Iraq's attempt to retake the city of Tikrit from ISIS has run into a major problem. More than 80 per cent of the ground forces involved on the government side are Shia militias. Many say they won't keep fighting if the U.S.-led coalition, including Canada, is allowed to conduct airstrikes. […]
The government will propose a handful of amendments to the proposed anti-terror bill when it goes to clause-by-clause review on Tuesday, CBC News has learned, including a proposal that would protect protests from being captured by the new measures.
The Conservative government took a step Friday to ensure every Canadian family receives a large cheque in the mail in July. Although the changes were announced last October, the bill allowing for income splitting for families and the increase to the universal child-care benefit is only now starting its journey through Parliament. […]
The government's proposed anti-terror legislation would be stripped of "dangerous" measures that would increase the power and scope of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service under the amendments unveiled by the New Democrats on Friday.
By any measure you choose, no province in the Confederation is more affected by oil’s plunge than Alberta. Nonetheless, it is proceeding with its budget plan as scheduled. By contrast, federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver announced he wouldn’t present a budget “earlier than April,” because of “market instability.” […]
Alberta's new budget will spread some economic pain across the province, but it is not the apocalypse that Premier Jim Prentice was hinting at just a month or so ago, Kathleen Petty writes. He seems to be trying out a new election message.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican chairman of a U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks said on Friday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had failed to respond to the panel's subpoena for documents in the case.
(Reuters) - The Arkansas Senate overwhelmingly approved on Friday a Republican-backed bill whose authors say is intended to protect religious freedoms but critics contend could allow businesses to refuse service to gay people.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said on Friday he will retire next year and threw his weight behind New York Senator Chuck Schumer to replace him as leader after he leaves office.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department on Friday said it will be "demanding but fair" in negotiations with Lockheed Martin Corp for the next two batches of F-35 fighter jets, one of the Pentagon's largest-ever sole-source contracts.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A special investigative panel will probe allegations that a Kentucky lawmaker helped his wife lobby on behalf of the Humane Society of the United States, the U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Friday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Big Wall Street banks are so upset with U.S. Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren's call for them to be broken up that some have discussed withholding campaign donations to Senate Democrats in symbolic protest, sources familiar with the discussions said.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has asked the department's inspector general to look into procedures for handling emails by State Department employees, the department said on Friday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House criticized the budget passed by the Republican-led U.S. Senate on Friday for boosting military funding while cutting domestic spending on education, job training and manufacturing programs touted by President Barack Obama.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate will wait more than two weeks before acting on a bill to permanently fix the flawed formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, after an April 1 deadline to start a 21 percent cut in payment rates.
Secretary of State John Kerry has requested a review of all efforts underway to improve records management within the State Department, according to a letter he sent to the department's inspector general.