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Tag Archives: Accountable Leaders

House Select Committee lays out definitive case that Trump incited January 6th attack

Excerpt: As summed up by Republican Liz Cheney of Wyoming: “President Trump summoned the mob. President Trump assembled the mob and lit the flame of this attack.”
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Right wing media unloads on Liz Cheney for insisting on accountability for January 6th

Excerpt: Liz Cheney is a fierce partisan: Unlike her Republican House colleagues, however, she has no truck or trade with public fabrication of falsehoods.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Ten months in, a plurality of Washingtonians still approve of Joe Biden’s job performance

Excerpt: 49% of Washington State voters surveyed from November 10th-11th by NPI's pollster said they approved of Biden's job performance, while 43% disapproved. 7% were not sure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Despite publicly fantasizing about killing a colleague, Arizona’s Paul Gosar is unlikely to face discipline from House Republicans

Excerpt: The House Republican Caucus in Washington, D.C., which once enforced behavioral standards, is increasingly a place where shows of violent fantasy and the fomenting of real-life violence are condoned, excused and even endorsed.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Netroots Nation 2021 welcomes Tlaib, Barnes, Neguse, Granholm, McCarthy at first plenary

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of the opening plenary session at Netroots Nation 2021, which featured Rashida Tlaib, Mandela Barnes, Joe Neguse, Jennifer Granholm, Gina McCarthy, and several other speakers.
Written by:Caya Berndt
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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
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Open Government, Party Politics, Public Service
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Accountability! Oregon Legislature expels extremist, militant Republican Mike Nearman

Excerpt: Video footage from December 21st depicts Nearman opening the door to the closed, locked Capitol to allow an armed band of militant right wing extremists into the building. It was something that Nearman had planned on doing in advance.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Understanding Joe Manchin, the Democratic senator imperiling U.S. democracy’s future

Excerpt: Manchin clearly doesn't like what is happening to the country, but bewilderingly, it appears he only wants to take corrective action if the very people who are busy enabling the destruction of America's political norms are on board.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Most Washingtonians approve of President Joe Biden’s job performance, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: 54% of respondents surveyed in May of 2021 told NPI's pollster that they approved of Biden's job performance, while 41% disapproved. 5% said they were not sure.
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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The Biden-Harris administration is showing us that it gets the importance of reframing

Excerpt: Framing and reframing really matters to this administration. Consider the naming of Biden's three key proposals. The American Rescue Plan, the American Jobs Plan, and the American Families Plan are all simply and beautifully named. Accurate, memorable, and punchy.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Book Review: John Boehner laments his party’s mutation into a cult in new memoir

Excerpt: Read Joel Connelly's review of ex-Speaker John Boehner's memoir of his time in U.S. politics. Boehner resigned from the House in October of 2015, five years after assuming power.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Biden administration to the rescue! OMB halts sale of National Archives’ Seattle campus

Excerpt: The Office of Management and Budget, a key executive branch agency, has withdrawn its approval for the sale of the National Archives' Seattle campus, in a victory for the people and tribal communities of Cascadia.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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