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Oil billionaire considered to lead Energy Dep’t

President-elect Donald Trump is considering oil billionaire Harold Hamm and North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer to lead the Department of Energy.


Priebus says he and Bannon make effective Trump team

President-elect Donald Trump is making an overture to warring Republican circles by appointing GOP chief Reince Priebus as his White House chief of staff and Breitbart News executive Stephen Bannon …


Robert J. Samuelson: Uncertainty will certainly trip Trump

A huge contradiction sits at the core of his economic agenda. He wants faster economic growth, but his proposed policies would also elevate economic uncertainty – and uncertainty hurts growth


Leonard Pitts Jr.: It’s mourning in America

Put aside for a moment Trump’s myriad failings. Pretend he isn’t a schoolyard bully. Pretend he isn’t a preening narcissist. Pretend he isn’t ignorant. Pretend he doesn’t lie. Just consider …


A complicated past lies behind Portland’s violent Trump protests

In recent days, as protests erupted in several U.S. cities following Donald Trump’s election victory, Portland’s mostly peaceful demonstrations were tainted by uncharacteristic violence.


Trump draws sharp rebuke, concerns over Bannon appointment

President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to appoint Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist in the White House has drawn a sharp rebuke from political strategists who see in Bannon a controversial …


Lawyers file motion to delay Trump University trial

Donald Trump’s attorneys filed a motion to delay until after the presidential inauguration a class-action fraud lawsuit involving the president-elect and his now-defunct Trump University.


Spin Control: Take my advice – or Tom Foley’s, or Warren Magnuson’s

Some advice for people very upset or extremely happy over the results of the presidential election.


Donald Trump’s promises trigger fears of a trade war that would damage Washington’s economy

Trade experts warn that Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric foreshadows a trade war with China and a scrapping of hard-won tariff reductions. Washington state farmers, who would be among the casualties …


What tech leaders said about Trump’s victory

As technology industry and the Washington state business community as a whole continues to assess the potential impact of a Trump administration on their business, more of the region’s executives …


Millennial women to take the lead

Yet it turns out, white women of a certain age, Baby Boom and Greatest Generation alike, were not the heroines of this election.


Kathleen Parker: Gravity of position may keep Trump grounded

Was Trump, in fact, feeling the gravity of his accomplishment, the burden of his responsibilities, and the nearly sacred aura of his surroundings?


Donald Trump on ‘60 Minutes’: Hillary Clinton ‘couldn’t have been nicer’

In a “60 Minutes” interview scheduled to air Sunday, President-elect Donald Trump shifted his position on Obamacare, saying he would try to preserve key parts of the health care act, …


Analysis: Trump campaign’s disdain for civility could leave lasting damage

When a South Carolina congressman shouted “You lie!” during a speech by President Barack Obama in 2009, House members rebuked him for violating norms of civility. After this year’s presidential …


Thousands rally, march in nationwide anti-Trump protests

Tens of thousands of people marched in streets across the United States on Saturday, staging the fourth day of protests of Donald Trump’s surprise victory as president.


Trump may revisit Trump Country during a victory tour

Donald Trump may take a victory tour to states that elected him president, an aide said Saturday, as boisterous protests unfolded outside the tower where he holed up with members …


Small group protests Donald Trump in downtown Spokane

A small group gathered outside the Federal Courthouse in downtown Spokane Saturday to protest the election of Donald Trump as President.


Froma Harrop: Election is our political 9/11

From a policy perspective, Trump’s proposals are not all bad. The man’s the problem. Nothing was worth the crude racism and vulgar attacks normalized in the election.


Outrage and fear fuel continuing anti-Trump protests

Spurred by fear and outrage, protesters around the country rallied and marched Friday as they have done daily since Donald Trump’s presidential election victory.


Schools report racist incidents in wake of Trump election

In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, reports of racist incidents are emerging from the nation’s schools and universities, including students who chanted “white power” and called black classmates “cotton …


Trump says he may keep parts of Obamacare after promising to repeal and replace it

President-elect Donald Trump signaled a willingness Friday not to repeal all of the Affordable Care Act, saying in an interview that he would keep several popular provisions.


What Donald Trump’s win could mean for the average consumer

During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump proposed sweeping changes that could have huge implications for the average American’s finances. Since winning the election, Trump has yet to release many specifics …


Gonzaga students use chalk to spread message of love and support

Students at Gonzaga University woke up Friday to find many sidewalks covered with positive messages of love and support. Some of the chalk messages quoted Martin Luther King Jr. and …


Trump victory lifts Buffett back to world’s 2nd-richest

Warren Buffett is once again the second-richest person on the planet, and he has President-elect Donald Trump to thank.


Fort Trump: New security measures ring Trump Tower

Being a midtown Manhattan neighbor of Donald Trump now that he’s president-elect has come to this: navigating swarms of police officers, barricades, checkpoints and street closings that have turned Trump …


Trump shakes up transition team, elevates Pence’s role

President-elect Donald Trump shook up his transition team Friday as he plunged into the work of setting up his administration, elevating Vice President-elect Mike Pence to head the operations.


Sen. Michael Baumgartner says some WSU professors canceled classes to protest Trump win

Sen. Mike Baumgartner is demanding information about reports that some WSU classes were canceled to protest Donald Trump’s election.


Sue Lani Madsen: The political pub crawl is over, time to shake off hangovers and move on

The long political pub crawl is over. As weepy, happy and angry voters wake up to a new morning in America, we’re dealing with the hangover. Feeling normal again will …


Grubhub CEO backtracks after asking Trump supporters to quit

The co-founder of food delivery service Grubhub sent an email to all his employees suggesting that supporters of President-elect Donald Trump should resign, then issued a statement saying he welcomes …


U.S. consumer sentiment hits 5-month high before election

Consumer confidence rose to a five-month high in early November as Americans became more upbeat about the economy in the days before the presidential election concluded.