Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 5:04 a.m.
Trump’s latest Cabinet nominees all major donors to his campaign
The three latest nominees tapped by President-elect Donald Trump were major financial backers of his White House campaign.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 3:02 p.m.
Washington Electoral College elector willing to switch his vote
OLYMPIA – Democratic members of the Electoral College willing to switch votes if Republican electors will do likewise.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 1:22 p.m.
Five Nevada counties to recount presidential race
Nevada election officials will recount ballots in five counties after independent presidential candidate Roque De La Fuente requested and paid about $14,000 for the effort.
Sun., Nov. 27, 2016, 7:40 a.m.
Clinton lost many areas of Spokane County that were won by Obama
The nationwide decline in support for Hillary Clinton compared to Barack Obama four years ago is evident locally. A computer-assisted analysis of voting patterns in the past three presidential elections …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 2:13 p.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers mum on possibility of Trump cabinet position
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is not answering questions about her discussions with president-elect Donald Trump regarding a potential cabinet position, instead praising him as “a man of action” in public …
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016
Spin Control: Thousands of Spokane voters opted out of Trump v Clinton
How unhappy were Spokane voters with their top presidential choices? The answer is in the numbers.
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 5:45 p.m.
Hundreds protest Trump message in Spokane
Hundreds gathered on a drizzly afternoon Saturday in unity against what they see as divisive policies advocated by President-elect Donald Trump.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 5:55 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: citizenship a responsibility now, and in the future
Shawn Vestal gives some advice to his son – in 2028, when the now-9-year-old is first able to vote for president.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 3:10 p.m.
Trump transition stalls as son-in-law said to oust Christie allies
Power struggles inside Donald Trump’s transition team are hobbling efforts to form a new government – including what some say is an effort by the president-elect’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 2:02 p.m.
Trump University trial delay being considered by judge
A federal judge in San Diego has scheduled a hearing to consider a request by lawyers for President-elect Donald Trump to delay a civil fraud trial involving his now-defunct Trump …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 8:39 a.m.
Trump, Pence to discuss Cabinet picks as tension mounts with some Republicans
President-elect Donald Trump prepared on Tuesday to meet with incoming Vice President Mike Pence to discuss Cabinet selections amid continued uncertainty over who will fill key positions and growing acrimony …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Profs didn’t cancel classes to protest election, WSU says
No WSU classes canceled because of the election results, university officials say.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
Idaho Trump electors report ‘barrage’ of harassing messages urging them to change votes
Idaho’s four presidential electors have been getting harassing phone calls, emails and Facebook messages urging them to become “faithless electors” and not cast their votes for Donald Trump in the …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 2:10 p.m.
Vouching for Trump, Obama says U.S. will maintain alliances
Vouching for the successor he never imagined having, President Barack Obama on Monday sought to reassure an anxious nation and world that Donald Trump would maintain America’s alliances and its …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 1:50 p.m.
‘Women’s March on Washington’ planning for big crowds on inauguration weekend
Women and men across the country plan to participate in a “Women’s March on Washington” in the nation’s capital the day after the inauguration as a rebuke to President-elect Donald …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 1:29 p.m.
Putin, Trump speak by phone, agree to work to improve ties
Russian President Vladimir Putin and President-elect Donald Trump spoke over the phone Monday to discuss future efforts to improve the U.S.-Russian ties, the Kremlin and Trump’s office said.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 1:15 p.m.
Trump advisers said to recommend ex-Goldman partner Steven Mnuchin for Treasury
Former Goldman Sachs partner Steven Mnuchin has been recommended by Donald Trump’s transition team to serve as Treasury secretary, according to two people familiar with the process, and the choice …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 9:54 a.m.
Trump considering woman, openly gay man for leadership posts
President-elect Donald Trump is considering a woman and an openly gay man to fill major positions in his new leadership team, history-making moves that would inject diversity into a Trump …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 9:02 a.m.
Analysis: It’s not just Trump. People freaked out over Nixon and Reagan, too.
Donald Trump’s election has been greeted by a considerable portion of the country with panic. Large swaths of commentators have described his victory as a potential disaster for the nation …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 8:31 a.m.
Ivana Trump to ex-husband Donald: Make me ambassador to the Czech Republic
Since the finalization of her divorce with Donald Trump in 1992, Ivana Trump has hosted a dating reality show, authored a self-help book on coping with divorce and even made …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 6:07 p.m.
Pence talk in Boise delights supporters; VP nominee held private fundraiser
Layne Bangerter, head of the Trump presidential campaign in Idaho, said between 150 and 200 people attended the Mike Pence fundraiser at the Zions Bank building in downtown Boise this …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 12:35 p.m.
