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The Three Biggest Lies Told About Planned Parenthood

The Three Biggest Lies Told About Planned Parenthood

Saw the videos? Now get the rest of the story.

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Fuse Endorsements for the 2015 Primary Election

Fuse Endorsements for the 2015 Primary Election

We're proud to support these outstanding candidates and look forward to helping them win in November

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The 2015 Legislative Session: What Happened?

The 2015 Legislative Session: What Happened?

After a record 177 days and three special sessions, the legislature is wrapping up its work on most major issues for the year. So what happened?

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Wanted: Two Reasonable Republicans

Wanted: Two Reasonable Republicans

Is this really the legacy they want to leave? The choice is theirs, but the clock is ticking.

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The Millionaire Coalition Caucus

The Millionaire Coalition Caucus

Half of the Senate Republicans have a net worth of $1 million or more. Despite having benefited from our schools, roads, and other public infrastructure, they steadfastly oppose a capital gains tax on the wealthiest few to fund education. The Senate Republicans' opposition to this proposal is particularly noteworthy given that many of them could be subject to a capital gains tax.

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My View From The Dirt: Taxes Saved My Leg

My View From The Dirt: Taxes Saved My Leg

The mortifying story of taxes, state parks, and my left fibula.

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A Half-Baked Sale To Fund Schools

A Half-Baked Sale To Fund Schools

Our kids deserve better than Sen. Andy Hill's half-baked plan to fund schools.

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Support Honest Elections Seattle!

Support Honest Elections Seattle!

We're supporting Honest Elections Seattle to limit big money and increase transparency in Seattle's elections. Will you join us?

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Let them Eat Asphalt

Let them Eat Asphalt

Forget education, "Fund Roads First" seems to be the new motto of the Washington state Senate Republicans.

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1,200 King County Residents Call on Port to Reject Arctic Drilling Based in Seattle

1,200 King County Residents Call on Port to Reject Arctic Drilling Based in Seattle

The Port of Seattle is facing a growing crescendo of public opposition to Shell Oil's plans to base their Arctic oil drilling at the Port of Seattle.

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WA GOP Rep Blames

WA GOP Rep Blames "Complaining" Low-Wage Workers in 3 minutes

It's not easy to offend millions of low-wage workers in only 3 minutes, but WA GOP Rep. Matt Manweller was up to the task yesterday.

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Top 10 Bills To Watch In 2015

Top 10 Bills To Watch In 2015

From the progressive opportunity creators to the downright shameful, here are 10 bills to watch this legislative session.

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Looking Forward

Looking Forward

Tuesday night was tough.

On the bright side, Washington led the country once again by becoming the first state to stand up to the gun lobby and approve universal background checks by popular vote.

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Your 2014 Progressive Voters Guide

Your 2014 Progressive Voters Guide

The Progressive Voters Guide provides useful information about candidates and ballot measures along with the endorsements of Washington's leading progressive organizations. Please vote and mail in your ballot by Tuesday, November 4th!

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Talking About Guns With Your Conservative Uncle

Talking About Guns With Your Conservative Uncle

There's nothing that brings out the myths and conspiracy theories like a debate about gun laws. With two statewide initiatives about gun background checks on the ballot this November, you can be sure that your conservative uncle will have a lot to say about why you're voting Yes on 594 and No on 591.

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Anti-Union ALEC Group Holds a Rally, No One Shows Up

Anti-Union ALEC Group Holds a Rally, No One Shows Up

Notably, they didn't promise the event would feature actual people.

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The NRA's Open Mouth, Insert Foot Problem

The NRA's Open Mouth, Insert Foot Problem

While NRA lobbyist Brian Judy is staying silent, his friends in the gun lobby continue to open their own mouths and offer up extreme ideas. Some are even backing his anti-Semitic comments with more Nazi comparisons.

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The Gun Lobby Had a Terrible W̶e̶e̶k̶   Month. Here's Why.

The Gun Lobby Had a Terrible W̶e̶e̶k̶ Month. Here's Why.

Reasonable Americans don't compare background checks to Nazi Germany practices, and they don't say they are "glad" lawmakers fear being shot.

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The Millionaire Coalition Caucus

The Millionaire Coalition Caucus

A detailed new analysis of public records shows that at least half of the Washington Senate Republicans have a net worth of $1 million or more.

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Grassroots Activism in Action: Fighting to Stop a Coal Mine King County

Grassroots Activism in Action: Fighting to Stop a Coal Mine King County

Organizers at Fuse broke the news in April that the Pacific Coast Coal Company was trying to restart coal blasting at the John Henry mine in Black Diamond, Washington.

