Month: September 2014

Debating “debate”

Across the river in Oregon, debates have been making headlines today. Gubernatorial candidates Gov. John Kitzhaber and Dennis Richardson "sparred" in Sunriver. And Monica Wehby, who is hoping to oust Sen. […]

Batman or bogeyman? It might not matter

California billionaire Tom Steyer entered Oregon and Washington politics in a big way this week. Steyer has been described by many as the liberal version of the Koch brothers and his […]

Remember “he wants you to a pay a litter tax (on your) newspaper?”

Dean Simrell isn’t a huge fan of Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver. But when Simrell, who lives in the 17th Legislative District, received Benton’s newsletter in the mail he thought maybe the […]

3 minutes. Click. Done.

If you're eligible to vote but not registered, Washington's Secretary of State's office has a message for you: Take three minutes and register online. There are 210,000 eligible residents in the […]

Dark money in politics

As Republicans and Democrats fight for control of the U.S. Senate this November, they are getting help from so-called "dark money," according to a Washington State University researcher who keeps an […]

Where’s the kingmaker?

County Commissioner David Madore is no stranger to dipping into his deep pockets for political purposes. He first burst on the scene, after all, when he funneled nearly $180,000 out of […]

McMorris Rodgers, highest ranking woman in GOP and mentor to JHB, accused by staffer of ethics violations

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, of Spokane, the highest-ranking woman in the House Republican party, is being accused by her former communication director of numerous ethics violations. For the first […]

Is the Congressional town hall “on death’s doorstep”?

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Buetler, R-Camas, has repeatedly been criticized for avoiding the traditional town hall format.  Turns out, she's not the only one. Earlier this month, the Huffington Post ran an article […]

Brian Baird blasts powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee in national magazine

Not long after taking office, former Congressman Brian Baird went on an all-expense paid trip to Israel. The powerful lobbying group known as American Israel Public Affairs Committee picked up the […]

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