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100 Years Ago in Spokane: Poindexter’s name discussed as Republican nominee for president

For the moment, U.S. Sen. Miles Poindexter appeared to show promise as the 1920 Republican presidential nominee. A Republican national committeeman said states in the South and West were lined …


Spin Control: End of the month means candidates have their hands out

The end of each month always brings a slew of frantic pleas from candidates who always seem to be scrambling to meet a deadline for a monetary goal they themselves …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

Robert Mueller takes the TV stage; Democrats hope America tunes in

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s appearance before two House committees promises to be the TV event of the year in the U.S. House.


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 5:11 p.m.

GOP Sen. Rand Paul blocks bill to boost 9/11 victims fund

A Republican senator has blocked a bipartisan bill that would ensure a victims’ compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.


UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019, 2:20 p.m.

GOP lawmakers return to Oregon Capitol, ending walkout over emissions bill

Republican lawmakers have returned to the Oregon Senate, ending a walkout over a carbon emissions bill they said would harm their rural constituents.


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019, 5:56 p.m.

State abortion bans may hand Democrats a political weapon

Members of both parties say a flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year’s elections


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 10:14 p.m.

Some Democrats see Fox as a helpful link to voters

Increasingly, Fox News is the star of the Democratic race. After years of playing the culture wars, the cable news network has become a key flash point in the 2020 …


House GOP seeks women, fresh faces for 2020 challengers

Top Republicans are searching district-by-district for just the right candidates – women and political newcomers in many cases – to help them recapture the House, six months after a political …


Sen. Burr takes GOP fire over Trump Jr subpoena

Republicans lashed out Thursday at fellow GOP Sen. Richard Burr for his committee’s subpoena of President Donald Trump’s son, a move that suggested the Russia investigation is not “case closed” …


Senate rejection of Trump border emergency no longer certain

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is trying to make it harder for Republicans to avoid an embarrassing Senate rebuff of President Donald Trump’s effort to steer billions of extra federal dollars …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 12:38 a.m.

2020 Dems hit early voting states; Weld explores GOP bid

Several Democratic presidential candidates are spending the long holiday weekend on the campaign trail, while a Republican has announced he’s creating an exploratory committee for a possible 2020 run.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 9:43 a.m.

Washington, Idaho lawmakers start formulating positions on immigration deal to avert shutdown

Under mounting pressure from his own party, President Donald Trump appeared to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement Tuesday that would head off a threatened second government shutdown but …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 9:10 p.m.

Trump urges America to ‘choose greatness’ in State of the Union address

Facing a divided Congress for the first time, President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Washington to reject “the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution.” He warned emboldened Democrats that …


Court picks Virginia redistricting plan that helps Democrats

A panel of federal judges has chosen a redistricting map for Virginia’s House of Delegates that could shift some districts toward Democrats and help the party gain control in this …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 2:13 p.m.

Trump stalks out of shutdown session with Dems – ‘Bye-bye’

President Donald Trump stalked out of his negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday – “I said bye-bye,” he tweeted soon after – as efforts to end the 19-day partial government …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

Some Texas lawmakers see less appetite for divisive measures

Texas’ last legislative session ended with one lawmaker threatening to shoot another after reporting Hispanic protesters to immigration agents, and corporate giants from Amazon to the NFL issuing warnings over …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 8:23 p.m.

No deal to end shutdown; Trump says ‘could be a long time’

No one budged at President Donald Trump’s closed-door meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday, so the partial government shutdown persisted through Day 12 over his demand for billions of dollars to …


State Sens. Mark Schoesler, Shelly Short offer GOP perspective for upcoming legislative session

The two Eastern Washington Republicans pushed back on Gov. Jay Inslee’s requests for more spending and offered their insight into issues affecting Spokane, including homelessness, in a wide-ranging interview earlier …


Stuart Rothenberg: Where Republicans, Democrats stand heading into 2019

As we enter a two-year presidential cycle, the parties stand at very different places, but the one thing they have in common is voters’ skepticism.


Republicans face renewed pressure on Mueller protection bill

Senate Republicans are facing renewed pressure to pass legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller, with a handful of GOP senators urging their leadership to hold a vote now that …


Washington state Sen. Joe Fain concedes to Democratic challenger Mona Das

In a tough campaign season for King County Republicans and with the cloud of a rape allegation hanging over him, Washington state Sen. Joe Fain on Friday night conceded the …


Analysis: Why ‘a real race’ in Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown contest offered familiar November result

Democrats said they couldn’t match the fervor from energized Republicans in Eastern Washington that led to a comfortable GOP win in the district, despite rumors of a “blue wave.” Republicans …


Braun defeats Donnelly in Indiana U.S. Senate race

Republican Mike Braun has defeated Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana, a blow to Democrats trying to maintain their hold on red states that backed President Donald Trump.


Democrat Wexton defeats Rep. Comstock, turning GOP stronghold in Virginia blue

Democrat Jennifer Wexton defeated Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., ending nearly four decades of Republican control of a key northern Virginia seat.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Trump revives fiery immigration talk for ‘caravan’ election

Donald Trump fueled his 2016 campaign with fiery immigration rhetoric, visions of hordes flowing across the border to assault Americans and steal their jobs. Now, in the final weeks before …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 12:20 p.m.

Lisa Brown, Cathy McMorris Rodgers reveal their most admired party leader in Rotary debate

Taking the stage for the second time in less than 24 hours, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown met in a public debate Thursday hosted by Spokane Rotary 21. …


New York’s Cuomo blasts Trump, Republicans in protest clash

Gov. Andrew Cuomo questioned Sunday why state Republicans would have invited the founder of a far-right group to speak in Manhattan, and he blamed them and President Donald Trump for …


GOP pins hopes for keeping Ryan’s Wisconsin seat on Ryan 2.0

Ironworker Randy Bryce spent months gearing up to try to unseat House Speaker Paul Ryan in November’s election, cleverly cultivating an “Iron Stache” persona for a candidacy that was as …


Congressional Republicans tentatively agree to raise federal worker pay, rebuffing Trump

Congressional Republicans have tentatively agreed to a 1.9 percent pay raise for the nation’s 2 million civilian federal workers, overruling President Donald Trump who sought to freeze their pay.


Trump urges supporters to vote in wake of Kavanaugh hearing

President Donald Trump on Saturday turned his embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh into a rallying cry for Republicans to vote in November, saying they can help reject the “ruthless …