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The doings of the Natural Law Party, ... (Skull / Bones)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 07:34 PM - My bi-annual search on the continued existence… in one form or other… by ballot… of the Natural Law Party. It still exists in Michigan.  For the hobby can...

links (Skull / Bones)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 07:17 PM - Remembering the election of 1874, wave out the Republicans. —after the 2016 election—that I might write a book about the end of Weimar for a general audience. I wasn’t tryi...

Looking back at Nader and Stein (Washington Liberals)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 02:27 PM - In 2000, starry-eyed Nader supporters rejected ardent environmentalist Al Gore and helped elect George W Bush, the worst (or second worst) president in American history. Th...

Vote out the ‘lap dogs’ ● Boeing’s Ch... (The Stand)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 08:51 AM - ELECTION DAY Tuesday, November 6, 2018   LOCAL ELECTIONS   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — Be a part of history and get your ballot in (editorial) ...

Vote (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 07:56 AM - It’s election day. If you haven’t already, you know what to do.   Share on Facebook

Marriott strike settled in Oakland, D... (The Stand)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 06:29 AM - The following is from UNITE HERE: NEW YORK CITY (Nov. 6, 2018) — Hotel workers with UNITE HERE have reached settlement with Marriott and ratified contract agreements ...

Learn how new trade policies affect u... (The Stand)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 06:20 AM - SEATTLE — All union members and community supporters are encouraged to get their tickets now for the Washington Fair Trade Coalition Breakfast on Wednesday, Nov. 28 h...

A billion-dollar non-solution (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 04:53 AM - So, Trump is sending federal troops to the border in California and Arizona to defend us from the murderous thieves and marauding thugs that make up the approaching caravan...

Right-wing Evangelical letter opposin... (Washington Liberals)
Filed Monday, November 5 at 08:58 PM - The progressive social justice group Faithful America is reporting in an email: President Trump’s religious right supporters have just launched a new antisemitic cons...

Top 10 Reasons to Vote for Maralyn Ch... (Washington Liberals)
Filed Monday, November 5 at 03:45 PM - by Sue Peters SENATOR MARALYN CHASE is the only candidate in the race with over 16 years of distinguished, award-winning experience in state government as both a representa...

Links (11/5/18) (Economist's View)
Filed Monday, November 5 at 10:46 AM - Blame the Economists? - J. Bradford DeLong Health spending over time - mainly macro New evidence on convergence - Growth Economics The Scandinavian Style of Capitalism - Ti...

Massive voter turnout ● Life/death on... (The Stand)
Filed Monday, November 5 at 08:49 AM - Monday, November 5, 2018   ELECTION   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — Massive voter turnout marks end of volatile election year — With so much a...

Issues matter. Your voice matters. VOTE! (The Stand)
Filed Monday, November 5 at 07:15 AM - (Nov. 5, 2018) — By all accounts, voter participation is way up for this election. And the Labor Neighbor grassroots political mobilization of the Washington State La...

After Tuesday, what? (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Monday, November 5 at 05:13 AM - Well, here we are. One day out from exercising our voting franchise. At least by those who desire to do so. Twenty-four hours from finding out how things shake out politica...

Salomon’s campaign, and special... (Washington Liberals)
Filed Sunday, November 4 at 08:53 PM - Stand For Children and Washington Realtors Political Action Committee, together with Jesse Salmon’s campaign, have spent over $235,000 to unseat Senator Maralyn Chase...

Salomon’s campaign, and special... (Washington Liberals)
Filed Sunday, November 4 at 08:40 PM - Stand For Children and Washington Realtors Political Action Committee have spent over $75,000 to unseat Senator Maralyn Chase, according to the Public Disclosure Commission...

Stand for Children’s and WA Rea... (Washington Liberals)
Filed Sunday, November 4 at 06:15 PM - According to the state Public Disclosure Commission, STAND FOR CHILDREN PAC spent $456,189.36 in 2018, much of it for “MAILER Independent expenditures” and R...

Who’s buying votes in Washingto... (Washington Liberals)
Filed Sunday, November 4 at 05:28 PM - The Supreme Court said that political spending is a form of free speech. But they allow states to require donors to submit reports of their spending. Washington State’...

Realtor and pro-charter school PACs t... (Washington Liberals)
Filed Sunday, November 4 at 01:10 PM - In the 32nd Legislative District race between progressive incumbent Maralyn Chase and corporate Democrat Jesse Salomon, outside interests are spending big bucks and sending...

