Obama at Intel: A Lone Politician Takes the Oregon Stage to Promote Industry, Education


 President Barack Obama was the lone politician to take the stage at Hillsboro's Intel campus today to advance his education and economic initiatives, while Oregon pols were left to watch on from the crowd."Basically, if we want to win the future, America has got to outbuild, out-innovate, out-educate and out-hustle the rest of the world," Obama told the crowd of about 400 people, plus dozens ...   More
Friday, February 18, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

The Case Against Extending The Bush Tax Cuts

Before he retired from The New York Times in 2008, Pulitzer-prize winning reporter David Cay Johnston (above) spent nearly enough time here reporting on Texas Pacific and other utility matters to be considered an honorary Oregonian. Johnston, also a best-selling author, continues to write about his specialty—taxes—and the many ways that wealthy individuals and large corporations ...   More
Monday, November 22, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

TOME RAIDER: Change We Can Believe In

Each week, WW writer John Minervini brings you the latest in book reviews, author Q&A's and Portland literary gossip. Click here to join the Tome Raider mailing list. In all likelihood, damas y caballeros, we have our next president. According to public opinion websites like Rasmussen and Gallup, Sen. Barack Obama has led Sen. John McCain in national presidential polls by between 5 and ...   More
Sunday, October 26, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

Obama Really is a Lefty

I guess I'm the last person in the country to discover that President-elect Barack Obama and I are members of the same minority group—left handers. My ignorance of the current president-to-be's left-handedness led me to an astonishing (to me at least) discovery: if Lefties for Obama is to be believed, every president since Jimmy Carter and except for our current president has been a southpaw. No ...   More
Friday, November 21, 2008 NIGEL JAQUISS

Cannabis for the Economy? Obama Takes a Pass

You'll recall when WW asked Barack Obama about medical marijuana. Well, we weren't the only ones curious about his cannabis connections. The president took another hit on the issue during an "online town hall" this morning in the White House East Room, where he answered questions from people at home. Turns out quite a few folks think legalizing pot might be good medicine for the economy. ...   More
Thursday, March 26, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

That Duck Ring Tone Came From Oregon

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfcWVWziRaM[/youtube] As you may have read by now, President Obama's speech yesterday about gay rights got interrupted by a duck ring tone. Kinda weird, huh? But former WW staffer Byron Beck learned that it came from Oregon and yes, it's a Ducks fan. Beck reported (in a post that he's since taken down from his blog) that the caller/prankster was gay rights ...   More
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 HANK STERN

What Ron Wyden Thinks About What President Obama Thinks About Wyden's Health Care Proposal

There were a couple of "money quotes" in today's story in The Oregonian about President Obama's response to the Healthy Americans Act proposed by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). Obama was quoted in the roundtable with The O's Charles Pope and other reporters as saying he agreed with "90 percent" of Wyden's thinking on the topic but that parts of the plan were too "radical" for the country. Guess ...   More
Thursday, July 2, 2009 HANK STERN

Activists to Protest Afghan War Tonight

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009 JAMES PITKIN


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