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State Democrats weather the Philadelphia storm

State Democrats weather the Philadelphia storm

It would be tempting for both Democrats and Republicans to gloat about turmoil within their opponents’ party.  But this year, neither would dare. Strangely enough, Democratic and Republican delegates from Washington state shared a similar life experience this month.  They both endured grueling trips to their respective east-coast conventions, driven largely by fear of the other party’s nominee.  And in the [...]

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Will lawmakers resort to subpoena power?

Will lawmakers resort to subpoena power?

Summary:  Senate Republicans say they could resort to the legislature’s subpoena power if they don’t have confidence in the governor’s investigation of mistakes at the state Department of Corrections.  Governor Jay Inslee has named two former federal prosecutors to examine how the Department continued releasing prisoners early over 13 years.  Republicans expressed skepticism in the independence of the governor’s investigation, given the department falls under the [...]

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State Democrats weather the Philadelphia storm

State Democrats weather the Philadelphia storm

It would be tempting for both Democrats and Republicans to gloat about turmoil within their opponents’ party.  But this year, neither would dare. Strangely enough, Democratic and Republican delegates from Washington state shared a similar life experience this month.  They both endured grueling trips to their respective east-coast conventions, driven largely by fear of the other party’s nominee.  And in the [...]

57 days ago Read More