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Dave Reichert

Dave Reichert Midterm Election Results: Reichert Defeats Democrat Jason Ritchie

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Dave Reichert (R-Wash.) beat Democrat Jason Ritchie in the state's 8th District Tuesday. Reichert was first elected to Congress in 2004. Rich...

House Passes 'No Welfare For Weed' Bill

AP | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a bill Tuesday that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana ...

The Rise of Robocop

Jason Ritchie | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics
Jason Ritchie

The civilian police force and the military have fundamentally different missions. The military exists to subdue foreign enemies, while the police force's mission is to serve and protect their neighbors. However, the lines between the two are becoming blurred.

Arthur Delaney

Republicans Tackle Scourge Of Welfare In Weed Stores | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Next week the U.S. House of Representatives will likely consider legislation to prevent a government shutdown, and maybe a bill to autho...

The Power of the 19th Amendment, Then and Now

Jason Ritchie | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics
Jason Ritchie

Today is Women's Equality Day, which marks the 94th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that guaranteed women the right to vote. It was the culmination of a long struggle by generations of women who fought for equal access to the promise of the American Dream.

The Dangerous Truth Behind Wildfires

Jason Ritchie | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green
Jason Ritchie

This past week, as I drove through Central Washington, I came face to face with the horrifying destruction caused by the wildfires currently raging through much of Washington State. The haze was so thick that it was difficult to see.

House GOP Has Killed Immigration Reform in 2014

Jason Ritchie | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Jason Ritchie

If we want to see comprehensive immigration reform become law, we must elect a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives this fall.

It's Time for Immigration Reform

Jason Ritchie | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Jason Ritchie

Too many people are hurt every day through deportation, through fear, and through gridlock. Yet Dave Reichert, a supposed moderate, refuses to stand up for the pro-business, pro-labor, pro-America immigration reform bill that is waiting before Congress.

Shadee Ashtari

GOP Lawmakers Move To Block Food Stamps From Buying Pot Brownies | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

If a new bill proposed by House Republicans is any indication, drug warriors are finding it harder and harder to whip up moral outrage over marijuana ...

Keeping Foster Kids Safe From Prostitution

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

At a Congressional hearing Wednesday, lawmakers tackled the pipeline from foster care to prostitution, hearing from child advocates and a victim of sex trafficking raised in foster care.

We Must Act

Peter Lehner | Posted 04.15.2013 | Green
Peter Lehner

The president recognizes that the power to make change doesn't reside only in Washington; it sits within all of us. We can raise our voices, influence our friends, get our lawmakers' attention, and create our own groundswell.

Tyler Kingkade

House Republicans Face Anger At Home | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, more than 200 protesters impeded traffic in Washington state as they gathered near the offices of GOP Rep. Dave Reichert, c...

Giving Witch Hunting a Bad Name

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

Sometimes legislative hearings are long and boring. Sometimes they are excruciating. Yet rarely are they embarrassing.

Time Magazine Fact Checks Fox News: No Jail Time For People Who Don't Buy Health Insurance

Time | Kate Pickert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly raked Coburn over the coals for his comment about the network. O'Reilly said no one had ever appeared on Fox News and told vi...

Lucia Graves

Dave Reichert Needs To 'Rebuild His Credibility,' Hometown Paper Says | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dave Reichert's hometown paper, which endorsed him in previous elections, has called him out for apparently telling his audience what he thinks they w...

Lucia Graves

Dave Reichert Flip-Flops on Republican Health Care Repeal Effort | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When he's in Washington, D.C., Dave Reichert wants to repeal health care reform. Back in Washington state, the Republican Congressman says that calls ...

Polis Opens Another Joint Fundraising Committee

The Eye (CQ Politics) | Greg Giroux | March 25, 2010 8:53 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) is again providing fundraising assistance to his Democratic colleagues as they prepare for a challenging midterm election. ...

MoveOn Relaunches "Red-Handed" Campaign Against Anti-Reform Republicans (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics has brought back its "Red Handed" ads from the 2006 election to target vulnerable Republicans who have voted against health care reform. ...

Saving Chimps and Tax Dollars

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

The Great Ape Protection Act seeks to phase out invasive research on chimpanzees and retire government-owned chimps to sanctuaries.

A Great Tragedy for Great Apes

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

There are more than 1,000 chimps still in U.S. labs and the time cannot come soon enough to give these highly intelligent and social creatures the refuge they deserve.

Dems Target 12 Republicans On Stimulus

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CNN reports that a dozen House Republicans are targeted in a new House Democratic political campaign that criticizes them for opposing the $787 billio...

2006 Washington State CD-08 General Election:
Reichert (R-i) vs Burner (D)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WA-08: Reichert vs Burner

2008 Washington CD-08 General Election:
Reichert (R-i) vs Burner (D)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WA-08: Reichert vs Burner

Rep. Reichert: Obama "Will Steal Money Out of Your Wallets"

David Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Goldstein

Rep. Dave Reichert, a famously former sheriff, warns the crowd that a black man is going to steal their wallets? Yeah, I can imagine the stunned silence.

Want to See Sexism? Try Calling Your Opponent a Ditz and Joking About Clinton's Death

Matt Stoller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Stoller

These videos are really quite stunning. Rep. Dave Reichert's jokes about Hillary Clinton dying are just the latest in a career of using sexist slurs and innuendo to deny women full equality.