Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is speaking to Congress at the request of Republicans. His visit was coordinated without the Obama administration’s knowledge, deepening tensions between two leaders who have never shown much affection for each other.
Jeremy Bird, national field director for President Obama’s 2012 campaign, is drawing attention for his consulting work in support of an Israeli organization campaigning to replace Israel’s current government.
Thirteen potential candidates each got 20 minutes at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker got the loudest applause, with Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz close behind. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson seemed to be the grass-roots champion.
WASHINGTON — Here’s how the state’s members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Feb. 27. House Higher-education savings plans By a vote of 401 for and 20 against, the House on Feb. 25 passed a bill (HR 529) to expand the types of tax-free expenditures that can be made from earnings...
The state Senate is doing its best to ignore a plan that would tax big polluters to pay for transportation. But it’s catching on with a group that used to matter in democracy: the people.
The GOP-controlled Senate began floor votes Friday on a state transportation package, only to have the progress brought to a halt by Democrats, who tried to use a recent GOP rules change on tax votes against the Republicans.
Mayor Ed Murray's administration has released an implementation plan for Seattle's new subsidized-preschool pilot program, which launches in September. Voters endorsed the Seattle Preschool Program last year when they approved a ballot measure raising property taxes to subsidize early learning. The measure authorized a $58 million property-tax levy to fund a four-year pilot, which will subsidize...
Black-market marijuana costs a third as much as its state-regulated counterpart, and most medical-marijuana users could buy their supply there instead of in a highly regulated system, a state study says.
There was emotional testimony about gun violence and gun rights Thursday as a House committee considered a bill to allow guns to be temporarily confiscated from the mentally ill and those considered at risk for violence.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — As Florida's governor, Jeb Bush was among the nation's most conservative state chief executives. He's quietly embarking on work to convince the right flank of the Republican Party that he would be that same kind of conservative in the White House. Eight years removed from office, Bush is viewed by...