Stories tagged: Republican
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 4:33 P.M.
GOP chairman: No oversight talk at White House meeting
The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee met with Donald Trump on Tuesday, agreed with the president’s request not to talk about oversight and reiterated that it’s unlikely his …
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 9:57 A.M.
How to handle protesters angry about Trump: Maybe give them milk and cookies
President Donald Trump dismisses polls showing low approval ratings as “fake news.” But House leaders are actively discussing how to handle the protesters swamping their town halls, district offices and …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017, 10:20 P.M.
Seattle judge who stalled Trump ban is a highly regarded Republican appointee
The federal judge who stopped President Donald Trump’s travel ban is a Republican appointee known for his sharp legal mind and past volunteer work for refugees.
MONDAY, JAN. 2, 2017, 5:28 P.M.
Congress opens with an ambitious Republican agenda for the Trump era
A Republican-controlled Congress opens Tuesday with the most sweeping conservative agenda in decades, providing Donald Trump ample room to gut the Affordable Care Act, slash corporate tax rates and undo …
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 11:39 A.M.
Two Idaho electors to be replaced
Two of Idaho’s Republican four electors are set to be replaced Monday before casting their ballots for the president of the United States.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 5:38 P.M.
Trump rewards Michigan party chair with national role
President-elect Donald Trump wants Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel to be national party chairwoman, in part as a reward for the party carrying Michigan for the first time …
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 11:18 A.M.
Republican looks to overhaul Social Security
A senior Republican lawmaker wants to overhaul Social Security, the decades-old program that provides benefits to some 60 million retirees and disabled, with a plan to gradually increase the retirement …
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016, 5:46 P.M.
Mark Schoesler re-elected majority leader in Washington state senate
Ritzville Republican Mark Schoesler gets second term as Senate majority leader.
THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2016, 5:48 A.M.
Will this be the election that finally kills off the Democratic and Republican parties?
Andrew Riffel pondered the looming choice of Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump and asked a simple question.
FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2016, 6:39 P.M.
Crapo calls on Trump to quit race, McMorris Rodgers still supports nominee
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who has been critical of Donald Trump’s statements about women, continued that criticism Friday after audio was released by The Washington Post of the Republican nominee …
FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 2016, 12:03 P.M.
Clinton’s post-convention bounce runs into a familiar wall: emails
Hillary Clinton acknowledged Friday the challenge she’d face leading a country where most Americans don’t trust her, saying she takes “seriously” the work she must do to build confidence in …
SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2016, 2:46 P.M.
McConnell says ‘great likelihood’ he’ll seek another term
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is signaling that his long political career may stretch well into the next decade. The Kentucky Republican said there’s a “great likelihood” he’ll seek …
MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016, 9:10 P.M.
Facebook image of Obama in noose has lawmaker in trouble
Oregon House Republicans are calling on one of their legislative candidates to withdraw from the November election because of an image posted on his Facebook page showing President Barack Obama …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 5:06 P.M.
Bryant on the air with TV ad ahead of primary
Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant has released his first TV ad in his campaign against incumbent Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee.
TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016, 9:23 P.M.
Trump won’t speak at NAACP meeting
The NAACP says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has declined an invitation to address the group’s upcoming convention, flouting established precedent and highlighting anew the GOP standard-bearer’s struggle to attract …
MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016, 11:14 A.M.
With few political allies, Trump plans celebrity convention
Donald Trump’s team promises an extraordinary display of political entertainment at this month’s Republican National Convention, with the accent on entertainment.
SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2016
End the two-party stranglehold
We would not tolerate such domination in business or economics because lack of competition results in less innovation and increased inefficiency.
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016
This Republican won’t vote Republican
I’m no Democrat and continue to cringe at their more liberal empty-headed policies. However, they’re now the only adults left in the room.
MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016, 2:10 P.M.
Donald Trump called a racist by Democratic congressman
Donald Trump’s criticism of a Latino judge overseeing a lawsuit involving Trump University shows that the presumptive Republican nominee for president is a racist, a Democratic congressman said Monday, and …
SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016, 10:46 A.M.
State GOP convention wraps up Saturday
The state Republican Party convention wraps up Saturday in Pasco.
FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016, 2:53 P.M.
GOP hopes to flip Snohomish County to their side
Republicans believe they can win more statewide political offices in Washington if they are able to flip Snohomish County to the GOP side.
THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016, 6:03 P.M.
Plenty of Ted Cruz supporters remain at state GOP convention
Jennifer Fetters, of Bellevue, worked a booth promoting former presidential candidate Ted Cruz at the Washington State Republican Party convention on Thursday – one of the many supporters of the …
THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016, 12:54 P.M.
Republican Bill Bryant to challenge Jay Inslee for governor
Republican Bill Bryant has officially filed to run for governor.
THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016, 10:55 A.M.
Trump, Ryan, pledge to work together, see end to rift in GOP
The country’s two top Republicans emerged from a meeting Thursday pledging to work toward unity. But virtual GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan remain at odds …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016, 7:30 P.M.
Defiant Trump brushes off GOP critics on eve of Ryan meeting
Donald Trump declared Wednesday he doesn’t need support from House Speaker Paul Ryan or other leery Republican leaders, brushing off his Capitol Hill critics even as he prepared to sit …
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016, 4:57 P.M.
Benghazi investigation: House lawmaker fires back at Pentagon critique
The chairman of the House Benghazi panel fired back Friday at the Defense Department for criticizing the Republican-led investigation into the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016, 2:42 P.M.
Trump will testify after election in Trump University suit
Donald Trump will testify after the presidential election on a class-action lawsuit that accuses the billionaire businessman and his now-defunct Trump University of defrauding people who paid up to $35,000 …
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016, 2:29 P.M.
Jeb Bush won’t vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton
Jeb Bush the voter plans to sit out the presidential race in November. The ex-presidential candidate wrote on Facebook Friday that he won’t vote for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump …
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016, 1:29 P.M.
Lindsey Graham won’t vote for Trump or Clinton
Sen. Lindsey Graham won’t be voting for either of the major party presidential nominees. “I think Donald Trump is going places that very few people have gone, and I’m not …
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016, 12:58 P.M.
Ex-Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, ousted in tea party wave, has died
Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah, who was known during his 18 years representing the conservative state as someone who could work across the aisle, has died at age …