April 15, 2015

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Senate Natural Resources approves water quality bill

The bill sets timelines for state agencies to adopt pollution control measures on farms and issues stormwater discharge permits for new and existing development. Sen.

EVENTS GUIDE for April 16 and beyond (Surrey, White Rock, North Delta)

“A night of Celtic fun and entertainment, with team of premier highland dancers from the Joan Murray School of Dance in Cloverdale. Blackthorn and the...

Hillary: The Censor

As we noted in September, by that time all but a handful of Senate Democrats had signed on as co-sponsors of a resolution to propose...

Seven Pr. George's council members back Donna Edwards for US Senate

Montgomery County SentinelWhen Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III endorsed the Senate candidacy of U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D) last week, it...

After Delay, House to Take up Open Carry Bill on Friday

Larry Phillips, R-Sherman, went back to the House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee, where the error was addressed and sent back. The same issue...

The cautionary tale of the Mike Duffy trial

And the notion that they're presumed to operate on the “honour principle” has been eliminated. “We said we would fix the Senate's rules governing travel...

50 Years Ago in Hockey

The Hockey Writers - Leafs Post-MortemThe Hockey WritersImlach listed several solid prospects. Mike Walton, Nick Harbaruk and Andre Champagne were tops at Tulsa, Jim Pappin,...

Hillary Clinton's road trip: political (and middle) class welcome change in style

Clinton waves as she leaves New York in her 'Scooby van'. Photograph: Larry W Smith/EPA. More recently, the road trip strategy was optimized by former...

Lees: Hillary shows her strength in announcement candidacy

I agree with Josh Marshall of “Talking Points Memo” that the debate in the Democratic Party will take place within the Clinton campaign. I hope...

Three-Minute Briefing: An Outbreak of Bipartisanship Leads to Iran Deal and ... - U.S. News & World Report (blog)

U.S. News & World Report (blog)Three-Minute Briefing: An Outbreak of Bipartisanship Leads to Iran Deal and ...U.S. News & World Report (blog)Touchdown: Stepping in for...

Missouri Senate budget moves more Medicaid to managed care

Sen. Kurt Schaefer, a Columbia Republican and Senate Appropriations Committee chairman, pushed through a plan to budget lump sum amounts to the departments of mental...

Senate knew of contracting, residency failings as early as 2010, argues Sen ...

(subscription) (subscription)Mr. Donohue will be testifying in the trial, along with Conservative Senator David Tkachuk, who chaired the Senate's Internal Economy Committee and tabled...

Senate knew of contracting, residency failings as early as 2010, argues Sen ...

(subscription) (subscription)Mr. Donohue will be testifying in the trial, along with Conservative Senator David Tkachuk, who chaired the Senate's Internal Economy Committee and tabled...

Iqaluit hopes “to turn a new page” with new administrative boss

That didn't keep the councillor from extending his criticism about the city's difficulties to a higher level, though, when he noticed the federal senator for...

Public media cuts could end local programming

Some Alaska public broadcasters would have to give up local programming if the state Senate's budget cuts go through. The House funding plan would allow...

Lincoln remembered 150 years afters his death

15, 1858, debate with Stephen A. Douglas in Jonesboro. The Jonesboro debate was the third of seven between the two candidates for the U.S. Senate...

House steps towards full legal marijuana market

... Anchorage Republican Gabrielle LeDoux who sees narrow definitions of expertise as unnecessary. “You want people to know something about marijuana who are regulating it.”...

Tracking Texas Politics: April 15, 2015

It is likely the Texas Senate will take up some form of school choice bill, most likely SB 4, by Larry Taylor, R – Friendswood.

Sen. Harry Reid: Republican presidential hopefuls a bunch of losers

The 75-year-old Democrat said he likes Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, adding that he spoke with Bill Clinton the other day and loves his...

The Bottom Line: 'Lurid & Cute' By Adam Thirlwell

Two words so rarely juxtaposed: lurid and cute. Yet as Adam Thirlwell's third novel, Lurid & Cute, convincingly suggests, there is nothing more lurid than...

Betrayal Papers: Part V – Who is Barack Hussein Obama?

The articles analyzed several aspects of White House policy, foreign and domestic, and compared them to the objectives of the Muslim Brotherhood. Parts V and...

Tom Kacich: Prof shows UI tuition hikes are pushing blacks, rural residents out - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Tom Kacich: Prof shows UI tuition hikes are pushing blacks, rural residents outChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteIn alarming testimony Monday before a state Senate appropriations committee, Lorenzo Baber,...

