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May 26, 2014 at 3:45 PM

NSA: Don’t expect government to stop spying

The bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives to address the NSA’s bulk collection of American phone records mentions halting the collection of “to and from” data from American landlines [“House passes curbs on NSA phone surveillance,” Politics, May 22]. Why the heck are we still arguing about landlines? Most Americans stopped relying…

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September 25, 2013 at 7:26 AM

Conservatives make big cuts to food stamps

Corrected version A punch in the gut When I first heard that the House of Representatives narrowly passed legislation to cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by $4 billion annually for the next 10 years, I was shocked and saddened. [“House conservatives vote to cut $4B in food stamps,” News, Sept. 20.] A “yes” vote on…

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Comments | More in Economy, Food/nutrition, Politics | Topics: conservatives, cut, food stamps

September 24, 2013 at 6:27 AM

Potential government shutdown

A modest proposal If the House and Senate fail, yet again, to do their job, and the federal government shuts down Oct. 1, I have a proposal. [“Leaders bicker, shutdown looms,” page one, Sept. 21.] As of Oct. 1, every member of the House and Senate, and all of their staff, should cease receiving all pay,…

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Comments | More in Economy, Politics | Topics: Congress, federal government, government shutdown

March 9, 2013 at 6:00 AM

House hears testimony from biotech-food industry regarding GMOs

Arguments against labeling are lacking Thanks for the coverage of “House panel hears biotech-food testimony,” [NWThursday, March 7]. It must have been hard for Robert Maguire to make his arguments against labeling GMOs with a straight face. First Amendment issues. Really? Less choice in Europe. Really? –Margy Laughlin, Seattle

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Comments | More in Food/nutrition | Topics: GMOs, House of Representatives

February 27, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Negative response grows as sequester nears

Reliance on federal funding may need to end Monday’s Seattle Times article “Stalemate in D.C. may cost state millions in federal aid” [page one, Feb. 25] predicts a disaster for our state. Hundreds of teacher layoffs, thousands of children losing vaccinations, child care, college help and Head Start. Loss of cancer screening, cuts in health…

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Comments | More in budget cuts, Congress, Politics | Topics: House of Representatives, President Barack Obama, Sequester