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Tag Archives: Accountable Leaders

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
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Legislative Advocacy, Open Government
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What drove Donald Trump’s decision to kill Iranian General Qasem Suleimani?

Excerpt: The death of Iran's top military strategist has already sent shock waves around the Middle East and may put American soldiers and civilians in harm's way.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
Categories:Breaking News, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, National Defense
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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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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).
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government
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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
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Media & Culture, Open Government, Party Politics
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Tim “Chairman” Eyman hearts militant extremist Matt Shea: “You’re awesome!”

Excerpt: Read a transcript and listen to audio of the disgraced initiative promoter's appearance on Shea's podcast, "Patriot Radio".
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government
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Impeachment moves forward as Speaker Nancy Pelosi solemnly backs official inquiry

Excerpt: Impeachment is moving forward with the public backing of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, over the objections of furious Republicans.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Kim Schrier, Denny Heck, Derek Kilmer join chorus for Trump impeachment inquiry

Excerpt: It's official. Every Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington State is calling for a Trump impeachment inquiry.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene declares support for Trump impeachment inquiry

Excerpt: "With every act of defiance, he continues to disgrace his office and violate the checks and balances that are the foundation of the Constitution," DelBene wrote.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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U.S. House votes to condemn Donald Trump’s bigoted, racist, appalling “go back” tweets

Excerpt: Donald Trump's racism has been called out and rebuked by a bipartisan majority of the United States House of Representatives. It's a start.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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LIVE from Philadelphia: Pressley, Haaland, Omar, Tlaib take the stage at Netroots Nation

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of the Making HerStory: The women who are shifting the balance of power in D.C. panel discussion at Netroots Nation 2019.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Events, Live Coverage, Open Government
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Documentary Review: “Knock Down the House” inspires with stories of working people running for Congress

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of "Knock Down the House", a documentary now streaming on Netflix about a few of last year's trailblazing congressional candidates, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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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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