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NEWS & COMMENTARY: Biden pledges supp... (Home)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 10:35 PM - American Vice President Joe Biden pledged support to Ukraine in Kiev as Washington confirmed that hundreds of American troops are heading for countries bordering Russia to ...

Proposition 1 Failing (Seattle Transit Blog)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 10:22 PM - Bus going by the King County Administrative Building, 2001 by King County, WA Proposition 1 is failing in early (but substantial) returns. With 30% of an estimated 38% turn...

links (Skull / Bones)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 06:57 PM - Putin’s map… “Czarist Times” Will Edward Snowden vindicate the Birther movement? Catholic League objects to Conan O’brien joke Airwaves belong...

ski masks the new –?? (Skull / Bones)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 06:18 PM - Looking over this image of Pro-Russian militants in the Ukraine… Denis Pushiline standing center, of the self described “Donetask People’s Republic”...

Bundyfest (Who Hijacked Our Country)
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Suit Filed Challenging Sale of Elliot... (MGx - Musings, Essays &...)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 04:52 PM - Privatization of Public Forest Would Hurt Threatened Marbled Murrelets, Coho Salmon

New parklet at Oly Coffee Roasters on... (OlyBlog)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 04:07 PM - From today's inbox (City of Olympia press release): A new parklet has been installed in front of Olympia Coffee Roasting Company on Cherry Street NE in downtown Olympia. A ...

Meet the Doctor Who Gave $1 Million o... (MGx - Musings, Essays &...)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 02:28 PM - Since Congress pressured the CDC to stop funding research on gun violence, Dr. Garen Wintemute has donated more than $1.1 million of his own money to keep his research going.

South Sound Communty Invited to Jog f... (OlyBlog)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 01:03 PM - Event:  Sun, 05/04/2014 - 9:00am - 11:00am From today's inbox: SOUTH SOUND COMMUNITY INVITED TO JOG FOR JUSTICE Benefit Event Will Support Educational Opportunities fo...

Rent Control, Protectionism and Affor... (Seattle Transit Blog)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 11:30 AM - Google Bus Protest by cjmartin Last week, Techcrunch’s Kim-Mai Carter published an excellent – and detailed – summary of the history of housing, affordabi...

Assessing Fed Policy During the Great... (Economist's View)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 10:33 AM - On the road again, will blog as I can; For now, I have a new column: Report Card on Fed Policy During the Great Recession, by Mark Thoma: If the economy evolves according t...

VOTE, tip penalties, lawyers in line,... (The Stand)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 08:59 AM - Tuesday, April 22, 2014   ELECTION DAY   ► At Slog — VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! Yes on Prop 1 — King County residents, it’s a special election for you, a...

Downtown Boise, fate unknown (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 08:40 AM - DAVIDFRAZIER Boise Guardian The GUARDIAN has been doing some preliminary inquiries regarding the fate of downtown Boise after the Central District urban renewal projec...

On the front pages (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 08:38 AM - Here’s what public affairs news made the front page of newspapers in the Northwest today, excluding local crime, features and sports stories. (Newspaper names contracted wi...

Where to Cast Your Vote Today (By 8 PM) (Seattle Transit Blog)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 07:35 AM - Happy Election Day!(and Happy Earth Day!) If you haven’t mailed in your ballot, dropped it at a King County Elections drop-box, or voted at a live voting location, an...

Fearing raises for low earners, ignor... (The Stand)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 07:11 AM - By LEO W. GERARD (April 22, 2014) — Republicans in America suffer a crippling anxiety. It’s the terrible fear of corporations paying poor workers too much. The GOP is...

Deadlines near for video contest, tal... (The Stand)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 07:11 AM - (April 22, 2014) — May — and MayWorks — is fast approaching! Check back soon here at The Stand for a complete list of planned events. If your union or Cen...

Illegal Play (Sightline Daily » ...)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 06:30 AM - My kid is a rule follower. She would rather cut off her leg than be in trouble, wants stories told precisely the same way every time, lives to enforce playground rules, and...

NEWS: As right looks to expand NATO i... (Home)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 12:21 AM - On Saturday, a spokesperson for Vladimir Putin warned that if Ukraine joins NATO, "Russia will be forced to take measures to ensure its security," Voice of Russia radio rep...

Links for 4-22-14 (Economist's View)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 12:03 AM - No Time For Sargent - Paul Krugman Sargent’s Graduation Speech - Leisure of the Theory Class Interpreting Deviations from Okun’s Law - FRBSF The contradiction in economics ...

Traditional Media

Metro Transit cuts ahead as vot... (Crosscut Topic Politics)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 10:00 PM - King County gets ready to implement bus service cuts as voters appear to turn down Prop. 1's transit and road improvements by a 10 percentage-point margin.

