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Tag Archives: Accountable Leaders

Washington voters strongly support requiring presidential candidates to disclose tax returns

Excerpt: 60% of voters surveyed in May 2019 support requiring presidential candidates to disclose their tax returns to appear on the state's general election ballot.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington State House should investigate extremist Matt Shea’s disturbing conduct

Excerpt: The Guardian has obtained a copy of a chat in which militant Republican Matt Shea and his pals discussed surveilling and physically attacking political opponents.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Winning in the era of #MeToo

Excerpt: To credibly denounce Trump’s vile and hypocritical history when it comes to sexual harassment, Democrats need to practice what they preach.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Open Government
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U.S. Senate joins House in voting to terminate Donald Trump’s fake emergency declaration

Excerpt: By a vote of fifty-nine to forty-one, the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate concurred that Donald Trump's fake national emergency declaration should be terminated.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Bipartisan majority in U.S. House votes to terminate Trump’s fake national emergency

Excerpt: The Donald's abuse of power was too much for Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Jaime Herrera-Beutler to stomach. They put country ahead of party for a change.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Documentary Review: “Silas” will take you inside the fight against corruption in Liberia

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of "Silas" a documentary about the fight against corruption and exploitation in Liberia.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Kevin Ranker resigns from the Washington State Senate following misconduct allegations

Excerpt: Kevin Ranker has resigned from the Washington State Senate following recent allegations of misconduct, the Senate Democratic Caucus announced today.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Individual Number One forces out Ryan Zinke as Secretary of the Interior

Excerpt: Ryan Zinke is leaving office, but the environmental destruction he's been the face of will sadly continue.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government, Our Environment
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One less predator in public office? House Republicans ready to dump Matt Manweller

Excerpt: Matt Manweller might be on his way out of the Washington State House of Representatives after finally losing the confidence of his Republican colleagues.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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No surprise: NPI poll finds Washingtonians don’t like Donald Trump’s job performance

Excerpt: Washington State voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election and has been a hotbed of resistance activity since Donald Trump's Electoral College victory a year and a half ago, so it's not too surprising that most Washingtonians don't have a favorable opinion of Trump's job performance.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Torturer Gina Haspel will be installed as new CIA head thanks to renegade Democrats

Excerpt: Despite the opposition of Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona, the United States Senate today voted to confirm torturer Gina Haspel to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency, further harming the United States' international standing and handing Donald Trump another victory.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Paul Ryan backs down; Patrick Conroy will remain in his post as U.S. House chaplain

Excerpt: The veteran United States House chaplain, a beloved Jesuit priest, will continue with his ministry to the chamber's four hundred and thirty five voting members after Speaker Paul Ryan backed down and assented to Conroy's wish to rescind the resignation he had unhappily offered last month at Ryan's behest.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Cantwell, Murray back push for vote of no confidence in Scott Pruitt, Trump’s EPA chief

Excerpt: A record number of United States Senators have signed on to a resolution expressing no confidence in Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's anti-environmental Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chieftain, according to the offices of Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell of Washington.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Donald Trump and Steve Bannon make their break-up official in nasty public spat

Excerpt: The bromance, or alliance of convenience, or whatever you want to call it... is over. Pass the popcorn; the former members of Trump's inner circle are at war.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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