October 8, 2015

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Hill security could consider unveiling visitors' niqabs

A joint House of Commons and Senate committee tasked with reviewing security following last October's storming of Centre Block by an armed Islamic State sympathizer...

A Comic Con for Politics? L.A. Hosts Inaugural Politicon

The event starts on Friday, as Politico's chief White House correspondent Mike Allen and new California Playbook author Carla Marinucci interview California Attorney General Kamala...

Refiners keep up drum beat against crude exports

Dallas Morning News (subscription)"Like all refiners, they have the ability to purchase crude oil from more than 34 countries in the world and sell their...

Bill de Blasio says Andrew Cuomo must stop taking funds from MTA; governor ...

Cuomo, speaking later in the day, insisted he had only withdrawn $20 million from the MTA's budget last year to pay debt service on the...

What's Happening for October (UPDATED Oct. 9)

Fall Festival: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 10 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 11, St. James Catholic Church in Gulfport, 366 Cowan Road. Children games, entertainment,...

Lawmakers uncommitted yet on trade deal

Senate Armed Services Committee. In this July 2015 photo, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., questions the witness during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the...

Clinton Opposes Pacific Trade Deal In Major Break With Obama

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton declared her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade accord on Wednesday, marking her most significant break with...

Drought relief legislation proves challenging in DC

The hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee focused on two bills to provide help to California's House-passed legislation sponsored by Rep. David...

Panel backs removing Confederate flag from Senate seal

The House and Senate could also consider legislation to replace a statue of Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith, whose likeness is one of two sculptures...

Some Republicans abandoning Matt Bevin

In particular, Bevin's nasty primary challenge of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2014 has left a sour taste in the mouths of some Republicans.

Time is Right for a Guaranteed Livable Income

Former Conservative Senator Hugh Segal has been championing the NIT model. According to Segal, if each person were given $12,000 to $15,000 per year, the...

Dems issue flurry of new gun-control bills

Leo Hohmann is a news editor for WND. He has been a reporter and editor at several suburban newspapers in the Atlanta and Charlotte, North...

Oregon Shootings Spark New Effort On Newtown-Inspired Gun Control Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Reacting to the nation's latest mass shooting in Oregon, Senate Democrats, including Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy of Connecticut, said they would...

Sequestration effects would reach far beyond Capitol Hill

By Meredith Somers | @msomersWFED October 8, 2015 4:31 am. Government workers, supporting ... Sequestration would eliminate 800,000 jobs, depriving the national of a “much...

Festival du nouveau cinéma: Ninth Floor brings us inside the computer lab for ...

... the late Roosevelt (Rosie) Douglas, who went on to become prime minister of his native Dominica. Also among the arrested was Anne Cools, who...

Election 2015: Candidates field questions from voters at Trail forum

Oliver Chronicle (registration)First up in the public question period, was a query about Bill C-51, aerial surveillance of Canada, the U.S. involvement in the country's...

The record speaks louder than the rhetoric

(blog)Al Smith was an old New York pol who was the Democrats' nominee for president in 1928 and a friend of Franklin Roosevelt who...

Matt Barnes vs. Derek Fisher and Skip Bayless vs. Stephen A. Smith 10-8-15

That was the budget crazy people also she was hooked up when Antoine Walker and I believe Kenny Anderson wanna to write while anyway. When...

So, um, congratulations, Mr. Speaker-elect?

It's so bad that John Boehner, like another famous German Catholic, took a surprise retirement. Boehner may have only ... USA Today: “[Jeb Bush] repeatedly,...

Sen. Corker considering subpoena for Kerry

The State Department offered to provide in his absence either Deputy Secretary Blinken or Assistant Secretary Anne Patterson," Kirby said. The GOP chairman has worked...

Countdown to the Crowns: Miss Augusta/Miss Butler County

Also performing will be Alexia Smith, Miss Wheat Capital's Outstanding Teen 2016. Reigning Miss Butler County 2015 ... Pageant Director Larry Strong, who has been...

Brooklyn College To Open Graduate School Of Cinema

(registration)East New York City Council Member Inez Barron, Chair of the Committee on Higher Education, noted that, “The location of this School, abutting the...

Bill Straub: As incomprehensible as it sounds, Bevin has a halfway decent shot ...

MSNBCJohn Y. Brown Jr. was more interested in profits than politics before organizing his successful 1979 campaign. The same can be said for Gov. Wallace...

Morning Spin: Bush hits Chicago area for two-day fundraising swing

Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush is scheduled to be in the area for a two-day fundraising trip that starts this evening in far west suburban...

Those who've served Canada longest

Anne Cools is the longest-serving senator, serving 31 years and eight months. She was appointed by Liberal prime minister Pierre Trudeau, but crossed the floor...

Hillary Clinton on TPP then

NOT SO EASY IN THE SENATE? — One labor union opponent of TPP took issue with MM's contention that it will be a relatively easy...

A-League season opener: Western Sydney Wanderers v Brisbane Roar – as it happened

(blog) (blog)But Piovaccari and Macdonald rise for the same ball from a corner and get in each other's way. ...... For Brisbane, one-to-watch Corona...

POLITICO New Jersey Playbook: KEAN SR. on gas tax -- CHRIS SMITH's Maddow test ...

http://bit.ly/1FTtxnq. –Michael Wallace, former legislative aide to Senator Fred Madden and aide to former Gov. Jon Corzine and Camden Mayor Dana Redd, has been hired...

Clinton, Sanders raise big bucks, call for campaign finance reform

Both White House hopefuls are placing a large emphasis on campaign-finance reform on the trail, railing against individual Republican billionaires by name and working to...

Van Hollen, Edwards battle for Senate endorsements

WASHINGTON — Maryland's race for the U.S. Senate in 2016 is intensifying, and the two main Democratic contenders are using competing endorsements from local and...

King Stephen has changed Canada for the worse: Siddiqui

Typical of those who surround themselves with sycophants and resist independent-minded people, Harper has shown terrible judgment in his appointments, and not just with senators...

Jackson: “Real Teeth” in Landmark Pay Equity Bill

The primary bills we supported this year were SB 23 (Repealing the Maximum Family Grant – Senator Mitchell), my SB 358, the California Fair Pay...

Getting Outside the Box: Should a criminal record mean a life sentence of ...

(It was voted out of committee but didn't make it to the Senate. Johnson ... Douglas Smith, who works for the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition,...

What's Happening for September (UPDATED Oct. 8)

Fall Festival: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 10 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 11, St. James Catholic Church in Gulfport, 366 Cowan Road. Children games, entertainment,...

Beyond the county: Russia fires missles into Syria, CA Gov. signs climate ...

Jerry Brown, sitting center, waves after signing bill SB350 by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin De Leon, left, to combat climate change by increasing the...

Complete transcript of Hillary Clinton interview

(blog) (blog)Below is the complete transcript from Judy Woodruff's interview with Hillary Clinton at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Above, watch the broadcast...