Washington state’s congressional delegation on Monday submitted a strong entry into this year’s political Super Bowl betting sweepstakes, announcing a mass wager with Colorado’s delegation. That means all members of Congress representing Washington and Colorado — 17 in all; 10 from Washington and seven from Colorado — are offering to give something to the other side…More
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WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Adam Smith of Bellevue on Wednesday called for supplying arms and humanitarian aid to Syrian opposition forces in response to last week’s apparent chemical attacks on civilians blamed on President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. But Smith, the top Democrat on the House Armed Service Committee, remains unconvinced that military action by the…More
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Adam Smith has joined the call for boycotting the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia unless authorities there renounce a new Russian law against “homosexual propaganda.” In an interview with KIRO Radio’s Jason Rantz Show that first aired Saturday, the Bellevue Democrat that no athletes traveling to Sochi, Russia, for the games…More
Good morning. Big weekend for gay marriage in Washington state. So, what do voters across the country think about gay marriage? A new poll reported in Politico says a plurality — not a majority – of Americans favor gay marriage. The Times’ Carol Ostrom reported Saturday about people in our state who voted against…More
U.S. Rep. Adam Smith has served eight terms in the 9th Congressional District, but last year’s redistricting drew two Democratic opponents who say he’s now too conservative for the new boundaries. Two Republicans are running against him, too. But only one of his three opponents even lives in the new 9th District. You don’t have to live…More