Politics

Rejecting a call to divide us, the NFL and Broncos offer a lesson to us all

By seeking to divide the NFL’s fans, owners and management from its players, President Donald Trump showed a frightening desire to divide the nation further....

In Mexico, $2 per hour workers make $40,000 SUVs

Why have Mexican auto salaries stagnated or declined while pay for Chinese auto workers rose, despite all the promises that North American Free Trade Agreement would increase...

Aspen Skiing Co. chief Mike Kaplan blames Donald Trump for 30 percent decline in visits from Mexicans

Aspen Skiing Co. president and CEO Mike Kaplan said the major reason for a 30 percent drop in visitors from Mexico in the 2016-17 ski season was “xenophobia radiating from the Oval...

Texas was a hacking target in 2016 election, feds say

Hackers targeted Texas and 20 other states prior to the 2016 presidential election, the United States Department of Homeland Security told the states' election agencies Friday. But...

FBI: Violent crime up in 2016 for second year in a row

The FBI’s annual report on Crime in the United States shows a modest rise in violent offenses......

Trump is wrong to condemn NFL protests and needs a lesson in what freedom means

Donald Trump is egregiously (and crudely) misrepresenting NFL players’ protests, and seeming to not understand they have every right. The president owes players he called ‘a son of...

Genial Lindsey Graham suddenly turns partisan bulldog on health care

Sen. Lindsey Graham has long been known as a consensus -maker. But recently he’s been strong partisan voice for overhauling the nation’s health care system....

Analysis: This is a major political week for Trump. But his NFL feud is overshadowing his agenda

Trump has perpetuated the NFL flap for four straight days – when he was expected to make a push for health care, tax reform, and Luther Strange....

Border patrol agents rescue 5 migrants southwest of Tucson

Border patrol agents rescued five migrants traveling into the U.S. illegally after receiving two separate 911 calls over the weekend....

While Trump Yells at NFL Players, Rightbloggers Work the Refs

“Real men” know freedom isn’t about protesting, or something...

How Trump Turned Kaepernick’s Protest Into a Success

When he began taking a knee during the National Anthem, earning the attention of the president and the entire press was the best outcome he could possibly have desired....

What the FBI's Latest Crime Report Really Shows

Murders are up nationwide, but a few major cities are playing an outsized role in the spike....

Trump's Red Light Letter to the NFL

The alliance between presidents and sports was perhaps the last fully functioning bipartisan tradition left in Washington. This weekend, Trump blew it up....

Busy U.S.-Mexico border crossing reopens ahead of schedule

The busiest border crossing in the United States reopened ahead of schedule Monday after a weekend shutdown for work on a $741 million expansion project....

New directives limit, but don't fully outlaw, use of torture-tainted information

New federal directives limit -- but don't totally forbid -- Canada's national police, spy and border agencies from using information that was likely extracted through torture....

B.C. government invites public to share views on marijuana rules

British Columbia residents are being asked for their thoughts on how the provincial government can best protect children, maintain road safety and keep criminals out of the...

Trudeau refuses to weigh in on Kurdish independence, citing Quebec experience

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is refusing to weigh in on a Kurdish independence referendum in Iraq, saying he appreciated that other countries held their tongues during Quebec's...

Trudeau urges Canadian companies to seek fortune in China's $5 trillion market

Justin Trudeau called on Canada's small-and-medium sized businesses to embrace globalization and help deepen what he termed the "Canada-China friendship" by exploring the market...

Ukraine asks Canada for access to satellite images to monitor Russian, rebel troop movements

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has pressed the Trudeau government to restart a program to supply the Ukrainian military with satellite images to monitor Russian and...

Ukraine's Soviet-like military looks to Canada for help with modernization

With the war in Eastern Ukraine grinding on, away from the international headlines, Ukraine's Soviet-era military is struggling to suppress separatist forces backed by a modern,...

Defence deal could open the door to weapons sales to Ukraine

The Trudeau government has signed a defence co-operation agreement with Ukraine, a seemingly mundane bit of statecraft that could have far-reaching implications for the eastern...

Ottawa tightens rules around using information obtained through torture

The federal government is strengthening safeguards around the use of information derived through torture, but will not issue a blanket ban on receiving information obtained from...

Commons committee calls for rollback of key C-51 anti-terror measures

A House of Commons committee is calling for repeal of a provision that allows Canada's spy agency to violate constitutional rights in the name of disrupting threats....

Meet the man who made it his mission to return Canada's lost military medals

While their achievements in uniform can be found on their service records, the military medals that mark the deeds of Canada's men and women sometimes get lost as the decades roll...

Convicted whistleblower Chelsea Manning says she's been denied entry into Canada

Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. intelligence analyst who was convicted in the largest breach of classified information in U.S. history, says she has been denied entry into Canada....

Federal food inspection agency executive harassed, bullied staff

An executive at Canada's food inspection agency mistreated and harassed staff, abused her authority and made inappropriate comments to employees on an ongoing basis, an...

Jagmeet Singh leads in NDP leadership fundraising but momentum slowing

New filings with Elections Canada show Jagmeet Singh continues to be the fundraising leader in the NDP leadership race, but after raising more than all his rivals combined in his...

Trump once won a lawsuit against the NFL — but the result was an embarrassment

Donald Trump has history with the NFL. He lost a lot of money when he tried to compete with his own football league....

Brazil is struggling with scandals and crises, and people there may look to the military for a fix

Support for democracy appears to be eroding in Brazil, and support for military action in domestic affairs appears to have grown....

Experts say Trump's new travel ban could be harder to fight in court

Immigrant groups have already roundly criticized President Donald Trump's new restriction of travelers from eight countries as unlawful as his previous ban....

Venezuela Spurns Travel Ban, Calls U.S. Major ‘Rights Violator’

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza decried the U.S. travel ban on its officials and their families, saying the measure is the latest attempt by the Trump administration to...

Here Are Merkel’s Complicated Coalition Options

Should a so-called Jamaica coalition fail, the options would be trying to convince the Social Democrats to change their mind, forming a minority government (unheard of in Germany)...

Senate Republicans sweeten Obamacare repeal bill to win over GOP holdouts as opposition mounts

Senate Republicans, facing widespread opposition and internal divisions, prepare a last-ditch vote to replace Obamacare. But first, on Monday, they hold a hearing....

Sessions decries 'rising tide of violent crime' after FBI says crime increased again in 2016

Violent crime remained near historically low levels but was pushed upward in part by an uptick in killings in some major cities nationwide....

Supreme Court postpones hearing on Trump’s travel ban

The justices are reviewing whether the ban’s latest version announced Sunday makes the case moot....

Mostly black neighborhoods voted more Republican in 2016 than in 2012

A comparison of census-tract-level results from the past two elections....

Of course Trump’s outrage at the NFL protests had to do with race

It's naive or disingenuous to pretend it didn't....

NFL owners spent $10M on Trump before he attacked their players

Before President Donald Trump called for NFL owners to fire players who protest, they spent $10 million to support him....

Trump administration issues new travel ban, adds Chad, North Korea, Venezuela

The Trump administration announced new restrictions Sunday on visitors from eight countries....