Mark Callahan Makes Another Run for U.S. Senate

Republican will seek to unseat incumbent Ron Wyden


Mark Callahan is running for U.S. Senate again, this time seeking the 2016 GOP nomination in the race to unseat U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) who has held his position since 1996. Callahan, an information technology consultant, jumped into the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in 2014, seeking to be his party's challenger to incumbent U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.). He earned national attention after ...   More
Thursday, September 10, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Fatal Attraction Fallout

U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall’s flameout amid the Kitzhaber investigation could sully the image of her patron, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden.

News Stories
Amanda Marshall grabbed the attention of Oregonians last month when she publicly took command of the largest government corruption case this state has seen in decades. Marshall, the chief fe   More
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Slate Columnist Says Sen Ron Wyden Should Challenge Hillary Clinton In 2016 Presidential Race

Ron Wyden

Hillary Clinton’s recent private email debacle got Slate columnist Reihan Salam thinking: Are there Democrats who might throw a wrench in Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid? Although Salam doesn’t expect anyone to topple the former secretary of state for the nomination, he provided a shortlist of hypothetical challengers to Clinton. Oregon's Sen. Ron Wyden was at the top of the list. Wyden—outspoken ...   More
Thursday, March 12, 2015 ANNA WALTERS

At TechFestNW, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden Calls For Greater Privacy Protections


U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on Friday called for a reform of U.S. privacy protections during a presentation at TechFestNW. "Laws should never be written for the convenience of the government," Wyden said. "Securing innovation and privacy in the 21st century will require major reform."Wyden, who has served on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee for 13 years, said that privacy rights need ...   More
Friday, August 15, 2014 SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

Wyden's Wife's Store Supposedly Sprinkled Sidewalk Sleepers


The Strand, the famous Manhattan bookstore owned by Nancy Bass Wyden, the wife of U.S. Sen Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), is taking some heat for allegedly sprinkling the sidewalk areas under its awning in order to deter homeless New Yorkers from sleeping there. The blog DNAinfo New York reported the allegations today. Signs reading, “Warning: Sprinkler System Will Run Periodically From 10:30 PM-9:00 AM” ...   More
Thursday, November 14, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

EPA Suspends $125,500 Fine on Portland Harbor Companies


Companies expected to pay for a Superfund cleanup of the Portland Harbor have $125,500 less to worry about.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has backed off from fining those companies for dragging their feet on reporting the risk people face by eating contaminated Willamette River fish.The EPA on Monday told the companies it is suspending the fines it began issuing last summer—on the condition ...   More
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by Aaron Mesh

Hotseat: Zeke Johnson

The Amnesty International activist applauds Ron Wyden—but says the Oregon senator needs to do more.

Q & A
Who watches the watchers? Lately, it’s been Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).  Who watches Wyden? Zeke Johnson. Johnson is the director of Amnesty International USA’s Security with Human Rights    More
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 AARON MESH

Former Top Wyden Aide Will Lobby for Exxon Mobil


Environment & Energy Daily, a trade publication that tracks Congress, reported today that Josh Kardon, the former chief of staff for Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has a new client—the oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp. Kardon, worked for Wyden for 18 years, many of them stationed in Portland. When Kardon left Wyden's office in 2011, the senator was glowing in his praise. “Josh is the most gifted political ...   More
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Ron Wyden Continues to Fight Spy Bills

Ron Wyden

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is waging a fight against two legislative priorities of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) in a disagreement over the reach of government when it comes to intelligence and surveillance.In fact, reports Roll Call, Wyden has put a hold on "every major bill coming out of her [Senate] Intelligence Committee in the past two years."The Capitol Hill newspaper has the latest about his ...   More
Saturday, December 1, 2012 OLGA KOZINSKIY

Ron Wyden, Endangered Species

Ron Wyden

The choice of Rep. Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's running mate has been an uncomfortable development for Oregon's senior U.S. Sen., Ron Wyden. In 2011, Wyden co-authored a Medicare reform proposal with Ryan that was criticized at the time because it introduced competition and choice as part of Medicare reform that some thought was an attempt to gut the system. The brickbats tossed Wyden's way multiplied ...   More
Monday, August 27, 2012


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