Parliament has devolved into a place of 'toxicity' and 'obstruction,' Trudeau says
News/Politics: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is painting Parliament as a place of "toxicity" and "obstructionism" opposed to his minority government's agenda, fuelling growing speculation about a possible election call later this year.
Rio Grande Valley Border chief says apprehensions of large migrant groups dwarfing prior years
Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector are seeing a significant increase in large groups of migrants hitting the border, with more groups in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 already matching the number encountered in the past two years combined.
In opposing Biden nominee, Hawley says critical race theory has become admin's 'animating ideology'
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., railed against critical race theory, expressing concern that it is influencing the inner workings of the Biden administration as he opposed the nomination of Kiran Ahuja as director of the Office of Personnel Management.
Sanders, Warren respond to Sinema's filibuster defense, say Senate 'has got to act' despite rule
Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Tuesday dismissed arguments by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema that it is dangerous for Democrats to get rid of the filibuster, as divisions in the Democratic caucus over the 60-vote hurdle for legislation continue to bedevil progressives.
Trudeau taps a former labour leader and a mayor to fill Senate vacancies
News/Politics: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced three new Senate appointments today — a former national union leader, the current mayor of Cornwall, Ont. and the CEO of Port Saint John — as he chips away at the 15 vacancies that have piled up in the Red Chamber over the past two years.
Senate moves to confirm Kiran Ahuja, nominee with critical race theory ties, to run federal personnel office
The Senate on Tuesday voted to advance the nomination of Kiran Ahuja to be the director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) by a 50-50 party-line vote, setting up a final confirmation vote later today that will likely succeed.
NYC mayoral primary: Voters head to polls amid surging crime, racial rancor
Battered by the coronavirus pandemic and dealing with a surge in crime and gun violence, voters in the nation’s most populous city head to the polls Tuesday to choose a new mayor for the first time in eight years.
Trudeau says border restrictions will be further relaxed 'in the coming weeks' if all goes well
News/Politics: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signalled today the government likely will further relax some of the most stringent border measures this summer — but Ottawa has no qualms about keeping the crossing closed for longer if an influx of travellers threatens public health.
Senate Republicans poised to block Democrats' sweeping election reform bill
A sweeping election reform bill that Democrats have pegged as their top legislative priority is expected to go down in defeat Tuesday in the Senate as Republicans are prepared to use the legislative filibuster to stop any debate on the For the People Act from going forward.
Concerns rising inside White House over surge in violent crime
A nationwide surge in violent crime has emerged as a growing area of concern inside the White House, where President Joe Biden and his aides have listened with alarm as local authorities warn a brutal summer of killing lies ahead.
Gavin Newsom has longstanding ties to Dem power player facing lawsuits, investigations
The recent Hulu documentary "The Housewife and the Hustler" covers the legal drama facing high-profile attorney Tom Girardi and his estranged wife, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Erika Jayne.
China hits back at Canada, calls for UN investigation into crimes against Indigenous people
News/Politics: At the UN in Geneva on Tuesday, China and its allied called for a UN investigation into crimes against Indigenous people in Canada, just moments before Canada and its allies called on China to allow UN investigators free access to Xinjiang to probe Uyghur abuses.