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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 2:39 p.m.

Trump to stump for one-time rival Cruz in Texas in October

President Donald Trump says he’ll ride to the rescue of one-time bitter rival Sen. Ted Cruz this fall, the strongest indication yet that the Texas conservative firebrand is getting nervous …


Sen. Ted Cruz beats TV host Jimmy Kimmel in charity game

HOUSTON – Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has triumphed over late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel in their much-hyped charity basketball game that Kimmel dubbed the Blobfish Basketball Classic. With each …


Cantwell joins Sanders in sparring with GOP over tax plan

In debate over Senate GOP tax reform plan, Sen. Maria Cantwell sticks up for taxpayers’ ability to deduct state and local taxes.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 10:38 p.m.

Ted Cruz endorses Labrador for Idaho governor in 2018

Idaho 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador announced Wednesday that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is endorsing Labrador for governor of Idaho in 2018.


Republicans blame Senate GOP for stalled Washington agenda

Republicans know who to blame for inaction in Washington – Senate Republicans.


Ted Cruz says aide inadvertently caused his porn Twitter post

Sen. Ted Cruz says an aide was responsible for the “like” that caused a pornographic post to briefly appear on Cruz’s Twitter feed overnight.


Harvey could be Ted Cruz’s time to shine; so far he hasn’t

A hurricane in his own backyard is offering Ted Cruz a prime opportunity to show Texans – and the nation – he can be a compassionate, fiscally conservative leader who’s …


Cruz pushes Obamacare repeal gambit that could roil U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON – Ted Cruz is pushing a novel strategy to blow up Obamacare, but it just might blow up the Senate too. The Texas senator is unhappy with what many …


Ted Cruz, Texas governor meet with Taiwan president

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Greg Abbott said they met Sunday with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen while she was passing through Houston on her way to Central America.


Shooting of Coeur d’Alene pastor among top Idaho stories of the year

In the deeply Republican state of Idaho, the presidential election was naturally big news. Ted Cruz won the support of the GOP delegates in the primary, but when Donald Trump …


Sen. Cruz raises prospect of lasting Supreme Court gridlock

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, who famously led the charge that partially shut down the federal government in 2013, raised the specter of leaving an indefinite vacancy on the Supreme Court …


‘Profoundly sad,’ ‘let down,’ ‘cuckservative’: Conservatives react to Cruz backing Trump

Mike Lee wasn’t going to let Ted Cruz down. The Utah senator was the first of Cruz’s 53 Republican colleagues to endorse him. In June, at the end of a …


Trump adds names to Supreme Court wish list

Donald Trump has added 10 names to the list he says he’d use to fill Supreme Court vacancies if he becomes president, including a U.S. senator whose inclusion helped secure …


In about-face, Cruz says he’ll vote for Trump

WASHINGTON – Ted Cruz says he’s voting for Donald Trump for president – a shocking about-face after he rocked the Republican convention by dramatically refusing to do so. The Texas …


Washington GOP leader, Susan Hutchison, calls Cruz ‘traitor,’ others angry at speech

Ted Cruz’s speech shocks, angers Washington delegation full of his supporters.


Trump’s visit to U.S. Capitol fails to convince skeptical GOP lawmakers

Donald Trump made strides to quell doubts over his candidacy among congressional Republicans on Thursday, but deep divisions remained just two weeks before the party’s national convention.


Idaho’s Raul Labrador: Trump should pick Ted Cruz as running mate

Idaho 1st District Congressman Raul Labrador, who will be going to the national GOP convention in Cleveland as a Ted Cruz delegate, called Thursday for Donald Trump to choose Cruz …


Trump wins Washington presidential primary by huge margin

Donald Trump takes a commanding lead in early ballot counts for the presidential primary.


Washington GOP hopes to heal wounds and unite behind Trump

Most Washington delegates to the national convention are Cruz supporters, but will likely cast ballots for Trump after Tuesday’s primary.


Ted Cruz’s delegates fight on nationally

After Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race, his campaign staffers boxed up their mementos and souvenirs as they prepared to shutter the Houston headquarters, and the Texan announced …


Cruz supporters capture Eastern Washington delegate slots to the national GOP convention

Ted Cruz is out of the race, but still running strong at the Washington Republican Convention.


Plenty of Ted Cruz supporters remain at state GOP convention

Jennifer Fetters, of Bellevue, worked a booth promoting former presidential candidate Ted Cruz at the Washington State Republican Party convention on Thursday – one of the many supporters of the …


Key Republicans swing behind Trump; he takes 2 primaries

Congressional Republicans returned to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to confront an awkward new reality: Donald Trump is their presumptive presidential nominee. Instead of uniting behind him, leading figures like House …


Charles Krauthammer: Trump’s victory a revolting paradox

If insufficient resistance to Obama’s liberalism created this sense of betrayal, why in a field of 17 did Republican voters choose the least conservative candidate?


Froma Harrop: Trump’s ascent may cool culture war

For liberals and moderates alike, Trump deserves gratitude for putting away Cruz and Fiorina.


Bernie Sanders’ money tightens as California race looms

As Bernie Sanders looks toward California to make a defiant final stand, he is bumping up against a dilemma that his campaign has not had to confront in some time. …


Trump’s self-funding pledge is fading away

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is building a finance operation that will raise money for the general election, two people familiar with the plan said.


Election analysis: Ted Cruz ran a good campaign – for 2012

He was the first of 17 Republicans to announce his presidential run in a commanding, preacherlike speech at a religious university.


GOP presidential race all but over as primary ballots mailed

Washington elections officials began mailing out presidential primary ballots Wednesday, just as the Republican presidential field narrowed to a single candidate.


Ted Cruz officially cancels Wednesday campaign stop in Spokane

Ted Cruz, who ended his presidential campaign Tuesday following a defeat in the Indiana primaries, has also canceled a campaign event in Spokane on Wednesday. The junior senator from Texas …