John Duncan

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Butts befriending Bannon? That's his job

Political staff of all partisan stripes have to put aside their personal differences to forge working friendships, to do what's in the best interests of...

Putnam Sen. Mike Hall now Justice's chief of staff

The News Center (subscription)“Throughout his time as our Senate Finance chairman, he has been a tremendous protector of the taxpayers' dollars, and he will bring...

Charleston Gazette-Mail | Pulitzer Prize-winning West Virginia news ...

West Virginia MetroNews (subscription)State Sen. Mike Hall, R-Putnam, is expected to be named Gov. Jim Justice's next chief of staff, Senate President Mitch Carmichael confirmed...

Trudeau Liberals change their tune on ozone monitoring

It was a sly reference to the day before, when Kent had told then-Liberal environment critic Kirsty Duncan she should "use more reliable research" after...

The Antiwar Conservatives: Ron Paul Interviews Rep. John Duncan, Jr.

(blog) (blog)What is it like to vote against war in a conservative Congressional district? Rep. John Duncan (R-TN) found out that you can vote...

Carmichael writes on post-Brexit education for John Catt

Neil Carmichael, a former Conservative MP and recent chair of the Education Select Committee, is to write on education reform for independent John Catt. Progressive,...

Rep. John Duncan, Conservative Peace Proponent, Will Not Seek Reelection to US House

(blog) (blog)Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN) announced on Monday that he will not seek reelection in 2018 to the United States House of...

Rep. John J. Duncan will not seek re-election next year after three ...

The announcement brings to an end the career of the longest-serving Tennessean in Congress and a family political dynasty spanning half a century.US Rep. Duncan...

Liberals try to assuage fears ahead of possible free trade deal with China, documents show

Canada's Liberal government is reaching out to calm fears about a potential free trade deal with China as it continues exploratory talks with the Asian...

Oil and gas development won't be the big drivers of future Canadian prosperity

(subscription) (subscription)“The projects mean 39,000 jobs to British Columbia during construction with another 75,000 full-time jobs created once in operation,” the Liberals said. Moreover,...

Conservative hypocrisy more damaging than the message: Harper

The Conservative government of the day reacted as if Mulcair should be shipped back north of the border in leg irons and shackles. A senior...

Reevely: Intra-conservative battle in Carleton spills into the open

“For 22 years John Baird and I have kept Carleton deep Tory Blue and now that is at risk,” says the email. “I chose a...

The real liberal critique: Republicans aren't liberals | The State

James Fallows, in The Atlantic, describes their behavior as the most discouraging weakness our governing system has shown since Trump took office.America's liberals want Republicans...

Liberals' Draft Of New Citizenship Guide Scraps 'Barbaric' Practices Warning, Touts Indigenous Treaties

Getting rid of both those elements was what former Liberal Immigration Minister John McCallum had in mind when he said early in 2016 that the...

Etobicoke elementary students explore STEM camp

... station stays cold wins.” Science Minister Kirsty Duncan dropped in on grades 1 and 2 students to observe their STEM camp fun. ... “Science...

Guest editorial: Liberals want Republicans not to be Republicans

And some things liberal journalists think it's the Republicans' duty to do make no sense. Take that 95 ... Perhaps this is why the complaint...

Rafferty captures provincial NDP nomination

THUNDER BAY – John Rafferty says after 14 years, Premier Kathleen Wynne's governing Liberals have run out of ideas for Ontario. It's time for new...

Kirsty Duncan Wants To Force Universities To Appoint More Female Research Chairs

OTTAWA — Canada's science minister says universities aren't doing the heavy lifting to appoint more female research chairs, so she wants to force their hands.

Eight stories in the news today, April 27

Nova Scotia's Liberal government is expected to present a budget today that opposition parties say is the prelude to a snap election call. Progressive Conservative...

Better Together boss to stand for Scottish Labour

The other three incumbent members - Labour's Ian Murray, Tory Scottish Secretary David Mundell, and Lib Dem Alistair Carmichael - are all defending their seats.

Clark warns knee-jerk response to softwood duties could undermine talks

VANCOUVER — The softwood lumber dispute sidetracked the British Columbia election campaign Tuesday as every party leader pivoted to address the impact a new tariff...

Argentinian judge leads inquiry that could shut down Canadian mine

In Ottawa, Liberal MP John McKay told that Veladero's detractors will soon have a new option. McKay, who had previously proposed accountability legislation for...

Oversight Committee jockeying heats up in wake of Chaffetz retirement announcement

A rift between conservative and mainstream Republicans is already emerging about who should replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) as chairman of the powerful House ...

Science minister reflects on 'rebalance'

Tbnewswatch.com - TBNewsWatch.comTbnewswatch.comFederal Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan is leading a shift the Liberal government is making across Canada to "rebalance" science in the public...

