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Ending showdown with Pelosi, Trump postpones State of Union

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he is postponing his State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown ends, yielding after a weeklong showdown with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Following a high-stakes game of dare and double-dare, Trump conceded Wednesday night that “no venue that can compete with the history, tradition and […]
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Iranian TV anchor held as witness is released from US jail

WASHINGTON (AP) — A prominent American-born anchorwoman on Iranian state television who was jailed in the U.S. as a material witness has been released from jail, activists and a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Marzieh Hashemi, 59, was released from jail in Washington on Wednesday evening after being detained […]
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Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen delaying testimony to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer is postponing his public testimony to Congress. Michael Cohen won’t appear as scheduled before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Feb. 7. Cohen’s adviser Lanny Davis says the delay is on the advice of Cohen’s lawyers because Cohen’s still cooperating in special counsel Robert Mueller’s […]
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Could the humble TSA agent save democracy? Increasingly they’re being asked to try

Out at SeaTac, calls are escalating for the agents to walk off the job to try to force an end to the federal government shutdown — and save our broken political system from itself.
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Dueling Senate bills would end shutdown in different ways

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders agreed to hold votes this week on dueling proposals to reopen shuttered federal agencies, forcing a political reckoning for senators grappling with the longest shutdown in U.S. history: Side with President Donald Trump or vote to temporarily end the shutdown and keep negotiating. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. set […]
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Russell Baker, droll columnist and memoirist who twice won Pulitzer, dies at 93

Russell Baker received a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1979 and another for his Depression-era memoir four years later.
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Federal employees rally outside Sea-Tac Airport to push for end of shutdown

Friday will mark the second missed paycheck for many of the roughly 800,000 federal employees who are furloughed or working without pay compensation during the government shutdown, around 2,000 of whom work at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
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Trump seeks quick Supreme Court ruling on census citizenship question

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it will appeal directly to the Supreme Court to be allowed to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census, bypassing the court of appeals and seeking a final ruling by the end of June. Solicitor General Noel Francisco says in court papers filed Tuesday that the fast […]
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US: Upcoming Mideast conference not aimed at demonizing Iran

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States said Tuesday an international conference next month to promote peace and stability in the Middle East is not aimed at demonizing Iran, which has denounced the gathering as America’s anti-Iran “circus.” U.S. deputy ambassador Jonathan Cohen told the Security Council that the conference in Warsaw on Feb. 13-14 […]
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Gov. Jay Inslee pushes for climate change in New Hampshire speech

The Washington governor says a decision on whether he will run for president will be made within “weeks, not months.”
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Jon Bon Jovi’s restaurant feeds furloughed workers

RED BANK, N.J. (AP) — A restaurant owned by musician and New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi served 71 free meals to furloughed federal employees and their families. JBJ Soul Kitchen in Red Bank served up soups and entrees Monday. The meals are a result of a partnership with Gov. Phil Murphy’s organization the Phil […]
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President Trump lays wreath at brief visit to Martin Luther King Jr. memorial

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump briefly visited a national monument to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday to lay a wreath below the towering statue of the slain civil rights leader. “Beautiful day,” Trump said to reporters. “Thank you for being here. Appreciate it.” He was accompanied on the two-minute visit by […]
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Trump visits MLK memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has paid a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington on the holiday honoring the civil rights leader. Trump arrived shortly after 11 a.m. to pay his respects on a frigid and windy day. He was joined by Vice President Mike Pence, who accompanied Trump in […]
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Gov. Jay Inslee faces mixed reception from New Hampshire Democrats ahead of visit

The visit is a chance for Inslee to draw attention to his proto-candidacy — and his case that the Democratic Party must nominate a presidential candidate, who, as he wrote in a Washington Post Op-Ed published Thursday, "will put fighting climate change at the top of the agenda."
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Kamala Harris jumps into presidential race

