After Criticizing Obama on Libya, DeFazio Seeks to Beef Up War Powers Resolution

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U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) was an early critic of President Obama's decision to aid the international offensive against Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi.Now the progressive congressman from Springfield has offered up an amendment to the War Powers Resolution aimed at restricting the president's ability to unilaterally command military action.House Joint Resolution 55, which DeFazio introduced ...   More
 
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David Wu Refuses to Release October 2010 Correspondence

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One of the more curious elements of the story surrounding U.S. Rep. David Wu is the series of bizarre emails the Democratic congressman sent staffers in the early-morning hours of Oct. 30 just days before Wu's re-election.Sent from Wu's congressional BlackBerry in the voice of his 11- and 13-year-old children, the emails were in fact written by the congressman. Wu admitted he wrote the emails after ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Blumenauer's Big Battle

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 In Oregon congressional news this week not dealing with Democratic Rep. David Wu, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) was in the middle of a squabble on the House floor with Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.).This video below from the verbal battle Thursday deals with Republicans' claim about a "government takeover of health care."Lungren took issue with Blumenauer lumping him in with what's been judged by ...   More
 
Friday, March 4, 2011 HANK STERN

Blumenauer Dodges City Club Question on Whether He'll Run for Mayor

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 U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), often mentioned as a possible candidate to challenge Portland Mayor Sam Adams in 2012, dodged a question today at the City Club of Portland on whether he plans to run. Instead of answering the question from a City Club member on whether he's considering a mayoral run, Blumenauer launched into a diatribe against the "corrosive" effects of nonstop political campaigns."This ...   More
 
Friday, February 25, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Watch the Video: Blumenauer Says "Public Broadcasting in the Crosshairs"

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With the newly Republican-controlled Congress set to cut hundreds of billions of dollars from the federal budget, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) has joined with NPR and local PBS stations in warning those cuts could drastically affect public broadcasting.At a time when public broadcasting has come under attack from the right wing for alleged liberal bias, Blumenauer argues that rural Oregonians ...   More
 
Monday, February 14, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

DeFazio TV Spot Wins National Award

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Last weekend, D.C.-based Campaign & Elections magazine held its annual Reed Awards dinner to honor the best work done by political consultants in the 2010 mid-term elections. And a campaign commercial for U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) was recognized as the best TV spot for a Democratic congressional candidate.  DeFazio, a 13-term representative who's the dean of Oregon's House delegation, ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 MARK ZUSMAN

Trust But Verify

Why does a liberal Oregon Democrat want to crack down on illegal immigrants?


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Advocates for undocumented immigrants accuse U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) of trying to drive illegal workers further underground with a new bill that would require employers to check applicants   More
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Peter DeFazio Still Unhappy About Tax Deal

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 HENRY STERN

David Wu's Election Day and Night


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As Democrats nationwide nervously await election returns to see how many of their congressional incumbents get unseated, let's turn our attention to Oregon's First Congressional District. U.S. Rep. David Wu is trying for a seventh term representing a northwest Oregon district that includes the west side of Portland and Washington County. He had a 13-point lead over Republican challenger Rob ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Jason Slotkin

Wu-Hoo: Supporters Cheer One Winning Democratic Congressman


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Just after 10 pm tonight, six-term U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) entered the downtown Portland Hilton's large ballroom to chants of "WU! WU! WU!" and claps from more than 150 cheering supporters. Overcoming his Republican opponent Rob Cornilles in the First Congressional District, Wu was one of Oregon's four Democratic incumbent House members (along with Democrat Ron Wyden in the Senate) who weren't ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Jason Slotkin

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