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Thousands will die as Obama continues to throw our allies to the wolves in Kurdistan

In another example of inept and dangerous negotiating skills, Obama has sacrificed the Kurds in order to have the right to do what he has a right to do anyway. Even though Turkey is a member of NATO, they hate the Kurds more than they oppose the Islamic State terrorists. Obama has just given the […]

Toronto PanAm bigwigs expense $10,000 on car washes (for their free limos)

The Toronto PanAm Games are finally over, and we’re finding out now where some of those billions of dollars went. One expense in particular stands out: Those $400,000 a year PanAm bureaucrats invoiced $10,000 for car washes. For cars they got for free anyhow. Were they being washed with champagne by $250/hour lawyers? Now Toronto is considering a bid […]

Harper government hopes TPP deal is signed before election campaign kickoff

Trans-Pacific Partnership talks are reportedly in their final stages for a deal that could have political implications during the election campaign The post Harper government hopes TPP deal is signed before election campaign kickoff appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Inside the most insider campaign function: Election debate prep

Scott Reid takes you behind the scenes and reveal the five essential components of how party leaders prepare for election debates The post Inside the most insider campaign function: Election debate prep appeared first on Macleans.ca...

Duceppe, Peladeau take pre-campaign bike ride through Quebec

Duceppe expected to travel some 100 kilometres, be in Trois-Rivieres by the end of the day The post Duceppe, Peladeau take pre-campaign bike ride through Quebec appeared first on Macleans.ca.

The Maclean’s debate is on Aug. 6. Here’s why it matters.

Maclean's is not interested in letting the party leaders set the terms of the election. And with our debate, we'll have some questions for them. The post The Maclean’s debate is on Aug. 6. Here’s why it matters. appeared first on Macleans.ca.

What kind of force for global peace does the NDP want Canada to be?

The NDP sees itself as a party built on international justice and human rights. So on the war against Islamic State, why isn't it standing up for its values? The post What kind of force for global peace does the NDP want Canada to be? appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Important moments in Canadian election debate history

With Maclean's debate coming Aug. 6, here's a look at how a misplaced prop or a perfect one-liner in a debate can affect fortunes—for better or worse The post Important moments in Canadian election debate history appeared first on Macleans.ca.

The top economic indicators to watch before October’s election

It's the economy, stupid. Here's Mike Moffatt's four key metrics you should keep an eye on as we countdown to an election The post The top economic indicators to watch before October’s election appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Signs that you are old

You actually enjoy talking to the pigeons outside one of the Starbucks on Robson. 

Reuters takes note of Mr. Trudeau’s predicament

One of their genial guys contacted me when I was up in Whitehorse to talk politics. This being the new era and all, I responded via text:    The resulting story, which includes the far-more-noteworthy comments of my friend Dennis Mills, is here. What thinkest thou, O Readers? Can the good ship Liberal be righted? Is […]

The truth about ‘Flora Syndrome’

Flora MacDonald trailblazed for women, but suspected they ultimately let her down The post The truth about ‘Flora Syndrome’ appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Crunching numbers on an 11-week federal campaign

Major parties are promising to spend the maximum allowed — or very close to it The post Crunching numbers on an 11-week federal campaign appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Tories spent $750M of taxpayers' money to promote themselves, then attack the NDP for allegedly spending $3M

Considering their own sorry record (which includes spending $750 million of taxpayers' money on partisan government advertising that merely promotes the Conservative Party's agenda), it's pretty rich of the Harper Conservatives to be attacking their NDP opponents over this. Some would call it hypocrisy in the extreme. I sure do.

“Government comedian” Jon Stewart’s secret White House briefings show he was a fraud all along

I’ve never been a fan of Jon Stewart, the host of the fake news program The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Stewart was just too predictably liberal, and really not that funny. His program was basically a laugh track for the Obama administration. The president was Stewart’s TV guest seven times, but did you know […]

Hillary Clinton fumbles simple question about Keystone XL pipeline

The US State Department approved the Keystone XL pipeline years ago — when Hillary Clinton herself was Secretary of State. But Obama keeps blocking it so environmentalists will donating to the Democrats. Today Clinton was asked about Keystone XL at a town hall. Would she approve it if elected? Pretty simple, yet Clinton refused to give a straight answer.

“All Canadians should be worried about” Alberta’s new finance minister, Joe Ceci

“I don’t think anyone who manages money properly thinks debt is a bad word.” That’s just one of the troubling comments made by Alberta’s new NDP finance minister, a social worker and career politician named Joe Ceci. All Canadians need to be concerned about his views on economics because Alberta’s oil patch has been essentially […]

U.S. lawmaker: Obama set to reject Keystone XL pipeline project

Senator from North Dakota says Obama will make Keystone XL announcement during the August congressional break The post U.S. lawmaker: Obama set to reject Keystone XL pipeline project appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Never mind the budget, here’s a happy family with a tax credit

There will be no hearings of the finance committee on the state of the federal budget The post Never mind the budget, here’s a happy family with a tax credit appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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