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Ryan calls for unity, less anger from his fractious GOP

House Speaker Paul Ryan called on Republicans Wednesday to unify and stop fighting each other as he tried steering his fractious party into an election year devoid of the collisions …


Trump looks to grab attention as GOP rivals debate

Republican presidential candidates take the debate stage Thursday night absent their front-runner, Donald Trump, who will instead seek to starve his rivals of attention at a critical juncture in the …


Spokane County GOP preps to nominate Todd Mielke successor

Though the list of hopefuls is long, the Spokane County Republican Party will have several weeks after the new year to nominate replacements for outgoing County Commissioner Todd Mielke.


Editorial: Republicans taking an ugly turn

Thoughtful Republicans need to consider the consequences of shrugging off the ugly transformation of their party.


For GOP, fear and anxiety in the heartland

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Sometimes this fall, it feels as if the contours of a familiar world for Republicans are under assault. They worry that immigrants here illegally are gobbling …


Dana Milbank: GOP launches brutal cliche assault on Syria

“Rise to the challenge,” says McMorris Rodgers in just one example of hackneyed phrases that stand in for substance.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 10, 2015, 11:35 p.m.

Spokane County Commission expansion proposal comes amid hostile divide on board

The proposal to expand the Spokane County Commission to five members is occurring in a contentious political climate that dates back at least a year.


Froma Harrop: Republicans spurn national interest in zeal for political warfare

Benghazi hearings, opposition to raising debt ceiling all about that base, not about what’s best for the United States at home or abroad.


House conservatives oppose McCarthy, search for alternative

The House’s most hard-edged conservatives are anxious to derail Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s bid to become speaker, but they’re outnumbered and it’s unclear if they can rally behind an alternative. …


Kathleen Parker: Would-be McCarthy reveals true objective of Benghazi hearings

Would-be McCarthy reveals true objective of Benghazi hearings.


GOP Sen. Rand Paul gives Spokane his presidential pitch

Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul told a packed room of Spokane supporters on Wednesday he believes the GOP could capture Washington’s electoral votes in 2016, if they supported a candidate …


Kathleen Parker: See Jenner buzz for what it is

Barring a terror strike or an Ebola outbreak to distract us, the 2016 presidential election seems headed for a gender identity showdown. Within days of Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover …


Shawn Vestal: GOP shies from criticizing Matt Shea publicly

Did you know Matt Shea was an Oath Keeper? Did you know he likes to sit around with other Oath Keepers – self-declared patriots and apocalyptic prophets – and check …


Shawn Vestal: ‘Tax hike’ hyperbole doesn’t stand up to scrutiny

Are you on the list? Talk about a question that cues its own ominous music.


Labrador carries independence to D.C.

WASHINGTON – While speaking to Latino voters in Boise about a decade ago, Raul Labrador caught the eye of Idaho’s highest-ranking Democrat in the state House of Representatives. The audience …


Vestal: Futility source of pride in U.S. House

Cathy McMorris Rodgers has not distinguished herself as one who makes a lot of bold, off-the-cuff statements. Even as her profile rises, with convention speeches and appearances on the Sunday …


Changing California a harbinger for GOP

LOS ANGELES – If the future happens first in California, the Republican Party has a problem. The nation’s most populous state – home to 1 in 8 Americans – has …


Romney/Paul split weighing on county GOP

A battle for control of the Spokane County Republican Party is being waged at the neighborhood level in the August primary. Competing factions of conservative Republicans are vying for the …


Romney wins five primaries

WASHINGTON – Mitt Romney laid claim to the fiercely contested Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night with a fistful of primary triumphs, then urged all who struggle in a shaky U.S. …


UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2012, 12:50 p.m.

Santorum suspends campaign for president

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Bowing to the inevitable, Rick Santorum quit the presidential campaign Tuesday, clearing the way for Mitt Romney to claim the Republican nomination.


UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2012, 1:15 p.m.

House OKs GOP budget, rejecting rival plans

Republicans pushed an election-year, $3.5 trillion budget through the House on Thursday that relies on biting spending cuts and a revamping of Medicare to curb massive federal deficits, drawing a …


House GOP unveils budget blueprint

Conservative Republicans controlling the House unveiled a budget blueprint today that combines slashing cuts to safety net programs for the poor with sharply lower tax rates in an election-year manifesto …


Presidential hopeful wows his Spokane fans

A lot of show biz has crossed the stage at the Bing, and Thursday was no different. Fans stood in line more than an hour before showtime. Some held signs …


Caucus chairman in Idaho to keep post

BOISE – Idaho Senate officials say Republican Sen. John McGee will keep his position as caucus chairman, the fourth-highest-ranking post in the GOP controlled chamber. Republican senators met behind closed …


GOP blocks Obama nominee to head financial agency

Senate Republicans today blocked President Barack Obama’s choice to head the new consumer protection agency that was designed to help curtail the excesses and abuses that led to the financial …


Romney, Perry spar over jobs, Social Security

Squaring off for the first time, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney were facing each other tonight along with struggling contender Michele Bachmann and other presidential …


McMorris Rodgers defends GOP line on economy, Medicare

Turns out that Spokane politics mirror the rancor in the other Washington. More than 600 people jammed the Lincoln Center on Wednesday night to boo or cheer Rep. Cathy McMorris …


Pawlenty’s struggling campaign bets big on Iowa

Trailing in polls and low on cash, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is betting the future of his presidential campaign on Iowa, where a late summer test vote could make …


McMorris Rodgers backs GOP ‘Pledge to America’

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was among congressional Republicans making a “pledge” Thursday to change the way the federal government works if they regain control. But her campaign opponent, Daryl …


Obama lays blame on GOP at Murray rally in Seattle

SEATTLE – President Barack Obama accused Republicans of driving the economy “into the ditch” and then asking for the keys back now that Democrats have pulled it out, in an …