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UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

National gun sales reach record while new laws slow gun purchases in Spokane

Background checks on gun purchases in the U.S. are climbing toward a record high this year, reflecting what the industry says is a rush by people to buy weapons in …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Washington senators slam USDA over unequal farm payments in bailout

Both U.S. senators from Washington signed an analysis by congressional staffers that shows the Trump Administration’s $16 billion bailout of U.S. farmers has mostly benefited those growers in the South …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

Washington, Idaho lawmakers split along party lines on Trump impeachment inquiry

Statements from area politicians set up what will likely be a clear ideological divide in the process on Capitol Hill.

Trump: U.S. locked and loaded for response to attack on Saudis

As oil markets react to attack on Saudi oil operations, Trump says U.S. ‘locked and loaded’ for potential response.

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 15, 2019

Dem presidential candidates call for Kavanaugh’s impeachment

Several Democratic presidential candidates are calling for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated, allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in …

Trump’s Taliban invite another bold risk that’s unraveled

Trump’s weekend tweet canceling secret meetings at Camp David with the Taliban and Afghan leaders is the latest example of a president willing to take a big risk in pursuit …

Trump sends mixed messages to China on trade war

President Donald Trump is sending mixed messages about the U.S.-China trade war as leaders at a global summit in France push him to ease frictions with Beijing over tariffs and …

High-stakes gamble: Iranian envoy gets surprise G-7 invite

A top Iranian official paid an unannounced visit Sunday to the G-7 summit and was headed to the building where leaders of the world’s major democracies have been debating for …

Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh making long-shot GOP challenge to Trump

Joe Walsh, a former Illinois congressman and tea party favorite turned radio talk show host, has announced a challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020.

Washington farmers react to China’s announcement to boycott U.S. ag products

Had China’s announcement this week to stop purchasing U.S. agricultural products been the first volley of a trade war, local trade officials would have taken it like a punch to …

Supreme Court: Trump can use Pentagon funds for border wall

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.

UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019

‘Many people agree with me’: Trump digs in on racist tweets

Unbowed by searing criticism, President Donald Trump on Monday emphatically defended his tweet calling on four Democratic congresswomen of color to go back to their “broken and crime infested” countries. …

UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019

‘Let’s do it:’ 3 hours at the DMZ and a made-for-TV moment for Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un

President Donald Trump’s Demilitarized Zone stop was a display of “handshake diplomacy” for the history books, but also a chaotic spectacle reflective of the last-minute nature of the invitation to …

Tillerson says Kushner conducted foreign policy without him

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has told Congress that an awkward encounter with President Donald Trump’s son-in-law in a Washington restaurant was an example of diplomacy being conducted behind …

Dalai Lama says Trump has a ‘lack of moral principle’

The Dalai Lama accused President Donald Trump of having a “lack of moral principle” during a television interview that aired Thursday in which the Tibetan spiritual leader also voiced renewed …

Rep. Adam Smith calls for impeachment inquiry

Rep. Adam Smith is the second member of Washington’s congressional delegation to call for an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump

Trump delays a nationwide enforcement sweep to deport people living in the U.S. illegally

President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday he is delaying a nationwide sweep to deport people living in the U.S. illegally.

Trump’s threatened tariffs on hold after deal with Mexico

President Donald Trump has put on hold his plan to begin imposing tariffs on Mexico on Monday, saying the U.S. ally will take “strong measures” to reduce the flow of …

UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019

With 2020 in mind, President Trump overruled top health official on fetal tissue

The agenda for the Oval Office meeting was heavy with political and scientific significance: whether to curtail the government’s decades-long support for medical research that relies on fetal tissue from …

Feds open foreign-money investigation into Trump donor Cindy Yang

The FBI has opened a public corruption investigation into Republican donor and South Florida massage-parlor entrepreneur Li “Cindy” Yang, focusing on whether she illegally funneled money from China into the …

Hiring surge lifts economy – and Trump’s re-election chances

Surging economy is giving Trump’s re-election chances a boost

With Trump rollback, school lunch could get more white bread

More white bread could be landing on school lunch menus. The Trump administration rolled back a contested rule that required schools to serve only whole grain versions of foods.

Barr besieged by allegations of being president’s protector

Attorney General William Barr portrayed himself as an apolitical elder statesman at his confirmation hearing last January, but now he’s under fire, accused of lying and working to protect rather …

UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019

Trump, Dems agree infrastructure crumbling, but lack of details leave local officials uncertain

Road building has a long history of bridging the political chasm in Washington, D.C. How to pay for such infrastructure, however, can drive the wedge in.

Trump confident US-Japan trade deal can be reached ‘quickly’

President Donald Trump is expressing confidence that a bilateral trade deal between the U.S. and Japan can be reached quickly, despite differences over tariffs, as he welcomed Prime Minister Shinzo …

Former Homeland secretary took up cyber security despite White House aversion

Former DHS secretary pushed cybersecurity and election security within the Trump administration despite lack of White House coordination, people familiar with the matter say

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019

Democrats seek Mueller’s final full report, now decried by Trump

President Donald Trump blasted special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s final report on Friday as “total bullshit,” while the Democratic leader of the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena for …

UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019

Mnuchin says Fed independence is important globally

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday that the Federal Reserve’s independence is important globally, while refusing to comment on President Donald Trump’s latest attack on the Fed.

Redacted Mueller report expected to be released by mid-April

Attorney General William Barr has told Congress to expect a version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation by mid-April

UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers meets with Trump, top Republicans to push new trade deal with Mexico and Canada

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers emerged from a meeting at the White House on Tuesday afternoon optimistic that Congress will move forward on the president’s replacement for the North American Free …