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Brazil presidential hopeful says he can win on $315,000

In an hour-long interview at Bloomberg headquarters in New York, Bolsonaro, the firebrand, former army captain who’s soaring in polls 12 months ahead of Brazil’s presidential election, reels off any …


Spin Control: Study finds possible cases of ballot fraud, but not in the numbers Trump’s looking for

Numbers for fraudulent ballots appear pretty small, the number for “lost” jobs seem a bit large.


A small-town stage for national refugee debate

As images of dead Syrian children flashed across his television this month in Montana, David LeBleu prayed it would finally change minds.


FBI director to testify Monday as House committee starts hearings on Russia

FBI Director James Comey will be back on the hot seat Monday when he testifies to Congress about Russian attempts to disrupt last year’s U.S. presidential election.


In Hollywood, conservatives keeping quiet

For the vast majority of conservatives who work in entertainment, going to set or the office each day has become a game of avoidance and secrecy. The political closet is …


Dow 20,000, your gift for living through Brexit and the election

Between the worst start to a year ever, the violent reversals of last March, then Brexit and the U.S. elections sending stocks into the biggest tailspins since the flash crash, …


Watchdog to probe Comey’s, FBI’s actions before election

In yet another aftershock from the chaotic presidential campaign, the Justice Department inspector general opened an investigation Thursday into department and FBI actions before the election, including whether FBI Director …


Consumer Confidential: Hackers will grow increasingly bold in 2017

The new year begins with two big unanswered questions on the cybercrime front: Did the Russians influence the U.S. presidential election, and how did hackers gain access to 1.5 billion …


Putin says Russia won’t expel diplomats; Trump offers praise

President Vladimir Putin castigated the United States on Friday for trying to punish Russia but said his country will not immediately retaliate and instead will wait for a new U.S. …


Tennis, sailing or spying? US shuts 2 Russian compounds

Two luxury retreats in New York and Maryland where Russian diplomats have gone for decades to play tennis, sail and swim were shut down by the Obama administration Friday in …


Judge to hold hearing on stopping Wisconsin recount

A federal judge is set to consider halting Wisconsin’s presidential recount.


Mainstream relief as leftist candidate wins in Austria

Left-leaning Alexander Van der Bellen and his message of moderation and tolerance prevailed in Austria’s presidential election Sunday, with preliminary results showing him with an unbeatable margin over right-wing rival …


Trump assails recount push, claims millions voted illegally

President-elect Donald Trump claimed without evidence Sunday that “millions” voted illegally in the national election, scoffing at Hillary Clinton’s nearly 2 million edge in the popular vote and returning to …


Froma Harrop: Goodbye, Facebook. You’re Evil.

Froma Harrop has had it with Facebook’s profiteering from alternate-reality bubbles pumped full of cynically fabricated lies and distortions. She’s gone, and she’s looking for a real way to communicate …


Michael Gerson: Democrats suddenly find themselves at a crossroads

The Democratic Party has failed to secure a hold on middle America. It is at a crossroads, between the rebuilding of a potential majority and a worsening of the country’s …


Interest is high, and lines are long, to vote early in Kootenai County

Voters have waited in long lines all week at the Kootenai County elections office to cast early ballots in Tuesday’s presidential election.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: One term accurately sums up Trump

We’ve called him many things. We pundits have overworked our thesauruses and our imaginations to describe Donald Trump. Kathleen Parker called him “the biggest goofball ever to enter the Oval …


Res Huppke: Black voters, Trump is reaching out to you – Hands against the wall

I’m not sure why we didn’t think of Trump’s proposal sooner, though it may have something to do with the fact that there was no correlation between New York City’s …


Kathleen Parker: Is anything still unknown about Clinton and Trump?

It’s here, at last. The showdown we’ve all been waiting for: Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump. For what seems like years now, we’ve been building up to this moment: the …


In Washington governor’s race, Bryant says he won’t vote for Trump

Bill Bryant, GOP candidate for Washington governor, says he won’t vote for Donald Trump after comments about Muslim family of slain soldier.


Kathleen Parker: Try to subdue election disaffection

When it comes to whom they’ll select for their next president, most Americans are stranded in a political no man’s land.


Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood home for rent during GOP convention

Visitors heading to Ohio for the Republican National Convention have the rare opportunity to rent the childhood home of one of the country’s most notorious killers.


Bernie Sanders plans Spokane rally during NW swing

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is bringing his presidential campaign to Spokane on Sunday in advance of the state Democratic caucuses on March 26.


Feds charge Ohio man who tried to rush Trump stage

Federal authorities have charged a man who tried to rush the stage at a Donald Trump rally in Ohio.


Wild, wacky GOP presidential campaign even too crazy for Jerry Springer

Jerry Springer, a man who knows something about out-of-control television, says the raucous Republican campaign is too much even for him.


Trump wins Northern Mariana Islands GOP caucus

Donald Trump has posted a big win in the GOP caucus on the Northern Mariana Islands.


Breitbart reporter involved in Donald Trump incident resigns

The Breitbart News reporter allegedly roughed up last week at a Donald Trump press conference has resigned from the conservative website, saying that she can’t work for an organization that …


Cruz campaign plans North Idaho visit Saturday

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, battling for delegate victories in Super Tuesday voting, plans to visit North Idaho on Saturday, according to his campaign’s state director. Norm Semanko, a Boise attorney …


Spin Control: Future dim for on-again, off-again presidential primaries

Next year’s state presidential primary may be on life support after a meeting last week in which Democrats blocked an effort to move it from late May to sometime in …


Virginia’s Jim Gilmore makes 17 GOP presidential candidates

WASHINGTON - The Republican presidential contest has grown to 17 candidates with Wednesday’s entry of Jim Gilmore.