Sat., Nov. 5, 2016, 5:06 a.m.
Russian hackers brazenly seek to embarrass U.S. this election season
In February 2014, the Obama administration was embarrassed when a secretly recorded phone conversation between the U.S. ambassador in Ukraine and Victoria Nuland, a senior State Department official, was posted …
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 6:44 p.m.
Trump, adviser barred by judge from intimidating Ohio voters
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and one of his advisers was ordered by a federal judge in Ohio not to engage in voter intimidation on Election Day.
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 12:46 p.m.
Fox News’ Baier says his stories on Clinton were wrong
Fox News anchor Bret Baier apologized on Friday for reporting that federal investigators had determined that Hillary Clinton’s private email server had been hacked and that an investigation would lead …
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 11:04 a.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: We’ve survived crappy presidents before; we’ll survive this election
History doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes. Just keep that in mind in this presidential election season, says Sue Lani Madsen.
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 9:57 a.m.
Trump rally speaker rebukes calls to ‘execute’ Clinton
An introductory speaker at a Donald Trump rally is pushing back against an audience member who shouted “Execute her” about Hillary Clinton.
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 6:02 a.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: allegations of voter fraud arose ahead of 1916 election
A familiar brand of pre-election frenzy filled the paper, just a few days before the 1916 presidential election.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 9:11 p.m.
Trump tells backers to ‘watch the polls’– but signups slow
WASHINGTON – Donald Trump regularly warns his crowds to closely watch polling places to prevent Democrats from stealing the election. But his campaign has failed to enlist many to serve …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 3:35 p.m.
Poll law depresses North Carolina black vote even after suit
Mazie Butler Ferguson, 72, remembers picking cotton for neighbors in 1964 so they could take time to study for a reading test they needed to pass before they could register …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 3:05 p.m.
Melania Trump vows to take on cyberbullying as first lady
Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Thursday, pledging to focus on combating online bullying and serve as an advocate for women and children …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
GOP call for statewide Pennsylvania poll watchers is denied
PHILADELPHIA – In a scathing rebuke, a federal judge on Thursday denied the Pennsylvania Republican Party’s effort to allow poll watchers from anywhere in the state monitor precincts on Election …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 1:26 p.m.
Mike Pence won’t say whether Paul Ryan should be House speaker
Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence declined to say whether Paul Ryan should be re-elected as speaker of the House, withholding support from a close friend and ally in the …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 11:56 a.m.
Polls show Clinton with narrow edge five days before election
Five days from the U.S. presidential election, polls released Thursday showed the race narrowing, with Democrat Hillary Clinton holding on to a slim lead over Republican Donald Trump.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 11:20 a.m.
WikiLeaks founder denies Russia behind Podesta email hacking
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange denied Thursday that the Russian government or any other “state parties” were his group’s source for more than 50,000 hacked emails from the files of Hillary …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 10:52 a.m.
Idaho’s Rep. Labrador stumps for Trump in far-flung states
Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador is criss-crossing the country stumping for Donald Trump, speaking at Trump rallies so far in Florida, Arizona and Utah.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 8:28 a.m.
Early voting indicates Clinton may be behind where Obama stood four years ago in some key states
WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton may not be accumulating the type of early-vote advantage her campaign wanted, but she continues to maintain an apparent edge over Donald Trump, with roughly one-fourth …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 5:48 a.m.
Will this be the election that finally kills off the Democratic and Republican parties?
Andrew Riffel pondered the looming choice of Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump and asked a simple question.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 4:27 p.m.
Evan McMullin supporters pursue ‘Hail Mary’ Electoral College gambit
Filing to name people who’d vote for independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin at the Electoral College gives supporters a chance to talk about “what if.”
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 1:43 p.m.
Doug Clark: Time to round up a Presidential Press Posse
Doug Clark is looking for members of his 2016 Presidential Press Posse; do you think you have the right stuff?
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 11:47 a.m.
Trump and Clinton are ‘catastrophic,’ says Iran’s supreme leader
Almost 37 years to the day that radical students overran the U.S. Embassy in Iran, the Islamic republic’s supreme leader sat with students and delivered a blistering tirade against American …
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 8:16 a.m.
Libertarian Party VP nominee Bill Weld basically just endorsed Hillary Clinton
He didn’t say it directly, but the Libertarian Party’s vice presidential nominee, former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld, for all intents and purposes endorsed Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night. In an …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 5:17 p.m.
Labrador issues statement on Rand Paul withdrawal; he’s ‘disappointed’
Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador, who served as western states chairman for Rand Paul’s GOP presidential campaign, issued a statement tonight on Paul’s withdrawal from the race, saying he’s “disappointed,” but …
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 12:41 p.m.
Bill to move up party-affiliation deadline is dead
It turns out that voters who want to change their party affiliation at the polls for Idaho’s March 8 presidential primary will be able to do so after all. Legislation …
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 6:23 a.m.
Risch campaigns for Rubio at Iowa caucus; Idaho tries to position itself for impact in nomination
As the presidential race focused on Iowa yesterday, Idaho Sen. Jim Risch was at an elementary school in Iowa Falls campaigning for Marco Rubio in the Iowa caucuses; Rubio finished …
Thu., Aug. 27, 2015, 9:29 a.m.
Today’s fun video: Testing Trump on dogs
Jimmy Kimmel last night played Donald Trump’s order to a journalist to “sit down” for dogs. The video results are inside.
Mon., July 13, 2015, 10:43 a.m.
3 legislators back Walker; video mocks him
OLYMPIA — Three GOP legislators, including Spokane Sen. Mike Baumgartner, are backing the newest Republican in the presidential race. A new video, meantime, definitely does not. Details inside
Tue., Feb. 17, 2015, 11:29 a.m.
Will WA have a Presidential Primary that counts for something next year?
OLYMPIA — Washington’s presidential primary would award at least some delegates to both party’s national conventions under a bill supported by Secretary of State Kim Wyman. Or it would not …