Stories tagged: Republican Party
Sun., April 9, 2017, 8:12 p.m.
Idaho Republican Party names new executive director
The Idaho Republican Party has hired a new executive director, Lyndel Strong.
Wed., March 15, 2017, midnight
Why the right targets Ryan
They don’t view themselves as people with specific practical goals who are willing to negotiate and perhaps compromise to reach those goals. Instead, they’re heroic revolutionaries, rousing the rabble and …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, midnight
Greg Sargent: Ryan holds out hope for immigrants
Paul Ryan appears to grasp that the core dilemma here is that most undocumented immigrants are more than mere lawbreakers – that stepping up deportations would break up families of …
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016, midnight
Dana Milbank: GOP domination of D.C. is looking like E Pluribus Chaos
House Republicans from the hard-line Freedom Caucus assembled for the first time since the election for the monthly “Conversations with Conservatives.” In one hour, they served up enough intra-GOP disputes …
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 11:19 p.m.
Smiles, cheers, excitement – and some surprise – at Spokane County GOP election party
The polls told them it wouldn’t be close. It’s already decided. The election is in the bag. Hillary Clinton will be the next president of the United States, they heard …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, midnight
Leonard Pitts Jr.: For GOP, defeat is not enough
This lavish disgust has nothing, absolutely zilch, to do with conservative ideology. It has everything to do with the party’s willing and expedient embrace of crazy.
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 9:39 p.m.
Trump declares war on the Republican Party four weeks before Election Day
Donald Trump declared war on the Republican establishment Tuesday, lashing out at House Speaker Paul Ryan, Sen. John McCain and other GOP elected officials as his supporters geared up to …
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016, 4:58 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Sept. 25, 2016, midnight
Speak out against Shea’s Rebellion
Shea wants “constitutional sheriffs,” who would impose their legal interpretations, which would subvert the courts and all lawmaking bodies.
Sun., Aug. 28, 2016, midnight
Kathleen Parker: GOP’s Trump fantasy is deflating
The enchanted evening Republicans fantasized when they nominated the biggest goofball ever to enter the Oval Office sweepstakes is over.
Sat., Aug. 6, 2016, midnight
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.
Sun., July 31, 2016, midnight
Kathleen Parker: We’re all Democrats now
Kathleen Parker’s Republican friends are abandoning the GOP. They’re with Hillary. They want no part of Trump. As for conservative Kathleen? You lose, Donald.
Sat., June 25, 2016, midnight
Froma Harrop: Is losing part of Trump’s plan?
The Republican Party has provided the vehicle for Trump’s joy ride. If at the end he returns a smoking wreck to the counter, not his problem.
Wed., June 8, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
Bernie Sanders under pressure to quit as Democrats look to unite
Energized by a final batch of primary victories, Hillary Clinton is setting out on the difficult task of uniting her fractured Democratic Party for the five-month presidential battle with Republican …
Sun., June 5, 2016, midnight
Kathleen Parker: GOP surrenders to the dark side
Of all the carefully examined flaws in Trump’s persona, the most concerning and potentially dangerous is his immaturity.
Sun., May 15, 2016, midnight
Catherine Rampell: Congress should close tax loophole for rich
Certain investment fund managers receive a performance fee called “carried interest.” It’s taxed at half the tax rate they would pay if it were ordinary income.
Mon., May 9, 2016, midnight
Leonard Pitts Jr.: GOP is architect of its misfortune
When you spend decades stoking people’s insecurities, resentment and outrage … you may not credibly profess surprise when you produce a candidate who embodies all those traits.
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 …
Wed., May 4, 2016, 8:23 p.m.
Trump’s open path to nomination causes agony for some in GOP
WASHINGTON – Donald Trump’s last Republican foe, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, ended his quixotic presidential campaign Wednesday, cementing Trump’s remarkable triumph as his party’s presumptive nominee and launching him toward …
Wed., May 4, 2016, 10:07 a.m.
Ted Cruz officially cancels Wednesday campaign stop in Spokane
Ted Cruz, who ended his presidential campaign Tuesday following a defeat in the Indiana primaries, has also canceled a campaign event in Spokane on Wednesday. The junior senator from Texas …
Mon., April 18, 2016, midnight
Leonard Pitts Jr.: History distorted to exonerate conscience
Social conservatism only works for those who have something to lose, those who have an investment in status quo.
Sun., March 13, 2016, midnight
Kathleen Parker: Pivot to Trump can’t mask shame
Nothing makes Trump more acceptable today than yesterday or last week - or six months ago.
Sat., March 12, 2016, midnight
Kathryn A. Lee: What’s McMorris Rodgers’ thoughts on Trump, party?
My question for Rep. McMorris Rodgers is this: Is Donald Trump the face of the Republican Party?
Mon., March 7, 2016, midnight
Leonard Pitts Jr.: GOP’s obstruction strategy boomerangs
The popular storyline is that voters want outsiders because nothing gets done. What that storyline forgets is that this gridlock was by design
Mon., Nov. 30, 2015, midnight
Leonard Pitts Jr.: GOP made a hateful candidate like Trump possible
Billionaire says explicitly what party has said in code for years.
Sat., Oct. 31, 2015, 3:55 p.m.
Furious GOP chairman suspends debate plans with NBC
WASHINGTON – As conservative and candidate complaints over Wednesday’s CNBC debate refused to ebb, the Republican Party chairman said Friday the event was “conducted in bad faith” and suspended the …
Thu., Oct. 8, 2015, 8:25 a.m.
Dana Milbank: Kasich’s admirable message, record in Ohio disdained
Successful Ohio governor labeled a RINO by Republicans who have no use for his practical positions on immigration, Medicaid and Common Core
Wed., July 8, 2015, midnight
Spokane County Commission expansion will likely be on ballot this fall
Spokane County voters will likely decide whether to make the biggest representative change in local government since Washington became a state. Following brief public testimony Tuesday, county Commissioners Shelly O’Quinn …
Fri., March 27, 2015, 9:30 a.m.
Harry Reid announces retirement from U.S. Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, the wily Nevadan who dominated the Senate for a decade from the minority to the majority and back again, announced Friday he …
Sat., Sept. 27, 2014, midnight
Carson enthuses Spokane audience
Rising conservative star Ben Carson did not apologize for avoiding political correctness at an event in Spokane on Friday night. “If you’re white, and you disagree with a black progressive, …