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5 things we've learned after Alaska's primary

...Democrat Sharon Cissna of Anchorage is 70; incumbent U.S. Rep. Don Young of Fort Yukon is 79, and Libertarian Jim McDermott is 55. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is also 55, leaving U.S. Sen. Mark Begich the baby of Alaska's congressional...
This Day in History

...concert together, at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas. In 1997, the House ethics committee's ranking Democrat, Jim McDermott of Washington state, removed himself from the investigation of Speaker Newt Gingrich, bowing to pressure concerning...
Dems vow to obstruct ANWR drilling

...and Washington Democrats Norm Dicks and Rick Larsen. Voting no were Washington Democrats Brian Baird, Jay Inslee, Jim McDermott and Adam Smith, and Oregon Democrats Earl Blumenauer and David Wu. Dicks said in a news release that the bill includes...
Con: Democrats had no choice but to act; the erred by not passing a single-payer plan

...simply lost their nerve and ignored the advice of such experienced legislators as Reps. John Dingell, D-Mich., and Jim McDermott, D-Wash., - trading principle and practicality for the prospect of campaign contributions from the likes of Pfizer...
Decision to shun progressives, make cause with Big Insurers and Big Pharma dooms ObamaCare

...ObamaCare's major provisions. Had the Democrats merely listened to the wise counsel of such progressives as Reps. Jim McDermott (D-WA) and Texas maverick Jim Hightower, and pressed for single-payer while they had a staggering majority they...
Young prepares to run for 21st term with little apparent opposition

...of Anchor Point, has so far filed to run for Young's seat in the GOP's August primary. Libertarian candidate Jim McDermott and non-affiliated candidate Ted Gianoutsos have also filed for the seat.
Should we really follow the Bible literally on marriage?

...the widow (Deuteronomy 25). There's a reason for the separation of church and state. Thanks to U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.), whose Biblical notes appeared in the Congressional record for Feb. 25, 2004. Franz Schneider Juneau
Reforms are a good first step

...dialogue. Once we stop campaigning, we can make an enormous difference for the betterment of our society. Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., is one of 16 medical doctors serving in Congress. Readers may write to him at 1035 Longworth House...
Pro: Can America afford health care reform?

...good that will come out of the legislation without the loud histrionics of some of my Republican colleagues. Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., is the only psychiatrist among the 16 medical doctors serving in Congress.
Health care law will jump-start economy - if given a chance

SEATTLE - The newest line of Republican attack on the president is to say that the new health care law is hurting job growth because it creates "uncertainty" for businesses.


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