Politics 2013

Montreal Politics Examiner

Bonnie K. Goodman

Bonnie K. Goodman, BA, MLIS is a journalist, librarian, editor & historian. She is the editor of a series of political, academic & education blogs, including the long running History Musings: http://historymusings.wordpress.com. Ms Goodman is an expert in U.S. presidential campaigns and elections, and has covered campaigns and elections since 2004. Ms. Goodman has a BA in History & Art History, and a Masters in Library and Information Studies both from McGill University, and has done graduate work at Concordia University as part of the MA in Judaic Studies degree program. Ms. Goodman has also contributed to a number of reference publications; including “The History of American Presidential Elections, 1789-2008,” “The Encyclopedia of the Cold War” and “The Home Front Encyclopedia.” Her specializations are American, Canadian & international politics.

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Obama and Clinton continue to lead Gallup’s yearly most admired lists December 30, 2013

Netanyahu to make Pollard major condition in the peace talks as Kerry returns December 30, 2013

Congress may be worst, but Republicans ahead in CNN poll for midterm elections December 27, 2013

Obamas honors US troops during low-key Christmas in Hawaii December 26, 2013

Obama in denial and on the offensive in 2013 year-end press conference December 22, 2013

Hillary Clinton will make 2016 Presidential run decision in 2014 December 19, 2013

Obama’s year-end poll lowest of presidency, lower than most recent presidents December 17, 2013

Obama honors Newtown victims a year later, renews gun control push December 15, 2013

Netanyahu & Kerry meet about peace talks in Jerusalem snow wonderland December 14, 2013

President Obama’s State of the Union Address set for Jan. 28, 2014 December 13, 2013

Rare display of bipartisanship, House passes bipartisan budget bill 332-94 December 12, 2013

Obama and world leaders honor Nelson Mandela at memorial service December 11, 2013

Obama veers to the economy; mobility and unemployment benefits extension
December 9, 2013

Obama, former Presidents, world leaders honor Nelson Mandela will attend funeral December 8, 2013

Obama & family light National Christmas Tree at rainy ceremony with star line-up December 8, 2013

On eighth day of Hanukkah Obama hosts two holiday receptions December 7, 2013

Michelle Obama unveils White House Christmas decorations with minor Sunny mishap December 7, 2013

Obama launches campaign to sell health care law after HealthCare.gov repaired December 4, 2013

Netanyahu meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican, discusses Iran, peace talks December 3, 2013

PM Stephen Harper announces first Israel trip at JNF gala dinner in his honor December 3, 2013

Obamas kick-off Christmas holiday season celebrating with traditions December 1, 2013

Post-Presidential life & legacy focus of Barbara Walters’ interview with Obamas November 29, 2013

Obama pardons the National Thanksgiving Turkey at White House ceremony November 27, 2013

Obama expresses openness to piecemeal immigration bill during fundraising trip November 27, 2013

Obama faces opposition to Iran nuclear weapons deal from Israel, GOP & Canada November 25, 2013

Senate Dems go extreme pass nuclear option preventing filibusters for nominees November 22, 2013

Obama honors John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination November 21, 2013

George W. Bush hails post-presidential life in interview with Jay Leno November 21, 2013

Obama free falling in new polls from disastrous health care rollout November 19, 2013

France backs Israel’s position on Iran nuclear weapons deal November 18, 2013

Obama uses his weekly address to focus on the economy and energy production November 16, 2013

House passes Keep Your Health Plan Act 261-157 with Democratic support November 15, 2013

Montreal swears-in 44th mayor Denis Coderre promises ‘new era’ November 15, 2013

Obama offers health care fix for Americans with cancelled policies is it enough? November 14, 2013

Former President Bill Clinton joins circle critical of Obamacare November 13, 2013

Netanyahu focuses on Iran and peace talks in JFNA General Assembly address November 12, 2013

Canada commemorates their veterans with Remembrance Day ceremonies November 12, 2013

Obama honors America’s veterans at national Veterans Day ceremony November 12, 2013

World political and religious leaders mark the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht November 10, 2013

