DeFazio Leads Opposition Among House Democrats to Obama Plan


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We've been tracking Democratic opposition all week in the U.S. House to President Obama's tax deal with Republicans, and the mounting opposition to it from within his own party in Oregon's congressional delegation and elsewhere. Turns out today that U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) was happy to be the point man leading the opposition among House Democrats in what appears to be their new up-the-ante ...   More
 
Thursday, December 9, 2010 HANK STERN

Video: Peter DeFazio on the House Democratic Revolt


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Below is one of the TV interviews Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) has given after leading this week's House Democratic revolt against President Obama's tax deal with Republicans. In this interview with The Big Picture, DeFazio tells an empathetic Thom Hartmann (starting at about the 2:40 mark) that the backlash against Obama's deal is "unprecedented" during his 24 years in the House, and that he ...   More
 
Friday, December 10, 2010 HANK STERN

Merkley Joins Democratic Opposition to Obama Tax Deal


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All four House Democrats from Oregon have already voiced opposition to President Obama's tax deal with Republicans. Now U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) has joined their chorus with his own concerns. Merkley said the tax package, which the Senate is expected to approve this week, would add to the national debt and do little for middle-class families. In a statement, Merkley supported components ...   More
 
Monday, December 13, 2010 REBECCA JACOBSON

This Week: Lecture and Rally Against Korea Free Trade Agreement


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A Korean trade unionist is giving a talk in Portland on Tuesday and activists are planning a rally at the office of U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) Wednesday to oppose a free-trade agreement with South Korea. Kim Kyung-Ran of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions is set to speak against the agreement President Obama is expected to put before Congress soon. Her talk is scheduled for 6:30 pm Tuesday ...   More
 
Monday, January 10, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Merkley Joins Democratic Opposition to Obama Tax Deal


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  All four House Democrats from Oregon have already voiced opposition to President Obama’s tax deal with Republicans. Now U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) has joined their chorus with his own concerns. Merkley said the tax package, which the Senate is expected to approve this week, would add to the national debt and do little for middle-class families. In a statement, Merkley supported components ...   More
 
Monday, December 13, 2010 by Kendra Clune

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