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Obama re-election now constitutional

OLYMPIA – Forget what the news media told you six weeks ago: Barack Obama was elected to his second term as president Monday. His election was finalized through a process …


Suspense to the end, Obama, Romney yield to voters

WASHINGTON — Two fierce competitors who’ve given their all, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney now yield center stage to voters today for an Election Day choice that will …


Idaho, Washington not election harbingers

There was a time in the mid-20th century when, as Washington and Idaho went in presidential elections, so went the country. But voters in the two states have been imperfect …


Ryan, Biden interrupt one another

DANVILLE, Ky. — At odds early and often, Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan squabbled over the economy, taxes, Medicare and more Thursday night in a contentious, interruption-filled debate. “That …


Spin Control: Once-in-a-lifetime vote is a quadrennial event

If you haven’t heard this yet, you will soon. A politician will proclaim this the Most Important Election in your lifetime. Or in a generation. Or since World War II. …


Romney to be on fall ballot

OLYMPIA – Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will be on Washington’s presidential ballot this fall because the Republican Party meets the rules for being a major party in the state, …


Libertarian candidate sees route to White House

Jim Gray has a strategy that results in neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney occupying the White House next year. It goes like this:


Campaign: Mubarak’s ex-pm won president vote

CAIRO — A campaign spokesman for Hosni Mubarak’s ex-prime minister says Ahmed Shafiq has won the Egyptian presidential election, countering the Muslim Brotherhood’s claims that its candidate was the winner.


Obama to Russia: More flexibility after elections

SEOUL, South Korea — President Barack Obama told Russia’s leader today that he would have more flexibility after the November election to deal with the contentious issue of missile defense, …


GOP wave to bring Gingrich

The latest GOP presidential candidate to book an event in Spokane arguably has had the most impact on local and state politics: Newt Gingrich. The former Georgia congressman has a …


GOP hopefuls organize in Washington state

SEATTLE – With the Republican Party’s seesaw presidential contest showing few signs of ending soon, Washington’s upcoming caucuses may be shaping up as a coveted prize. At least three of …


Republicans starting to pile on Romney

With eyes on Mitt Romney, his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination prepared for what could be one of their last chances to level a devastating blow to the former …


Christie said to have decided against presidency

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has decided not to run for president, sources close to the governor said Tuesday, refusing to bow to pressure from GOP donors, fans and luminaries …


Poll: GOP voters feeling better about prez choices

Republicans party elders are still grousing about the GOP choices for president — but the voters who will choose the nominee are growing more satisfied with the possibilities with Texas …