Stories tagged: politics
Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Pendleton council decides against ‘sanctuary city’ status
The East Oregonian newspaper reported that a resident asked the Pendleton City Council to adopt an American Civil Liberties Union-endorsed list of nine policies and rules that limited local police …
Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:43 a.m.
Poll: Border wall fight should not prompt government shutdown
A new Economist Group/YouGov poll found that a majority of Americans think it’s most important for Congress to avoid a government shutdown, even if it means leaving behind a proposal …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 8:24 p.m.
Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz won’t seek re-election in 2018
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz announced Wednesday he will not run for re-election to his House seat in 2018.
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 6:02 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers tells wheat growers food assistance should stay as part of farm bill
At a roundtable held this week in Colfax, the fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives hinted there may be renewed efforts to split crop support from food assistance for …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
Turkish opposition party files to have referendum voided
Turkey’s prime minister on Tuesday called on the opposition to respect the result of a referendum that will give sweeping new powers to the office of the president, but the …
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
DHS chief Kelly slams Congress: ‘Shut up’ or change law
Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly offered a strong defense Tuesday of the Trump administration’s actions falling under the department’s umbrella, challenging lawmakers who don’t like its enforcement actions to …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
Appeals court won’t add candidates to Montana ballot
An appeals court has denied a request by three minor party and independent candidates to put them on the ballot for Montana’s May 25 special congressional election.
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 4 p.m.
Trump, top officials take aim at brutal MS-13 street gang
The Trump administration vowed Tuesday to crack down on MS-13, a notoriously brutal Central American street gang blamed for a recent series of killings in suburban New York, and accused …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 6:06 a.m.
Tax reform unlikely to be enacted by August, Mnuchin says
The Trump administration is unlikely to meet its self-declared August deadline for enacting tax reform, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday. That will make it more difficult for companies to …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 5:28 a.m.
Republicans brace for results of Georgia special congressional election
President Donald Trump has been in office fewer than 100 days and already is facing the prospect of a major electoral setback. Or at least Democrats hope so. Voters in …
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 10:22 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers speaks to small group in Spokane; no town halls planned for recess
The Congresswoman addressed concerns about efforts to repeal the nation’s health care law and the political divisiveness following last year’s presidential election in a roundtable discussion with eight Eastern Washington …
Mon., April 17, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
North Korea accuses U.S. of creating situation for nuclear war
North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador accused the United States on Monday of turning the Korean Peninsula into “the world’s biggest hotspot” and creating “a dangerous situation in which a thermonuclear …
Mon., April 17, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Trump hits Georgia Democratic candidate, media in tweets one day before election
President Donald Trump kicked off his 12th week in office by labeling the Democrat in a special Georgia House race as “super liberal” and slamming the media for “slanted” coverage.
Mon., April 17, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
South Koreans are dealing with a new wild card – Trump
For decades, South Koreans have lived in a technical state of war with a hostile brother country that considers them traitors and imperialist lackeys. Throughout verbal attacks and periodic military …
Mon., April 17, 2017, 10:11 a.m.
Race for lieutenant governor attracts another candidate
The 2018 race for lieutenant governor in Idaho continues to attract more candidates.
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 5:39 p.m.
Mike McGinn, former Seattle mayor, to run again
Former Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn will try to get his old job back. McGinn on Monday announced he would challenge incumbent Ed Murray, who defeated McGinn in 2013.
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 3:01 p.m.
Trump welcomes 21,000 to his first Easter Egg Roll
President Donald Trump has welcomed families to the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll.
UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 9:22 p.m.
Meet the woman behind the White House Easter Egg Roll
Anna Cristina Niceta Lloyd auditioned for the job of White House social secretary and may not have known it. The veteran event planner’s creativity and handicraft were prominently on display …
UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 6:44 p.m.
Turkey votes to expand president’s powers; critics cry fraud
Voters in Turkey’s landmark referendum Sunday appeared to approve constitutional changes that will greatly expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to near-complete results carried by Turkey’s official …
UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Benton to lead U.S. Selective Service System
Former Washington state Sen. Don Benton has been tapped to head the U.S. Selective Service System.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 5:27 p.m.
Facebook targets 30,000 fake France accounts before election
Facebook says it has targeted 30,000 fake accounts linked to France ahead of the country’s presidential election, as part of a worldwide effort against misinformation.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
Russia, Iran and Syria warn U.S. to halt bombings
Russia, Syria and Iran strongly warned the United States Friday against launching new strikes on Syria and called for an international investigation of the chemical weapons attack there that killed …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
As Trump flexes muscles, North Korea says it’s ready for war
North Korea is expected to test a missile or nuclear weapon as early as Saturday – the 105th birthday of the country’s late founder, Kim Il Sung – and anxiety …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 11:08 a.m.
Tester reports $3 million in the bank for 2018 re-election campaign
U.S. Sen Jon Tester has already amassed more than $3 million to spend on his 2018 re-election campaign.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 11 a.m.
Trump’s EPA chief wants ‘exit’ from Paris climate agreement
President Donald Trump’s top environment official called for an “exit” from the historic Paris agreement Thursday in what appeared to be the first time such a high-ranking official has so …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 10:14 a.m.
Democrats ask FBI to suspend Kushner’s security clearance
A group of House Democrats is asking the FBI to suspend White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s security clearance.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 9:25 a.m.
Governor reissues ban on non-essential state travel to North Carolina
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has issued a new memo to ban non-essential state-funded travel to North Carolina because he says that the state’s repeal of its so-called “bathroom bill” is …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 4:48 a.m.
Activists to Trump: Show us your tax returns
Democratic lawmakers and activists plan to hit the streets Saturday at Tax Day protests around the country and demand President Donald Trump release his tax returns.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 7 p.m.
Trump has been quietly easing Obama-era gun restrictions
With little attention, President Donald Trump’s administration has been quietly loosening firearms restrictions in the United States after successfully seeking the support of gun owners on the campaign trail.
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
Trump allowing states to block some Planned Parenthood money
President Donald Trump signed legislation Thursday allowing states to withhold federal family planning dollars from clinics that provide abortion services, a move that effectively deprives Planned Parenthood and several other …