Obama tries to pivot the conversation to the economy by promoting infrastructure November 10, 2013

Obama crashes to new approval rating lows in Pew poll November 10, 2013

Obama finally apologizes after spending week defending embattled health care law November 10, 2013

Obama phones Netanyahu over opposition to proposed Iran nuclear deal November 10, 2013

Netanyahu, Cabinet Ministers fire back at Kerry for third intifada threat November 10, 2013

Netanyahu warns against ‘historic mistake’ in Iran nuclear talks
November 8, 2013

Netanyahu cautions Kerry about Iran at Jerusalem meeting November 8, 2013

Kerry meets with Netanyahu in attempt to salvage stalled peace talks November 7, 2013

Denis Coderre wins Montreal’s municipal election becoming the city’s 44th mayor November 4, 2013

Harper’s campaign style speech at the Conservative Party Convention aims at 2015 November 4, 2013

Obama dedicates weekly address to passing a budget after conference first meets November 3, 2013

Netanyahu urges pressure on Iran during Yom Kippur War 40th anniversary ceremony November 2, 2013

Kerry to meet with Netanyahu in Jerusalem as peace talks reach impasse November 1, 2013

Obama sells Obamacare in Boston, while Sebelius takes the fall in House hearing October 31, 2013

Obama’s approval rating hits all-time low, loses world’s most powerful title October 30, 2013

Obama, GOP weekly addresses focus on HealthCare.gov sign up glitches October 29, 2013

House committee conducts hearing into health care website problems October 29, 2013

HealthCare.gov website problems leads to bipartisan calls for Obamacare delays October 29, 2013

Obama continues selling health care law as rollout problems persist October 28, 2013

Netanyahu, Kerry meet in Rome over Iran and peace talks October 26, 2013

Obama renews push for immigration reform bill October 24, 2013

Obama, GOP approval ratings plummet in new polls, result of shutdown fallout October 22, 2013

Harper government’s throne speech lays out agenda leading to 2015 election October 21, 2013

Obama looks forward with agenda, GOP criticizes Obamacare in weekly addresses October 20, 2013

Obama delivers post-shutdown speech blaming GOP, laying out agenda October 18, 2013

Shutdown over: Obama signs, House, Senate pass budget and debt ceiling bill October 17, 2013

Senate reaches bipartisan deal ending shutdown, raising debt ceiling October 16, 2013

Senate again responsible for deals ending shutdown and raising the debt ceiling October 16, 2013

House GOP fails again to agree on deal to end shutdown, raise debt ceiling October 16, 2013

Netanyahu kicks-off Knesset winter session with focus on Iran and peace talks October 15, 2013

Senate at impasse over shutdown and debt deals with US sitting on the brink October 14, 2013

Senate takes over government shutdown, debt ceiling negotiations, as House fails October 13, 2013

Obama, GOP focus on ending government shutdown, debt deal in weekly addresses October 13, 2013

Obama refuses GOP proposed debt ceiling deal after White House meeting October 11, 2013

Netanyahu refuses early Palestinian prisoners release after rise in attacks October 10, 2013

Netanyahu names peace roadblocks in Bar-Ilan University speech October 10, 2013

Obama caving in? Boehner gets White House meeting over government shutdown October 9, 2013

Obama to nominate Janet Yellen as the first woman to chair Federal Reserve October 9, 2013

Obama holds press conference on government shutdown and debt ceiling crisis October 8, 2013

Boehner, Obama stand firm on debt ceiling limit October 7, 2013

First week of government shutdown ends, but Obama, GOP stalemate continues October 6, 2013

Obama and GOP continue government shutdown blame game in weekly addresses October 5, 2013

Israeli PM Netanyahu, the voice of reason on Iran in UN General Assembly speech October 4, 2013

Netanyahu meets with Obama over Iran nuclear weapons and peace talks October 4, 2013

Obama’s meeting with Congressional leaders futile, government shutdown continues October 3, 2013

With House and Senate at deadlock over spending bill, government shutdown begins October 1, 2013

