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posted Friday, February 10, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 06


GOP silences Sen. Elizabeth Warren during debate on Jeff Sessions

Letter from Coretta Scott King violates Senate rules, GOP says

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was officially silenced by Senate Republican leaders on February 7 for 'impugning' Jeff Sessions during debate on Sessions' nomination to be attorney general.

Warren was reading a letter from Coretta Scott King opposing Sessions' 1986 nomination to a federal judgeship when Republican
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Loser! 9th Circuit rules against Trump Muslim ban
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously rejected the Trump administration's request for a stay delaying a district judge's order allowing travelers from banned countries to enter the United States.

US District Judge James Robart of Seattle ruled on
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Mike Pence earns his keep

Casts deciding vote for Betsy DeVos

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Vice President Mike Pence had to be called in to cast the deciding vote for Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos on February 7.

Every Democratic senator voted against her, along with two Republicans, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. That made for a 50-50 s
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Meet your new US attorney general: He hates you!
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Jeff Sessions was confirmed as US attorney general on February 8, on a largely party-line 52-to-47 vote. Joe Manchin of West Virginia was the only Democratic senator to vote yes. Sessions modestly voted 'present.'

Both of Washington's senators - Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell
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Bringing in the New Year
by Kevin Wang MD Faculty
Swedish First Hill
Family Medicine
Residency Program
Special to the SGN

2017 brings in a new year full of challenges, opportunities and, in the case of the Seattle Gay News, another year full of articles from Swedish Medical Center. All of us at Swedish want to thank the readers
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TRUMP'S ALTERNATE FACTS
by Janice Van Cleve - SGN Contributing Writer

(Tune: 'These Are a Few of My Favorite Things')

Electoral college gave me a landslide
A mandate to end the illegals' free ride
I had the biggest
Crowd on the mall
These are a few of my alternate facts

It's ju
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JESSE'S JOURNAL: Surviving the Age of Trump
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States was the most traumatic and unexpected event in modern American history. Trump, a businessman and reality show star with no political or military experience, triumphed over Hillary Clinton, a deeply flawed but much more
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Trump vs. Nordstrom
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Donald Trump launched an attack on Seattle-based retail giant Nordstrom on February 8, after the company dropped Ivanka Trump's line of clothing and accessories.

'My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom,' Trump tweeted. 'She is a great person - always pus
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Your Voice, Your Choice:

Help Decide How to Spend $2 Million of the City's Budget

Share Your Project Ideas Today

Last year, youth engaged in Seattle's first participatory budgeting process in which more than 3,000 young people decided how to spend $700,000 of the City's budget. Building on this success, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON) is expanding the concept to the new Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks & Streets. Now all ages will have the oppor more
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Mid-winter news from Out In Front!
Keeping Busy in the Winter Months
Our current cohort is more than halfway finished with their program (where did the time go?) and the Board of Directors is preparing for a busy spring and summer season.

Thank You!

Thanks to more than 30 donors, we reached our goal of raising $5,000 for scholarshi
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Lawyer who defended Prop 8 likely pick for solicitor general spot
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The lawyer who defended anti-equality Prop 8 on behalf of the Protect Marriage organization is expected to Donald Trump's pick for solicitor general of the United States.

Chuck Cooper is considered the likely nominee because he is a longtime friend of newly confirmed Attorney Ge
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Rep. Jayapal introduces bill to protect people detained while entering the US
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Newly elected congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-7) has introduced her first bill - the Access to Counsel Act - to make certain that people detained while attempting to enter the United States are guaranteed access to legal counsel.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), also newly ele
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Sen. Maria Cantwell takes on Army Corps of Engineers

Action on DAPL is 'unlawful and unacceptable'

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell has sent a letter critical of the Army Corps of Engineers to Donald Trump. At issue is the Corps' sudden approval of an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) that would encroach on a lake supplying drinking water to the Standing Rock Sioux reservation.
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Pope: Donald Trump is not a Christian

Steve Bannon: Pope isn't either

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Pope Francis strongly implied that Donald Trump is un-Christian in a February 8 sermon, while Trump advisor Steve Bannon has been working with traditionalist Catholic clergy to undermine the pontiff.

'In the social and civil context as well, I appeal not to create walls but t
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Trump not welcome here, Speaker of Parliament says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Donald Trump is not welcome in the House of Commons, Speaker John Bercow told the House on February 6. Trump had essentially invited himself for a state visit to Britain, and Bercow wanted to head off any idea that he would be asked to address Parliament.

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