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Quickie: Scary piece: America’s... (Washington Liberals)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 11:10 PM - America’s Next Civil War American chaos is already oozing over the border: the trickle of refugees crossing after Trump’s election has swollen to a flood; a trade war...

Links (11/7/18) (Economist's View)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 06:25 PM - The Global Impact of a Chinese Recession - Kenneth Rogoff The Lies We Were Told - mainly macro Central bank balance sheets and monetary policy - VoxEU China Should Import M...

everything and nothing changed after ... (Skull / Bones)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 04:19 PM - I think when Nate Silver and 538 conjure up a narrow loss by Beto O’Rourke as a good thing for his 2020’s presidential ambitions because it leaves him unencumbe...

And in Oregon . . . (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 03:36 PM - The big Oregon political news on a really hyperlocal level on Tuesday was the election of Linda Watkins of Ridenbaugh Press to the Carlton (Oregon) City Council. It wasn...

And in Idaho . . . (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 08:57 AM - A few preliminary thoughts about the highly nationalized election in Idaho, which was evidently less nationalized in Idaho than in many other places. Generally, you can div...

Doc leads Dino ● Split happens ● Mote... (The Stand)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 08:47 AM - Wednesday, November 7, 2018   STATE ELECTIONS   LAST NIGHT at The Stand — Dems gain in Washington, but how much? ► In today’s Seattle Times — Ki...

Dems gain in Washington, but how much? (The Stand)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 10:28 PM - (Nov. 6, 2018—10 p.m.) — As of late Tuesday night, one labor-endorsed Democratic candidate for Congress is leading with Kim Schrier over Dino Rossi in the 8th CD, and...

WSLC’s Jeff Johnson on election: ‘We’... (The Stand)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 10:20 PM - (Nov. 6, 2018) — As election results from around Washington state began to be released on Tuesday night (see the latest results here), Jeff Johnson, President of the ...

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...

Traditional Mass Media

Big King County vote boosts Dr.... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 04:51 PM - Good news for Democrats in a Washington congressional district they have never carried but hope to "flip." Dr. Kim Schrier has expanded her lead over Republican Dino R...

Generous Seattle voters approve... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 03:58 PM - The generous voters of Seattle pass another property tax levy, the brainchild of Mayor Jenny Durkan.  The $619 million, seven year levy, will expand the city's prescho...

State will have power in Congre... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 01:21 PM - Washington state will be an influential presence in the "other" Washington as Democrats take control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Adam Smith will chair t...

State orders killing of wolves ... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 09:36 AM - The state of Washington has authorized killing wolves from two packs that have been preying on cattle

Washington Fish and Wildlife ta... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 06:50 AM - WDFW to cull Togo and Smackout packs

Washington Ecology proposes new... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 04:40 AM - Washington Ecology floats fees for wine wastewater permits

Washington pear packer starts u... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 04:40 AM - A Wenatchee Valley pear cooperative is the first tree fruit packer in Washington to use H-2B-visa foreign guestworkers. Needed, the co-op says, during September throug...

Dairy family claims feds renege... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 04:40 AM - A lawsuit filed against the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation claims the agency has failed to help a Washington family relocate after its land was condemned.

Dems control, but tight legisla... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 10:40 PM - The Democrats will have majorities in both houses of the Washington Legislature.  How large will be determined by our state's days-long vote count. Controversial State...

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

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Progressive Media

How UK (and US) Surveillance Cr... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 01:23 AM — The UK's surveillance state poses legal problems for the legality of personal data transfers to it post Brexit, and the UK and EU are not close to having a solution.

Trump Ouster of Sessions Gives ... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 09:12 PM — In typical Trump fashion, Trump managed to get himself in more trouble while trying to poke a stick in the eye of his opponents.

‘Impeachment is real now’: Lawr... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 08:09 PM — MSNBC anchor Lawrence O’Donnell on Wednesday explained how Democratic Party control of the House of Representatives, along with President Donald Trump ousting At...

‘President’s political genius’:... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 06:44 PM — MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Wednesday looked back on the results of the 2018 midterm elections, one night after the polls closed. Maddow detailed how, in seat after...

‘A lie’: Watch slow motion vide... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 05:55 PM — The White House released a statement Wednesday making it sound as if CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta “placing his hands” on a “young woman&#...

