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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.
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Federal judge: Campaign finance enforcement lawsuits against Tim Eyman can proceed

Excerpt: The State of Washington has a green light to move ahead with its campaign finance enforcement suits against Tim Eyman despite his recent bankruptcy filing.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington State State passes DISCLOSE Act to expose dark money in politics — at last!

Excerpt: Washington State's newly minted Democratic Senate majority notched its first signature legislative win tonight, bringing Andy Billig's DISCLOSE Act to the floor for a vote and easily passing the legislation with the support of several Republicans.
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California DISCLOSE Act signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown to combat dark money

Excerpt: Fires, hurricanes, the Trump-Corker spat, and the fate of the JCPOA with Iran dominated the news this weekend. Amidst all of the bad news, though, there was some good news: California has a tough new law that takes aim at dark money in politics, thanks to Governor Jerry Brown’s signature. SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, Governor […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Hillary Clinton commits to introducing amendment to overturn Citizens United

Excerpt: In a video address to Netroots Nation 2016, played during tonight’s closing plenary session in St. Louis, presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton committed to introducing a constitutional amendment to overturn the Roberts Court’s horrible Citizens United ruling within her first one hundred days in office. “Today I’m announcing that in my first thirty days as […]
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WAmend’s Initiative 735 certified to the 2016 Legislature, ballot, Secretary of State says

Excerpt: WAmend’s Initiative 735 — which would put Washington State on record in support of a federal constitutional amendment to end the legal fiction that corporations are people and money is speech — has been certified as an initiative to the 2016 Legislature, Secretary of State Kim Wyman’s office announced this morning. Wyman’s Communications Director David […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Surprise! Tim Eyman shows up for I-1366 editorial board meeting with Seattle Times

Excerpt: He’s back… sort of. Notorious initiative profiteer Tim Eyman emerged briefly from his self-imposed seclusion earlier today to attend a meeting with the editorial board of The Seattle Times to make his case for I-1366, his latest and most destructive initiative yet, with extremist Republican State Representative Ed Orcutt in tow as his sidekick du […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Déjà vu: Unmasking of Tim Eyman’s deceptions leads to media field day

Excerpt: Yesterday, September 21st, 2015, felt a lot like February 5th, 2002. That was the day that people all over Washington State woke up to the news that Tim Eyman had confessed to taking over a hundred and fifty thousand dollars of campaign funds for his own personal use while falsely claiming he was working as […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Worth noting: Washington State’s elected justices can’t personally solicit campaign cash

Excerpt: On Tuesday, The Seattle Times ran a column from Danny Westneat titled “The trouble with union donations, school cases“, which expressed discomfort over the fact that the Washington Education Association has previously donated money to the campaigns of several of the justices who now sit on our state Supreme Court. Almost from the moment that […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman’s paid signature drive for I-1366 is done — so why is he still fundraising for it?

Excerpt: For the past four days, initiative promoter Tim Eyman has been sending out daily emails asking his followers to give generously so he can make a final payment to his associates to finish the signature drive for Initiative 1366, his latest attempt to sabotage Washington’s cherished tradition of majority rule. I-1366, as regular readers will […]
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Republican Party trying to drive down support for Matt Isenhower with attack mailers targeting 45th’s Democratic voters

Excerpt: In an apparent attempt to make the high-profile contest between incumbent Republican Andy Hill and his Democratic challenger Matt Isenhower look less competitive, the Senate Republican caucus (of which Andy Hill is a member) has begun sending out attack mailers to Democratic voters in the 45th District, trying to discredit Matt Isenhower by claiming he […]
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