Idaho Weekly Briefing – November 5 (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Sunday, November 4 at 04:35 AM - This is a summary of a few items in the Idaho Weekly Briefing for November 5. Would you like to know more? Send us a note at stapilus@ridenbaugh.com. We’re at work tr...

Traditional Mass Media

Big Oil beats carbon tax, Big S... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 08:54 PM - Initiative 1631, Washington's proposed first-in-the-nation fee on carbon emissions, goes down to a thumping defeat. Major oil companies mounted a $31 million campaign ...

Connelly: Sen. Cantwell keeps c... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 07:05 PM - Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., easily wins a fourth term, running a cool, positive campaign in a heated year.  She sweats policy details, holds seats on three A-list Se...

The battle to control Congress ... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 05:10 PM - Washington's 8th Congressional District may "flip" to the Democrats for the first time since it was created after the 1980 census.  Dr. Kim Schrier, an Issaquah pediat...

Poachers caught cutting trees o... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 08:40 AM - Charging documents say timber poachers were caught cutting 18 trees on Washington forest land off the Mountain Loop Highway

WSDA snares Asian gypsy moth; e... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 04:37 AM - Washington catches rare Asian gypsy mot

Washington small chicken farmer... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 04:37 AM - Paul and Susan Puhek have been profitable since they started raising eggs in 1995. Paul Puhek offered a course to small farmers on the economics of egg production duri...

Turnout surges across US, almos... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Monday, November 5 at 12:26 PM - The 2018 election is drawing far higher voter turnout than the 2014 and 2010 mid-term elections, a trend stretching from Florida and Texas to Washington. Nearly half o...

Water contamination prompts war... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Monday, November 5 at 07:05 AM - Residents of 82 homes in North Bend were warned not drink their water after the utility discovered evidence of coliform bacteria

Rossi vs. Schrier -- dead heat ... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Friday, November 2 at 03:14 PM - Election 2018:  Washington has three hot races for Congress . . .  a Governor strutting his stuff on the national stage . . . a multi-million-dollar barrage of mud-sli...

Connelly: Ballot Initiatives --... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Friday, November 2 at 12:39 PM - We break ground on the Washington ballot.  The initiative process has allowed the state to approve same-sex marriage, legalize (regulate and tax) recreational marijuan...

Smackout wolfpack reaches thres... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Friday, November 2 at 08:25 AM - Washington wolfpack reaches threshold for lethal removal

European apple moth strikes in ... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Friday, November 2 at 08:13 AM - A European apple pest, introduced in imported rootstock 18 years ago, is killing apple trees in British Columbia and spreading into Washington.

Washington poised to up organic... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Friday, November 2 at 07:17 AM - Washington plans to raise fees for organic certification

Leaders weigh costs of Columbia... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Friday, November 2 at 06:41 AM - The cost of bringing Columbia River water to the Odessa subarea is one of the stumbling blocks for progress, leaders said during the Columbia Basin Development League ...

The education-preschool levy as... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Thursday, November 1 at 03:58 PM - City Hall is, once more, doubling a property tax levy. The expansively named Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy asks taxpayers for $617 million over 7 yea...

A Big Oil gusher -- Initiative ... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Thursday, November 1 at 01:44 PM - The petroleum industry has unleashed a gusher of campaign spending to defeat Washington's Initiative 1631, which would impose a first-in-the-nation fee on greenhouse g...

Big return of ballots: The 2018... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Thursday, November 1 at 05:58 AM - The 2018 election looks like a hit with Washington voters, given three hot U.S. House contests and ballot initiatives being watched across the country. A total of 399,...

Big Soda spends through $20 mil... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Wednesday, October 31 at 03:06 PM - The beverage industry is pulling out all the stops for Initiative 1634, which would block other jurisdictions from following Seattle's example and taxing sugary soft d...

'We need her badly' --- Trump b... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Wednesday, October 31 at 11:16 AM - President Trump wades into hot Eastern Washington congressional race with a warm, superlative-laden endorsement of incumbent Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

North Dakota researchers examin... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Wednesday, October 31 at 09:20 AM - scientists are trying to find out why these bees struggle to reproduce.

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MSNBC’s Steve Schmidt predicts ... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 09:53 PM — Appearing on a panel discussion on MSNBC, conservative GOP strategist Steve Schmidt said surviving House members may become more like President Donald Trump with their...

’I’m so f*cking proud of you gu... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 09:37 PM — Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) narrowly lost the Texas campaign for U.S. Senate to incumbent Sen. Tex Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday, but celebrated his effort with a boister...

