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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 2:07 p.m.

Stabbing of candidate shakes Brazil’s presidential race

The stabbing of a leading Brazilian presidential candidate jolted an already wildly unpredictable campaign to lead Latin America’s largest nation, with doctors saying Friday that Jair Bolsonaro will be hospitalized …


Trump Jr., donor have longtime undisclosed ties

Donald Trump Jr. has a previously undisclosed business relationship with a longtime hunting buddy who helped raise millions of dollars for his father’s 2016 presidential campaign and has had special …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 11:28 p.m.

Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Truman’s comeback, Nov. 4, 1948


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 4:31 p.m.

Facebook: Accounts from Russia bought ads during U.S. campaign

Facebook says it has identified nearly 500 fake accounts, probably run from Russia, that it says spent about $100,000 on ads that amplified politically divisive issues during the 2016 U.S. …


LeBron James campaigns with Clinton in Ohio

Hillary Clinton is pulling out the big guns for her final swing through the crucial battleground state of Ohio. Or at least the very, very tall ones.


Kathleen Parker: Either way, the nation will survive

Thanks to the brilliance of our tripartite government, nobody gets to be dictator. And despite what nearly everyone seems to believe, our “broken government” works pretty well most of the …


A generation of GOP stars stands diminished: ‘Everything Trump touches dies’

Donald Trump’s turbulent campaign, on display here at Sunday night’s second presidential debate with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, has damaged far more than his own White House prospects. It threatens …


Laura Templeman: Disrespect for facts an unforeseen hurdle

This Gingrichian awakening helps me understand the real division between people in disagreement: Facts versus Feelings


Diana Sroka Rickert: Clinton’s campaign message is sexist

Choosing a presidential candidate based on his or her gender is like voting for someone because you like the candidate’s hair color. It has nothing to do with a person’s …


Dana Milbank: If Trump loses, will he incite enraged followers to violence?

Americans take for granted peaceful transfers of power. But if the losing side declares the government illegitimate and talks of bloodbaths, something else could occur.


Froma Harrop: Crazy? No, Donald Trump fulfills years of political decline.

It wasn’t Donald Trump, it was the Grand Old Party itself that dug the dark hole into which the Republican campaign has fallen.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Election will be moment of truth

In the end, it wasn’t even close. After a GOP gathering in Cleveland that had all the incandescent joy of a biblical plague, the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia was as …


Trump’s xenophobia makes white hearts race. Clinton’s nanny state? Not so much.

The Clinton campaign’s premise is that we’re doing OK but we can do better. There are holes to patch in the nanny-state safety net. She’s the one to do it. …


In this election, lots of things get said; no one’s opinion gets changed

Americans seem doggedly focused lately on things that matter. Black lives matter. Blue lives matter. All lives matter.


Trudy Rubin: The dangerous Trump doctrine

Donald Trump’s scary, contradiction-riddled ideas about foreign policy show he has no grasp of what he talking about and no desire to learn.


Clinton in search of larger message

The convention the Republicans just wrapped up in Cleveland, with its back-stabbing rivals, missing dignitaries and borrowed phrases from another speech, may not be a tough act to follow, but …


Analysis: Why the GOP convention was a missed opportunity

Republicans emerge from their 2016 convention into a long general election campaign against Hillary Clinton and the Democrats with as many challenges and problems as they had going in.


Mike Pence’s unflappability could help Donald Trump stay cool

As a conservative talk-radio host in the 1990s, Mike Pence described himself as “Rush Limbaugh on decaf.”


Trump: France attack delays VP decision

Donald Trump is planning to announce that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is his choice for his vice presidential running mate, according to a Republican with direct knowledge of the decision.


Authorities: Man at Vegas rally said he wanted to kill Donald Trump

A federal officer says a man arrested at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas told authorities he tried to grab an officer’s gun so he could kill the candidate.


Beyond California, Sanders signaling post-primary future

With the primary season near its end, a defiant Bernie Sanders declared Saturday that the Democratic presidential process should not be decided by party leaders and elected officials, predicting a …


Donald Trump reaches the magic number to clinch nomination

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president Thursday, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and set …


Donald Trump to hold rally in Spokane Saturday

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s Washington state campaign team says he will visit Spokane on Saturday.


A Sanders win in Washington would send a message to Democratic Party, Seattle progressives say

As Washington prepares for its Democratic caucuses on Saturday, Seattle’s activists are seizing an opportunity to send a message to a national party they believe has grown too cozy with …


Paul Ryan’s call to elevate political rhetoric aimed at Trump

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan’s call in a speech on Wednesday for elevating the political debate to inspire and unite Republicans carried a huge, unspoken subtext: Donald Trump.


Judge asks US to defend secrecy of Trump associate’s history

A federal judge has asked the Obama administration to shield from public disclosure court records related to the once-secret criminal history of a former Donald Trump business partner.


Hillary Clinton faces challenge: Black voters in Rust Belt

This month has brought a new challenge for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign: Black voters in Rust Belt states aren’t as solidly behind her as they’ve been in the South.


Analysis: How far could Donald Trump legally go to take on his protesters?

Donald Trump can insult hecklers at his rallies, tell ‘em to “go home to mommy” and even suggest they should have been roughed up. But the increasingly heated, intense protests …


Michael Bloomberg says he’s not running for president

Billionaire media mogul and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg says he’s decided against mounting a third-party bid for the White House.


Washington voters have complex route to choosing presidential candidates

Washington has a complicated and sometimes confusing system for nominating a president that differs between the two parties.