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2020 hopefuls stuck in Washington deploy surrogates for help

Steve Sovern had low expectations for a recent event he hosted to support Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign. Iowans are legendary for expecting to meet White House hopefuls in person – …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

Trump team, House managers trade sharp views on impeachment

President Donald Trump’s legal team has issued a fiery response ahead of opening arguments in his impeachment trial while House Democrats laid out their case in forceful fashion, saying the …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Warren, Sanders spar over her claim he said woman can’t win

Elizabeth Warren is standing behind her charge that Bernie Sanders said a woman could not defeat Donald Trump


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 13, 2020

Wisconsin judge orders up to 209K voter names be deleted

A Wisconsin judge on Monday found the state’s bipartisan elections commission to be in contempt and ordered it to immediately begin removing up to 209,000 names from the state’s voter …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 13, 2020

Sen. Cory Booker exits the Democratic presidential primary, making the field less diverse

Cory Booker, the New Jersey senator who pitched himself as a candidate of hope and optimism, is suspending his presidential campaign, he said Monday.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 11, 2020

Redistricting power at stake in 2020 legislative elections

The reins of political power will be at stake in the 2020 U.S. elections – not just for the presidency, but for thousands of lower-profile elections for state House and …


Small cracks have appeared in GOP unity on impeachment trial

The Senate seems certain to keep President Donald Trump in office thanks to the overwhelming GOP support expected in his impeachment trial


Wisconsin Democrats vow to register voters who may be purged

Democrats in the key swing state of Wisconsin vowed Monday to double down on efforts to ensure that any voters whose registrations are nullified by a judge’s recent ruling will …


Trump, allies target vulnerable Democrats ahead of House impeachment vote

With the House on course to vote on the impeachment of President Donald Trump next week, Trump and his allies have trained their sights on the Democrats who represent districts …


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers only has one 2020 Democrat challenger – but that may change

Chris Armitage, 27, is making his first run for political office and says voters in Eastern Washington are looking for a candidate with some distance from the political establishment. Armitage …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

‘We must act;’ Democrats unveil Trump impeachment charges

House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment Tuesday against President Donald Trump – abuse of power and obstruction of Congress – pushing toward historic votes over charges he threatened the …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Trump, Dems in tentative deal on North American trade pact

House Democrats have reached a tentative agreement with labor leaders and the White House over a rewrite of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal that has been a top priority for President …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Democrats say Trump impeachment charges must come swiftly

House Democrats moved aggressively to draw up formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying he “leaves us no choice” but to act …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019

Impeachment fight leaves voters cold in contested Wisconsin

There’s not a lot that Republicans and Democrats in this political battlefield agree on, but the impeachment probe into President Donald Trump may have surfaced one: The public hearings aren’t …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019

Judiciary Committee up next in House impeachment process

After two weeks of public hearings, Democrats could soon turn the impeachment process over to the House Judiciary Committee. They’re moving “expeditiously” ahead as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has instructed.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

Obama warns against ‘purity tests’ in Democratic primary

Former President Barack Obama is warning Democrats against adopting “purity tests” in the presidential primary and alienating voters needed to defeat President Donald Trump in the general election


Democrats revive ‘Medicare for All’ fight at Atlanta debate

The top Democratic presidential candidates spent large chunks of prime-time television clashing over “Medicare for All” – again.


Buttigieg looks to prove his staying power in Atlanta debate

Four Democrats jumbled at the top of the party’s presidential primary are looking to begin separating themselves in Wednesday’s final debate before Thanksgiving begins sapping voters’ attention – and that …


Democratic debate: Rising Buttigieg could face attacks

Mayor Pete Buttigieg tops Iowa presidential caucus polls, and now he’ll face the scrutiny that comes with his climb as Democrats gather in Atlanta for their fifth 2020 primary debate.


Partisan divide apparent in how local news should be propped up

While two-thirds of Democrats say news organizations in need should be able to receive government or private funding in order to survive, only 17 percent of Republicans feel the same …


Gov. Bevin concedes to Beshear in Kentucky governor’s race

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin conceded to Democratic archnemesis Andy Beshear on Thursday, putting an end to Kentucky’s bitterly fought governor’s race.


Steyer aide offered money for endorsements

A top aide to Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer in Iowa has privately offered campaign contributions to local politicians in exchange for endorsing his White House bid, according to multiple …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Diplomat had ‘clear understanding’ of Ukraine quid pro quo

A State Department envoy told lawmakers it was his “clear understanding” the U.S. government intended to withhold military aid from Ukraine until the country committed to investigations sought by President …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Democrats push impeachment rules package through House

With Inland Northwest Republicans joining their GOP colleagues to vote no, Democrats rammed a package of ground rules for their impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump through a sharply divided …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019

Bernie Sanders joins Elizabeth Warren in criticizing Amazon’s spending on Seattle City Council elections

Bernie Sanders has joined fellow Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren in decrying Amazon’s heavy spending on Seattle’s pivotal City Council elections.


White House and Democrats clash over rules for impeachment

The U.S. Constitution gives the House “the sole power of impeachment” – but it confers that authority without an instruction manual. Now comes the battle royal over exactly what it …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

Like Ellen Degeneres befriending George W. Bush, political opposites in Spokane find common ground

At a divisive moment, it’s still possible to shake each other’s hand.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019

Diplomat at center of Trump inquiry says he warned Ukraine

Lawmakers question first witness in impeachment investigation, the former special U.S. envoy to Ukraine


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Booker loses organizing chief in key state of South Carolina

Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker is losing a key staff asset in the critical early-voting state of South Carolina.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Pelosi orders impeachment probe: ‘No one is above the law’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, yielding to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an …