Is This 1997? More Bill Clinton News


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Former President Clinton certainly had a lot to say last night in his appearance at Netroots Nation. First, Clinton got into it with a blogger over his record on gay rights when he was president. And, according to The New York Times, the ex-president stood up for the healthcare provision backed by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) that would require Medicare reimbursement for voluntary end-of-life ...   More
 
Friday, August 14, 2009 HANK STERN

Earl Blumenauer Changes Tune on Federal Recognition of Gay Marriage (UPDATED)


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U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) wants to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which denies gays and lesbians federal legal recognition of marriage. Blumenauer's decision to join with 68 other federal lawmakers to sign onto a bill — the Respect For Marriage Act —that would repeal DOMA may not seem surprising since his east Portland district is very liberal. But it's actually a reversal ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Amanda Ingram

Blumenauer, Bikes and Getting Outside The Bike Bubble


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Sometimes it's worth remembering we live in a bit of a bubble here in Bike City, where an estimated 6.4 percent of commuting is done by bike. There's this reminder of Portland's unique status as a bike-centric place in this piece that ran over the weekend in Arizona. The piece in the Arizona Daily Star reports how a new federal bike subsidy sponsored by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) hasn't ...   More
 
Monday, October 12, 2009 HANK STERN

The New York Times Looks For Frustrated Liberals, Finds Earl Blumenauer


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The New York Times featured a piece over the weekend on progressives forced to re-tool their policy hopes nearly one year into the Obama Administration. And the man chosen by the newspaper to talk through all that angst over Obama's actions on global warming, Afghanistan and health care? U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.). Blumenauer, who endorsed Obama early over Hillary Clinton in 2008, came ...   More
 
Monday, October 19, 2009 HANK STERN

A Different Pro-Israel Nonprofit To Launch A Local Chapter in Portland


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This Thursday, a pro-peace nonprofit called J Street will kick off its national grassroots campaign by launching local chapters in Portland and dozens of other locations nationwide. J Street differs from longer-established pro-Israel organizations such as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee because it supports a two-state, peaceful solution in the Middle East, and because it's willing ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 2, 2010 Leah Dimatteo

Earl Blumenauer Catches Some "Friendly Fire" On Health Care Vote


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Now that it's nut-cracking time (yet again) in the health care debate marathon, it's U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer's turn to take a little rhetorical fire for his views on the upcoming vote. The criticism in this case is "friendly fire" coming from the left after the Oregon Democrat wrote yesterday on Twitter in support of a yes vote, "Health care homestretch. People need to use their "inner wonk," ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 HANK STERN

Earl Blumenauer On CRC, Bikes and Saving Social Security


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U.S. Rep Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) stopped by WW yesterday for his biennial endorsement interview. The seven-term incumbent explained why unlike previous years, he did not include a request for funding for the Columbia River Crossing bridge project in his list of congressional earmarks; why he thinks critics of the city's plan to spend $600 million or more on bicycle infrastructure over the next ...   More
 
Friday, April 2, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Portland-Area Postal Workers Protest Prospect of Five-day Mail Week


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Today's rain didn't stop Portland-area postal employees from gathering to protest a Postal Service proposal to end Saturday mail delivery. About 40 sign-toting letter carriers and other employees chanted “Your mail, your service, six days a week” as they marched on the sidewalk this afternoon outside Portland's main post office on Northwest Hoyt Street. The proposed end to Saturday ...   More
 
Thursday, July 1, 2010 Hadley Malcolm

Earl Blumenauer vs. Sarah Palin ... Again on End of Life Consults


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Time for Sarah Palin to start beating the drums again about U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer's "death panels." Blumenauer (D-Ore.) plans to hold a news conference next week to announce his introduction of legislation that "would provide a Medicare and Medicaid benefit for voluntary patient-physician consultations regarding advance care planning." Sounds reasonable enough. But as you may remember, ...   More
 
Friday, July 2, 2010 HANK STERN

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