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links (Skull / Bones)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 02:42 PM - Kim Jong Un’s many accomplishments. what was once a Seinfeld punchline is now standard-operating procedure at every office watercooler in the country. Mass shootings ...

Public servants aren’t the enemy. The... (The Stand)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 08:59 AM - Attacking the people who provide services won’t fix what’s ails government   By DEREK KILMER (June 19, 2018) — Fifty-six years ago today, on June 19,...

Child abuse as policy | Boeing defies... (The Stand)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 08:55 AM - Tuesday, June 19, 2018   AMERICA’S SHAME: CAGING CHILDREN     ► From The Guardian — Families divided at the border: ‘The most horrific immi...

Submit proposals now for Dec. apprent... (The Stand)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 07:11 AM - TACOMA (June 18, 2018) — The 2018 Pacific NW Apprenticeship Education Conference (PNWAEC) will be Dec. 4-5 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center, but NOW is the tim...

1984 (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 05:01 AM - When our ethically bankrupt president declared that Kim Jong Un “loves his people,” and that “his people love him,” I was reminded of a Party slogan in George Orwell’s nove...

Dr. Magarelli and friends (Skull / Bones)
Filed Monday, June 18 at 04:44 PM - STORY NUMBER ONE:  Donations noted for beleaguered college prof. According to Ms. Koval, and as verified by the videos she recorded, Dr. Magarelli’s traffic in alternative ...

Children in cages | Secretaries guard... (The Stand)
Filed Monday, June 18 at 09:03 AM - Monday, June 18, 2018   NO JANUS DECISION TODAY — The U.S. Supreme Court released opinions today, but not in the Janus v. AFSCME case. The next possible date for...

Labor 2018 kickoff is June 23 in Long... (The Stand)
Filed Monday, June 18 at 08:57 AM - LONGVIEW — Something is happening in Washington state — and in America. Even as CEOs and rich corporations are paying people to go door to door to weaken workin...

NO Janus decision today (The Stand)
Filed Monday, June 18 at 07:29 AM - WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 18, 2018) — The U.S. Supreme Court released opinions today, but not in the Janus v. AFSCME case. The next possible date for this announcement w...

Importance of context (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Monday, June 18 at 06:43 AM - “In one week, Trump embraced a dictator, started a trade war with China and complicated the immigration debate.” – CNN, 6/16/18 I’ve written thousands of stories over...

Idaho Weekly Briefing – June 18 (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Sunday, June 17 at 04:37 PM - This is a summary of a few items in the Idaho Weekly Briefing for June 18. Interested in subscribing? Send us a note at stapilus@ridenbaugh.com. Summer news has quieted, as...

(A Different Washington)
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Socialist Linchpin Moody’s Investors ... (Washington Liberals)
Filed Saturday, June 16 at 09:12 PM - by Matthew Caruchet Karl Marx-inspired credit ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service issued a report this month saying that Amazon’s bullying tactics over Seattle’s newly...

Resolution in Opposition to Rodney To... (Washington Liberals)
Filed Saturday, June 16 at 07:26 PM - Note: several Legislative District organizations are considering this resolution. Every Democratic organization should consider passing this. Resolution in Opposition to Ro...

A gubernatorial complication (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Saturday, June 16 at 08:33 AM - Independent Party Co-Chairperson and election law expert Dan Meek says the Independent Party status as a major party could make the anticipated Governor debates Buehler/Bro...

how to watch bad old sitcoms (Skull / Bones)
Filed Friday, June 15 at 02:51 PM - Noted today’s episode of the MeTV airings of “Diff’rent Strokes”, and the basic evolution of a television sitcom in a prior era.  (To be sure, the s...

The politics of Idaho Medicaid (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Friday, June 15 at 06:43 AM - The most significant political question of the year in the Gem State may involve not the identity of its next governor or member of Congress but a question of policy –...

Fan boy in chief (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Thursday, June 14 at 07:21 PM - There’s an old saying that goes “show me who your friends are, and I’ll show you who you are.” Increasingly, our president is showing us who his friends are – and aren’t. A...

