Stories tagged: Political parties
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017
Philip Tyler: Spokane should rise above political divisiveness
I have witnessed friends de-friend, associates disassociate and budding relationships become unrelated, all because of party politics and the perceived hate for the other side.
Tue., July 5, 2016
Robert J. Samuelson: The center sags, America groans
There are centrist proposals to deal with our problems that would probably help and seem to enjoy majority support. But they’re doomed by opposition from the political extremes.
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016, 10:24 p.m.
Voters turn away from identifying as Democrats, Republicans
WASHINGTON – Americans’ loyalty to political parties is at or near historic lows, Gallup reported Monday. The polling organization reported that last year, for the fifth consecutive year, “at least …
Tue., Aug. 12, 2014, 12:34 p.m.
House campaign groups start $75M ad push
WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting a $75 million national advertising blitz, both parties’ House campaign arms on Tuesday began running television spots that are not expected to relent before November’s elections. …
Sat., June 14, 2014, 2:25 a.m.
Obama waiting for House GOP to act on immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) — To the frustration of many of his supporters, President Barack Obama is backing away from immigration changes he could make on his own. He is kicking the …
Fri., May 30, 2014
Tea party makes record long jump in calling Idaho GOP incumbent ‘basically Democrat’
This commentary from the Moscow-Pullman Daily News does not necessarily reflect the view of The Spokesman-Review’s editorial board. The friend of my enemy is my enemy.
Sun., May 18, 2014
Spin Control: Millennials could hold power at election polls
The latest hot thing in politics seems to be Millennials. Last week the Youth Engagement Fund and Project New America released a poll that said voters aged 18 to 29 …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2013, 12:48 p.m.
Obama to allow sale of canceled plans
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure, President Barack Obama on Thursday announced changes to his health care law that would give insurance companies the option to keep offering consumers plans …
Thu., Jan. 31, 2013, 2:29 p.m.
Congress sends bill to Obama averting govt default
WASHINGTON — Congress sent President Barack Obama drama-free legislation on Thursday raising the debt ceiling, averting a government default and putting off the next tax-and-spending clash between the White House …
Thu., Dec. 20, 2012, 8:42 a.m.
House GOP plans vote on fiscal cliff ‘Plan B’
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House pushed ahead Thursday with a bill that would raise taxes on people earning over $1 million a year as hopes faded for a pre-Christmas …
Wed., Dec. 19, 2012, 11:54 p.m.
House GOP plans vote on fiscal cliff ‘Plan B’
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House is moving ahead Thursday on a bill that would raise taxes on people earning over $1 million a year, sparing most workers from a …
Wed., Dec. 19, 2012, 3:24 p.m.
GOP proposes smaller, $24B Sandy aid package
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans on Wednesday proposed a $24 billion emergency aid package for Superstorm Sandy victims, less than half of what Democrats hope to pass by Christmas. The …
Wed., Dec. 19, 2012, 2:47 p.m.
Obama, Boehner clash as cliff edge approaches
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiscal cliff talks at a partisan standoff, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner swapped barbed political charges on Wednesday yet carefully left room for further …
Wed., Dec. 19, 2012, 1:45 p.m.
Possible Hagel pick raises concerns in Senate GOP
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s possible pick of Republican Chuck Hagel to run the Pentagon raises serious concerns among some of his former Senate colleagues, who question his pronouncements …
Wed., Dec. 19, 2012, 9:49 a.m.
Obama: He and Boehner ‘pretty close’ to a deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — Optimistic despite a tightening deadline, President Barack Obama said Wednesday he and House Speaker John Boehner are “pretty close” to a grand fiscal deal to avoid a …
Wed., Dec. 19, 2012, 8:48 a.m.
Florida Sen. Nelson: GOP disenfranchised voters
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats and Republicans are sparring over whether voter ID laws and restricted early voting are attempts to disenfranchise African-American and Hispanic voters. Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, …
Wed., Dec. 19, 2012, 7:35 a.m.
White House threatens veto of GOP budget plan
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House threatened Wednesday to veto House Speaker John Boehner’s backup plan for averting the “fiscal cliff,” saying it was time for Republicans to stop political …
Wed., Dec. 19, 2012, 12:12 a.m.
Obama Social Security offer at odds with top Dems
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s offer to limit the growth of Social Security benefits would cost the average retiree less than $50 in the first year. But the cuts …
Tue., Dec. 18, 2012, 2:54 p.m.
Cliff talks hit a lull with Boehner’s ‘Plan B’
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just two weeks from an economy-threatening deadline, fiscal cliff talks hit a lull Tuesday as House Speaker John Boehner announced that Republicans would also march ahead with …
Tue., Dec. 18, 2012, 9:26 a.m.
Fiscal cliff efforts ongoing, Boehner offers plan
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner pushed ahead on negotiating a broad deal to avert the “fiscal cliff,” even as the GOP leader readied a …
Tue., Dec. 18, 2012, 8:50 a.m.
Some Republicans say gun control should be debated
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Republicans now say they’re willing to discuss the politically treacherous issue of gun control along with mental health issues and violent video games, while formerly pro-gun …
Mon., Dec. 17, 2012, 1:42 p.m.
Dems signal Obama flexibility on spending in talks
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican House Speaker John Boehner is offering to let taxes rise on wealthy Americans’ investment income and dividends as part of a deal to avert the “fiscal …
Mon., Dec. 17, 2012, 8:38 a.m.
GOP official: SC Gov Haley to tap Scott for Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has chosen Rep. Tim Scott to replace Jim DeMint in the Senate, a move that will make him the first African-American senator …
Sun., Dec. 16, 2012, 4:20 p.m.
Lieberman, Democrats want ban on assault weapons
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers and independent Sen. Joe Lieberman said Sunday that military-style assault weapons should be banned and that a national commission should be established to examine mass …
Fri., Dec. 14, 2012, 3:17 p.m.
Time for Plan B on ‘fiscal cliff?’
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s beginning to look like it’s time for Plan B on the “fiscal cliff.” With talks between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner apparently stalled, …
Fri., Dec. 14, 2012, 12:34 a.m.
‘Cliff’ crash may clear way for deal in January
WASHINGTON (AP) — To get to “yes” on a “fiscal cliff” accord, Congress and the White House first might have to get to “no.” That is, an impasse that sends …
Thu., Dec. 13, 2012, 12:19 a.m.
‘Fiscal cliff’ talks vexing official Washington
WASHINGTON (AP) — Five weeks after President Barack Obama won re-election and gained more leverage to make GOP conservatives bend on taxes, the new balance of power is proving vexing …
Wed., Dec. 12, 2012, 1:55 p.m.
Senate Dems offer Sandy disaster aid package
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats have quickly cobbled together a $60.4 billion disaster aid package for New York, New Jersey and other states hit by Superstorm Sandy in late October. …
Wed., Dec. 12, 2012, 1:45 p.m.
No budging as fiscal cliff talks appear stalled
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans aren’t budging on tax rates, and Democrats are resisting steps like raising the eligibility age for Medicare. Negotiations on averting a year-end fiscal train wreck combining …
Wed., Dec. 12, 2012, 7:45 a.m.
Fiscal cliff talks intense; Obama and Boehner talk
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite an intensifying pace, little progress is being reported in talks on averting automatic spending cuts and tax increases that economists fear could send the U.S. economy …