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January 28, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Monday politics: New Obama in, Palin out, Don Benton everywhere

Good Morning. New Obama in office: Many political observers are talking about President Obama’s inaugural address and how, in the second term, he may just  let his views  hang out there. He does seem to be developing new ways to maneuver around partisan gridlock. The latest example is gun control. Instead of calling up a bunch…

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January 11, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Friday politics: Dems may lead some state Senate committees, Murray and assault weapons ban

Good Morning. The Legislative session is a go on Monday. Political observers are gearing up for a lengthy outing. For Democrats in the state Senate, it might feel longer than normal, because two Democrats, Rodney Tom and Tim Sheldon, joined with Republicans to stage a power shuffle.  Under the unusual arrangement, Tom becomes…

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Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, State budget, State Legislature | Topics: anti-illegal guns, assault weapons ban, gun membership

December 21, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Friday politics: McKenna’s reflections, new gun control fans, Steinbrueck’s candidacy

Good Morning. Happy Friday and Happy Holidays: UPDATED:  includes link to NRA Press Conference. Rob McKenna and the GOP: Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna has been out and about talking about the 2012 election. He had some very interesting things to say about re-branding the national Republican Party and how the party must change, as in,…

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