Stories tagged: presidential race
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 9:27 p.m.
Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run
Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 1:56 p.m.
Mexico’s presidential front-runner a wildcard for U.S. ties
Mexico’s leftist presidential front-runner is combative and unbending, and his personality-based campaign proclaiming honesty and fiery nationalism could set up a unique and combustible relationship with his northern counterpart should …
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
Putin vows to modernize Russia, challengers prepare for race
President Vladimir Putin presented his vision for modernizing Russia on Saturday, while some of his challengers in next March’s presidential vote were formally nominated for the race.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Iran: Rouhani leads initial count; over 70 percent turnout
Iran’s incumbent President Hassan Rouhani has a commanding 58 percent lead over his rivals in an initial and partial count of votes in the election, according to official figures announced …
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
AP Exclusive: Hundreds of Texans may have voted improperly
Texas election officials have acknowledged that hundreds of people were allowed to bypass the state’s toughest-in-the-nation voter ID law and improperly cast ballots in the November presidential election by signing …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 9:17 p.m.
Trump, backers ask courts to halt 3 state recounts
President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters went to court Friday to prevent or halt election recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, less than two weeks before the states would have …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 5:54 p.m.
Wisconsin election recount begins; Michigan’s is challenged
The tedious task of recounting Wisconsin’s nearly 3 million votes for president began Thursday with scores of hastily hired temporary workers flipping through stacks of ballots as observers watched their …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 10:18 p.m.
One-third of Washington state voters have cast ballots
With four days to go before the 2016 general election, about one third of Washington voters have already cast their ballots.
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 5 a.m.
Washington governor’s debate will follow Monday’s presidential debate
Incumbent Gov. Jay Inslee and Republican challenger Bill Bryant will debate immediately following Monday’s presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Fri., May 6, 2016, 5:01 p.m.
Spokane prepares for Donald Trump
When Donald Trump arrives in Spokane on Saturday, presumably by landing at the airport aboard the Boeing-built 757 jet he calls Trump Force One, the city will be ready for …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 1:23 p.m.
House Speaker Paul Ryan refuses to back Donald Trump
House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to support Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president.
Thu., March 24, 2016, 10:50 a.m.
Trump says terror attacks show ‘hellhole’ comments were correct
Donald Trump said Islamic State’s terrorist attacks on Brussels that killed more than 30 people show he was right to call the city a “hellhole.”
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 2:15 p.m.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ends 2016 White House bid
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to drop out of the 2016 race for the White House after finishing sixth in the New Hampshire primary.
Mon., Dec. 21, 2015, 7:28 a.m.
Republican Lindsey Graham drops out of presidential race
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.
Mon., April 13, 2015, 9:15 a.m.
Rubio tells donors he is running for White House
Sen. Marco Rubio on Monday took on Hillary Rodham Clinton in his first words as a presidential candidate, telling top donors he is running for the Republican nomination because the …
Sun., Nov. 4, 2012
Spin Control: Santa Claus has a platform, and it’s kids
The voice on the other end of the phone was deep and mellifluous. “Jim, it’s Santa Claus.” Being a reporter of many years, that did not throw me, because I …
Sat., Nov. 3, 2012
Write-in hopefuls eye White House
Voters who don’t like Barack Obama or Mitt Romney have other choices, and not just the four other candidates on Idaho’s presidential ballot or the six others on Washington’s. They …
Mon., Sept. 10, 2012, 6:38 a.m.
GOP VP candidate Ryan raising funds in Seattle
SEATTLE — Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will be in the Seattle area today as part of a fundraising swing through the Northwest.
Thu., Sept. 6, 2012, 9:20 a.m.
Obama ready to sketch path forward for nation
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Barack Obama goes before the Democratic National Convention and the nation today for a capstone speech designed not just to persuade undecided voters to swing his …
Wed., Sept. 5, 2012, 8:01 a.m.
Dems seek luster for Obama from Bill Clinton
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bill Clinton offered some of his luster to the Democratic National Convention with a prime-time address today even as an uncertain weather forecast forced President Barack Obama …
Wed., Aug. 29, 2012, 9:18 a.m.
Republican convention is in full-throated roar
TAMPA, Fla. — With the Republican National Convention at last in full-throated roar, nominee Mitt Romney and his team reached out today to connect with critical voting groups — veterans, …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2012, 7:56 a.m.
Ann Romney, Christie on deck at GOP convention
TAMPA, Fla. — Republicans eagerly looked to showcase Mitt Romney as a man who understands everyday Americans and a leader who can fix the economy, with GOP National Convention speeches …
Thu., Aug. 23, 2012, 10:23 a.m.
Romney to be on Washington ballot, judge rules
OLYMPIA — A judge rejected an effort to keep Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan off Washington’s general election ballot.
Sun., Aug. 19, 2012
Spin Control: Libertarian Party says GOP shouldn’t be on fall ballot
OLYMPIA – A political party wants to keep Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan off Washington’s Nov. 6 general election ballot. And it’s not the Democratic Party. The Libertarian Party of …
Mon., July 30, 2012, 8:17 a.m.
Romney comments at fundraiser outrage Palestinians
JERUSALEM — Mitt Romney told Jewish donors today that their culture is part of what has allowed them to be more economically successful than the Palestinians, outraging Palestinian leaders who …
Fri., July 20, 2012
President to attend Seattle fundraisers
President Barack Obama is scheduled to stop in Seattle next week, the third time in seven months he will visit the state’s largest city to raise money. His re-election campaign …
Wed., July 11, 2012, 1:06 p.m.
Romney faces NAACP, booed for hitting ’Obamacare’
HOUSTON — Unflinching before the NAACP, Mitt Romney declared today he’d do more for African-Americans than Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president. He drew jeers when he lambasted the …
Thu., July 5, 2012, 12:40 p.m.
US accuses China over duties on auto exports
WASHINGTON — The United States launched a trade complaint today against China at the World Trade Organization, accusing Beijing of unfairly imposing duties on more than $3 billion in exports …
Tue., May 22, 2012, 8:22 a.m.
Romney’s playbook on Bain unclear as attacks grow
The core of his presidential candidacy under attack, Mitt Romney has yet to shape a playbook to defend a quarter-century in the business world that created great riches for him …
Thu., May 10, 2012, 4:24 p.m.
Seattle crowds greet Obama during fundraising trip
SEATTLE —President Barack Obama asked supporters to stick with him in this year’s election and “keep moving forward.”