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Politics Town Hall Special: 'Guns in America' Town Hall Special: 'Guns in America' (Video)
A special Town Hall meeting hosted by KOMO, our sister station in Seattle, discussing the two competing Washington initiatives on guns and background checks was held Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.
Politics Obama's war plan rattles Dem, GOP Senate nominees Obama's war plan rattles Dem, GOP Senate nominees
In a nation weary of war, yet alarmed by the prospect of an emerging threat, President Barack Obama's plan to strike Islamic State militants is ruffling the usual left-right politics in several races that will decide control of the Senate.

Local Politics

Politics Wehby's ad features gay marriage plaintiffs
Two of the plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit that led to Oregon allowing same-sex marriage are throwing their support behind Republican Senate candidate Monica Wehby.
Politics Cover Oregon scrambles to fix tax credit error
Cover Oregon is trying to figure out how many people who enrolled in private health insurance plans may owe more tax money as a result of the exchange's blunder in calculating federal tax credits.
Politics Kitzhaber rejects GOP call for special session to end Cover Oregon
The Republicans' call came a day after Democratic Senate President Peter Courtney announced his plans to introduce legislation during the 2015 session to end the troubled state health exchange that included its website that was never fully functional for the public to use to sign up for health insurance.

National Politics

Politics 'Six Californias' initiative fails for 2016 ballot 'Six Californias' initiative fails for 2016 ballot
A ballot initiative that would have asked voters to split California into six separate states failed to qualify for the ballot in 2016, the secretary of state's office reported Friday.
Politics Federal judge rejects Ohio campaign statements law
A federal judge on Thursday struck down Ohio's law barring people from knowingly or recklessly making false statements about candidates in a case that the U.S. Supreme Court said needed to be heard.
Politics Obama to launch airstrikes in Syria for first time (Video)
In a major reversal, President Barack Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign Wednesday night to "degrade and ultimately destroy" Islamic State militants in two volatile Middle East nations authorizing airstrikes inside Syria for the first time as well as an expansion of strikes in Iraq.
Politics House condemns Obama for prisoner swap
The Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday to condemn President Barack Obama for failing to give 30-day notice to Congress about the exchange in May of American prisoner Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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