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robert mercer's north shore home draws tax demonstrators


about 20 demonstrators gathered tuesday outside the north shore estate of hedge fund billionaire robert mercer, decrying his funding of conservative causes and calling on the state and federal governments to raise taxes on the wealthy.






shadowy father and daughter gop mega-donors invested millions in stephen bannon’


on friday, the washington post published a video outlining the connections between former breitbart.com ceo and far-right republican mega-donors robert mercer and his daughter rebekah. robert mercer is co-chief executive of the hedge fund renaissance technologies. he and his middle daughter rebekah ...






how the mercer family's partnership with stephen bannon shaped the populist clim


the champagne was flowing as hedge fund executive robert mercer and his daughter rebekah hosted a reception during the cannes film festival last may to promote "clinton cash," a film by their political adviser stephen k. bannon and the production company they co-founded, glittering steel. the mercers,...






alternative facts: here are the 5 most unhinged conspiracy theories pushed at a


before president trump even approved the keystone pipeline, gop mega-donors robert mercer and rebekah mercer were already celebrating with a two-day anti-climate conference sponsored by the conservative heartland institute. among the speakers was british climate denialist lord christopher monckton, ...






thursday’s high school results: mercer island girls hand bishop blanchet first l


girls basketball: mercer island 50, bishop blanchet 44 the no. 5 islanders handed the top-ranked braves their first loss of the season. anna luce led the way for the islanders, scoring 26 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. mercer island will advance to play west seattle on saturday for a chance for the class 3a seaking […]






bishop blanchet, mercer island advance to class 3a state girls finals


the braves looked to their inside trio to overpower lincoln. mercer island is in the girls title game for the first time after beating snohomish.






sound transit must heed mercer island’s transit concerns


pressing pause on sound transit negotiations was needed for mercer island to preserve access and mobility for its residents.






state says no to special i-90 hov access for mercer island solo drivers


wsdot won’t give mercer island special access to hov lanes on i-90, according to a letter sent to the city tuesday. the state said it will work onramp and local street improvements.






sound transit threatens legal action if mercer island sues over hov-lane access


sound transit said it will sue to block mercer island’s threatened lawsuit over the planned closure of access ramps to interstate 90 when light-rail construction begins in june.






‘this is a long-term play’: gop mega-donor convinced bannon to stay on at white


longtime confident of steve bannon and republican donor rebekah mercer, was behind the decision to stay on as president donald trump’s senior aide. reports late wednesday night revealed bannon was considering resigning, after being removed from the national security council, but mercer “...






psychological profiles of every us voter are being developed by trump-backed ‘da


the data firm cambridge analytica, which is funded by the mercer family, claims to have collected the “psychological profiles of over 200 million american voters,” democracy now! reported based on new yorker reporter jane mayer’s latest work. the mercer family also has stakes in br...






mercer island police and fire dive team trains for boating season


sgt. brian noel and the mercer island police and fire dive team did a training dive recently in west seattle to prepare for boating season.






mercer island council votes to sue sound transit over access to hov lanes this s


mercer island city council votes to sue sound transit and the state department of transportation over the loss of access by solo drivers to high-occupancy vehicle lanes during construction this summer.






breitbart’s failed attempt to join wh press pool reveals deep ties to trump admi


breitbart news has released a list of its senior staff, which further details connections between the website’s editorial staff and steve bannon, as well as connections to hedge-fund tycoon robert mercer’s family. while bannon’s connection to the outlet was already clear — he was a...






robert osborne was his own kind of classic


regarding “an appreciation: your friend for the movies” [march 7]: i shared your appreciation of robert osborne with my family, who are also robert’s family. he would have loved how you began with shakespeare and circled back to his journalism and movie knowledge. sarah rivera on behalf of robert...






urday’s prep results: kendall bird scores 33 as white river cruises to spsl titl


boys basketball: bellevue 60, redmond 57 bellevue clinched a spot in wednesday’s kingco 3a title game against mercer island with a semifinal win over redmond urday night. mercer island 60, lake washington 58 tied at 58, shain scott stole the ball with eight seconds left and hit both ends of the one-and-one to seal the […]






lawyers want to dismiss mother’s lawsuit over bible classes


princeton, w.va. (ap) — lawyers for a west virginia public school system are asking a judge to maintain a 75-year practice of putting children in bible classes. wvva-tv (http://bit.ly/2mda9xu ) reports attorneys for the mercer county board of education and mercer county schools filed a motion with the judge this week to dismiss a mother’s […]






thursday’s prep results: bellevue sweeps 3a kingco titles, seaking tournament st


boys basketball: 3a kingco tournament bellevue 61, mercer island 51; lake washington 67, redmond 63 (ot) bellevue took the 3a kingco tournament championship on thursday night. the wolverines will be seeded into the quarterfinals of the upcoming seaking tournament. mercer island will play in the opening round. lake washington salvaged third place, giving it the […]






robert osborne, a hollywood classic on his own


i met robert osborne in the vicinity of a star, which is another way of saying i met robert osborne in his true element. the gracious, effortless marquee headliner of the turner classic movies cable channel, who died early monday in his manhattan apartment at the age of 84, came to chicago in 2011...






