Stories tagged: politics
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 10:03 p.m.
Before the ax, Comey was pushing Trump-Russia probe harder
In the days before his firing by President Donald Trump, FBI Director James Comey told U.S. lawmakers he had asked the Justice Department for more resources to pursue the bureau’s …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 9:52 a.m.
In wake of Comey’s firing, McConnell rejects calls for independent probe into Russian meddling
In widely anticipated remarks, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declined to criticize President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James B. Comey and instead took aim Wednesday at Democrats for …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
From Fox News to Senate floor, Republicans close ranks behind Trump firing Comey
In the hours since President Donald Trump sacked James B. Comey as FBI director, the splashiest headlines have gone to Republican critics of the move. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., the …
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 2:56 p.m.
What US-Russia crisis? Trump seeks closer ties in meeting with Lavrov
All but ignoring the unfurling drama over Russia and the U.S. election, President Donald Trump on Wednesday sought to advance prospects for cooperation between the former Cold War foes in …
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 11:21 p.m.
Anonymous mailer in Grant County race could cost two men $450,000
Campaign hit piece in Grant County prosecutor’s race could result in big fines for former judge, businessman.
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 7:14 p.m.
Seattle mayor drops re-election bid after sex abuse claims
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Tuesday dropped his re-election bid for a second term after four men claimed he sexually abused them when they were teenagers, claims vehemently denied by …
Mon., May 8, 2017, 2:01 p.m.
Washington attorney general files lawsuit in Grant County election
State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a campaign finance lawsuit involving the 2014 campaign for Grant County prosecutor.
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
Trump moves to get more conservatives on federal bench
The Trump administration will name nearly a dozen judges as nominees for key posts Monday as President Donald Trump works to pack the nation’s federal courts with more conservative voices.
Mon., May 8, 2017, 1:21 p.m.
North Korea claims plot reveals US state-sponsored terrorism
After arresting two American university instructors and laying out what it says was an elaborate, CIA-backed plot to assassinate Kim Jong Un, North Korea is claiming to be the victim …
Mon., May 8, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
Threat closes Colorado school after Trump pinata allegation
A Colorado high school where a Spanish teacher is accused of allowing students to hit a piqata bearing a picture of President Donald Trump has been closed because of a …
Mon., May 8, 2017, 10:19 a.m.
Whatcom County still waiting for money to pay for Trump for rally costs
Whatcom County still hasn’t heard back after asking then-presidential candidate Donald Trump to reimburse the county for security costs for a rally last year.
Mon., May 8, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead
French President-elect Emmanuel Macron laid the groundwork Monday for his transition to power, announcing a visit to Germany and a name change for his political movement and appearing with his …
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 1:01 p.m.
Obama warned Trump against hiring Flynn as national security adviser, official confirms
President Barack Obama personally warned then-President-elect Donald Trump against hiring Michael Flynn as his national security adviser last fall as Trump began his transition, current and former administration officials said.
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Yates says she warned White House that Flynn could be ‘blackmailed’
Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, speaking publicly for the first time about concerns she brought to the Trump White House on Russia, told Congress on Monday she warned that …
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 10:25 p.m.
Following town hall backlash, Labrador says health care comment ‘wasn’t very elegant’
Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador drew
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
Trump order makes some preachers ecstatic, others cringe
President Donald Trump’s order to ease limits on political activity by religious organizations is being met with both enthusiasm and dread from religious leaders, with some rejoicing in the freedom …
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
Health care dominates at highly charged Coeur d’Alene town hall with Raul Labrador
Rep. Raul Labrador defended his vote for the Republican health care law to a mostly skeptical crowd that filled the 500-capacity Lake City High School auditorium Friday evening in Coeur …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
Health care bill narrowly prevails in House, faces an uncertain fate in Senate
House Republicans narrowly passed legislation Thursday to roll back the Affordable Care Act, the first step toward delivering on a yearslong campaign promise despite mounting concerns from health care groups …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Education, late deciders drove problems with 2016’s polls
Voters in key swing states who settled on a candidate just before Election Day, along with polls that surveyed too few voters without a college degree, were among the culprits …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 6:28 p.m.
Senate OKs bill to fund government through September
The Senate voted on Thursday to approve a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund government through September, preventing the risk of a government shutdown.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
Trump trips to Mar-a-Lago cost at least $1.2 million for air travel
New documents released by a conservative group show two of President Donald Trump’s recent weekend trips cost taxpayers more than $1.2 million.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Armored car hits crowd as Venezuela riots leave 300 injured
A Venezuelan national guard armored vehicle careened into a crowd of anti-government demonstrators in Caracas on a day of furious protests that left more than 300 people injured.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
Czech president ‘accepts’ PM’s unoffered resignation
It’s no secret that Czech President Milos Zeman is not a fan of Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka. But what happened on Thursday surpassed anything that had happened between them in …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 5:47 p.m.
Trump limits IRS action over church political activity
Declaring he was giving churches their “voices back,” President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday aimed at easing an IRS rule limiting political activity for religious organizations – a …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
House Republicans narrowly pass controversial bill to revise Affordable Care Act
The Republican health care bill leapt over a procedural hurdle and headed toward a showdown vote on final House passage Thursday. Leaders predicted they’d deliver a victory for President Donald …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
Analysis: GOP’s health-care rush is hypocrisy and recklessness
House Republicans will vote on their health care bill Thursday, after months of stops and starts and some late changes to secure enough votes.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
Barack Obama endorses Emmanuel Macron for French president
Barack Obama is weighing into France’s presidential election, in support of Emmanuel Macron.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
Drone will assess leaks on roof of Washington Capitol
A drone will be deployed at the state Capitol within the next few weeks to determine what has led to a series of leaks from the building’s roof.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Le Pen and Macron come out swinging in high-stakes TV debate
In a heated, high-pressure primetime TV debate, French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron warned of “civil war” if his far-right opponent Marine Le Pen is elected, saying Wednesday that her hard-line …
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:04 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: McMorris Rodgers walking back on promise to protect people with pre-existing conditions
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the beleaguered House leadership are squeezing lemons to pass a bill that would apparently allow insurers to do exactly what her previous legislation would …