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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 11:23 a.m.

Trump ally Kevin McCarthy selected to lead House GOP

Republican Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election Wednesday to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, a familiar role for the underestimated scrapper whose top priority will be …


Democrat Harder ousts California GOP U.S. Rep. Denham

First-time candidate Josh Harder defeated four-term Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham on Tuesday in California’s farm belt, giving Democrats their fourth pickup of a GOP House seat in California.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 10:41 a.m.

GOP gov candidate Kemp resigns as Georgia secretary of state

Republican Brian Kemp resigned Thursday as Georgia’s secretary of state, a day after his campaign said he’s captured enough votes to become governor despite his rival’s refusal to concede.


GOP candidate called ‘Bigfoot erotica’ devotee wins race

Despite being labeled a “devotee of Bigfoot erotica,” a Republican candidate won a closely watched congressional race in Virginia.


Florida battle for U.S. Senate still too close to call

A bitter and expensive clash between Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson remains too close to call, despite Scott’s declaration of victory.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:01 p.m.

$77 million Spokane library bond poised to pass

A bond to improve and expand Spokane’s library system was on track to pass Tuesday evening.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 8:16 p.m.

Cruz fends off O’Rourke in Texas Senate race

Sen. Ted Cruz fended off a spirited underdog challenge from Democrat Beto O’Rourke to win re-election on Tuesday in a Texas race that once seemed like a cakewalk but needed …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Dems on track to take House control, but GOP retains Senate

Democrats were on track to gain House control Tuesday night but Republicans held their Senate majority as voters rendered a mixed verdict in the first nationwide election of Donald Trump’s …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 7 p.m.

Podcast: S-R’s politics team on Brown vs. McMorris Rodgers, French vs. Anthony and much more; Congressional battle winding down

Final votes will be cast Tuesday as Democrats hope a blue wave will switch leadership in the House of Representatives and Republicans hope to continue the momentum they built with …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

Brian Kemp’s office orders ‘hacking’ probe of Georgia Democrats on eve of election he’s competing in

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp on Sunday announced an investigation into the state’s Democrats over a “failed attempt to hack the state’s voter registration system” – an extraordinary claim …


Gianforte’s fortunes tied to Trump in Montana House race

U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte is pinning his third campaign in two years on Montana residents being better off economically since President Donald Trump took office and that the voters will …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

Campaigns make final push to galvanize voters for midterms

The 2018 midterms, a campaign that seemingly launched the day after Donald Trump was elected president two years ago, is climaxing in the shadow of a bomb plot targeting Democratic …


Officials: Handful of Spokane County ballots wrongly marked return to sender due to equipment error

Eight ballots were scanned incorrectly and marked to return to their point of origin by postal service equipment in Spokane County, according to officials. Six of those have already been …


Major projects at stake as Spokane school bond heads to ballot next week

To everyone who will listen, Spokane Public Schools officials have spent the last few months talking about their hopes for the future. Those hopes are wrapped up in a $495 …


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 …


Spokane high school students leave hate out of politics project

The young people of Spokane talked politics this week, and they managed to do it without a trace of nastiness.


Storm offers exposure, risk to Democrat in governor’s race

Days before it came ashore, Hurricane Michael whirled into the Florida governor’s race, and one of the beneficiaries could be Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee who spent days …


Recreational, medical marijuana initiatives on fall ballots

Nine states have legalized marijuana for so-called recreational use since 2012, including eight at the ballot box. Thirty-one states have authorized the drug for medical purposes. Four states have marijuana …


Cannabis impact part of November ballot

Although Initiative 502 legalized the cultivation and sale of recreational marijuana products in Washington back in 2012, voters are still asked to provide input at the ballot box.


The cover-up uncovered: How Team Trump tried to bury or confuse the Stormy Daniels story

Trump, his campaign team, his administration and his private business all contributed to trying to bury the Daniels story. We keep learning new ways in which this coverup was constructed, …


Swedish far-right party grows support, not by as much feared

Sweden’s ruling party was headed for its worst showing in decades as voters flocked Sunday to an anti-immigrant party with white supremacist roots that was poised to become the third-biggest …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter pledge to defend against foreign intrusion

Facebook and Twitter executives assured Congress on Wednesday that they are aggressively working to root out foreign attempts to sow discord in America, and they pledged to better protect their …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 3:09 p.m.

Analysis: Late ballots swing to Cathy McMorris Rodgers throughout district, Spokane County in race against Lisa Brown

A lead of 600 votes on election night has blossomed to nearly 7,000 district-wide for the congresswoman, who has once again proved the adage correct that Republicans vote later than …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Democrat Kim Schrier advances in Washington’s 8th District

An open congressional seat in Washington state officially has its November matchup: Democrat Kim Schrier has advanced to the general election to face Republican Dino Rossi in the race for …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 2:55 p.m.

Kansas governor’s aide: Kobach promise on count not enough

A top aide to Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer said Friday that Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s promise to remove himself from further vote counting in their hotly contested Republican primary …


Idaho election chief chooses election poll book provider

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney has announced a new vendor to manage the state’s election system and voter registration database.


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 3:46 p.m.

Counting starts after Zimbabweans vote in pivotal election

With hope and pride, millions of Zimbabweans voted peacefully Monday in an election that many believe is their best chance to escape the toxic politics and dead-end economics of the …


Zimbabwe’s Mugabe emerges, rejects ruling party in election

In a surprise address to the nation after months of silence, Zimbabwe’s former leader Robert Mugabe emerged just hours before Monday’s historic election declaring that “I will not vote for …


With opposition silenced, Cambodia’s Hun Sen coasts to win

Cambodia’s ruling party has won Sunday’s general election, the chief government spokesman said, a widely expected outcome in an election slammed by rights groups as illegitimate, and which ensures that …


The case of the 141-year-old voter: Zimbabwe ballot at risk

The world’s oldest person is 141 years of age and lives in Zimbabwe. Not far behind is a 134-year-old, also in Zimbabwe. At least that’s according to the country’s voters’ …