Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 6:50 a.m.
Priebus says he and Bannon make effective Trump team
President-elect Donald Trump is making an overture to warring Republican circles by appointing GOP chief Reince Priebus as his White House chief of staff and Breitbart News executive Stephen Bannon …
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, 7:08 a.m.
Spin Control: Take my advice – or Tom Foley’s, or Warren Magnuson’s
Some advice for people very upset or extremely happy over the results of the presidential election.
Sat., Nov. 12, 2016, 6:48 p.m.
Analysis: Trump campaign’s disdain for civility could leave lasting damage
When a South Carolina congressman shouted “You lie!” during a speech by President Barack Obama in 2009, House members rebuked him for violating norms of civility. After this year’s presidential …
Sat., Nov. 12, 2016, 2:23 p.m.
Hillary Clinton blames presidential election loss on Comey letters
Hillary Clinton blamed the renewed FBI inquiry into her State Department email system for blunting her momentum in the presidential election and the closure of that inquiry two days before …
Sat., Nov. 12, 2016, 1:49 p.m.
Small group protests Donald Trump in downtown Spokane
A small group gathered outside the Federal Courthouse in downtown Spokane Saturday to protest the election of Donald Trump as President.
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 5:12 p.m.
Gonzaga students use chalk to spread message of love and support
Students at Gonzaga University woke up Friday to find many sidewalks covered with positive messages of love and support. Some of the chalk messages quoted Martin Luther King Jr. and …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 4:46 p.m.
Spokane marijuana industry more concerned about local policies than what Trump might do
The question marks surrounding President-elect Donald Trump’s victory Tuesday extend to Washington’s marijuana industry.
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
Trump shakes up transition team, elevates Pence’s role
President-elect Donald Trump shook up his transition team Friday as he plunged into the work of setting up his administration, elevating Vice President-elect Mike Pence to head the operations.
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 11:42 a.m.
Sen. Michael Baumgartner says some WSU professors canceled classes to protest Trump win
Sen. Mike Baumgartner is demanding information about reports that some WSU classes were canceled to protest Donald Trump’s election.
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 10:52 a.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: The political pub crawl is over, time to shake off hangovers and move on
The long political pub crawl is over. As weepy, happy and angry voters wake up to a new morning in America, we’re dealing with the hangover. Feeling normal again will …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 9:55 a.m.
‘Sexual predator’ Trump gets lashing from departing Senate Minority Leader Reid
Departing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid lashed out at Donald Trump on Friday as “a sexual predator who lost the popular vote and fueled his campaign with bigotry and hate.”
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 9:53 a.m.
Protest threat prompts Chicago high school to cancel classes
A Catholic high school on Chicago’s South Side canceled Friday classes amid concern about a demonstration, which was later postponed, to protest the fatal police shooting of a black man …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 7:46 a.m.
Rubber bullets and fear: Trump protesters flood streets anew
PORTLAND, Ore. – From New York to Illinois to California, in red states as well as blue, protesters decrying Donald Trump’s election spent another night overtaking highways, smashing store windows, …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 3:52 p.m.
Women in hijabs on 2 campuses say they were attacked by men invoking Donald Trump
A Muslim student at San Diego State University was robbed and may have had her car stolen Wednesday by two men who made comments about President-elect Donald Trump and Muslims, …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 3:04 p.m.
Moscow had contacts with Trump team during campaign, Russian diplomat says
Russian government officials had contacts with members of Donald Trump’s campaign team, a senior Russian diplomat said Thursday, in a disclosure that could reopen scrutiny over the Kremlin’s role in …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 10:19 a.m.
‘Excellent’ first meeting for President Obama, Trump
In a cordial beginning to their transfer of power, President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump met at the White House Thursday. Obama called the 90-minute meeting “excellent,” and his …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 8:01 p.m.
Vigils, protests flare up in wake of Trump victory
Vigils and protests flared up across the country Wednesday evening as opponents of President-elect Donald Trump expressed dismay with the election results, underscoring the difficult task he faces in uniting …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 5:25 p.m.
WSU students stage dueling election demonstrations
Students at WSU staged dueling demonstrations on Wednesday, with some rejoicing and some protesting Donald Trump’s election.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 2:11 p.m.
President-elect Trump faced with turning promises into policy
Donald Trump’s surprise election Tuesday as U.S. president means the repudiation of Barack Obama’s legacy and a strong likelihood Republicans will undo many of his accomplishments, including Obamacare and trade …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 12:12 p.m.
