Democrats’ top priority is to change the rules to stay in power, Cruz says
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said at a press conference Thursday that the Democrat push for Washington, D.C., statehood and to pack the Supreme Court is an effort to ensure that they can never lose their grip on power.
Top court to decide today whether First Nation declared 'extinct' still exists in Canada
News/Politics: Canada's highest court will issue a ruling today that could reverse the federal government's 65-year-old claim that an Indigenous nation from British Columbia's interior no longer exists.
Department of Defence hiring high-level culture czar to fight sexual misconduct and racism in ranks
News/Politics: The Department of National Defence plans to create a new top level position — a chief of professional conduct and culture — to address sexual misconduct and racism in the ranks, CBC News has learned.
Vance thought he was 'untouchable,' Maj. Kellie Brennan tells MPs
News/Politics: The woman at the centre of the misconduct case against retired general Jonathan Vance delivered blistering new personal and professional allegations to a House of Commons committee on Thursday, claiming the former top soldier felt himself untouchable.
Pentagon review panel recommends taking sexual assault investigations out of commanders' hands
A Pentagon commission on sexual assault in the military is recommending that independent authorities decide whether to prosecute service members in sexual assault cases instead of commanders, a senior defense official told CNN. If adopted, the change would mark a significant departure from how the military handles sexual assault, which the Pentagon has argued for years should be treated within the chain of command.
RNC assails Democrats' HR 1 as a 'hostile takeover' of the election process
The Republican National Committee on Thursday came out swinging against Democrats’ For the People Act of 2021, known as H.R. 1, calling the election reform legislation House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “most egregious overreach.”
Obama DOE scientist dissents from Biden climate change ‘existential crisis’ narrative
Former undersecretary for the Department of Energy under President Obama, Steven Koonin is dissenting from the Biden administration’s stance on the global "climate crisis," saying the data do not support the "hysteria."
House of Commons passes bill that would legalize single-game betting
Sports: Lawmakers passed a bill to legalize single-event sports betting Thursday, sending the legislation to the Senate. The would-be law aims to amend Criminal Code provisions around gambling on single games of football, hockey and other sports, which is currently illegal except for horse racing.
Manhattan DA stops prosecuting prostitution, Rep. Malliotakis calls decision 'offensive to women'
Prostitution has been illegal in New York City since the Dutch walked the streets of then-New Amsterdam in the 17th- century, but on Wednesday Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced he will no longer prosecute prostitution cases.
Senior general says US will maintain ability to launch air strikes in Afghanistan following troop withdrawal
The senior US general responsible for US troops in the Middle East made clear Thursday that the US intends to maintain military influence and the ability to carry out air strikes in Afghanistan after American and NATO troops are withdrawn from the country later this year.