Metro bus rescue plan losing bi... (Strange Bedfellows -- Pol...)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 09:31 PM - The ballot proposal to rescue Metro bus service in King County was being run over by voters on Tuesday night, winning just 44.72 percent of the vote in the first ̶...

Metro Transit measure trails ba... (Crosscut Topic Politics)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 09:00 PM - King County gets ready to implement bus service cuts as voters appear to turn down Prop. 1's transit and road improvements by a 10 percentage-point margin.

Seattle Mountaineering Company ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 07:39 PM - Last Friday’s avalanche on Mt. Everest was especially devastating for one Seattle-based mountaineering company. Of the 16 Sherpa guides killed, five of them were emplo...

Obama to Oso mudlside victims: ... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 05:57 PM - OSO — President Obama ventured into the Washington countryside on Tuesday to witness the vast Oso mudslide and promise that America won't abandon the Stillaguamish Riv...

Climate Model Shows Asian Pollu... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 04:04 PM - RICHLAND, Wash. — A new climate study says pollution in Asia can influence weather over much of the world. Researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory helpe...

Obama Views Mudslide Scene, Mou... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 03:43 PM - OSO, Wash. (AP) — Swooping over a terrain of great sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen peopl...

U.S. Says It's Monitoring For P... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 03:41 PM - The United States is urging North Korea to refrain from a new nuclear test amid indications of "heightened activity" at Pyongyang's Punggye-ri test site. "We have cert...

Green GOP Group Caught Between ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 03:18 PM - On Earth Day 2014, it wasn't easy being green in the Republican Party. Just ask Rob Sisson , president of ConservAmerica . ConservAmerica is a membership organization ...

First Earth Day Organizer Offer... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 03:03 PM - David Hyde talks with environmental activist Denis Hayes about some Earth Day advice for people who have become eco-complacent. Hayes served as the national coordinato...

Community Police Commission Wei... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 02:55 PM - Marcie Sillman talks with Lisa Daugaard, co-chair of the Community Police Commission , about the discipline system for Seattle police officers.

Rainier Beach Pastor: We Can't ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 02:50 PM - Marcie Sillman talks with Reverend Monica Corsaro of the Rainier Beach United Methodist Church about the future of Boy Scout Troop 98.

Soldier Speaks Up A Decade Afte... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 02:24 PM - Ten years after the friendly-fire incident in Afghanistan that killed U.S. Army Ranger and former NFL star Pat Tillman, one of the soldiers who mistakenly pulled the t...

A Knuckleball No More: World Cu... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 01:50 PM - John Eric Goff, the chair of the physics department at Lynchburg College, explains the science of the 2014 World Cup soccer ball. The Adidas Brazuca is expected to per...

Hospitals Can Speed Stroke Trea... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 01:48 PM - When a patient who has had a stroke enters the emergency room, it's a race against the clock. Those who receive the clot-busting drug tPA within 60 minutes of experien...

Album Review: 'Abracaco' (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 01:35 PM - Caetano Veloso has been making music for over 40 years, and he's among the best known singers in his native Brazil. Banning Eyre says that Veloso's new album, Abracaco...

Fast-Food CEOs Earn Supersized ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 01:20 PM - At a time when fast-food workers make an average of about $9 an hour, what are the chief executives bringing home? According to a new report , YUM! (owner of KFC, Taco...

Fast-Food CEOs Earn Supersize S... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 01:20 PM - At a time when fast-food workers make an average of about $9 an hour, what are the chief executives bringing home? According to a new report , YUM! (owner of KFC, Taco...

Ex-Ranger Recalls The Friendly ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 01:16 PM - Ten years ago Tuesday, former NFL star Pat Tillman was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan. Steven Elliott was one of the Army Rangers who fired on Tillman, and he ...

FDA Advisers Vote Against Appro... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 01:16 PM - A key government panel Tuesday voted unanimously against approval of a powerful opioid prescription painkiller intended to provide faster relief with fewer side effect...

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Progressive Media

Brooklyn Teachers Push Back Aga... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Wednesday, June 4 at 03:35 PM — " class="imagecache imagecache-main_node_view_image" width="615" height="400" /> High-stakes test prep leaves less time for projects like the one above, created by stu...

Philip Pilkington: Unemployment... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 11:17 PM — A fresh look at historical data shows how the relationship between unemployment and wage growth changed radically starting in 1981.

Jon Stewart destroys anti-Clint... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 09:48 PM — Daily Show host Jon Stewart used a barrage of clips of preening lawmakers and posturing politicians to strike back on Tuesday against sexist commentary surrounding for...

