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

Video Clip

At a rally in Cleveland for Richard Cordray, President Obama did not mince words. “What we’ve seen is a politics that feels broken right now,” the President told cheering rallygoers. “Even the folks who won don’t seem happy. Have you noticed that? They [the Republicans] won the presidency, they won the House they won the Senate, and they’re still mad. Which is interesting.”