Senate rejects House spending bill hours before government shutdown deadline October 1, 2013

Obama and GOP battle over spending bill as government shutdown nears September 30, 2013

Obama is first US president in 34 years to speak to an Iranian leader September 29, 2013

Obama sells healthcare law implementation while slamming GOP opposition September 29, 2013

Obama’s approval and favorability ratings reach new lows amid budget battles September 29, 2013

Netanyahu condemns Iranian President’s UN speech
September 29, 2013

Obama emphasizes Middle East diplomacy in UN General Assembly speech September 24, 2013

Obama returns to gun control reform at Washington Navy Yard memorial September 23, 2013

Obama chides House GOP in tamer weekly address on budget and debt ceiling September 23, 2013

Obama strikes back at House GOP for budget vote defunding Obamacare September 23, 2013

Obama refocuses on economy and battle with House GOP September 23, 2013

President Obama’s poll ratings plummet over Syria crisis September 22, 2013

Netanyahu postpones UN General Assembly speech to meet with Obama September 17, 2013

Kerry meets with Netanyahu, as reports emerge Israel swayed the US on Syria September 17, 2013

Kerry seals deal with Russia over Syria chemical weapons disarmament September 15, 2013

Obama addresses the nation about Syria, selling military and diplomatic plans September 11, 2013

New developments shifts US Syria response from military action to diplomacy September 11, 2013

Obama’s Syria strike PR includes weekly address, interviews & televised speech September 8, 2013

Obama fails to gain international support for Syria strike at G20 Summit September 8, 2013

Obama garners House leadership support, while Congress drafts Syria resolutions September 4, 2013

Obama speaks to 1000 Rabbis in Rosh Hashanah conference call September 3, 2013

Israeli-Palestinian peace talks continue this week in secrecy & little progress September 3, 2013

Harper appoints new Senate leader, budget officer and staff for fall session September 2, 2013

Obama and GOP weekly addresses honor Labor Day September 1, 2013

Obama announces Congress will make ultimate decision on Syria military action September 1, 2013

Obama honors 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington August 29, 2013

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair launches Senate abolishment tour in Nova Scotia August 27, 2013

Obama unveils college affordability plan on bus tour and weekly address August 25, 2013

Ban Ki-moon backtracks on admission that the UN is biased against Israel August 23, 2013

Israel meets with Palestinians for third peace talks meeting August 22, 2013

Harper will prorogue Parliament, start new session with throne speech August 21, 2013

The Obamas welcome new dog Sunny to presidential pets hall of fame August 20, 2013

Republican Scott Brown considers 2016 presidential run, visits Iowa State Fair August 19, 2013

Obama finishes up week-long vacation on Martha’s Vineyard August 18, 2013

Chris Christie outlines GOP plan to win in 2016 at RNC summer meeting August 16, 2013

Obama condemns Egypt violence, responds by canceling joint military exercises August 15, 2013

Freshman Rep Joe Kennedy returns from Democratic Congressional trip to Israel August 14, 2013

Rand Paul announces he is considering presidential run, Sarah Palin endorses him August 14, 2013

Kerry speaks with Netanyahu about settlement building announcement August 13, 2013

Biden steps up 2016 presidential campaign speculation with Iowa speaking event August 12, 2013

Israel approves new housing and prisoner release days before peace talks begin August 12, 2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu underwent emergency hernia surgery August 11, 2013

Obama in news conference promises transparency with NSA and Patriot Act reforms August 10, 2013

Israel decides to refuse any EU agreements with settlement guidelines August 9, 2013

State Department confirms date of next Israeli-Palestinian peace talks meeting August 8, 2013

Obama on Leno tackles serious political issues with a mix of humor August 8, 2013

Obama unveils mortgage plan to restore housing market in Phoenix, Arizona speech August 7, 2013

Former President George W. Bush undergoes heart surgery August 6, 2013

Harper defends XL Keystone pipeline as job creator countering Obama’s statement August 5, 2013

Shimon Peres turns 90, US Congress considers Congressional Gold Medal honor August 4, 2013

