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Murray: O-Care is about contraception
Sen. Patty Murray called on the Supreme Court Tuesday to make sure healthcare benefits, such as birth control, under ObamaCare aren't taken away from women.
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Mon Mar 10, 2014
Democrat senators tag-team all-nighter
Technically it's not a filibuster, since the senators aren't delaying a vote on a bill.
Kenmore Navigation Channel receives funds for dredging
The city of Kenmore is receiving $440,000 from the United States Army Corps of Engineers to conduct maintenance dredging of the city's navigation channel.
Senate Climate Change "Talkathon": For People Who Thought The Oscars Didn't Go On Long Enough
If the climate talkathon is anything like Secretary of State John Kerry's remarkable speech in Jakarta, this could prove an event worth staying up for.
Congress Will Do Nothing On The Budget Rest Of This Year
If you have the same very low expectations that many observers, commentators, analysts and pundits have about what's going to happen the rest of this year on the federal budget, you won't be surprised by this: Nothing, and I really mean nothing, is going to happen before the start of fiscal 2015 on October 1. Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman ... (more)
The Washington Post
Hagela s claim that Congress did the sequester
"By the way, it isn't me cutting the budget. It's the Congress' decision on sequestration.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Columbia River Crossing: ODOT to pull plug, bridge project is dead
The Oregon Department of Transportation announced Friday it is closing the I-5 bridge project's offices, issuing cease-work orders to its many contractors and shutting the project down entirely by May 31. The end comes after more than a decade of work and nearly $190 million worth of planning, engineering, financial and traffic forecasting and ... (more)
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Obama budget: Election-year themes to rally Democrats
President Barack Obama's election-year budget seeks to rally fellow Democrats with new help for the working poor and fresh money for road-building, education and research.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Lawmakers consider ways to help homeless students
Mary Kamandala, originally from Sudan, lower left, with five of her six children , Winnie, Charles, Lucia, Dollar and Anna, at a school playground in Tacoma.
Murray, Cantwell to do Senate all-nighter on climate
Twenty-eight members of the U.S. Senate plan to take to the floor Monday and talk through the night about multiple perils of climate change and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that are warning the Eart.
Defense Unveils Options to Overhaul Military Retirement System
The Defense Department has outlined several possibilities for overhauling retirement benefits for military personnel, which could provide more cash up front to service members but limit overall compensation.
Milbank: A budget without vision
Jay Carney, White House press secretary, left, listens to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, during a news conference at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., on March 4. When White House press secretary Jay Carney led a quartet of President Obama's top advisers into an auditorium for ... (more)
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Sen. Portman: Obama Budget 'Worse Than I Expected'
Sen. Rob Portman says President Barack Obama's proposed 2015 budget, released Tuesday, does nothing to help the economy.
The new SAT - Big data in Washington and at SXSWedu - Common Core fights at CPAC and in Georgia
With help from Caitlin Emma, Maggie Severns and Stephanie Simon A GUIDE TO THE NEW SAT: The essay-optional test will debut in 2016, without the penalty for guessing and the often obscure vocabulary words that have characterized the exam for years.
The Pentagon's Phony Budget Wars
Despite the uproar over reductions to defense funding, less than 1 percent of the Pentagon's beefy $550 billion budget will be cut this year.
The Pentagon's Phony Budget War
Washington is pushing the panic button, claiming austerity is hollowing out our armed forces and our national security is at risk.
North King County
Dembowski: $440,000 for Kenmore Navigation Channel a collaborative effort
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released its Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2014 and it includes good news for North Lake Washington.
Dana Milbank: Obama's budget 'vision' DOA - Thu, 06 Mar 2014 PST
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. When White House press secretary Jay Carney led a quartet of President Barack Obama's top advisers into an auditorium for the annual rollout of the budget Tuesday, only 40 of the room's 120 seats were occupied - and several of the reporters there had come to ask Carney ... (more)
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Chuck Hagel: 'It isn't me cutting the budget. It's the...
One point of contention is that the budget he proposed will reduce the army to its smallest size since 1940.
TIME Newsmaker Interview: Bernie Sanders Says He'd Make a Better President Than Hillary Clinton
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, joined at right by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., talks to reporters after a divided Senate derailed Democratic legislation providing $21 billion for medical, education and job-training benefits for the nation's veterans, as the bill fell victim to election-year disputes ... (more)