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Idaho Democrats hear call for unity, energy at convention

Idaho Democrats marked the start of their annual state convention with plenty of first-time attendees and remarks from gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan.


UPDATED: Sun., June 3, 2018

Lilac City Comicon draws self-proclaimed geeks and fans of nerd culture

Sunday at the convention, while slower and more laid back than Saturday’s affair, still saw hundreds of people passing through to look at comic books, buy art for their walls, …


Idaho lawmakers to consider call to amend US Constitution

Idaho lawmakers will once again be asked to consider joining fellow Republican-dominated states calling for a constitutional amendment to limit federal government power.


Downtown Seattle bus station being sold for convention space

The Metropolitan King County Council has voted to sell a 4-acre bus station in downtown Seattle to make way for the Washington State Convention Center.


Clintons, Kaine: Trump lacks empathy for family of fallen U.S. Army captain

Hillary Clinton’s top surrogates are taking aim at rival Donald Trump for criticizing the bereaved mother of a Muslim U.S. Army captain, a comment that sparked outrage across the political …


Donald Trump Jr. puts dad over top with N.Y. votes

Donald Trump’s son Donald Jr. cast the final votes his father needed to become the Republican presidential nominee.


UPDATED: Sun., July 17, 2016

Louisiana police shootings add new Cleveland GOP convention concerns

An Ohio man says he decided to visit Cleveland’s Public Square armed with a semi-automatic rifle and a handgun the day before the start of the Republican National Convention to …


Missing from Democratic convention speakers list: potential VP nominees

On Friday, Hillary Clinton’s campaign announced the headlining speakers for this month’s Democratic National Convention. Missing from the partial list: anyone on the short list for vice president.


Sanders, Clinton negotiating over nomination procedures

Now that Bernie Sanders has offered his support to Hillary Clinton, the two campaigns are negotiating over the convention nominating process.


GOP lobbyist backs ‘Free the Delegates’ after butting heads with Trump

Lobbyist Jack Burkman on Friday was opening up his Northern Virginia home to what he says is a mounting number of Republican loyalists eager to bankroll a last-minute challenge to …


Bernie Sanders protesters book campgrounds for Democratic convention

Bernie Sanders is proving to be good for the campground business. Campgrounds outside Philadelphia are getting booked up by Sanders supporters planning to protest during this month’s Democratic National Convention.


Democrats holding forums on convention platform around country

Seeking to defuse tensions, the Democratic National Committee said Friday it will hold public hearings around the country to develop the platform for its summer convention, a focal point for …


Ted Cruz’s delegates fight on nationally

After Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race, his campaign staffers boxed up their mementos and souvenirs as they prepared to shutter the Houston headquarters, and the Texan announced …


Doug Clark: Smokey Bear getting long in the tooth, but still popular

Smokey Bear enthusiasts gathered in Coeur d’Alene this week for their semi-annual convention. Doug Clark dropped in.


GOP convention rule changes unlikely before July event, officials say

Three top Republican Party officials said Thursday that they believe there’s a consensus that the GOP should not propose rewriting rules about picking a presidential nominee before this summer’s national …


GOP convention’s rules controlled by small group of delegates

With the Republican Party seemingly headed for a contested convention in July, an obscure committee of 112 delegates could effectively determine the outcome before House Speaker Paul Ryan even gavels …


Charles Krauthammer: Trump has his core, but that’s it

With these candidates. Republicans seem determined to lose a highly winnable presidential race.


Cleveland seeks 2,000 riot-control suits for GOP convention

Cleveland plans to buy 2,000 riot-control suits with collapsible batons as it prepares for hosting the Republican National Convention in July.


The life fantastic

Andrew Stepan is indecisive. “I’m either a human or a dwarf, or a human who’s one-quarter dwarf,” he said. “Whatever I need for that particular game.”


Clear Choice: Line Dance, Or Macarena? Chicago Convention Contrasts Sharply With San Diego’s

Karen Baker, a delegate from Spokane, does “La Macarena” on the floor of the Democratic National Convention. Photo by Associated Press


Clinton Wins Nomination For Second Term Gore Draws Distinction Between Democratic, Republican Agendas

Vice President Al Gore arrives on the podium at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night. Photo by Associated Press


Democrats Open On Crime Theme Bradys Highlight Clinton Anti-Gun Proposal

1. Harvey Brooks of University Place, Wash., dances “La Macarena” as the Democratic convention opens Monday. Photo by Associated Press 2. Actor Christopher Reeve brought convention delegates to tears Monday …


The Right Bides Its Time The Most Powerful Force In The Party Stands, Waits

Alexis Pringle of Orange, Calif., and her daughter, Katie, 6, bow their heads in prayer before the start of Tuesday night’s session. Photo by Associated Press


Northwest Presence Noted At Booksellers Convention

The “City of the Big Shoulders” turned into the City of the Big Wait. Or at least that’s how it often seemed to the 42,000 people who gathered here last …