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Topic: state of the union

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January 23, 2014 at 2:41 PM

McMorris Rodgers to give GOP response to Obama speech

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep.  Cathy McMorris Rodgers will give the Republican response to the  State of the Union address next Tuesday, the first time during President Obama’s term that a woman will deliver the GOP rebuttal. McMorris Rodgers, 44, of Spokane, is a stalwart social and fiscal conservative who chairs the House Republican Conference, making…

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Comments | More in Congress | Topics: cathy mcmorris rodgers, president obama, state of the union

February 13, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Wednesday politics: State of the Union, Pelz told to put on big boy panties, longer wait for divorce

Good morning. State of the Union and the responses. So, what did you think? How did President Obama do? Is he noticeably more relaxed and more in command at the beginning of his second term, as some people say? What did you think of the substance of the speech? Some observers said he was strongest when…

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Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: president obama, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Rand Paul

February 11, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Monday politics: State of the Union; vote due on Violence Against Women Act; gun control

Good Morning. The State of the Union address. President Obama will spend part of the week practicing his remarks, which, political junkies surely know, will be delivered Tuesday evening. These speeches often have someone referring to them as the most important of  — what? — the year, a term, a presidency.  Here’s one bit of analysis…

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Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, U.S. Senate | Topics: 40 percent without background checks, gun control, Maria Cantwell

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…

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