2012 Campaign
“In Washington we have seen a dramatic rise in psychiatric boarding or …

“In Washington we have seen a dramatic rise in psychiatric boarding or …

“In Washington we have seen a dramatic rise in psychiatric boarding–or warehousing. Boarding happens when involuntarily committed patients must wait for hours in a hospital emergency room because…

Senator Cantwell calls Tri-Cities ‘hub of innovation’

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., promoted federal programs that can assist small businesses Thursday in Pasco, calling the Tri-Cities a “hub of innovation.” Eighty-four percent of Franklin County businesses…

Senator Cantwell Talks Small Business

Senator Cantwell Talks Small Business

By Katherine Hessel. Published Thursday, April 17th, 2014 Senator Maria Cantwell talked to local small business owners at the TRAC in Pasco today. During the Tri-Cities small business…

Features

2012 US Senate Races Overview

2012 US Senate Races Overview

US Senators serve a six-year term.  The terms are staggered so that one-third of the…

We’re Shutting Down to Protest SOPA

We’re Shutting Down to Protest SOPA

We’re shutting down our website tomorrow, Wednesday, January 18th in protest of the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act  (SOPA).…

Legislation

H.R. 10, The Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act

Detailed Summary (Log in to edit the wiki and be the first to provide a detailed summary of the bill!) Status of the Legislation Latest Major Action: 4/8/2014:…

H.R. 776, The Security in Bonding Act of 2013

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Read the (Appropriations) Bill!

Read the (Appropriations) Bill!

Like crocuses poking through the snow signaling the coming of spring, the first appropriations bills for fiscal year 2015 have been introduced. H.R. 4486 is the Military Construction…

H.R. 2208, The North American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act of 2013

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Corruption

Where super PACs kick back

If smoking a cigar and golfing go hand-in-hand, Puro PAC was well within its mission last year. The hybrid PAC, which…

Florida 2012

Gene Lyons: The old South fades

Politically speaking, we live by caricature. Particularly in the age of satellite TV news and Internet fulmination, the temptation is to melodrama. So I wasn’t terribly surprised…

Massachusetts 2012

National Dems jump into Mass. Senate race air war

(CNN) – With two and a half weeks to go until a special Senate election in Massachusetts, two national Democratic groups are going up with television commercials…

Nevada 2012

11 takeaways from Sen. Harry Reid’s visit to the Sun

Christopher DeVargas Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sits down with the Las Vegas Sun on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. By Sun Staff (contact) Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 |…

Virginia 2012

Dems split on restoring felons voting rights

Attorney General Eric Holder’s call to restore voting rights to felons after they’ve served their time in prison has split Senate Democrats. Liberal Democrats who are not…

New Mexico 2012

School District Unsure About Graduation Requirements

    The Aesop’s Fable goes like this: A boy cries wolf when there is no wolf, and the first time, the whole town rushes to help him.…

Ohio 2012

In Congress, 2014 begins with shrunken ambitions

Set to begin a new session Monday, lawmakers are struggling to find optimism that 2014 will mark a pivot point for an institution whose historically low approval…

Michigan 2012

Peters endorsed by Stabenow and Levin for U.S. Senate

In a press release, Levin said, “It’s of course important to me that the person who is elected to represent Michigan in the Senate next year be…

New York 2012

Sen. Gillibrand’s military sexual assault bill passes

Congress is sending President Barack Obama a comprehensive defense bill that would crack down on sexual assault in the military and add protections for victims. The Senate…