Opposition leaders Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau are "dismissing Canadian values" by opposing the mission against ISIS, Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson says as MPs kick off the debate on expanding the mission in Iraq to Syria.
The Public Prosecution Service of Canada is looking for debt-collection agencies to help it reduce a record backlog of unpaid court fines. The value of federal fines levied but not collected has hit $136 million, and collection efforts are falling further and further behind.
The Parliamentary Budget Officer says the federal government will need to either pour more money into its defence budget or scale back its ambitions in order to put Canada's military on a sustainable footing.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Utah Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz has sent a letter to the NFL and nine other professional sports organizations seeking information about their tax-exempt status, his office said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Barack Obama spoke with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday about pressing issues in the Middle East, including the crisis in Yemen, the White House said.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Likely 2016 Republican U.S. presidential hopeful Scott Walker's stance on illegal immigrants remains unchanged, his spokeswoman said on Thursday, disputing a report that he favored letting them stay in the country and eventually become eligible for citizenship.
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill to permanently repair the formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, marking a rare bipartisan achievement and sending the issue next to the Senate.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Aaron Schock, who became more famous for his abdominal muscles and "Downton Abbey"-style office decor than for his legislative accomplishments, on Thursday cited God, the Bible and Abraham Lincoln in his farewell to Congress.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill to permanently repair the formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, marking a rare bipartisan achievement and sending the issue next to the Senate.
A group of African American women leaders and clergy visited Capitol Hill on Thursday to push for a vote on the stalled confirmation of Loretta Lynch, who would be the first black woman to serve as attorney general.
Former Sen. Jim Talent, R-Missouri, is joining Scott Walker's nascent presidential campaign as a leading adviser on foreign policy and defense, representatives for Walker's political team and Talent told CNN.