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Joe Scarborough: That was a wave, and Trumpism lost

President Donald Trump lost on Tuesday. And it was not even close.


Martin Schram: Trump and White House press corps can both use a timeout

Hours after the post-election press conference, Donald Trump’s anger exploded anew, as his White House suddenly yanked CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s White House press credential. All because Trump didn’t like …


Marc A. Thiessen: We survived Nixon. We’ll survive Trump.

While many seem convinced that the United States will never recover from the Donald Trump presidency, the truth is conservatism, the Republican Party and our nation survived Nixon – and …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

Trump doesn’t hide that Sen. Tester is reason for Montana stop

President Donald Trump made clear Saturday during a campaign stop in Montana that he wants to defeat Democratic Sen. Jon Tester over a personal grudge as much as political ambition.


Froma Harrop: Funny how the stock market tweets come and go

Trump’s bragging tweets about the stock market will probably continue to come and go. Sophisticated investors, now as earlier, will walk past the tent.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 7:08 a.m.

Trump effect? Supporters of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown weigh in on president’s role in midterm contest

The party of the president rarely performs well in its first midterm after the election. With Republicans running behind President Donald Trump, supporters of both Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and …


Froma Harrop: Forget about cheaper drugs on Trump’s watch

President Trump’s plan for lowering Medicare drug costs is good, even cutting-edge. As Democrats successfully campaign on health care, Trump has come back with a proposal that could save Medicare …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 7:24 p.m.

President Trump endorses Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in race against Lisa Brown

The president tweeted his support Monday night, part of a series of endorsements for eight GOP lawmakers in the run-up to the first midterm of Trump’s administration.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 11:03 a.m.

Trump vows to end birthright citizenship; Ferguson threatens suit

President Donald Trump’s declaration that he wants to end the constitutional right to citizenship for babies born in the United States to noncitizens drew quick criticism from frequent legal foe …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 6:51 a.m.

Trump renews attacks on media as ‘the true Enemy of the People’

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump lashed out anew Monday at the news media, calling it “the true Enemy of the People,” and he again blamed what he called “fraudulent” reporting …


Max Boot: What is happening to our country?

I am so sad. I am so heartbroken. What is happening to our country? How can we live in an America where a gunman can barge into a synagogue and …


Kathleen Parker: 2018 midterms: He vs. she

Slowly but inevitably, the two major political parties have become the party of women and the party of men – guess which is which – so that the 2018 midterms …


Trump calls Pittsburgh synagogue attack ‘evil’ anti-Semitism

President Donald Trump mourned the dead and forcefully condemned anti-Semitism Saturday after a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 dead. But faced with another national tragedy, he …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Former KREM reporter, Democratic strategist says she warned Twitter about Florida bomb suspect

A former KREM reporter-turned-Democratic strategist says she warned Twitter two weeks ago about Cesar Sayoc, the Florida man now accused of mailing pipe bombs to more than a dozen prominent …


Privately, White House doubts the Saudis

President Donald Trump strongly criticized Saudi Arabia’s explanation for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi late Saturday, saying that “obviously there’s been deception, and there’s been lies.”


Trump says US will pull out of intermediate range nuke pact

President Donald Trump said Saturday he will exit a landmark arms control agreement the United States signed with the former Soviet Union, saying that Russia is violating the pact and …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 7:26 p.m.

Trump space force plan is grounded in real needs but hazy

With his demand that the Pentagon create a new military service – a Space Force to assure “American dominance in space” – President Donald Trump has injected urgency into a …


Kathleen Parker: 23andMeToo

Now that the DNA is out of the bag, Sen. Elizabeth Warren can put her Native American heritage down for a nap – maybe. After two and a half years …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 11:18 p.m.

Trump reminds Missoula crowd of his 2016 win, lauds GOP Senate candidate, praises assault of journalist

With a backdrop of the Bitterroot Mountains and a setting sun, President Donald Trump stoked his supporters in Montana with warnings of the “radical, far-left Democrats” who have “truly turned …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

Trump supporters gather for Missoula rally

The line for President Trump’s rally at the Missoula International Airport began forming at 3:30 a.m. Among those there to support Trump are the Blazen Divaz from Coeur d’Alene.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Trump tells AP he’s not to blame if Republicans loses House

President Donald Trump says he won’t accept the blame if Republicans lose the House in November.


Kathleen Parker: Cocktails in the Kanye-Trump asylum

Lately, at least from my perch on the porch, the evening cocktail has become less an aperitif than a medicinal slug made necessary by the alternative of ripping off my …


Michael Gerson: Evangelicals need a higher call than street fighting

Baptists tend to be teetotalers, but some obviously make an exception for the potent Kool-Aid they serve at the White House. It has produced (metaphorically) a different kind of belligerent …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 11 p.m.

Spokane will likely pick up $20,000-plus tab for Pence security

The Spokane Police Department estimates that Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Spokane may cost the city between $20,000 and $25,000.


Max Boot: Trump creates crises, then claims credit for solving them

President Donald Trump’s specialty is to create crises and then claim credit for solving them. Last year, for example, he ratcheted up the rhetoric against Kim Jong Un – aka …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Pence, on campaign stop in Spokane, says D.C. needs McMorris Rodgers

Vice President Mike Pence called U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers “one of the most important voices in Washington, D.C.” during a campaign luncheon for the Republican congresswoman Tuesday afternoon at …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 3:26 p.m.

Protesters inflate Baby Trump balloon outside Spokane campaign fundraiser featuring Mike Pence

It was Vice President Mike Pence who visited Spokane on Tuesday. But the focus of protesters outside his campaign fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was his boss.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 12:37 p.m.

North Korea FM: Peace possible, but only if US ends hostility

Calling for more trust, North Korea’s foreign minister urged the United States on Saturday to keep moving past what he called seven decades of entrenched hostility if Washington wants to …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 1:06 p.m.

Giant ‘Baby Trump’ balloon is coming to Spokane to protest Pence visit

A 20-foot inflatable baby Trump figure is coming to Spokane to fly during Vice President Mike Pence’s visit on Tuesday.


Fareed Zakaria: Trump is hastening the arrival of a post-American world

President Trump’s speech on Tuesday at the United Nations was an intelligent – at times eloquent – presentation of his “America First” worldview. He laid out an approach of pursuing …