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A Win For Workers

A Win For Workers

Stop and appreciate this for a moment: Seattle Mayor Ed Murray just signed into law a $15 minimum wage for Seattle workers.

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1,400 Call For a Public Hearing on Restarting Coal Mining in Black Diamond

1,400 Call For a Public Hearing on Restarting Coal Mining in Black Diamond

Residents of Black Diamond and all of King County are voicing their anger at Pacific Coast Coal Company's plans to restart coal blasting at the John Henry mine.

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Fuse 2014 Early Endorsements

Fuse 2014 Early Endorsements

Fuse released its early endorsements for the 2014 elections today. Read more about these seven impressive candidates!

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April Election Wrap-Up: It's Time For a Slip 'N Slide

April Election Wrap-Up: It's Time For a Slip 'N Slide

After last Tuesday's vote we're going to have to get creative about how we commute.

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King County leaders to announce

King County leaders to announce "New Commuter Toolkit" featuring Slip 'N Slides and zip line

This will ensure commuters are prepared in case King County voters don't approve Proposition 1 to prevent devastating cuts to bus service.

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How Will You Get To Work If Your Bus Is Cut?

How Will You Get To Work If Your Bus Is Cut?

We'll need to find some creative ways to get to work if we fail to save Metro buses. King County, vote yes on Prop 1 by April 22!

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What Happened in the 2014 Legislative Session?

What Happened in the 2014 Legislative Session?

The 2014 legislative session was a wasted opportunity we can't afford to repeat.

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Fuse Holds World's Largest Bake Sale to Make Up for the Big Oil Tax Loophole

Fuse Holds World's Largest Bake Sale to Make Up for the Big Oil Tax Loophole

We're hoping to sell 59 million brownies and cookies at $1 each to make up for the $59 million our state gives away to Big Oil every two years.

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The terrible twos for Rodney Tom's Senate Republicans

The terrible twos for Rodney Tom's Senate Republicans

Non-partisan editorial boards across the state seem fed up with the Senate's extreme bills, coziness with special interests, and heavy-handed legislative tactics. Here's a rundown of what editorial boards have said recently.

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650 Things Senator Andy Hill Prioritized Over Education Funding

650 Things Senator Andy Hill Prioritized Over Education Funding

It's pretty embarrassing.

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What do veterans' tuition, school breakfasts, and oil safety have in common?

What do veterans' tuition, school breakfasts, and oil safety have in common?

Even committee chairs Pam Roach and Don Benton are starting to look bipartisan compared with the Senate leadership.

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Five Chris Christie-Style Retaliations By the Senate Republicans

Five Chris Christie-Style Retaliations By the Senate Republicans

The only thing they haven't done is close a bridge. Yet.

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Senate GOP vs. Washington Voters on the Minimum Wage

Senate GOP vs. Washington Voters on the Minimum Wage

While 43 percent of self-identified Republicans support a $12 minimum wage, not a single Republican state senator has voiced their support.

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41 years after Roe v. Wade, you won't believe how many states are attacking reproductive freedom

41 years after Roe v. Wade, you won't believe how many states are attacking reproductive freedom

Today marks the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized a woman's decision to end her pregnancy.

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Senators Rodney Tom and Andy Hill's Sneaky Bill To Gut Election Transparency

Senators Rodney Tom and Andy Hill's Sneaky Bill To Gut Election Transparency

Senators Rodney Tom, Andy Hill, and nine others introduced a bill that would effectively hand over enforcement of our election laws to the political parties.

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For ALEC in Washington, Sen. Jan Angel makes it a majority

For ALEC in Washington, Sen. Jan Angel makes it a majority

New research shows ALEC's influence in the Washington state Senate extends beyond has been previously reported.

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The Top 7 Matchups of The 2014 Legislative Session

The Top 7 Matchups of The 2014 Legislative Session

The legislature reconvenes next Monday for 60 days with many questions to answer. Here are the top seven matchups to keep an eye on this session.

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Our Top 10 Posts of 2013

Our Top 10 Posts of 2013

Based on your likes, comments, shares, emails, and tweets, here are our top 10 most popular posts of the year.

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Catholic students sing Macklemore's

Catholic students sing Macklemore's "Same Love" to support fired gay vice principal

On December 19, Eastside Catholic High School Vice Principal Mark Zmuda was forced to resign because he married his partner. Here's what his students did in response.

