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Senate panel backs up intelligence agencies, says Russia aimed to help Trump in election

The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday backed up conclusions from U.S. intelligence agencies that Moscow interfered in the 2016 election with the aim of helping President Donald Trump win, releasing …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 9:29 p.m.

Advisory votes give Washington voters chance to weigh in on two bills

The results won’t change anything, but two advisory votes on the November ballot will at least give Washington voters an opportunity to express their views on two major tax increases …


Ben Affleck hints Trump win emboldens other celeb candidates: ‘I became qualified to run for president“

OK, we knew this would happen. Politically-minded folks in the entertainment biz surely would look at reality-show star turned President-elect Donald Trump’s improbable ascendancy to the highest office in the …


Trump isn’t the first president ‘Saturday Night Live’ has skewered, but this feud stands out.

We may be in for four years of comedy critiques from the president of the United States.


Front Porch: Using gratitude to work through election depression

I have a lot to be grateful for, and I know it. But I’m still surprisingly stuck in my sorrow over the election of a month ago. Never before has …


Trump, backers ask courts to halt 3 state recounts

President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters went to court Friday to prevent or halt election recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, less than two weeks before the states would have …


Front Porch: Political divides may corrupt Thanksgiving meal

I wish I had it in me to believe that this Thanksgiving will turn out to be what we all hope for – a big joyous meal shared with family …


Front Porch: Time to listen and learn from those on the other side

There’s a reason I keep my Facebook page politics-free and it has little to do with being a journalist. I don’t like conflict. I don’t like name-calling and I really, …


Kerns, Fennessy still leading in close races

All four candidates involved in close races in Spokane County picked up more votes in Wednesday’s second count of ballots, but no one was able to make enough of a …


Rockford, Spangle approve levies to fund fire and police services

Levies to fund police, fire and emergency medical services in Rockford and Spangle were winning easily on election night and added to their lead in a second vote count on …


GOP wins 2 more years of House control, Dem gains minimal

Republicans retained their lock on the House for two more years early Wednesday as GOP candidates triumphed in a checkerboard of districts in Florida, Virginia and elsewhere that Democrats had …


Steve Massey: Respect must outweigh contentiousness

“I hate it when they shout over each other.” So she quickly tuned out last week, quitting her resolve to watch this fall’s presidential debates in their entirety.


Secretary of State Kim Wyman accused of campaign finance violations

Attorney General Bob Ferguson says that the campaign of Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman has violated the state’s campaign finance laws by failing to file disclosure reports on time.


Debate Night: Clinton, Trump set for high-stakes showdown

After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in Monday night’s presidential debate, laying out for voters their …


McCain challenge, sheriff’s latest bid top Arizona primary

U.S. Sen. John McCain beat back a primary challenge Tuesday from a Republican tea party activist to win the right to seek a sixth Senate term in November, clearing an …


Rubio, Murphy win Florida’s Senate primaries

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy each easily won their Senate primaries Tuesday, setting up a November showdown that’s guaranteed to be nasty …


Donald Trump to hold rally in Spokane Saturday

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s Washington state campaign team says he will visit Spokane on Saturday.


House Speaker Paul Ryan refuses to back Donald Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to support Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president.


Vocal Point: Chaos of caucus isn’t democracy

First caucus experience was this voter’s last.


Covering Clinton, then and now: ‘Girls in the Van’ excerpt

In this excerpt from her newly updated and republished book, ‘The Girls in the Van,’ about Hillary Clinton’s U.S. Senate run in 2000, Associated Press Writer Beth Harpaz describes a …


Protesters block main road to Trump rally

PHOENIX – Protesters blocked a main highway leading into the Phoenix suburb Saturday where Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump was preparing to hold a campaign rally alongside Arizona’s revered Sheriff …


Senate Dem leader accuses GOP of ‘moral cowardice’ on Trump

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid is accusing the congressional Republican leaders of what he says is “moral cowardice” for failing to stand up to GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump.


GOP rivals question whether they’d back Trump as nominee

VANDALIA, Ohio – Republican presidential candidates Marco Rubio and John Kasich suggested Saturday they may not support Donald Trump if he becomes the GOP nominee, as violence at the front-runner’s …


How ‘Zootopia’ is perfect during this divisive campaign season

The screenwriters behind Disney’s new hit “Zootopia” would seem to have the superpower of prescience, because the CGI caper has uncanny timing in reflecting the current presidential election. It’s as …


Five more states take their turns in race for White House

WASHINGTON – Five more states were taking their turns Saturday in the 2016 presidential race with caucuses and primaries largely overshadowed by Super Tuesday and potentially make-or-break contests soon to …


UPDATED: Tue., March 1, 2016, 3:48 p.m.

Super Tuesday: Clinton, Trump look to pull away from rivals

Out front and looking ahead, Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton hope to begin charting a final path toward the general election on Super Tuesday, a delegate-rich day of primary …


Turnout is candidates’ main goal leading into Monday’s Iowa caucuses

IOWA CITY, Iowa – From sounding duck calls to predicting the weather, presidential contenders are blanketing Iowa in a final frenzy to close the deal before Monday’s Iowa caucuses begin …


Clinton, Sanders campaigns agree to add New Hampshire debate

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Democrats would hold a presidential debate next week in New Hampshire before the state’s first-in-the-nation primary and three more in the spring under a tentative deal …


Things to know about delegates at stake in Iowa caucuses

Delegates are the key to claiming both the Republican and Democratic nominations for president, and the battle to win them starts Monday at the Iowa caucuses.


What to look for in Iowa’s presidential caucuses

More than 40 years ago, a scheduling quirk vaulted Iowa to the front of the presidential nominating process, and ever since most White House hopefuls have devoted enormous time and …