Sean Hannity hits back: Why did... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 09:08 PM — Fox News host Sean Hannity responded on Tuesday to criticism from The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart — by virtually ignoring Stewart’s whole argument. R...

NEWSFLASH: Congresswoman Announ... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 05:31 PM — Media Source:  Ms. Magazine Sexual assault is rampant on college campuses across the U.S. As we wrote in the winter/spring 2014 issue of Ms. , one in five women s...

Words from Women on Earth Day (Free Speech TV)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 05:16 PM — Media Source:  Ms. Magazine Earth Day, also known as International Mother Earth Day ,  originated in 1970 to celebrate our planet and to promote sustainable, heal...

How We've Created a Booming Mar... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 04:22 PM — This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. With the agility of a seasoned Border Patrol veteran, the woman rushed after the students. She caught up with the...

How We've Created a Booming Mar... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 04:22 PM — This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. With the agility of a seasoned Border Patrol veteran, the woman rushed after the students. She caught up with the...

Today In American Exceptionalism (The American Prospect)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 02:59 PM — We're going to talk about rich people and government spending, but first, some context. At some point you may have wondered about parliamentary systems like they have ...

Today In American Exceptionalism (Free Speech TV)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 02:59 PM — Media Source:  The American Prospect We're going to talk about rich people and government spending, but first, some context. At some point you may have wondered a...

Right Wing Round-Up - 4/22/14 (Free Speech TV)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 02:35 PM — Media Source:  People for the American Way Andrew Kaczynski @ BuzzFeed : 13 Things You Won’t Believe The Man Who Could Be North Carolina’s Next Senato...

Right Wing Leftovers - 4/22/14 (Free Speech TV)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 02:32 PM — Media Source:  People for the American Way In a shocking development, a poll commissioned by the Family Research Council and America Values found "that 82 pe...

Does El Niño Plus Global Warmin... (Think Progress)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 02:26 PM — An El Niño appears increasingly likely according to NOAA and Australia's Bureau of Meteorology. If it starts soon, 2014 could well be the hottest year on record, but i...

Is Being a Porn Star Feminist? (Free Speech TV)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 02:25 PM — Porn stars aren't typically labeled as feminists or women’s studies majors, but Belle Knox, a Duke freshman who made headlines recently after she was outed by her clas...

Reject and Protect (Think Progress)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 02:16 PM — A Keystone XL protest with teepees on the National Mall, why we should rename Earth Day, and more. The post Reject and Protect appeared first on ThinkProgress .

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet (Free Speech TV)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 02:00 PM — Mono Lake, California (Photo credit: Mark Cote) Today is Earth Day. Check out some beautiful photos of our world and then read The Nation ‘s series on climate ch...

The Clinton Baby Joke That Made... (Think Progress)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 01:56 PM — Jimmy Fallon's joke about Chelsea Clinton's baby did not go over well. The post The Clinton Baby Joke That Made Jimmy Fallon’s Audience Boo appeared first on Thi...

States Get Graded on Infertilit... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 01:54 PM — A new report card suggests that where a couple lives may have a lot do with how many options for treating infertility are readily available. Image: Report card via Shu...

SBA List’s ‘Right to Lie’ Case,... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 01:49 PM — There's a good chance the Roberts Court will make it easier for anti-choice advocates to influence elections by misleading the public. Image: Lies via Shutterstock The...

GOP candidate claims she can’t ... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 01:37 PM — In a hilarious painfully awkward campaign ad , Michigan senate candidate Terri Lynn Land argues that her simultaneous female and Republican identities disprove the cla...

KKK Forms Neighborhood Watch To... (Think Progress)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 01:21 PM — George Zimmerman was a self-appointed neighborhood watch coordinator when he shot and killed Trayvon Martin. The post KKK Forms Neighborhood Watch To Complement Police...

CBN Hails Rand Paul For Wearing... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 01:10 PM — Media Source:  People for the American Way CBN’s chief political reporter David Brody fawns over every Republican politician he meets, and a recent blog pos...

Meet the Doctor Who Gave $1 Mil... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 01:10 PM — UC Davis This story was originally published in ProPublica . Federal funding for research on gun violence has been restricted for nearly two decades . President Obama ...

Meet the Doctor Who Gave $1 Mil... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 01:10 PM — UC Davis This story was originally published in ProPublica . Federal funding for research on gun violence has been restricted for nearly two decades . President Obama ...

‘Freeze Your Eggs, Free Your Ca... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 01:10 PM — The latest cover of Bloomberg Businessweek features a well-dressed white woman standing with her hand on her hip, underneath the words "FREEZE YOUR EGGS, FREE YOUR CAR...

