May 2, 2016

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Nauru refugee Hodan Yasin, from Somalia, who set herself on fire in critical condition

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young wrote on Twitter: 'A young woman who asked Aust [sic] for help has now set herself on fire after losing all...

Racist commenters attack Malia Obama after news of her going to Harvard

... 'Popcorn' on the North Portico of the White House November 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. A 38-pound, full-grown Broad Breasted White domesticated turkey, 'Popcorn'...

Sen. Mike Duffy Returns To Parliament Hill After Acquittal

Many of the operatives in the PMO are now gone, while two of the top senators involved in the Duffy affair — former senators Marjory...

Wrightsville Beach hotelier says HB 2 hurting tourism, urges industry response

People play on the beach and in the water between Johnnie Mercer's Pier and Crystal Pier on Monday, May 26. ... By Terry Lane on...

RCMP scandals

(subscription) (subscription)“Why won't you deal with this in an open and transparent way,” asked Senator Grant Mitchell, a longtime advocate for independent RCMP oversight.

Duffy returns to work in Senate office, skirts reporters

(subscription) (subscription)Earlier today, when Conservative MP Tony Clement and Conservative Senator Linda Frum held a press conference on Iran Accountability Week, they fielded more...

2016 RACE ROUNDUP: Inconsistent Polling and Big Stakes Produce a Fascinating Indiana Contest

Mike Pence saying he'll vote for Cruz because the Texas senator is pursuing the “Reagan agenda.” Cruz is also reminding voters he has the governor's...

Senator Mike Duffy returns to Parliament Hill after sensational acquittal on 31 charges

Many of the operatives in the PMO are now gone, while two of the top senators involved in the Duffy affair — former senators Marjory...

GOP's Fasano: Dems hiding fine print on their budget plan

Senate Democratic Caucus spokesman Adam Joseph released a brief written statement, saying that, “We have never embargoed any number or assumption we have publicly released.”...

Sen. Mike Duffy returns to Parliament, quietly

Likewise, RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson was silent on his force's actions in the failed prosecution of Duffy, as well as its ongoing probe into other...

Sen. Mike Duffy back on Parliament Hill after acquittal

Many of the operatives in the PMO are now gone, while two of the top senators involved in the Duffy affair -- former senators Marjory...

Sen. Mike Duffy back on Parliament Hill

Many of the operatives in the PMO are now gone, while two of the top senators involved in the Duffy affair — former senators Marjory...

Mike Duffy returns to work on Parliament Hill for first time since 2013

Conservative Senate Leader Claude Carignan said he would not support a motion to repay Mr. Duffy's back wages, nor does he think the Senate should...

Dining for dollars

Greenberg previously served as vice president of government relations and public affairs for Live Nation Entertainment, whose former executive chairman Irving Azoff, is now the...

Duffy returns to Senate amid question of missed pay

Sen. Mike Duffy refused to answer any questions Monday as he returned to Parliament Hill, including whether he will seek reimbursement for an estimated $250,000...

Mike Duffy tight-lipped on return to Parliament Hill

The Globe and MailThe Senate is not sitting Monday, but Duffy could return to the Upper Chamber when business resumes on Tuesday. He has not...

HARPER: Senate owes Duffy money and should pay up

Former senator Hugh Segal argued the tougher the penalty, the greater the need for due process. “Due process is not a speech made under duress...

The Only Thing Certain In Life Is Death. Taxes? Not So Much

“A car manufacturer might wake up one day and find that Tesla has invented something new that fundamentally affects the demand for internal combustion engines.”...

Today's Politicians Could Use More Hollywood Style

The president's choice to succeed him, Judge Evelyn Baker Lang (Glenn Close), is a brilliant liberal activist with no chance at confirmation in a Republican...

DAR To Honor Revolutionary War Captain Alexander Kelly

Mr. Kelly was married to Nancy Robinson, by whom he had at least six children, all of whom became pioneer settlers of the Sequatchie Valley.

Poll: Supreme Court blockade eroding support for Grassley

Democrats are preparing another round of attacks against Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, releasing new poll numbers that show the veteran Iowa senator's favorability...

NBC/WSJ Poll: Trump Running Away with Indiana

... result, with the controversial billionaire up by double digits. Trump's RCP average lead has swelled to more than four points; he appears to be...

Opening Bell: Stocks Rise; Time Warner Gets Downgraded

U.S. stocks gained steam on Monday, following declines of more than 1 percent last week. Halliburton's (HAL - Get Report) merger with Baker Hughes (BHI...

