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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, 3:29 p.m.

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, 9:52 p.m.

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, 2:55 p.m.

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, 12:05 a.m.

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 …


Steak, beer and politics: 2020 Democrats descend on Iowa

New Iowa poll shows Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden in a close race in the state


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 10:09 p.m.

Biden parries attacks from rivals in fiery Democratic debate

Joe Biden parried attack after attack from liberal rivals Thursday night on everything from health care to immigration in a debate that showcased profound ideological divides between the Democratic Party’s …


Local Democrats look to debate for clarity about whom to support for presidential nomination

With 20 candidates still in the running for the party’s nomination for president in 2020, most local members of the party are unwilling at this point to throw their support …


Spin Control: End of the month means candidates have their hands out

The end of each month always brings a slew of frantic pleas from candidates who always seem to be scrambling to meet a deadline for a monetary goal they themselves …


10 Democrats set for next debate as several others miss cut

10 Democrats in the wide field of contenders qualify for September debate, with several others missing cut


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 4:12 p.m.

Window to qualify for next debate closing quickly on Dems

Struggling Democratic presidential candidates braced for bad news Wednesday with the window to qualify for the next debate set to close at midnight, a near impossible deadline for many to …


Democrats quash climate debate push from activists

The Democratic National Committee is quashing a push from climate activists and some national party members who want a 2020 presidential primary debate devoted exclusively to the climate crisis.


As Trump questions loyalty of US Jews, Israeli PM is quiet

Israel’s prime minister on Wednesday steered clear of Donald Trump’s comments questioning the loyalty of American Jews who support the Democratic Party, in sharp contrast to the tide of condemnation …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 5:13 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee announces re-election bid; AG Bob Ferguson also will seek re-election

Inslee’s pursuit of a third term was not unexpected, and the governor has a little less than $1.2 million left in his presidential campaign that could be transferred to his …


Trump says any Jewish people who vote for Democrats are showing ‘great disloyalty’ or ‘lack of knowledge’

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that any Jewish people who vote for Democrats are showing “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty,” prompting an outcry from critics …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 12:44 p.m.

Julian Castro qualifies for September presidential debates

Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro said Tuesday that he has qualified for the next presidential debates, reaching a polling threshold for the round taking place in September in Houston.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 11:53 a.m.

With rivals heading to California, Biden eyes New Hampshire

Joe Biden won’t be among the parade of White House hopefuls in California this week, as he’s skipping the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting to campaign in New Hampshire instead.


Rueful over heritage claim, Warren woos Native American vote

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren offered a public apology Monday to Native Americans over her past claim to tribal heritage, directly tackling an area that’s proved to be a big …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 2:53 p.m.

Omar: Go to Israel, see ‘cruel reality of the occupation’

Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticized Israel on Monday for denying them entry to the Jewish state and called on fellow members of Congress to visit while …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 5:16 p.m.

Unified Dems press Trump, GOP on curbing guns

Democrats pressed President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday to approve House-passed legislation expanding background checks and to take other steps curbing guns, in an offensive …


Democrats: Trump should demand Senate vote on gun bill

If President Donald Trump is serious about strengthening gun laws in the wake of two mass shootings, he should demand that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put a House-passed bill …


E-cigarette giant Juul’s campaign donations favor Democrats

E-cigarette giant Juul Labs gave nearly $100,000 to members of Congress during the first half of 2019 as the company faced the bulk of the blame for a surge of …


More than half of Democrats support impeachment inquiry

More than half of Democrats support launching an impeachment inquiry, according to a tally by The Associated Press – a strong signal of ongoing liberal frustration with President Donald Trump …


Marc A. Thiessen: That was a left vs. far left brawl

Forget moderates vs. radicals. The Democratic debate was a left vs. far left brawl.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

Impeachment watch: Nearly half of House Dems support inquiry

Nearly half the House Democrats now support an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Democrats’ divisions test Biden’s front-runner strength

The ideological divisions gripping the Democratic Party are intensifying as presidential candidates waged an acrimonious battle over health care, immigration and race that tested the strength of early front-runner Joe …


Who’s appearing on each night of the 2020 debates in Detroit

The second set of Democratic presidential debates will be held Tuesday and Wednesday in Detroit, with 20 candidates spread evenly over two nights.


All House Democrats from Wash. support impeachment inquiry

All seven of Washington’s Democratic U.S. House members are now calling for an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.


Pelosi downplays differences with Ocasio-Cortez after talk

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is downplaying any differences with high-profile progressive lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, saying she had a “nice meeting” Friday with the social media dynamo who’s made some tart …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

Robert Mueller takes the TV stage; Democrats hope America tunes in

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s appearance before two House committees promises to be the TV event of the year in the U.S. House.