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The Seattle Times political team explores national, state and local politics.

February 6, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Peyton Manning could not be consoled, says Gov. Inslee

Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee says he felt bad for Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning when he encountered him walking alone after the Seahawks trounced his team 43 to 8 this past Sunday in the Super Bowl. Inslee was leaving MetLife Stadium down a long hallway when he saw the quarterback. “He’s all alone. There was no entourage…

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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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February 6, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Obama fundraiser Suzi LeVine nominated as envoy to Switzerland

President Obama has tapped one of his top Seattle political fundraisers, former Microsoft executive Suzi LeVine, to be the next ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein. With the pick, announced last week, Obama continues a bipartisan tradition of awarding certain ambassadorships as rewards to political patrons. Since 1960, the Switzerland post has gone to career foreign…

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