Beto O’Rourke Just Took the Hig... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 09:23 PM — After narrowly losing to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Tuesday night in one of the country’s most closely watched Senate races, Democratic darling Beto O’Rourke gav...

Kellyanne Conway complains Trum... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 08:59 PM — During an election night interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC News, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway complained about President Donald Trump being treated...

House Dems Already Have Their L... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 08:54 PM — Here comes the flood. With the Democrats having won control of the House of Representatives, President Donald Trump and his crew in the White House and assorted federa...

House Dems Already Have Their L... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 08:54 PM — Here comes the flood. With the Democrats having won control of the House of Representatives, President Donald Trump and his crew in the White House and assorted federa...

Claire McCaskill, One of the Na... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 08:49 PM — Republican Josh Hawley won in Missouri on Tuesday evening, beating out Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill in one of the nation’s tightest senate races. The election...

Republican Congressman Chris Co... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 08:42 PM — Less than three months after FBI agents arrested him on charges of insider trading, Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) was reelected for a fourth term in Congress. His opponent...

Democrats Won the House. To Kee... (In These Times)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 08:30 PM — In the days following Nov. 8, 2016, the Democratic Party looked to be on life support. Party insiders had promised a repudiation of Trump’s far-right platform, a...

Two Red States Just Voted to In... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 08:22 PM — Voters in Missouri and Arkansas gave themselves a raise on Tuesday. Ballot initiatives in both states passed on Tuesday, with the minimum wages in the M...

Next Democratic chair of key Ho... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 08:13 PM — MSNBC reported Tuesday evening that the congressman expected to chair the Ways and Means Committee when Democrats take control in November they will seek President Don...

Grassroots Fueled Massive Wave,... (MoveOn.Org)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 08:12 PM — Voters Were Inspired By Diverse Slate of Candidates Who Embraced Bold Progressive Ideas, Many Running for First Time CHICAGO — Ilya Sheyman, executive director of Move...

Abigail Spanberger Just Beat Te... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 08:08 PM — Four years ago, Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) dethroned House Majority Leader Eric Cantor as part of the Tea Party revolution that would eventually topple Speak...

Lauren Underwood’s Victory Is a... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 08:07 PM — Democratic congressional candidate Lauren Underwood has won the race to represent Illinois’ 14th congressional district, according to projections from several me...

Republicans Hold the Senate (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 08:04 PM — As was widely predicted, Republicans have kept their control in the Senate. With wins in Indiana and North Dakota, the GOP is on track to add ...

‘This changes Donald Trump’s li... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 08:02 PM — MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace explained why Democrats winning control of the House of Representatives, “changes everything” for President Donald Trump. R...

Ron DeSantis Defeats Andrew Gil... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 08:00 PM — Former Republican congressman Ron DeSantis has won the Florida governor’s race. He defeated the Democratic candidate, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the first A...

Antonio Delgado Overcomes Racis... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 08:00 PM — As a Rhodes Scholar, Antonio Delgado studied philosophy and political theory. But when he ran for Congress in upstate New York this year, Republicans chose to highligh...

Massachusetts Votes to Uphold P... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 07:52 PM — A majority of Massachusetts voters chose to uphold legal protections for transgender people on today, preventing a rollback of a law that bans discrimination against t...

Sarah Sanders proclaims ‘huge v... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 07:49 PM — White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders called Tuesday’s election a “huge victory” for President Donald Trump — even though Republicans lost ...

One of the Most Powerful GOP Co... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 07:34 PM — In a hotly-contested House race marked by mountains of outside cash from national groups, Colin Allred, a former NFL player turned civil rights attorney, defeated...

Democrats Win the House (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 07:30 PM — In a dramatic repudiation of President Donald Trump, Democrats on Tuesday won control of the House of Representatives, according to projections from multiple medi...

Beto O’Rourke Loses Long-Shot B... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 07:28 PM — The most surprising thing about Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s victory over Rep. Beto O’Rourke in the Texas Senate race is that it took until Election Day to call it. Texa...

Gretchen Whitmer Will Be the Ne... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 07:19 PM — Gretchen Whitmer, who had served two terms as a Democratic representative and senator in the Michigan statehouse, is going to be the state’s next ...

Democrat Heidi Heitkamp Just Lo... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 07:18 PM — Heidi Heitkamp, North Dakota’s first female senator and the only Democrat currently holding statewide office, has lost her seat to Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer i...

