Oregon Senators Back Bill Aimed At Citizens United


Speaking of money in politics… U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) is among those speaking on the Senate floor today in favor of a legislative effort to roll back the unlimited corporate donations permitted by the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision."The Supreme Court, with #CitizensUnited, attacked the heart of our Constitution," Merkley Tweeted this morning.You can watch the speechifying live over ...   More
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 by Corey Pein

Ron Wyden Wants Your Questions


U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is getting all Web 2.0: He'll be doing a live Q&A on YouTube next month, and he wants your questions. Much like mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith did last month, questions are being solicited via social news site Reddit. Unlike Smith, he won't be answering all of them—just the ones Reddit users vote as the 20 best. So anything involving Minecraft, pot or cat photos, ...   More
Thursday, February 23, 2012 by Ruth Brown

The It List: The Top 10 Things in Portland and the World


Each week our culture scientists rank their 10 favorite things in the universe. The resulting list is infallible. The list is perfect. If you don't agree with the list, you are wrong. Some items may stay atop the list for weeks, others may only make a brief appearance. Some items are Portland-centric, but only because Portland is at the center of the universe. Please do not write to us, asking ...   More
Monday, January 30, 2012 WW Arts And Culture Staff

Murmurs: Wyden Kills Bill, Occupy Portland Silences Commenters

News even a super committee can endorse.

• One the state’s most politically active companies, Portland-based Stimson Lumber, is adding to the Oregon House Republicans’ strong fundraising efforts that WW first reported on two weeks ago.   More
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 WW Staff

Ron Wyden: Big Brother is Watching


Oregonians may not know it, but U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has become one the nation's leading critics of the federal government's efforts to spy on its own citizens.Although Wyden voted for the Patriot Act, the post 9-11 effort by Congress and then-president George Bush to remove restrictions on law enforcement's ability to search telephone, email, medical and financial records, he has become ...   More
Friday, September 23, 2011

Murmurs: Maybe Mayors, Man Booker and the City Dole

No anniversaries here.

Two prominent lawmakers are close to major career moves: Two-term state Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) spent the weekend at the coast with his wife to arrive at a decision whether to enter t   More
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

The Cause of Michele Bachmann’s Migraines.

He’s not up for re-election until 2016, but U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) held a big-ticket fundraiser on Aug. 3 in Washington, D.C. The lunchtime event asked $2,500 from “co-hosts” and $5,000    More
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Wyden Cancels Plans To Attend Kardon's Party

Ron Wyden

Earlier on Wednesday, WW reported that U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden would be the featured guest at a May 31st reception in Portland held to celebrate the opening of the Portland law firm Tonkon Torp's federal lobbying and government relations practice. Tonkon's federal practice is led by Josh Kardon, who stepped down last year after 18 years as Wyden's chief of staff. But late this afternoon, Wyden's deputy ...   More
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Wyden Supports Obama's Efforts in Libya's "Humanitarian Crisis"


U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is supporting President Obama's decision to launch U.S. forces in Libya—for the moment. Unlike Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) who voiced "serious concerns" about the Democratic president's Libya decision or Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) who had even more pointed criticisms, Wyden is stressing his support for U.S. action in Libya.“The violence of Colonel Gaddafi against ...   More
Friday, April 1, 2011 AILIN DARLING

Wyden's Son Starts Hedge Fund; No Money From Dad

Ron Wyden

 Bloomberg Businessweek is reporting that Adam Wyden, the 26-year-old son of U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), has started a hedge fund in the basement of the senator's DC home. Adam Wyden told the magazine he does not yet have any employees and has not gotten any money from his father. He's starting with a modest $3 million under management.“Right now it’s just me,” Adam Wyden, 26, said ...   More
Thursday, February 24, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS


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