Congress' Stand Against the Obama-Iran Nuke Deal

In a rare Democratic rebuke of President Obama, the bipartisan Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted unanimously to advance the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, sponsored...

Capital Playbook: DNAinfo to start print edition; Brian Williams' puppy

The radio spots, which are in English and Spanish and feature New York Urban League president Arva Rice, as well as a public school teacher...

Lincoln Was Here: Connecting The Dots In Northern Illinois

Lincoln, a rising Republican, was trying to unseat Democrat Stephen Douglas for an Illinois seat in the U.S. Senate. ... It's called "Paths of Conviction,...

House OKs Belleville Township dissolution bill

Supervisor Dennis Korte Sr. declined to comment while trustees Joyce Laux and Joe Hubbard said they would consider the idea. “Simply put, the township spends...

Marching together, sharing the burden

We happened to be Tutsis,” recalls Eloge Butera, a human rights activist working as the legislative and research assistant to Senator Lt.-Gen. Roméo Dallaire of...

GOP insiders applaud Clinton rollout

Senate ends flawed Medicare payment formula .... Another Iowan liked Clinton's line that “the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top,”...

VIDEO: Police officer runs over fleeing suspect with car in bid to stop him

... headache for Jeb Bush. Raf Sanchez Marco Rubio, the young Cuban-American senator from Florida, has thrown down the gauntlet to his former mentor Jeb...

Mike Duffy trial: No oversight over Senate work contracts, defence argues

Ottawa CitizenSenate human resource and finance officials provide virtually no oversight over the research work conducted by contractors on behalf of senators, Mike Duffy's lawyer...

Signs of Turmoil Seen for Voice of America

WASHINGTON — When David Ensor announced last week that he was stepping down as the director of the Voice of America, critics saw the move...

Mike Duffy trial: Defence to continue focus on Senate contracts

The lawyer for Mike Duffy will continue to cross-examine a Senate human resources officer today, building on his case that the institution is administered by...

23 percent of students vote in DSG election

They also elected Jain and Jessica Tanner as senators for academic affairs, Zoe Bakker as senator for residential life and Mitchell Grant as senator for...

Congress's Stand Against the Obama-Iran Nuke Deal

In a rare Democratic rebuke of President Obama, the bipartisan Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted unanimously to advance the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, sponsored...

Florida House passes adoption discrimination bill, cooler heads prevail in Senate

Oh, that's right – some kind of religious revenge thing. Rep. Jason Brodeur, R-Sanford, ... Victor Torres Jr., D-Orlando, filed an amendment that stated that...

Harper Government Continues Attack on Labour Rights

Powerful arguments have been raised by the Canadian Bar Association and former Conservative Senator Hugh Segal among others that the bill amounts to an attack...

After criticism, McInnis plans to change teaching requirement

Senate bill 593, with Sen. Tom Mcinnis, R-25, as its primary sponsor, would require all professors in the University of North Carolina System to teach...

On the campaign trail, Christie paints himself as man of the people

At 11 a.m., he was the governor of New Jersey – the latest politician to take the stage at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics...

Why White House needs Congress on Iran deal

On Tuesday, a deal was reached on legislation proposed by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker that would require President Barack Obama to submit...

Hillary's folksy, populist re-entry

Elizabeth Warren, the liberal populist whose supporters are still trying to push her to run. ... Its roof has been raised to allow passengers to...

State Senator honors Mayor Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre

Previously, Mayor Hackbarth-McIntyre has been honored by the Chamber of Commerce as the Barstow “Woman of the Year” and she was a recipient of the...

State Senator honors Mayor Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre

Previously, Mayor Hackbarth-McIntyre has been honored by the Chamber of Commerce as the Barstow “Woman of the Year” and she was a recipient of the...

State Senator honors Mayor Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre

Previously, Mayor Hackbarth-McIntyre has been honored by the Chamber of Commerce as the Barstow “Woman of the Year” and she was a recipient of the...

Tennessee to provide lawmaker health cost records

Of the 13 senators on the special session health committee or the regular session Commerce and Labor Committee who voted no or abstained on Insure...

Uncle Sam may have picked the wrong cash cow

Sowers's attorneys, Paul Kamenar and Dave Watt, said attempts to negotiate were fruitless, in part because their client went to the press. ... He also...

From the Creaux's Nest

On Monday, Senator Marco Rubio officially announced his candidacy for president in the Republican primary. He was elected to the senate with strong Tea Party...