Stories tagged: politics
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers closes Walla Walla office
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Walla Walla office has closed following the departure of its sole permanent staff member.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 5:39 p.m.
Embattled HHS Secretary Price to pay for controversial chartered flights
A day after President Donald Trump declared his displeasure with him, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price showed up Thursday to get a very public flu shot.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Trump unhappy with top health official over travel
President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that he’s “not happy” with his top health official, putting Tom Price’s job in jeopardy after his costly charter flights triggered a congressional investigation of …
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 2:13 p.m.
Activists ask Oregon to allow online signing for initiatives
Some Oregon activists are pushing for the state to implement a system that would allow voter signatures to be gathered electronically for initiative petitions.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Obamacare rates set to rise as Trump’s opposition fuels turmoil
A day after Republicans failed yet again to repeal Obamacare, confusion sowed by President Donald Trump’s opposition to the law is roiling the health-insurance market.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 5 a.m.
Paul Turner: Mike Leach is preparing Cougar fans for politics at the Thanksgiving table
We in the Inland Northwest have had a dress rehearsal for sports at the Thanksgiving table already, thanks to Washington State University football.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 6:16 p.m.
Trump plans to slash U.S. refugee admissions
The Trump administration will allow no more than 45,000 refugees into the United States next year, officials said Tuesday, in what would be the lowest admissions level in more than …
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Interior Secretary Zinke calls his staff disloyal in speech to oil industry
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke walked into a big gathering of the National Petroleum Council on Monday already facing at least two government probes for his management of the department’s workforce …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
Firebrand jurist Moore wins GOP primary runoff in Alabama
Sen. Luther Strange and firebrand jurist Roy Moore faced off Tuesday in the GOP primary runoff for an Alabama U.S. Senate seat in a race where Moore ended his last …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 5:54 p.m.
Stone says no coordination between Trump campaign and Russia
Longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone says there is “not one shred of evidence” that he was involved with Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 9:24 a.m.
House investigators demand details on private emails by Trump team
A top House Republican has demanded details on the use of private emails by some of President Donald Trump’s closest advisers.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Trump revels in drama over spat with NFL
President Donald Trump is indulging in his favorite kind of drama – personal, aggressive, culturally volatile and entirely of his own making.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 1:51 p.m.
Trump promising major tax reform
The White House and congressional Republicans are finalizing a tax plan that would slash the corporate rate while likely reducing the penalty for the wealthiest Americans, with President Donald Trump …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announces bid for re-election
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has formally announced she will run for re-election.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
Sen. Collins’ opposition essentially kills GOP health care drive
The last-gasp Republican drive to tear down President Barack Obama’s health care law essentially died Monday as Maine Sen. Susan Collins joined a small but decisive cluster of GOP senators …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
Weiner’s sexting results in 21-month prison sentence
Former Rep. Anthony Weiner was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl in a case that rocked Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the White House …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 8:11 a.m.
Abe calls snap election in Japan, readies $18 billion package
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he’ll dissolve the lower house of parliament on Sept. 28 for a general election as he announced an $18 billion economic package.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Trump, Pence, Bannon campaign in key Alabama Senate race
Sen. Luther Strange and challenger Roy Moore head into their final full day of campaigning in Alabama before Tuesday’s Republican runoff for U.S. Senate.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Kushner used private email account for some White House business
President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has used a private email account to conduct and discuss official White House business dozens of times, his lawyer confirmed Sunday.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 9:49 a.m.
Idaho getting $483,000 under settlement with EpiPen maker
Idaho is getting roughly $483,000 from EpiPen maker Mylan as part of a multi-state settlement.
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 9:10 a.m.
NFL players kneel during national anthem following further Trump tweets
NFL game day dawned Sunday with a powerful display of unity by the Baltimore Ravens’ and Jacksonville Jaguars’ players and coaches, who locked arms on the sideline of London’s Wembley …
Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
Italy: 5-Stars open new phase, pick candidate for premier
Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement opened a new phase in its quest for the country’s premiership Saturday by choosing its candidate and party leader to take the reins from founder Beppe …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 7:03 p.m.
Eugene Scott: Get used to mix of celebrities, politics
But the lack of expertise aside, the reason many of us tolerate celebrity engagement in policy is because we know that behind their public images celebrities are real people.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
Weiner’s sexting case could result in prison time
Federal prosecutors say former congressman Anthony Weiner should go to prison for about two years for engaging in sexting with a 15-year-old girl.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 1:07 p.m.
Senate leader praises revived GOP health law repeal drive
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday praised the revived Republican effort to uproot former President Barack Obama’s health care law, giving a public boost to a proposal that’s given …
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
Trump’s latest nickname: Rocket Man
With President Donald Trump, a good enemy deserves a good nickname. In his debut appearance before the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday, Trump embraced his latest label – calling North Korean …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
GOP tentatively agrees to $1.5T plan on tax cuts
Top Republicans on a key Senate panel have reached a tentative agreement on a tax plan that would add about $1.5 trillion to the government’s $20 trillion debt over 10 …
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Trump nominee says Russia’s election meddling led to low level of trust
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Russia, told Congress on Tuesday that Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election led directly to …
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
Deadline approaching for Senate internship program application
U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo is encouraging Idaho students to apply for internship opportunities in his Washington, D.C., office or one of his six regional offices throughout Idaho.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 9:06 a.m.
News or propoganda? GOP governors launch ‘news’ site that critics are now bashing
Republican governors are getting into the “news” business. The Republican Governors Association has quietly launched an online publication that looks like a media outlet and is branded as such on …