Traditional Media

U.S. Clears Egypt For Some Mili... (NPR Topics: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 11:11 PM — The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and c...

U.S. Clears Egypt For Some Mili... (NPR Topics: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 11:11 PM — The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and c...

Modi is reaching out to India's... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 11:01 PM — BJP efforts to win over Muslims, especially in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, could well be effective if voters see it as a safe option On an unlit lane in Juhapura, a Musli...

House panel OKs bill limiting s... (Denver Post: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 10:59 PM — The Colorado House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill that would restrict prison officials from placing inmates in "long term" solitary confine...

California GOP hopeful wants fr... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 10:17 PM — BERKELEY, California (Reuters) - California Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari called for free college tuition for students pursuing math and science degre...

Turkey's Erdogan warns against ... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 10:05 PM — Announcement may set the stage for fresh clashes as similar ban last year lead to anti-government protests

Obama to Visit Washington Town ... (New York Times :: Northwe...)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 10:00 PM — Fear and pain remain raw in a community that lost 41 people in a devastating landslide one month ago, and many wonder what could have been done differently.

California congressman woos Sri... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 09:48 PM — LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A U.S. congressman from a Los Angeles community is seeking to lure the factory that makes the bestselling Sriracha-brand hot pepper sauce to hi...

Obama reassures Japan, other al... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 09:36 PM — TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has said Washington welcomes China's rise but that engagement with Beijing would not come at the expense of its Asian all...

Obama, Abe under pressure to sa... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 09:31 PM — TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman arrived in Japan earlier than expected on Wednesday, Japanese media said, for a last ditch push f...

Obama, Abe under pressure to sa... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 09:09 PM — TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman arrived in Japan earlier than expected on Wednesday, Japanese media, for a last ditch push for a ...

Greg Brannon targets Thom Tilli... (The Charlotte Observer --...)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 09:06 PM — Greg Brannon repeatedly challenged House Speaker Thom Tillis? conservative credentials Tuesday while Tillis saved his punches for Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in the firs...

Obama reassures Japan, other al... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 09:02 PM — TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has said Washington welcomes China's rise but that engagement with Beijing would not come at the expense of its Asian all...

Colorado Senate gives initial O... (Denver Post: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 08:58 PM — Mandatory sentences for child sex offenders will be bolstered in Colorado under a measure making its way through the legislature.

Citizens United plans political... (Denver Post: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 08:32 PM — Citizens United, a conservative group synonymous with a controversial Supreme Court decision on money and elections, is filming a documentary about various Colorado "a...

12th District Democrats push hi... (The Charlotte Observer --...)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 08:27 PM — All of the Democrats running for Congress in the 12th District called Tuesday for raising the federal minimum wage, with most supporting at least $12 and two saying th...

Greg Brannon targets Thom Tilli... (The Charlotte Observer --...)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 08:22 PM — Greg Brannon repeatedly challenged House Speaker Thom Tillis? conservative credentials Tuesday while Tillis saved his punches for Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in the firs...

Greg Brannon targets Thom Tilli... (The Charlotte Observer --...)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 08:15 PM — Greg Brannon repeatedly challenged House Speaker Thom Tillis? conservative credentials Tuesday while Tillis saved his punches for Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in the firs...

Florida Special Election Winner... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 07:56 PM — Businessman Curt Clawson capped off his victory in the Florida special election Republican primary with a challenge to President Barack Obama to "man up" and join him ...

Syrian government accused of us... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 07:49 PM — News of chlorine attacks comes as U.N. watchdog says Syria has destroyed more than 80 percent of its chemical weapons

U.N. envoy warns violence may f... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 07:46 PM — Rebel group Al-Shabab continues to wreak havoc on diplomats, aid workers and Somali politicians

Feds: New laws, oversight neede... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 07:40 PM — US Chemical Safety Board says several levels of government missed opportunities to prevent the tragedy

Challenger Matt Arnold: ‘... (The Charlotte Observer --...)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 07:12 PM — In many ways, the Republican primary for N.C. Senate?s District 39 held by retired Matthews dentist Bob Rucho is a referendum on Rucho himself. Click to Continue »

Republican Senate candidates pl... (The Charlotte Observer --...)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 06:23 PM — Four U.S. Senate candidates from a crowded Republican field sought to make their case to voters during a debate Tuesday in which they agreed on most conservative polic...

4 candidates for Mecklenburg Sh... (The Charlotte Observer --...)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 06:21 PM — The Republican candidates for Mecklenburg County sheriff talked about changes they would bring to the office if elected, while the Democrats sparred over who was most ...

 

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