Primary election ballots due back by Tuesday
Though there are no City of Renton races on the ballot this time around, Tuesday's primary election includes nearly all of the state officials who represent Renton in Olympia, as well as a congressional primary.
Time for Women on US Paper Money? Obama says it's a 'pretty good idea'
The days of American paper money being an all-boys club could be numbered. President Obama said yesterday that he had received a letter from a young girl wondering why there were no women on US bills, "and then she gave me a long list of possible women to put on our dollar bills and quarters and stuff, which I thought was a pretty good idea," ... (more)
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Iraq Wants Thousands More Hellfire Missiles
The government of Iraq plans to buy several thousand more Hellfire missiles made by Lockheed Martin Corp. in what would be its largest-ever purchase of the weapon.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
House committee rebukes Obama over Bergdahl deal
Paul Lewis arrived as a Marine Corps security guard at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran on Nov. 3, 1979.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Six challengers take on incumbent DelBene
Democratic U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene faces six opponents in her bid for re-election in a congressional district where Democrats and Republicans are evenly divided.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
The Washington Post
Syrian death toll and extremist threat increases, but the U.S. does little
THE FIGHTING in Gaza has served to obscure developments in another Middle East war that is far bloodier and more important to U.S. interests.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
In Our View/Gaza, Israel and Ukraine: The long, hard road to peace
The greatest virtue of international politics is the capacity to de-escalate and limit war.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Federal Way Mirror
Return Adam Smith to Congress | Editorial
Now in his ninth term, the former prosecutor has a firm understanding of Federal Way and has shown leadership in Congress for years.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Who Has Time for Legislating Anyway? | K Street Files
Jeb Hensarling, chairman of the House Financial Services panel, was in a rush to recess a lengthy markup so he and the other lawmakers could make it across the street to the Capitol for evening floor votes.
House Lawmakers Critical of Proposed Counterterrorism Fund
Pentagon leaders faced heavy opposition from the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday to the Obama administration's requested counterterrorism partnership fund, with members from both parties raising concerns that the proposed $5 billion account amounts to little more than a slush fund for the Defense Department.
Stars and Stripes
DOD proposes wider use of Afghanistan war fund
Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., speaks during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on DOD's fiscal year 2015 Overseas Contingency Operations budget request, at the Rayburn Building in Washington, D.C., July 16, 2014.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
DOD official defends EELV block buy, endorses launch competition
While the Senate gears up for a joint hearing Wednesday on space access , some members of the House Armed Services Committee used a July 10 hearing on Defense Department acquisitions issues to grill a top Pentagon official on the topic of the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle "We don't seem to be as encouraging of competition in this area as I ... (more)
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Editorial: The Times recommends to return Reps. Jim McDermott and Adam Smith to Congress
Re-elect incumbent Reps. Jim McDermott in the 7th Congressional District and Adam Smith in the 9th Congressional District.
Esty's STEM bill gets House
Rep. Elizabeth Esty's bill to support science- and math-based education and teachers in those disciplines sailed through the House with bipartisan support Monday.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Official Says Pentagon Wants Satellite Launch Competition; Lawmakers Unsure
The Pentagon's acquisition boss took some guff at a House hearing over a massive satellite launch contract that has prompted a lawsuit by a company that thinks it got shoved aside unfairly.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Benghazi: Attack on CIA Annex showed 'clear military training'
Previously unreleased testimony by defense officials given to congress behind closed doors shows that there were two separate groups of fighters who attacked the diplomatic compound and CIA Annex in Beghazi on September 11,2012.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
The News Tribune
Smith, three challengers vie for 9th Congressional District seat
Prior experience: First elected in 1996, Smith now is the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee.
Midday open thread: UK rendition files destroyed 'accidentally', tallying voting errors in Congress
Veterans in Congress vanish : In the 1970s, more than 70 percent of the members of Congress had served in the military.