President Barack Obama Comes to Nike (And Not For New Shoes)

President pitches free-trade agreement to friendly audience.

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The big question about President Barack Obama's visit to Portland is, "Why Nike?"Obama is making a cross-country swing to promote the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation free trade agreement he's pushed for six years as president. The Oregon stop is a nod to one of his strongest congressional allies, Oregon's senior U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden. Wyden is carrying Obama's water on trade in Congress, and Wyden's ...   More
Friday, May 8, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Despite Facing Felony Sex Abuse Charges, Terry Bean Surfaces in Connection With Obama’s Portland Visit

Aide to Democratic Party money man emails potential supporters.

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When WW first reported that President Barack Obama will visit Portland on May 7, one of the first questions in political circles was what role, if any, would Portland real estate investor Terry Bean play in the visit. In the past, Bean, a gay-rights pioneer and co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign, has been a strong Democratic booster and raised more money for Obama's presidential campaigns than ...   More
Friday, May 1, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

President Barack Obama Will Come to Portland May 7

Trans-Pacific Partnership may be on agenda


President Barack Obama will make a rare appearance in Portland next week. The president is scheduled to arrive on Thursday, May 7, for a 5 pm fundraiser for the 2016 White House Victory Fund. The event will be held at the Sentinel Hotel, according to a copy of the invitation. The fundraiser is sponsored by the Democratic National Committee and tickets are priced between $500 and $10,000.The president ...   More
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

VIDEO: Bill Walton Explains During a Ducks Game Why President Obama Should Legalize Weed


Trail Blazers legend Bill Walton has never been shy about speaking his mind. Sometimes that means going on ESPN2 during an Oregon Ducks basketball game and calling on President Barack Obama to end the senseless prohibition of marijuana.Last Wednesday was one of those times. "The war on drugs is an absolute failure!" said Walton, launching into a policy speech during the PAC-12 game's first half.Vice ...   More
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 AARON MESH

Merkley Helps Derail Obama's Choice for Fed Chief

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For a rookie U.S. Senator embarking on his first re-election campaign, U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), is doing a great job of getting his name in the paper. His doing so by sticking his thumb in the eye of President Barack Obama and the many powerful interests on Wall Street and elsewhere who wanted to see Larry Summers succeed current Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. The Federal Reserve ...   More
Monday, September 16, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Risky Business

There’s a time for playing it safe... and our 2012 Endorsement Issue says this is one of them.

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Portland, you have a gambling problem. We’re telling you this as a friend. For too many years, the voters of this city have rolled the dice on engaging but tro   More
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Covert Coverage

Obama’s police state, troubled oceans and Japan’s radiation top Project Censored’s latest report of news stories ignored by big media.

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People who get their information exclusively from mainstream media sources may be surprised at the lack of enthusiasm...   More
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 YAEL CHANOFF

Obama's "Jump Start" of CRC Project Awfully Familiar

President Bush did the same thing in 2008


On Saturday, The Oregonian broke what seemed like big news on the front page of the Metro section under the headline "Obama to speed CRC project." The story explained that President Obama is giving the the stalled Columbia River Crossing project "expedited" status. “The Administration is committed to doing its part to help communities across the country move forward with these critical projects ...   More
Monday, August 20, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

The New York Times—Aided by Oregonian Reporters—Looks at Obama's Strength in Oregon


One of the best places for political junkies to keep an eye on every tremor of the presidential race is FiftyThirtyEight, the New York Times blog dedicated to tracking polls and probabilities.The blog (named for the total number of electoral votes) uses sophisticated tracking and analysis to weigh polls and trends in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The current projection is that President ...   More
Friday, August 17, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

DeFazio on Obama

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U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio stopped by the office recently. The congressman from the 4th District (it runs from Roseburg through Eugene and Springfield and north to Corvallis) has served for a quarter century and has an opponent in November who, two years ago, came as close to beating DeFazio as anyone has.Given this, one might think that DeFazio would embrace Obama, given that Oregon voters are most certainly ...   More
Monday, June 25, 2012


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