In The House podcast: B.C.-Alberta pipeline dispute pivots toward gas-price crisis

Mike Smyth and Rob Shaw break down the pipeline dispute between Alberta and B.C., analyze the comments of Premiers Jason Kenney and John Horgan, take look at the NDP government’s new labour bill and also blurt out massive spoilers about Game of Thrones and Avengers: Endgame. Read More …read more Source:: Vancouver Sun – Politics       

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Kamala Harris Sticks the Landing

The presidential bids of Senators Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, and Cory Booker haven’t exactly caught fire yet. All of them are lagging behind in primary polls, struggling to break through in a race that has, thus far, been dominated by Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and the unlikely burst of South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. But lucky for Harris, Klobuchar, and Booker, they all sit on the Senate Judiciary Committee, a perch that affords them input on major nominations and a high-profile opportunity to participate in Congress’s response to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference into the 2016 election and whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice. On Wednesday, that… Read More

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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: State of the Unions

What We’re Following Today It’s Tuesday, April 30. Because of a technical error, the link for the story on Beto O’Rourke’s surprising new proposal to fight climate change in yesterday’s newsletter wasn’t working. Here’s the right link. ‣ After meeting with President Donald Trump, Democratic congressional leaders announced that they had come to an agreement on a (Dan Meegan) “When the Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren put forth a sweeping plan to cancel student debt last week, she also exposed the deep divide between how liberals and conservatives think—and, inadvertently, why liberals often have so much trouble getting their ideas enacted into law.” → Read on. The Meme Terrorists (Ian… Read More

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Biden Is With the Unions. Are They Still With Him?

“I make no apologies,” Joe Biden told the crowd in Pittsburgh, finally making his declarative pitch after a long and meandering windup. “I am a union man, period.” The soundbite was both a thank-you and a promise. Addressing a live audience for the first time since declaring his third run for the White House, the former vice president had rented a local Teamsters hall and surrounded himself with laborers to formally launch his candidacy—teachers, steelworkers, autoworkers, and firefighters, who had given him the welcome gift of an immediate endorsement. Biden wants to be the candidate of labor. But does labor still want him? The International Association of Fire Fighters, which… Read More

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Joe Biden Can’t Really Decide If He Wants to Be a Front-Runner

PITTSBURGH—Joe Biden wants to be the front-runner, but he still wants to come off scrappy. He wants all of the attention from being a former vice president and from leading primary polls, but all of the credit for beating expectations and raising more money in his first 24 hours than the records set by a socialist senator from Vermont and a former congressman who couldn’t win statewide. He wants the media attention that led the national press to descend here on Monday afternoon, but maybe doesn’t want them pointing out that the crowd he drew skewed older, scattered with people who sat on the floor to rest during breaks in… Read More

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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: How Old Can You Go

What We’re Following Today It’s Monday, April 29. ‣ Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (Benjamin Wittes) “I spent the week after the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report going through it section by section and writing a kind of diary of the endeavor. My goal was less to summarize the report than to force myself to think about each factual, legal, and analytical portion of Mueller’s discussion, which covers a huge amount of ground.” → Read on. Charlottesville Was a Turning Point (David A. Graham) “On Saturday, a man walked into a synagogue in Poway, California, and opened fire, killing one woman and injuring three others, including the rabbi.… Read More

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