Links (Economist's View)
Filed Thursday, June 14 at 10:54 AM - It’s time for Identity Portability – Digitopoly Equitable Growth in Conversation: Michael Strain - Equitable Growth Unions Did Great Things for the Working Class - Noah Smi...

Your best option | Cathy’s words vs. ... (The Stand)
Filed Thursday, June 14 at 09:03 AM - Thursday, June 14, 2018   NO JANUS DECISION TODAY — The U.S. Supreme Court released opinions today, but not in the Janus v. AFSCME case. The next possible date f...

Traditional Mass Media

Week in Review Live Tour (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Thursday, August 16 at 03:01 PM - Every Friday on KUOW, Bill Radke and a panel of guests dig into the week’s top stories. In the coming months, we’re taking the show on the road – bringing Week in Revi...

China Tells Farmers To Grow Mor... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 08:23 PM - The order came in April. China's government instructed farmers in the country's northeastern breadbasket region to grow more soybeans, calling it "a political priority...

Ex-Wife Of Walmart Shooter Says... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 08:19 PM - What caused 44-year-old Tim Day to go on a carjacking and shooting spree on Father’s Day that left one man critically wounded?

Connelly: 600 fellow Methodists... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 06:34 PM - The battle over the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy has reached the pews. Six hundred Methodist clergy and laypersons bring church charges against a fel...

Sexual Harassment Policies In O... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 06:32 PM - The head of human resources for the Oregon State Legislature told members of a task force Tuesday that it can be hard to protect people from sexual misconduct in the s...

Oregon Sen. Brian Boquist Sues ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 06:26 PM - Gov. Kate Browns decision to disconnect Oregon from federal tax changes first led to an odd special session. Now, its spurred a lawsuit. As promised, state Sen. Brian ...

Salem Tests A New Way To Remove... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 06:14 PM - After issuing two drinking water advisories for toxins produced by a harmful algae bloom, the city of Salem is testing out a possible solution. Algae in Detroit Lake i...

Washington is warming slower th... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 05:33 PM - Kim Malcolm talks with Joe Casola about a new analysis that finds average temperatures in Washington have warmed more slowly than any other state in the country. Casol...

Migrant Children Heard Crying o... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 05:27 PM - A recording of migrant children crying for their mothers and fathers has gripped the nation — and ratcheted up the debate over the Trump administration's policy of sep...

'Manu' On Fire: France's Macron... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 04:12 PM - In a video posted to Twitter Monday, the president of France tore into a teenager who called him 'Manu,' is a common nickname for Emmanuel in French, during an event a...

Agent Who Sent Anti-Trump Text ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 03:42 PM - A senior FBI official who has come under fire for sending politically charged text messages while working on the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the Trump-Russ...

Tech companies come under fire ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 03:41 PM - Bill Radke talks to Geekwire's Todd Bishop about three tech giants that have faced controversy over their contracts with law enforcement and government: Amazon, Micros...

U.S. Announces It Will Leave U.... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 03:38 PM - Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

It's Easier To Call A Fact A Fa... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 03:31 PM - Study after study has found that partisan beliefs and bias shape what we believe is factually true . Now the Pew Research Center has released a new study that takes a ...

Inside one of the busiest immig... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 03:05 PM - From the outside, there’s nothing special about the building at 606 South Olive Street in downtown Los Angeles. If anything, the 50-year-old office tower, with vacant ...

2 Oregon Democrats Kicked Off P... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 03:05 PM - In 2016, two Democratic state legislators took a rare step: They endorsed a Republican opponent in a competitive statewide race. State Sen. Betsy Johnson, D-Scappoose,...

Oregon Attorney General Joins L... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 02:38 PM - Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson have joined 19 other Democratic attorneys general calling on the Trump administrat...

U.S. Announces Its Withdrawal F... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 02:16 PM - After more than a year of complaints and warnings — some subtle and others a little less so — the Trump administration has announced that the United States is withdraw...

Seattle Hikers May Be Trampling... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 02:04 PM - At 2 oclock on a recent Friday afternoon, the parking lot at the Mailbox Peak trailhead was almost full. This much was to be expected: Mailbox is a popular hike in the...

