Peter MacKay's remarkable career in federal politics will end this fall after nearly 20 years as he focuses on his young family. With Prime Minister Stephen Harper at his side in Stellarton, N.S., MacKay said he still loves politics "but, simply put, I love my family more."
Peter MacKay has been celebrated for his military advocacy, put under fire over the F-35 fiasco, recognized for his role in uniting the Conservative party and objectified, as he was routinely named Canada's sexiest MP.
Labour Minister Kellie Leitch is in Nepal - not as a representative of the government, but in her other role as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, paying her own way to help victims of the recent earthquakes.
A Library and Archives Canada project that has put names to more than 2,000 archival photos of Inuit people in the North now wants more help in identifying Inuit, First Nations and Metis people of the past in the rest of Canada.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Indicted former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert was paying a male former Illinois high school student to conceal his alleged sexual abuse of the youth when Hastert was a teacher and wrestling coach there, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday, citing federal law enforcement officials.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert, indicted on Thursday on federal criminal charges, was paying a male from his past to try to conceal sexual misconduct, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday, citing two unnamed federal law enforcement officials.
HAVANA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States formally dropped Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism on Friday, an important step toward restoring diplomatic ties but one that will have limited effect on removing U.S. sanctions on the Communist-ruled island.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama warned on Friday that surveillance powers used to prevent attacks on Americans could lapse at midnight on Sunday unless "a handful of senators" stop standing in the way of reform legislation.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican majority leader left the door open on Friday for the House of Representatives to consider an extension of expiring provisions of the USA Patriot Act if the Senate does not back a domestic surveillance bill passed by the House.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee on Wednesday will join the race for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president, challenging front-runner Hillary Clinton, Politico reported on Friday, citing an unnamed source with knowledge of his plans.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said Friday it would talk to U.S. lawmakers about approving a three-year block buy of Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets beginning in fiscal 2018 that would include U.S. purchases and international buyers.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert was indicted on Thursday on federal charges, including for lying to the FBI, relating to an alleged effort to hide $3.5 million in payments he was making to a person to conceal past misconduct.
Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert was paying a former student in order to keep quiet about allegations of sexual misconduct from the time when Hastert was a teacher and wrestling coach in Illinois, two sources with knowledge of the federal government investigation tell CNN.
Speaking two days before major provisions of the Patriot Act are set to expire, President Barack Obama on Friday warned that without the data collection and surveillance programs, a terrorist could slip by intelligence agencies.
Senior administration officials said Friday that the U.S. is continuing to hold negotiations with the governments of Afghanistan and Qatar as a deadline to determine the fate of five Taliban figures released in a prisoner exchange with the U.S. looms.