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Canada’s Parliament Considers Bill Limiting Horse Slaughter

The most recent ban on equine inspections by USDA meat inspectors has moved the horse slaughter debate up to Canada’s House of Commons. A Member of Parliament (MP) from southeastern British Columbia hopes that a final hour of debate next month can persuade the country’s federal lawmakers to pass his bill limiting slaughter only to... Continue Reading

Rep. Dudgeon On Common Core and SB 167

In his role as vice-chairman of the House Education Committee, Rep. Mike Dudgeon of Johns Creek was involved in the ultimate failure of Senate Bill 167, the anti-Common Core bill sponsored by Sen. William Ligon. After passing the Senate, the bill did not pass the House Education Committee. In a recently published constituent newsletter, Rep. […]

Is the Obama Admin Backing Off Support for Common Core?

In testimony before a U.S. House subcommittee last week, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan appeared to suggest the administration may be backing off its support for the Common Core State Standards Initiative. In a statement to The Christian Post, however, an Education Department spokesperson reiterated Duncan's support for the Common Core.

Pro-family MP Rob Anders loses nomination battle to candidate who supports status quo on abortion

by Peter Baklinski CALGARY, Alberta, April 14, 2014 ( – Conservative MP Rob Anders, known as one of the strongest pro-family voices in the House of Commons, has lost the nomination battle for the newly created riding of Calgary-Signal Hill to a former Alison Redford cabinet minister who says abortion…

An Assertive Plan of Action for Syria

Congressional Testimony Andrew J. Tabler House of Commons, Canada February 12, 2014 Washington Institute senior fellow Andrew Tabler addressed the Canadian parliament's Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development regarding the current situation in Syria. Show More Summary

Semi-house Trained Polecat

Lord Norman Tebbit was once described as a 'semi-house trained polecat' in the House of Commons, by the Labour leader Michael Foot, and he seems to be reverting to type, if this report on The Times is anything to go by. Now I can understand...Show More Summary

House of Commons Gay Sex Texts Revealed

Texts advertising the gay sex party at Conservative Conference have been published in today's Mail on Sunday. The messages, talked about an "orgy" and a "gay party" at a £2500 a night hotel suite, which was indirectly funded by the taxpayer. Show More Summary

Parliament Watchdog to Investigate Taxpayer Funded 'Gay Sex Party'

The House of Common's expenses watchdog is set to investigation allegations that the taxpayer indirectly funded a gay sex party at 2011 Conservative Party Conference. The party that was advertised on the gay networking application grindr and is said to have taken place at a £2500 a night hotel suite, reports the Independent. Show More Summary

That ‘War on Fox’ Guy Is Not Actually Running for Congress as a Democrat

4 days agoNews : Mediaite

Cable news and the Internet have many things in common, one of which is that they are both populated by lots of shameless attention-seekers. Perhaps it's time to count the supposed Democratic House "candidate" Mike Dickinson -- he of "war on Fox News" fame -- as one of them?

Champagne Lifestyle

Here's a good story from The Independent which highlights the fact that sales of champagne in the House of Commons increased by 72% since 2010. Two points spring to mind. The first being that the economic recession has not been bad news for everybody and that those with large mortgages must be enjoying the big drop in their housing costs since 2008. Show More Summary

Nigel Evans cleared on all charges

The former deputy Speaker of the House of Commons has been acquitted on all counts by the jury at Preston Crown Court. Evans’ acquittal is already leading to questions about… Continue reading The post Nigel Evans cleared on all charges appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

UK Deputy Speaker Found Not Guilty on all Counts of Sexual Misconduct

Britain's former Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, Nigel Evans, has been found not guilty of all sexual assault charges against him, and one rape charge. Evans, who is still a Member of Parliament, was charged last September with two counts of indecent assault, five of sexual assault and one of rape. Show More Summary

Canadian MP Pushing Motion to Recognize Dignity of Every Human Being, Including Unborn

Stephen Woodworth, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre today announced that he would be seeking unanimous consent in the House of Commons for Motion 476 on Thursday, April 10th at approximately 10:00 AM during Routine Proceedings in the House of Commons. Motion 476 calls on all Members of Parliament to affirm that every Canadian law […]

Why I'm backing Rory Stewart to chair the Defence Select Committee

Who should be the next chair of the Defence Select Committee? Yesterday evening, at a private meeting in the House of Commons, eight different candidates for the job spoke at a hustings meeting. Being a private meeting, of course, I would never divulge who said what.  But I can say on what basis I've made [...]

Pro-life MP Stephen Woodworth will seek unanimous consent to pass human dignity motion

by LifeSiteNews staff OTTAWA, April 8, 2014 ( – Stephen Woodworth, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre, today announced that he would be seeking unanimous consent in the House of Commons for Motion 476 on Thursday, April 10 at approximately 10:00 AM during routine proceedings…

Curbed Features: A Photo Guide to West Hollywood's Raging Big-Box Battle

About 15 years ago, savvy developers started snapping up many of the charming, mostly Spanish-style bungalows on the fringes of Beverly Hills. The houses were often replaced with what became commonly (and derisively) known as Persian Palaces. They aren't difficult to...

$5 Chemistry Kit Looks Like Music Box, Works Like Digital Computer

Chemistry kits, once common and popular toys for kids to play with, have essentially disappeared because parents can no longer stand the fear of having their house set on fire. The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Society for...Show More Summary

Pencils Out

Courtesy of Stanford University Linda Darling-Hammond O ne of the most contentious debates racking state houses this year isn't about Obamacare, inequality, or even jobs. It's the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, which seek to set benchmarks for what students should know in math and language arts at each grade level. Show More Summary

The House of Lords alone in Parliament defends the British traditions of humanity, freedom and justice

As the Maria Miller affair demonstrates, the House of Commons remains as arrogant and self-interested as ever. However, I believe that the House of Lords is going through one of the most glorious moments in its long history. Peers demonstrated this last night when they tore apart Theresa May’s appalling plan to deprive naturalised Britons [...]

Those Maria Miller for Wales rumours

Five days after that 32-second apology in the House of Commons, Maria Miller continues to generate awkward headlines. Speculation about the culture secretary's future won't go down well either in Downing Street or in the Wales Office. Show More Summary

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