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Singh says NDP wouldn’t prop up Scheer minority government due to ‘disgusting’ gay marriage speech

CBC | Politics News NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, left, says 2005 speech by Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, right, on same-sex marriage shows why his party would not prop up a Conservative minority government after October’s federal election. (The Canadian Press) NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said today his party would not support a Conservative government led […]

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It’s ‘imperative’ that Canada repatriate its detained ISIS fighters, says Pompeo

CBC | Politics News U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to CBC News’ Vassy Kapelos in Ottawa on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today pointedly called on Canada to repatriate Canadian citizens who joined ISIS and are now detained in Syria. “We want every country to take their citizens […]

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60 days out from a federal election, lawn signs are starting to appear

CBC | Politics News Campaign signs on lawns in the Toronto riding of Davenport on federal election day Oct. 19, 2015. Lawn signs for the Oct. 21 federal election are now allowed to appear in the city of Ottawa, while residents in other cities must wait until the campaign officially begins. (Aaron Vincent Elkaim/Canadian Press) […]

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Joe Biden’s Poll Numbers Mask an Enthusiasm Gap

NYT > U.S. > Politics PROLE, Iowa — Joseph R. Biden Jr. is Elizabeth Warren Wants Wells Fargo to Explain Fees on Closed Accounts Aug. 21, 2019 Bernie Sanders Sets a Goal: Double Union Membership in 4 Years Aug. 21, 2019 The Next Democratic Debate Is One Poll Away From Being Split Over Two Nights […]

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John Hickenlooper Will Run for Senate in Colorado, a Key Target for Democrats

NYT > U.S. > Politics John Hickenlooper, the former Colorado governor who Joe Biden’s Poll Numbers Mask an Enthusiasm Gap Aug. 22, 2019 Elizabeth Warren Wants Wells Fargo to Explain Fees on Closed Accounts Aug. 21, 2019 Jay Inslee, Dropping Out of 2020 Race, Will Run for Governor Again Aug. 21, 2019 The Next Democratic […]

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Trump’s Interest in Buying Greenland Seemed Like a Joke. Then It Got Ugly.

NYT > U.S. > Politics It started as a headline seemingly straight out of The Onion. Then it unleashed a torrent of jokes on late-night television and social media. And finally it exploded into a serious diplomatic rupture between the United States and one of its longtime allies. In the latest only-in-Trumpland episode skating precariously […]

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Stephanie Grisham’s Turbulent Ascent to a Top White House Role

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — Stephanie Grisham doled out fast food and tracked lost gear as a press wrangler on President Trump’s 2016 campaign, far from the in-crowd flying on the gold-plated Trump jet. An early and hard-working convert to Mr. Trump’s cause, she told a reporter at one point that she was […]

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Bernie Sanders’ ‘Green New Deal’: A $16 Trillion Climate Plan

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — Senator Bernie Sanders on Thursday released a $16.3 trillion blueprint to fight climate change, the latest and most expensive proposal from the field of Democratic presidential candidates aimed at reining in planet-warming greenhouse gases. Mr. Sanders unveiled his proposal one day after Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington, who […]

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U.S. ‘focused’ on helping release 2 Canadians detained in China: Pompeo

CBC | Politics News Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, is meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press) The U.S. government is working “diligently” to help release the two Canadian men detained in China, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday while on […]

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The Pollcast: Your election questions answered

CBC | Politics News Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are neck-and-neck with the Conservatives in national opinion polls. Will that hold through to election day? (Cole Burston / Canadian Press) There are now officially less than two months to go before the Oct. 21 federal election. The polls show the Conservatives and Liberals neck-and-neck, the […]

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