In the News ~~ Gov. Inslee September 2014


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August

8/28/2014 – Gov. Inslee proclaims state of emergency following severe storms in Okanogan County

Republicans … in the House


Elizabeth Warren for MassachusettsSometimes I want to ask the extremist Republicans in the House: “What planet are you living on?” While our country still struggles to recover from its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, why in the world do House Republicans spend so much time on votes to undermine a woman’s right to choose? While our nation’s seniors are facing a real and growing retirement crisis and 14 million of them rely on Social Security to stay out of poverty, why in the world are House Republicans so determined to slash our seniors’ safety net? While our kids and grandkids are getting crushed with ever-increasing levels of student loan debt and our commitments to higher education continue to shrink, why in the world are House Republicans prioritizing tax loopholes for our largest corporations? The mixed-up, backwards, and flat-out offensive priorities of the House Republicans already have too much representation in Washington. But now three House Republicans from Montana, Colorado and West Virginia are running for the Senate this November and working to bring their radical agenda with them. Our friends Mark Udall, John Walsh, and Natalie Tennant need your help to fight back against their House Republican opponents – and the millions of dollars in attack ads coming their way from shadowy special interests. Make a donation to Mark, John, and Natalie’s campaigns right now. There is a long list of terrifying things that these three House Republicans believe in, but let me just name a few:

 

  • Colorado Senator Mark Udall’s opponent, Rep. Cory Gardner, cosponsored a bill with Todd Akin – yes, that Todd Akin – to redefine rape and make it more difficult for victims to get an abortion. (Yes, I know, it is 2014 and not 1954, but apparently Cory Gardner doesn’t.)
  • Montana Senator John Walsh’s opponent, Rep. Steve Daines, made a name for himself even among the Anarchy Gang in the House as one of the first Congressmen to push for the reckless government shutdown. (I would have thought wasting billions of dollars for no reason and to no productive end would be a claim to infamy and not fame, but apparently not in the Republican caucus.)
  • Natalie Tennant’s opponent in the open West Virginia race, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, has received more than $3 million from the big banks and financial institutions during her time in the House — and time and again has worked to unravel critical consumer protections. Just last week, Rep. Capito led the charge on a new bill to gut the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. (As you know, this one is particularly close to my heart.)

I know these policies sound crazy to you and me. But Karl Rove, the Koch Brothers, and their powerful allies will spend zillions of dollars in the next eight months to tear down our candidates and bring the House Republicans’ agenda to the Senate. Like you, I’m frustrated about the status quo, but I’m deeply concerned it can get even worse. Mark, John and Natalie need your help. Can I count on you? Make a donation to their campaigns right now and help us protect the Democratic majority in the Senate. Thank you for being a part of this, Elizabeth

Wrong for women ~~ every single time


When it comes to doing what’s right for Florida women, Rick Scott has been wrong every single time.

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Rick Scott has never once stood up for us.

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Through the Google lens: search trends September 19-25


Posted: 26 Sep 2014 02:39 PM PDT

Spoiler alert! Those of you not caught up with Scandal might want to skim this one. -Ed.This week, searchers learned how to get away with murder—and how not to get away with public criticism of prominent figures with important business relationships with your employer.

Shonda, Shonda, Shonda
TV fans, rejoice! This week brought premiere episodes for old favorite shows as well as hotly anticipated new ones. Top returning shows on search include CBS’s The Big Bang Theory (natch), and NBC’s The Blacklist and Chicago Fire. New shows that shot up the search ratings include Batman prequel Gotham and new family comedy black-ish.

But premieres week really came to a head on Thursday night, which we prefer to call the Night of Shonda. Producer Shonda Rimes has got ABC’s lineup locked up with Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy (in its final season this year) and the new How To Get Away With Murder, starring Academy Award-nominee Viola Davis. All three shows were in the top 10 hot searches the day of their premiere. True to form, Scandal’s season 4 debut left people with more questions than answers. Here’s a sampling (spoiler alert!) of what searchers were asking during the show:

The end of an era
Derek Jeter first took the field as a New York Yankee in May 1995. Five World Series, more than 3,000 hits and nearly 20 years later, this weekend he will take to the diamond for a final game at Fenway against his archrivals, the Boston Red Sox. Though neither the Yankees nor the Sox made this season’s playoffs, anticipation for Jeter’s farewell at-bat was already high. But last night, after giving baseball fans so many memorable moments over the years, he gave us one more. In his final game at Yankee Stadium, Jeter’s ninth-inning walk-off single gave the Yankees a win over the Orioles, provided the world another excuse to search for the star shortstop, and was a fitting ending to Jeter’s fairy-tale career.

Over on the political field, Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Thursday that he is stepping down. Holder will leave behind a large and sometimes complicated legacy on issues including same-sex marriage, voting rights, criminal justice, national security and government secrecy. He’ll go down in history as the fourth longest-serving and first black AG.

NFL in the news
The NFL continues to be in the news for more than just its games. First, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell gave a press conference on Friday addressing the league’s issues with domestic violence. Then, on Monday, prominent sportswriter Bill Simmons was suspended for three weeks by ESPN after he called Goodell a liar in his podcast “The B.S. Report.” Simmons is prohibited from tweeting or other public communications until October 15, but Sports Guy supporters took to the web on his behalf, fighting to #FreeSimmons. Finally, this week’s season premiere of South Park featured a malfunctioning “GoodellBot” and a plotline about the controversy over Washington’s team name.

Happy 5775
Shana Tova! That’s what a lot of people were saying (and searching) as people worldwide dipped apples in honey and celebrated Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The holiday was the fourth hottest search trend on Wednesday.

Tip of the week
Google can help you get a good deal on your next airplane ticket. When the price drops on a flight you’ve been researching on Flight Search, you may see a Now card letting you know. Just tap the card to quickly and easily book your trip. This works on the latest version of the Google app on Android in the U.S.

Posted by Emily Wood, Google Blog Editor, who searched this week for [where do kiwis grow] and [reign season 2]

 

 

Stay informed …. Nativegrl77

The Daily Show


The Redskins’ Name – Catching Racism

Jason Jones speaks with Native American activists as well as devoted football fans about the Washington Redskins’ controversial team name.