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THE SNOWDEN SAGA: Here's Everything We Know About The NSA's Nightmare Leak

It will take years to determine the true scope of the leak of the century, when former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden took up to 200,000 documents and fled to Hong Kong.<p>Since June 6, there has been a flood of news about NSA spying methods and targets, and more revelations may be …

Larry Summers Gave An Amazing Speech On The Biggest Economic Problem Of Our Time

The speech is being widely praised (by Krugman and others) for being a brilliant and thorough elucidation of an issue that's underdiscussed.<p>Over the past 50 years, the Federal Reserve has cut short-term interest rates during recessions to spur economic growth, but a new problem has arisen …

'This Week': Presidency in Crisis

ABC's Jonathan Karl, Rebecca Jarvis, Matthew Dowd and David Plouffe on Obama's rough week.

Stay the Dogs of War on Iran

In the new bargaining round with Tehran this week, there’s a chance of something monumental. Don’t let hawks, without a decent argument, stop it.<p>No …

Does the President Alone Have the Power to Heal the Economy?

Two years ago, Pres­id­ent Obama de­clared to the res­id­ents of an east­ern Las Ve­gas neigh­bor­hood, “We can’t wait for an in­creas­ingly …

Dean Mortensen disappeared, leaving only a blue ball cap behind

The Edmonton student left a campus pub in 1992 and was never seen again<p>Dean Mortensen grew up in Grande Cache, a coal-mining town four hours west of …

Mulroney-era documents reveal detailed debate of Canada’s abortion laws

Recently declassified federal cabinet documents show Canada could have been a very different place for women seeking abortions and the doctors who provide them if then prime minister Brian Mulroney had bent to the wishes of some cabinet heavyweights.<p>The minutes of cabinet meetings, sealed for 20 …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

SNL takes Rob Ford lampooning to new heights with merciless parody

Take a bow, Toronto. Your city and your mayor have hit the big time courtesy of last night's outrageous opening sketch on Saturday Night Live. Rob Ford is now officially the biggest comedy target on late-night television.<p>Most people already knew that Ford was going to be lampooned on last night's …

In pictures: Santa Claus parade brings Torontonians holiday cheer

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Trudeau challenges NDP for ‘pandering’ to separatists

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says his NDP counterpart, Thomas Mulcair, is "playing with fire" by stoking a constitutional debate over Quebec's right to secede from Canada.<p>In an interview Sunday, Mr. Trudeau slammed the New Democratic Party Leader for suggesting Quebec could separate with a simple …

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Western Canadian construction firms look to Ireland for skilled workers

Western Canadian construction companies struggling to hire highly skilled workers will offer jobs to almost 500 Irish trades people after a recruitment drive in Dublin and Belfast.<p>The job fairs drew about 800 people in Belfast Oct. 31 and about 2,000 others in Dublin Nov. 2, said Abigail Fulton, …

Rob Ford plays to the CFL crowd

Toronto mayor is fun and games ahead of next council showdown<p>Rob Ford appeared to soak up his celebrity status at a CFL game Sunday afternoon — an …