The Filibuster and Its Abuse by Senate Slackers

The “filibuster” is the least understood and most abused parliamentary maneuver in the United States Senate.  It has a rich historical pedigree that dates back to ancient Rome where Cato the Younger, a Roman senator, was said to have used … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Filibuster, Government Abuse, Leadership, U.S. Senate | Leave a comment

Trump wins! GOP also keeps control of US Senate, House

by NW Spotlight Once again defying the odds, Donald Trump has won the U.S. presidential election! Yesterday, Real Clear Politics polling averages showed Hillary with a 39 electoral vote lead over Trump, but today they are showing election results with … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:10 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Congressional Races, Donald Trump, U.S. Senate, U.S. Supreme Court | Leave a comment

Election of Oregon statewide candidates without prior government experience rare

by Reagan Knopp I was asked to research the last time a candidate of either major party was elected statewide with no prior government experience. I haven’t had the time to put together an in-depth look at the official records … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:05 | Posted in 2016 Election, Oregon Secretary of State, State Labor Commissioner, U.S. Senate | 6 Comments

The Trump Effect

Political pundits and media elites (all cut from the same cloth) are wringing their collective hands over the fact that despite Donald Trump’s blow torch rhetoric and overblown (often internally contradictive) promises to deal with America’s major problems, he still … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Congress, Donald Trump, Federal Government, Leadership, U.S. Senate | 13 Comments

GOP challenger for Wyden: Lane County Commissioner Faye Stewart

Press Release Eugene – Yesterday, Lane County Commissioner Faye Stewart announced that he is running for United States Senate. Commissioner Stewart has served as the East Lane County Commissioner for over a decade. “It has been my privilege to serve … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:16 | Posted in 2016 Election, U.S. Senate | 2 Comments

Re-energizing the Authority of Congress

Former Secretary of State and current presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is scheduled to appear before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on October 22, 2015. For those of you expecting anything near the truth to be outed during this hearing, … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Abortion, Benghazi, Congress, Federal Government, GOP, Government corruption, Hillary Clinton, Impeachment, President Obama, U.S. Senate | 3 Comments

Continued opposition to Wyden O&C Land Grant Act

American Forest Resource Council U.S. Senate Committee Also Holds Hearing on National Forest Ecosystem Improvement Act to Improve Health of Federal Forest Lands The Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee yesterday held a hearing on the Oregon and California Land … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:03 | Posted in Timber, U.S. Senate | 4 Comments

Merkley’s war on fossil fuel hurts real middle class

by Wil Keepers An open letter to U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley Senator Merkley, In your recent reelection to the US Senate, you fashioned yourself as firmly rooted in the middle class, as a man who “Has middle class views and … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Energy, U.S. Senate | 2,824 Comments

Wyden out of step with his flawed O&C legislation

American Forest Resource Council Legislation is Unanimously Opposed by Oregon’s Forest Products Industry, Opposed by the O&C Counties, and Lacks Support from Reps. DeFazio, Schrader, and Walden and Governor Kitzhaber Groups representing Western Oregon’s timber industry have sent a letter … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Timber, U.S. Senate | 227 Comments

New Monica Wehby TV Ad: ‘The New Normal’

“But over the last six years with Jeff Merkley, more Oregonians were put onto food stamps than found a job”

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, U.S. Senate | 8 Comments

Miss the debates this week?

by NW Spotlight In case you missed Oregon’s two big debates this week: Republican state Rep. Dennis Richardson debated Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber Tuesday night in Portland – the debate was sponsored by KGW and The Oregonian.

Posted by at 06:35 | Posted in 2014 Election, Gov. Kitzhaber, U.S. Senate | 20 Comments

Wehby accepts four debates, awaits Merkley’s response

Dr. Monica Wehby for U.S. Senate Portland – Today, the Dr. Monica Wehby for U.S. Senate campaign announced that Dr. Wehby would accept invitations to participate in four televised debates between now and Election Day. Accepting these debates underscores Dr. … Continue reading

Posted by at 01:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, U.S. Senate | 457 Comments

New TV Ad: Jeff Merkley fails on pay equality

Dr. Monica Wehby for U.S. Senate

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, U.S. Senate | 303 Comments

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