Obama steps up involvement in peace talks, phones Netanyahu and Abbas August 2, 2013

Israeli Knesset passes first reading of referendum bill key to peace deal August 1, 2013

Israeli Knesset passes first reading of controversial governance bill
August 1, 2013

Obama meets with House and Senate Democrats at Capitol on fall battles with GOP July 31, 2013

Israel, Palestinians meet with Kerry, Obama, set to meet again in next two weeks July 30, 2013

EU faces backlash from Israel for sanction guidelines beyond 1967 borders July 30, 2013

Kerry names mediator as Israeli-Palestinian peace talks resume July 29, 2013

Netanyahu, cabinet approve prisoner release, referendum bill at weekly meeting July 28, 2013

Netanyahu faces tough sell of prisoner release at Sunday cabinet meeting July 28, 2013

Kerry refuses Netanyahu prisoner exchange, Jonathan Pollard for Palestinians July 27, 2013

Harper sending gifts to mark the birth of Canada’s future monarch Prince George July 26, 2013

RCMP Duffy-Wright investigation reaches PM Stephen Harper’s office July 25, 2013

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu promises referendum on any peace agreements July 24, 2013

Obama to press economic agenda reset button in Knox College speech July 24, 2013

John Baird weighs-in on Israeli-Palestinian peace talks resumption July 23, 2013

Israel and Palestinians agree to peace talks, but what will be the concessions? July 22, 2013

Staffer at center of Senate expense scandal leaves PM Stephen Harper’s office July 19, 2013

Severance pay to former Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum causes uproar July 19, 2013

Obama honors Former President George H.W. Bush for Points of Light award July 18, 2013

Harper unveils “steady hands and new faces” in cabinet shuffle July 17, 2013

Rick Perry announces Israel trip, will a 2016 presidential bid be next? July 15, 2013

Netanyahu appoints Ron Dermer the next Israeli Ambassador to the United States July 13, 2013

House passes farm spending bill without food stamps, White House promises veto July 12, 2013

Quebec Premier Pauline Marois pledges $60 million in aid to Lac-Megantic July 11, 2013

Former President George W. Bush enters immigration reform debate July 11, 2013

Sarah Palin considering 2014 Senate bid July 10, 2013

Harper, Mulcair and Trudeau visit Lac-Megantic War Zone July 9, 2013

Obama’s Africa trip in the shadow of Mandela and Bush legacies July 8, 2013

Michael Oren resigns as Israeli Ambassador to the United States
July 7, 2013

Montreal city council breaks for summer July 7, 2013

Obama celebrates American history and the military on the Fourth of July July 6, 2013

Harper has more space to shuffle cabinet as members resign July 5, 2013

Obama hints at fate of Keystone XL pipeline in climate speech July 5, 2013

Martine Beaugrand becomes the new Laval interim mayor after uncontested race July 4, 2013

Marcel Côté announces Montreal mayor bid July 3, 2013

Louise Harel drops out of race for Montreal mayor July 3, 2013

Harper praises spirit of Albertans at Canada Day celebrations July 1, 2013

Laval Interim Mayor Alexandre Duplessis resigns over sex scandal June 30, 2013

Conservatives postpone national convention in Calgary until the fall June 29, 2013

Harper tours flood ravaged Calgary June 29, 2013

Laurent Blanchard sworn-in as interim mayor of Montreal June 27, 2013

House of Commons adjourns early for summer recess June 26, 2013

Laurent Blanchard is the new interim mayor of Montreal June 25, 2013

Harper pleased by G8 declaration on Syria, will only provide humanitarian aid June 25, 2013

Harper and Obama discuss Keystone XL oilsands pipeline on G8 summit sidelines June 25, 2013

Harper fails to secure EU trade deal before end of G8 summit June 24, 2013

Harper addresses British Parliament June 24, 2013

Harper spends week on foreign policy in Europe June 24, 2013

Five city councillors in race to be Montreal’s four month interim mayor June 22, 2013

Montreal Interim Mayor Michael Applebaum resigns amid 14 charges of corruption June 20, 2013