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My Member of Congress Just Resigned -- Now What?

Marci Harris | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Marci Harris

Given the extensive special election process, districts left behind when a Member of Congress calls it quits are inevitably without representation for several months.

Washington Republican Gov. Candidate, Who Sued Obamacare, Now "Accepts" Health Care Reform

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

But, the truth need be told: The law was hatched in the Heritage Foundation, a Republican think-tank, and first enacted by Mitt Romney, a Republican Governor. How do Democrats show more bipartisanship than by enacting the other side's law?

WATCH: GOP Candidate Tells Constituent To 'Go Get A Job'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna lashed out at a constituent on Tuesday, telling the young woman to "go get a job" in response to a ques...

Sam Stein

Dem Congressman Resigning To Focus On Gubernatorial Campaign | Sam Stein | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics

Congressman Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) will announce on Saturday that he is resigning from Congress to devote time to his run for governor, a Democratic sou...

Laura Bassett

Reproductive Parity Act: Washington Considers Groundbreaking Abortion Rights Law | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

As state legislatures across the country debate and pass measures designed to roll back women's abortion rights, lawmakers in Washington state have in...

'There Is An Urgent Need To Safeguard The Remaining Forest Lands'

| Posted 01.22.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Susanne Rust Nearly 60 million acres of national forests were put off-limits to motor ...

Stop the Privatization Scheme

Rep. Jay Inslee | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jay Inslee

Our focus has to be on preserving and strengthening our society's safety net. I won't accept any "reform" that, as Obama has put it, fundamentally alters the way we view our commitment to our seniors, to our country, and to each other.

Jay Inslee and the Power of Stating the Obvious

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

What would happen if instead of platitudes about working together to solve climate change, most Democrats stated that the other side is simply not interested in scientific realities and prefers to inhabit a fantasy world?

Dem Congressman: Republicans Suffer From 'Allergy To Science'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) accused Republicans on Tuesday of having an "allergy to science and scientists" during a House hearing on a Republican-led p...

URGENT: Last Chance to Get a Better Tax Cut Deal

Rep. Jay Inslee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jay Inslee

This is our best chance to get a better deal for the middle class, the economy, and clean energy since President Obama made this "compromise" with the Republicans -- and we need to jump on it right now.

President Obama: Don't Cave on Tax Cuts

Rep. Jay Inslee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jay Inslee

Negotiation on tough issues is a requirement of being a leader and a statesman, but we can no longer call it a negotiation if we're the only ones giving anything up.

Bush's Plan Didn't Work

Rep. Jay Inslee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jay Inslee

Right now, in this economy, we can't afford to put politics before facts. And the facts are clear: middle-class tax cuts will help our economy -- and strengthening our economy will pay off for everyone in the long run.

Stop an Internet Hijacking

Rep. Jay Inslee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jay Inslee

Google and Verizon are businesses trying to make a buck -- I guess that's their job. But now it's time for members of Congress to stand with me and tell the FCC to do its job.

Simple Answer to "Who Should Pay?"

Rep. Jay Inslee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jay Inslee

Words are cheap - clean up is expensive. So if Republican Minority Leader John Boehner really believes, as he said last week, that BP should pay for the Gulf oil spill recover, he needs to back up his words with action now.

Coal Execs Taken to Task On Capitol Hill

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

Reps. Markey and Inslee did a phenomenal job taking the coal industry to task for their global warming doubts and for the industry's accusations that the government is assaulting them via regulation.

Why Is AG Rob McKenna Suing the Federal Government to Stop Health Care?

Rep. Jay Inslee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jay Inslee

If you agree that we can't give up critical reform that was 30 years in the making for one politician to try to win the support of right-wing extremists, then sign this emergency petition right now.

Shahien Nasiripour

Congressmen To Call For Break-Up Of Biggest Banks | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Five House Democrats will call this week for a return to a Depression-era law that separated Wall Street investment banking from Main Street commercia...

Anna Eshoo's PhRMA Boondoggle: The Devil Is In Her Details

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Thank you, Rep. Eshoo, for your commitment to having a bill that does not allow for "evergreening." Now the question becomes -- how are we going to get one?

Sam Stein

Frustration Mounts: Dem Rep Says Town Hall Protesters Using "Fascist Tactics" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Netroots Nation convention this past weekend offered the progressive political community a chance to catch its breath, reassess and regroup during...

Obama's Auto Pitch: Crush Those Clunkers

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

Unveiling his far-reaching auto plan, President Obama gave a nod to a little-noticed movement in Congress to clear the roads of gas-guzzling clunkers best destined for the crusher.

Obama's Next Picks: Energy Secretary, Environmental Chief

Washington Post | Al Kamen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama transition team, moving along smartly to fill Cabinet posts, is planning to trot out nominees as early as next week for three jobs much watc...