Politics

Cochran’s illness shows risks to GOP leaders of aging Senate

WASHINGTON – Top Republicans coping with a razor-thin majority in the Senate as they try pushing a partisan agenda are running smack into another complication – the sheer age and health issues of...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

A short-term health deal by senators _ with Trump’s blessing

WASHINGTON – Republican and Democratic senators joined in announcing a plan Tuesday aimed at stabilizing America’s health insurance markets in the wake of President Donald Trump’s order to...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 hours 28 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Trump warns ‘I fight back’ after McCain hits foreign policy

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Sen. John McCain that “I fight back” after McCain questioned “half-baked, spurious nationalism” in America’s foreign policy. McCain, a former...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 7 hours 43 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Trump, McConnell: No matter what people say, we’re friends

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell reaffirmed their alliance of necessity Monday in a raucous Rose Garden news conference that also underscored their sharp differences. The garrulous...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Dianne Feinstein, oldest U.S. senator, will seek re-election

WASHINGTON – Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., officially declared her intention to seek re-election Monday, ending months of speculation about her future and probably avoiding what would have been...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

State Rep. Barbara McLachlan sums up education efforts

Town halls on the teacher shortage in Colorado indicate that higher pay, better broadband internet access and respect for educators would help improve the education system. The town halls were one...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gubernatorial candidate Noel Ginsburg talks education, renewable energy

Democratic candidate for governor Noel Ginsburg outlined creative solutions for education, realistic expectations for renewable energy and more local control for economic stimulus while campaigning...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

A senior Democrat says Pelosi should step down

WASHINGTON – A senior House Democrat said Thursday that it’s time for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and two top lieutenants to prepare to step down and make way for the next...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

White House, NRA, Congress agree on regulating bump stocks

WASHINGTON – The National Rifle Association announced its support Thursday for regulating “bump stocks,” devices that can effectively convert semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons and...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Scott Pruitt’s trip to Silverton among questioned costs

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is taking heat this week for allegedly spending tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars, and that includes spending $5,719.58 on a chartered...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firebrand Alabama jurist Moore wins GOP primary runoff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Firebrand jurist Roy Moore won the Alabama Republican primary runoff for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, defeating an appointed incumbent backed by both President Donald Trump and...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

McCain’s moment: Ailing senator plays spoiler again for GOP

WASHINGTON – John McCain faced a choice that balanced friendship, party loyalty and his convictions. He made the decision some of his closest advisers expected. Looking at the twilight of his...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World