Big Banks Are Once Again Taking... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 02:03 PM - Big banks are skirting the rules on the sale of the complex financial instruments that helped bring about the 2008 financial crisis, by exploiting a loophole in federa...

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Progressive Media

Longtime GOP operative says Tru... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 08:43 PM — The House Republican sent a strongly worded letter to President Donald Trump to express their concern about the horrifying scene at the US/Mexican boarder. The House G...

Rick Wilson flattens Trump aide... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 06:31 PM — A CNN panel discussion about the immigration crisis erupting on the US/Mexico border went completely off the rails Tuesday night when Republican Rick Wilson calls the ...

‘How dare you!’: Corey Lewandow... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 06:00 PM — President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski tried to make light of the administration’s policy of separating immigrant families on F...

The Methodists Are Thinking Abo... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 05:32 PM — The Methodists, who are known for being fairly chill in the grand scheme of organized religion, are apparently considering kicking Attorney General Jeff Sessions out o...

Latin American Newspapers Have ... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 03:30 PM — Border Patrol said it was “very uncomfortable” when reporters used the word “cages” to describe the metal, wire structures that are holding...

10 Governors Are Fighting Back ... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 03:18 PM — Ten Republican and Democratic governors have announced measures to withhold resources for border security and federal immigration efforts. These moves add to the ...

We Decoded the Scribbled Notes ... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 03:11 PM — Monday’s White House press briefing was delayed three times as Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen flew in from New Orleans and prepared to defend a fam...

Samantha Bee hilariously claims... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 02:42 PM — Late-night comedian Samantha Bee released a video Tuesday that she says is the secret audio recording of the New York Times‘ interview with Stephen Miller. The t...

Inside Chuck Schumer's Elusive ... (RollingStone.com: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 02:15 PM —

A 10-Year-Old With Down Syndrom... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 02:00 PM — Mexico is understandably angry about the Trump administration’s controversial “tear families apart” plan. “We strongly urge the U.S. government to re...

His ‘Hurricane Katrina’: MSNBC’... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 01:47 PM — MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace was in George W. Bush’s White House during the failure to respond in wake of Hurricane Katrina. So, when she sees the catastrophe happ...

Scott Pruitt's Claims About Med... (RollingStone.com: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 01:10 PM —

CNN commentator spars with cons... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 01:06 PM — When a columnist from the conservative Federalist website claimed that right-wingers had been hounded by liberals for celebrating Father’s Day amid the Trump adm...

The State Department Picked the... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 12:45 PM — The State Department’s offer seemed benign and well intentioned: to share best practices for families planning to travel abroad with their children. The problem ...

House Republicans release brill... (Joan McCarter)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 12:11 PM — Republicans are giving up on massive entitlement reform, Politico wrote just last week, calling it a "quiet surrender on a subject that's energized GOP fiscal hawks fo...

The Trump Administration Is Sep... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 12:08 PM — The Trump administration separated 2,342 children from 2,206 parents along the US-Mexico border between May 5 and June 9. That means an average of about 65 children pe...

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: Republ... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 11:33 AM — Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) on Tuesday asserted in a congressional hearing that Republicans have a plan to oust Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein “on Fri...

Sen Nelson slams ‘cover-up’ aft... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 11:00 AM — The Department of Health and Human Services angered the senior senator representing the state of Florida on Tuesday by denying Sen. Bill Nelson entry to a federal gove...

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/19/2018 (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 11:00 AM — Today's Water Cooler: China trade, semiconductors, mid-terms, immigration, Kobach and voting, housing, shipping, trucking "sweet spot," Uber, Tesla, Juneteenth, Enoch ...

There’s Reason to Be Skeptical ... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 10:59 AM — Last week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) defended President Donald Trump’s policy of forcibly separating families at the border. On Monday, Cruz announced that he was i...

The Battle of Woodstock, Part I... (RollingStone.com: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 10:57 AM —

Trump takes nation hostage, tel... (Joan McCarter)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 10:32 AM — Campaign Action It's becoming more and more clear that there's nothing Donald Trump won't do to get his border wall. That includes sacrificing the Republican Congress ...