robert osborne, tcm host and film historian, dies at 84


film historian robert osborne, the effervescent primetime host of turner classic movies since the cabler's inception in 1994, has died. he was 84. tcm released a statement saying, "all of us at turner classic movies are deeply saddened by the death of robert osborne. robert was a beloved member...






review: robert b. parker's 'revelation'


"robert b. parker's revelation" (g.p. putnam's sons), by robert knott






is robert de niro an anti-vaxxer?


actor joins robert kennedy jr. on panel discussing possible links between vaccines and autism.






obituary: robert montague, attorney and veteran, dies at 73


after four years of military service during the vietnam war, robert montague encountered, as many veterans did, the question of how to live the rest of his life.






west virginia public schools sued over bible cl es


bible stories have been taught in mercer county for 80 years, but the voluntary program is now at the center of a debate on the separation of church and state






ap source: cleveland browns releasing robert griffin iii


robert griffin iii's stay with the browns didn't last one year.






collision on i-5 blocking northbound lanes just south of mercer street


monday morning commuters should expect delays on interstate 5, according to the washington state department of transportation.






kristin chenoweth achieves ‘the art of elegance’


“i grew up listening to this music. in college i had a greater love and understanding of some of the best lyrics ever written. i wanted to put my stamp on hoagie carmichael, gershwin, mercer … the list goes on. it was a tough time, trying to figure out what not to put on the record. i’m so proud of it.”






police: bomb threat evacuates mercer island jewish community center


police say the phone threat came just before 5 p.m.






robert pattinson gave charlie hunnam the silent treatment during ‘lost city of z


charlie hunnam and robert pattinson co-star in the biopic about a british explorer who journeys into the amazon in the 1920s and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization.






tcm classic film fest dedicated to late host robert osborne


turner classic movies will continue memorializing robert osborne at the tcm classic film festival in los angeles next month.






robert osborne was everyone's favorite movie date


let us now praise the dedicated television host, the person who turns a program into a place, who erases the screen and makes his house your house, and your house, his. robert osborne, who died in new york monday at 84, was the face and voice of turner classic movies from its 1994 debut, a man...






tcm to honor robert osborne with 48-hour tribute


turner classic movies will honor its late long-time host robert osborne with a 48-hour tribute celebrating his 23-year tenure with the network.






‘it’s simply not true’: robert reich smacks down gop talking point that obamacar


in a fiery segment on monday, former labor secretary robert reich schooled cnn contributor stephen moore on the state of healthcare in america, informing the ex-donald trump adviser that in reality, republicans “don’t want to see” the affordable care act repealed. after a feeble attempt by the presi...






anna luce makes mercer island a 3a state contender


luce and the islanders (21-6) rid themselves of any doubt, and it has led the team to the class 3a girls state basketball tournament






robert “bob” loup, who built the jewish community in denver and around the globe


whether it was overseas or in denver, robert "bob" loup worked tirelessly to protect and further the interests of the jewish community, rescuing refugees from ethiopia, organizing a rally in washington and helping save the city's jcc.






rebekah mercer reportedly persuaded steve bannon not to quit


a republican megadonor with ties to long island reportedly played a key role in persuading steve bannon to not resign as one of president donald trump's top white house advisers.






police: bomb threat evacuates mercer island jewish community center


police say the phone threat came in around 4:45 p.m. bomb dogs have been called in to search the building.






watch: robert reich blames berkeley riot on right-wing ‘outside agitators’


robert reich speculated that the instigators of the violence on the university of california at berkeley pus were not students and could have been milo yiannopoulos allies. reich, who teaches at berkeley, explained that he knows the students on pus and those that he saw tearing up the city wer...






private space stations could orbit the moon by 2020, robert bigelow says


giant space-station refueling depots could be orbiting the moon by 2020, but only if the trump administration makes the funding and national drive needed a priority, according to aerospace entrepreneur robert bigelow.






robert silvers, edited new york review of books, dead at 87


robert b. silvers, the exacting and perpetual editor of the new york review of books who responded to private groaning over the state of criticism and helped create a literary magazine of lasting influence, died monday at age 87.






fact check: president trump's first week on the job


during his first week in office, trump made false and misleading claims about the inauguration crowd size, voter fraud, the aca and other i...