Pence holds private fundraiser today in Boise; Kaine did same Aug. 18 in Sun Valley…
Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana and vice-presidential nominee on the GOP ticket with Donald Trump, will speak at a private Boise fundraiser this afternoon. Pence’s Democratic counterpart, Tim Kaine, …
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 5:26 p.m.
Trump rally at Everett arena
Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Everett.
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Right at deadline, Idaho’s presidential ballot balloons to eight candidates
Idaho’s presidential ballot for November ballooned up to eight candidates today, as three independents turned in enough signatures to qualify for the ballot. The three who qualified today were Jill …
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
FiveThirtyEight says Idaho 96% likely to go for Trump, neighboring Wash. 96% for Clinton…
Idaho and Washington may share a border, but according to the latest presidential election forecast on the FiveThirtyEight blog, they’re polar opposites: In Washington, the blog gives Hillary Clinton a …
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 12:18 p.m.
‘Realm of chaos’: Idaho presidential ballot to show different Constitution Party nominee than other states
Never mind that the national Constitution Party has nominated Darrell Castle of Tennessee as its presidential candidate. When Idaho voters go to the polls in November, they’ll see the Rev. …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 8:34 a.m.
Trump campaign says Butch & Lori Otter are its honorary Idaho campaign chairs
The Donald Trump for president campaign has named its Idaho state director, Layne Bangerter, and announced that Gov. Butch Otter and First Lady Lori Otter will serve as honorary chairs …
Sat., July 23, 2016, 6:10 p.m.
Sunday Spin: Rock ‘n’ roll here to stay on campaign trail
When rockin’ out on the campaign trail, politicians should pay attention to lyrics and the sensibilities of thin-skinned musicians.
Mon., July 18, 2016, 8:29 a.m.
Labrador praises Trump’s selection of Pence as running mate
Idaho Rep. Raúl Labrador posted this statement on Facebook over the weekend, reacting to Donald Trump’s decision to name Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who also served in the U.S. House …
Mon., July 18, 2016, 8:04 a.m.
BSU prof: Convention, party politics could have ripple impact on down-ticket Idaho races
Boise State University political science Professor Corey Cook, dean of BSU’s School of Public Service, is at the GOP national convention in Cleveland today, the sixth national convention of either …
Fri., July 15, 2016, 12:01 p.m.
Idaho GOP Chair Yates: Pence ‘respected and well-liked among many Republicans’
Idaho Republican Party Chairman Steve Yates issued this statement on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s selection of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, which Trump announced in a …
Thu., July 14, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers passing on the GOP national convention
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers will not have a prime-time speaking role at next week’s Republican National Convention and won’t attend the gathering in Cleveland.
Thu., July 7, 2016, 10:15 a.m.
Labrador says he thinks Trump should choose Cruz as running mate
Idaho 1st District Congressman Raul Labrador, who will be going to the national GOP convention in Cleveland as a Ted Cruz delegate, called today for Donald Trump to choose Cruz …
Tue., July 5, 2016, 11:32 a.m.
Washington presidential ballot not just Clinton and Trump
For Washington voters unhappy with their presidential choices from the two major parties, there will be other options.
Mon., June 20, 2016, 6:57 a.m.
Idaho Dems eye dropping caucuses for primary
At the Idaho Democratic Party’s three day state convention, which wrapped up over the weekend, delegates approved a resolution calling for changing the party’s current caucus system for presidential nominee …
Fri., June 10, 2016, 5:03 p.m.
WA Prez Primary: 35 percent turnout, Dem ballots topped GOP
OLYMPIA – The final official tally of Washington’s presidential primary: a record 1.42 million voters, or about 35 percent of those registered, cast ballots in a race where the Republican …
Wed., June 8, 2016, 9:28 a.m.
Rep. Simpson decries Trump’s ‘hateful diatribes’
Idaho 2nd District GOP Congressman Mike Simpson has joined Sen. Mike Crapo in decrying Donald Trump’s comments that a federal judge can’t be fair in his Trump University fraud case …
Tue., June 7, 2016, 7:34 a.m.
Crapo calls on Trump to withdraw comments about federal judge Curiel
Idaho GOP Sen. Mike Crapo, attacked yesterday by Democratic challenger Jerry Sturgill for backing presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump despite Trump’s statements that a federal judge presiding over a fraud …
Sat., June 4, 2016, 6:08 p.m.
Mapping the vote: Red v. Blue in Spokane County
Data from the presidential primary gives a clear view of Spokane and the state’s the partisan split.
Fri., June 3, 2016, 11:45 a.m.
Otter: ‘Trump will tower over Hillary’
Gov. Butch Otter is addressing the luncheon session of the Idaho GOP state convention today, and he said Idaho is faring better than other states that have taken big economic …