Political Animals

A field guide to the six groups that will choose the next mayor.


Cover Story
An L-shaped, linoleum-floored, union hall basement at Southeast 32nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard provided the perfect stage last week to show how power in Portland works.    It was ther   More
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Randy’s To-Do List

Five tasks for Portland’s toughest commissioner before he retires from City Hall.


City Hall
Love him or hate him, Portland will be a more boring place without City Commissioner Randy Leonard. Leonard’s face would turn scarlet at the comparison, but in his nine-plus years on the City Cou   More
 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Your Teacher Is F’d

The Oregon Education Association gave Kitzhaber more than a million bucks, and now he’s giving it pay cuts and pink slips.


Cover Story
Someday soon, Gov. John Kitzhaber will sit across a conference table from Richard Sanders, the little-known man    More
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

DeFazio TV Spot Wins National Award

PeterDefazio

News
Last weekend, D.C.-based Campaign & Elections magazine held its annual Reed Awards dinner to honor the best work done by political consultants in the 2010 mid-term elections. And a campaign commercial for U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) was recognized as the best TV spot for a Democratic congressional candidate.  DeFazio, a 13-term representative who's the dean of Oregon's House delegation, ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 MARK ZUSMAN

Trust But Verify

Why does a liberal Oregon Democrat want to crack down on illegal immigrants?


Immigration
Advocates for undocumented immigrants accuse U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) of trying to drive illegal workers further underground with a new bill that would require employers to check applicants   More
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Caitlin Baggott Takes Over Bus Project Leadership

Caitlin Baggott, Bus Project

News
The Bus Project, the Oregon non-profit that has registered young voters, thrown great parties and acted as a springboard for a number of progressive politicians—has a new leader.  She's Caitlin Baggott, who's worked at the Bus for a number of years, most recently as its strategic director and leader of the group's leadership training program.Given that background, her ascension isn't much of ...   More
 
Monday, January 31, 2011

Nobody Works Anymore: Palin v. Biden edition


News
Okay! Now that we're about to actually see Sarah Palin in a national debate for the first (and, we hope, last) time, it seems like the best possible moment to haul out all the Palin-related weirdness we've been sitting on for the last month. She's a liar: Rolling Stone rounds up the top 10, but there are many more . She's got skills: She'll win the talent and swimsuit contests handily. [youtube ...   More
 
Thursday, October 2, 2008 BEN WATERHOUSE

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