Stories tagged: politics
Thu., May 4, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Education, late deciders drove problems with 2016’s polls
Voters in key swing states who settled on a candidate just before Election Day, along with polls that surveyed too few voters without a college degree, were among the culprits …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 6:28 p.m.
Senate OKs bill to fund government through September
The Senate voted on Thursday to approve a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund government through September, preventing the risk of a government shutdown.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
Trump trips to Mar-a-Lago cost at least $1.2 million for air travel
New documents released by a conservative group show two of President Donald Trump’s recent weekend trips cost taxpayers more than $1.2 million.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Armored car hits crowd as Venezuela riots leave 300 injured
A Venezuelan national guard armored vehicle careened into a crowd of anti-government demonstrators in Caracas on a day of furious protests that left more than 300 people injured.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
Czech president ‘accepts’ PM’s unoffered resignation
It’s no secret that Czech President Milos Zeman is not a fan of Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka. But what happened on Thursday surpassed anything that had happened between them in …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 5:47 p.m.
Trump limits IRS action over church political activity
Declaring he was giving churches their “voices back,” President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday aimed at easing an IRS rule limiting political activity for religious organizations – a …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
House Republicans narrowly pass controversial bill to revise Affordable Care Act
The Republican health care bill leapt over a procedural hurdle and headed toward a showdown vote on final House passage Thursday. Leaders predicted they’d deliver a victory for President Donald …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
Analysis: GOP’s health-care rush is hypocrisy and recklessness
House Republicans will vote on their health care bill Thursday, after months of stops and starts and some late changes to secure enough votes.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
Barack Obama endorses Emmanuel Macron for French president
Barack Obama is weighing into France’s presidential election, in support of Emmanuel Macron.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
Drone will assess leaks on roof of Washington Capitol
A drone will be deployed at the state Capitol within the next few weeks to determine what has led to a series of leaks from the building’s roof.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Le Pen and Macron come out swinging in high-stakes TV debate
In a heated, high-pressure primetime TV debate, French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron warned of “civil war” if his far-right opponent Marine Le Pen is elected, saying Wednesday that her hard-line …
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:04 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: McMorris Rodgers walking back on promise to protect people with pre-existing conditions
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the beleaguered House leadership are squeezing lemons to pass a bill that would apparently allow insurers to do exactly what her previous legislation would …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
Venezuela’s Maduro starts constitution rewrite amid protests
Thousands of protesters were met with plumes of tear gas in Venezuela’s capital Wednesday, just miles from where President Nicolas Maduro delivered a decree kicking off a process to rewrite …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
Trump asks Congress to extend school choice programs
President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked Congress to work with him on extending school choice programs nationwide to benefit millions of students, including low-income African-American and Hispanic children.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
House passes $1.1 trillion government spending bill, sends to Senate
The House easily passed a $1.1 trillion governmentwide spending bill on Wednesday, awarding wins to both Democrats and Republicans while putting off until later this year fights over President Donald …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
Stark French choice: Fiery Le Pen or novice Macron
France’s presidential candidates could hardly be more different: Pro-European progressive Emmanuel Macron is facing far-right, anti-immigration Marine Le Pen in their only direct debate Wednesday ahead of Sunday’s runoff election. …
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
FBI chief says he had to tell Congress of Clinton email news
Under fire from Democrats, FBI Director James Comey insisted during repeated questions Wednesday he was consistent in disclosing information about an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails before Election Day while …
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 10:29 p.m.
House to vote on health care bill Thursday
The House will vote Thursday on GOP legislation to repeal and replace Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
Tue., May 2, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Rob Quist, Montana Democrat in U.S. House bid, underreports income
The Democratic candidate for Montana’s sole U.S. House seat, a cowboy poet and musician running for public office for the first time, underreported $57,000 in income when he filed federally …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 3:58 p.m.
Heritage, key Trump White House ally, overthrows leader
The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, has ousted its leader after a power struggle.
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
Clinton blames misogyny, FBI, Russia, herself for 2016 loss
Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that she’s taking responsibility for her 2016 election loss but believes misogyny, Russian interference and questionable decisions by the FBI also influenced the outcome.
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 9:08 p.m.
FBI chief’s testimony on Trump-Russia investigation unlikely to reveal full picture
Don’t expect FBI Director James Comey to reveal much about the bureau’s months-long investigation of potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia when he speaks publicly before members of …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Trump, Putin signal new effort to cooperate on Syria
President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled the prospect of increased cooperation in Syria Tuesday, in what the White House called a “very good” phone discussion that included …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Analysis: Why CNN can – and did – refuse to air Trump’s new ad targeting ‘fake news’
In a self-congratulatory ad marking his first 100 days in office, President Donald Trump labels major television networks “fake news.” So CNN is refusing to sell the president airtime to …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 11:06 a.m.
King County voters to decide arts sales tax in August
King County voters will decide in August whether to raise the county sales tax to pay for arts, culture and science programs.
Tue., May 2, 2017, 11:03 a.m.
Gun bill intended to prevent suicides moves forward in Oregon
People considered at risk of suicide could have their guns taken away under a bill approved by the Oregon Senate.
Tue., May 2, 2017, 9:48 a.m.
Putin hopeful about phone call with Trump, says U.S. has role in Syrian peace deal
Saying that lasting peace in Syria is impossible without the participation of the United States, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed hope Tuesday – ahead of a telephone conversation with President …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 7:43 a.m.
Violence leads to arrests in May Day marches in Northwest
May Day protests turned violent in the Pacific Northwest as demonstrators in Portland, Oregon, threw smoke bombs and Molotov cocktails at police while elsewhere thousands of people peacefully marched against …
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 9:10 a.m.
Putin denies interfering in U.S., Europe elections
President Vladimir Putin has denied that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Congressional spending compromise includes protection for Washington’s marijuana industry
Congress is scheduled to vote on a $1 trillion spending package this week that will keep in place a restriction on the Justice Department from using its share to go …