the bronze medal basketball game at the 2016...

Don't despair – devolution offers Labour a chance

Fast forward to now, and the Labour mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, makes waves. If he had been a Labour MP either in the ...

Start Brexit talks asap, Iain Duncan Smith demands as Tory splits on the European Union re-emerge

As well as putting pressure on timings, Mr Duncan Smith, one of the Conservative Party's most influential eurosceptic voices, outlined what he thought should be...

Indiana's Once Controversial Religion Law Shakes Bad Image as It's Put to Use for Good

Ken Falk, legal director for the Indiana ACLU, said if Thomas did not eat the food the jail served, his only option would be to...

The Latest: US beats Russia to win volleyball bronze

(AP Photo/Petr David Josek). Athletes start to the men's marathon at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. .....

'60s Scoop aboriginals finally getting court day but 7-year case to drag on

Wilson said he hoped the hiatus would allow for a negotiated settlement — a tack the Liberal government now appears to favour. Indigenous Affairs Minister...

How to fix $150000 in flood damage to car repair shop? - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21

Lakenewsonline.com -WBOC TV 16(AP Photo/Max Becherer). Standing water closes roads in Sorrento, La., Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. Louisiana continues to dig itself out from devastating...

Trump-Clinton race tests Senate race in reliably GOP Georgia

Puzey's mother, Lois, says at the end of the ad: "I'm a lifelong Democrat. I am so grateful that he was ... "He's pretty much...

Could Angus become the next NDP leader?

Timmins-James Bay MPP, and NDP Caucus Chair Charlie Angus was one of the names mentioned as perhaps being a 'front-runner' if he were to enter...

Is Iowa Too Nice to Go for Trump?

There are demographic reasons for its mild outlier status in this election: There are few minority voters in the state, but there are plenty of...

Obama returning from summer vacation ready for busy fall

Mike Pence, and helping to unload a supply truck. Obama planned to spend the rest of the week in meetings, largely to ... After the...

Could the New Zika Outbreak Sink Trump's Chances in Florida?

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said the bill was unacceptable in its present form and blamed the Republicans for risking the health of...

School says suicide kid's family never answered 'cry for help'

That's when school officials, who had worked with Danny on his classroom outbursts, decided to call in the city Administration for Children's Services, said Long,...

Event in Riverdale Park West will mark fifth anniversary of Jack Layton's death

It's been nearly five years since Canada lost widely respected NDP leader Jack Layton, and a group of volunteers are looking to remember the former...

Mitch Henck: Trump still a turnoff for many in GOP

But his successor, Scott McCallum, is still not ready. Fox Valley Congressman Reid Ribble says he will never vote for Trump. Locally, former ... Scott...

A review of key states with Voter ID laws found no voter impersonation fraud

Coates, who now works as the general counsel for the American Civil Rights Union, pointed to a list of voter fraud allegations kept by the...

Third-party, first pick?

Juneau Empire (subscription) - Gary Johnson addresses Alaskan issues in interviewJuneau Empire (subscription)In a four-way race among Republican Donald Trump, Democrat Hillary Clinton, Johnson and...

Opponents seek to define Morgan Carroll in the mold of Hillary ...

Morgan Carroll's campaign to unseat Rep. Mike Coffman in the 6th Congressional District has hinged on linking the Republican incumbent to Donald Trump, but ...and more »...

Mark Ricketts | Some countries have oil, we have Bolt

He continued his exploits in 2012 at the London Olympics when staid, conservative Britain was literally draped in Bolt and the Jamaican flag, a testament...

ELECTION 2016: Murphy, Grayson tangle in contentious Senate primary

“I'm focused on my election,” Murphy said while campaigning recently with Vice President Joe Biden in Tallahassee. “And I think ... Murphy's been ranked among...

Cards-N-Time: Desegregation II

Ten years after Brown, Mississippi was the only state that had not desegregated its public schools below the college level, though desegregation had barely started...

What's left of the right after Trump?

Rarely has a party's profile reversed itself with such striking swiftness. Less than two years ago, the Republican Party was flying high. The 2014 congressional...

Ensley: Hey, Pop. I made it

The list includes Jim Thorpe, William Faulkner, Nelson Riddle, Flip Wilson, Mike Royko, Sammie Davis Jr., Wilson Pickett, Slobodan Milosevic, Tiny Tim, Waylon Jennings, Peter...

Municipal Utility Districts in Texas have sweeping power to sell bonds, levy taxes

Earlier this year, the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a conservative think tank, published research by Marc Joffe, principal consultant at Public Sector Credit Solutions, a...

Justin Trudeau takes in the Tragically Hip show

During his reign, Stephen Harper never made mention of the beloved Canadian rock band. However, the former PM is a rock'n'roller. While country leader, Harper...