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

House votes approval for Obama's Middle East military strategy

The Senate is expected to add its support on Thursday.

WASHINGTON POST

Republicans are gaining in national polling

Voters say they trust the Republicans more on national security, terrorism and the economy.

NEW YORK TIMES

Cantwell to NFL: Your tax-exempt status is on the line

Like most pro sports leagues, the National Football League, caught in controversies over domestic abuse and its refusal to drop the racial slur in one of its major team's nicknames, operates as a non-profit. U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell will introduce legislation to change that. 

SEATTLEPI.COM

William Kristol: U.S. leadership is about more than rallying a coalition

Obama is leaving out the most important part of combatting terror: U.S. action.

WEEKLY STANDARD

Obama's strategy: Built on sand

The president's Middle East plans must rely on hopes that won't necessarily be fulfilled.

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Gail Collins: At least Obama isn't Cheney

The hardest thing for average Americans is knowing just how worried to be. The tone of alarm in Washington has been hyper-shrill.

NEW YORK TIMES

Obama pushes immigration action until after November elections

"President Barack Obama will delay executive action on immigration until after the midterm elections, White House officials said Saturday, a bow to political pressure from Democrats in tough Senate races who had complained the action could hurt their campaigns."

WALL STREET JOURNAL

U.S. Attorney with local ties steps down

The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of DC, Seattle native Jenny Durkan, will step down from her position at the end of this month. 

KPLU-FM

Paul Krugman: Surprise, Medicare and Obamacare costs are manageable

In fact, the easing of health care cost rises in the programs shows what good governmental policy can achieve.

NEW YORK TIMES

David Horsey: Sure, give the girl a gun

The 9-year-old girl in an Arizona shooting tragedy was described as "mature." Well, perhaps more mature than the parents who saw an outing to a gun range as a treat.

LOS ANGELES TIMES
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