Category: Politics

Vaughn Palmer: Stone sets tone trying to stand out in Liberal leadership crowd

VICTORIA — As the field of rivals for the B.C. Liberal leadership fills up, undeclared candidate Todd Stone has thrown out a challenge to contenders and would-be contenders alike. “Under my leadership, the B.C. Liberal Party will not accept taxpayer subsidies, as proposed by the NDP,” vowed the Kamloops MLA in a YouTube video posted over the weekend. “Political parties…

Manning says she was denied entry to Canada

Associated Press OTTAWA, Ontario — Chelsea Manning said Monday she was denied entry into Canada because of her criminal record in the United States. The transgender woman was known as Bradley Manning when she was convicted in 2013 of leaking a trove of classified documents. She was released after serving seven years of a 35-year sentence, which was commuted by…

Former Rep. McDade of Pennsylvania dies at 85

Associated Press FAIRFAX, Va. — Joseph M. McDade, an 18-term Republican congressman who was known for bringing federal dollars home to his northeastern Pennsylvania district and who was acquitted in 1996 on a bribery charge, has died. He was 85. A statement from his family says he died Sunday at his home in Fairfax, Virginia. McDade was the longest-serving Republican…

Analysis: Trump’s flag fight is different this time

By Michael Scherer, Robert Barnes and Devlin Barrett | Washington Post As a businessman, Donald Trump erected unauthorized flags on his properties to embarrass local officials who were trying to uphold zoning ordinances. As a presidential candidate, he told the first football player who sat in protest during the national anthem to “find another country.” And as president-elect, he attempted…

The Brazenness of Jared and Ivanka’s Personal Email Server

Late Sunday night, Josh Dawsey of Politico dropped a story that, in any other administration, would have been cause for concern but hardly surprise. “Presidential son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has corresponded with other administration officials about White House matters through a private email account set up during the transition last December,” Dawsey wrote. “ Kushner and his wife,…

America’s Uneven Crime Spike

The FBI’s latest crime report isn’t heartening. Murders in the United States rose by almost 9 percent last year, the FBI reported Monday, mirroring similar increases in other forms of violent crime. The homicide spike is one of the sharpest one-year upticks since the Great American Crime Decline in the 1990s, and, when combined with 2015’s numbers, marks only the…

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Randstanding

Today in 5 Lines Protesters disrupted the Senate Finance Committee hearing on the Graham-Cassidy health-care bill. Despite new revisions to the legislation, Republican Senator Rand Paul said he remains opposed to the measure. Former New York Representative Anthony Weiner, who pleaded guilty in May to transferring obscene material to a minor, was sentenced to 21 months in prison. The Supreme…

Who’s sorry now?

We’re sorry you have to read this. We’re sorry because with everyone in the public eye theses days seemingly either apologizing for something or asking someone else to apologize for something the air seems to hang heavy with contriteness or a lack thereof.Related Articles McCain: Trump has never apologized for saying he was ‘not a war hero’ Ask Amy: My…