Traditional Mass Media

Ted Cruz thwarts challenge from... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 09:34 PM — The heated Senate race between Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke was one of the closest-watched contests in the country this election season.

Trump says 'success' despite De... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 09:32 PM — Americans vote Tuesday in historic midterms, with control of the House, the Senate and 36 governorships at stake in a vote seen as a referendum on President Trump.

WATCH: Long voter lines in Los... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 09:32 PM — This time-lapse video shows how long lines were in the traditionally Democratic state.

WATCH: Hawley to defeat McCask... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 09:32 PM — Claire McCaskill faced off against Josh Hawley.

WATCH: Beto O'Rourke concedes:... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 09:31 PM — The Democrat from Texas conceded to incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz.

Midterm elections latest: Democ... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 09:30 PM — Beto O’Rourke fails in bid to unseat Ted Cruz Florida governor: Andrew Gillum concedes to Ron DeSantis Live results tracker – state by state Sign up to the Guardian’s ...

North Dakota voters set to reje... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 09:26 PM — U.S. efforts to legalize recreational marijuana use saw mixed results on Tuesday, as voters in Michigan approved a measure legalizing the drug while North Dakotans loo...

Democrats Score Oklahoma Upset ... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 09:24 PM — As Democrats struggled in deep red districts Tuesday night, Kendra Horn pulled off a surprise upset in Oklahoma. She defeated Republican Rep. Steve Russell in the 5th ...

WATCH: Mike Muse shares his an... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 09:20 PM — "Strong support for Gillum, but couldn't take it from middle parts of Florida," said Muse.

A night of firsts: the candidat... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 09:19 PM — Diverse candidates are hoping to break barriers across the country. Here are the key wins so far Midterm elections – live updates Midterms results – live tracker Groun...

Democrat Manchin keeps West Vir... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 09:19 PM — Democratic U.S. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia won a tough election fight on Tuesday against the state's Republican attorney general, Patrick Morrisey, helping h...

Republican Braun wins Indiana U... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 09:19 PM — Republican businessman Mike Braun won Indiana's U.S. Senate election on Tuesday, unseating Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly, ABC News projected.

Democrats capture U.S. House ma... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 09:17 PM — Democrats rode a wave of dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, giving them the opportunity to blo...

Factbox: Democrats to pick up n... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 09:17 PM — Reuters - U.S. voters on Tuesday went to the polls in congressional elections for all 435 seats of the House of Representatives. The Democratic Party needs to pick up ...

Instant view: Investor reaction... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 09:17 PM — Democrats rode a wave of dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, giving them the opportunity to blo...

'A better world is possible': A... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 09:15 PM — In beating her longshot Republican opponent Anthony Pappas, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become the youngest woman elected to the US House of Representatives...

'I'm not going anywhere': Andre... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 09:12 PM — The Democratic candidate for Florida governor, Andrew Gillum, has conceded to the Republican Ron DeSantis. The nominee faced a tough climb in a state that Donald Trump...

Republican Rick Scott wins Flor... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 09:11 PM — Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott on Tuesday won the state's U.S. Senate election, unseating Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson, Fox News projected.

Republican Senator Cruz holds o... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 09:11 PM — Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas held off an election challenge on Tuesday by Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke, keeping his seat in the upper cham...

Where Newly Elected Democrats S... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 09:10 PM — Now that she’s helped Democrats win the House majority, Nancy Pelosi’s bid to reclaim the speaker’s gavel is officially under way.  Several Democratic candidates expre...

Democrats pick up U.S. governor... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 09:10 PM — Democrats picked up governorships in Kansas and at least three other U.S. states on Tuesday but failed to win high-profile races in Florida and Ohio, as voters cast ba...

Factbox: Democrats to pick up n... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 09:00 PM — Reuters - U.S. voters on Tuesday went to the polls in congressional elections for all 435 seats of the House of Representatives. The Democratic Party needs to pick up ...

WATCH: Rashida Tlaib to become... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 08:59 PM — The Democrat is on track to win Michigan's 13th Congressional District, ABC News projects, based on exit polls.

The key takeaways from the midt... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 08:59 PM — Democrats take control of House of Representatives Republicans retain control of Senate Senator Ted Cruz defeats Beto O’Rourke in Texas Midterm elections – live update...

Hawley Beats McCaskill in Misso... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 08:57 PM — Republican challenger Josh Hawley defeated incumbent Claire McCaskill in the Missouri Senate race, perhaps solidifying the state’s move to the right and proving that t...