Stories tagged: politics
Mon., June 5, 2017, 11:53 a.m.
Montana attorney general won’t run for US Senate
Montana Attorney General Tim Fox says he will not run in 2018 for the U.S. Senate seat now occupied by Democrat Jon Tester.
Mon., June 5, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
White House formally backs plan to transfer air traffic control system to private corporation
The White House on Monday formally endorsed a plan to spin off more than 30,000 federal workers into a private nonprofit corporation, separating the nation’s air traffic controllers and those …
Mon., June 5, 2017, 11:17 a.m.
Supreme Court affirms North Carolina legislative districts as racial gerrymanders
The Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that struck down 28 state House and Senate districts in North Carolina because they violated the rights of black voters. But …
Mon., June 5, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
Kushners hunting hard for a loan to pay back Chinese investors
The Kushner family real estate company is seeking a $250 million loan to pay back Chinese investors in a New Jersey luxury tower but finding some major U.S. banks wary …
Mon., June 5, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
Conservatives attack Comey’s credibility as Senate hearing nears
Washington will be riveted this week by former FBI Director James Comey’s congressional testimony.
Mon., June 5, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
Trump criticizes his Justice Department over ‘watered down’ travel ban
President Donald Trump criticized his hand-picked Justice Department leaders on Monday, tweeting that they erred in asking the Supreme Court to review a “watered down” version of his order banning …
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 6:53 p.m.
Must-do for Congress: Raise debt limit, pass spending bills
Even members of his own party were quick to declare President Donald Trump’s budget plan dead on arrival in Congress last month. And in fact, lawmakers are facing a burst …
Sun., June 4, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
Lt. Gov. Brad Little served as acting governor 373 times
If Lt. Gov. Brad Little wins his bid to be Idaho’s next governor in 2018, he will be the only candidate to already have hands-on experience with the job.
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
Trump vows to do whatever is necessary to protect U.S.
President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized London’s mayor after he sought to reassure residents about a stepped-up police presence on city streets following the third deadly attack there in the …
Fri., June 2, 2017, 4:56 p.m.
Putin: ‘Don’t worry, be happy’ as Trump ditches climate deal
While other world leaders have strongly condemned President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris climate accord, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday he won’t judge.
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Special counsel’s Trump investigation includes Manafort case, could expand wider
The special counsel investigating possible ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia’s government has taken over a separate criminal probe involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and may …
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
Q&A: Could executive privilege block Comey testimony?
Could President Donald Trump keep former FBI Director James Comey from testifying to lawmakers about their private conversations?
Fri., June 2, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
Democrats worry GOP trying to bury torture report
Democratic lawmakers and rights groups criticized the Republican head of the Senate intelligence committee on Friday for seeking the return of copies of a report on CIA treatment of detainees …
Fri., June 2, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
Proposed budget could equal 1,000 jobs lost at PNNL in Richland
The budget proposed by the administration of President Donald Trump for the next fiscal year would result in a loss of more than 1,000 jobs at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory …
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 12:17 p.m.
‘He broke me’: A defiant, tearful Kathy Griffin slams attacks by Trump and his family
A defiant, tearful Kathy Griffin said on Friday that she regretted making a photo of herself holding a mask that looked like President Trump’s bloody severed head, but that she …
Fri., June 2, 2017, 8:49 a.m.
France’s President Macron emerges as one of top anti-Trump voices in Europe
French President Emmanuel Macron launched an astonishing broadside at President Donald Trump Thursday night, attacking Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord.
UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 9:26 p.m.
Two decades ago, Washington state GOP repealed and replaced health care and it didn’t end well
Republicans in the state of Washington didn’t wait long in the spring of 1995 to fulfill their pledge to roll back a sweeping law expanding health coverage in the state.
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
Officials: U.S. mulls return of Russian diplomatic compounds
The United States and Russia are holding high-level negotiations that could lead to the return of two Russian diplomatic compounds seized as punishment for Moscow’s alleged interference in the U.S. …
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 8:13 p.m.
Trump pulls U.S. from global warming accord, to allies’ dismay
President Donald Trump said Thursday he was withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat climate change and distancing the country …
Thu., June 1, 2017, 11:08 a.m.
Joe Biden prepping for presidential run? It’s ‘time for big dreams’
Declaring “this is a time for big dreams,” former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday launched a political action committee that’s stoking fresh speculation he may seek the presidency in …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
GOP health plan could be costly for those with coverage gaps
Under the Republican health care plan now making its way through Congress, people who go without insurance for even just a couple of months could face sharply higher premiums if …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 7 p.m.
Biden sets up new political action committee, signaling a possible 2020 White House run
Declaring “it’s time for big dreams,” former vice president Joe Biden is prepared to launch a new political action committee on Thursday, a move certain to stoke more speculation about …
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 11 p.m.
Labrador talks education, lowering taxes at Post Falls campaign stop
Republican U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador promised to lower taxes, expand school choice and eliminate Common Core if elected the next governor of Idaho at a Post Falls campaign stop Wednesday.
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
House committee issues subpoenas; Comey OK’d to testify
The House intelligence committee said Wednesday it is issuing subpoenas for former national security adviser Michael Flynn and President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as well as their businesses, …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 12:53 p.m.
UK Labour chief challenges May to debate as race tightens
Britain’s main opposition leader castigated Prime Minister Theresa May for refusing to debate him on live television Wednesday, as narrowing opinion polls injected drama into the country’s election campaign.
Wed., May 31, 2017, 11:23 a.m.
Farrell resigns from Legislature to focus on mayoral race
Democratic state Rep. Jessyn Farrell is resigning from the Legislature to focus on her run for Seattle mayor.
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
Man with fake gun at Orlando airport wanted to speak to president
A mentally distressed former Marine who pointed a fake handgun at police in the Orlando International Airport and shouted “kill me” said he wanted to speak to the president, according …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
Duterte attacks Chelsea Clinton by bringing up her father’s philandering
President Rodrigo Duterte returned to his home city of Davao Wednesday to celebrate the 119th anniversary of the Philippine Navy, and used the occasion to attack Chelsea Clinton for criticizing …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
Court orders last main opposition group in Bahrain dissolved
A court in Bahrain ordered the country’s last main opposition group dissolved and its property confiscated on Wednesday in the latest blow to reformers and dissenting voices in the Middle …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Risch, Crapo laud Trump’s deregulation efforts
Four months into the new Trump administration, Idaho’s two U.S. senators say they’re happy with what they’re seeing from the president, particularly when it comes to regulatory reform.