Stories tagged: Republican Party
Mon., Nov. 30, 2015
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
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
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, …
Thu., Aug. 14, 2014
McMorris Rodgers explains vote in favor of Obama lawsuit
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said her vote authorizing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama was cast to voice frustration over what she called executive overreach. “I certainly have heard a …
Fri., June 27, 2014, 9:45 a.m.
Tea party official in Cochran photos case dies
RIDGELAND, Miss. — A tea party official charged with conspiring to take photos of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s wife inside a nursing home apparently committed suicide Friday, police said, days …
Thu., June 19, 2014, 2:03 p.m.
House GOP elects McCarthy, Scalise to leadership
WASHINGTON — Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California capped a meteoric rise through the ranks of power on Thursday, winning election as House majority leader as Republicans shuffled their leadership in …
Wed., June 11, 2014, 11:43 a.m.
Cantor plans to resign from leadership
WASHINGTON — Repudiated at the polls, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor intends to resign his leadership post, officials said Wednesday, clearing the way for a potentially disruptive Republican shake-up a …
Sun., April 27, 2014
Kathleen Parker: Conservatives should exercise caution in choosing heroes
The Cliven Bundy spectacle in Nevada has provided a Wild West backdrop for our hottest political issues as we gallop toward the midterm elections. Politically, the conflict between the Bureau …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 17, 2014, 4:34 p.m.
Didier announces run for 4th District seat
Former NFL tight end and also-ran for Senate seat Clint Didier said Monday he will seek election to Congress in Washington’s 4th District following a retirement announcement from Rep. Doc …
Fri., Jan. 24, 2014
McMorris Rodgers to give GOP response to State of Union address
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Spokane will deliver the Republican Party’s response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address next week. Her selection was announced Thursday by …
Thu., Jan. 9, 2014, 8:38 a.m.
Chris Christie fires aide involved in bridge scandal
The New Jersey governor said he was firing Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly, “because she lied to me.” Kelly is the latest casualty in a widening scandal that …
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013, 7:46 a.m.
Florida Rep. Radel pleads guilty to cocaine charge
CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Florida Republican Rep. Henry “Trey” Radel, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession and received a year’s probation, is taking a leave of …
Thu., Aug. 22, 2013
McMorris Rodgers faces impassioned crowd
The crowd of about 400 who packed the Lincoln Center on Wednesday night as Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers held a town hall meeting at times resembled the partisan Congress the …
Sat., March 9, 2013
Risch pessimistic about odds for progress in Congress
Idaho’s junior U.S. senator sees little hope for breakthrough on some of the thorniest issues confronting Congress and the president this year. “In the short term I’m very, very pessimistic,” …
Mon., Nov. 12, 2012
Changing California a harbinger for GOP
LOS ANGELES – If the future happens first in California, the Republican Party has a problem. The nation’s most populous state – home to 1 in 8 Americans – has …
Sun., Sept. 9, 2012
Huckleberries: Shedding party label a liberating experience
Christie Wood is fed up with the hard-liners who are driving state and local Republicans further and further to the right. Unlike other disillusioned Republicans, however, the North Idaho College …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2012
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 …
Sat., Nov. 12, 2011
Shogan aside draws protest
After years of frustration over Spokane City Council President Joe Shogan’s temper, a majority of council members for the first time this week engaged in a minor protest of Shogan’s …
Sat., Feb. 5, 2011
McCaslin blasts Shea as possible successor for state Senate seat
Longtime state Sen. Bob McCaslin, who resigned last month, doesn’t think state Rep. Matt Shea should replace him. “I wish to state that under no circumstances would I support Matthew …
Fri., Jan. 14, 2011
Call for ‘flash mob’ thwarts meeting on Senate seat
As the number of contenders to replace longtime Spokane Valley state Sen. Bob McCaslin grows, efforts to get the seat filled quickly were derailed Thursday. Saturday’s meeting to nominate possible …
Wed., Nov. 3, 2010, 10:16 a.m.
Obama takes responsibility for voter frustration
A chastened President Barack Obama signaled a willingness to compromise with Republicans on tax cuts and energy policy today, one day after his party lost control of the House and …
Mon., Nov. 1, 2010, 1:08 p.m.
Early clues: What to watch in Tuesday’s elections
How early will America know if it’s a Republican romp or if Democrats somehow minimized their damage? There should be plenty of clues Tuesday evening — and long before bedtime.
Tue., Sept. 28, 2010
GOP far ahead in race for ad money
WASHINGTON – In one way at least, the fight for control of Congress is grossly one-sided. Just five weeks from midterm elections, groups allied with the Republican Party and financed …
Sun., Sept. 19, 2010
GOP platform proves vexing in Spokane County
Much of the county Republican Party’s platform reflects longtime GOP values: Limited government. Gun rights. Lower taxes. An end to abortion. But some of the platform’s 120 policy statements make …
Sat., Sept. 18, 2010
GOP gains momentum in progress of female candidates
Democrats used to own the field of women running for higher office. Not anymore. Nearly two years after an anticipated gender bounce – with predictions that women in both parties …
Thu., July 22, 2010
Noting limits, House GOP creates Tea Party Caucus
WASHINGTON – There are plenty of Republicans in the House hoping to capitalize on the activism and conservative zeal of the “tea party” movement. But only 28 put their names …
Sun., July 4, 2010, 2 a.m.
Local GOP’s intraparty split mirrors national scene
The Spokane County Republican Party is backing the challenger of a Republican incumbent for county prosecutor this year. The Republicans of Spokane County, however, endorsed both the GOP incumbent and …