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

Gov. Gregoire to be Harvard fellow

Former Governor Christine Gregoire is headed to Harvard this fall to serve as a resident fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. 

SEATTLE TIMES

Obama goes on the offensive against Republicans

The president suggest the party of "should stop hating all the time."

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Republican control of U.S. Senate is looking likely

Nothing is certain, but swings in opinion polls indicate there is a very real possibility that Republicans will hold both the Senate and House of Representatives after the November election.

THE NEW YORKER

House OKs lawsuit against Obama

GOP-led House authorizes Speaker John Boehner to sue President Barack Obama.

CNN

Turkish deputy prime minister says women should not LOL

Bülent Arnic, Turkey's deputy prime minister and one of the founders of the ruling AKP party, amassed a social media firestorm for a sexist rant. Arnic bashed soap operas and women who swap recipes via their mobile phones. 

THE GUARDIAN (UK)

Council votes to hike pension rates for state employees, taxpayers

Amid growing health care costs for aging retirees, the Pension Funding Council voted Monday to increase pension contributions requirements for employees as well as state and local governments. 

OLYMPIAN (OLYMPIA)

Virginia's same sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

Virginia's same sex marriage ban ruled unconstituional today in a decision made by the federal appeals court. A decision that could overturn similar bans in West Virginia and the Carolinas.

SEATTLE TIMES

Tim Egan: Congressional suit against Obama does have a message. About Congress.

Congress is doing nothing. The public is unhappy with it. So, Boehner decides to go after Obama in a lawsuit that has legal experts rolling their eyes.

NEW YORK TIMES

Is GOP ready to be the anti-immigration party?

The politicians are turning up the rhetoric, when they are not mistaking YMCA campers for the dangerous hordes of children crossing the border.

THE NEW YORKER

David Horsey: Obama wants to get as far away from D.C. as possible

His family's ideas for a post-White House residence show how he prefers big ideas and brilliant people, not mixing with Congress.

LOS ANGELES TIMES
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