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October 29, 2013 at 9:22 AM

Flags at half-staff for Tom Foley memorial service

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…

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October 24, 2013 at 8:10 AM

Tom Foley memorial service set for Oct. 29 at U.S. Capitol

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….

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October 15, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Monday briefing: Big group of business leaders for gay marriage; Biden laugh-a-thon in an ad

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…

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Comments | More in Education, homepage, Live chats, Marijuana, Politics Northwest | Topics: Bill Clinton, bruce springsteen, business leaders

September 7, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Friday briefing: Did Obama close the sale?; Ryan code name; what? — no balloons

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…

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Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, Seattle City Council | Topics: Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, president obama

September 6, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Inslee-Clinton fundraiser almost sold out, boasts excited campaign

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…

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August 22, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Bill Clinton to raise money for Jay Inslee in Seattle next month

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…

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