Stories tagged: politics
Mon., May 22, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Two North Carolina congressional districts struck down over racial issues
The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation, a decision voting rights advocates said would boost …
UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 4:33 p.m.
Flynn rejects Trump-Russia probe subpoena; Dems say he lied
President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in rebuffing a subpoena Monday in the investigation into Russia’s election meddling. Then a …
UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 10:15 p.m.
Huge cuts to food stamps part of Trump’s budget proposal
President Donald Trump’s budget would drive millions of people off food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both …
UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 8:08 p.m.
Deep in the red: Sanders stumps for Democrat Rob Quist in Montana
Calling the campaign a harbinger of things to come, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders stumped Saturday for Democrat Rob Quist, who seeks to wrest Montana’s only congressional seat from Republican control.
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Trump attorney didn’t want him to sign financial disclosure to prove it was true
President Donald Trump’s attorneys initially wanted him to submit an updated financial disclosure without certifying the information as true, according to correspondence with the Office of Government Ethics.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Russia probe reaches current White House official, people familiar with the case say
The law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest, showing that the probe …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Trump to head overseas without announcing new FBI director
After saying he was “very close” to naming a new FBI director, President Donald Trump boarded Air Force One on Friday for his first foreign trip without making any comment …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Trump to Muslims on first foreign trip: Drive out terrorists
President Donald Trump’s maiden international trip, a five-stop marathon across the Middle East and Europe, has long loomed as a crucial first test abroad for the chaos-courting president.
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
Iranians turn out in large numbers for closely watched vote
Iranians continued voting into the evening on Friday in the country’s first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani looked to fend off a …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 8:29 a.m.
Recount starts in South Carolina U.S. House race
Officials are now recounting the roughly 35,000 ballots cast in the Republican primary for an open U.S. House seat in South Carolina.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
Why Trump’s combative trade stance makes U.S. farmers nervous
A sizable majority of rural Americans backed Donald Trump’s presidential bid, drawn to his calls to slash environmental rules, strengthen law enforcement and replace the federal health care law.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Russian foreign minister mocks U.S. media over intelligence-sharing reports
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday mocked U.S. news reports suggesting President Donald Trump inappropriately shared sensitive intelligence with him about terror threats involving laptops on airplanes.
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Senate chairman: Flynn has not responded to subpoena
The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee said Thursday that ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn hasn’t responded to a subpoena from the panel in its probe of Russia’s meddling …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 9:06 a.m.
French president talks to Putin, faces uproar over media access
French President Emmanuel Macron held a special security meeting, spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin and convened his Cabinet for the first time Thursday – all under a growing cloud …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
UK’s May promises voters immigration curbs, fairer society
Prime Minister Theresa May revealed her core election promises and political vision Thursday, saying she will slash immigration and take Britain definitively out of the EU, then build a “great …
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
Democrat Quist looks to college voters for edge in Montana U.S. House race
In the weeks leading up to Montana’s special congressional election, Democrat Rob Quist and his surrogates fanned out across college campuses throughout the state, hoping to tap into a trove …
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 5:45 p.m.
Trump claims ‘witch hunt’; GOP puts hope in special counsel
President Donald Trump lashed out at the appointment of a special counsel to investigate allegations that his campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election, tweeting Thursday that it …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
Trump interviews 4 candidates to post of FBI director
President Donald Trump on Wednesday interviewed four potential candidates to lead the FBI, including former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating and Andrew McCabe, currently the bureau’s …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
House majority leader to colleagues in 2016: ‘I think Putin pays’ Trump
A month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, one of his closest allies in Congress – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy – made a politically explosive assertion in a …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
French president’s Cabinet mixes old and new, left and right
French President Emmanuel Macron named a mix of prominent and unknown figures from the left and the right Wednesday to make up the government tasked with pushing through his plans …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Former Puyallup Mayor Donald Malloy passes away
Former Puyallup Mayor Donald Malloy passed away May 1 at age 84 following a battle with liver cancer. Malloy served on the Puyallup City Council for 20 years and was …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
Congressman Chris Collins part of probe into insider trading; HHS Secretary Tom Price also part of investigation
The Office of Congressional Ethics is reportedly conducting an inquiry into whether Rep. Chris Collins improperly attracted investors to an Australian biotech company and gave a stock tip to then-Rep. …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
Ireland to get new leader as Enda Kenny steps down
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny announced Wednesday he is resigning as leader of the Fine Gael party, paving the way for his replacement as the country’s head of government.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
Worst treatment ever, Trump grumbles; Dems demand deep probe
Surrounded by multiplying questions, President Donald Trump complained Wednesday that “no politician in history” has been treated worse. Democrats demanded an independent commission to dig into his firing of FBI …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Iranians ready to vote for president in a surprisingly close election
As contentious as the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is in Washington, it has been even more divisive in Tehran.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 11:38 a.m.
Legally blind sled-dog racer from Oregon plans to run for Congress
A legally blind woman who has competed in four of Alaska’s Iditarod sled-dog races has announced she will be running for congress.
UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
Trump talk with Russians ‘wholly appropriate,’ adviser says
The White House on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump’s disclosure of classified information to senior Russian officials as “wholly appropriate,” as Trump tried to beat back criticism from fellow Republicans …
UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 3:54 p.m.
Merrick Garland happy in job, no interest in FBI job, source says
A longtime friend of Judge Merrick Garland tells the Associated Press that Garland is happy in his job and has no interest in leaving the judiciary to head the FBI.
Mon., May 15, 2017, 1:20 p.m.
Trump taps Callista Gingrich to be ambassador to the Vatican
The Trump administration has tapped the wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to be the next U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, days before President Donald Trump embarks on his …
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 …