August 25, 2017

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Canada is about to allow gender neutral passports

The bill, C-16, would update the Canadian Human Rights Act. However, it has faced some opposition and is yet to be passes. Conservative Senator Don...

As Hurricane Harvey Approaches, Trump Appoints Deputy Chief of Staff Who Failed to Prepare for Katrina

While serving in the Bush White House, the Senate report notes, Nielsen received an email from emergency planning officials six months before the storm in...

Canada's biggest threat to meeting GHG targets? Reluctance of Canadians to change their lifestyles

Richard Neufeld, a former B.C. provincial politician who chairs the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources. The committee has been holding...

Denise Batters Says Personal Attacks About Dead Husband Cross The Line

OTTAWA — Sen. Denise Batters was minutes from boarding a flight home when she noticed two-day old Twitter posts that said she was only in...

Needing Foster Homes, California Seeks to Relax Rules on Criminal Convictions

(subscription) (subscription)By easing the restrictions for criminal convictions, Senate Bill 213, introduced by State Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), would help California increase the...

Former GOP senator: Trump has 'corrupted' Republican Party

There hasn't been a more divisive person in national politics since George Wallace," the former pro-segregation Democratic governor of Alabama. To stop what he sees...

Republican ex-Senator Danforth compares Trump to notorious racist ...

In a scathing opinion piece published in the Washington Post, former Missouri Senator John Danforth (R) compared President Donald Trump to the notoriously ...and more »...

Will Trump approve sending lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine?

Kirsten Gillibrand, one of Trump's top Democratic foils in the Senate, said she will "fight back" against new transgender guidance reportedly being considered by the...

The Daily 202: Hurricane Harvey will be Trump's first major natural disaster test

(Read it here.) -- Marshall Shepherd, who directs the Atmospheric Sciences Program at the University of Georgia, lays out four dangers of Hurricane Harvey that...

Canadian senator urges Russian Federation to release Ukrainian political prisoners

Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade of the Canadian Senate Raynell Andreychuk said this in the greetings on the Independence Day...

Trump's Antitrust Nominee, Rife With Conflicts, Puts Democrats To The Test

Yet Delrahim has so far faced little opposition from Democrats. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved his nomination 19 to 1 on June 8. Sen. Sheldon...

Tigers sign goaltender Bjorklund to contract

But Tigers general manager Shaun Clouston and his staff went to work and shored up the situation over the next few weeks, sending Matt Bradley...

Ted Kennedy, 'liberal lion of the Senate,' dies at 77, Aug. 25, 2009

On this day in 2009, Edward “Ted” Kennedy, the youngest brother of President John F. Kennedy and one of the longest-serving senators in U.S. history...

GOP Senator Says Environmental, Health, Safety Regulations Are Pushed By 'Special Interests'

Gardner — who has received more than $1.1 million worth of campaign cash from oil and gas donors — portrayed the industry's fight against local...