WASHINGTON — All U.S. flags are flying at half-staff Tuesday as the Capitol prepares for a memorial service for former House Speaker Tom Foley. President Obama ordered the flags lowered Monday in honor of the Spokane Democrat, who died Oct. 18 at 84 from complications from strokes. Obama is scheduled to headline a list of dignitaries who…More
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WASHINGTON — An invitation-only memorial service for former Speaker Tom Foley of Spokane will be held next Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol. Former President Bill Clinton is expected to attend, according to Foley’s widow, Heather Foley. She said President Obama has not replied to his invitation. A second, public service has been scheduled for 11 a.m….More
Good Morning: Business exec ad is a big deal: The Olympian wrote a piece about an “unprecedented”effort by a large number of Northwest business leaders who announced support for approving Referendum 74 — for same-sex marriage — in a Seattle Times newspaper ad. Click here to see the ad. TV ads are up on both sides…More
Happy Friday: Convention rehash: OK, all the speeches have come and gone. Did President Obama’s words and delivery Thursday night persuade any undecided voters? How did the president compare with his wife, Michelle, or President 42, Bill Clinton or, for that matter, Republican Mitt Romney? Hillary Clinton watched her husband Wednesday night: Politico has an entertaining…More
On the day after Bill Clinton delivered a fiery speech at the Democratic National Convention, the Jay Inslee campaign announced that the mid-September fundraiser with the former president has nearly sold out its 2,000 tickets. Inslee, a former Democratic congressman running for governor, said he didn’t watch Clinton’s speech in real time but he “saw…More
Gubernatorial hopeful Jay Inslee and former President Bill Clinton will appear together at a luncheon fundraiser next month, the Inslee campaign announced Wednesday. Clinton, one of the most popular Democrats in the country, is expected to speak at the Sept. 15 event at the Washington State Convention Center. Tickets will start at $150. Attendees can…More