How A Former Oregonian Reporter Helped Create "The Lie Factory"

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Anybody with the slightest interest in politics or universal healthcare will find a piece called "The Lie Factory," in the current edition of the New Yorker fascinating. Writer Jill Lepore describes how a former California newsman named Clem Whitaker and Leone Baxter, a former reporter for The Oregonian created the field of political consulting through their firm, Campaigns, Inc in 1933."No single ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Jeff Merkley in the New Yorker


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U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) plays minor—but noteworthy—roles in two back-to-back New Yorker articles this summer dealing with the financial collapse on Wall Street. First came a July 26 profile of Paul Volcker, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve. That piece describes Merkley as one of Volcker's "two closest allies on the Hill" along with Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) The ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 3, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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