Offering asides, recommended links, blogworthy quotations, and more, In Brief is the Northwest Progressive Institute's microblog of world, national, and local politics.

Quotation

They’re not fake Web sites… These are real attack Web sites.

— A National Republican Congressional Committee operative, laughably trying to claim there is nothing wrong with a number of websites the NRCC has designed to look like legitimate online local news sources. The websites are being used as vehicles to attack Democratic candidates. The websites may be real attack sites, but they’re also masquerading as fake news sources. Nice try, NRCC. That dog won’t hunt.