| Jun 5, 2012
| 1:22 PM
The Paycheck Fairness Act once again did not pass in the Senate.
The act, supported by President Obama and widely supported by Democrats, was held up in the Senate after a 52-47 vote.
In a statement, Sen. Patty Murray said, "I am extremely...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 8:00 PM
The top Senate leaders from each party Tuesday indicated they had reached an agreement to extend a rate cut on student loans but were waiting to hear whether House Republicans would accept the deal.
House GOP leaders are expected to discuss the issue...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 11:04 AM
Politicians in Washington State got to work Thursday responding to the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision upholding the constitutionality of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The high court ruled the individual mandate requiring people...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 6:49 PM
Suicide rates among members of the military have spiked in recent months. There have been over 150 since the first of the year – a number that exceeds U.S. combat deaths in Afghanistan during the same period.
U.S. Senator Patty Murray argues that...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 7:28 PM
The Army is looking into why the Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma reversed the diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder for more than a dozen local soldiers.
The soldiers were initially diagnosed with PTSD by personal medical providers; this...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 4:28 PM
President Obama’s proposal to create a Veterans Jobs Corps to stem high unemployment among recent military veterans was shelved Wednesday after Republicans in the Senate balked over the five-year, $1 billion cost, giving both sides fresh...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 11:49 AM
Apparently MSNBC's Rachel Maddow doesn't regard Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey as a national figure.
The liberal talk show host included the Republican U.S. senator among four lawmakers she said are anonymous to most Americans but should be held responsible...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 1:23 PM
Republican Pat Toomey came out swinging after fellow supercommittee member Patty Murray, a Washington state Democrat, blasted Toomey's deficit reduction plan during a speech Monday at a Washington, D.C. think tank.
Murray, the 4th ranking Democrat in the...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Congressional Republicans threw a fit after Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said Democrats should let the Bush-era tax cuts expire for everyone, at least temporarily, if the GOP doesn't agree to end them just for upper-income Americans. House Speaker John A....
| Feb 2, 2012
| 6:42 PM
After the Susan G. Komen Foundation announced it would no longer provide Planned Parenthood chapters with funding for breast cancer screenings, there has been an unexpected development – an uptick in individual donations to Planned Parenthood....
| Feb 22, 2012
| 7:10 PM
The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center upheld the post traumatic stress disorder diagnoses of nearly half of the 14 Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldiers whose PTSD diagnoses were denied at the Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, the Army...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 4:03 PM
In testimony before the Senate Budget Committee on Tuesday, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said the Pentagon would reexamine how it diagnoses cases of post-traumatic stress disorder in military personnel.
The revelation came under questioning from...