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‘Excellent’ first meeting for President Obama, Trump

In a cordial beginning to their transfer of power, President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump met at the White House Thursday. Obama called the 90-minute meeting “excellent,” and his …


Divided nation awaits leadership

The presidential contest mirrored the divide closer to home. The city of Spokane favored Clinton. The county wanted Trump. The West Side wanted Clinton. The East Side wanted Trump.


Dana Milbank: Election stunner takes the cake

It shocked journalists. It shocked markets, which tumbled. It apparently surprised Trump himself.


Trump victory reverses U.S. energy and environmental priorities

Donald Trump comes into office with a plan to toss out most of what President Barack Obama achieved on energy and the environment.


Olympic voters weigh Donald Trump effect on Los Angeles 2024 bid

Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president has the potential to influence Los Angeles’ chances of hosting the 2024 Olympics. For better or worse.


Vigils, protests flare up in wake of Trump victory

Vigils and protests flared up across the country Wednesday evening as opponents of President-elect Donald Trump expressed dismay with the election results, underscoring the difficult task he faces in uniting …


Mexican stocks, peso take a beating following Trump victory

Global investors are seriously worried about Mexico.


Rob Manfred: Donald Trump should not impact MLB international plans

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred does not think Donald Trump’s election as president will slow the sport’s plans to stage more events in Latin America.


WSU students stage dueling election demonstrations

Students at WSU staged dueling demonstrations on Wednesday, with some rejoicing and some protesting Donald Trump’s election.


McMorris Rodgers sets sights on House leadership, praises Trump’s call for unity

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers will again seek appointment by her peers as chair of the House Republican Conference, a position that has been used by GOP lawmakers to catapult to …


President-elect Trump faced with turning promises into policy

Donald Trump’s surprise election Tuesday as U.S. president means the repudiation of Barack Obama’s legacy and a strong likelihood Republicans will undo many of his accomplishments, including Obamacare and trade …


U.S. stocks surge following Trump victory; bond prices tumble

It turns out that President Donald Trump may not be bad for the stock market after all.


Seattle mayor decries Trump, says immigrants always welcome

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said Wednesday the country had elected a leader who has “demonstrated outright misogyny” and displayed “racism and authoritarian tendencies.”


Supreme Court picks could define Trump’s presidency

Senate Republicans held a Supreme Court seat vacant for the next president. Now that it’s President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican majority in the Senate, what happens next?


Republicans likely to heed Trump’s call to repeal Obamacare

Congress is all but certain to seek to repeal parts of the health care overhaul, unwinding the signature achievement of the Obama administration and delivering on one of the Republican …


GOP congressman says Trump could help oil pipeline completion

The North Dakota congressman who helped write Donald Trump’s pro-oil energy plan says Trump’s presidency might aid completion of the Dakota Access pipeline, should the dispute over the project linger.


Clinton’s campaign was crippled by voters who stayed home

On Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton appears to have been the choice of a plurality of voters to be the next president of the United States. As of this writing, she …


Martin Shkreli debuts secret Wu-Tang album after Trump win

President-elect Donald Trump’s victory Tuesday has prompted embattled pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli to publicly debut some songs off the one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album he bought for $2 million last year.


Obama says he’s heartened by Trump’s call for unity

Conceding his Hillary Clinton’s staggering defeat, President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he was heartened by Donald Trump’s call for unity after his stunning victory and “we are now all …


Oregon man arrested after celebratory gunfire

Springfield police arrested a man who they say fired a shot to celebrate the result of the presidential election.


Celebrities express dismay, hope at Donald Trump’s victory

Donald Trump’s election stunned many, including celebrities who overwhelmingly supported Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Here’s how some of them reacted on Twitter to his victory:


Clinton: ‘We owe him an open mind, chance to lead’

A day after Donald Trump, against all odds, won election as America’s 45th president, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday said the nation proved to be “more divided than we thought” but …


Cubans fear Trump to reverse opening, army drills announced

Cubans worried on Wednesday that President Donald Trump would throw the United States’ 2-year-old detente with Cuba into reverse, erasing their hopes for a more prosperous future of normal ties …


With Donald Trump about to learn nation’s deepest secrets, there’s sense of dread in intelligence community

At some point Wednesday, a sober team of analysts will gather their black satchels and secure communications gear and begin making their way toward Donald Trump’s campaign headquarters to give …


Trump victory increases uncertainties for global economy

Donald Trump’s promise to put America first helped propel him to the U.S. presidency, but it also has unleashed uncertainty on the global economy – skewering major trading partners and …


Russian media celebrates future US President Trump

MOSCOW – Russian state television channels are reveling in the victory of US president-elect Donald Trump, who has vowed to improve ties with Russia and publicly praised the country’s globally …


US stocks mixed in early trade; bond prices tumble

Stocks indexes veered between small gains and losses in early trading Wednesday as Wall Street sized up the implications of Donald Trump’s stunning victory in the U.S. presidential election. The …


Paul Ryan might not be happy about the first agenda item in Donald Trump’s victory speech

In a brief victory speech early Wednesday morning, Donald Trump devoted only a few words to his specific priorities for policymaking in the next administration. At the top of the …


Trump claims astounding victory as America’s 45th president

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump claimed his place Wednesday as America’s 45th president, an astonishing victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters’ economic anxieties, took advantage …


Nation plays Trump card

Upending the political establishment and shocking pollsters, an avalanche of disillusioned voters handed the White House to Donald J. Trump and control of both the House and Senate to Republicans.