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Patty Murray

Tough Slog Ahead In Congress For No Child Rewrite

Can Republicans and Democrats get together to fix the education law?

February 17, 2015

In New Role, Sen. Patty Murray Is Eager To Push Obama’s Spending Plans

This former preschool teacher may be the strongest advocate for President Obama’s new budget.

February 3, 2015

Patty Murray Switches Senate Committees To Work On Family Issues

The liberal leader and former teacher is turning her attention back to education.

January 2, 2015

In Politics, Does Evidence Matter?

To fix government, start by making politicians base their claims on facts.

December 8, 2014

With Funding For Training Set To Expire, Rural Doctor Shortage Persists

By Rob Hotakainen, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — After two years as a medical school resident for the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Aaron Rhyner sees 14 patients a day, works 50 to 80 hours a week, and earns roughly $50,000 a year. Rhyner, 29, of Tacoma, Wash., calls his work “something special,” a chance to […]

August 8, 2014

Who Cares About The Value Of Work?

WASHINGTON — Finding a way out of our current political impasse requires some agreement on what problems we need to solve. If anything should unite left, center and right, it is the value of work and the idea, in Bill Clinton’s signature phrase, that those who “work hard and play by the rules” ought to […]

March 31, 2014

‘Tea’ Cools, And House Speaker Boehner Is Back To Making Deals

MCT NEWSFEATURES By David LightmanMcClatchy Washington Bureau(MCT) WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner is making deals again. After three years of taking tough stands pushed by no-compromise tea party types — positions that ultimately led to last fall’s partial government shutdown — he’s returned to his roots as a conservative consensus-builder, and suddenly the House […]

February 4, 2014