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump’s nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday. Vowing to “bring our voices together,” Harris would be the first woman to hold the presidency and the second African-American if she succeeds. Harris, a […]
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How Your U.S. Lawmaker Voted

Here’s how area members of Congress voted during the legislative week ending Jan. 18.
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Trump offers temporary protections for some immigrants in exchange for wall money; Pelosi calls it ‘non-starter’

Trump said Senate Majority Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will put the legislation on the Senate floor for a vote next week. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called it a "non-starter" and implored Trump to take action to open the government.
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Seattle Womxn’s March draws thousands, but crowd is smaller than years’ past

The Womxn's March is one of three taking place in Seattle this weekend, the result of ongoing tension and questions, locally and at the national level, over the event's inclusivity.
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Tony Mendez, ‘Argo’ spy who smuggled U.S. hostages out of Iran during crisis, dies at 78

Pulling techniques from magicians, movie-makeup artists and even the television show "Mission: Impossible," he changed one person into another, transforming agents into characters with back stories, costumes and documents that helped them evade detection and avoid capture in foreign countries.
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Washington Democratic Party chair on Howard Schultz presidential run: “Just. Don’t.”

Word that the former Starbucks CEO might run for president as an independent is sparking fear among Democrats that he could split the anti-Trump vote.
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Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is mulling an independent run for president in 2020

Howard Schultz, who has a net worth of about $3.3 billion and describes himself as a "lifelong Democrat," has not said publicly whether he will mount a presidential campaign and has kept open the option of running as a Democrat.
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Starbucks CEO is mulling an independent run in 2020

Howard Schultz, who has a net worth of about $3.3 billion and describes himself as a "lifelong Democrat," has not said publicly whether he will mount a presidential campaign and has kept open the option of running as a Democrat.
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BuzzFeed’s Michael Cohen story, if true, looks to be the most damning to date for Trump

Predicting President Donald Trump’s imminent demise has made fools of people since the moment he launched his presidential campaign. But the latest blockbuster story about the Russia investigation is different. If Robert Mueller III has the evidence he reportedly has — that Trump asked Michael Cohen to lie to Congress for him — it could […]
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Casey ends consideration of a presidential run in 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania is ending any consideration of joining a potentially crowded Democratic field running for president in 2020. Casey’s statement Friday comes a couple months after he dropped hints that he was considering a run, fresh off easily winning a third term in the Senate. The mild-mannered […]
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Trump staffing up to fend off potential primary challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is staffing up to fend off any potential primary challenger. The Virginia-based campaign is announcing Friday that former White House official Nick Trainer will lead its delegate and party organization efforts ahead of the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. No party challenger has emerged […]
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2020 Democrats face a choice: Fight Trump or ignore him?

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — When Sen. Elizabeth Warren took the stage earlier this month at this city’s ornate Orpheum Theatre, Tricia Currans-Sheehan posed a pointed question to the expected presidential contender. “Why did you undergo the DNA testing and give Donald Trump more fodder to be a bully?” the Iowa college professor asked, referring […]
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Huawei reportedly target of U.S. criminal probe for trade secrets theft

The investigation is tied to civil suits filed against the Chinese telecom giant, including a 2017 case in which Huawei was found liable for stealing technology from Bellevue-based T-Mobile, a person close to the matter said.
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Justices appear ready to void Tennessee alcohol sales law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears ready to strike down a Tennessee provision that requires people to live in the state for two years before obtaining a license to sell alcohol. Several justices said the restriction unconstitutionally discriminates against out-of-state economic interests, despite strong state interests in regulating liquor sales. A ruling invalidating the […]
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Battles expected in many states over abortion-related bills

Both sides in the nation's abortion debate are fired up and pursuing state-level legislation this year. Here are the states and the status of efforts.
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‘Nonessential’: The federal shutdown’s most unique victim is one of the Northwest’s best-kept secrets

This local labor of love for 61 years, run mostly by volunteers, has been forced to go completely dark due to the partial federal government shutdown.
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