Stories tagged: u.s. senate
Fri., March 24, 2017, midnight
Gorsuch’s cold calculation stands out
Neil Gorsuch stands out. Seven judges heard Alphonse Maddin’s case. Six sided with the frozen trucker.
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, midnight
Democrats shouldn’t block Gorsuch hearing
Trump and the Republicans are urging Democrats not to mimic their own reckless behavior. It’s a tall order. Should Democrats comply? They should.
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, midnight
Dana Milbank: GOP senators all talk, no action
Many Republican lawmakers voiced their objections. But given a chance to do something about the offending order, they demurred.
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, midnight
Dana Milbank: Sessions’ remarks sliver of hope
For those who fear that Donald Trump will run roughshod across the federal government, the nominee’s testimony offered a slim hope that he will provide at least some brake on …
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 8:51 p.m.
Patty Murray heading back to Senate
Sen. Patty Murray headed to fifth Senate term, defeating Republican challenger Chris Vance
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 5:36 p.m.
Senate candidate Chris Vance holding town hall Saturday
Republican Senate candidate to hold town hall meeting Saturday.
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, midnight
Trump’s border wall nothing but a mirage
Face it, folks: Mexico is not buying us a wall. This whirl of activity signifies nothing. It’s all about political gain. “That’ll be for a later date” is the perfect …
Tue., June 28, 2016, 11:22 a.m.
Zika funding fails in Senate as Democrats decry ‘poison pills’
The Senate on Tuesday blocked Republicans’ plan to partially fund President Barack Obama’s request for funding to tackle the Zika virus and attach it to other items Democrats dismissed as …
Fri., June 24, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Gun control effort survives in Senate
House Republicans steamrolled efforts by their Democratic colleagues to secure a vote on gun control legislation Thursday, but a bipartisan proposal in the Senate narrowly survived to fight another day.
Sun., March 20, 2016, midnight
Gary Crooks: Should the Senate hold hearings on Supreme Court pick?
This week’s questions deal with the Supreme Court nominee and pet peeves on the road.
Tue., Nov. 17, 2015, 3:42 p.m.
Senate told to change way nation fights wildfires
WASHINGTON — Spending money meant for forest preservation to fight wildfires increases the risk of more fires in the future, witnesses told a Senate committee Tuesday. “What we have learned …
Thu., July 16, 2015, midnight
U.S. Soccer Federation chief testifies at Senate hearing
WASHINGTON – U.S. Soccer Federation chief executive Dan Flynn said Wednesday he had no direct knowledge of bribery or kickbacks exchanged by FIFA officials but experienced moments of “discomfort” during …
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 …
Wed., Feb. 18, 2015, midnight
Paid sick leave policy leads to local thanks
Next time you get a burger at the Lantern Tap House in Spokane’s Perry District, rest assured it didn’t come with a cough. The restaurant has enacted a paid sick …
Sat., Jan. 3, 2015, 3:33 p.m.
Edward Brooke, First African American U.S. senator since Reconstruction, dies at 95
Former U.S. Sen. Edward W. Brooke, a liberal Republican who became the first black in U.S. history to win popular election to the Senate, died Saturday. He was 95.
Sat., Dec. 6, 2014, 9:49 p.m.
With Landrieu’s loss, Republicans will hold every southern U.S. Senate seat
BATON ROUGE, La. — Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy defeated Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu on Saturday, denying her a fourth term and extending the GOP’s domination of the 2014 midterm elections …
Thu., Nov. 6, 2014, midnight
Dana Milbank: Republicans have majority, but no clear purpose
During political campaigns, candidates usually tell voters what they would do if elected. But Sen. Mitch McConnell had a different idea. “This is not the time to lay out an …
Tue., Nov. 4, 2014, 8:50 p.m.
Republicans win majority in U.S. Senate
Republicans claimed the Senate majority Tuesday for the first time in eight years, riding President Barack Obama’s unpopularity to victories in every part of the country.
Tue., Nov. 4, 2014, 9:10 a.m.
Senate control is top prize in midterm election
WASHINGTON — Public campaigning gave way to the privacy of the voting booth Tuesday with control of the Senate, the makeup of the House and three dozen governorships at stake.
Thu., July 24, 2014, midnight
Montana Sen. Walsh says PTSD ‘factor’ in plagiarism
HELENA – Sen. John Walsh of Montana said Wednesday his failure to attribute conclusions and verbatim passages lifted from other scholars’ work in his thesis to earn a master’s degree …
Sat., April 26, 2014, midnight
Amid criticism about a partisan Congress, Idaho and Washington senators collaborate on local issues
WASHINGTON – Idaho’s Jim Risch is ranked the country’s most conservative senator by the National Journal. The same magazine ranked Washington’s Maria Cantwell as the fifth most liberal senator.
Sun., April 20, 2014, 3:30 p.m.
GOP making bold play for US Senate seat in Oregon
The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn’t been elected to a statewide office in more than a …
Mon., Feb. 10, 2014, 7:16 a.m.
Sen. Patty Murray to seek fifth term in 2016
SEATTLE — Sen. Patty Murray says she’ll seek a fifth term in 2016. She told The Seattle Times that even if Democrats lose their majority she’d rather be in the …
Wed., Jan. 15, 2014, midnight
Nels Mitchell, Boise Democrat, launches campaign for Jim Risch’s Senate seat
BOISE – Boise attorney Nels Mitchell launched his campaign for the U.S. Senate against Idaho Sen. Jim Risch on Tuesday, calling Risch an “out-of-touch” career politician and pledging, if elected, …
Sat., July 13, 2013, 4:54 p.m.
Former Montana governor declines to run for Senate
WASHINGTON — Republicans received a boost in their attempt to win back the majority in the Senate next year when a former Democratic governor bowed out of Montana’s open Senate …
Thu., June 27, 2013, 1:38 p.m.
Senate passes immigration bill
WASHINGTON — The Senate has passed historic immigration legislation offering the hope of American citizenship to millions, while promising a military-style surge to secure the border.
Sat., May 11, 2013, midnight
Crapo campaign lost $250,000 on loan
BOISE – Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo’s campaign said Friday it lost $250,000 after a former campaign manager loaned the money to a friend who contends somebody else later stole …
Sat., April 6, 2013, midnight
Idaho’s Risch vows to stall U.N. arms treaty
WASHINGTON – An international framework for controlling the global arms trade appears to be headed for a brick wall on Capitol Hill, and Idaho’s junior senator is among the chief …
Sat., March 9, 2013, midnight
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,” …
Thu., Feb. 28, 2013, midnight
Doug Clark: Laughs Larry Craig gave us worth our dimes
Listen up, fellow patriots. Larry Craig is back on the hot seat again, and we might have to bail him out to the tune of $216,000.