Elizabeth Warren Vows to Block ... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 10:23 AM — Trump’s nominee to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a prominent Wall Street watchdog, has no consumer finance background. But Office of Management ...

The Rallying Cry of a Nationwid... (In These Times)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 10:13 AM — The stories emerging from the southwestern border of families torn apart by immigration authorities have sent shockwaves through the national media. But the bleak imag...

‘It’s tough love’: Shouting mat... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 10:11 AM — Fox News host Pete Hegseth on Tuesday insisted that photographs of immigrant children being held in detention centers “look quite compassionate” — ev...

Traditional Mass Media

Trump says would back both U.S ... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 09:15 PM — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the Hous...

Judge Rules Ann Kirkpatrick Liv... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 09:00 PM — Former Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick does live in Tucson, a judge ruled Tuesday in a lawsuit challenging her residency in the 2nd District. The lawsuit, financed by one...

EPA chief to face Senate panel ... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 07:37 PM — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt will testify before the Senate's environment committee in August, panel chairman Senator...

Protesters taunt US homeland se... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 07:34 PM — Kirstjen Nielsen was confronted over family separations while out to diner at a Mexican restaurant: ‘If kids don’t eat in peace, you don’t eat in peace’ Kirstjen Niels...

Almost $118 billion worth of US... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 07:30 PM — Thousands of homes are at risk of coastal flooding.

U.S. quits U.N. human rights bo... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 07:13 PM — WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States withdrew from a "hypocritical and self-serving" United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it cal...

Trump backs plan to end family ... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 07:08 PM — President offers support for Republican immigration reform amid condemnation of ‘zero tolerance’ policy Donald Trump told Republicans he was “1000%” behind their immig...

Trump charts immigration strate... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 06:57 PM — President Donald Trump met with House Republicans at the Capitol Tuesday.

Republican rep heckled on borde... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 06:39 PM — "Tents and Walmarts?" a heckler yelled. "They're babies!"

Trump says he would back both U... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 06:06 PM — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of ...

First ladies issue 'damning' de... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 05:41 PM — We’ve never seen the likes of this before.

WATCH: Debate over 'zero-toler... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 05:36 PM — There are signs republicans may stray and pass legislation to stop separating families.

Hollywood producers speak out a... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 05:16 PM — LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Some powerful Hollywood producers and directors have criticized Twenty-First Century Fox Inc over its news commentators' support for the U.S. i...

WATCH: Crisis at the border (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 05:16 PM — Nearly 12,000 children are in U.S. government custody because of the "zero tolerance" policy.

U.S. congressional Republicans ... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 05:04 PM — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans scrambled on Tuesday to craft legislation that would quell an outcry over the Trump administration's separation of imm...

Hurdles facing parents and chil... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 05:03 PM — (Reuters) - Over 2,300 children were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border between May 5 and June 9 under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" ...

WATCH: Debate over Trump admin... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 05:00 PM — ABC News' political analysts break down the latest on the immigration policy.

Trump faces GOP rebellion on im... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 05:00 PM — Trump faces GOP rebellion on immigration as midterms loom: ANALYSIS

Senate Republicans buck Trump a... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 04:59 PM — "I think we need to fix the problem," Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell said.

���Trump Show’ Makes Tour Stop ... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 04:47 PM — House Republicans might have gone into their Tuesday evening meeting with President Donald Trump expecting a discussion about immigration policy, but what they got was...

US withdraws from UN Human Righ... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 04:45 PM — The US withdrew from the UN Human Rights Council after threatening to do so for more than a year.

WATCH: US withdraws from UN Hu... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 04:26 PM — The US withdrew after threatening to do so for more than a year.

If I'd kept quiet I would have ... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 04:24 PM — The former FBI Director says he disagrees with, but respects, the criticism.

Family separation worse than Ja... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 04:22 PM — “I cannot for a moment imagine what my childhood would have been like had I been thrown into a camp without my parents,” George Takei writes in an op-ed.

Senate opposition grows to Trum... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, June 19 at 04:15 PM — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators urged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday to withdraw the nomination of Ronald Mortensen, who has been criticized for ha...