Getting caught, throwing your friend under a bus, being repeatedly and publicly exposed as liars and cheats -- that's just the cost of doing business. But it shouldn't be the cost of doing government.
Chuck Strahl, a former Conservative cabinet minister and current chair of the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC) defends himself against allegations of a conflict of interest.
The RCMP investigation of Senator Mike Duffy has generated a lot of documents and Murray Dobbin decided to sift through them to provide a timeline of the events.
Ford Nation, or what's left of it, has lost of the support of many including Bill Blair and most Councillors. Will Hudak's Conservatives risk alienating Ford Nation by agreeing to get rid of Ford?
Stephen Harper still has not addressed the basic question "why did you put non-residents to the Senate?" and seems to imply Duffy and Wallin's "years of public service" trump the residency rules.
Mayor Rob Ford admitted he smoked crack in a drunken stupor. So what! He still wins! It's just more breadlines and circuses. Thank goodness there's a Great White Hope!
The PMO communications team has been busy coaching Duffy and Harper about the Senate scandal. But, one rehearsed answer still needs delivering: why were Duffy and Wallin appointed in the first place?
While Mike Duffy will almost certainly lose his battle against expulsion this week, he will have succeeded in exposing the seamy, smarmy underbelly of Harper's PMO.
What is inaccurately called the Senate expenses scandal is first about the accountability of the Prime Minister to the House of Commons, and second about the conduct of his political operatives.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford takes it upon himself to write Senator Mike Duffy the reference letter he needs to really and truly show his character.