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  • Hacker posts personal info of House Democrats and staff

    After receiving a deluge of obscene voicemails and text messages, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi informed her fellow Democrats on Saturday of “an electronic Watergate break-in” and warned them not …


  • Ryan: ‘All options’ available for punishing Democrats for sit-in

    Speaker Paul Ryan is considering options for punishing Democrats for last month’s House floor sit-in and hasn’t ruled out anything, the Wisconsin Republican said Thursday.


  • Dems demand gun votes, loudly, in 2-minute House session

    House Democrats continued their disruptive demands for votes on gun control Tuesday, though this time it lasted less than two minutes.


  • Gun control effort survives in Senate

    House Republicans steamrolled efforts by their Democratic colleagues to secure a vote on gun control legislation Thursday, but a bipartisan proposal in the Senate narrowly survived to fight another day.


  • After Orlando, slight cracks in gun-rights’ grip on Congress

    The mere introduction Friday of a proposal backed by five Republicans and four Democrats highlights the post-Orlando, election-year pressures some lawmakers feel for action. One sponsor said that when the …


  • Lewis, who shed blood for civil rights, leads Dems on guns

    Rep. John Lewis, who shed blood in Selma for civil rights, sat shoulder to shoulder with fellow Democrats on the House floor as the leader of an extraordinary protest demanding …


  • Rebellious Democrats disrupt House, stage protest over guns

    Rebellious Democrats disrupted the House’s legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured a vote on gun control measures. Exasperated …


  • Washington House Democrats float base, tax-adding budgets

    OLYMPIA – With less than a week left in the special session and eight days before a budget stalemate could cause a partial state shutdown, Washington House Democrats released a …


  • House Democrats release budget plan

    OLYMPIA — House Democrats release a “base budget” that would pay for many state programs without a tax increase. But a package of add-ons, including the WSU-Spokane Medical School, are …


  • House Democrats offer state budget compromise

    OLYMPIA – House Democrats offered to trim spending and drop many proposals on taxes as part of a compromise they say would allow the Washington Legislature to pass a 2013-15 …


  • Proposed budget avoids tax hike

    OLYMPIA – House Democrats offered a budget plan that doesn’t call for a state tax increase and doesn’t make some of the cuts to public schools and state services Gov. …


  • Tax plan progresses in spite of criticism

    OLYMPIA – A new tax proposal would place unfair burdens on a wide range of residents, from janitors to plastic surgeons and cigar sellers to candy makers, opponents of the …


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