Stories tagged: politics
Fri., June 23, 2017, 6:13 a.m.
Flynn may have aided Russian company the U.S. opposed
Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn may have aided a Russian company the U.S. government opposed during a 2015 visit to Saudi Arabia in which he pushed to be part …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 5:51 a.m.
French leader Macron proposes big expansion of his counterterrorism powers
President Emmanuel Macron’s government on Thursday proposed a significant expansion of authorities’ powers to fight terrorism, alarming civil liberties advocates even as defenders said the plans would help keep French …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 4:04 a.m.
Trump struggles to stay calm on Russia, one morning call at a time
President Donald Trump has a new morning ritual. Around 6:30 a.m. on many days – before all the network news shows have come on the air – he gets on …
Thu., June 22, 2017, 2:51 p.m.
How the GOP would cut billions more from Medicaid with a single letter
With a small tweak to a relatively obscure part of the Republican health-care bill, GOP senators would make deep, permanent cuts to a low-income insurance program that covers tens of …
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
Americans and guns: It’s really complicated, survey shows
Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 6:27 p.m.
U.S. envoy urges global action on worsening Venezuela crisis
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Thursday urged the international community to take action to deal with the worsening crisis in Venezuela where she said “people are starving while their government …
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 4:19 p.m.
Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is telling Democrats that next year could be the year they take back control of the House.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 8:07 a.m.
Ally of Russian opposition leader sent to jail for 5 days
A Moscow court has sentenced an ally of the Russian opposition leader to five days in jail for organizing a webcast of massive anti-government protests earlier this month.
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Sources: Senate GOP health care bill would halt Obamacare penalties, taxes
Top Senate Republicans prepared Wednesday to release their plan for dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law, a proposal that would cut and revamp Medicaid, end penalties on people not …
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 5:12 p.m.
Angry Democrats turn against leaders after House election losses
Democratic Party divisions were on glaring display Wednesday as a special election loss in a wildly expensive Georgia House race left bitter lawmakers turning their anger on their own leaders.
Wed., June 21, 2017
Shawn Vestal: The current political zeal for cutting poverty programs will leave millions of vulnerable children and adults hungry
Every month, more than 16,000 households in Spokane County receive federal help buying food.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 2:08 p.m.
Trump’s pick for No. 2 Pentagon job faces tough questions during confirmation hearing
President Donald Trump’s choice to take the No. 2 job at the Pentagon had a rocky confirmation hearing Tuesday, with Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., at one …
Tue., June 20, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
Mueller to meet with Senate Judiciary Committee senators
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is scheduled to meet with top members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
New Montana Rep. Gianforte readies to take office, names key staff
Bozeman technology entrepreneur Greg Gianforte readied Tuesday to assume his new congressional duties, after naming key members of his staff and preparing to be sworn in as Montana’s only representative …
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 11:23 p.m.
Republican Handel wins Georgia House election
Republican Karen Handel has won a nationally watched congressional election in Georgia, avoiding an upset that would have rocked Washington ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
McCain: Americans ‘stupid’ to still want to travel to North Korea
Sen. John McCain said Tuesday that Americans who are “stupid” enough to still want to travel to North Korea should be required to sign a waiver absolving the U.S. government …
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Energy chief: Carbon dioxide not prime driver of warming
Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Monday he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with mainstream scientific consensus but in line …
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 7:38 a.m.
Democrats fear House GOP will stall Russia sanctions bill
Legislation that would hit Russia with economic sanctions and limit President Donald Trump’s authority to lift the penalties faces an uncertain future in the House despite the bill’s heavily bipartisan …
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 7:27 a.m.
Flynn didn’t disclose role in Saudi deal with Russians, congressional letter says
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn appears to have failed to report a 2015 trip to Saudi Arabia on behalf of a U.S./Russia business plan to build nuclear reactors, according …
Mon., June 19, 2017, 1:45 p.m.
France’s Macron to reshuffle government after huge parliament win
French President Emmanuel Macron is poised to rearrange his Cabinet after his new centrist party engineered a landslide in the country’s parliamentary election, enabling the government to quickly start passing …
UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 8:45 p.m.
Idaho leaders assign lawmakers to address campaign laws
Idaho’s top legislative leaders have formed a working group to study possible changes to the state’s campaign finance laws.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 5:51 p.m.
Trump financial form shows revenue up at Mar-a-Lago
President Donald Trump’s Washington hotel saw almost $20 million in revenue during its first few months of operation – a period that coincided with his election and inauguration as the …
UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 7:34 p.m.
Despite assaulting reporter, Gianforte calls for civil politics
Montana’s incoming congressman called for civility in politics on Friday, four days after his conviction for assaulting a reporter who asked him a question about health care.
UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
Former Oregon governor cleared in influence-peddling case
Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber insisted he broke no laws, and federal prosecutors backed him up Friday, announcing that no criminal charges will be filed against Kitzhaber or his live-in …
UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
Trump restores some Cuba penalties, rejecting ‘oppressors’
President Donald Trump declared Friday he was restoring some travel and economic restrictions on Cuba that were lifted as part of the Obama administration’s historic easing. He challenged the communist …
Fri., June 16, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
NBC to air Jones interview despite efforts to ‘distract’
NBC News vowed Friday to go ahead with Megyn Kelly’s report on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Sunday, despite his “efforts to distract and ultimately prevent” its airing.
UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 3:33 p.m.
Trump acknowledges for first time he’s under investigation
President Donald Trump fired off tweets Friday morning attacking the special counsel’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, and apparently, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
Shooting forces lawmakers to rethink their security
The shooting at a baseball field that critically wounded a Republican congressman and injured several others is forcing lawmakers to ask what more should be done to ensure the safety …
Thu., June 15, 2017, 7:37 p.m.
Trump lashes out at ‘bad,’ ‘conflicted’ Russia investigators
President Donald Trump lashed out Thursday at the investigators driving the Russia investigation as “very bad and conflicted people,” responding angrily to reports that the special counsel is looking into …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 8:29 p.m.
Scalise has more surgery as authorities track shooter’s path
In critical condition and undergoing repeated surgery, GOP House Whip Steve Scalise faces a “much more difficult” struggle to recover from his gunshot wound than first thought, President Donald Trump …