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September 8, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Former Cathy McMorris Rodgers aide breaks silence on ethics case

WASHINGTON — The former spokesman for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers who allegedly filed an ethics complaint against her last year broke his silence Monday, alleging the Spokane Republican retaliated against him and claiming her staff may have lied to investigators. In a four-page email sent to The Seattle Times and other media outlets, Todd Winer said he was interviewed…

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June 11, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Not interested in moving up in wake of Eric Cantor’s ouster

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said Wednesday she will not seek to move up the House Republican leadership ladder in the wake of Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s swift fall from his No. 2 job. McMorris Rodgers, of Spokane, said in a statement she plans to stay put as the House GOP caucus’s No. 4 leader. After…

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June 11, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Cathy McMorris Rodgers could seek promotion in wake of Eric Cantor’s defeat

Updated at 11:04 a.m. with Cantor’s planned resignation: WASHINGTON — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s unanticipated defeat in Tuesday’s Virginia primary election has opened up a chance for promotion for Spokane’s Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers for the second time in two years. McMorris Rodgers, the fourth-ranking House GOP leader as chairwoman of the Republican conference, instantly vaulted to a…

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February 6, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Ethics panel weighing spending probe of Cathy McMorris Rodgers

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is facing possible ethics investigation over alleged violation of congressional rules in the run up to the  Spokane Republican’s 2012 election to the House GOP leadership’s No. 4 slot. McMorris Rodgers’ office said Thursday the House Ethics Committee is weighing whether to pursue a referral from the Office of…

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January 23, 2014 at 2:41 PM

McMorris Rodgers to give GOP response to Obama speech

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep.  Cathy McMorris Rodgers will give the Republican response to the  State of the Union address next Tuesday, the first time during President Obama’s term that a woman will deliver the GOP rebuttal. McMorris Rodgers, 44, of Spokane, is a stalwart social and fiscal conservative who chairs the House Republican Conference, making…

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November 25, 2013 at 1:12 PM

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers gives birth to third child

WASHINGTON — U.S Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Sunday gave birth to her third child — all born during the Spokane Republican’s time in Congress. McMorris Rodgers released an Instagram photo of her daughter, Brynn Catherine Rodgers, who was born at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.. The congresswoman and her husband, retired…

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November 14, 2012 at 3:40 PM

McMorris Rodgers fends off insurgent rival to win House conference chairmanship

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Spokane Wednesday won the No. 4 leadership post among House Republicans, beating back a last-minute challenger backed by several influential conservatives. McMorris Rodgers was named chair of the House Republican Conference in a secret-ballot contest. She was vice chair. McMorris Rodgers defeated Tom Price of Georgia, who was endorsed…

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November 13, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Paul Ryan backs rival of McMorris Rodgers for House leadership post

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ seemingly-inevitable promotion to the No. 4 slot in the U.S. House of Representatives hit last-minute turbulence Tuesday when Rep. Paul Ryan threw a high-profile endorsement behind her rival. Ryan, the erstwhile vice presidential candidate, is backing Rep. Tom Price of Georgia as chair of the House Republican Conference. That’s the same job Spokane’s McMorris…

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November 12, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Monday briefing: anchor giggles on pot law; GOP should become more “modern,” not “moderate”

Good Morning. U.S. Rep Cathy McMorris Rodgers joins the soul-searching: McMorris Rodgers of Spokane, rising star  of the U.S. House, told CNN Sunday  that the Republican Party, now licking its considerable wounds from last week’s election, should become more “modern” not more “moderate,” as it figures out what went wrong and right in the 2012…

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August 27, 2012 at 11:22 AM

McMorris Rodgers now ‘host’ of Republican convention

TAMPA, Fla. — The cancellation of the first day of the Republican National Convention had put in jeopardy U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers time in the spotlight as a convention speaker. But it looks like McMorris Rodgers, the Spokane Republican, will still get her time on stage. She’s been named “host” of the convention, meaning she’ll…

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