April 9, 2015

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Mike Duffy's calendar diary reveals insight into Ottawa politics

"[Newfoundland and Labrador Senator] Fabian Manning & others enraged by Peter MacKay's handling of Search and Rescue." A week later, Duffy says MacKay confided in...

Financing plan could revive resort with storied political history

(subscription) (subscription)And while Woodburn's bill passed the Senate unanimously — and could be ready for a House vote within the next few weeks —...

Inauguration surplus goes to (familiar) charity

(subscription) (subscription)Governor Charlie Baker's inaugural parties are history — by over three months — but money is still rolling into the coffers of the...

Remembering the day Abraham Lincoln came to Milwaukee

Lincoln, who was assassinated 150 years ago next Tuesday, had fought Stephen A. Douglas to a draw the prior year in a hotly contested U.S.

Baseball Capsules

DETROIT (AP) — Shane Greene helped Detroit set the modern AL record for the longest shutout streak to start a season at 24 innings in...

Suspended Sen. Brazeau shows up to support Duffy

Mike Duffy wasn't the only suspended senator at the Ottawa courthouse Thursday, as his onetime colleague Patrick Brazeau took notes and listened alongside reporters and...

Court asked to compel Senate appointments

OTTAWA - The last thing Stephen Harper probably wants to think about in the midst of the Mike Duffy trial is appointing more senators. But...

Mike Duffy Trial: Suspended Senator Patrick Brazeau Watches In Courtroom

Fellow suspended senator Patrick Brazeau sat in the back of the room, listening carefully and taking copious notes. Brazeau and Duffy, once colleagues in the...

State-by-state battle waged over 'conversion therapy' bans

NEW YORK (AP) — There have been several setbacks this year for a state-by-state campaign to ban so-called conversion therapy for gay, lesbian and transgender...

Railroad museum to host Friday yard sale

STATE SEN. TOM McINNIS invites community leaders and citizens to attend a presentation on economic development incentives by Brent Lane, director of UNC's Carolina Center...

Speaker, Senate President refuse to release campaign bank statements

But House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello and Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed said they “strongly believe that bank statements are not public record.” On the...

Duffy's diaries: More on Sun News, party squabbles and dangerous cabbage rolls

For example, he logged “Meet (fellow Conservative senator) Carolyn Stewart-Olsen re: caucus unrest etc,” on Sept. 28, 2011. He also communicated regularly with the late...

Harper defied the BNA Act by naming Duffy and Wallin to the Senate

(blog) (blog)Finally, this writer can feel a little less like a voice in the wilderness when it comes to the constitutionality of Prime Minister...

House advances bill that would allow Ritz to be removed as state board ...

The Indiana House Education Committee today voted along party lines to approve an amended version of Senate Bill 1, which would allow the State Board...

Why Iranians Were Dancing in the Streets Over the Nuclear Framework

The first reports out of Tehran after the news that Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and U.S. secretary of State John Kerry had reached...

Hillary Clinton in 2016

Two close advisers, Robby Mook and Marlon Marshall, visited New Hampshire and Iowa just before Easter, meeting local Democratic power-brokers. One of these was James...

Comedian Challenges Three Appointed Senators to an "Election"

Comedian Challenges Three Appointed Senators to an "Election"Vrooman announced today that he is challenging three sitting, appointed Ontario senators – Colin Kenny, Linda Frum and...

Photo: The Canadian Press

While his kids shopped at Costco, he sent a speech by Sen. David Tkachuk on the Conservative crime bill to a Halifax journalist and to...

IMF, Retail Sales, Banks, China GDP, ECB: Week Ahead April 11-18

() -- The International Monetary Fund issues an outlook on the global economy ahead of spring meetings with the World Bank that will draw policy...

McHenry County Board backs Rauner reform agenda despite union opposition

... stopped in Woodstock and Johnsburg on Wednesday as part of a statewide tour to take his case directly to the voters, given that his...

Media Advisory

- Status of Women CanadaCanada NewsWire (press release)OTTAWA, April 9, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister...

Emily Evans on Her Effort to Save the Metro Council From 'Existential Crisis'

Or as David Manning suggested, 100? Because it doesn't matter. By the way, as someone who covers these ... Take, for example, [former state] Sen.

A 'libertarianish' revolution

the 52-year-old freshman senator from Kentucky asked Wednesday as he took the stage, and the “Stand with Rand” supporters standing all around him cheered affirmatively.

Fellow Senate suspendee Patrick Brazeau shows up at Mike Duffy's trial

Suspended senator Patrick Brazeau is attending the trial of Mike Duffy, his former Conservative colleague. Brazeau is sitting in the back of the courtroom, taking...

Progressive group meets with Clinton aides, earns Franken endorsement

Four aides to Hillary Clinton recently heard from a liberal group behind an effort to push the likely presidential candidate to the left, two sources...

