April 29, 2016

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Thomas: Restoring felons' voting rights is Democrats' latest dirty trick

The Democratic governor's decision particularly affects black residents of Virginia: 1 in 4 African Americans in the state has been permanently banned from voting because...

Could North Carolina citizens decide the fate of HB2 by a vote?

“You may not vote for it to be a constitutional amendment, not because you disagree with the law but because you don't think the Constitution...

Jolly had fundraiser scheduled days after '60 Minutes' story

David Jolly, frontrunner in the FL Senate race!" read a note on the invitation. "Space is limited. We'd love to have ... Jolly has hit...

Bill C-14 is a disappointment

Senator Nancy Ruth, who sat on the Parliamentary Committee, was quoted: “This was the most uncourageous bill I've ever seen. … Why did they even...

Political Happy Hour: April 29, 2015

State law calls for the governor to appoint a senator and then for a special election. In the two recent times that has happened (after...

Bumpy road toward an independent Senate a 'work in progress': Harder

(subscription) (subscription)Two years after the bill initially passed, it was struck down in the Senate after several amendments. But a visiting professor at Ryerson...

Elsewhere in Science: Pirating papers, handling harassment, and more

The Senate plans to make cuts to ITER and to “trim domestic fusion research[, which would] allow legislators to give relatively healthy boosts to the...

Pentagon modifies training and targeting after deadly US attack on hospital

A Pentagon investigation into a deadly U.S. airstrike at a Doctors Without Borders hospital in northern Afghanistan last fall has led to modifications in training...

Conrad Black: Celebrating the end of the Mike Duffy farce

Asking the chairman of the management committee of the Toronto Club, Canada's ultimate source of misdirected sanctimony, Senator Irving Gerstein, to question the Senate's auditor,...

HRC's Ma to Nexxus

John Mica eating stone crabs flown in from Joe's in Miami; Megan Perez, House Republican Conference; Caroline Campbell, GYMR Public Relations; Justin Roth and Pace...

Lincoln's connection to Lafayette

For instance, in September 1858, the Wabash Railroad (Detroit to St. Louis, via Lafayette) advertised in local papers half-price fares for customers who wished to...

CAPITAL BEAT: Time for Mike Duffy to start walking the road back

Now that the way is clear for Mike Duffy to again take his seat in the Red Chamber, he can start to rebuild his image...

Las Cruces-Area Community Arts Awards

The award, originally called the Mesilla Valley Treasure Award, and later, The Julie Papen Arts Patron Award, was renamed in 1997 to honor the late...

As candidates emerge for Conservative Party presidency, a familiar divide emerges

(subscription) (subscription)He lost to Don Plett, now a Conservative senator, in 2005. But there's another important quality Mitchell believes he brings to the table.

As candidates emerge for Conservative Party presidency, a familiar divide emerges

(subscription) (subscription)He lost to Don Plett, now a Conservative senator, in 2005. But there's another important quality Mitchell believes he brings to the table.

A film festival on the inland sea in Gimli

It was our first time erecting a screen in the water, which was a learning curve,” recalls festival founder Janis G. Johnson. A few years...

Down-ballot GOP candidates fear Trump shipwreck: Column

In 1972, for example, despite a 61-38 drubbing of George McGovern by Richard Nixon, Democratic losses at the congressional level were modest. Indeed, the Democrats...

Will Mike Duffy's return overshadow Senate reforms?

After all, no less an authority than Hugh Segal, then among the most respected senators, now retired, said on the day Duffy was suspended (along...

Regina YWCA Women of Distinction Awards recipients recognized for special contributions to the community

Senator Raynell Andreychuk was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award, recognizing her 40-year career as a lawyer, judge, diplomat and senator, promoting freedom, democracy...

Labor Department to lower proposed overtime threshold

“CWA alleges that in anti-union meetings employees are required to attend, managers are citing the existence of T-Voice as a reason workers don't need a...

Rule 41 change nets Supreme Court thumbs-up, but where's it going next?

Some hardcore civil libertarians, along with Sen. Ron Wyden, have spent months criticizing the rule change as a dramatic expansion of the feds' ability to...

In May, Let's Act Together to End Multiple Sclerosis!

(press release) (press release)Created in 2006 by and for women, WAMS unites professional women from different backgrounds who capitalize on their networks for the...

Morning Digest: Two more Colorado Republicans knocked off Senate ballot

A few other Republicans are running, but none of that have much cash. Rob Maness, a tea partier who ran in 2014, had only $213,000...

GOP CAUCUSES tomorrow -- Ballot Q CAGE MATCH -- T's top PENSION earner

TODAY -- Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello is recognized as a “champion of change” in a ceremony at the White House -- The Department of...

Democrats Have a Chance to Take Back the House and Senate - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World ReportDemocrats Have a Chance to Take Back the House and SenateU.S. News & World Report"The DCCC is absolutely prepared to seize...

Proposed rule would delay questions about criminal history

The transition to work and housing has been the "biggest missing piece of our public safety" system, said Douglas Berman, a professor at the Ohio...

Insiders: Clinton would crush Trump in November

“In a Trump/Clinton matchup, Hillary will win Florida by no less than 5 points and will help the Democrats pick up a Senate seat, a...

Best of the rest: Events for April 29 and beyond

Jim Young from Stout Ollie Compost will be our key note speaker in “Talk Dirt To Me”. Workshops include: ... 1615 Senate St. (803) 777-5752,...

Political Notes: A brother's shenanigans, and Trone's spending

(subscription)Her husband, Michael Hough, who is a state senator and Ted Cruz supporter (and doppelganger?) ... In the 8th District, it was largely the...

A lot of people seem determined to learn nothing from the Duffy affair

(subscription) (subscription)With the judge's accusatory finger pointing toward the Harper PMO and the Senate rules themselves, after the Crown brought such a breathlessly spurious...