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When it comes to funding schools, Sen. Rodney Tom thinks pencils are free

When it comes to funding schools, Sen. Rodney Tom thinks pencils are free

We couldn't believe what Senator Rodney Tom said about funding schools.

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Big Coal's Terrible No Good Very Bad Week

Big Coal's Terrible No Good Very Bad Week

We won't be fooled by Big Coal's lies and deceptions. And we won't let their money and misinformation influence our votes or our state elected officials.

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This Kind Of Greed Should Be Shocking

This Kind Of Greed Should Be Shocking

Boeing is flying high as one of the most successful corporations in the world, raking in billions of dollars each year. So why did Boeing executives demand historic cuts from their machinist workers? It's simple: because they could. Or at least they thought they could.

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An Election Roller Coaster

An Election Roller Coaster

There was a lot to feel great about on election night, but we're very disappointed that Sen. Nathan Schlicher lost by a narrow margin to Rep. Jan Angel in the 26th District.

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2013 Fuse Sizzle Fizzle Awards

2013 Fuse Sizzle Fizzle Awards

The 6th annual Fuse Sizzle Fizzle awards recognize progressive leadership and call out special interest conservatives. Check out this year's winners!

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Snohomish County Fuse Council endorses David Somers

Snohomish County Fuse Council endorses David Somers

Local members of the Snohomish County Fuse Council unanimously voted to endorse Dave Somers on Tuesday. Somers is running for re-election to the Snohomish County Council.

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Fuse 2013 Election Endorsements

Fuse 2013 Election Endorsements

Fuse is pleased to announce the endorsement of the following candidates and campaigns for the 2013 election.

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2013 Legislative Wrap Up

2013 Legislative Wrap Up

It's over. After 153 days and two special sessions, the legislature has finally adjourned for the year. From blocking votes on the Dream Act and the Reproductive Parity Act to rejecting a plan to save transit service, Rodney Tom and the Senate Republicans had a one–word approach to progress this session: "No."

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Rodney Tom Endorses Senator Behind

Rodney Tom Endorses Senator Behind "Anti-Gay Florist" Bill

KNDO reported late yesterday that Senator Sharon Brown (R-8) filed for re-election and has been "endorsed by all 22 of her fellow Republican Senators, as well as Coalition Caucus Leader Rodney Tom (D-Medina) and Coalition Caucus Member and Senate President Pro Tem Tim Sheldon (D-Shelton)." Brown made national news just weeks ago when she introduced legislation allowing businesses to discriminate against gay people.

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Live and let die: Top 10 bipartisan House bills killed in Rodney Tom's Senate

Live and let die: Top 10 bipartisan House bills killed in Rodney Tom's Senate

From the most popular to the most basic (and sometimes boring) legislation, Rodney Tom's Senate has been aggressive in blocking a wide range of bipartisan bills passed out of the House.

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Senate Republicans vs. the Senate Republican Budget

Senate Republicans vs. the Senate Republican Budget

After years of lofty rhetoric about the need for a sustainable budget, Senate Republicans today released an untenable budget full of the same gimmicks and short-term transfers they previously opposed. Here's what Senate Republicans have said in the past about the need for a sustainable budget...

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Senate Republicans' Parting Shot Against Working Families: Ending Paid Sick Leave

Senate Republicans' Parting Shot Against Working Families: Ending Paid Sick Leave

SB 5628 and 5626 - both co-sponsored by Senate Republican Majority Leader Rodney Tom - would nullify Seattle's paid sick leave law and prevent other cities from implementing similar laws. Under Tom's leadership, Senate Republicans are pushing so many bills that undermine the health and security of middle class working families that it's almost impossible not to view them as a comprehensive agenda. 

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King Tom Watch

King Tom Watch

Ego, ambition, and political power. Republican Leader Rodney Tom has let nothing - not even Pam Roach - stand between him and his ascension to power on the Senate throne. Check out our satirical new website covering the life and legislation of Rodney Tom - King of the Conservatives!

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Amazon dumps ALEC!

Amazon dumps ALEC!

It's kind of a big deal. Last week, we joined other progressive groups to deliver more than 500,000 signatures to Amazon shareholders at their annual meeting in Seattle. With hundreds rallying outside, we called on Amazon to cut ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the shadowy corporate front group that writes special interest bills for conservative legislators across the country. And they did.

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How much more do women pay for health care?

How much more do women pay for health care?

Most states still allow insurance companies to charge women more than men for the same health coverage. The Affordable Care Act finally bans this gender discrimination.

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