Obama in Portland: The Liveblog

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012 WW Editorial Stafff

Kitz To Speak At Obama Event Today

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At least one prominent Democratic politician looks to be coming through for the Prez’s efforts to stir up excitement (and money) from the Portland faithful. Gov. John Kitzhaber’s office has confirmed that he will indeed be speaking on Obama's behalf at the President's $500-$1,000 fundraising luncheon at noon today, at the Oregon Convention Center. No word yet on whether the Governor will be doing ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Union Plans To Picket Obama Over Trade

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Displaced union millworkers plan to picket President Barack Obama's fundraising luncheon tomorrow at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers is leading the protest. Organizers are angry at the Obama administration's pursuit of a controversial free trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Obama says the agreement will boost the economy. The ...   More
 
Monday, July 23, 2012 SAM STITES

Murmurs: Financing on the Fritz

The slippery slope of campaign contributions.


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 Did City Commissioner Amanda Fritz violate her campaign-contribution limits? Fritz has based her political career on her independence from undue influence. In her re-election campaign, she   More
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

The 10-Year Engagement

President Obama has “evolved” to support gay marriage. Oregon isn’t there yet.


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Before President Barack Obama declared his support for same-sex marriage last week, he had been talking with Terry Bean about the issue for four years.  Bean, a Portland real-estate broke   More
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 AARON MESH

Hotseat: F.W. de Klerk

The Nobel Laureate and last white president of South Africa talks cultural identity and Obama’s prize.


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In South Africa, F.W. de Klerk was an unlikely reformer. He had risen in that country’s white-minority power politics...   More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 PATRICIA SAUTHOFF

Environmentalist Bill McKibben on the Koch Brothers and Disappointment in Obama

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While reporting a story on the environment this week, WW caught up with Bill McKibben, an environmentalist and climate-change crusader whose writing has been featured before in our pages.Fresh off publishing this salvo in The Washington Post as part of his war of words with Glenn Beck, McKibben talked about his disappointment with President Obama and his new campaign against the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.WW: ...   More
 
Thursday, March 3, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Obama at Intel: A Lone Politician Takes the Oregon Stage to Promote Industry, Education

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 President Barack Obama was the lone politician to take the stage at Hillsboro's Intel campus today to advance his education and economic initiatives, while Oregon pols were left to watch on from the crowd."Basically, if we want to win the future, America has got to outbuild, out-innovate, out-educate and out-hustle the rest of the world," Obama told the crowd of about 400 people, plus dozens ...   More
 
Friday, February 18, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

The Case Against Extending The Bush Tax Cuts


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Before he retired from The New York Times in 2008, Pulitzer-prize winning reporter David Cay Johnston (above) spent nearly enough time here reporting on Texas Pacific and other utility matters to be considered an honorary Oregonian. Johnston, also a best-selling author, continues to write about his specialty—taxes—and the many ways that wealthy individuals and large corporations ...   More
 
Monday, November 22, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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