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.

Cover Story
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.

News Stories
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

Gateway Breakfast House: President Obama Ate Grilled Cheese Here, But Should You Go?

Can America take four more years of a man who orders a grilled cheese?


Food & Drink
Gateway Breakfast House is a quaint, unassuming diner way out on Northeast Halsey. The place is cramped. The servers and regulars are on a first name basis. “Enjoy our tasty food and tasteless conversation” is scrawled on the wall. Gateway would be perfectly at home in Anytown, USA. “Did you hear Obama ate here on Tuesday and ordered a grilled cheese and split pea and ham soup? Yeah, that’s ...   More
Friday, July 27, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with 'President Barack Obama'

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Last night, in advance of his brief stopover in Portland for a fundraising event at the Oregon Convention Center at noon today, President Barack Obama did not get on the phone with Willamette Week.Instead, Portlandia star and SNL's resident Obama impersonator Fred Armisen granted WW a brief but wide-ranging interview on the President's behalf. The interview touches on lonely Republicans, the case against ...   More
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Obama in Portland: The Liveblog


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