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President Barack Obama 
(Mandel Ngan/Getty Images)

Obama Fundraises For Dems; Demands GOP Cooperation

“The problem is not the Republican Party per se. The problem is this particular group that has gone kind off the rails”

CBS Seattle–07/23/2014

President Barack Obama (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Kicks Off West Coast Fundraising Trail

Obama on Tuesday was starting a three-day West Coast trip, scheduled to attend at least five fundraising events in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles less than four months ahead of midterm elections that could change Washington’s balance of power.

CBS Seattle–07/22/2014

David Koch (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Campaign Watch: This Week In Oregon Politics

A conservative super PAC with ties to the Koch brothers is buying into Oregon’s Senate race

CBS Seattle–07/21/2014

File image of classroom (Photo by Chris Hondros/Newsmakers)

Class Size Ballot Measure Has Raised $630,000

Most of the money is from the Washington Education Association, the statewide teachers union

CBS Seattle–07/09/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Two Third-Party Spending Groups Dropped $900K On Senate Race Ads

Two third-party spending groups this week announced dropping more than $900,000 for ads in the Alaska U.S. Senate race.

CBS Seattle–06/27/2014

File photo of guns. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

House Candidate Offers To Give Away 3 Guns

U.S. House candidate Clint Didier is offering to give away three guns as part of his campaign to replace retiring Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash

CBS Seattle–06/18/2014

'15 Now' protesters (Emmanuel Dunand /AFP/Getty Images)

Lawsuit Challenges $15 Minimum Wage

A new federal lawsuit is challenging Seattle’s adoption of the nation’s highest minimum wage as unfair to small franchises

CBS Seattle–06/11/2014

File photo of people gathered outside of the Washington state capitol building in Olympia, Wash. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

Dozens Of New Laws Take Effect In Washington

About 200 new laws take effect this week, including one that expands state financial aid for college students who are in the country without legal status

CBS Seattle–06/11/2014

Republicans are hoping to pick up the Senate seat that was held by Max Baucus for six terms. (Getty Images)

Montanans Set Stage For November Elections

Republicans are hoping to win the Senate seat held by Max Baucus for six terms.

06/03/2014