DeFazio on Sausage-Making

Rep. Peter Defazio

News
You know the adage, "The making of laws is like the making of sausages—the less you know about the process the better"?  This famous line, (which some credit German leader Otto Von Bismarck for uttering) would apply to the following clip from our interview with U.S. Rep Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.).  The bill is the Transportation Bill, which disburses gas tax and other revenues to finance roads, ...   More
 
Thursday, July 5, 2012

Todd Haynes and Jon Raymond Writing a Tea Party Movie

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Movies & Television
Todd Haynes woke up this morning to 21 Emmy nominations for his Mildred Pierce HBO miniseries, and celebrated by telling WW that he and fellow Emmy nominee Jonathan Raymond have begun research for a film project about contemporary right-wing populist movements in America.That's right: Todd Haynes, Portland's crown prince of New Queer Cinema, is working on a Tea Party movie."It's really, really early, ...   More
 
Thursday, July 14, 2011 AARON MESH

Tea Party Rallies at Pioneer Courthouse Square

Tea Party Protester

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About 300 supporters of the Oregon tea party movement held their annual tax day rally in downtown Portland to celebrate their new influence in national politics.Meantime, about 30 opponents gathered in a counter-demonstration to the Friday evening rally in Pioneer Courthouse Square in which tea partiers had showed up to rock out to live music and hear guest speakers like conservative radio host Victoria ...   More
 
Saturday, April 16, 2011 EVAN SERNOFFSKY

Tax Day Protest Still On For Tea Party

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Supporters of the tea party in Oregon will be back in Pioneer Courthouse Square this Friday, April 15 for what's become their annual tax day protest. (U.S. taxpayers this year actually have until Monday, April 18 this year to file because of an unusual circumstance.)Organizers of this year’s tea party’s protest starting at 5:30 pm in Portland don’t know what to expect when it comes to turnout. ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 EVAN SERNOFFSKY

Where to Tea Party In Oregon


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The right hasn't had much to party about recently in Oregon or nationally as of late. But to the dismay of many on the left, this Wednesday, April 15, FreedomWorks will host 500 Tea Party events nationwide, including at 19 locations in Oregon, to protest how the feds have handled corporate and mortgage bailouts, the debt caused by the stimulus package, and the potential deficit caused by President ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 Ryan Fleming

Street Scene: Tea Partiers Take Over Downtown Portland


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As conservative Tea Partiers protested Tax Day on highway overpasses Thursday, some drivers honked and danced in support, while others flipped them the bird, yelling obscenities out of car windows. Around 20 tea partiers gathered on the Southwest Broadway overpass on Interstate 405 were coached to keep the mood happy and upbeat. “You might be the first Tea Partier they've ever encountered,” ...   More
 
Friday, April 16, 2010 Ott Tammik

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