Stories tagged: politics
Mon., May 15, 2017, 12:36 p.m.
Erdogan visits Trump, amid much friction between US, Turkey
The United States is on a collision course with its NATO ally Turkey, pushing ahead with arming Syrian Kurds after deciding the immediate objective of defeating Islamic State militants outweighs …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Special election could affect balance of power at Capitol
One legislative contest in the Puget Sound area will decide whether the balance of power changes at the state Capitol.
Mon., May 15, 2017, 11:33 a.m.
Gianforte loans himself $1 million in bid for Montana U.S. House seat
Republican Greg Gianforte has dipped into his own pocketbook by loaning himself $1 million to finance his bid for Montana’s seat in the U.S. House.
Mon., May 15, 2017, 11:02 a.m.
Move toward early elections in Austria opens door for far right
Austria appeared headed toward early elections Monday after a breakdown of its coalition government, potentially paving a path to power for the far-right Freedom Party.
Mon., May 15, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
France’s new president wastes no time: names PM, sees Merkel
French President Emmanuel Macron met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Monday, being greeted on a red carpet outside the chancellery with military honors on a busy first …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
Supreme Court rejects challenge to Hawaii, Montana open primaries
The Supreme Court has turned away challenges to open primaries in Hawaii and Montana that allow voters to take part in party primary elections regardless of their political affiliations.
Mon., May 15, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Comey’s deep convictions, eloquence make him tough adversary
James Comey cut an unorthodox path as FBI director, time and again compelled by what he described as strongly held convictions to speak with unusual candor and eloquence about the …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
Fact Check: Will health insurance premiums really keep going up?
Advocates for the House Republicans’ health-care overhaul plan frequently say or suggest that premiums would go down under the proposal. There is, in fact, a line in the Congressional Budget …
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 10:58 p.m.
Pence rides horse around Montana coal mine, leads GOP rally
Vice President Mike Pence rallied fellow Republicans in Montana Friday night in support of God, guns and Greg Gianforte, the GOP candidate vying for the state’s only seat in the …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 11:08 a.m.
Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan in Seattle mayor’s race
Jenny Durkan, the former U.S. attorney for Western Washington, is running for Seattle mayor.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Ex-congresswoman guilty of soliciting scholarship donations for ‘slush fund’
Former U.S. congresswoman Corrine Brown has been convicted of fraudulently soliciting hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship donations that, prosecutors say, she used for a personal “slush fund.”
Fri., May 12, 2017, 9:44 a.m.
Pence to visit Montana coal mine, headline Gianforte rally
Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit a Montana coal mine and an Indian reservation before headlining an evening rally in support of Republican Greg Gianforte, who is seeking …
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 2:39 p.m.
Candidates trade blows as Iran’s presidential election nears
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani offered a full-throated defense Friday of his opening the country to the world through the nuclear deal as his opponents sought to sully his reputation in …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Idaho State Bar rebukes attorney over campaign accusations
The Idaho State Bar has reprimanded a former Twin Falls County prosecutor candidate for comments he made against a political opponent.
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Trump to Comey: Better hope there are no ‘tapes’ of talks
In an ominous warning, President Donald Trump declared Friday that fired FBI Director James Comey had better hope there are no “tapes” of their private conversations. Trump’s tweet came the …
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
GOP officials: Trump finalizing budget with domestic cuts
The White House is finalizing a budget blueprint that promises a balanced federal budget within 10 years, doubling down on cuts to domestic agencies and adding a new round of …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 6:51 p.m.
Scrapping ‘essential benefits’ may be biggest health care change
Critics of the Republican health care plan the House passed last week mostly have focused on how it might harm Americans with pre-existing health conditions and poor and disabled people …
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
Tillerson says U.S. won’t be rushed on climate change policies
Arctic nations have renewed calls for the world to address climate warming, but U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States will not rush to make a decision …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Oval Office meeting with Russian officials raises eyebrows
The White House is facing criticism for a possible security breach after it allowed a Russian news service photographer into the Oval Office to snap photos of President Donald Trump …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 2:32 p.m.
Trump now says he’ll release his taxes – maybe – after he leaves office
The timing of when President Donald Trump might release his taxes continues to change.
Thu., May 11, 2017, 12:55 p.m.
Analysis: President Trump just decimated the White House’s entire Comey narrative
In one fell swoop, Donald Trump totally contradicted his three top spokespeople and offered a polar-opposite version of events in the firing of FBI Director James Comey than they had …
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
Not just a new president, new faces for France’s parliament
A female fighter pilot, a farmer, a teacher, people out of work. They all applied for the job – and got it, among more than 19,000 people hoping to become …
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
Trump Jr urges support for Greg Gianforte in Montana special election
Donald Trump Jr., the president’s son, urged voters at an East Helena rally to support Republican Greg Gianforte in the upcoming special election for Montana’s U.S. House seat.
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 6:32 p.m.
Trump launches commission to investigate voter fraud
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression, building upon his unsubstantiated claims that millions of people voted illegally …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 5:27 p.m.
Options for truly independent Russia probe are limited
Democrats’ calls for an independent prosecutor to lead the investigation into Trump campaign contacts with Russia grew louder Wednesday in the aftermath of the FBI director’s ouster, but the options …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 2:44 p.m.
On first day in office, South Korean president talks about going to North
South Korea’s new president said Wednesday that he would be willing to hold talks in Washington and Pyongyang in efforts to ease the North Korean nuclear crisis, wasting no time …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
Czechs rally against country’s president, finance minister
Tens of thousands of people rallied on Wednesday in the Czech Republic’s capital and other major cities against President Milos Zeman and Finance Minister Andrej Babis.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
Complaints about voting irregularities mar Bahamas vote
Issues with ballots caused voting to be temporarily suspended and hours extended at some polling stations in the Bahamas on Wednesday during the country’s national election.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 1:07 p.m.
More very bad news for Trump: His poll numbers just hit a bunch of new lows
President Donald Trump is dealing with a budding scandal after his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday. But even before that, he appears to have hit a …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
Oregon county voting whether to block liquefied natural gas project
Voters in Oregon’s Coos County are considering a May ballot measure that would block the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas project.