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Middleman helped Saudi give to Obama inaugural

When President Barack Obama was reelected in 2012, a Saudi tycoon and his business associate sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to the U.S. to help pay for the inaugural …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019

Federal prosecutors subpoena Trump’s inaugural committee for documents

Federal prosecutors in New York have issued a subpoena seeking documents from Donald Trump’s inaugural committee.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019

Idaho looks into loud cannon fire at governor’s inauguration

Idaho National Guard’s commanding officer says he will look into 19 startlingly loud ceremonial canon blasts that were part of Gov. Brad Little’s inauguration.

A subdued Zimbabwe inaugurates Mnangagwa after disputed vote

Zimbabwe on Sunday inaugurated a president for the second time in nine months as the country once jubilant over the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe is now largely subdued …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017

Whistleblower: At inauguration, Flynn texted on nuclear plan

A whistleblower has told House Democrats that during President Donald Trump’s inauguration speech, national security adviser Michael Flynn texted a former business associate to say a private nuclear reactor plan …

Still no charity money from leftover Trump inaugural funds

President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee raised an unprecedented $107 million for a ceremony that officials promised would be “workmanlike,” and the committee pledged to give leftover funds to charity. Nearly …

Court orders web host to provide records on anti-Trump site

An internet hosting company must turn over records for a website that the government alleges was used to plan violent protests on the day of President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Sheldon Adelson, corporate interests boost Trump inaugural fundraising to record levels

Casino magnate and Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson donated $5 million to President Donald Trump’s inaugural festivities, as corporate interests and lobbyists lifted the inaugural committee’s fundraising to record levels.

Trump sought Park Service proof of crowd claim

On the morning after Donald Trump’s inauguration, acting National Park Service director Michael Reynolds received an extraordinary summons: The new president wanted to talk to him. In a Saturday phone …

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Proudly maladjusted to new president

I have made a resolution: I will, at all costs, retain my capacity for outrage. Yes, that will be easier said than done.

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017

Spokane residents marching in D.C. describe a peaceful, powerful movement

Spokane-area residents who participated Saturday in the Woman’s March in Washington, D.C., share their experiences.

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017

Thousands more than expected join Women’s March in Spokane

An estimated 8,000 women, men and children turned out for the Spokane/North Idaho Women’s March on Saturday at the Spokane Convention Center. Police postponed the start of the event to …

Man shot during Seattle demonstration in critical condition

A man who shot in the abdomen during a demonstration at the University of Washington is in critical but stable condition at a Seattle hospital.

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017

Women’s marches kick off in D.C. and around nation to push back against new president

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Campaign to impeach President Trump has begun

The effort to impeach President Donald John Trump is already underway. At the moment the new commander in chief was sworn in, a campaign to build public support for his …

Give President Trump a chance

For the good of this country, both sides should unite around at least one thing: mutual respect.

Trump takes charge, as assertive but untested 45th U.S. president

Pledging emphatically to empower America’s “forgotten men and women,” Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017

Portland Trump protesters burn flags; 1 shot in Seattle

Police used incendiary devices to disperse a crowd in Portland and a man was shot and critically wounded in Seattle as protests Friday against the inauguration of President Donald Trump …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017

Alt-right leader assaulted during TV interview

Richard Spencer, who emerged in 2016 as a leader of the pro-white “alt-right” movement, was assaulted three times during interviews after President Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremonies. Spencer, the president of …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017

Inaugural Balls: How the Trumps partied

The Inauguration Day festivities roll into the evening as the new president and first lady make their way to the three official presidential balls to greet supporters and perform their …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017

Analysis: Trump rattles establishment with populist address true to his campaign

After a campaign unlike any other, President Donald Trump delivered an inaugural address unlike virtually any other, a populist declaration aimed directly at the power structure of Washington along with …

Harry Belafonte talks Trump, women’s march, peaceful protest

Entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte, who’s been advising organizers of Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington, said peaceful protest is the best way to show political leaders that the electorate is …

Trump takes first steps in a new era of conservatism

Freshly sworn in to office, President Donald Trump set about Friday trying to deliver the change he promised as he took the helm of the vast executive branch bureaucracy and …

Analysis: President Trump’s inaugural speech does little to heal political wounds

There was no pivot. There was no olive branch, no binding of wounds, no lofty summons to the better angels of our nature. The 16-minute inaugural address that President Donald …

After Trump pledges ‘America First,’ the world responds with protests and dismay

If the credo of the new U.S. president is “America First,” as Donald Trump emphatically declared Friday in his strikingly nationalistic inaugural address, then where does that leave the rest …

Clinton looks on as Trump claims the presidency she thought would be hers

Hillary Clinton probably thought often about what it would be like to look out on the lawn of the Capitol as the page was finally turned on the divisive 2016 …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017

Whitworth students witness Trump inauguration protests, use of flash-bang grenades

The following is from Casey McClure, a Whitworth University student attending inauguration events as part of a class on the media: “Myself and three other students were walking back from …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017

WSU College Republicans leader says he was attacked amid D.C. inauguration protests

The president of Washington State University’s College Republicans, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump, received a bloody head wound in what he described as an assault by a protester Thursday …

Russian political elites revel in Trump’s inauguration

Champagne corks popped in Moscow as Russians celebrated the start of Donald Trump’s presidency, confident of better relations ahead between the two countries. “It’s weird, but it’s great, and for …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017

Mayor David Condon among Inland Northwest residents attending Trump inauguration

Local Donald Trump supporters who made the 2,000 mile trek to Washington, D.C., witnessed both a hopeful populist address from their new president and the unrest caused by his political …