Stories tagged: politics
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 1:29 p.m.
Washington lawmakers heading into overtime
Unable to agree to negotiate, much less reach, a state budget deal during their regularly scheduled legislative session, Washington lawmakers are likely to start an overtime special session on Monday.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
U.S. Supreme Court asked to intervene in Montana special election
Three minor party and independent candidates who want to run in Montana’s special congressional election are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene.
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
Trump mulls military options for North Korea. They’re all grim.
Three weeks before becoming president, Donald Trump weighed in on the threat of North Korea developing a nuclear warhead capable of reaching the U.S.: “It won’t happen,” he vowed on …
Wed., April 19, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
Tillerson declares the Iran nuclear deal a failure
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared the Iran nuclear deal a failure on Wednesday but left open the possibility the Trump administration will uphold it nonetheless.
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
For Trump, familiar judge gets case of deported Mexican
A case involving a man who was deported to Mexico despite having permission to be in the U.S. under a program that shields young immigrants has landed in the courtroom …
Wed., April 19, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
Back to the ballot box: UK lawmakers approve June 8 election
British voters will be heading to polling stations for the third time since 2015, after lawmakers overwhelmingly backed Prime Minister Theresa May’s call for a snap election on June 8.
Wed., April 19, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
French candidates boost security ahead of tense vote
A feel-good Paris concert, a meeting with Muslim leaders and a blowout rally in Marseille – France’s presidential candidates are blanketing the country Wednesday with campaign events to try to …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
No peeking: You can’t see Washington lawmakers records because of this law
When rejecting requests for everything from lawmakers’ daily calendars to emails to disciplinary reports, legislative attorneys routinely cite language quietly added more than two decades ago to Washington’s public records …
Wed., April 19, 2017, 11:05 a.m.
Lawmakers urge Idaho Supreme Court to reconsider veto ruling
group of 30 lawmakers, including some legislative leaders, are urging the Idaho Supreme Court to overturn a nearly 40-year-old ruling on when the governor can veto a bill.
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 9:08 a.m.
Bill O’Reilly is officially out at Fox News
Fox News on Wednesday ended its association with Bill O’Reilly, the combative TV host and commentator who has ruled cable-news ratings for nearly two decades and was the signature figure …
Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
Urban planner Cary Moon enters Seattle mayor’s race
Urban planner Cary Moon, a founder of the People’s Waterfront Coalition and an opponent of the Highway 99 tunnel under downtown Seattle, declared her candidacy Wednesday for mayor.
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 …