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Category Archives: Open Government

Tim Eyman claims he sold the family home to pay legal bills, but there’s no record of a sale

Excerpt: Rather than accepting responsibility for his wrongdoing, Eyman is asking the people he already duped to bail him out... with a fresh fabrication as a lure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Donald Trump says that he and Melania Trump have tested positive for SARS-CoV‑2

Excerpt: Having spent months utterly failing to protect Americans from COVID-19 and completely disregarding the guidance of public health experts, Donald Trump now finds himself and his wife infected with the virus.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Netroots Nation 2020 opens with “biggest, baddest, blackest panel of the summer”

Excerpt: Speakers included Representative Joe Neguse of Colorado, Maurice Mitchell of the Working Families Party, likely future U.S. Representative Jamaal Bowman, and Stacey Abrams.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Analysis: U.S. Supreme Court expected to rule soon on trio of pivotal Trump tax cases

Excerpt: The Supreme Court is due to release rulings in three cases demanding access to Donald Trump's financial records. Here's what could happen.
Written by:Peter Orth
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Neofascist Donald Trump once again turns to Twitter to make threats, this time aimed at us

Excerpt: Trump embodies pretty much every vice imaginable, and yet the Republican Party -- once the party of Abraham Lincoln, widely regarded as the United States' greatest-ever president -- worships him like a cult. It's just sickening. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Where does Trump’s campaign money go?

Excerpt: Donald Trump's reelection campaign is raking in cash from massive corporate interests and his loyal fan base. Here's what we know about where it's going.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Attorney General Bob Ferguson: Decision to close National Archives in Seattle is “illegal”

Excerpt: Washington State's chief law enforcement officer is threatening a lawsuit if federal officials do not rescind their plans to shutter NARA's Seattle facility on Sand Point Way.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Oregon Republicans flee Salem again, forcing the State House and Senate to shut down

Excerpt: Members of the Party of Trump's Beaver State chapter have weaponized the state Constitution's quorum requirement in a hostage-taking move.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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OMB’s decision to close the National Archives’ Seattle branch must be fought and overturned

Excerpt: The federal Office of Management and Budget plans to relocate records that document the history of the Pacific Northwest to California or Missouri.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Terrorist Matt Shea must be expelled from the Washington State House of Representatives

Excerpt: The House Republican caucus must supply at least nine votes in order to meet the two-thirds threshold required to forcibly remove militant extremist Matt Shea from the House of Representatives.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington State Supreme Court: Public Records Act applies to legislators

Excerpt: The ruling means that legislators may not withhold emails and documents from journalists, activists, or any other member of the public.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Donald Trump has been impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress

Excerpt: By a vote of two hundred and thirty to one hundred and ninety-seven, the House voted to impeach Trump for abuse of power (Article I),  and by a vote of two hundred and twenty-nine to one hundred and ninety-eight, the House voted to impeach Trump for obstruction of Congress (Article II).
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Tim Eyman formally files to run for governor; WFEG files new PDC complaint against him

Excerpt: After saying as recently as two weeks ago that he didn't want to be a candidate for any office, Tim Eyman is running. For governor.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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As impeachment coverage takes over the news, can Democratic candidates benefit?

Excerpt: Donald Trump's looming impeachment. It's all CNN, MSNBC, and other media outlets can seemingly talk about these days. Can the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders adapt?
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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