Congressman David Wu Acknowledges Use of Prescription Painkillers

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U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) acknowledged today in a statement to WW that he used prescription painkillers  last fall in the run-up to his election campaign, a period that is now the subject of intense national scrutiny.As first reported by WW on the afternoon of Feb. 18, the Democratic congressman behaved bizarrely in a string of unusual pre-election incidents that included the Oregon lawmaker ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

David Wu Tells Good Morning America "I'm in a Good Place Now"

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 U.S. Rep. David Wu went on ABC's Good Morning America for an interview this morning to take specific questions for the first time about his erratic behavior in the final days of the 2010 campaign.After explaining last fall "was a very difficult time" for him, the Oregon Democrat said he sought both counseling and medication then and continues to do so."I did some things, said some things I sincerely ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 HANK STERN

Meta Alert: What Other Media Outlets Say About The David Wu Piece

David Wu

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In case you're wondering (I was) what our friends in the media are saying about the David Wu piece that WW broke on Friday afternoon, here's a handy summary of commentary on the Oregon Democrat.Wonkette suspects Wu may be a "furry."The Gawker piece written by WW alum Adrian Chen includes a multiple-choice quiz about what's going on in the photo and opines that Wu looks "cute."And Seattle Weekly jokes ...   More
 
Monday, February 21, 2011 HANK STERN

Documents Show Congressman David Wu's Staff “Threatened to Shut Down His Campaign”

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U.S. Rep. David Wu’s behavior grew so erratic in the final weeks before his re-election last November that the Oregon Democrat’s closest political advisers staged two of what some of them termed “interventions” to urge him to seek psychiatric help, WW has learned.Wu played down their concerns. Several staffers and consultants left his employ after the confrontations. Wu responded to written ...   More
 
Friday, February 18, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Obama Visits Oregon Next Week

Obama and Kitzhaber

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 This afternoon President Obama's office announced he will come to Oregon next week to talk about education during a visit to Intel in Hillsboro. And that visit creates two interesting local questions for political obsessives about whether a couple elected officials will be around to greet the president on Friday, Feb. 18.One of the questions stems from when Obama last came to Oregon in October ...   More
 
Friday, February 11, 2011 by

Look Who's Invited to Dinner at The White House


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Today's withering front-page piece in The Oregonian about the mass staff defections from the office of Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.)—and the congressman's run of bizarre behavior—apparently isn't a disqualifier from getting the nod to an invite to a state dinner at the White House. The guest list for tonight's state dinner (PDF) for Chinese President Hu Jintao includes Wu, a long-time critic of China's ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 HANK STERN

David Wu's Election Day and Night


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As Democrats nationwide nervously await election returns to see how many of their congressional incumbents get unseated, let's turn our attention to Oregon's First Congressional District. U.S. Rep. David Wu is trying for a seventh term representing a northwest Oregon district that includes the west side of Portland and Washington County. He had a 13-point lead over Republican challenger Rob ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Jason Slotkin

Geez, That Looks Like a Dude to Us


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We don't envy TV reporters the heavy lifting of election coverage while on camera. But that doesn't prevent us from pointing out their screw-ups. Above is a screen shot from KGW-TV tonight showing Republican Jaime Herrera the winner in Washington's Third Congressional District. OK. Problem is, the picture is instead that of David Wu, the incumbent Democratic congressman from Oregon's First ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 MARK ZUSMAN

Wu-Hoo: Supporters Cheer One Winning Democratic Congressman


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Just after 10 pm tonight, six-term U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) entered the downtown Portland Hilton's large ballroom to chants of "WU! WU! WU!" and claps from more than 150 cheering supporters. Overcoming his Republican opponent Rob Cornilles in the First Congressional District, Wu was one of Oregon's four Democratic incumbent House members (along with Democrat Ron Wyden in the Senate) who weren't ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Jason Slotkin

Peter DeFazio Isn't the Only Oregon Democrat Unhappy with Nancy Pelosi


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Before we put the recent unsuccessful rebellion by some House Democrats against Speaker (and soon-to-be Minority Leader) Nancy Pelosi to rest, it's worth noting that U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio wasn't the only Oregon Democratic rep unhappy with Pelosi. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.), who isn't usually as outspoken as DeFazio, also told Pelosi, "Under these circumstances, I would have resigned," according ...   More
 
Thursday, November 18, 2010 HANK STERN

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