That Washington

US Senate Defeats Anti-Birth Control Amendment; Murray and Cantwell Speak

The US Senate, with Washington State Sen. Patty Murray (D) introducing the motion, rejects an amendment to the transportation package that would have limited women's access to contraception.

03/01/2012 By Josh Feit

The C is for Crank

Murray: GOP Policies, Statements "Insulting to Women"

US Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), tells MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell that recent statements and policy decisions by Republicans---including a house committee chair who refused to allow a single woman to testify in favor of contraceptive coverage---were "insulting t

02/17/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

The GOP Triples Down Against Birth Control

GOP leader says coverage for birth control will lead to "totalitarian injustice," and he'll "fight to my death" to make sure women don't get it.

02/17/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

Republicans Seek To Deny Contraception Coverage They Enjoy Themselves; Murray Responds

Republicans in Congress vow to pass legislation to deny women who work for religious schools and nonprofits a health-care benefit they themselves enjoy.

02/08/2012 By Josh Feit

That Washington

Patty Murray: Fight for Women Isn't Over

US Sen. Patty Murray says the fight for women's reproductive rights is far from over.

02/07/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

The Crushing Burden

Thursday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: the NFIB, the AWB, SOPA, HB 2445, and the Central Cinema.

01/18/2012 By Morning Fizz

That Washington

DSCC Leader Patty Murray's Upbeat Spin on Nelson News

Nelson resignation puts pressure on Murray's DSCC.

12/27/2011 By Josh Feit


Tuesday Jolt: Jaime Herrera Beutler & Patty Murray Agree

The day's winners and losers.

12/20/2011 By Afternoon Jolt


Tuesday Jolt: Sen. Patty Murray

The day's winners and losers.

12/13/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

That Washington

A Quick PubliCola Q&A: Outtakes from the Patty Murray Press Conference

Sen. Murray on the FDA and the NLRB.

12/09/2011 By Josh Feit

That Washington

Patty Murray Occupies Elliott Bay Books

Sen. Patty Murray follows the Occupy script at press conference denouncing Republicans over payroll tax cut filibuster.

12/09/2011 By Josh Feit


Wednesday Jolt: Patty Murray On Plan B and Taxes

The day's winners and losers.

12/07/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

Morning Fizz

In Marked Contrast

Wednesday Edition. Caffeinated news and gossip starring: protester's dramatic story questioned; legislative agenda finalized; Lake City neighbors get organized (against homeless shelter); and Wilbur vs. Murray.

11/23/2011 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz


Monday Edition. Caffeinated news & gossip featuring: Gov. Chris Gregoire, US Sen. Patty Murray; and Occupy Seattle.

11/21/2011 By Morning Fizz

That Washington

Murray-Helmed Supercommittee Looks Headed for Failure

What's next for the debt-reducing supercommittee.

11/18/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Tuesday Jolt: Getting Defensive

If the supercommittee in DC fails, Washington State is screwed.

11/01/2011 By Afternoon Jolt


Wednesday Jolt: Heroes

Today's winners and losers.

10/26/2011 By Afternoon Jolt


Campaign Fizz: Union Endorses Hague

Your one-stop shop for today's local campaign news, gossip, and analysis.

10/20/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

Seattle Times: Lefties Seek "Listening Session" with Sen. Murray

US Sen. Murray pressured to meet with social service advocates.

08/24/2011 By Josh Feit

That Washington

Sen. Murray and Her Discontents

In an op/ed for the Wall Street Journal, Sen. Patty Murray argues for "bipartisanship" and "compromise" in solving the economic crisis. Unsurprisingly, not everyone agrees.

08/18/2011 By Erica C. Barnett