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U.S. Rep. McMorris Rodgers Signs on to Radical Anti-Abortion Bill

US Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers co-sponsors an anti-abortion bill that would allow doctors to refuse life-saving care to pregnant women

02/10/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

The 2012 Governor's Race Has Begun

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH COMMENTS FROM MCKENNA'S OFFICE AND INSLEE'S OFFICE. Inslee v. McKenna on health care reform.

02/09/2011 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Rob McKenna's Legal Battle with Himself

Either McKenna failed to read all the lawsuit documents he signed, causing him to not understand the breadth of what he was asking for, or he has simply been lying when he asserted it wouldn't "overturn or repeal" the entire health care reform act.

02/07/2011 By Advokat

This Washington

Re: LawNerd v. McKenna

"Members of Congress should immediately revisit the law and pass a version that does not violate the Constitution."

02/07/2011 By Josh Feit

This Washington

McKenna Declares Victory, But Ignores the Fine Print

Rob McKenna was quick to claim victory against the congressional “power grab." But was this week's Florida ruling a real victory for McKenna? The details of the decision show otherwise.

02/02/2011 By Advokat

That Washington

Extra Fizz: Sen. Patty Murray Staffer Joins DC Lobbying Firm

Jeff Bjornstad joins W2A firm.

02/01/2011 By Josh Feit

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Grist: "Winning the Future" Has to Include Trains

Grist: We can't move forward without public support of high-speed rail. And that means public money.

01/27/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

That Washington

State of the Union: Two Years into Obama's Presidency. 10 Years into the War.

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH OBMA'S REMARKS ON IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, AND PAKISTAN. I wondered, as the quiet crew on 2nd Ave. read off the names of dead soldiers from Washington State, what Obama would say about Afghanistan tonight.

01/25/2011 By Josh Feit

That Washington

Extra Fizz: Savage on Gays and the State of the Union

I have to admit, one reason I left my longtime gig as the Stranger's news editor was because I got a little tired of following Dan Savage's directives. Ha. Well now President Obama is stuck with Savage.

01/24/2011 By Josh Feit

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Grist: House Republicans' Cuts Target Green-Energy, Family Planning Programs

Grist: The House GOP has proposed cuts that won't save much money, but will represent a major setback to environmental and family-planning programs.

01/21/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

That Washington

Under Attack Over Health Care Provision, Election 2012 Begins for Cantwell

Sen. Maria Cantwell responds to GOP attack over health care bill.

01/20/2011 By Josh Feit

That Washington

Extra Fizz: Esser Goes for Steele on First Ballot

Esser makes nice with Priebus after first voting for Steele.

01/17/2011 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Feds, State at Impasse Over Tunnel Under Downtown Federal Building

The federal government says it "will not be granting any further access to the [downtown Federal Office Building]" to the deep-bore tunnel project team, their contractors, or potential bidders until the state resolves a number of serious questions about t

01/17/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Shakespeare's Sister: Bill O'Reilly and the Threats Against McDermott

Shakespeare's Sister: Bill O'Reilly attacked US Congressman Jim McDermott the same day he received right-wing death threats.

01/13/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

That Washington

Gunman Shoots U.S. Rep. in Arizona, Federal Judge Killed in Attack

Today's political violence in Tuscon shouldn't come as a big surprise.

01/08/2011 By Josh Feit

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Wall Street Journal: GOP Jeopardizes Roads and Transit Funding

The Wall Street Journal reports that the new GOP congress wants to change the way the feds fund transportation. What does that mean for Washington State? And what do our reps think about it?

01/05/2011 By Josh Feit

City Hall

2011 Is the New 2010: PubliCola's New Year's Predictions

PubliCola's political predictions for 2011.

12/30/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

That Washington

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen: In 2011, I Will...

PubliCola asked 2010 newsmakers to tell us what their 2011 resolutions were. U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen promises to get to work as the loyal opposition ... to the Tea Party.

12/23/2010 By U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen