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Sue Lani Madsen: Washington’s earlier primary gives voters a chance to make a difference

Washington voters are no longer afterthoughts in the presidential primary season. Along with the other Little Tuesday states of Idaho, North Dakota, Michigan, Missouri and Mississippi that also will vote …

Joe Walsh: My party has become a cult

More than anything else, what’s made my primary challenge to President Donald Trump nearly impossible – to a degree that I didn’t fully realize when I first hit the trail …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

Party-switching NJ congressman draws Trump praise, Dems’ ire

A party-switching congressman drew praise Tuesday from President Donald Trump and condemnation from Democrats, underscoring how his political fate could hinge on how forcefully he is backed by the president …

Commentary: Spiro Agnew laid the groundwork for Trump’s GOP

Fifty years ago this fall, Spiro Agnew put a new, tough-talking populist face on the GOP that proved to be the genesis of Donald Trump’s Republican Party.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: The Republican Party working to repeal the 20th century

The Republican Party’s appeal stems largely from an implicit promise: Vote for us and we will repeal the 20th century.

I left the Republican ideological bubble. I don’t want to join another.

Now that I’ve left the Republican Party, I am often asked why I simply haven’t become a Democrat. In part it’s because I don’t agree with the progressive wing of …

Sue Lani Madsen: The James Allsups of this world are not the Republican Party

There’s no question James Allsup is a white supremacist. His YouTube videos and writings are full of traditional white supremacist rhetoric that would have been found in underground newspapers a …

Jonathan Bernstein: Republicans wink at Trump’s destructiveness

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman argues that destruction is the end game of President Donald Trump’s trade war and his increasing belligerence to core U.S. allies such as Canada …

Senate’s Mitch McConnell on mission to reshape the courts

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was upbeat the night after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced he was retiring from the Supreme Court.

UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018

Despite cancer, McCain’s maverick ways press on in tweets

Sen. John McCain’s legacy was thrust into focus nearly one year ago when he announced his brain cancer diagnosis. The six-term Senator and decorated Vietnam War veteran is now fighting …

Sue Lani Madsen: National media gets punk’d over Allsup’s status update

James Allsup wasn’t “elected” a Republican Party precinct committee officer as much as some in the media want you to believe it.

Shawn Vestal: Modern-day Nazis hide swastikas under sheep’s clothing to sneak into GOP flock

The new crop of Nazis don’t come in uniform. They come in suits and ties, college boys with at least occasional good manners, wearing pocket squares and high-and-tights, spiffed up …

U.S. Senate primary: Cantwell and 29 challengers

U.S. Senate race draws a near record number of candidates and Eastern Washington’s 5th Congressional District race grows to five on final day of filing week.

UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018

Vice president’s brother wins GOP bid for Indiana House seat

The brother of Vice President Mike Pence capitalized on his famous name and backing from other top Republicans to win an Indiana congressional primary Tuesday against an entrepreneur who mostly …

UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018

Romney must compete in primary for Senate seat

Mitt Romney was forced Saturday into a Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah as he looks to restart his political career by replacing long-serving Sen. Orrin Hatch.

Ryan anoints McCarthy to be his successor as House speaker

House Speaker Paul Ryan has endorsed his top lieutenant, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, to be his successor, giving a significant boost to the Californian’s candidacy in hopes of averting a divisive …

UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018

GOP candidate Virginia Graham files for House seat in 6th District

The northwest Spokane resident said she was inspired to run after working with Reps. John Ahern and Jeff Holy on state legislation that extended the statute of limitations for victims …

UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018

Republican enters race for Congress against McMorris Rodgers, Brown

Jered Bonneau has been homeless, rallied for the Bundy family in their standoff with federal officials and will now run under the GOP banner for Eastern Washington’s congressional seat. “I …

Christopher Buskirk: How Trump can win the GOP’s great war of ideas

American conservatives are engaged in a generational struggle for the future. In the political press, with its preference for trivialization over ideas, this fight is portrayed as a mere clash …

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Trumpism wounded, but not dead

In one jaw-dropping passage, retired nurse Maggie Frear concedes Trump hasn’t kept his promise to bring the steel mills back, build a border wall, or repeal Obamacare. “But I like …

Idaho Republican Party hires new executive director, Frank Terraferma

The Idaho Republican Party has named a longtime Florida GOP official and consultant as its new executive director.

Trump hotel’s turns big profit

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump’s company turned a $1.97 million profit at its opulent Trump International Hotel so far in 2017, dramatically beating its expectations and giving the first hard numbers …

Leonard Pitts Jr.: GOP tackles nonexistent problem

A little context is critical here. It would be too easy to dismiss Donald Trump’s Commission on Electoral Integrity as superfluous evidence of the intellectual erosion of the Republican Party. …

Treasurer Rob Chase says he’s interested in open Spokane County Commission seat

Following the announced departure of Spokane County Commissioner Shelly O’Quinn expected this summer, Rob Chase, a former write-in candidate for treasurer who defeated a sitting Democrat for the office, will …

Idaho Republican Party names new executive director

The Idaho Republican Party has hired a new executive director, Lyndel Strong.

Why the right targets Ryan

They don’t view themselves as people with specific practical goals who are willing to negotiate and perhaps compromise to reach those goals. Instead, they’re heroic revolutionaries, rousing the rabble and …

Greg Sargent: Ryan holds out hope for immigrants

Paul Ryan appears to grasp that the core dilemma here is that most undocumented immigrants are more than mere lawbreakers – that stepping up deportations would break up families of …

Dana Milbank: GOP domination of D.C. is looking like E Pluribus Chaos

House Republicans from the hard-line Freedom Caucus assembled for the first time since the election for the monthly “Conversations with Conservatives.” In one hour, they served up enough intra-GOP disputes …

Smiles, cheers, excitement – and some surprise – at Spokane County GOP election party

The polls told them it wouldn’t be close. It’s already decided. The election is in the bag. Hillary Clinton will be the next president of the United States, they heard …

Leonard Pitts Jr.: For GOP, defeat is not enough

This lavish disgust has nothing, absolutely zilch, to do with conservative ideology. It has everything to do with the party’s willing and expedient embrace of crazy.