April 22, 2016

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Duffy should be repaid lost wages after acquittal, lawyer argues

Conservative Senate Leader Claude Carignan, who brought forward the 2013 motion to suspend Mr. Duffy and Senators Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau from the Red...

Following Duffy trial Senate expense rules undergoing quiet overhaul

The seven who owe money are retired Liberal senators Sharon Carstairs, Marie-P. Charette-Poulin, Rose-Marie Losier-Cool, Bill Rompkey, and Rod Zimmer, as well as former Conservatives...

Five things about the Mike Duffy trial and the Stephen Harper PMO

•Senators, call the auditors! Wright directs "a clearly compliant" Sen. Carolyn Stewart-Olsen to approach the firm Deloitte about its pending audit of Duffy's expenses. "When...

Senate expense rules that snared Duffy, others undergo quiet overhaul

Conservative Sen. Leo Housakos, chairman of the internal economy committee, said the goal of the review is to “remove some of the ambiguity” and further...

Duffy trial results could have big impact on former NB senator

He accepted her word that some of her disputed travel claims were for parliamentary business and cut her amount nearly in half, from $75,227 to...

Mike Duffy's criminal defence attorney says that his vindicated client is battling serious health issues that raise ...

"I am worried about him. He has gone through the last part of this dealing with some confidential serious medical matters. He has kept a...

Mike Duffy's Trial And Stephen Harper's PMO: 5 Things To Know

Senators, call the auditors! Wright directs "a clearly compliant" Sen. Carolyn Stewart-Olsen to approach the firm Deloitte about its pending audit of Duffy's expenses. "When...

Face time with queen, princes completes Obama's royal visit

The album opens with her 1951 visit when, as Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, she toured George Washington's estate at Mount Vernon in Virginia and...

Five things about the Mike Duffy trial and the Stephen Harper PMO

Senators, call the auditors! Wright directs “a clearly compliant” Sen. Carolyn Stewart-Olsen to approach the firm Deloitte about its pending audit of Duffy's expenses. “When...

7 retired senators face legal action over expense payment default

The chair and deputy chair of the standing committee on internal economy, budgets and administration, senators Leo Housakos and Jane Cordy, issued a statement: "The...

Filmmaker Josh Fox on Being Team Bernie and Fighting Climate Change Despair

Activist-filmmaker Josh Fox isn't resting on his laurels. Or on anything, anywhere, ever. He doesn't seem quite capable of rest. When I arrive at his...

Bill that could cost Two Canal Street Investors millions passes Senate, moves to House

BATON ROUGE – Legislation that could cost the losing bidder suing the city of New Orleans over the former World Trade Center development millions of...

'A Scandal in Czechia' People of Czechia, Turn Back! It's Not Too Late

Before I disappeared into article-writing land, I put up an item arguing that today's Czech Republic, homeland of all of my wife's forebears back when...

Duffy trial: A conviction on all counts for the Senate

It should end the practice of senators treating their jobs like part-time gigs and ban them from having other jobs or earning active income from...

Department of Education nudges college accreditors to get tougher

Education Undersecretary Ted Mitchell sent a letter Friday to all accrediting agencies recognized by the department encouraging them to use the full extent of the...

The Latest: Obama meeting with Cameron at 10 Downing St.

To commemorate her 90th birthday, The White House says President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have given Queen Elizabeth II a custom photo...

Read essay by David Maraniss,

Yet there is a revelatory clarity in that disappointment, proving that Obama is not King or Frederick Douglass, but Abraham Lincoln, Kennedy and Johnson. Even...

Bill S-223 UPDATE: Senator so “clueless” about firearms, hunting, she doesn't even know what “venison” is

These new rules will not “encourage hunting and recreational shooting in Canada.” This will dramatically hurt the hunting and recreational shooting industry in Canada. Senator...

Morehead-Cain Foundation announces Class of 2020

Megan Elizabeth Miller will graduate this spring from Western Alamance High School in Elon, where she is the director of Girls of Love, a program...

The Daily 202: African American women, their political muscle growing, could pick winner of Maryland Senate primary

Along with the standard rubric of questions about whether each candidate is honest, effective and caring, we asked if voters believed Van Hollen “would address...

Duffy cleared of all charges as judge excoriates PMO under Harper

Toronto StarRetired senator Marjory LeBreton, who was the Conservative Senate leader during this period, told The Globe and Mail she hoped Canadians won't find fault...

What will Warren do?

Ruth Porat, chief financial officer of Google parent Alphabet Inc., said Thursday that profit margins could be pressured by higher mobile phone use and growth...

LNP goes back to O'Dwyer as state director

Michael O'Dwyer served as the LNP state director for five years, before stepping down, with Brad Henderson taking his place in 2012. ... With headquarters...

Speaking her mind, for better or worse

Donna F. Edwards was beaming as she greeted supporters outside a Prince George's County firehouse on a recent Friday, ready to regale another debate audience...

Payment deadline looms for former senators

Conservative Sen. Leo Housakos, chairman of the internal economy committee that oversees Senate spending, said in a statement that the Senate is looking for an...

In Duffy's wake, Senate rules get overhaul

Housakos also acknowledged that the Senate's treatment of Duffy — he was suspended without pay, along with fellow senators Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau —...

The world is failing to protect its children

Roméo Dallaire is a retired lieutenant-general and retired Canadian senator, and founder of the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative. --------------------------------. In our fight against Boko...

Insiders to Bernie: Don't take the fight to Philly

Another 39 percent said the Vermont senator should continue campaigning through the D.C. primary, but end his campaign immediately after if he trails Clinton in...

Mike Duffy ruling could put brakes on expense cases against other senators

So far, only Senator Patrick Brazeau and retired senator Mac Harb face trials in relation to alleged inappropriate housing and living expenses, with each facing...

Commentary: Paris agreement addresses hazards of climate change, George Mitchell says

Twenty-five years ago, I was serving as majority leader of the U.S. Senate, and I headed the Senate's Environmental Pollution Subcommittee. I wrote a book...

Flowers: Candidate's qualifications, not gender, are most important

The idea of electing the First Black President was an intoxicating prospect for many, which is exactly why so many voted for the first-term senator...

Plett's Canada Prompt Payment bill reaches second reading in the Senate

"Senator Plett has been a champion on this issue for our industry on Parliament Hill over the last several years. He is from our industry...

Plett's Canada Prompt Payment bill reaches second reading in the Senate

"Senator Plett has been a champion on this issue for our industry on Parliament Hill over the last several years. He is from our industry...

Best of the rest: Events for April 22 and beyond

Free and open to the public. 1615 Senate St. (803) 777-5752, http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/art/mcmaster_gallery ... 1300 Greene St. Kevin Bush, (803) 777-9353, bushk@mailbox.sc.edu. http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/thea/longstreet. THE SESSION LIVE...

Survey: Many N.C. lawmakers mum on revisiting House Bill 2

Between April 13 and Thursday, The Associated Press news service, The and six other newspapers throughout the state sent surveys about the statute, also...

Suit Alleges Former FDA Chief Suppressed Danger Of 'Deadly' Drug For Sake Of Profit

The suit further claims that Hamburg ignored pleas from medical experts, patients and U.S. senators to add additional warning labels so she could profit personally,...

After Duffy, a question: Who owns our justice system?

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative Senator Irving Gerstein, since retired, secretly went to a senior partner at the auditing firm Deloitte to make inquiries about their forensic...

Former senators could be sued over expense claims

The Senate had given senators until Thursday to repay the money or face legal action. In a statement Thursday, senators Leo Housakas and Jane Cordy,...