Second Oregon Democratic Congressman Comes Out Against Obama Tax Deal


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U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) has joined Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) in the revolt by House Democrats against President Obama's tax deal. Wu's office said this morning that Wu—who supported Obama in the 2008 presidential primaries—has signed the letter circulated by Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) in opposition to the deal Obama made with House Republicans. UPDATE: “Investing in ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 HANK STERN

Live Long and Prosper ... and Donate Blood on New Year's Day


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Strap on your space suits and guzzle some orange juice: it's a blood drive battle of intergalactic proportions. In addition to nurses with needles, get ready for real-live* Stormtroopers and Klingons at the Red Cross' New Year's Day blood drive at the Portland Donor Center. Blood and platelet donors will be allowed to vote for their favorite space squad (and pose for photos with the warriors, ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 REBECCA JACOBSON

One More Tidbit About the New Congress


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When the 112th Congress began this week, we did a quickie non-wonk guide of three tidbits to know about lawmakers from Oregon and Washington that you could use if pressed at a party that wasn't focused on the "important" stuff. Here's a fourth: This Congress is less than one week old and already the National Republican Congressional Committee has U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) in its political ...   More
 
Friday, January 7, 2011 HANK STERN

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 ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Jason Slotkin

Geez, That Looks Like a Dude to Us


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  We don’t envy TV reporters the heavy lifting of election coverage while on camera. But that doesn’t prevent us from pointing out their screw-ups. Above is a screen shot from KGW-TV tonight showing Republican Jaime Herrera the winner in Washington’s Third Congressional District. OK. Problem is, the picture is instead that of David Wu, the incumbent Democratic ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 MARK ZUSMAN

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 ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Jason Slotkin

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 HANK STERN

Mayor Sam Adams' Latest DC Trip


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[youtube -RYOSdEnHPM] The last time Mayor Sam Adams went to Washington D.C., he had to cut his trip short. Last week, the mayor returned to Washington on a lobbying trip and he took a video camera with him. Excerpts here include Adams talking with Reps. David Wu and Peter DeFazio (both D-Ore.) — unlike some Dems, two pols apparently OK with being in the same frame as the mayor — and ...   More
 
Monday, April 6, 2009 HANK STERN

Killing Health Care Reform: Where are Wu, Schrader and DeFazio?


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For those of us who are so sickened watching the slow death of comprehensive health-care reform that we may have to see a doctor ourselves, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and other progressive House members have provided some welcome relief. Blumenauer and 56 other House lawmakers signed a letter last week saying they won't support any health-care legislation that doesn't include a strong ...   More
 
Monday, August 3, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

David Wu's Town Hall Meeting: Round Two


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U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) took the floor at Good Samaritan Hospital Tuesday afternoon to face critics for a second day in a row. And despite an onslaught of criticism about healthcare reform, he called both meetings "civil discussions." Only about 60 people were allowed into the meeting out of a crowd of hundreds who began lining up along Northwest 22nd Avenue at 8 am. The randomly selected ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 Allison Ferre

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