Jonathan P. Baird: The 1 percent owns the GOP, but progressives have the numbers to thwart their agenda

The arch-conservative billionaires have been spending an almost limitless fortune for a generation to create what has been called a “fully integrated network.” In the...

Trudeau's Liberals: A midterm report card

- The Globe and MailThe Globe and MailFrom trade to the military, Canadians have seen enough of the government in action to decide if...

Letter: A daily search for conservative voice

You may ask me why I continue reading his feeble attempts to disparage John Duncan? I continue to hope he will accidentally, if not on...

'America is back': John Baird says strike on Syria crucial in sending message

Former Conservative foreign affairs minister John Baird, who had to grapple with the onset of the Syrian civil war while in Stephen Harper's government, says...

Taxation, not NAFTA, is Trump's biggest threat to Canadian business, say Baird and Charest

John Baird, who was foreign affairs minister under Conservative prime minster Stephen Harper, agreed with Charest at Friday's event, calling Trump's proposed tax cut “more...

House committee urges Magnitsky-style law to sanction rights abusers

According to Liberal MP John McKay, who sits on the committee, the measure would give the Canadian government the power to sanction the people who...

Early election unlikely: expert

Last month, former Thunder Bay MP John Rafferty announced plans to run for the NDP provincially to challenge current Liberal MPP Bill Mauro in the...

Federal by-elections stick to script but Tories, NDP come on strong in Ontario

CBC.caA strong performance in the riding — long a Liberal stronghold held by ex-cabinet minister John McCallum — was critical for the Liberals, given the...

Midterm byelections to test Liberal government and leaderless opposition parties

They will fill the vacancies left by Mauril Bélanger, John McCallum, Jason Kenney, Stephen Harper and Stéphane Dion, respectively. The two southern Calgary ridings have...

Gov. Sam Brownback, Kansas lawmakers prepare for more veto fights

John Doll, a moderate Republican from Garden City, predicted a cycle of vetoes and override attempts as lawmakers look for a fix for the state's...

Councillor backed by Tory defends abrupt departures from two boards

Before then, Carmichael Greb's political experience mostly involved helping out with her father's election campaigns. Her dad is John Carmichael, a one-term Conservative backbencher in...

Former Thunder Bay MP John Rafferty re-enters politics

Rafferty made his intentions clear Thursday, appearing with Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath during her visit to Thunder Bay — an experience, he said, that...

Rafferty wants to run provincially for NDP

SLATE RIVER, Ont. – Former NDP MP John Rafferty is taking another stab at provincial politics. The 63-year-old Rafferty on Thursday confirmed he'll be seeking...

Jonathan P. Baird: Who is Trump's worst pick?

Bannon was head of Breitbart News, a far-right conservative site that has provided a haven for white nationalists. Let's not mince words: ... Tom Price,...

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Jeremy Corbyn accuses Tories of 'making a mockery of the honours system' after wealthy donor receives knighthood

Sir David has pumped £932,183 into Conservative coffers via his company since 2005, including more than £6,000 of non-cash gifts. ... Labour's ex-Solicitor General Vera...

Q of the Week: What's Your New Year's Resolution?

Reader James Miles suggested Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson dress as Elmer Fudd, and John Bianchi said Green Party nominee Jill Stein would be Gaia—“nuff...

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...

Despite her success, Rachel Notley has many NDP critics

Another Notley ally, NDP MP Linda Duncan, is also caught between a rock and a hard place. Her constituency and Notley's overlap in downtown Edmonton;...

Ottawa's new cap on refugee applications upsets sponsors | Toronto ...

Private sponsors fear new 1000-application limit for 2017 will prevent many refugees from escaping danger of war-torn Syria.and more »...

Liberals To Ban Asbestos By 2018, Kirsty Duncan Says

Canada has also been one of the last international holdouts in agreeing to list asbestos as a hazardous material under the Rotterdam Convention, a highly...

Liberals Scrap Parent Visa Application Process That Sparked Controversy

Immigration Minister John McCallum says the new system is designed for fairness. "We're ensuring everyone can access the application process by giving them the same...

Ottawa ends '4-in-4-out' rule for migrant workers | Toronto Star

Liberal government eliminates notorious rule that kicked out migrant workers after four years, ending what critics dubbed the 'revolving door' for indentured ...and more »...

Kansas lawmakers mining for a pot of gold to fix budget woe

She criticized Brownback for declining to use executive power to make spending cuts and argued delaying the inevitable was designed to punish Democrats and moderate...

Keidel: Congratulations, Jets, You're Now A National Disgrace

Where's John McKay when you need him? Had he, not Bowles, provided ... Toward the end of the game, Jon Gruden played a montage of...