April 13, 2016

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COMMUNITY SECRETS

Back at the Officers Mess, over 400 community members enjoyed a hot breakfast and listened to Hugh Segal, former senator, former chief of staff, and...

Idaho and Washington state reflect big rift in Supreme Court fight

Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama's choice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.,...

Can an $100 Million Investment Launch Laser-Based Space Travel?

But this week, the field got a big jolt: The Breakthrough Foundation announced that science philanthropist Yuri Milner and famed cosmologist Stephen Hawking were backing...

Sen. Colin Kenny repays Senate for travel expense claims

OTTAWA -- A Liberal senator has repaid almost $31,400 in dubious expense claims which were detailed in a special arbitrator's report. Senate records show Sen.

Jacques Demers 'continues to improve' after stroke

Sen. Jacques Demers's medical condition "continues to improve" after suffering a stroke on April 6. In a press release on Wednesday, the medical team working...

10 Revealing War Lies

On January 31, 2003, President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair met in the White House prior to a joint press conference.

These Adult Coloring Books Are a Bit Off-Color

Notorious RBG: Speaking of the highest court in the land, try the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Coloring Pages, created by She Knows. In a dozen (free!)...

Sen. Colin Kenny Repays Senate For Unjustified Expense Claims

OTTAWA — A Liberal senator has repaid almost $31,400 in dubious expense claims which were detailed in a special arbitrator's report. Senate records show Sen.

Sen. Colin Kenny repays Senate for travel expense claims deemed unjustified

OTTAWA - A Liberal senator has repaid almost $31,400 in dubious expense claims which were detailed in a special arbitrator's report. Senate records show Sen.

London calling Mercury

former Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and former Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah), all at Squire Patton Boggs, are lobbying for UnitedHealth Group on Medicare Advantage. The...

@Kady: Senator Peter Harder takes on government representative role with 'spirit of independence'

Despite his lack of direct parliamentary experience, Harder also set an enviable standard for both clarity and brevity when he answered to a 140-word query...

Sanders Gets Senate Endorsement, Daily News Backs Clinton - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World ReportSanders Gets Senate Endorsement, Daily News Backs ClintonU.S. News & World ReportA year after launching his campaign for the Democratic presidential...

Campaigns Brief: Mapping the Presidential Battlegrounds

Though states like Pennsylvania and Michigan have voted Democratic in each of the last six elections, Trump's focus on protectionism would put those states in...

Today in History: April 13

In 1965, 16-year-old Lawrence Wallace Bradford, Jr. was appointed by New York Republican Jacob Javits to be the first black page of the U.S. Senate.

2016 Ohio primary election update and summary

(registration)Amy Ikerd is an assistant prosecutor in Mercer County, Richard Henry Palau is the city prosecutor for Tiffin, Ohio, and William R. Zimmerman sits...

Senator visits Maple Ridge academy

Canadian Senator Yonah Martin told a group of Korean students in Maple Ridge this month that when she first came to Canada, she couldn't speak...

Pssst: Baker won't veto a transgender rights bill

The Globe's Shirley Leung reports this morning that more than 40 companies and business organizations have signed a letter to be delivered today to House...

Assisted Death Canada: Feds Urged To Test Law In Court, Spare Sick The Battle

Independent Liberal Sen. Serge Joyal, an acknowledged constitutional authority and a member of Oliphant's committee, agreed a Supreme Court reference would be "the most credible"...

Battering Ram: Would 'Shap for LG' Push Kesha Out of the Race?

Though their own colleague, Sen. David Zuckerman (P/D-Chittenden), is seeking the job, some have expressed unease about the prospect of Zuckerman or Ram succeeding Lt.

Mark 'em up, Danno

Senate appropriates, too! A Senate subcommittee will take up its own water and energy appropriation this afternoon, starting an hour after the House panel kicks...

White House demands super PAC pull Maryland Senate ad

SUPER PAC MISSTEP — "White House demands Maryland super PAC pull Senate ad," by POLITICO's Edward-Isaac Dovere and Kevin Robillard: "The White House is wading...

House Judiciary takes up ECPA reform today

DRIVING THE DAY: HOUSE JUDICIARY TAKES UP ECPA REFORM — The most popular bill in Congress will finally get a committee vote this morning when...

