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Biden eyes defeated candidates for key administration roles

In politics, there can sometimes be an upside to losing. President-elect Joe Biden is eyeing several Democrats who lost congressional reelection races last month for key positions in his administration. They include outgoing Reps. Abby Finkenauer of Iowa and Donna Shalala of Florida and Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama.

Dad Daze: How to keep your family from being splintered by politics

A day after Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, a friend was distraught over her husband's behavior. "He says that he feels like he's a kid on Christmas morning." Unfortunately, their household was split, the father and son euphoric over Trump's upset win and the mother and daughter crestfallen.

Obama-to-Trump, Romney-to-Clinton: How will Spokane County shift in 2020?

The polarization, well documented in national political polls, has led election observers to wonder whether there are any undecided voters left in a presidential contest that has occurred as traditional outlets of voter outreach have been curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Hillary Clinton becomes latest Democrat to endorse Biden

Hillary Clinton, the first woman to become a major party’s presidential nominee, endorsed Joe Biden’s White House bid on Tuesday, continuing Democrats’ efforts to coalesce around the former vice president as he takes on President Donald Trump.

Melania Trump silently forges path through impeachment

Hillary Clinton spent the morning of her husband’s impeachment visiting Capitol Hill to rally Democrats to his side. Pat Nixon kept assuring reporters her husband wouldn’t quit – right up until he did. Eliza Johnson, frail from tuberculosis, kept watch over her husband during his impeachment while sitting in a room across from his White House office.

Cummings remembered as ‘fierce champion’ at funeral

Rep. Elijah Cummings was eulogized as a leader with the fiery moral conviction of an Old Testament prophet Friday at a funeral that brought former presidents and ordinary people alike to the Baltimore church where the congressman worshipped for four decades.

38 people cited for violations in Clinton email probe

The State Department has completed its internal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of private email and found violations by 38 people, some of whom may face disciplinary action.

How we should respond to Mueller report

Our election was corrupted, our democracy assaulted, our sovereignty and security violated. This is the definitive conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. It documents a serious crime against the American people. The debate about how to respond to Russia’s “sweeping and systemic” attack – and how to hold President Donald Trump accountable for obstructing the investigation and possibly breaking the law – has been reduced to a false choice: immediate impeachment or nothing. History suggests there’s a better way to think about the choices ahead.

Senate panel obtains records for Trump Jr.’s blocked calls

Senate investigators have evidence revealing the identities behind mysterious phone calls that Donald Trump Jr. had with blocked numbers during the 2016 presidential campaign, just days before he met with a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Trump confidant Stone charged with lying about hacked emails

President Donald Trump’s confidant Roger Stone was charged with lying about his pursuit of Russian-hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election bid, with prosecutors alleging that senior Trump campaign officials sought to leverage the publication of the stolen material into a White House victory.

House GOP quietly ends probe into FBI’s 2016 decisions

House Republicans say more investigation is needed into decisions made by the FBI and the Justice Department in 2016 as they brought an unceremonious end to their yearlong look at the department’s handling of probes into Democrat Hillary Clinton’s emails and Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.

Document: Mueller focused on tip about WikiLeaks plans

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team believes a conservative author and conspiracy theorist tipped off Donald Trump’s confidant Roger Stone months before WikiLeaks released thousands of emails stolen from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, according to a document newly made public.