House GOP leaders oppose bipartisan gun deal as Senate moves toward passage

House GOP leaders oppose bipartisan gun deal as Senate moves toward passage

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana announced during a closed-door conference meeting on Wednesday that they are both a “no” on the Senate’s bipartisan gun deal, according to a source in the room. House GOP conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik of New York said in a statement … Read more

BC not suspending vaccine mandate for public sector, health-care workers

BC not suspending vaccine mandate for public sector, health-care workers

British Columbia will continue with a requirement for workers in public service jobs to be vaccinated, which is a departure from what is being done at the federal level. The decision by the province will ensure everyone working in hospitals and long-term care is vaccinated against COVID-19. The mandate also includes government workers and liquor … Read more

Truckers to vote on work stoppage over Vancouver port’s ‘penalizing’ rolling age program – BC

Truckers to vote on work stoppage over Vancouver port’s ‘penalizing’ rolling age program – BC

More than 1,000 members of British Columbia’s United Truckers Association are planning to vote on a “work stoppage” next month over incoming regulations at the Port of Vancouver. On Sept. 15, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s revised Rolling Truck Age Program takes effect, banning diesel-powered trucks more than 12 years old from accessing the port. … Read more

What to expect January 6 hearings day 4: Inside the state pressure campaign

What to expect January 6 hearings day 4: Inside the state pressure campaign

Committee aides said the hearing will also demonstrate how Trump and his allies concocted a scheme to submit fake slates of electors. Trump’s pressure campaign against state officials played out in numerous key states where he had lost to Joe Biden. The committee plans to focus on the actions Trump took to try to overturn … Read more

Georgia election official says he argued with his own family members while fighting election lies

Georgia election official says he argued with his own family members while fighting election lies

Video of then-President Donald Trump is played above the committee on Tuesday. (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images) TheJan. 6 select committee dissected a Trump-backed conspiracy theory about the 2020 election in Atlanta, breaking down how it originated from the campaign, was amplified on social media, and ultimately “threatened the lives of several innocent election workers,” Rep. Adam … Read more

Georgia secretary of state and other state officials slated to testify at January 6 hearing

Georgia secretary of state and other state officials slated to testify at January 6 hearing

The committee will also show evidence that Trump was involved in a scheme to submit fake slates of electors in the 2020 presidential election, US Rep. Adam Schiff, a California Democrat and member of the panel who is expected to play a leading role in the presentation, said Sunday. The witness list for Tuesday’s hearing … Read more

Donald Trump thinks Kevin McCarthy made a big mistake with the January 6 committee

Donald Trump thinks Kevin McCarthy made a big mistake with the January 6 committee

He sent out a 12-page, uh, statement last week and dedicated a big chunk of his 90-minute speech over the weekend at a Faith and Freedom Coalition conference to the topic. And he’s directing his ire at the top Republican in the House: California Rep. Kevin McCarthy. “This committee, it was a bad decision not … Read more

Production team with ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ arrested in House building

Production team with ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ arrested in House building

US Capitol Police said in a Friday statement that at approximately 8:30 pm Thursday, officers “observed seven individuals, unescorted and without Congressional ID, in a sixth-floor hallway” in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington. “The building was closed to visitors, and these individuals were determined to be a part of a … Read more

Can the Liberal Party really replace Justin Trudeau?

Can the Liberal Party really replace Justin Trudeau?

The next election is supposed to be three years away, but we’re seeing a lot of predictions of Justin Trudeau’s political demise. But for his Liberal Party, there is no easy way to leave him behind. Predicting Mr. Trudeau’s next three years seems like a mug’s game when you consider the surprises of his first … Read more

‘Nowhere to go’: Fraser River’s rising water puts unhoused people in harm’s way – BC

‘Nowhere to go’: Fraser River’s rising water puts unhoused people in harm’s way – BC

It wasn’t much, but it was shelter. Andrew Padvaiskas had built a small log cabin on the east side of a wharf off the Lower Fraser River only to find it flooded this week by the river’s rising water levels. In the past 48 hours, floodwaters swallowed his bed, leaving him with no other option … Read more