Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Sunday, February 16, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Night 37° Clear


Everything tagged

Sort by:

Stories tagged: conservatives

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

LGBT activists say new bills target transgender youth

Republican legislators in more than a dozen states are promoting bills that focus on transgender young people at the urging of conservative advocacy groups

Trump says he ‘won’t let’ social media target conservatives

President Donald Trump is accusing social media companies of “totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices” and says “we won’t let that happen.”

UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018

Conservative states balk at voter-approved medical marijuana

Pot advocates celebrated the culmination of a yearslong effort to ease restrictions on the use of cannabis last month when nearly 60 percent of Oklahoma voters approved medical marijuana.

Pride parades and rainbow art defy conservative Polish times

Pride celebrations come as LGBT activists say a conservative turn in Poland is forcing them to fight harder for their rights, even though their hope of seeing same-sex marriage legalized …

Emails: Conservatives slammed Pence in 2015 for changing law

Then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence faced a firestorm of criticism three years ago after signing a “religious freedom” law critics decried as anti-gay. Now emails released this week to the Associated …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017

Trump says government shutdown possible, blames Democrats

President Donald Trump warned Wednesday that a government shutdown was possible this weekend because Democrats were demanding to have “illegal immigrants pouring into our country,” tossing incendiary rhetoric onto a …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017

Gorsuch establishes conservative cred in 1st year on court

More than 2,000 conservatives in tuxedos and gowns recently filled Union Station’s main hall for a steak dinner and the chance to cheer the man who saved the Supreme Court …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017

Man convicted in plot to behead blogger over cartoon contest

A man who authorities say fell under the influence of the Islamic State group was convicted Wednesday of plotting to behead a conservative American blogger for organizing a Prophet Muhammad …

McConnell promises to speed pace on judicial nominees

The Senate’s top Republican, facing increasing pressure from conservative groups, is promising to upend a longstanding Senate tradition in order to speed the confirmation pace on a backlog of President …

Keillor: When a red state gets the blues

If you chose to live in a tree and the branch your hammock was attached to fell down, you wouldn’t ask for a government subsidy to hang your hammock in …

UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017

Polling shift suggests Britain’s election may be more exciting – and unpredictable – than expected

When Britain’s June 8 snap election was announced just a few weeks ago, the outcome seemed a done deal. Prime Minister Theresa May would extend her Conservative government’s majority in …

Ramesh Ponnuru: Trump’s problem: What is Trumpism?

And it’s not clear that Trump is a Trumpist himself. If he were, he probably would not be criticizing the Freedom Caucus for refusing to support Speaker Ryan’s health-care bill.

Conservatives take shots at independent-minded GOP senators

WASHINGTON – Activist groups that want conservative orthodoxy on Capitol Hill have aimed their fire previously at Republicans including House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and his predecessor, John A. Boehner. …

Jennifer Rubin: Conservatives giving up on conservatism

Trump has destroyed the remnants of conservatism and the notion of limited government, which makes it all the more peculiar that House Speaker Paul Ryan would be applauding so wildly.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017

White nationalist leader booted from CPAC

One of America’s most prominent white nationalists, Richard Spencer, was kicked out of the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday after conference organizers gave him credentials to attend and then …

Rep. Raul Labrador’s House caucus seeks to impeach IRS chief

Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, wants to do something that hasn’t happened since 1876: Vote to impeach an appointed official of the executive branch.

Michael Gerson: Conservative media bubble about to burst

It is a model that has been good for Rush and Fox, but bad for the GOP. Republicans are now caught in a complicated electoral dynamic. What their base, incited …

House conservatives oppose McCarthy, search for alternative

The House’s most hard-edged conservatives are anxious to derail Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s bid to become speaker, but they’re outnumbered and it’s unclear if they can rally behind an alternative. …

Spin Control: Spokane Valley spits centrist bit

Picking up a slightly dated copy of USA Today last week made me wonder if I’d been away from Eastern Washington so long a seismic shift in the body politic …

Labrador carries independence to D.C.

WASHINGTON – While speaking to Latino voters in Boise about a decade ago, Raul Labrador caught the eye of Idaho’s highest-ranking Democrat in the state House of Representatives. The audience …

Marijuana backers courting conservatives

DENVER — It’s not all hippies backing November’s marijuana legalization votes in Colorado, Oregon and Washington. Appealing to Western individualism and a mistrust of federal government, activists have lined up …

Hal proves civility in political discourse possible

Hal Dixon once told me that we live in different worlds. Different political worlds, surely – Hal is a conservative, and I am not. But Hal, who is the most …

Stoking Idaho’s conservative fire

Conservatism is practically a religion in Idaho’s legislative District 3, the district that elected tax-protesting state Rep. Phil Hart four times and this year added two like-minded lawmakers he recruited …