Seattle’s Democratic State Senator Ed Murray is running for mayor of Seattle. Ross Reynolds talks with Sen. Murray about the challenges of being Seattle's mayor and what sets him apart from the other candidates.
The countdown is on. At 12:01 on December 6, King County will start handing out marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Hundreds are expected to show up for this historic, once-in-a-lifetime event. County staffers are working around the clock to pull off an unprecedented, all-night operation.
What’s the opposite of a shotgun wedding? Try a 15-year engagement. Seattle couple Kate Schubert and Liz Newman joke they’ve waited that long for the right to get married in their home state. The wait is almost over. On December 6, same-sex marriage will be legal in Washington. Now, Kate and Liz are eager to take the next step.
You don't need a majority to gum up the US Senate. With 41 votes, you can call in a filibuster. Republicans defend the filibuster, but Democrats hate it. That's why Democratic senators want to loosen the filibuster's hold around the senatorial throat.
Julian Zelizer is a political commentator and a history professor at Princeton University. His books include "Arsenal of Democracy" and "Jimmy Carter." Zelizer sits down with Ross to tell us how a few senators want to bust the filibuster.
Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes has been a longtime supporter of legalizing marijuana. But when he was elected in 2009, he said he never would have imagined that his goal would be achieved so quickly. This week Initiative 502 takes effect, or at least the part of it that allows people to possess small amounts of marijuana for recreational use.