Stories tagged: presidential campaign
UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019
The former head of Ross Perot’s presidential campaign in Washington remembers the outsider politician who died Tuesday at the age of 89 as a wonderful boss.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018
The stabbing of a leading Brazilian presidential candidate jolted an already wildly unpredictable campaign to lead Latin America’s largest nation, with doctors saying Friday that Jair Bolsonaro will be hospitalized …
Mon., March 12, 2018
Donald Trump Jr. has a previously undisclosed business relationship with a longtime hunting buddy who helped raise millions of dollars for his father’s 2016 presidential campaign and has had special …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Truman’s comeback, Nov. 4, 1948
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017
Facebook says it has identified nearly 500 fake accounts, probably run from Russia, that it says spent about $100,000 on ads that amplified politically divisive issues during the 2016 U.S. …
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016
Hillary Clinton is pulling out the big guns for her final swing through the crucial battleground state of Ohio. Or at least the very, very tall ones.
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016
Thanks to the brilliance of our tripartite government, nobody gets to be dictator. And despite what nearly everyone seems to believe, our “broken government” works pretty well most of the …
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016
Donald Trump’s turbulent campaign, on display here at Sunday night’s second presidential debate with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, has damaged far more than his own White House prospects. It threatens …
Sat., Aug. 27, 2016
This Gingrichian awakening helps me understand the real division between people in disagreement: Facts versus Feelings
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016
Choosing a presidential candidate based on his or her gender is like voting for someone because you like the candidate’s hair color. It has nothing to do with a person’s …
Sun., Aug. 7, 2016
Americans take for granted peaceful transfers of power. But if the losing side declares the government illegitimate and talks of bloodbaths, something else could occur.
Sat., Aug. 6, 2016
It wasn’t Donald Trump, it was the Grand Old Party itself that dug the dark hole into which the Republican campaign has fallen.
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016
In the end, it wasn’t even close. After a GOP gathering in Cleveland that had all the incandescent joy of a biblical plague, the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia was as …
Sat., July 30, 2016
The Clinton campaign’s premise is that we’re doing OK but we can do better. There are holes to patch in the nanny-state safety net. She’s the one to do it. …
Thu., July 28, 2016
Americans seem doggedly focused lately on things that matter. Black lives matter. Blue lives matter. All lives matter.
Wed., July 27, 2016
Donald Trump’s scary, contradiction-riddled ideas about foreign policy show he has no grasp of what he talking about and no desire to learn.
Sun., July 24, 2016
The convention the Republicans just wrapped up in Cleveland, with its back-stabbing rivals, missing dignitaries and borrowed phrases from another speech, may not be a tough act to follow, but …
Thu., July 21, 2016
Republicans emerge from their 2016 convention into a long general election campaign against Hillary Clinton and the Democrats with as many challenges and problems as they had going in.
Fri., July 15, 2016
As a conservative talk-radio host in the 1990s, Mike Pence described himself as “Rush Limbaugh on decaf.”
Thu., July 14, 2016
Donald Trump is planning to announce that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is his choice for his vice presidential running mate, according to a Republican with direct knowledge of the decision.
Mon., June 20, 2016
A federal officer says a man arrested at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas told authorities he tried to grab an officer’s gun so he could kill the candidate.
Sat., June 4, 2016
With the primary season near its end, a defiant Bernie Sanders declared Saturday that the Democratic presidential process should not be decided by party leaders and elected officials, predicting a …
Thu., May 26, 2016
WASHINGTON – Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president Thursday, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and set …
Thu., May 5, 2016
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s Washington state campaign team says he will visit Spokane on Saturday.
Fri., March 25, 2016
As Washington prepares for its Democratic caucuses on Saturday, Seattle’s activists are seizing an opportunity to send a message to a national party they believe has grown too cozy with …
Wed., March 23, 2016
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan’s call in a speech on Wednesday for elevating the political debate to inspire and unite Republicans carried a huge, unspoken subtext: Donald Trump.
Mon., March 21, 2016
A federal judge has asked the Obama administration to shield from public disclosure court records related to the once-secret criminal history of a former Donald Trump business partner.
Sat., March 19, 2016
This month has brought a new challenge for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign: Black voters in Rust Belt states aren’t as solidly behind her as they’ve been in the South.
Sat., March 19, 2016
Donald Trump can insult hecklers at his rallies, tell ‘em to “go home to mommy” and even suggest they should have been roughed up. But the increasingly heated, intense protests …
Mon., March 7, 2016
Billionaire media mogul and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg says he’s decided against mounting a third-party bid for the White House.