Stories tagged: politics
Fri., July 21, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Former Trump adviser Flynn consulting again, says brother
Embattled former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has opened a new consulting firm called Resilient Patriot, LLC that is advising private equity firms, according to one of his brothers, who …
Fri., July 21, 2017, 12:53 p.m.
Montana cuts to its firefighting fund loom as blazes spread across state
Montana’s $60 million wildfire reserve fund could be halved by budget cuts next month at the peak of what state officials say is emerging to be a very active and …
Fri., July 21, 2017, 12:24 p.m.
Interior: No changes needed to Colorado national monument
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he is removing Colorado’s Canyons of the Ancients from a list of national monuments being reviewed nationwide.
Fri., July 21, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
Budget failure leaves Washington forests in jeopardy, DNR says
The Legislature’s failure to pass a capital budget means the state Department of Natural Resources is short of money to deal with unhealthy forests, the agency director said Friday.
UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 4:35 p.m.
Spicer abruptly resigns: Big shake-up for Trump press shop
White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday over President Donald Trump’s decision to tap a camera-ready financier to lead the beleaguered White House communications team. The departing spokesman …
Fri., July 21, 2017, 8:19 a.m.
Anthony Scaramucci under consideration for top White House communications job
New York financier Anthony Scaramucci is under consideration to join the Trump administration as communications director.
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 4:08 p.m.
GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote; it’s an uphill climb
Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill. Their uphill drive was further complicated by the ailing GOP Sen. John McCain’s …
Thu., July 20, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Layoffs begin at Carrier plant that drew Trump’s criticism
More than 300 Carrier Corp. workers are working their final day at the company’s Indianapolis factory as part of an outsourcing of jobs to Mexico that drew criticism last year …
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
Attorney General Sessions has no plans to resign despite Trump rebuke
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he has no immediate plans to resign a day after President Donald Trump excoriated the nation’s top prosecutor for recusing himself from the probe of …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
Postal Service broke law in pushing time off for workers to campaign for Clinton, investigation finds
The U.S. Postal Service engaged in “systemic” violations of federal law by pressuring managers to approve letter carriers taking time off last fall to campaign for Hillary Clinton and other …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 7:11 p.m.
Trump says he wants voter fraud commission to have open mind
President Donald Trump on Wednesday questioned the motives of states that have refused to comply with his voter fraud commission’s request for extensive personal voter information, suggesting they have something …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 8:31 a.m.
Venezuela protesters block streets as general strike looms
Protesters have set up spontaneous roadblocks across Venezuela’s capital a day before a general strike planned by opponents of government plans to rewrite the constitution.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 7:25 a.m.
House GOP to stick with partisan strategy on taxes
Republicans’ partisan push to overhaul the health care system failed in the Senate, but House GOP lawmakers say they plan to stick to that approach in rewriting the tax code.
Tue., July 18, 2017, 3:17 p.m.
Hastert faces sex-offender treatment with prison release
Disgraced former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert is far from putting his child-sex-abuse scandal behind him after being released from federal prison in Minnesota where he served a little over …
Tue., July 18, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
House budget blueprint boosts military, cuts food stamps
House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a budget that proposes trillions of dollars in cuts to the social safety net and other domestic programs while sharply boosting military spending, a blueprint …
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 4:35 p.m.
Montana governor downplays presidential aspirations
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock downplayed his national political ambitions Tuesday even as he set up a committee that would fund travel for political appearances across the country.
Tue., July 18, 2017, 2:01 p.m.
Finally, a poll Trump will like: Clinton even more unpopular
For a president with historically low poll numbers, Donald Trump can at least find solace in this: Hillary Clinton is doing worse.
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 9:12 p.m.
Wife of senator on military duty set to fill in for him
Republican Sen. John Braun’s wife will be sworn in as a temporary senator to fill in for him while he’s on military training for the U.S. Navy Reserve.
Tue., July 18, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
Supreme Court urged to reject Trump request to tighten travel ban
Opponents of President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and visitors from six mostly Muslim countries are urging the Supreme Court to leave in place a federal judge’s order that would …
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 6:35 p.m.
Collapse of Obamacare repeal campaign ups pressure on Republicans to work with Democrats
Congressional Republicans, their campaign to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in shambles, face mounting pressure to work with Democrats to make fixes to the 2010 health care law …
Tue., July 18, 2017, 11:07 a.m.
Eighth person at Trump Jr.-Russia meeting was California businessman born in former Soviet Union, report says
Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer to obtain derogatory information about Hillary Clinton in June 2016 was attended by a California businessman born in the former Soviet republic …
Tue., July 18, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Article called for John McCain to ‘just die already.’ A GOP official responded: ‘Amen.’
A member of the Republican National Committee in Nevada apologized after retweeting an article that begged for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., to die.
Tue., July 18, 2017, 7:01 a.m.
Trump suggests Republicans will let ACA market collapse, then rewrite health law
President Trump predicted Tuesday morning that Republicans may wait for the federal insurance market to collapse and then work to broker a deal to rewrite the nation’s landmark health-care law.
Mon., July 17, 2017, 4:33 p.m.
Trump wants new NAFTA deal to cut trade deficit with Mexico
President Donald Trump vowed Monday to boost U.S. manufacturing by cutting the $64 billion trade deficit with Mexico as he showcased products made in all 50 states – everything from …
Mon., July 17, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
Americans feel good about the economy, not so good about Trump
Almost six months into Donald Trump’s presidency, Americans are feeling fairly optimistic about their jobs, the strength of the U.S. economy, and their own fortunes. That should be welcome news …
UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Investigator found in 1984 Seattle mayor abused foster son
Three decades before Ed Murray was elected Seattle’s mayor, an Oregon child-welfare investigator found that he had sexually abused his foster son, prompting state officials to conclude that “under no …
Sun., July 16, 2017
Kathleen Parker: Trump bumps up interest in politics
He has unified a divided nation. He has brought Republicans and Democrats together as only just wars can.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
Confidant of Pope Francis condemns U.S. religious right
A close confidant of Pope Francis, writing Thursday in a Vatican-approved magazine, condemned the way some American evangelicals and their Roman Catholic supporters mix religion and politics, saying their worldview …
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
What to know about the Senate’s latest health care bill
Senate Republicans have released a revised health care bill that keeps some taxes on high-income earners and includes more funding to make insurance more affordable in hopes of winning over …
Wed., July 12, 2017, 8 p.m.
Cantwell says Hanford Reach no longer under federal review
Sen. Maria Cantwell says the Hanford Reach National Monument in eastern Washington is no longer under review for possible changes to the protections created for the natural landmark.