The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday backed up conclusions from U.S. intelligence agencies that Moscow interfered in the 2016 election with the aim of helping President Donald Trump win, releasing an unclassified report that called the intelligence assessment solid.
The results won’t change anything, but two advisory votes on the November ballot will at least give Washington voters an opportunity to express their views on two major tax increases approved during the 2017 legislative session.
OK, we knew this would happen. Politically-minded folks in the entertainment biz surely would look at reality-show star turned President-elect Donald Trump’s improbable ascendancy to the highest office in the land and think, “Hey, why not me?”
I have a lot to be grateful for, and I know it. But I’m still surprisingly stuck in my sorrow over the election of a month ago. Never before has any election left me feeling the way this one has, depressed. I’ve been on the losing side of plenty of elections – I mean, being my age, that’s inevitable – but this one feels different, and the ability to just accept and move on eludes me.
President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters went to court Friday to prevent or halt election recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, less than two weeks before the states would have to complete the tasks to meet a federal deadline to certify their election results.
I wish I had it in me to believe that this Thanksgiving will turn out to be what we all hope for – a big joyous meal shared with family and friends, nourished by laughter, warmth and good tidings. But unless you and your companions are ideologically in sync, that Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving isn’t happening this day.
There’s a reason I keep my Facebook page politics-free and it has little to do with being a journalist. I don’t like conflict. I don’t like name-calling and I really, really don’t like intolerance and ignorance.
Donald Trump’s election has been greeted by a considerable portion of the country with panic. Large swaths of commentators have described his victory as a potential disaster for the nation – placing a “xenophobic racist” and “clown” in the Oval Office.
On a scale of 1-10, how freaked out are you by Trump's win? CH
Democrat Tom Hearn offers his congratulations to representative-elect Paul Amador via Facebook: "He is a good man and he ran a hard fought and very honorable campaign. He will, in my opinion, be a vast improvement over the incumbent Kathy Sims and I'm sure he will do an excellent job as our new Representative."
At the Fort Grounds Grill last night, from left, Sid Smith, representative-elect Paul Amador and state Rep. Luke Malek, all of Coeur d'Alene, hobnob re: the results from Election 2016. Amador and Malek will represent Coeur d'Alene in the 2017 Legislature.
Republicans retained their lock on the House for two more years early Wednesday as GOP candidates triumphed in a checkerboard of districts in Florida, Virginia and elsewhere that Democrats had hoped Donald Trump’s divisive comments about women and Hispanics would make their own.
In responding to a letter to the Coeur d'Alene Press, NIC Trustee Christie Wood comments on fellow Trustee Todd Banducci, who is seeking re-election: "I remember asking him one time why he behaves like that and if he has any desire to get along with the rest of the board. He said politics are bloodsport and that is the bottom line. Hmmm."
Hillary Clinton appears on the cusp of a potentially commanding victory over Donald Trump, fueled by solid Democratic turnout in early voting, massive operational advantages and increasing enthusiasm among her supporters.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Joe Pakootas have squared off three times in debates around Washington's 5th Congressional district since the beginning of this month. They're all available online as you fill out your ballot.