Stories tagged: politics
Wed., June 7, 2017, 2:44 p.m.
Kansas governor denounces decision to kill his 2012 tax cuts
The day after the tax cuts he’s long championed were defeated by the Republican-dominated Kansas Legislature, Gov. Sam Brownback denounced the decision by lawmakers in a speech and then quickly …
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
Comey: Trump sought to ‘lift the cloud’ of investigation
Fired FBI Director James Comey said President Donald Trump told him at the White House “I need loyalty, I expect loyalty” in their private White House dinner conversation in January, …
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
Trump promises ‘first-class’ infrastructure system for U.S.
Dogged by allegations in Washington, President Donald Trump traveled to friendlier territory Wednesday and promised to create a “first-class” system of roads, bridges and waterways by using $200 billion in …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
Haley says U.S. won’t let the UN ‘bully’ Israel anymore
President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations said Wednesday the U.S. will not allow the U.N. to “bully” Israel anymore.
Wed., June 7, 2017, 5:57 a.m.
Fear of deportation drives people off food stamps in US
A crackdown on illegal immigration under President Donald Trump has driven some poor people to take a drastic step: opt out of federal food assistance because they are fearful of …
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 12:39 p.m.
White House, allies scramble for ways to counter Comey
The White House and its allies are scrambling for ways to offset potential damage from fired FBI Director James Comey’s highly anticipated congressional testimony, an appearance that could expose new …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 3:19 p.m.
Homeland chief suggests Jared Kushner part of Russia probe
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly indicated that President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner and his communications with Russia are part of a wide-ranging probe by the Justice …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 1:12 p.m.
Voters get to work deciding on Gov. Christie’s replacement
The candidates running to replace New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie fanned out across the state Tuesday as voters made their selections in the first statewide primary races since Republican President …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 12:47 p.m.
DeVos faces tough questions about school voucher program at Senate hearing
What exactly would a federal school voucher program look like, and would it fund schools that discriminate against students based on their gender, religion, race or sexual orientation?
Tue., June 6, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
Trump schedules speech during Comey’s Thursday Senate testimony
President Donald Trump has scheduled a speech addressing religious conservatives around the same time that former FBI director James Comey is expected to testify before Congress.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
Montana lawmakers voting whether to nix 10 Bullock vetoes
Montana lawmakers are voting on whether to overturn Gov. Steve Bullock’s vetoes on 10 bills they passed in the legislative session that ended in April.
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 7:31 a.m.
Top Canada and U.N. environment officials say US to lose jobs
Canada’s environment minister and the head of the U.N. environment agency said Monday that the United States stands to lose jobs by pulling out of the Paris climate accord.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 5:51 a.m.
Democrats target Paul Ryan, 10 other GOP lawmakers
A coalition of well-heeled Democratic groups is launching a grassroots-oriented effort targeting nearly a dozen House Republican incumbents, as party operatives prepare for a midterm election cycle they increasingly think …
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.