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Sen. Ed Murray (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Head Of State Senate Dems Wants Capital Gains Tax

The leader of the Senate Democrats in Washington state proposed a capital gains tax Friday to help add hundreds of millions of dollars to education.

CBS Seattle–01/25/2013

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State Lawmakers Begin New Session

Lawmakers returned to the Capitol Monday for a new legislative session facing a roughly $1 billion budget shortfall for the upcoming two-year budget, not counting money they will need to spend to improve funding for education.

CBS Seattle–01/14/2013

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Fourteenth Amendment Solution

Speaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.

11/29/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: My2K

Obama is hoping to promote the discussion of the Bush tax cut extensions by getting people hooked on the topic and by getting them to use the #My2K hashtag on Twitter.

11/29/2012

Liberal pundit Rachel Maddow (Photo by Ron Hoskins/Getty Images)

Opinion: Why Do The Liberals Keep Complaining?

Liberals and their ilk obviously won the executive branch of the United States government for another four years with the reelection of President Barack Obama, but they still pick fights as much as they did before the election – if not more.

11/21/2012

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Scandals Outweigh Obama’s Reelection In Chicago

It’s almost to the point that the easiest way to spot a corrupt politician is to see who’s winning in Chicago.

11/14/2012

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: Elections Have Consequences

The day after the voters spoke in our democracy, Republicans sought to set aside the results and focus on winning next time. It is not just a losing proposition for Republicans, it is a losing proposition for America.

11/09/2012

Sen. Ed Murray (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Dems Likely To Retain Majority In State Senate

Democrats are likely to retain their majority in the state Senate, but three undecided races will determine their margin over Republicans.

CBS Seattle–11/08/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Four More Years Of Gridlock

Even the most liberal of Democrats must agree that Obama’s inability to get foes to work with him is severely impeding any progress this country.

11/08/2012

Reflecting a slim margin of popular vote victory, a survey reflects people's very polarized one-word responses to the outcome of the 2012 election. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Study: One-Word Election Responses Range From ‘Elated’ To ‘Scared’

Reflecting the narrow vote margin between candidates, voters had immediate mixed reactions that ranged from “elated” to “sad” to “scared.”

11/08/2012

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