May 5, 2017

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Longtime Sask. senator retires

Her departure means there are now five senators from Saskatchewan: Raynell Andreychuk, Denise Batters, Lillian Dyck, David Tkachuk and Pamela Wallin. There are now six...

Cooper vetoes hog farm protection bill - News & Observer

News & ObserverCooper vetoes hog farm protection billNews & ObserverIn addition to its regular arsenal of lobbyists, Smithfield has enlisted Tom Apodaca, a former Senate...

Trump-Russia investigation reignites as Senate asks aides to hand over notes

A Senate committee has asked Trump campaign aides to hand over notes and records from meetings with Russian officials and businesses, as congressional investigations between...

Big boost for black college students in new 2017 federal budget: More generous aid

Black colleges and universities got a big win in the new federal budget: a major expansion of the Pell Grants used by thousands of their...

1:21 Canada ready to do more to combat South Sudan famine: Trudeau

2:09 Senate 'leaning towards' accepting Meredith expulsion: Senator. A senator says the upper house is “leaning towards” accepting a Senate Ethics Committee recommendation to expel...

Meaning of Meredith: Is the Senate getting more accountable ...

What is the legal underpinning of the push to kick Don Meredith out of the Senate, and does it show accountability of the unelected is...

On MSNBC, Hugh Hewitt Says Senate GOP Should "Compliment The People In The House For Getting A Bill Over To ...

On MSNBC, Hugh Hewitt Says Senate GOP Should "Compliment The People In The House For Getting A Bill Over To ...CHRIS JANSING (HOST): OK, Hugh,...

Senate wary on 'Obamacare' repeal, bumpy path ahead

"I've already made clear that I don't support the House bill as currently constructed," said Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio. He cited its Medicaid cuts, including...

Conrad Black: Premier Wall and Senator Beyak have dared to do what others won't. They deserve our praise

Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall and Ontario senator Lynn Beyak have earned the gratitude of all Canadians by the quality of their public service. Premier Wall...

Prestigious medical groups denounce health care vote

Many of the country's most respected doctors' groups and consumer health organizations are decrying Thursday's vote in the House for a Republican health care bill...

Canada backs Taiwan's bid to attend WHA

(press release) (press release)In response to questions by Canadian Senator Thanh Hai Ngo about Taiwan's participation in the WHA on Tuesday, Peter Harder --...

Sen. Don Meredith will get $25,000 annual pension even if expelled ...

Meredith's pension payout relates to his roughly six years of Senate service — a percentage calculation based on his annual $145000 salary.and more »...

Smith serves as Senate page

(subscription) (subscription)Zachary David Smith, a student at Southern Nash High School, is pictured at right with Sen. Rick Horner, R-Wilson, in the North Carolina...

Kansas Legislature's Lawyer: Certainty Of School Funding More Important Than Amount

Rep. Larry Campbell of Olathe, the committee's chairman, said he hopes to work the bill Friday and maybe approve it then. Any school funding bill...

First in Hearts

Some have attempted to cut him down to size by portraying him as considerably less than a god, a privileged white landowner who advanced his...

Parents of transgender youth join push to outlaw discrimination

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould told a Senate committee studying the proposed law that it's time to catch up to the provinces and territories, which have...

National Association of Counties supports Secure Rural Schools extension bill

Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), who co-authored the original legislation in 1999 with then-Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho). “SRS payments support public schools,...

The Latest: Hawaii House Elects Rep. Scott Saiki Speaker - U.S. News & World Report

Island PacketThe Latest: Hawaii House Elects Rep. Scott Saiki SpeakerU.S. News & World ReportHawaii Senators meet for the last day of the 2017 legislative session...