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Pakistan’s ex-PM Sharif freed after court suspends sentence

Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law were released from prison Wednesday after a court suspended their sentences and granted them bail pending their appeals hearings.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

At Montana rally, Trump lauds Kavanaugh progress, decries ‘meanness’

President Donald Trump on Thursday praised Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s progress toward winning confirmation to the Supreme Court but decried the “anger and the meanness on the other side,” blasting Democrats’ …


Amazon’s Jeff Bezos donates $10 million to veteran-focused super PAC in first major political venture

Amazon founder and chief executive Jeffrey Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, are making their first major political contribution with a $10 million gift to a super PAC focused on …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 10 p.m.

Women win primaries in record numbers, look to November

Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year – they are winning.


Editorial: The Spokesman-Review isn’t ‘the enemy of the people’

No American president, or any city council member, for that matter, has ever unreservedly delighted in the way he or she was presented in the press. “I so appreciate the …


Michael Gerson: The only way to save the GOP is to defeat it in the House

University of Chicago researchers – who clearly have a lot of time on their hands – have found that the use of certain brands and products is a good predictor …


Why they’ll win: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown remain locked in tight battle

The November race for Eastern Washington’s seat in Congress will be the closest campaign in at least two decades. What are the signs that each candidate has the edge heading …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 6:59 a.m.

Results point to real contest: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown nearly tied in primary

The contest between the high-ranking congressional Republican and the Democrat with years of experience in state political leadership has drawn national interest and big local spending as the parties vie …


Cathy McMorris Rodgers seeks widespread GOP support in competitive race against Lisa Brown

The seven-term congresswoman reached out to state Rep. Matt Shea this year, a legislator seen as a mouthpiece for the libertarian, constitutionalist wing of the Republican Party. Lisa Brown, the …


Eye on Boise: GOP candidate says his anti-Muslim post was ‘cagefighter staged hysteria’

A GOP legislative candidate in Boise is insisting he’s no racist after he deleted a Facebook post that used an anti-Muslim slur.


Women’s magazines prioritize political coverage

No one can predict with certainty the direction of women’s magazines, which have struggled to maintain print circulation as newsstand sales fell. But if you’re placing bets on a strategy …


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Ad watch: Cathy McMorris Rodgers spot revives attack on Lisa Brown regarding sex offenders

The Lisa Brown campaign accused U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of desperation and “scare tactics” in a new attack ad questioning the Democrat’s record in the state House of Representatives …


Scaramucci says his political foray ‘cost me a lot’

Anthony Scaramucci said there’s a “less than zero” percent chance he’ll return to politics and instead aspires to double the assets at his SkyBridge Capital to $20 billion in the …


Gov. Jay Inslee to speak at second ‘Pints and Politics’ event July 30

The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Community Forum will host Gov. Jay Inslee for a July 30 Town Hall in Spokane.


Washington state lawyers, lawmakers praise Justice Anthony Kennedy on retirement

Former Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna would practice answering questions likely to be posed by the court’s perceived swing votes in his preparations for oral arguments. He and other …


Lisa Brown meet-and-greet scheduled Monday for outdoor enthusiasts

A fundraiser for Democrat Lisa Brown will bring anglers, hunters, hikers and others together in a meet-and-greet style event at the Saranac Commons Monday.


South Sudan’s warring leaders meet for 1st time since 2016

South Sudan’s warring leaders met face-to-face for the first time in almost two years Wednesday amid efforts to end a five-year civil war, shaking hands but making no public comments.


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 10:49 p.m.

Lisa Brown releases first TV ad in bid to unseat Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Lisa Brown’s first TV spot focuses on the former state legislator’s experience in Olympia in 1993, when the chief clerk of the House of Representatives told her she couldn’t bring …


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers talks health care, education at Deer Park town hall

Deer Park residents voiced concerns and shared questions about health care, budget reform and education with U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers during a town hall event on Friday.


Paul Turner: Maybe Spokane is a place where tolerance returns to politics

Paul Turner: You think of yourself as a fair-minded person, right?


Turkish lawmakers approve early elections called by Erdogan

Turkey’s parliament has approved holding the country’s presidential and parliamentary elections a year-and-half early, a change President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said is needed because of uncertainties over Syria.


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Anti-abortion politicians push efforts to prosecute women

Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients, even though such laws are likely unconstitutional.


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

Lisa Brown, Maria Cantwell and Heather Foley among speakers at local Democratic fundraiser April 27

Celebrating “The Year of the Woman,” local Democrats will hold their annual fundraiser at the Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane Valley on April 27 beginning at 5 p.m.


Babies of senators now welcome in Senate chamber

Who doesn’t like babies? No one in the Senate, apparently – at least not enough to block a historic rules change that passed Wednesday allowing the newborns of members into …


UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

U.S. to hit Russia with new sanctions for aiding Syria’s Assad

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has indicated new economic sanctions will be announced Monday against Russia for enabling the government of Syrian leader Bashar Assad to continue using chemical weapons.


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 1:50 p.m.

Stephanie Cates stepping down as chairwoman of Spokane County GOP

Cates said Friday her decision is due to the lack of time she can devote to aiding candidates ahead of what is shaping up to be a contentious midterm election …


In new book, Comey says Trump ‘untethered to truth’

Former FBI Director James Comey blasts President Donald Trump as unethical and “untethered to truth” and calls his leadership of the country “ego driven and about personal loyalty” in a …


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

AP: Record number of women file to run for US House seats

The number of women running for the U.S. House of Representatives set a record Thursday, the vast majority of them Democrats motivated by angst over President Donald Trump and policies …


UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 11:11 p.m.

Congressional candidates Brown, Bonneau talk health care, gun control at Pullman town hall

Two of the three congressional candidates vying to represent Washington’s 5th Legislative District, Democrat Lisa Brown and Republican Jered Bonneau, disagreed on health care and gun control, but found common …


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 3:55 p.m.

Kenyan opposition figure deported to Dubai, lawyers say

Acting in the middle of the night, Kenyan authorities handcuffed and deported an opposition politician whose attempt to enter the country led to him being detained in an airport toilet …