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Democrat Schrier advances in Washington's 8th District

Aug. 13, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — An open congressional seat in Washington state officially has its November matchup: Democrat Kim Schrier has advanced to the general election to face Republican Dino Rossi in the race for the 8th Congressional District. The race is one of three GOP-held congressional districts in...

Washington US House race likely to feature 2 Democrats

Aug. 10, 2018 7:58 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — It's looking more likely that the race for Washington's 9th Congressional District will have two Democrats on the ballot in November. After King and Pierce Counties updated their ballot counts Friday night, Democrat Sarah Smith was 2,582 votes ahead of Republican Doug Basler, a...

Washington US House race may feature 2 Democrats

Aug. 9, 2018 8:28 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A progressive Democrat has edged into the second spot in the race for Washington's 9th Congressional District, potentially setting up a November contest between two Democrats. Under Washington's primary system, all candidates appear on the same ballot and the top two vote getters advance to...

Defense bill would curb Cabinet control of nuclear agency

Jul. 22, 2018 3:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The agency that supervises the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile would essentially lose direct Cabinet oversight under legislation that Congress is negotiating. The little-noticed provision in a defense policy bill is opposed by the Trump administration and senior lawmakers from both...

Partisan divide on full display in hearing on Russia probe

Jul. 14, 2018 12:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The long-awaited questioning of the FBI agent at the heart of the 2016 election probe was always expected to be one for the history books. But Congress outdid itself. After 10 hours of finger-pointing, F-bomb reading and in-your-face testimony between special agent Peter Strzok and a...

Acrimony, insults and a Congress endlessly split over Trump

Jul. 13, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The long-awaited questioning of the FBI agent at the heart of the 2016 election probe was always expected to be one for the history books. But Congress outdid itself. After 10 hours of finger-pointing, F-bomb reading and in-your-face testimony between special agent Peter Strzok and a...