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Herrera Beutler, Long set fundraising record in 3rd District race

October 20, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

In their second contest for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District seat, Democrat Carolyn Long and Republican incumbent Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler have set a record for the most expensive race in… Read story

Vancouver finds compromise in ‘Lynch Park’ naming debacle

October 19, 2020, 8:24pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council put to rest a 2-year-old debate Monday night over whether to name a future public park after the couple who donated it, despite the couple’s accidentally… Read story

Trump faces skeptical court in records case

October 20, 2020, 3:17pm Politics

WASHINGTON — Two of three judges on a Washington appeals court appeared skeptical of President Donald Trump’s renewed efforts to prevent accounting firm Mazars USA LLP from turning over his financial records to House Democrats. Read story

President Donald Trump moves from the podium arch 23 to allow Attorney General William Barr to speak about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room in Washington.

Trump ups pressure on Barr to probe Bidens as election nears

President Donald Trump moves from the podium arch 23 to allow Attorney General William Barr to speak about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room in Washington.

October 20, 2020, 2:45pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Attorney General William Barr to immediately launch an investigation into unverified claims about Democrat Joe Biden and his son Hunter, effectively demanding that the Justice Department muddy his political opponent and abandon its historic resistance to getting involved in elections. Read story

Residents line up outside the Montgomery County, Pa., Voter Services office, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Norristown, Pa. Monday is the last day in Pennsylvania to register to vote in the Nov. 3 election in which the presidential battleground state is playing a central role in the contest between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Republicans see bright spot in 2020 voter registration push

Residents line up outside the Montgomery County, Pa., Voter Services office, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Norristown, Pa. Monday is the last day in Pennsylvania to register to vote in the Nov. 3 election in which the presidential battleground state is playing a central role in the contest between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

October 20, 2020, 2:45pm Politics

The Republican Party has cut into Democrats’ advantage in voter registration tallies across some critical presidential battleground states, a fact they point to as evidence of steady — and overlooked — enthusiasm for President Donald Trump and his party. Read story

FILE - In this May 22, 2020, file photo the Dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is visible through heavy fog in Washington. New virus relief will have to wait until after the November election. Congress is past the point at which it can deliver more coronavirus aid soon, with differences between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Republicans and President Donald Trump proving insurmountable.

McConnell warns White House against COVID relief deal

FILE - In this May 22, 2020, file photo the Dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is visible through heavy fog in Washington. New virus relief will have to wait until after the November election. Congress is past the point at which it can deliver more coronavirus aid soon, with differences between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Republicans and President Donald Trump proving insurmountable.

October 20, 2020, 2:45pm Latest News

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday told fellow Republicans that he has warned the White House not to divide Republicans by sealing a lopsided pre-election COVID-19 relief deal with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — even as he publicly said he’d slate any such agreement for a vote. Read story

Washington 17th District Senate candidates meet with The Columbian's Editorial Board Video
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Wisconsin voters line up to cast early in-person ballots

October 20, 2020, 12:43pm Nation & World

MADISON, Wis. — Voters across Wisconsin lined up Tuesday to cast their ballots on the first day of early in-person voting in the presidential battleground state. Read story

First lady Melania Trump pauses as she and President Donald Trump walk to board Marine One at the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Washington, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base en route to Cleveland for first debate against Democrat Joe Biden.

Melania Trump nixes campaign trip due to cough from COVID

First lady Melania Trump pauses as she and President Donald Trump walk to board Marine One at the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Washington, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base en route to Cleveland for first debate against Democrat Joe Biden.

October 20, 2020, 12:14pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump’s return to the campaign trail will have to wait. Read story

President Donald Trump gestures as he talks about Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden as he speaks at a campaign rally Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D.

In debate countdown, Trump holds rally, Biden hits prep

President Donald Trump gestures as he talks about Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden as he speaks at a campaign rally Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D.

October 20, 2020, 12:00pm Politics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump shunned formal debate practice Tuesday and was heading instead for another of his big rallies, two days ahead of the final presidential debate that may be his last, best chance to alter the trajectory of the 2020 campaign. Democrat Joe Biden took the opposite approach, holing up for debate prep. Read story

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting via video conference in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020.

U.S., Russia appear set to extend last remaining nuclear pact

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting via video conference in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020.

October 20, 2020, 12:00pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — The United States and Russia inched closer Tuesday to a deal to extend their last remaining arms control pact, after U.S. threats to allow the deal to expire early next year. Read story