Herbalife: This Is The End

It's been a long three years, but I now believe FTC action is imminent and will happen within weeks. I lay out my case for...

Feds urged to spare sick and dying from legal battles, seek top court's advice

Independent Liberal Sen. Serge Joyal, an acknowledged constitutional authority and a member of Oliphant's committee, agreed a Supreme Court reference would be "the most credible"...

With Federal Grant, Bennington College Class Tackles PFOA Contamination

Bennington College has been awarded a grant of nearly $90,000 to teach a class and conduct research on the suspected carcinogen PFOA, which was found...

US Senator Merkley backs Sanders for Democratic presidential nominee

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Oregon Democrat Jeff Merkley endorsed Bernie Sanders on Wednesday for the party's presidential nomination, becoming the first member of the Senate to...

JEB WON'T ATTEND GOP CONVENTION – HILLARY dating tip -

Politico- MILLENNIAL WOMEN have favorite candidate ...PoliticoDonna Edwards for Senate in Maryland, calling it 'misleading' and demanding it be pulled down. ... Political director David...

Dust storms ravage Midwest, Jefferson Memorial dedicated: Today in history (photos)

In 1965, 16-year-old Lawrence Wallace Bradford, Jr. was appointed by New York Republican Jacob Javits to be the first black page of the U.S. Senate.

Tom Kacich: Event a start toward structure to 'seize political power in Champaign-Urbana' - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteTom Kacich: Event a start toward structure to 'seize political power in Champaign-Urbana'Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteSenate President John Cullerton told a Chicago audience over the weekend...

Albany Pro: The GOP primary by the numbers; Bharara on the prowl

Bharara's speech marked a return to form by the combative prosecutor after a short hiatus during the corruption trials of former Senate majority leader Dean...

Refer aid-in-dying law to court, feds urged

Independent Liberal Sen. Serge Joyal, an acknowledged constitutional authority and a member of Oliphant's committee, agreed a court reference would be "the most credible" option...

Morning Spin: Rauner turns thumbs down on pension bill Emanuel wants signed

The bill was approved last June with Democratic majorities, but Senate President John Cullerton did not send the measure to Rauner's desk until last month,...

Cruz's message to Wall Street: Help me

On the campaign trail, the Texas senator has railed against Wall Street “crony capitalism,” ripped giant banks as “too big to fail” and wrapped himself...

Nebraska federal court nominee is stuck in Senate quagmire

WASHINGTON — The vacancy on Nebraska's federal bench is officially an emergency, yet the U.S. Senate appears in no rush to confirm the man tapped...

MP airline expenses plunge as reporting requirements beefed

(subscription) (subscription)In the aftermath of a Senate expense scandal that eventually resulted in criminal charges against three senators, former Conservative senator Mike Duffy, former...

Goodale keeping options open for CBSA oversight

(subscription) (subscription)Senate Liberal Wilfred Moore is also continuing to champion his private Senate public bill, s-205, to create an inspector general to review and...

MP airline expenses plunge as reporting requirements beefed

(subscription) (subscription)In the aftermath of a Senate expense scandal that eventually resulted in criminal charges against three senators, former Conservative senator Mike Duffy, former...

Goodale keeping options open for CBSA oversight

(subscription) (subscription)Senate Liberal Wilfred Moore is also continuing to champion his private Senate public bill, s-205, to create an inspector general to review and...

Tuesday's Montana Scoreboard

Amber Hickethier and Taylor Holmes (SEN). Kylee Beccari, Rebecca Knutson .... 300 hurdles – 1, Alec Steele, S, 42.28; 2, Dennis Krueger, BS, 43.66; 3,...

Medal of Freedom recipient to speak on time in Rwanda

(registration)The Texas Tech Department of Political Science and Ethics Center will host a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient at 7 p.m. today in the...

Sports Commission: 'Religious freedom' bill could hurt St. Louis economy

Read: Bryan Adams cancels Biloxi show citing new religious freedom law. Republican State Senator Bob Onder of Lake St. Louis, says the Missouri Baptist Convention,...

Daily Almanac

Larry Sandigo is an attorney for the Children's Program of the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project (“The Florence Project”). He represents unaccompanied alien children...

Jacksonville Bold for 4.12.16 – The money chase

(blog) (blog)In this email program and on FloridaPolitics.com, we hope to provide the most comprehensive coverage of the House and Senate campaigns up for...