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Top diplomats from U.S. and Iran at UN on Iran nuclear deal

June 30, 2020, 8:38am Politics

UNITED NATIONS — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif are scheduled to address a U.N. Security Council meeting Tuesday on the implementation of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal — the accord that the Trump administration pulled out of more than two years ago. Read story

Herrera Beutler talks politics, policing on PBS

June 30, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, recently fielded questions about identity politics, police brutality and COVID-19 during a PBS segment focused on Republican women. Read story

Petition calling for Eileen Quiring to resign gathers 2,500 signatures

June 29, 2020, 4:39pm Clark County News

A petition that began circulating online over the weekend is calling for Clark County Council Chair Eileen Quiring’s resignation. Read story

2020 Watch: Trump’s new focus on baseless voter fraud claims

June 29, 2020, 2:45pm Politics

NEW YORK — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Read story

Trump denies briefing about reported bounties on U.S. troops

June 29, 2020, 12:59pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump wasn't briefed on U.S. intelligence assessments earlier this year that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan because the information had not been “verified." Read story

Abortion foes vent disappointment after Supreme Court ruling

June 29, 2020, 11:05am Politics

NEW YORK — Abortion opponents vented their disappointment and fury on Monday after the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision to strike down a Louisiana law that would have curbed abortion access. Read story

Dems push election-season health care bill toward House OK

June 29, 2020, 11:05am Politics

WASHINGTON — A Democratic package expanding “Obamacare” coverage approached House passage Monday, a measure doomed to advance no further that spotlights how the coronavirus pandemic and President Donald Trump’s efforts to obliterate the law have fortified health care’s potency as a 2020 campaign issue. Read story

Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion clinic law

June 29, 2020, 8:55am Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era. Read story

Supreme Court refuses to block upcoming federal executions

June 29, 2020, 8:55am Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday refused to block the execution of four federal prison inmates who are scheduled to be put to death in July and August. Read story

Supreme Court declines to hear border wall challenge

June 29, 2020, 8:52am Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that rejected environmental groups’ challenge to sections of wall the Trump administration is building along the U.S. border with Mexico. Read story