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July 23, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Monday briefing: Gun control; who’s skipping conventions?

Good Morning:

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg
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Gun control probably will get a new airing this week in the aftermath of the mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater.  One person not shy about wagging his finger at politicians on both sides of the aisle is New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He has strong opinions about both presidential candidates and their inability to say/do anything compelling about this dicey issue. What do you think about Bloomberg’s rant?

 

 

Who is going to the Republican National Convention in late August? For whatever reason, some people are skipping it. Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna earlier announced he cannot fit convention activities into his schedule. The latest individual who can’t — won’t — make the trek to Tampa is former President George W. Bush. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee “likely” will attend the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina a week later, a spokesman said, but his schedule has not been finalized. What’s going on?

One item headed to the November ballot for Seattle voters is replacement of the crumbling sea wall. City Councilmember Jean Godden penned a piece for Crosscut.com that goes on at some length about the little critter that is making the sea wall less seaworthy, the lowly gribble.

This is a busy week for the Seattle Times Politics Northwest blog. Join us Thursday, July 26, at noon for a live chat with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee and Friday, July 27, at 10:30 a.m. for a live chat with Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna.

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