WATCH: Late Night comedians hil... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 05:48 PM — Comedians reveled in mocking the forced resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday. The White House action against Sessions, who had been the first pro...

Trump Is “Acting Like A Mob Bos... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 05:23 PM — It happened: The Attorney General of the United States has been forced out. The resignation letter of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III hit the internet...

‘Way beyond Watergate’’: Watch ... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 04:36 PM — NBC News presidential historian says Donald Trump’s latest actions against special counsel Robert Mueller could be “ten times worse” than the obstruc...

WATCH: Tulsa politician claims ... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 03:34 PM — A Tulsa City Council member claimed during a meeting of the chamber that the city’s founder did “many, many good things” in spite of being in the KKK...

7 Thinkers on the Left Explain ... (In These Times)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 03:33 PM — The 2018 midterm elections saw mixed results for progressives. Democrats took the House of Representatives, which will include a crop of new members who ran on issues ...

A Message to J.B. Pritzker: We ... (In These Times)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 03:11 PM — After one term of Bruce Rauner, Illinois finds itself much worse off than we were four years ago. The full economic damage done to the state has yet to be fully calcul...

Matthew Whitaker, the New Actin... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 03:03 PM — In January 2016, Matthew Whitaker drew up a list of eight questions he wanted NBC’s Lester Holt to ask Hillary Clinton at a Democratic presidential debate. S...

Ex-DOJ spokesperson: Every seni... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 02:49 PM — The former chief spokesperson for the Department of Justice said “every senior official” at DOJ has an obligation to resign if Acting Attorney General Matt...

In New Attorney General, Trump ... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 02:25 PM — In choosing his next attorney general, President Donald Trump is likely to put one qualification above the rest: loyalty to Trump. For nearly two years, Trump has wail...

Yes, Trump’s Taxes Are Fair Gam... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 01:54 PM — Tuesday’s election has reignited the fight over President Donald Trump’s tax returns, and the terms of that debate have shifted dramatically. Democrats, wh...

‘That’s public corruption’: Ex-... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 01:52 PM — The removal of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General — and replacement by Matthew Whitaker — appears to be a case of public corruption and obstruction of justi...

‘You would always take that mee... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 01:37 PM — Just a few months before he joined the Justice Department as the attorney general’s chief of staff, now-acting AG Matthew Whitaker defended Donald Trump Jr. for ...

There Was a Blue Wave in Distri... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 01:34 PM — As the criminal justice reforms from the 1990s, which many have suggested led to the overcrowding of prisons and jails across the country, los...

A Democrat Just Snagged the Sea... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 01:10 PM — On Wednesday afternoon, the Associated Press reported that Democratic candidate Mike Levin won his bid for Congress in California’s 49th District with 53.5 percen...

‘Planned like a murder’: John D... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 12:56 PM — Richard Nixon’s former White House counsel John Dean explained why Donald Trump forcing the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions may be worse than the S...

The Youngest Woman Elected to C... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 12:48 PM — Tuesday’s midterm election results are full of firsts. More than 100 women, an unprecedented number, were elected to the House and Senat as first-time female can...

Top Democrat Promises to Scruti... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 12:42 PM — The Democrat set to take control of the House Judiciary Committee pledged Wednesday to scrutinize President Donald Trump’s ouster of Attorney General Jeff S...

Thank you for everything you di... (Joan McCarter)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 12:37 PM — There were a great, great many gains for Democrats and progressives Tuesday. From the massive number of women and people of color who will make the 116th Congress look...

Trump finally gives Attorney Ge... (Joan McCarter)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 11:56 AM — After months and months and months of bitching and grousing about Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the unindicted coconspirator has forced him out . Mr. Sessions’s resi...

Jeff Sessions Out as Attorney G... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 11:49 AM — After months of enduring extraordinary attacks in both public and private from President Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions has, at the president’s request, stepped dow...

Traditional Mass Media

Activists call for nationwide p... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 01:02 AM — U.S. progressive groups will stage hundreds of protests nationwide on Thursday to demand that President Donald Trump do nothing to hinder an ongoing investigation into...

CNN reporter Jim Acosta has Whi... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 11:57 PM — President called Acosta a ‘rude, terrible person’ after he refused to give up a microphone while trying to ask a question The White House is revoking the credential pa...

