Earl Blumenauer Vs. George Will On The House Floor


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[youtube 0_0RKWfO37s] As reported here yesterday, George Will mocked Portland in a column this week for Newsweek as a place that "liberals hope is a harbinger of America's future. Portland's ambassador for all things sustainable, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, then responded via Twitter, as noted on Blue Oregon, to the affront by inviting Will to come to Portland for a throwdown debate. And now the ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 HANK STERN

Look What Convention Is Coming to Portland In 2010


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Who says Portland needs to gamble on a convention center hotel to land conventions? We learned this morning from Poker News Daily that the National Council on Problem Gambling is coming to town next June 10-12. This year's convention in Indianapolis drew 350 people, most of whom are counselors. And we also learn there's another Oregon connection to the issues facing the council. U.S. Rep. ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 HANK STERN

Aging Pipes And Sewers Vs. Tax on Soda and Soap


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Here's a question: Would you pay a tax on soda, soap and toilet paper if you knew the money would go toward fixing "corroded pipes and overburdened sewer systems" nationwide? We ask because U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is co-sponsoring a bill that would create an infrastructure fund to tackle those repairs. And the funding mechanism that Blumenauer and other sponsors want to tap in what ...   More
 
Thursday, July 16, 2009 HANK STERN

Earl Blumenauer On End of Life Care


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Thursday, July 30, 2009 HANK STERN

Lars Larson vs. Earl Blumenauer: The Highlights


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Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and radio's Lars Larson went national last night with the debate over the congressman's health care proposal that would require Medicare to reimburse physicians for discussing end-of-life choices with patients. The back story for their appearances on MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews" is that Blumenauer has been angry that some Republicans and their amen chorus ...   More
 
Friday, July 31, 2009 HANK STERN

Killing Health Care Reform: Where are Wu, Schrader and DeFazio?


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For those of us who are so sickened watching the slow death of comprehensive health-care reform that we may have to see a doctor ourselves, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and other progressive House members have provided some welcome relief. Blumenauer and 56 other House lawmakers signed a letter last week saying they won't support any health-care legislation that doesn't include a strong ...   More
 
Monday, August 3, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

David Wu's Town Hall Meeting: Round Two


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U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) took the floor at Good Samaritan Hospital Tuesday afternoon to face critics for a second day in a row. And despite an onslaught of criticism about healthcare reform, he called both meetings "civil discussions." Only about 60 people were allowed into the meeting out of a crowd of hundreds who began lining up along Northwest 22nd Avenue at 8 am. The randomly selected ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 Allison Ferre

Is This 1997? More Bill Clinton News


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Former President Clinton certainly had a lot to say last night in his appearance at Netroots Nation. First, Clinton got into it with a blogger over his record on gay rights when he was president. And, according to The New York Times, the ex-president stood up for the healthcare provision backed by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) that would require Medicare reimbursement for voluntary end-of-life ...   More
 
Friday, August 14, 2009 HANK STERN

Earl Blumenauer v. Sarah Palin


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U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer may not be attending town hall meetings on health care to defend his reasonable proposal on end-of-life discussions between docs and their patients. But the Oregon Democrat is plenty ticked off at former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for calling his proposal "inherently evil" and lying about what it would do as a means of scaring people. Maybe he should challenge her to a ...   More
 
Thursday, August 13, 2009 HANK STERN

Earl Blumenauer Changes Tune on Federal Recognition of Gay Marriage (UPDATED)


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U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) wants to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which denies gays and lesbians federal legal recognition of marriage. Blumenauer's decision to join with 68 other federal lawmakers to sign onto a bill — the Respect For Marriage Act —that would repeal DOMA may not seem surprising since his east Portland district is very liberal. But it's actually a reversal ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Amanda Ingram

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