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January 21, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Monday politics: Inaugural in D.C., conservatives and the gender gap, legislators to watch

Good Morning. Happy MLK and second inaugural day. President Obama will be sworn in (again) to his second term today. Here is a link to the schedule, the ceremonial swearing in, the festivities, all of it. Question: Is there an excitement/enthusiasm gap between this inauguration and Obama’s first one in 2008? You make the call. Update:…

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Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: Cathy McMorris Rodgres, Chris Christie, inaugural

December 24, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Monday politics: giving ‘em Heck, McAuliffe laments Senate leadership change, gun politics

Good Morning. Merry Almost-Christmas.   Denny Heck lands on a hot committee: Rep.-elect Denny Heck, he of the new 10th Congressional District, doesn’t fully settle in Washington, D.C., until January, but he has landed a spot on the House budget committee and he’s pleased as Christmas  punch about it. Read his press release.  Apparently, he…

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Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, State Legislature, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: Chris Christie, education committee, education reform

December 14, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Friday politics: right-sizing Chris Christie, driving Ms. Gregoire, Dan Evans on the coup

Good Morning and Happy Friday:   Can Christie run for prez?: Only ABC’s Barbara Walters could get away with a question like this:  Is New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie too, well, large to be president.? Psshaw, says Christie, who acknowledges that he is significantly overweight, but not so much that he couldn’t serve as president of…

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Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: Chris Christie, coalition government, dan evans

November 14, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Wednesday briefing: GOP govs soul-searching, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, pot prices

Good Morning. Plenty of Republican governors, lots of soul-searching: As Washington s-l-o-w counted ballots in its close governor’s race last week, it was easy to forget–  or ignore — the fact that Republicans did pretty well electing governors in the 2012 election. The total number of GOP governors now stands at 30, highest for either…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, Governor, homepage, Marijuana, Politics Northwest, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: 30 gop governors, Bobby Jindal, Chris Christie

October 4, 2012 at 4:43 PM

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie rallies Republican troops in Snohomish County

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stopped by Snohomish County’s Republican headquarters in South Everett Thursday afternoon to thank volunteers and rally the troops working to elect Rob McKenna as  governor. “The way we’re going to win this election is all of you,” he said, as a grinning McKenna stood nearby. Volunteers personally vouching…

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Comments | More in Governor, homepage, State Legislature, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: Chris Christie, John Koster, Rob McKenna

September 19, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Chris Christie coming back to campaign again for Rob McKenna

In one of his more memorable lines during a rally in Bellevue last month, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie urged attendees to get Rob McKenna elected governor… or else. “I’ve been really nice and friendly tonight, haven’t I?” Christie said. “I haven’t said anything bad about anybody. Haven’t gotten angry. I haven’t, you know, gone…

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August 9, 2012 at 5:59 PM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie rallies Washington state Republicans

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie rallied support for gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna before a crowd of about 200 Republicans in Bellevue Thursday afternoon. “He has earned your trust,” said Christie, a GOP firebrand and rumored vice presidential candidate, in town to raise money for McKenna. “He has earned your respect. He has earned your support through…

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