December 29, 2016

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Miss. road money push hits pothole: GOP tax opposition

Joe Frank Sanderson Jr., chairman and CEO of Sanderson Farms, is leading the MEC effort. He said his ... The Mississippi chapter of Americans for...

Trust Breakdown: Bias, Shrinking Newsrooms Deprive Americans of News to Believe In

Through bringing its own, conservative bias, Fox offered a different vantage point. ... Press freedom in America is in jeopardy, said David Anderson, law professor...

Conservative Christians pan 'prosperity gospel' Trump inaugural preacher

(blog). By W. James Antle III (@jimantle) • 12/29/16 5:12 PM. W. James Antle III Politics Editor The ... "Paula White is a...

In Memoriam: 2016

26, 2008 file photo, cast members Bonnie Franklin, from left, MacKenzie Phillips, Valerie Bertinelli and Pat Harrington of the 1970's television sitcom "One Day at...

Gone and missed: people who left us in 2016

Dick Assman, the humble, but good-natured service station employee who in 1995 briefly became a star on David Letterman's late-night TV shows due to his...

Trump populism comes to Canada as Conservatives seek leader

Kellie Leitch, 46, has vaulted to the front of the race to lead the opposition Conservative Party by pushing a hard-right "Canadian values" platform that...

CNN: Trump Win Will Usher in 'Racial Amnesia' | LifeZette

CNN took the racism-is-to-blame justification for President-Elect Donald Trump's successful 2016 campaign to a new level of hyperbole Thursday, comparing t.and more »...

Your guide to the best TV of winter 2017

While some viewers might be expecting a drama about a liberal, “cool” pope worthy of internet memes, Law's Pius XIII turns out to be such...

The Roof Caves In On Republicans As GOP Gets Caught In Their Own Obamacare Repeal Trap

House conservatives want a two-year fuse for the repeal. Republican leaders prefer at least three years, and there has been discussion of putting it off...

Why Theresa May should call an election in 2017

After recent by-elections, it's clear that the Liberal Democrats only pose a limited threat to the Conservatives in heavily Remain-voting parts of the country like...

Trudeau more troubled by 'Princess Leia's' death than Berlin terror victims: Blaney

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative leadership candidate Steven Blaney took a shot at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Wednesday for responding faster to the death of actress Carrie...

Carson Smith is the forgotten arm on the Boston Red Sox roster

Acquired last December in a Boston Red Sox trade for Wade Miley, Carson Smith was lost for the entirety of the 2016 season due to...

Charlie Angus mulling over whether to lead federal NDP

A northern Ontario NDP Member of Parliament says he expects to announce early in the new year whether he will seek the leadership of the...

In tough times, it's important to hang together | Regina Leader-Post

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair speaks at a campaign rally in London, Ont. on Oct. 4, 2015. Columnist Greg Fingas writes that it is important for...

Charlie Angus mulling over whether to lead federal NDP

CBC.ca - Sudbury ...CBC.caA northern Ontario NDP Member of Parliament says he expects to announce early in the new year whether he will seek the...

Notable Hoosiers who died in 2016

Baker performed with top musicians such as Quincy Jones, Stan Kenton and Maynard Ferguson. Jim Belden, 77, a Hall of Fame football coach who spent...

Supreme Court roundup

Democrats allowed Dubya Bush to replace two USSC conservatives with conservatives, and Republicans allowed Obama to replace two liberals with liberals. (Sandra Day O'Connor also...

Ottawa scorecard 2016: The winners and losers under the Trudeau government

After all, the Liberals campaigned on a platform to do just that and the government has, by and large, kept those promises. Science Minister Kirsty...

Wynne misreads political reality

Then, before the election, key Conservative stars like John Baird suddenly resigned. Funny that. In an end-of-year interview this month, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne declared...

Quebec's power to shape federal politics

In contrast, the Conservatives have demonstrated that they can win federally without holding power in many provincial capitals. One word sums up the reason for...

Public's pot interest puts Tories in a pickle

Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire's opinion over marijuana legalization has remained unchanged over the last three years. In 2013, during the Brandon-Souris byelection, Maguire suggested...

Huron-Bruce MP To Continue Pressing Gov't

The Opposition Conservatives in Parliament say they've had a satisfying year in 2016, but there is much work to do during the rest of the...

Newfoundland NDP chugs along after a rough year

The NDP was asking about changes to the minimum wage before Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Gerry Byrne announced the government would raise...

Not so fast on legal pot: MLA

Meanwhile, Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire has an online poll at larrymaguire.ca/weed, asking constituents if marijuana should be legalized. "So far we've received a tremendous...

With the loss of its stars, Gen X ponders mortality

Princess Leia was our first girl movie heroine, and we made our moms braid brunette yarn so we'd have earmuff buns for Halloween. Carol Brady...

Leonard Cohen, Austin Clarke, Don Getty: Canadian newsmakers who died in 2016

23 - Conservative MP Jim Hillyer, 41. He died in his office on Parliament Hill of a heart attack. 24 - Marie-Claire Kirkland, 91, the...