An Anti-Muslim Billionaire and a Socialist Just Won a Presidential Primary: "We are going to start winning again, and we are going to win so much, you are going to be so happy," Donald Trump told supporters. Bernie Sanders told his supporters, “Together we have sent a message that will echo from Wall Street to Washington, from Maine to California."
Then They Danced:
In Case You Didn't Realize It: Sanders is the first Jew and non-Christian to win a presidential primary in a major American political party.
It's Not Just That He Beat Hillary Clinton: But by how much. Clinton won less than 40 percent of the vote. "By way of historical comparison," the Washington Post reminds us, "Clinton beat Barack Obama in New Hampshire by three points in 2008. John Kerry beat Howard Dean by 12 points in 2004. Al Gore beat Bill Bradley by four points in 2000. Clinton acknowledged she has "some work to do—particularly with young people."
I Guess John Kasich Is Relevant Now? The Ohio governor took second.
Chris Christie is Suspending His Campaign: He took sixth place last night.
Listen to Erica C. Barnett and Jess Spear Argue About Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Feminism: ECB is a longtime local journalist; Spear is a member of Socialist Alternative. Barnett says Clinton's a better champion for reproductive rights. Spear says Sanders' economic platform will better serve women. They both hated Gloria Steinem's comment about young women supporting Sanders "because that’s where the boys are." They debated on KUOW.
Oh, There Was a Local Election Too: Ballots were due yesterday on two Seattle school levy renewals, one for operating costs and one to help renovate classrooms and build new ones. Both (one, two) were winning with about 70 percent of the vote after last night's first count.
The Feds Are Offering Serious Cash to Help Fund Local Transit Projects: The Federal Transit Administration has singled out three regional projects for federal money: light-rail from Northgate to Lynnwood, the First Avenue streetcar (known as the Center City Connector), and bus-rapid transit between Bothell, Mill Creek, Everett’s McCollum Park and Paine Field. The proposals still have to be ratified by congress, reports Mike Lindblom at the Seattle Times.
On Monday, the Seattle Times Said On Its Homepage that Marshawn Lynch's Retirement Announcement "Wasn't Classy:" Ugh.
Another Candidate Is In for the 43rd Legislative District Race: Sameer Ranade, who lives on Capitol Hill and is a campaign associate for the Washington Environmental Council has announced his candidacy for a house seat in the 43rd, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog reports. He joins homelessness advocate Nicole Macri and LGBTQ advocate Thomas Pitchford in the race.
Another Pot Shop for Capitol Hill: Coming to 15th and Republican.
Jurors Hear Carnation Murder Suspect's Confession: Michele Anderson is accused of killing her family in December 2007. "As soon as I shot the gun, I felt so bad like what the hell have I done?" Anderson said during an interview with police, which jurors heard yesterday. "I'm a monster."
Supreme Court Puts Part of Obama's Carbon Pollution Plan on Hold: As part of an ongoing case, the court granted a stay that will stop the EPA from implementing rules to lower carbon emissions at power plants. The case will be argued in an appeals court in June but may not be decided until 2017, NPR reports.