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Froma Harrop: Dereliction of political duty in a tweet

It’s been policy hereabout to ignore presidential tweets of no national consequence. Whether Donald Trump likes Roseanne or dislikes Rosie matters not. But Trump’s tweets about the catastrophic California fires …


Dana Milbank: Trump, down three touchdowns at halftime, declares victory

This is a grim moment for President Trump and his fellow Republicans. A Trump-boosting Republican member of Congress has been indicted on charges of insider trading – from the White …


Tiffany Trump, Lindsay Lohan pal around in the Mediterranean

Tiffany Trump, the younger daughter of President Donald Trump, spent several days last week vacationing in Greece alongside one Lindsay Lohan, the former child star turned Hollywood cautionary tale.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says she supports Russia investigation but won’t rule out impeaching Rod Rosenstein

A progressive-leaning group released audio from a July 30 fundraiser inside the Spokane Club in which Rep. Devin Nunes, head of the House’s Intelligence committee, talked about what’s holding up …


Why they’ll win: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown remain locked in tight battle

The November race for Eastern Washington’s seat in Congress will be the closest campaign in at least two decades. What are the signs that each candidate has the edge heading …


Michael Gerson: Trump is ‘everyone-does-it’ presidency

By any reasonable standard, Donald Trump has publicly attempted obstruction of justice. He has also admitted that his presidential campaign attempted collusion with a foreign power. And he has asserted …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Evangelist Franklin Graham scheduled to speak at Spokane fairgrounds Thursday

The Rev. Franklin Graham is scheduled to speak Thursday evening at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center as part of his “Decision America” tour across the Pacific Northwest, in …


Ann Carlson and Cara Horowitz: Trump begins his biggest assault yet on the environment

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed repeal of stringent vehicle emissions standards is the agency’s biggest assault on public health and the environment yet. The proposal would worsen climate change – …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 6:12 p.m.

Eastern Washington voters concerned about family separation policy

Eastern Washington voters in survey have concerns about Trump administration “zero tolerance policy” that separates immigrant families arrested for improperly crossing the border.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 7:31 a.m.

Trump administration to freeze fuel efficiency requirements

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Thursday announced plans to freeze fuel efficiency requirements for the nation’s cars and trucks through 2026 – a massive regulatory rollback likely to spur …


Trump urges end to probe ‘right now,’ setting off new storm

President Donald Trump bluntly declared on Wednesday his attorney general should terminate “right now” the federal probe into the campaign that took him to the White House, a newly fervent …


Do Trump tweets cross legal line for obstruction of justice?

President Donald Trump’s tweet on Wednesday calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the Russia investigation raises difficult questions about whether Trump’s frequent use of Twitter might be used …


Robert J. Samuelson: The Fed’s strange ‘independence’

“The Federal Reserve is meant to be independent of parochial political interests. But it’s got to operate – I think of this as a kind of band, sometimes wide, sometimes …


Max Boot: Republicans think if Trump does it, it’s not a crime

It is hard to exaggerate the potential significance of the news, first reported by CNN, that the president’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, can testify that Donald Trump both knew in …


Michael Gerson: This will never be normal or moral

One of the current complaints of the Trump right concerns the treatment given to Alex Jones by Facebook, which has temporarily banned the radio host for videos that violated “community …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Inslee talks trade, Trump at town hall in Spokane

Gov. Jay Inslee took aim at President Donald Trump and sidestepped questions about his own 2020 plans during a wide-ranging town hall hosted by The Spokesman-Review.


Kathleen Parker: In defense of poodles

It didn’t take long after the Helsinki summit for European and American media publications to declare Donald Trump Vladimir Putin’s pet dog. Britain’s Daily Mirror used “Putin’s poodle” in its …


Marc A. Thiessen: Trump is using tariffs to advance a radical free-trade agenda

Give President Trump credit. When he chastised NATO allies over their failure to spend adequately on our common defense, his critics said he was endangering the Atlantic alliance. Instead, his …


Thousands of scientists object to President Donald Trump’s border wall

Thousands of scientists expressed alarm this week at the expansion of the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. A report in BioScience outlined the dangers of building a continuous and impermeable …


Trudy Rubin: Will we ever know what Trump told Putin in Helsinki?

When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, members were champing at the bit to get answers to the burning question in Washington: …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 4:12 p.m.

Trump recorded discussing paying for Playboy model’s story

Two months before the 2016 election, Donald Trump and his former lawyer discussed plans to pay for a former Playboy model’s story of alleged an affair, according to a secretly …


Mike Brown: Donald Trump’s tweets have inflamed NFL’s anthem issue

Bengals owner Mike Brown says President Donald Trump’s numerous tweets attacking NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem have inflamed and prolonged the issue, which he sees as one …


Max Boot: Trump is trying to change the subject to Iran. Let’s not let him.

“In order to get elected, @BarackObama will start a war with Iran.” That was Donald Trump tweeting in 2011. This was President Trump tweeting late Sunday night: “To Iranian President …


Kathleen Parker: Helsinki hath no fury like a nation scorned

Surely, now, we can concede that letting Trump be Trump has exhausted itself – even among the smugly credulous. For a year and a half, we’ve heard his supporters say: …


Marc A. Thiessen: Trump can shut down his Russia critics with one bold move

If President Trump wants to shut down the critics of his performance this week in Helsinki and strengthen U.S. national security, he can do so with one bold move: Announce …


Michael Gerson: Trump’s foreign policy smashes our defining ideals

Setting aside the issue of whether the president is wittingly advancing the interests of a hostile power – a qualification that is only imaginable in the Trump era – what …


Rathdrum company part of White House event

Rathdrum stove manufacturer gets an invitation to the White House’s Made In America Product Showcase.


Max Boot: How I miss Obama

And I say that as someone who worked to defeat him: I was a foreign policy adviser to John McCain in 2008 and to Mitt Romney in 2012. I criticized …


Michael Gerson: Trump’s narcissism has become our foreign policy doctrine

Defining a foreign policy theory that might merit the title of “doctrine” is difficult in the Trump administration, which is dismissive of reflection, consistency and precedent. But in practice, it …


UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Northwest lawmakers: Russian ‘no friend’ of U.S.; Trump missed opportunity

Republicans and Democrats from Idaho and Washington say their view of Vladimir Putin and Russian activities unchanged.