Supreme Court picks could define Trump’s presidency
Senate Republicans held a Supreme Court seat vacant for the next president. Now that it’s President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican majority in the Senate, what happens next?
Sat., May 28, 2016, 6:15 p.m.
Sunday Spin: Playing ‘what if’ on the presidential primary
Would the primary results have been different if Ted Cruz and John Kasich hadn’t bailed?
Thu., May 26, 2016, 11:22 a.m.
Primary breakdown for Trump, rest of GOP field
Congressional district breakdowns for the presidential primary show who’s on second with Trump on first.
Wed., May 25, 2016, 5:01 p.m.
Will Clinton’s primary victory count for much?
Hillary Clinton’s victory in the presidential primary was a big switch from her showing in the precinct caucuses.
Tue., May 24, 2016, 10:05 a.m.
Still not sure where you stand with the candidates? Try this survey
Still undecided on how to mark your presidential primary ballot? Try the Election Compass USA 2016, a joint effort of European and American researchers with news media partners that include …
Wed., May 18, 2016, 11:29 a.m.
Presidential primary returns: 1 in 5 back
The Secretary of State’s office says more than 832,000 of the presidential primary ballots have been returned.
Tue., May 10, 2016, 11 a.m.
Listen to Donald Trump’s comments in Spokane about Fox News’ Megyn Kelly
Also, we have the full audio of Trump’s speech at the Spokane Convention Center on Saturday online.
Mon., May 9, 2016, 3:12 p.m.
Angry voters are always with us
It’s getting so a political junkie can’t watch cable news without some talking head proclaiming voters are angry. Duh. When aren’t American voters angry? It’s their natural state.
Mon., May 9, 2016, 12:56 p.m.
Labrador says he’s ready to ‘support’ but not ‘endorse’ Trump; calls him ‘childish’
Idaho 1st District Congressman Raul Labrador was quizzed about presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump by Wolf Blitzer on CNN on Friday afternoon, and Labrador said he’s in the camp …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
GOP Senate candidate says he won’t vote for Trump
Chris Vance, the chief Republican challenger for Washington’s U.S. Senate seat, says he won’t vote for Donald Trump in the upcoming primary or the general election.
Thu., May 5, 2016, 9:44 a.m.
Podlodowski wants Wyman to cancel primary
Tina Podlodowski, Democratic candidate for Washington secretary of state, said incumbent Kim Wyman should cancel the presidential primary to save money. Problem is, Wyman doesn’t have the authority to do …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 7:49 a.m.
Yates: Idaho GOP welcomes Trump as nominee, will ‘fully support’ him
Idaho Republican Party Chairman Steve Yates issued this statement today on Donald Trump, to “welcome him as our presumptive nominee” for president: “Donald Trump is, for all intents and purposes, …
Wed., May 4, 2016, 2:35 p.m.
Washington primary ballots in the mail as GOP race likely over
Washington primary ballots go out just as the GOP race seems about to end.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 6 a.m.
Presidential campaign as a marketing tool
Mementos of a presidential campaign get a little stranger every cycle.
Tue., May 3, 2016, 5:39 p.m.
Cruz rally in Spokane likely scrapped as he drops out
Ted Cruz dropped out of the Republican presidential race, which means his Spokane rally is likely off.
Tue., May 3, 2016, 2:42 p.m.
Cruz schedules Spokane rally
Sen. Ted Cruz will hold a rally at the Spokane Convention Center Wednesday afternoon.
Tue., April 26, 2016, 10:17 a.m.
Still a way to register for Washington presidential primary
Monday was the last day to register the easy way for Washington residents who want to vote in the May 24 presidential primary. So you missed it. Now what?
Sat., April 23, 2016, 6:09 p.m.
Washington has 4 million voters. How many will vote?
Washington voter registration hit a record mark. Will voting also hit records?
Thu., April 21, 2016, 11:57 a.m.
Poll: Clinton, Sanders both lead GOP field
A recent Elway Poll has Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders each with more support than Republicans Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 9:40 a.m.
Crapo could chair Banking Committee if GOP holds majority next year, but that’s a big ‘if’
Here’s my full story: BOISE – If Republicans maintain control of the Senate next year, Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo could become chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, a panel with …
Fri., April 8, 2016, 11:49 a.m.
Risch on Cruz: ‘I never used the word endorse’; Stephen Colbert weighs in…
As Idaho Sen. Risch’s sort-of, kind-of “I guess” endorsement of Ted Cruz for president during a CNN appearance hit the late-night comedy shows, I had a chance today to ask …