Trump says he 'stopped the blue... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 11:56 PM — Democrats flipped control of the House and several governorships as Republicans strengthened their majority in the Senate.

Trump forces Jeff Sessions out ... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 11:55 PM — Jeff Sessions has resigned as attorney general, effective immediately.

Post-Election Day, Pentagon dro... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 11:47 PM — The "Operation Faithful Patriot" name to disappear in public.

Bernie Sanders says midterms pr... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 11:00 PM — Senator warns of Trump’s ‘demagoguery 101’ but tells the Guardian he has not decided whether to run in 2020 Bernie Sanders has declared that the midterm election resul...

White House suspends credential... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 07:28 PM — The White House claimed Jim Acosta placed "his hands" on an intern who tried to take the microphone away from him.

Republicans warn Trump not to s... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 06:58 PM — Matt Whitaker, acting attorney general, called for limits on inquiry Sessions, US attorney general, fired by Trump Live midterms results Sign up to the Guardian’s new ...

Virginia candidate, called 'Big... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 06:42 PM — Republican candidate Denver Riggleman who was once labeled as a "Bigfoot erotica" devotee by his Democratic opponent, Leslie Cockburn, is now in Congress.

White House Revokes Press Pass ... (NPR Topics: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 06:15 PM — The White House accused Acosta of "putting his hands" on an aide during a press conference in which he repeatedly challenged the president.

Trump ousts Sessions, vows to f... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 06:06 PM — President Donald Trump forced out his attorney general on Wednesday and threatened to fight back if Democrats use their new majority in the U.S. House of Representativ...

Defiant Trump blames media, fel... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 05:49 PM — The day after his party lost its lock on the U.S. Congress, President Donald Trump walked into a White House press conference ready for political combat, name-checking...

Democrats hope for miracles in ... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 05:44 PM — The states, which were letdowns for Democrats on the night they managed to regain control of the House, could see recounts Democrats are still hoping for miracles in F...

Loss of U.S. House leaves Repub... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 05:24 PM — Republicans' loss of control of the U.S. House of Representatives leaves the party with a more conservative congressional caucus that is even more bound to President D...

Trump fires Sessions, vows to f... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 05:16 PM — President Donald Trump on Wednesday forced out Attorney General Jeff Sessions a day after congressional elections, and vowed to fight if the U.S. House of Representati...

Democrats warn Trump after Atto... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 05:14 PM — The ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions by President Donald Trump on Wednesday drew sharp criticism from Democrats, who warned Trump against moving to squash a pr...

Factbox: 'You're fired!': how T... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 05:14 PM — Before he became U.S. president, Donald Trump was famous for dismissing contestants on his television show "The Apprentice" with a resounding "You're fired!"

Democrats ready to pursue aggre... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 04:43 PM — The top Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives pledged a new era of congressional scrutiny over President Donald Trump on Wednesday, shrugging off White House t...

Democrats warn Trump on ouster ... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 04:23 PM — The ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions by President Donald Trump on Wednesday drew immediate criticism from Democrats who warned Trump against moving to squash a...

Factbox: Can the new U.S. attor... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 04:23 PM — U.S. President Donald Trump's decision on Wednesday to oust Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replace him with a noted critic of Special Counsel Robert Mueller raised...

Jeff Sessions firing: top Repub... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 04:21 PM — Matthew Whitaker, Trump’s interim replacement for attorney general, is longtime critic of special counsel Senior Republicans led a chorus of public warnings that the s...

Arizona could wait a week to le... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 04:04 PM — Arizona voters may have to wait a week or more to learn whether their U.S. senator is Republican Martha McSally or Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, as some 600,000 ballots rem...

What Will Acting Attorney Gener... (NPR Topics: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 04:02 PM — The chief of staff to former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Whitaker is a former U.S. attorney with a history of questioning the scope of special counsel Robert Muell...

Here’s How a House Democratic M... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 03:45 PM — House Democrats, with their new majority, will have an expansive new toolkit once they take control of the chamber on Jan. 3 to protect special counsel Robert Mueller ...

WATCH: Sessions walks out of D... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 03:28 PM — Sessions repeatedly said "thank you" to the crowd before leaving.