Stories tagged: Election
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Trump blasts Russia sanctions bill – but still signs it
Dealt a striking congressional rebuke, Donald Trump grudgingly signed what he called a “seriously flawed” package of sanctions against Russia on Wednesday, bowing for the moment to resistance from both …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
Venezuela president disputes vote tampering allegation
Venezuela’s president defiantly dismissed allegations that official turnout figures for the election of an all-powerful constituent assembly were manipulated, accusing the international software firm behind the claim of bowing to …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
Senate confirms Christopher Wray, Trump’s choice for FBI
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Christopher Wray to lead the FBI, replacing James Comey, who was abruptly fired by President Donald Trump amid the investigation into Russia meddling in last …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
Trump helped craft son’s statement on Russia meeting, White House acknowledges
In a reversal, the White House acknowledged President Donald Trump offered what it said was fatherly advice to his eldest son about a statement explaining a June 2016 meeting with …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Kushner to interns: Trump team too disorganized to collude with Russia
Donald Trump’s election team could not have colluded with Russia because they were barely talking to each other, according to Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and top White House adviser.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Venezuela defiant as US moves to sanction oil industry
Venezuela’s socialist government claimed a popular mandate to dramatically recast the country’s political system even as the United States pledged potentially devastating oil sanctions on Monday and condemnations of the …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 6:08 p.m.
Senate defies Trump on call to investigate Hillary Clinton
President Donald Trump’s relentless calls for more investigations into Hillary Clinton, her emails and the Democratic National Committee are largely being ignored in Congress, where Republicans spent years and millions …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
Trump keeps up public pelting of attorney general
President Donald Trump kept up his public pelting of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday as the fate of his once-close ally remained very much in doubt.
Wed., July 26, 2017
Trump is the anti-Boy Scout
A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. Trump neither exhibits nor extols any of these traits.
Tue., July 25, 2017, 11:53 a.m.
Four House committees to vote on Trump controversies
Using an obscure tactic, House Democrats will force their GOP colleagues to take controversial committee votes this week over President Donald Trump’s business ties and the government’s widening Russia probe.
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 8:32 p.m.
Trump ex-campaign chair talks with Senate investigators
President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman met with Senate investigators Tuesday, providing his recollection of a Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer and agreeing to turn over contemporaneous notes …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 10:34 a.m.
Manafort turns over notes that could provide new details on Trump Tower meeting with Russian lawyer
Paul Manafort, a top campaign aide to President Donald Trump, took notes at a meeting with a Russian lawyer that he attended during the presidential campaign and has agreed to …
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
Trump cranks up heat on Sessions, says ‘time will tell’ fate
President Donald Trump cranked up the heat Tuesday on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, scorning him as “very weak” and refusing to say whether he’ll fire the nation’s top law enforcement …
Mon., July 24, 2017, 2:22 p.m.
Judge clears way for Trump commission to collect voter data
A federal judge on Monday allowed President Donald Trump’s voting commission to go forward with collecting voter data from 50 states and the District of Columbia, ruling the White House …
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 6:43 p.m.
Sources: Trump speaks to advisers about firing Sessions
President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as he continues to rage against Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from all matters related to the …
Mon., July 24, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Promising ‘A Better Deal,’ Democrats try to rebrand party
Promising “A Better Deal” for American workers, Democratic Party leaders rolled out a new agenda with a populist pitch on Monday as they sought to bounce back from their losses …
Mon., July 24, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
Key Washington state Senate race is drawing big money
A competitive Washington state Senate election that will determine the balance of power in Olympia is already drawing big money.
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
No Russia collusion, Trump son-in-law Kushner tells Congress
Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner denied Monday that he colluded with Russians in the course of President Donald Trump’s White House bid, declaring in a statement ahead of interviews …
Thu., July 20, 2017, 12:56 p.m.
Trump business deals reportedly part of Mueller probe
The U.S. special counsel investigating possible ties between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia in last year’s election is examining a broad range of transactions involving Trump’s businesses as well …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
Postal Service broke law in pushing time off for workers to campaign for Clinton, investigation finds
The U.S. Postal Service engaged in “systemic” violations of federal law by pressuring managers to approve letter carriers taking time off last fall to campaign for Hillary Clinton and other …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 7:11 p.m.
Trump says he wants voter fraud commission to have open mind
President Donald Trump on Wednesday questioned the motives of states that have refused to comply with his voter fraud commission’s request for extensive personal voter information, suggesting they have something …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 10:41 p.m.
Trump campaign inner circle called before Senate committees
Members of the Trump campaign’s inner circle, including his eldest son and son-in-law, are being called before Senate committees next week to talk about the 2016 election.
UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
Two of four Spokane Valley candidates have spent time in jail
Two of three candidates challenging incumbent Spokane Valley City Councilwoman Pamela Haley have spent time in jail. One man, Ingemar Lloyd Woods, has been open about his 1993 arrest in …
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Emails show Trump Jr. embraced help said to be from Kremlin
Donald Trump’s eldest son revealed Tuesday that he was eager to hear damaging information about Hillary Clinton from the Russian government, disclosing a series of emails that marked the clearest …
Mon., July 10, 2017, 4:22 p.m.
Trump Jr. and Russian lawyer meeting was requested by Russian pop star whose family is close to Putin
A meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer was set up at the request of Emin Agalarov, a Russian pop star whose Kremlin-connected family has done business with …
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 9:08 a.m.
Kremlin denies knowing of Donald Trump Jr. meeting with Russian lawyer during 2016 campaign
The Kremlin on Monday said it was unaware of a 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer purported to have information that could potentially damage Hillary Clinton’s …
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
Trump confronts Putin on election hacking in first meeting
At long last face to face, President Donald Trump confronted Russian President Vladimir Putin directly Friday over Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign, as the two leaders sought to …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 6:45 p.m.
Lawsuits filed over Trump voting commission requests
President Donald Trump’s commission investigating election fraud faced further pushback Thursday in the form of lawsuits seeking to block its collection of detailed information about every voter in the United …
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
Mueller probe could draw focus to Russian crime operations
The U.S. government has long warned that Russian organized crime posed a threat to democratic institutions, including “criminally linked oligarchs” who might collude with the Russian government to undermine business …
Tue., July 4, 2017, 1:44 p.m.
Lawsuit seeks to void Georgia congressional election results
Georgia’s electronic touchscreen voting system is so riddled with problems that the results of the most expensive House race in U.S. history should be tossed out and a new election …