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Race dominates debate in final stretch of campaigns

The final stretch of the midterm campaign is increasingly dominated by debate over one of the most sensitive issues in American culture: race.


In an unusual step, Idaho GOP candidate brought a full security team to a debate

Republican lieutenant governor candidate Janice McGeachin brought multiple security guards to her Oct. 17 debate at Idaho Public Television — the first time staff there recall a candidate taking such …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 10:34 p.m.

Spokane Valley Reps. Matt Shea and Bob McCaslin debate Democratic challengers Ted Cummings and Mary May

Candidates for the two House positions representing the 4th Legislative District shared vastly different views on health care, organized labor, immigration and other issues during a pair of debates Tuesday …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown to debate one final time in Walla Walla on Wednesday

It’s the final public debate between the two candidates for Eastern Washington’s seat in Congress. Those wishing to watch in Spokane will need to find a computer with Internet access, …


Idaho lieutenant governor hopefuls Collum, McGeachin clash in their only debate

The two rivals vying to be Idaho’s lieutenant governor outlined starkly different views during their statewide debate on Wednesday night, with Republican Janice McGeachin warning against “traveling down the progressive …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown spar on taxes, economy and health care in second Congressional debate

The two candidates took the stage for the second time in the closely watched contest Wednesday night at the Fox Theater in downtown Spokane, in a debate focused on the …


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown scheduled to appear at two debates in Spokane this week

A televised debate will air Wednesday night live from the Fox Theater in downtown Spokane beginning at 7 p.m. on KXLY-TV. A second debate will take place the following afternoon …


Up for debate: Are political debates really debates?

Are political debates really debates? In the strictest sense, not exactly.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 9:32 p.m.

Washington Supreme Court candidates Nathan Choi, Steve Gonzalez debate Kavanaugh, campaign finance

In their first public forum for Washington Supreme Court – a forum that at times delved into the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh – Justice …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 7:55 p.m.

Good for business? Nike gets political with Kaepernick ad

Nike has touched off a furor by wading into football’s national anthem debate with an ad featuring Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who was the first athlete to kneel …


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown have agreed to four debates that don’t include Gonzaga/League of Women Voters event

The four debates are more than the congresswoman has agreed to in past campaigns to hold her seat. But three of those confirmed are occuring at venues and with groups …


UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 3:25 p.m.

Audio clip spurs social media debate over yanny or laurel

If you haven’t heard about Yanny vs. Laurel, you likely will.


Idaho Democratic candidates vary slightly in debate

Idaho’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates on Sunday spent most of their first televised debate in overall agreement when discussing the state’s biggest issues surrounding education, health care and taxes.


UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 9:16 p.m.

Idaho GOP candidates clash in lieutenant governor debate

Republican hopefuls in Idaho’s crowded lieutenant governor race attempted to distinguish what made them uniquely qualified to run for the open position during a Thursday debate that saw some sharp …


U.S. Census: Yakima officials debate merits of White House decision to ask about citizenship

Critics say asking census respondents if they are U.S. citizens will lead to inaccurate counts and a resulting in drop federal funding, while supporters say it’s the only surefire way …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 5:43 p.m.

House OKs spy program after Trump tweets spark confusion

President Donald Trump’s puzzling tweets about a key U.S. spying law threw the House into temporary disarray Thursday, but lawmakers ended up renewing the law – with a new restriction …


Senator: Russian trolls using NFL debate to sow discord

Russian internet trolls are exploiting the controversy over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to stir up divisions in the United States, a Republican on the Senate intelligence committee …


Former Australian prime minister says he was head-butted by gay rights advocate

Australia’s prime minister on Friday urged restraint in the nation’s same-sex marriage debate after a former prime minister who gave the people a direct say in the divisive issue said …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 4:54 p.m.

Merkel, rival Schulz spar over Turkey in TV election debate

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her center-left rival, Martin Schulz, are poised to hold their only televised debate Sunday, three weeks before the country’s general election.


UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 8:05 p.m.

Le Pen and Macron come out swinging in high-stakes TV debate

In a heated, high-pressure primetime TV debate, French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron warned of “civil war” if his far-right opponent Marine Le Pen is elected, saying Wednesday that her hard-line …


Stark French choice: Fiery Le Pen or novice Macron

France’s presidential candidates could hardly be more different: Pro-European progressive Emmanuel Macron is facing far-right, anti-immigration Marine Le Pen in their only direct debate Wednesday ahead of Sunday’s runoff election. …


France’s 11 candidates to face off in major election debate

The 11 candidates in France’s presidential race are preparing to face off in a crucial debate Tuesday evening, less than three weeks before the first round of the election.


Debate team a role model for politicians

Unlike last year’s presidential debates, there were no claims of malfunctioning microphones or leaked questions. Once again, the kids and their competitors outclassed much of what we see from candidates …


CNN accepts contributor Brazile’s resignation

CNN says it is “completely uncomfortable” to learn through WikiLeaks that former commentator Donna Brazile had contacted the Clinton campaign ahead of time about a question that would be posed …


Murray, Vance meet in second Senate debate

Republican Chris Vance continued his criticism that Sen. Patty Murray is too much of an entrenched partisan to solve congressional deadlock as the two met Sunday evening in their second …


Chris Cillizza: Winners and losers from the final presidential debate

Washington Post columnist Chris Cillizza watched the final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. He tweeted, took some notes and picked winners and losers. Read his choices.


Debate stunner: Trump won’t say he’ll accept election result

Threatening to upend a fundamental pillar of American democracy, Donald Trump refused to say Wednesday night that he will accept the results of next month’s election if he loses to …


Governor debate: Inslee and Bryant spar in 3rd contest

Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee and Republican challenger Bill Bryant clashed over the death penalty, Hanford lawsuits and their visions of the state in their third debate on Wednesday.


Debate moderator: Fox’s Wallace extracts headline with follow-up question

Fox News’ Chris Wallace worked hard Wednesday to keep the final presidential debate substantive with tough questions to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but it was the simplest of queries …


Debate moment: That time Trump refused to say he’ll accept election result

Sometimes, the answer to a debate question seems obvious. Donald Trump, will you absolutely accept the results of this presidential election? He dodged. Twice.