Stories tagged: politics
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 8:47 p.m.
MTV VMAs full of emotional, political moments; Lamar wins 6
Kendrick Lamar was the king of the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, winning six awards on a night full of emotional performances, political moments and a new, eye-popping Taylor Swift …
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017
Spin Control: Eyman’s suit falls flat
While much of the Northwest was trying on eclipse glasses and peeking carefully at the sun Monday morning, initiative entrepreneur Tim Eyman was trying to convince a judge that voters …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 5:57 p.m.
Analysis: Flight of ex-Thai prime minister boosts junta rule
As a prominent opponent of Thailand’s ruling junta, ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra would have been a thorn in the government’s side no matter how the country’s top court ruled …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 2:44 p.m.
Religious leaders plan rally as moral rebuke to Trump’s presidency
The Rev. Al Sharpton organized more than 1,000 religious leaders from multiple faiths to rally Monday in Washington, D.C., saying he hopes to show that opposition to President Trump is …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 7:20 p.m.
RNC votes to condemn white supremacists; avoids criticism of Trump
The Republican National Committee walked the tightrope Friday in carefully but resolutely denouncing white supremacist groups without criticizing President Donald Trump, who waffled in his own statements in the wake …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
Montana congressman Gianforte booked after assault conviction
Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte has been photographed and fingerprinted after pleading guilty to assaulting a reporter on the eve of the special election that put him in office.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Yellen defends banking overhaul passed after 2008 crisis
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday defended the web of regulations the Fed helped enact after the 2008 financial crisis, saying it helped restore the banking system’s health and …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 5 a.m.
Spokane County GOP launches ad campaign pushing equality for women
A $12,000 contribution-supported ad campaign airing on local broadcast and cable channels argues the Republican Party is pushing equality and the issues most important to women.
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Thai court to issue arrest warrant after ex-PM doesn’t show
Thailand’s Supreme Court said it will issue an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra after she failed to show Friday for a contentious trial verdict in which she …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 1:55 p.m.
Rabbis protest Trump by dropping holiday conference call
American rabbis critical of President Donald Trump will not try to organize a conference call with him for the Jewish High Holy Days in protest of his response to a …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
Trio takes aim at Oregon’s suicide-prevention gun law
Three Republican politicians hope to overturn a new Oregon law that makes it easier to take guns away from people considered at risk of suicide.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 2:09 p.m.
U.S. to limit visas from 4 nations that won’t take deportees
The Trump administration is poised to impose visa restrictions on four Asian and African nations refusing to take back their citizens who’ve been deported from the United States, officials said …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 2:01 p.m.
Trump attacks Republican leaders over debt ceiling
President Donald Trump lashed out on Thursday at Republican leaders in Congress, inflaming tensions that could further threaten his legislative priorities.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Angolan election commission says ruling party has big lead
Angola’s ruling party has a large lead over the main opposition with votes from nearly two-thirds of polling stations counted, the election commission said Thursday, opening the way for Defense …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Trump-McConnell feud threatens Republican agenda
President Donald Trump can’t enact his agenda without Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell may not have a majority to lead without Trump’s help. It’s simple, and still so complicated.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 4:31 p.m.
Texas voter ID law again thrown out by judge
A federal judge Wednesday again threw out Texas’ voter ID requirements that she previously compared to a “poll tax” on minorities, dealing another court setback to state Republican leaders over …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 7:51 p.m.
Within 24 hours, a pair of wildly different Trump speeches
Within a 24-hour span, President Donald Trump delivered one speech in which he tore into the media and members of his own party, and a second in which he called …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
Trump preaches unity to vets after fiery political speech
A day after a searing speech tearing into the media and members of his own political party, President Donald Trump returned to calls for unity and love as he spoke …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Angola votes for 1st new president in nearly 4 decades
Angolans voted Wednesday in an election in which the defense minister is the front-runner to succeed President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who will step down after 38 years in power …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 10:02 a.m.
Valerie Plame Wilson wants to buy Twitter to kick Trump off
Former undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson is looking to crowdfund enough money to buy Twitter so President Donald Trump can’t use it.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017
Eclipse briefly overshadows divisions
Let’s hope there will be more occasions where people set aside their politics and come together for shared experiences.
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 2:02 p.m.
White House renews request for privacy for Trump’s young son
The White House on Tuesday renewed its request to the news media for privacy for President Donald Trump’s young son, Barron, after a conservative news and opinion website criticized the …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
Trump blames media for condemnation of comments on Virginia
Fresh off a speech on Afghanistan that moved him in a different direction than many of his core voters, President Donald Trump is highlighting his pledge to combat illegal immigration …
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 12:26 p.m.
L.A. sues Trump administration over threats to withhold funds for ‘sanctuary’ cities
The city of Los Angeles announced Tuesday that it is suing President Donald Trump’s Department of Justice, claiming that new conditions requiring police to cooperate with immigration enforcement officials to …
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 11:32 a.m.
House Speaker Paul Ryan visits Idaho to fundraise for GOP
House Speaker Paul Ryan made his first official visit to Idaho as sitting speaker.
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 7:25 a.m.
Senate committee to hear from founder of firm tied to Trump dossier
The co-founder of a Washington opposition research firm that produced a dossier of salacious allegations involving President Donald Trump is set to speak behind closed doors to congressional investigators.
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
Secret Service says it will run out of money Sept. 30 to protect president and his family
The Secret Service said Monday that it has enough money to cover the cost of protecting President Donald Trump and his family through the end of September, but after that …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 9:02 p.m.
Trump returns to Arizona – and a chaotic political landscape
As Trump returns to Arizona on Tuesday in need of another big moment, he will find a place where his agenda and unconventional leadership style have consumed the political landscape …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:26 p.m.
Judge orders Montana congressman Gianforte photographed, fingerprinted
Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte has lost his bid to avoid being booked, photographed and fingerprinted for assaulting a reporter the day before he was elected in May.
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
McConnell says ‘zero chance’ Congress will fail to raise debt ceiling
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Monday that there was “zero chance, no chance” Congress would fail to raise the debt ceiling by late September, though he offered no …