Stories tagged: politics
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 8:23 p.m.
President Donald Trump on Sunday expressed more doubts about a new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be imported, appearing to question whether “this horror show” …
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017
Politically divided families cut their Thanksgiving dinner short by 20 to 30 minutes in 2016, according to a draft paper by Ryne Rohla, a doctoral candidate in economics at Washington …
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
A memo included in recently released John F. Kennedy documents shows that the FBI was concerned about the growing political power of Latinos, historians say.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 6:57 p.m.
For the first time in at least a decade, spending by outside groups in this year’s City Council races reached all corners of the city. Through Friday, more than $372,000 …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
Many Democrats expressed outrage Thursday at allegations from a former party chairwoman that an agreement with the Democratic National Committee gave the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton some day-to-day control …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 9:40 p.m.
Contributions to 401(k) and other retirement accounts would not change under the proposed GOP tax overhaul.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s nominee for NASA chief has been criticized for promoting political divisiveness and rejecting climate change science. He says he’ll run the space agency on a consensus agenda …
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017
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.
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
Pope Francis on Saturday said Christians can play a role in shaping Europe’s future by promoting political dialogue “especially where it is threatened and where conflict seems to prevail.”
Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 6:57 p.m.
The response to sexual harassment allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein has spread to statehouses nationwide, with hundreds of lawmakers, lobbyists and consultants coming forward to say the problem is …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 3:41 p.m.
The move follows similar steps by Facebook and the introduction of a bill that seeks to bring more transparency to online political ads in an attempt to lessen the influence …
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017
When athletes contaminate sporting events with politics, they extinguish the only thing that makes sports matter.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 1:39 p.m.
Lisa Brown and Brian McClatchey were wed in a small ceremony this week, the couple announced on Facebook. They’ve been dating about three years. Brown hopes to challenge Rep. Cathy …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
Breean Beggs squares off against Andy Dunau in a contest for one of the most liberal-leaning areas of town. Dunau casts himself as a centrist, and says Beggs’ support of …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
The mass shooting in Las Vegas is the deadliest in modern U.S. history, but is it terrorism? While much will hinge on the motives of a white gunman attacking a …
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 4:01 p.m.
While a tide of anti-Trump activism has led thousands of Democratic women to consider runs for office, their Republican counterparts are where they were before the 2016 election – with …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
A new Republican group on Thursday launched a campaign to ensure the GOP is well-positioned to draw the political boundaries that will determine future Congresses after the 2020 census.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …