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UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 8:08 p.m.

State could require tax returns from presidential candidates

A state House committee passes a bill requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns in order to be on Washington ballots next year.


Avenatti to attend event frequented by presidential hopefuls

Michael Avenatti, who has gained national attention as the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, is scheduled to speak at an Iowa Democratic fundraiser that has been a frequent stop …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 8:51 p.m.

Should states make presidential candidates release taxes?

Lawmakers in Massachusetts are considering requiring presidential candidates to disclose their personal finances before appearing on the primary ballot.


Barron H. Lerner: Five myths on presidential health

Past assumptions about the health of presidents and candidates often have been shrouded in myth.


The fall – and rise? – of moderate Republicans

There was a time, not so long ago, when moderates dominated the GOP. Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush sprang from this wing of the …


Froma Harrop: How the West was shunned in primary politics

A “rotating regional primary system” would group states into four regions. Every four years, a different region would kick off the voting.


Trudy Rubin: Syrian mess awaits next president

If the nascent cease-fire collapses, it’s hard to see what Plan B the administration can come up with. The whole Syria mess seems likely to land front and center on …


Gary Crooks: A call-out for more commentary from community

In the brave new world of Opinion, we need more input from you.


Ann McFeatters: Gifts for the-no-so Magi candidates

Good cheer for everyone but the bigot.


Budget-busting childcare costs debated on US campaign trail

WASHINGTON – It’s not just going to be about employment, wages, and income inequality. U.S. presidential candidates are also delving into the topic of budget-busting childcare costs to win over …


Rand Paul: ‘If you are gay, there are plenty of places that will hire you’

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul, when asked by a college student whether employers ought to be allowed to fire workers because they are gay, said the government should not get …


Spin Control: Cantwell agrees to first debate with Baumgartner

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell will debate her Republican challenger, state Sen. Mike Baumgartner, at least once this fall. The Cantwell campaign announced last week it has agreed to an Oct. …


Spin Control: Nethercutt weighs in on presidential candidates

With presidential candidates making their quadrennial stops in the Inland Northwest ahead of the caucuses, Republican voters might be wondering how to pick among the four remaining candidates. After all, …