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Oregon tells insurance companies to raise healthcare premiums higher than requested

Oregon tells insurance companies to raise healthcare premiums higher than requested

While most states have been experiencing higher and higher healthcare premium rates, Oregon residents have had the pleasure of paying some of the lowest rates in the nation. However, thanks to the state those lower than average rates are going …

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On ‘clean fuels’ program, Democrats lose commitment to transparency

On ‘clean fuels’ program, Democrats lose commitment to transparency

Much has been written about government transparency since the demise of former Gov. John Kitzhaber, who will be remembered in part for his administration’s dogged refusal to release emails showing how he conducted the state’s business. So repellent was this …

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Who’s in the Oregon legislature’s ‘Gang of Eight’?

Who’s in the Oregon legislature’s ‘Gang of Eight’?

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown dubbed the lawmakers who held secret meetings to craft a transportation funding deal the “Gang of Eight.”

The four Democrats and four Republicans, evenly split between the House and Senate, met with state agency officials, legislative …

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Oregon House sends paid sick leave bill to governor

Oregon House sends paid sick leave bill to governor

Republicans tried without success to derail an Oregon bill that would require businesses to offer sick leave to their employees.

Democrats were unswayed Friday by GOP lawmakers who warned the bill would hurt businesses, particularly in the agriculture industry.

The …

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National Spotlight

Scalia: The Supreme Court is a ‘threat to American democracy’

Scalia: The Supreme Court is a ‘threat to American democracy’

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of gay marriage shows just how much trouble American democracy is in.

In a strongly worded dissent, the conservative justice wrote that he did not care that …

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SCOTUS rules; Welcome to Oceania

SCOTUS rules; Welcome to Oceania

In the classic work of fiction “1984” by George Orwell one way the rulers kept the masses under control was by redefining words to have meanings totally at odds with what those word really meant; “war is peace” and “freedom …

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I dissent

I dissent

For the past couple of days I’ve been ashamed and disappointed that RedState has decided to enter into the feeding frenzy over the Confederate flag (note: the flag in question is actually the battle flag of the Army of Northern …

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Why is the Washington Post attacking entrepreneurship?

Why is the Washington Post attacking entrepreneurship?

Any lingering hope that Jeff Bezos’ purchase of the Washington Post would lead to a more rational and true journalistic approach from the “national paper of record” have been dashed to pieces over the last several months. But nowhere has …

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2016 Election

[FULL SPEECH] Bobby Jindal 2016 Presidential Announcement

[FULL SPEECH] Bobby Jindal 2016 Presidential Announcement

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, once a Republican rising star who passed on an opportunity to seek the White House in 2012, announced his candidacy on Wednesday in an already crowded field.

Jindal announced his bid over social media, just hours …

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[FULL SPEECHES] Pataki, Trump, Bush Enter Presidential Race

[FULL SPEECHES] Pataki, Trump, Bush Enter Presidential Race

George Pataki’s pluses are he has very long elective experience in a big (Democratic) state — plus 9/11 experience. His disadvantage is he has zero grassroots excitement.

Donald Trump advantages are he has enough name ID to get into debates, …

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[FULL SPEECH] Rick Perry Presidential Campaign Announcement

[FULL SPEECH] Rick Perry Presidential Campaign Announcement

Former governor Rick Perry officially kicked off his second bid for the White House on Thursday in Addison, TX with a blistering critique of the Obama years and a campaign pitch that touted his record in Texas.

See full speech …

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[FULL SPEECH] Lindsey Graham launches 2016 bid

[FULL SPEECH] Lindsey Graham launches 2016 bid

CENTRAL, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham has kicked off his presidential campaign.

He launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in the small South Carolina town called Central, where he grew up.

He told supporters Monday: …

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