Stories tagged: politics
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Two decades ago, Washington state GOP repealed and replaced health care and it didn’t end well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.
Wed., May 31, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
‘Kathy Griffin should be ashamed,’ Trump says after comedian’s apology for severed head photo
Kathy Griffin continued to drown in backlash over a gruesome photo shoot that has enraged President Donald Trump, drawn bipartisan criticism, and could endanger her relationship with CNN, for whom …
UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Carbon cap rule in Washington state faces legal challenge
Even as the Trump administration seeks to roll back Obama-era rules to curb greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants, Washington state is forging ahead with its own rules to …
Fri., May 26, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Next for Montana’s new congressman: Day in court, then DC
Montana’s new congressman hasn’t even been sworn into his first public office, but people are already talking about his prospects in 2018 and even 2020.
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 3:26 p.m.
GOP holds onto Montana seat, yet both parties optimistic
Republicans and Democrats found cause for optimism Friday even as the GOP candidate, facing last-minute assault charges, held onto Montana’s sole House seat.
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 3:20 p.m.
GOP senators say CBO report complicates health care bill
Republicans senators conceded Thursday that a scathing analysis of the House GOP health care bill had complicated their effort to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health care law.
Thu., May 25, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
Gianforte endorsements rescinded after assault charge
Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte lost multiple newspaper endorsements in Montana after he was cited for assault on the eve of Thursday’s election.
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 2:14 p.m.
If Gianforte wins in Montana, the House likely has no choice but to welcome him
At nearly any other moment in the past two decades, a special House race in Montana would have been a quaint formality before the Republican candidate bought his plane ticket …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
Oregon House approves joining National Popular Vote movement
The Oregon House has voted to join an agreement among states that want to elect the U.S. president by popular vote.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
In leaked call, Trump praises Duterte’s campaign to ‘slaughter’ drug addicts
First, Trump praised Duterte for his deadly and controversial war on drugs in remarks that stunned White House aids and human rights experts. In a private call on April 29, …
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 9:24 p.m.
Troops guard Brazil federal buildings amid political unrest
Brazil’s president ordered soldiers to restore order in the country’s capital Wednesday after some government ministries were evacuated during clashes between police and protesters who are seeking the leader’s ouster.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Kim Reynolds sworn in as Iowa’s 1st female governor
Kim Reynolds was sworn in as Iowa’s governor on Wednesday, becoming the state’s first woman to hold the job after taking over for longtime Gov. Terry Branstad the same day …