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    The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

    Mitt Romney will not seek presidency

    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney will not make a third run for president. 

    NEW YORK TIMES

    Democrats are fired up about Koch donations

    Leaders are astounded at the right-wing brothers' political spending plans for next year -- and determined to fight back.

    POLITICO

    Loretta Lynch in confirmation hearing

    President Obama's nominee for attorney general, Loretta Lynch, is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

    NEW YORK TIMES

    How Elizabeth Warren blindsided the White House on Treasury nominee

    The Obama team often wants to dismiss her as a nuisance from the Left, but her effective work against a Wall Street insider suggests more is going on.

    POLITICO

    Tim Egan: Seahawks, Obama could both be late winners

    "Long odds make for better endings."

    NEW YORK TIMES

    GOP staredown? Jeb, Mitt to meet

    There is speculation they might look for a way to avoid splitting Republican moderates in the presidential primary season.

    NEW YORK TIMES

    The allergens in natural beauty products

    Chamomile and lavender sometimes cause people to develop allergies after repeated exposure. The European Union is considering a warning label for just that reason.

    THE ATLANTIC

    Feeling touchy? GOP House deletes Obama's climate zinger

    The president turned one of John Boehner's lines around to make a strong point about global warming. 

    SEATTLEPI.COM

    Obama's uphill fight to hike taxes on wealthy

    What exactly is Obama’s tax plan proposing and how likely is it to actually happen?

    CNN

    Obama makes historic 'transgender' reference in SOTU

    Obama's State of the Union speech was the first to include the words “lesbian” “bisexual” or “transgender”

    CNN
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