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Supreme Court fight pits conservatives vs. liberals

Conservative and liberal groups are only beginning their battle over the Supreme Court vacancy, with a smattering of television ads and behind-the-scenes research serving as warning shots in what’s sure …


Democratic debate preview: Four things to watch

You wouldn’t know from the debates that the race for the Democratic presidential nomination is nearing its end. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders continue their combative debates Wednesday night.


Schools find campaign talk conflicts with no-bullies message

The nasty personal tweets and sound bites of the 2016 Republican presidential campaign are reverberating in classrooms, running counter to the anti-bullying policies that have emerged in recent years amid …


Dana Milbank: Too satisfied to feel the Bern

Sanders is campaigning against the existing order – a two-term Democratic president who is very popular among the Democrats.


Rattled Republicans seek a last-ditch strategy to stop Trump

WASHINGTON – Staring down the prospect of nominating Donald Trump for president, Republicans spiraled into a chaotic, last-ditch search Wednesday for a way to save the GOP from hitching its …


Democrats object as House GOP holds hearing on fetal tissue

House Democrats suggested on Wednesday that a special House panel investigating Planned Parenthood could be complicit in future assaults or even murders of abortion providers at the Republican-led committee’s first …


8 million watched Democratic debate

The Democratic primary debate simulcast on PBS and CNN averaged 8.03 million viewers, on par with the audiences for recent showdowns between the party’s 2016 White House contenders.


Idaho Democrats target economic expansion with focus on six areas

Idaho Democrats unveiled a multipoint plan Thursday to expand economic activities, invest in education and strengthen government accountability.


Democratic debate: Fireworks fly as Clinton, Sanders square off

Fireworks flying in their first one-on-one debate, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders Thursday night of subjecting her to an “artful smear” while Sanders suggested the former secretary of state was …


Democratic debate: Fact check on the candidates

A look at some of the claims in their latest Democratic presidential debate.


Iowa caucuses: Is a voting audit on the way?

Iowa Democrats are facing increased pressure to re-examine Monday’s incredibly close and uncomfortably messy vote, especially after the Des Moines Register called for “a complete audit of results.”


Democrats’ Thursday debate: Four things to watch

In the final debate before the New Hampshire primary, Hillary Clinton, front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, will look to alter her strategy after her narrow win over Bernie Sanders …


Ryan calls for unity, less anger from his fractious GOP

House Speaker Paul Ryan called on Republicans Wednesday to unify and stop fighting each other as he tried steering his fractious party into an election year devoid of the collisions …


Iowa Democrats face criticism over missteps at caucus sites

Four years after the Iowa Republican Party was criticized for mishandling an extremely close caucus, Democratic Party leaders faced similar scrutiny Tuesday over how they and their volunteers handled the …


$400 million fix for lead pipes in Flint, Mich., proposed by Senate Democrats

Senate Democrats on Thursday proposed $400 million in new emergency federal funding to replace and fix lead-contaminated pipes in Flint, Michigan.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 27, 2016

Obama, Sanders at the White House: Nice chat but that’s all

President Barack Obama welcomed Bernie Sanders to the White House on Wednesday, but he wasn’t necessarily feeling the Bern.


Froma Harrop: Democrats should poach Trump supporters

Show his blue-collar backers respect, and they could be won over.


Dana Milbank: Party populists outnumber moderate Democrats

Both parties moving away from middle of political spectrum.


Democratic caucuses cover issues large, small

With the hotly contested race for the Republican presidential nomination dominating headlines for months, Washington voters might assume there’s nothing for Democrats to do this spring. They’d be wrong.


Senator’s retirement deals Democrats a setback

Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska told his supporters today he plans to retire rather than seek a third term, a significant setback for Democratic efforts to maintain control of the …


McMorris Rodgers seeks fourth term

Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers formally began her congressional re-election campaign Wednesday with no Democrat showing a strong desire to oppose her but a challenger on the right from the Constitution …


Jonah Goldberg: Senate race shows Democrats’ hubris

In August, Ted Kennedy, the Lion of the Senate, the last son of Camelot, the soul of the Democratic Party, friend of the people and scourge of robber barons, fat …


Democrats want stability in Afghanistan before surge

WASHINGTON – Before President Barack Obama commits additional troops to Afghanistan, the U.S. needs assurances that Afghan leaders preside over a stable government that is seen as legitimate in the …


Democrats dominate income-tax donations

BOISE – In a state where Republicans hold all but one of the top elected offices and three-quarters of the seats in the Legislature, Idaho Democrats have consistently outperformed the …


Senators push ‘green jobs’ plan

OLYMPIA – Echoing plans in the other Washington, Senate Democrats in Olympia detailed their plans Tuesday to combine “green jobs” with a renewed push for conservation and alternative sources of …


Democrats near on stimulus package

WASHINGTON – Congressional Democrats are putting the final touches on an economic stimulus package that will cost almost $850 billion, hoping to have the details of the legislation ready in …


State Senate Democrats offer jobs package

OLYMPIA – Trying to spark job growth, Democrats in Washington’s state Senate on Tuesday proposed a “middle-class jobs package” focused on retraining, environmental jobs and building infrastructure such as statewide …


Senate Democrats relent, say they’ll seat Burris

WASHINGTON – Eager to put the scandal-tainted standoff behind them, Senate Democrats accepted Roland Burris as President-elect Barack Obama’s Senate successor Monday and said they expect to swear in the …


Post-election rollin’ with my Presidential Press Posse

I came up with something important while my Presidential Press Posse rolled all over Spokane to experience Tuesday night’s historic election. My theory is that there is a very good …


Energized party embraces Obama in Idaho Democratic caucuses

BOISE – Idaho Democrats and independents stepped out of the shadows Tuesday, flocking to meeting halls across the state to help choose a presidential nominee in a wave of political …