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Dennis Hastert, ex-Speaker of the House, indicted in Chicago
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million US in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime high school teacher silent about "prior misconduct" by the Illinois Republican who was once second in line to the U
Free speech on the run, even in the home of the brave
Constitutionally protected speech, no matter how offensive, is a glorious and uniquely American invention, Neil Macdonald writes. But these days it seems to be under attack from thought police everywhere, even in the U.S.
Canada Post's 'super' mailboxes spur growing backlash
The backlash against Canada Post's delivery plan is growing, with four mayors in the greater Montreal area joining the legal battle against the Crown corporation's decision to phase out urban home mail delivery by 2018.
Canada's New Democrats overtake Liberals in poll
Canada's left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP), which stormed to victory in a provincial election in conservative Alberta this month, has vaulted ahead of Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party in national support, a public opinion poll showed on Thursday.
Harper government tries to kill all traces of long-gun registry
The long-gun registry was killed in 2012, but pieces of it apparently survive in various databases. The Harper government has introduced retroactive legislation that would prevent citizens from requesting any remnants under the Access to Information Act a
Federal Conservatives won’t take part in traditional debates
The federal Conservative Party says it won’t participate in the traditional leaders’ debates run by a consortium of broadcasters including CBC, CTV and Global and will instead accept up to five independently staged debates in the run-up to the fall federa
Canada's truthiest election campaign begins: Don Pittis
Truthiness, as coined by U.S. comedian Stephen Colbert, is something expressed as a truth because it is a feeling from the heart without evidence or logic. Don Pittis sees elements of this in the release of the federal government's latest budget.
Hillary Clinton Announces 2016 Presidential Bid
Ending two years of speculation and coy denials, Hillary Rodham Clinton announced on Sunday that she would seek the presidency for a second time, immediately establishing herself as the likely 2016 Democratic nominee.
Mike Duffy's the one on trial, but blame and shame abound
Mike Duffy's trial may be only a few days into an extended run, but it's already clear none of the principal figures in this case is going to emerge from it for the better. Not Duffy. Not Stephen Harper. Not Nigel Wright. Not the Senate itself.
Rand Paul Announces Presidential Run
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky officially declared himself a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, promising a crowd of cheering supporters that he is ready to shake up Washington and disprove those in his own p
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