Sen. Merkley Named Most Valuable Senator of 2012

Jeff Merkley

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As if he needed to burnish his already very liberal credentials, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) has been named Most Valuable Senator of 2012 in The Nation's annual Most Valuable Progressive Honor Roll, which the lefty magazine been publishing for nearly a decade. Merkley joined a list that included  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT.),("The most Valuable Progressive") and Stephen Colbert ("The Most ...   More
 
Friday, December 21, 2012 OLGA KOZINSKIY

Merkley Makes an Appearance in Leaked Cables


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A story in last week's WW, "Cablegate," mentions Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) as the only member of Oregon's congressional delegation mentioned up to that point in the cables leaked to Wikileaks. So far Wikileaks has published only about 2,000 out of a total of 250,000 cables in its possession. But the latest batch has another Oregon connection. If you're expecting a blockbuster, prepare to ...   More
 
Monday, December 20, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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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