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Deadline day: Which bills are still alive in the Oregon Legislature?

Deadline day: Which bills are still alive in the Oregon Legislature?

Deadline days at the Oregon Capitol can make the building feel more like a Wall Street trading floor.

Tuesday marked the day by which bills had to receive a committee vote or perish, sending lawmakers and lobbyists scrambling to keep …

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2015 economic outlook: How does Oregon rank?

2015 economic outlook: How does Oregon rank?

It’s a fact. States with lower taxes and less government spending experience more economic growth. The state in which you live affects jobs and business growth more than many may may think. Where does your state fall this year on

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Panel could vote on second vaccine bill this week

Panel could vote on second vaccine bill this week

Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward’s efforts to improve immunization rates among Oregon’s school children have made a comeback this legislative session, and she feels that her second attempt might be more successful.

Senate Bill 895 has already moved farther than the …

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Group pushing Oregon gun background checks starts TV ad campaign as Senate debates issue

Group pushing Oregon gun background checks starts TV ad campaign as Senate debates issue

Everytown for Gun Safety, the well-funded group seeking tighter gun laws, is starting a six-figure television campaign in Oregon promoting legislation that would expand criminal background checks to cover private gun transactions.

The new ad campaign comes as the …

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National Spotlight

Why are Senate Republicans yielding treaty power to Obama?

Why are Senate Republicans yielding treaty power to Obama?

According to Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, “[The president] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur…”

Meaning, the president can …

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A way out for Christian wedding businesses?

A way out for Christian wedding businesses?

Radical activists in the gay community have put pedal to the metal to force gay acceptance from Christians — making not only their position but also their tactics anti-Christian.

They are deliberately targeting the Christian wedding industry — the cakemakers, …

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Obama immigration orders face major test in federal court on Friday

Obama immigration orders face major test in federal court on Friday

President Obama’s executive actions on immigration will be tested on Friday when a federal appeals court considers whether to lift an order blocking the actions to allow millions of immigrants without legal status to remain in the United States.

Lawyers …

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Wide bipartisan agreement on Medicare doc fix, and on not paying for it

Wide bipartisan agreement on Medicare doc fix, and on not paying for it

The good news: Congress finally found a broad consensus on an issue. The bad news: They still haven’t abandoned the broad consensus to perpetuate deficit spending.

The “doc fix” for Medicare that rolls back reimbursement cuts to providers …

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2016 Election

The only election 2016 prediction tool you will need

The only election 2016 prediction tool you will need

Though the answer was never really in doubt, the question of “Will she or won’t she?” has been answered: Hillary Clinton is running for president.  And so we move from “Will she or won’t she?” to “Can she or can’t …

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[FULL SPEECH] Marco Rubio Kicks Off 2016 Campaign

[FULL SPEECH] Marco Rubio Kicks Off 2016 Campaign

MIAMI—Florida Sen. Marco Rubio launched his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on Monday, seeking to position himself as a next-generation GOP leader who can bridge the divide between the tea party and establishment wings of the party.

Citing his …

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Hillary Clinton, Champion of the Downtrodden?

Hillary Clinton, Champion of the Downtrodden?

Hillary Clinton surprised everyone today by announcing that she is running for president. (Just kidding.) Hillary says that the wants to be the “champion” of “everyday Americans.” She says the “deck is stacked in favor of those at the top.”

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[FULL SPEECH] Sen. Rand Paul announces 2016 White House bid

[FULL SPEECH] Sen. Rand Paul announces 2016 White House bid

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, declaring “we have come to take our country back,” formally announced his candidacy Tuesday for the Republican nomination for president.

“Today I am announcing, with God’s help and with liberty lovers everywhere, that I am putting …

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