Stories tagged: politics
Wed., April 26, 2017, 7:47 a.m.
Trump proposing ‘biggest tax cut’ in US history
President Donald Trump is proposing “the biggest tax cut” ever, even as the government struggles with mounting debt, in an effort to fulfill his promises to stimulate job creation and …
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 9:02 p.m.
Shutdown? New president, same old government brinkmanship
There’s an unconventional new president in the White House. And the Republicans now have a new lock on both ends of Washington’s Pennsylvania Avenue. But the capital city is still …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 1:42 p.m.
Watchdog group: Trump’s son-in-law and adviser must do more to avoid conflicts
The government watchdog group Democracy 21 on Tuesday asked White House senior advisor Jared Kushner to recuse himself from a wide array of policy areas due to Kushner’s decision to …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
Hardball health care option may cost Trump and taxpayers
Counting down to a budget deadline, the White House has toyed with a hardball health care tactic to force Democrats to yield on President Donald Trump’s priorities.
Tue., April 25, 2017, 1 p.m.
Trump touts executive orders he once lambasted
President Donald Trump will mark the end of his first 100 days in office with a flurry of executive orders, looking to fulfill campaign promises and rack up victories quickly …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Official estimate could upend Trump tax plan before release
A new congressional estimate could upend President Donald Trump’s tax plan even before he releases it.
Tue., April 25, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Committee rejects Breitbart application for congressional press credentials
Breitbart News Network, a conservative media organization once headed by Stephen K. Bannon, a top adviser to President Donald Trump, isn’t qualified to hold a congressional press pass.
Tue., April 25, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
Trump condemns Holocaust deniers
Pledging to confront anti-Semitism in all its forms and to “never be silent,” President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced as accomplices to “horrible evil” anyone who denies that 6 million …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
German crowd boos Ivanka Trump for calling her father a ‘champion’ for families
A German crowd booed Ivanka Trump on Tuesday after she called her father a “a tremendous champion of supporting families.”
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 9:40 p.m.
Seattle mayor’s lawyers seek sanctions in sex abuse suit
An incident in which Seattle police responded to Mayor Ed Murray’s home last year is the latest point of contention in a lawsuit brought by a man accusing Murray of …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 9:23 a.m.
Cyberattack on French presidential front-runner bears Russian ‘fingerprints,’ research group says
A security firm claimed Tuesday that a new cyberattack against the campaign offices of the front-runner in France’s presidential race carried similar digital “fingerprints” to the suspected Russian hacking of …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Ivanka Trump vows push for change for women, defends father
Ivanka Trump pledged to push for “incremental, positive change” for women in the U.S. economy and defended her father’s attitudes toward women as she made her first international outing Tuesday …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Ex-Fox News guest: Hannity made ‘uncomfortable’ advances
A former Fox News guest says Sean Hannity made her feel “uncomfortable” by repeatedly asking her to his hotel while on assignment more than a decade ago, and said she …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 11:38 a.m.
Obama tells young leaders that ‘special interests dominate the debates in Washington’
In his first public appearance since leaving the White House in January, President Barack Obama told young leaders here Monday that “special interests dominate the debates in Washington” and that …
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 7:35 p.m.
Macron vs. Le Pen: Opposing styles and visions for France
They could hardly be more different: Pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron is facing anti-immigration, anti-EU Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential runoff May 7.
Mon., April 24, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Idaho’s anti-dairy spying lawsuit attracts supporters
A dozen groups representing food safety supporters, free speech advocates and labor unions are helping fight the Idaho law banning secret filming of animal abuse at agricultural facilities.
Mon., April 24, 2017, 10:51 a.m.
Special session begins at the Washington Capitol
The Washington Legislature has started a 30-day special session to address the still unresolved two-year state budget that must comply with a state Supreme Court order on education funding.
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
Trump backs away from demand for border wall money
Partisan disputes over health care and President Donald Trump’s border wall threw must-pass spending legislation into jeopardy Monday days ahead of a government shutdown deadline.
Mon., April 24, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
State Department names former Fox News anchor as spokeswoman
The State Department says former Fox News Channel anchor Heather Nauert will be the agency’s new spokeswoman.
Mon., April 24, 2017, 7:48 a.m.
Trump calls U.S. astronaut who broke record for time in space
President Donald Trump made a very long distance phone call to the International Space Station, to congratulate its commander on breaking the record for the most time spent in space …
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Data shows that McMorris Rodgers’ district is growing more conservative
More red, still white, less blue. That’s what the numbers say, but probably not what a woman at a recent small-group gathering with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was hinting at.
Fri., April 21, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
Iran bars former leader Ahmadinejad from running for president
When Mahmoud Ahmadinejad put his hat into Iran’s presidential ring a couple of weeks ago, onlookers literally gasped.
Fri., April 21, 2017, 11:06 a.m.
Justice Dept threatens sanctuary cities in immigration fight
The Trump administration intensified its effort to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities, sending letters Friday to nine jurisdictions threatening to withhold …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 10:56 a.m.
Campaigning across America, Bernie Sanders keeps an eye on France
On Monday, after he boarded the plane that would take him and Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez on a cross-country tour, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., asked if the traveling …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
Obama to hold first public event since leaving office, in Chicago on Monday
Former President Barack Obama will return to Chicago on Monday to speak to young people at the University of Chicago, in what will be his first public event since leaving …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 9:52 a.m.
U.S. Supreme Court won’t intervene in special election
The ballot for Montana’s special congressional election is set after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by three minor party and independent candidates who want to run in next …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 8:46 a.m.
Trump says Paris attack will influence France’s election
President Donald Trump is taking the unusual step of weighing in publicly ahead of a foreign presidential election, predicting that the latest attack in Paris will have a “big effect” …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 5 a.m.
The senior Bernie Sanders backs party youth to remake Democrats
Bernie Sanders, who attracted millions of college-aged and young adults to his presidential campaign last year, is following through on a promise he made when he left the race: to …
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Town hall moves forward without U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers
It didn’t seem to matter that U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers didn’t show up to a town hall meeting held in her honor Thursday night at the Moran Prairie Library. …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Topsy-turvy French election still has surprises in store
A French presidential campaign that’s been filled with unprecedented twists and turns still has surprises in store heading into Sunday’s first-round vote.