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Taylor Swift explains why she stayed quiet ahead of 2016 presidential election

She’s speaking now. Taylor Swift explained in a new interview with Vogue why she kept quiet about politics publicly during the 2016 presidential race between Hillary Clinton and President Trump.


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 5:01 p.m.

Mueller: No Russia exoneration for Trump, despite his claims

Robert Mueller on Wednesday bluntly dismissed President Donald Trump’s claims of total exoneration in the federal probe of Russia’s 2016 election interference, telling Congress he explicitly did not clear the …


Putin says Russia didn’t meddle in US vote, despite evidence

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday reaffirmed his staunch denial that his government meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election despite the extensive evidence to the contrary, and insisted Moscow …


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 6:56 p.m.

Supreme Court: ‘Faithless electors’ can be fined $1,000

“Faithless” electors’ rights aren’t violated by the state’s $1,000 fine for casting a ballot for someone who didn’t win the presidential contest.


AP source: Mueller report not expected next week

A report from special counsel Robert Mueller about the Russia investigation is not expected to be delivered to the Justice Department next week.


Mueller report looming, new attorney general in hot seat

William Barr is on the cusp of what will almost certainly be the most consequential decision of his long career: how much of the special counsel’s findings to make public.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 6:44 a.m.

Washington Electoral College electors who shunned Hillary Clinton to stop Trump fight fines in Supreme Court

Washington Supreme Court to decide a remaining issue from the 2016 presidential election.


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 1:41 p.m.

U.S. official: Russia using social media to divide Americans

The U.S. homeland security secretary said on Saturday there are no signs that Russia is targeting this year’s midterm elections with the same “scale or scope” as it targeted the …


Can Facebook restore public trust after privacy scandal?

Facebook is confronting a costly, embarrassing public relations debacle after revelations that Cambridge Analytica may have misused data from some 50 million users to try to influence elections. Among its …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Trump-linked data analysis firm taps 50M Facebook profiles

A data analysis firm employed by President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign tapped the Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users without their permission, allowing it to capitalize on the …


Charged ‘Putin’s chef’ runs news sites along with troll army

He’s been indicted in the U.S. for meddling in the 2016 presidential election with an army of trolls and his private military company has trodden battlefields in Ukraine and Syria. …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 11:09 p.m.

Trump’s directive on recusal adds to obstruction questions

President Donald Trump’s effort to keep Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a vocal and loyal supporter of his election bid, in charge of an investigation into his campaign offers special counsel …


Facebook says it sold political ads to Russian company during 2016 election

Representatives of Facebook told congressional investigators Wednesday that it has discovered it sold ads during the U.S. presidential election to a shadowy Russian company seeking to target voters, according to …


Russian hacks on U.S. voting system hit 39 states, millions of voters’ records, sources say

Russia’s cyberattack on the U.S. electoral system before Donald Trump’s election was far more widespread than has been publicly revealed, including incursions into voter databases and software systems in almost …


Alleged Russian hack reveals a deeply flawed election system

Election officials have long contended that the highly decentralized, often ramshackle U.S. voting system is its own best defense against vote-rigging and sabotage. New evidence from a leaked intelligence report …


Inland Northwest Trump supporters: President is working hard, needs more time to reach goals

As Donald Trump approaches the end of his first 100 days in office, local supporters said he’s accomplished a lot that isn’t being recognized in the media and should have …


UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 9:11 a.m.

WSU grad student designs map of precinct-level election results

A Washington State University graduate student has created what he believes is the first map showing precinct-level results for the 2016 U.S. presidential election.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 10:47 p.m.

County Democrats tap prominent Sanders supporter to give address

The Ohio politician and political operative will speak alongside Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Tina Podlodowski, who’s taken over as chairwoman of the state Democratic Party following an unsuccessful …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 6:03 p.m.

Republican, Democratic party chairs in Spokane County tout importance of civility during roundtable

Stephanie Cates and Andrew Biviano, leaders of the two local political parties, have traded public barbs in recent weeks. On Thursday, they acknowledged the role of the presidential campaign in …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 4:43 p.m.

Spokane Mayor David Condon will sign law barring local participation in hypothetical Muslim registry

Mayor David Condon will sign a law passed unanimously by the City Council on Monday night prohibiting local officials from helping to establish a religious registry, an act that some …


Hillary Clinton will reflect on 2016 race in new book

Hillary Clinton has a lot of plans for 2017, including some reflections on her stunning loss last fall to Donald Trump. The former secretary of state, senator and first lady …


Spokane Army Maj. Scotty Smiley to address Republican retreat on invite of McMorris Rodgers

Maj. Scotty Smiley, a veteran of the Iraq War blinded in a suicide attack 12 years ago, will address Republican members of the House of Representatives and Senate this week …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 9:20 a.m.

Sen. Patty Murray maintains pressure on Betsy DeVos, other Trump nominees, defends NAFTA

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray on Tuesday said President Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees posed unprecedented “complex financial and legal issues” ahead of planned confirmation votes. The long-serving Democrat also advised against …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 7:45 p.m.

Some 10,000 attend Women’s March through Olympia protesting Trump

Women’s March draws thousands to state Capitol to protest President Donald Trump, support rights for women and minorities as well as other progressive causes.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

Trump protesters gather at Washington Capitol in Olympia

While Donald Trump was sworn in at the U.S. Capitol, protesters gathered on the steps of the Washington Capitol.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 10:42 p.m.

Mayor David Condon among Inland Northwest residents attending Trump inauguration

Local Donald Trump supporters who made the 2,000 mile trek to Washington, D.C., witnessed both a hopeful populist address from their new president and the unrest caused by his political …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 10:42 p.m.

Spokane Republicans celebrate Donald Trump’s inauguration

Supporters called Donald Trump’s speech hopeful and unifying Friday morning at a gathering in the party headquarters of the Spokane County Republican Party.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 11:14 a.m.

Trump inauguration draws Inland Northwest revelers, dissidents to D.C.

Estimates place the number of attendees at this weekend’s inauguration events in Washington D.C. at nearly 1 million people. Among them will be Inland Northwest residents on both sides of …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 11:29 a.m.

Obama praised for poise, resolve by members of Spokane’s black community

President Barack Obama entered office eight years ago with the hopes of many black Americans that life would improve. Spokane residents say the president set an example that will be …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 9:57 p.m.

Idaho voter intimidation case yields no criminal charges

Idaho’s top prosecutor has decided not to file criminal charges after his office was asked to review accusations of possible voter intimidation and interference during campaigning for last November’s election.