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2016: A Crazy Year in Politics

From tweeting tirades to Republicans choosing country over party, The Analysts weigh in as the year comes to a close

December 29, 2016

It’s easy to say, 2016 was a wild year in politics, both locally and nationally. KCTS 9’s Analysts are all over it, discussing the highs and lows of the year. Listen in as Joni Balter and C.R. Douglas recap the political scene from the election in Washington State, to the housing market in the Emerald City and Trump’s Christmas Weekend Tweet about an arms race. Plus hear their winners and losers for the year. They’ll also give you a quick snapshot of the Legislature and share their predictions for 2017.

Feature Image Credit: Flickr user dpbirds/Creative Commons


Joni Balter

Joni Balter is a multi-media journalist and lecturer at Seattle University and the University of Washington Evans Graduate School of Public Policy and Governance. A KCTS 9 political analyst and advisor, she has contributed to KUOW and Bloomberg View, and was a columnist for The Seattle Times. More stories by Joni Balter

C.R. Douglas

C.R. Douglas has worked his entire TV career in the Seattle area. Before joining Q13 full-time as a Political Analyst, he spent nine years as the Public Affairs Host for the Seattle Channel. Prior to that, he hosted a show on PBS-affiliate KBTC/TV. He has won four Emmy Awards (NW Region).

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