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September 19, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Joe Biden expected in Seattle for Cantwell’s Senate fundraiser

Corrected on Sept. 22, 2014 UPDATED AT 3:06 p.m. with comment from Cantwell’s campaign: WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden will attend a fundraiser in Seattle next month to benefit a new joint fundraising committee created by Sen. Maria Cantwell and three other female Democratic senators up for election this year. The Oct. 9 event will…


Comments | More in Congress, U.S. Senate | Topics: 2014 elections, Joe Biden, Maria Cantwell

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…


Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, Port Commission, State Legislature | Topics: assault weapons ban, budget chairwoman, Don Benton

January 23, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Wednesday politics: abortion poll; gun control and Senate; Rodney Tom and his district

Good morning. Tuesday marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. NBC and the Wall Street Journal took the opportunity to offer a poll that shows a new majority now favors abortion. The poll is interesting, because poll numbers on this topic have been bopping around in recent years. Take a look.  In Olympia, meanwhile,…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: Joe Biden, parental notification, poll

January 14, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Monday politics: Nate Silver and Seahawks; inaugurations ahead; gun plan coming

Good morning. Nate Silver, 50 states and the Hawks: Nate Silver, The New York Times wonder-math-nerd  who predicted the 2012 presidential election outcome in all 50 states, had what turned out to be an unfortunate prediction for Sunday’s football game. He said the Seahawks would win, but, oops, that did not come to pass.  His…


Comments | More in Governor, homepage, Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: Gov. Chris Gregoire, Gov. Jay Inlsee, gun politics

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…


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

October 12, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Friday briefing: Debating the debates; new Inslee ad featuring the Big Dog

Happy Friday, Everyone The debates: So admit it, you watched both debates. You have no known life. I did, too. Who won the vice-presidential debate? And, if you don’t like that question, Who made the case for the Democratic or Republican ticket? The whole idea of a vice-presidential debate, of course, is to figure out which…


Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: debates, Jay Inslee, Joe Biden

October 10, 2012 at 5:20 PM

The Seattle Times live chats Thursday evening during gov and veep debates

[do action=”custom_iframe” url=”″ width=”620″ height=”600″ frameborder=”0″ style=”border: 1px solid #000″][/do] Wow, what a busy night in politics. The Seattle Times politics team is live-streaming Thursday night’s vice-presidential debate and hosting a live chat with you, the readers, and some of our editors and writers. Join us for a discussion from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. about…


Comments | More in Governor, homepage, Politics Northwest | Topics: Debate, Jay Inslee, Joe Biden

July 9, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Vice President Biden attacks Romney at fundraiser for Cantwell

This post is by staff reporter Theodoric Meyer Vice President Joseph Biden sharply criticized Mitt Romney and the Republican Party on Monday at a fundraiser for Sen. Maria Cantwell in Seattle, calling the presidential hopeful “George Bush on steroids” and lampooning the GOP’s foreign policy as “right out of the Cold War.” Biden spent much of his…


Comments | More in U.S. Senate | Topics: Joe Biden, Maria Cantwell, U.S. Senate