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Category Archives: Party Politics

Will Democrats unite to defend good deeds of the Biden-Harris administration, or snipe while Republicans fire their guns?

Excerpt: Progressive and partially conservative Democrats are split on how quickly to approve infrastructure. The Republicans are directing their fire at the priorities included in the budget reconciliation process. Can Democrats unite to wage a strong front in the midterms?
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Tom Campion is a donor with a cause who once hosted President Obama at his home. This week, he got to introduce Joe Biden.

Excerpt: On Monday, the Democratic Party hosted an electronic fundraiser. Zumiez CEO Tom Campion, who has helped the party raise money for years, and whose philanthropy has helped defend the Arctic Refuge against drilling, had the honor of introducing President Joe Biden.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Dan Newhouse’s political future was imperiled by his January 2021 impeachment vote. Can he appease the Trump cult?

Excerpt: He may not like grizzly bears, but Dan has become a serious pander bear, trying to get back into the good graces of the Republican base after breaking with Trump.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Unacceptable: Privatization appears to be a key facet of the bipartisan infrastructure deal

Excerpt: Wall Street was well represented in these infrastructure legislative framework negotiations. The diverse constituencies that make up the American public? Not so much. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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“Consequential” 2021 legislative session is what voters across Washington State wanted

Excerpt: Recent elections have produced a responsive state government attuned to the needs and wishes of the people: a state government that is more policy-oriented than politics-oriented. We're getting action instead of theater.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Power-obsessed Mitch McConnell wants to decide what does not get done in America

Excerpt: The Kentucky Republican cares not for governing. He evinces no interest in taking the hand dealt by America’s voters and trying to solve or get a jump on the nation’s problems.  He is instead about power, hanging onto his position as a top Republican.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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A reckoning for ticket-splitters: Can you vote for any Republican who sticks with Trump?

Excerpt: The Republican Party has become a cult that adores an unaccountable sociopath. Perhaps the time has come for a new center-right political party rooted in conservative values.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Sarah Augustine chosen as Chair of the 2021 Washington State Redistricting Commission

Excerpt: Meet the newest member of the body that will attempt to redraw Washington State's legislative and congressional district boundaries for the next ten years.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Scramble for the Senate: Democrats finally prevail in their quest to regain a majority

Excerpt: With the victories of Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, the Democrats have secured tenuous control of the upper house of Congress.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Scramble for the Senate: Alex Padilla will be California’s next U.S. Senator

Excerpt: California's Secretary of State will become the first Latino to represent the Golden State in the U.S. Senate.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Brady Walkinshaw, April Sims to represent Democrats on 2021 Redistricting Commission

Excerpt: Democratic legislative leaders in Washington have chosen the first Latino Redistricting Commissioner as well as the first woman of color and Black Redistricting Commissioner to help draw the state's 2021 legislative and congressional maps.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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President-elect Joe Biden appoints Ron Klain as his incoming White House Chief of Staff

Excerpt: Klain has decades of experience in the White House, as well as a close personal relationship with Biden.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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What’s next for the Republicans following Donald Trump and Mike Pence’s defeat?

Excerpt: A new administration will soon be taking office. How will Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' victory alter the trajectory of the Republican Party?
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Scramble for the Senate: Who will replace Kamala Harris if the Democratic ticket wins?

Excerpt: If Joe Biden wins in November, Kamala Harris will have to leave her seat in the U.S. Senate. Who might replace her?
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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