Donald Levine, sociologist and former dean of the College, 1931-2015

A fourth-degree black belt in Aikido, Levine taught a College course that incorporated sociological theories of conflict resolution along with a weekly three-hour “lab” focused...

Media, public has wrong idea about Senate: Dallaire

As suspended senator Mike Duffy enters his first week on trial for fraud and senate members face spending scrutiny, the Citizen asked retired senator Romeo...

Suspended senator Patrick Brazeau shows up at trial for suspended ...

They sat in the Senate together, were kicked out of the Conservative caucus together and then suspended together . Now, Patrick Brazeau and Mike Duffy...

'Anti-union' C-377 headed back to Senate committee - iPolitics

Conservative Senator Bob Runciman, chair of the legal and constitutional affairs committee, said a list of witnesses is still being finalized, but during the hearings...

Limited government? Four Republicans keep Alabama in state-run retail liquor ...

The bipartisan big-government alliance gave SB115 an unfavorable report by a vote of 6-7 in the Senate Finance & Taxation General Fund Committee. Republican Senators...

Robby Mook Just Took the Hardest Job in Politics—Saving the Clintons From ...

Still, with the help of 4,500 volunteers working on Election Day, Dean outperformed the polls and finished second in the primary behind then-Sen. John Kerry,...

Germanwings crash raises memories of 1999 EgyptAir disaster

Among them were Stanley Grams, of Palo Alto; Kurt Schwenk, of Santa Clara; Carolyn White and Mike Sides, of Concord; Charles and Novelle Balassi, of...

Patrick Brazeau shows up at Mike Duffy's Senate-scandal trial | CTV ...

Suspended senator Patrick Brazeau is attending the trial of Mike Duffy, his former Conservative colleague.

Mike Duffy Trial: Suspended Senator's Lawyer Cracks Dictionary

In it, Christopher McCreery, a former adviser in the office of government Senate leader Marjory LeBreton, insisted the pair had nothing to worry about regarding...

The Brief: New Bill Would Target Bullet Train Land Acquisition

The Tribune's Aman Batheja reported that five Republicans on the Senate Transportation Committee passed out a bill Wednesday by state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst ... UT...

Senate definition of 'primary residence' unclear, Mike Duffy trial told

Macleans.caTo bolster his argument that Duffy made his declarations in “good faith”, Bayne highlighted a memo from office of the Conservative government leader in the...

Duffy trial: Senator the very picture of service, defence argues ...

Duffy trial: Senator the very picture of service, defence argues. David Reevely More from David Reevely. Published on: April 9, 2015. Last Updated: April 9,...

Youth voter apathy a growing issue in Canada, experts say

(subscription)He also stated that young people need to be a part of this process. “I don't want to see people like me sitting there...

Youth voter apathy a growing issue in Canada, experts say

(subscription)He also stated that young people need to be a part of this process. “I don't want to see people like me sitting there...

Smaller, longer or uncut — what'll it be as Emily Evans renews her fight to ...

Or as David Manning suggested, 100? Because it doesn't matter. By the way, as someone who covers these ... Take, for example, [former state] Sen.

Federal budget narrative full of holes

asks Sen. Percy Downe. "I don't know, you don't know and, most importantly, the government doesn't know." "We really needed to assess the implication of...

Political pressure builds for a new accreditation and aid pathway for upstart ...

Several prominent politicians have expressed interest in creating alternative pathways to accreditation, including President Obama and Senator Lamar Alexander, the Tennessee Republican who heads the...

Motivated Kreil shooting for shot put title

Returning Class B state champions in the boys division are Dawson Kram (100 meters) of Dickinson Trinity, Seth Abaurrea (200) of Carrington, Lewis Dobitz (400)...

LeSean McCoy excited by Bills' talent

“You want to be the guy, don't get me wrong,” McCoy said this week, as the Bills began voluntary offseason workouts. “But you want to...

Art & Entertainment News 9/4

Featured in the photos are individuals that have been saved by the event's organizer, conservation advocate NGO Wildlife At Risk (WAR). The exhibition will not...

Christie Blatchford: Less than a day after his Senate appointment, Mike Duffy ...

When the man with no shame met the place with no rules, so perfect was the marriage, so instant the attraction, the fireworks must have...

Welcome to the chamber of sober sucking-up

(subscription) (subscription)Victims of Violence, Canadian Parents of Murdered Children and AFPAD, the crime victims' lobby launched by Conservative Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu — they were...

Illinois State players, coaches mourn 7 plane crash victims

New York PostAlong with Ward and Leetch, killed in the crash were five other Bloomington-area men: the 51-year-old pilot, Hileman; 64-year-old Terry Stralow; 45-year-old Jason...

Illinois State players, coaches mourn 7 plane crash victims

New York PostAlong with Ward and Leetch, killed in the crash were five other Bloomington-area men: the 51-year-old pilot, Hileman; 64-year-old Terry Stralow; 45-year-old Jason...