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November 17, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Patty Murray urges Obama to stay firm on immigration action

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. WASHINGTON — Sen. Patty Murray and her fellow Democratic leaders on Monday urged President Obama to stick to his resolve to act unilaterally on immigration reform, which has incensed conservatives and triggered threats of another government shutdown. In a letter to Obama, the lawmakers say immigrant communities have waited long…


Comments | More in U.S. Senate | Topics: immigration reform, Obama, patty murray

October 25, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Obama to take part in Foley memorial

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama will take part in a memorial service for former House Speaker Tom Foley next Tuesday at the Capitol building. Foley was a 30-year veteran of the House who died last Friday at the age of 84. Obama praised him as a “legend of the United States Congress” whose straightforward approach…


Comments | More in Congress, Federal government, U.S. House of Representatives, White House | Topics: memorial, Obama, Tom Foley

September 21, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Friday briefing: Damning tape meets damning tape; ads flying

Happy Friday: You have a damning  tape, I have a damning  tape: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney seized on comments the Democratic president made this week about his inability these last four years to change the tone of politics in Washington, D.C.   President Obama told a TV audience it is difficult to change things from…


Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, Seattle City Council | Topics: change tone, cheryl chow, Mitt Romney

September 10, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Obama way ahead in Washington state

President Obama has had a few positive weeks, including a convention that came off without many noticeable glitches, at least as far as voters in Washington state seem to think. The latest KING-TV poll conducted by SurveyUSA shows Democrat Obama now leading Republican Mitt Romney by a whopping 16 points in research conducted Sept. 7…


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July 18, 2012 at 6:03 AM

Wednesday briefing: singing presidential ads; ballots out; big bucks in the 6th District

Good Morning. Something  funny, as in, odd, is happening with presidential campaign ads that feature the candidates breaking into song.  Earlier this week, Team Obama released a powerful ad against Republican Mitt Romney that takes Romney’s singing of “America the Beautiful” and overlays it with mentions of his activities overseas that have not benefited working Americans. Take…


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