A comprehensive eye exam can do more than test your vision

GlobeNewswire (press release) - it could help save your lifeGlobeNewswire (press release)Senator Percy Mockler sees connection between good vision and good outcomes. May 19, 2016...

Former Waxman aide vying to succeed Calif. climate luminary - Environment & Energy Publishing

Former Waxman aide vying to succeed Calif. climate luminaryEnvironment & Energy PublishingHenry Stern was just a teenager when he met his mentor and future boss,...

CRUZ DELEGATES CRUMBLE – WHY MARCO hasn't endorsed -- NEW WORRY FOR HILLARY – B'DAYS: “Morning ...

Chris Coons, Amy Klobuchar and Tim Scott, John Dickerson, Deesha Dyer, Josh and Natalie Earnest, Julius Genachowski, Tammy Haddad, Andrea Mitchell and Alan Greenspan, Savannah...

Wake Up Call: Ex-Ballard Spahr Partner Charged with Wire Fraud

Oil service giants Halliburton Co. and Baker Hughes Inc. called off their $28 billion merger in the face of stiff resistance from regulators in the...

The Daily 202: Ted Cruz's campaign runs out of base with Indiana primary on tap Tuesday

LA PORTE, Ind. -- From South Bend to Bloomington today, it will be hard for Indiana Republicans to miss Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). The insurgent...

Senate should repay Mike Duffy: Harper

Former senator Hugh Segal argued the tougher the penalty, the greater the need for due process. "Due process is not a speech made under duress...

Staggering forward

“And so by creating committees that are going to come up with these I hope great ideas just to be told, 'Oh sorry, we can't...

CHRISTIE summons Assembly GOP to Drumthwacket -

- GUARDIAN considers bond default -- UNITED exec pay cut ...PoliticoHAPPY BIRTHDAY: Missed these on Sunday: Most-misspelled Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak, attorney Thomas Segreto and former...

Why Rubio hasn't endorsed Cruz (yet?) – Grayson touts climate change; invests in 'Big Oil' – FL poll: Hillary ...

Alan Grayson didn't hesitate at a U.S. Senate candidate forum last week when he was asked if fossil fuels should be kept in the ground...

@Kady's Watchlist for May 2 – Life and death on the Commons agenda today

UPDATE – A just-in advisory from the Conservatives advises all and sundry that foreign affairs critic Tony Clement and Senator Linda Frum will unveil the...

The Senate owes Duffy money. It should pay up: Tim Harper

It was not unanimous. Former senator Hugh Segal argued the tougher the penalty, the greater the need for due process. “Due process is not a...

The Senate owes Duffy money. It should pay up: Tim Harper

He raised so many red flags, the Senate had no choice but to try to clean house and the government leader of the day, Marjorie...

Essential Politics: This is what it looks like when the campaign comes to California

Mike Lee than former House Speaker John Boehner, who compared the senator to "Lucifer in the flesh." You can find every ... If there was...

3 state their cases to be prosecuting attorney of Mercer

All of the Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney candidates are assistant prosecutors and include Kelli Harshbarger, John McGinnis and George Sitler. .... Terry McAuliffe's decision to...

Memorial Day dilemma with Vietnam War 50th pending - Foster's Daily Democrat

Foster's Daily DemocratMemorial Day dilemma with Vietnam War 50th pendingFoster's Daily DemocratYou have to look more closely for the Vietnam Memorial, a right angle trench...

Duffy's not guilty verdict casts doubt on prospects for legal action against former Senators

(subscription) (subscription)On Friday, April 22—the day after Sen. Duffy's verdict—Quebec Conservative Sen. Leo Housakos, chair of the Internal Economy Committee, and Nova Scotia Liberal...

Duffy's not guilty verdict casts doubt on prospects for legal action against former Senators

(subscription) (subscription)On Friday, April 22—the day after Sen. Duffy's verdict—Quebec Conservative Sen. Leo Housakos, chair of the Internal Economy Committee, and Nova Scotia Liberal...

Duffy's not guilty verdict casts doubt on prospects for legal action against former Senators

(subscription) (subscription)They include former Liberal Senators Sharon Carstairs, Marie-P. Charette-Poulin, Rose-Marie Losier-Cool, Bill Rompkey, and Rod Zimmer, and former Conservative Senators Don Oliver and...

Docking Mike Duffy's pay well within Senate rules: Housakos

But Senator Leo Housakos, chair of the Senate's internal economy committee, told CTV's Question Period with 's Robert Fife on Sunday that he does not...

Cruz-Kasich agreement could defeat Trump

(subscription) (subscription)"I have promised to vote for the victor of the 5th Congressional District popular vote and I expect it to be Trump", he...