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Tea Party versus Occupy Movement

The Tea Party movement is not just a grassroots phenomenon. It was nurtured and financed by the likes of the Koch brothers and Fox News. But it can’t be denied that it does express some populist outrage at government corruption. See That Tea Party-Occupy Wall Street Venn Diagram for an excellent, short depiction of the […]

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Rep. Hasegawa to talk about state bank at Mercer Island library Sunday

The King County Legislative Action Committee will host Rep. Bob Hasegawa (11th) at this month’s meeting: Sunday Oct. 16th, 2-4 p.m. at the Mercer Island Library. 4400 88th Avenue Southeast, Mercer Island, WA 98040-4148 Click here for a “printer friendly” version of the map & directions Rep. Hasegawa is sponsor of the State Investment Trust […]

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Supercommittee Co-Chair Patty Murray Accepts Award from Defense Industry As She Mulls Cuts To Pentagon Budget

AlterNet is reporting that Supercommittee Co-Chair Patty Murray Accepts Award from Defense Industry As She Mulls Cuts To Pentagon Budget. “Murray’s individual take in defense industry donations since 2007 is greater than the combined total of the top four supercommittee Republican recipients.” I phoned Murray’s Seattle office and asked her aide to pass on my […]

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How can WA Dems pressure Senator Murray to stand firm?

I’ve heard from several activists that their efforts to talk to Senator Murray and her staff are having little success I’m a member of the Healthy WA Coalition, along with about 100 groups, and so far, even though our efforts have made the news and rated a (negative) op-ed in the Seattle Times, we haven’t […]

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Sen. Cantwell sponsors extension of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit

At a forum on low income housing and homelessness prevention Friday, August 26, Sen. Maria Cantwell discussed the bill that she is co-sponsoring with Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe to extend and strengthen the affordable housing tax credit.  The forum took place at the Salishan housing development in Tacoma and was attended by about 300 people […]

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Quickie: I want the Democrats to win, so ….

(Editor’s note. With this posting, we introduce “quickies”: short blurbs or summaries that are quick to read and — hopefully — dense in content. Links to interesting external content also count as quickies. Often readers lack time to read longer articles.  Hop over to for a nice quickie!) I really want the Democrats to […]