August 12, 2016

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Sask. senator calls this province an innovator on improving court delay

Saskatchewan Senator Denise Batters is shown near the Senate chambers on Parliament Hill in February 2016. Justin Tang / THE CANADIAN PRESS.Legal affairs Senate committee...

Vancouver woman branded a poverty pimp for Downtown Eastside ...

This week, media (social and otherwise) lit up with the news that a Vancouver woman was conducting walking tours of the Downtown Eastside. Jenn Potter...

Chronic delays undermine public faith in justice system, Senate report warns

Senate Opposition leader Claude Carignan said he would rather see vacancies filled now through the existing system of advisory committees and the candidates they have...

Chronic delays undermine public faith in justice system, Senate report warns

Senate Opposition leader Claude Carignan said he would rather see vacancies filled now through the existing system of advisory committees and the candidates they have...

Legal affairs Senate committee calls for action on judicial vacancies

A Senate committee has demanded the federal government immediately fill 44 judicial vacancies nationwide that it says are “hobbling” Canada's justice...and more »...

Senate may need expense rules update, Conservatives say

OTTAWA - Two leading Conservative senators say the red chamber may need to tighten its rules for expense claims following the scandal that plagued it...

30 Locations to Visit This Weekend: Take the DC Walking Tour

On the way, the tour passes the homes of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover and President Lyndon B. Johnson when he was a senator.

Biden challenges Clinton to back TPP as Obama sends it to Congress

(blog) (blog)By Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) • 8/12/16 10:47 AM ... In a challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden said that the...

Senate committee says judicial vacancies need filling 'immediately'

(subscription) (subscription)The Chair of the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs Senator Bob Runciman said in a release that the committee has seen...

Fill judicial vacancies to end trial delays: committee report

"It needs to be remedied immediately," Sen. George Baker said Friday in Ottawa as the standing Senate committee on legal and constitutional affairs released its...

Death penalty decision raises election stakes

The News JournalThe next legislature and governor could choose whether capital punishment is reinstated.and more »...

Gil Smart: We delivered your letters to the Governor Who Didn't Care

Instead, Janice Johnson was dispatched to accept the letters on the governor's behalf. She identified herself as ... Joe Negron of Stuart, the incoming Senate...

POLITICO's must-read briefing on what's driving the day in Washington

YOU CAN'T MAKE IT UP -- On Thursday, Hugh Hewitt tried to get Donald Trump to explain why he was calling Barack Obama and Hillary...

Oops: GOP Senator Not Supporting Hillary Because of Iran Deal, But His Preferred Pick Also Supports It

Instead, the senator has indicated he's going to be writing in former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who served in the second Bush administration. The...

Hugo Black, unabashed partisan for the Constitution

(blog) (blog)On August 12, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated then-Senator Hugo Black of Alabama to the Supreme Court. The Justice would go on...

GOP insiders: Trump can't win

One Pennsylvania Democrat cited an old political axiom, attributing it to former astronaut-turned-senator John Glenn (D-Ohio). “From Sen. Glenn, there are only two ways to...

Senate criteria angers potential Island candidate

CBC.ca - Prince Edward ...CBC.caThe requirement that senators must own $4000 worth of property has dissuaded one Island woman from applying for P.E.I.'s vacant seat,...

Ohio Politics Now: Mike Pence booed when he calls John Kasich 'great'

And while we are talking about the Senate race: Strickland apologized for remarkshe made about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia saying 'That...

Ticket Splitting May Be the GOP's Best Hope

In 2012, ticket splitting in several Senate races favored the party of the presidential victor: Democrats kept or won seats in four red states: Missouri,...

Can voting machines be rigged?

In South Carolina back in 2010, it was discovered that the ES&S iVotronic Touchscreen machines had mysteriously “flipped” votes for Jim DeMint to Alvin Greene...

We Don't Care About Your Co...

Jimmy Stewart fights against the evils of corruption unhampered by the trivial concerns of ideology or faction; the only substantive question before the Senate is...

Citizen's outburst interrupts Riverside City Council | Dayton

- WHIOWHIOA citizen's outburst interrupted the Riverside City Council on Thursday evening as the body voted for impeachment proceedings against a councilman.and more »...