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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 3:54 p.m.

Control of Washington Legislature could hinge on late ballot counts

Control of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Washington Legislature might not be known for days, or even weeks until all the state’s bhallots are counted.


Seahawks owner Paul Allen gives $100,000 to help Republicans keep control of U.S. House

Billionaire Seahawks owner and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen this year has made his largest-ever foray into congressional politics, donating $100,000 to a group aiming to keep Republicans in control of …


Primary candidates want recount of 25 precincts to check for ‘anomalies’

Primary candidates seek hand recount of ballots in what they believe are suspicious precincts.


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

AP: Record number of women file to run for US House seats

The number of women running for the U.S. House of Representatives set a record Thursday, the vast majority of them Democrats motivated by angst over President Donald Trump and policies …


Texas may swap U.S. House seniority for staunch conservatism

Four veteran Texas Republicans are quitting Congress, meaning the country’s largest red state will be trading House seniority for newcomers who could prove even more conservative and willing to buck …


Former state lawmaker Lynda Moss entering Montana House race

Former state Senator Lynda Moss has joined the increasingly crowded slate of Democrats seeking Montana’s sole U.S. House seat.


Whitefish Democrat Jared Pettinato launches U.S. House run

Whitefish attorney Jared Pettinato says he’s running for Montana’s at-large U.S. House seat as the Democratic field seeking to challenge Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte continues to grow.


House plans vote to spin off 65 percent of the FAA’s workforce

More than 30,000 people – no one is quite sure of the exact number – would be shifted into a private, nonprofit corporation responsible for directing and modernizing the movement …


House committee votes to require women to register for draft

Women would be required to register for the military draft under a House committee’s bill that comes just months after the Defense Department lifted all gender-based restrictions on front-line combat …


UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2012, 1:15 p.m.

House OKs GOP budget, rejecting rival plans

Republicans pushed an election-year, $3.5 trillion budget through the House on Thursday that relies on biting spending cuts and a revamping of Medicare to curb massive federal deficits, drawing a …


House GOP unveils budget blueprint

Conservative Republicans controlling the House unveiled a budget blueprint today that combines slashing cuts to safety net programs for the poor with sharply lower tax rates in an election-year manifesto …


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2012, 3:34 p.m.

Longtime Washington Rep. Norm Dicks is retiring

Washington Democratic Rep. Norm Dicks, the top Democrat on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, says he’ll retire at the end of the year after 18 terms in the House.


House GOP rejects 2-month payroll tax cut

The House today rejected a plan backed by President Barack Obama that would have extended a 2-percent payroll tax cut for two months and bought time for talks on a …


Washington gains House seat

Washington will have a new congressional district when voters go to the polls in 2012, upping its population in the U.S. House of Representatives from nine to 10, U.S. Census …


Final hurdle for tax bill: Is the end in sight?

Acting with uncommon speed, Congress moved toward final passage tonight of sweeping, bipartisan legislation to avoid a Jan. 1 spike in income taxes for millions and renew jobless benefits for …


Senate passes package extending Bush tax cuts

The Senate has passed a sweeping tax package that would save millions of Americans thousands of dollars in higher taxes for the next two years while also reducing their Social …


House Democrats consider changes in tax bill

WASHINGTON — House Democrats considered changes in legislation to avoid a Jan. 1 jump in income taxes today, despite a warning from Republicans that the bill’s passage could be endangered …


Way cleared for tax cut bill; energy breaks added

The White House and key lawmakers in both parties cleared the way tonight for swift Senate action to avert a Jan. 1 spike in income taxes for most Americans, agreeing …


Tax defeat could trigger new recession, WH warns

Raising the direst alarm yet, the Obama administration warned fellow Democrats today that if they defeat the big tax-cut compromise detested by many liberals, they could jolt the nation back …


Obama defends tax deal, says it’s best for nation

Facing a Democratic rebellion, President Barack Obama today staunchly defended his decision to compromise with Republicans and temporarily extend about-to-expire tax cuts for all Americans.


Obama, GOP reach deal to extend tax cuts

Brushing past Democratic opposition, President Barack Obama announced agreement with Republicans tonight on a plan to extend expiring income tax cuts for all Americans, renew jobless benefits for the long-term …


Lawmakers return to Capitol to clean up leftovers

Congress resumes its lame-duck session work today with the two parties sharply divided over how to deal with the George W. Bush-era tax cuts due to expire at year’s end.


Pelosi will seek to stay as House Democrats’ leader

Nancy Pelosi, the nation’s first female House speaker, said today she will try to stay on as leader of the House Democrats despite huge election losses that cost her party …


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 …


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.


Obama signs kids’ health insurance bill

President Barack Obama signed a bill Wednesday extending health coverage to 4 million uninsured children, a much-needed win a day after he lost his nominee to lead his drive for …