Politics on the Wire
WASHINGTON — It's time to let television viewers buy individual channels, rather than being required to pay for bundles of programming, Sen. John McCain told a Senate panel Tuesday.
President defends actions on Benghazi
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama tried to swat down a pair of brewing controversies Monday, denouncing as “outrageous” the targeting of conservative political groups by the federal IRS but angrily denying any administration cover-up after last year’s deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron opened wide-ranging talks at the White House Monday on Syria and trade, though brewing domestic controversies were competing for the White House's attention.
No progress has been reported in weeks since session
OLYMPIA — Washington lawmakers return to the Capitol on Monday to finish their work on a two-year state budget, but with no deal reached during their two-week interim, the special legislative session could take its full allotted 30 days, if not longer.
WASHINGTON — House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act.
WASHINGTON — Politicians love few things better than a scandal to trip up their opponents, and Republicans hope last year's fatal attack on U.S. diplomats in Libya will do exactly that to Hillary Rodham Clinton and other Democrats.
WASHINGTON — Offering a more upbeat view of the economy, President Barack Obama resurrected his jobs proposals Thursday, advancing modest initiatives as he pushed for action on more ambitious efforts that face resistance from congressional Republicans. “We’re poised for progress,” he declared.
WASHINGTON — A far-reaching immigration bill has survived an early test, as two of its Republican authors sided with Democrats to vote against strengthening border-security provisions.
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OLYMPIA — The son of Washington state senator Brian Hatfield, D-Raymond, has pleaded guilty to rape after a younger boy reported incidents that occurred at the lawmaker's home.
WASHINGTON — The Senate rejected an effort Wednesday to expand the use of firearms on some of the nation's most frequently visited federal lands, handing gun control advocates a modest success.
SPOKANE — U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has joined with opponents of a large proposed Indian casino near Fairchild Air Force Base outside Spokane.
CHARLESTON, S.C. — In a story of political redemption, Mark Sanford is headed back to Congress after his career was derailed by scandal four years ago.
WASHINGTON — South Korea's President Park Geun-hye told Congress on Wednesday that she will never accept a nuclear-armed North Korea and that provocative actions by the reclusive communist country "will be met decisively."
WASHINGTON — They are young, often low-ranking service members out on the weekend in the late night and early morning hours. Sometimes they've been drinking. Often those who sexually assault them are in the armed forces, too. But in the vast majority of military sexual assault cases — as many as 22,000 in 2012 — the victim chooses not to report the attack or unwanted sexual contact.