DeFazio: Obama Should Use McChrystal Firing for Revisit of Afghanistan Policy


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U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) isn't shedding any tears over President Obama's decision to can Gen. Stanley McChrystal. The always-opinionated Lane County Democrat went on the House floor this week for a speech ridiculing McChrystal's approach in Afghanistan as a "fantasy." And DeFazio urged Obama to use the firing of McChrystal as a time to overhaul U.S. policy in a country that the congressman ...   More
 
Friday, June 25, 2010 HANK STERN

Don't Any Candidates Still List Their Party Affiliations?


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There's a new TV ad out from U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.). And the Lane County Democrat's ad, like others so far this campaign season from Democratic and Republican candidates, lacks much indication of party affiliation. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FTBE5WBc-A[/youtube] Fully recognizing that political parties are probably right down there in polls with reporters, I'm intrigued ...   More
 
Thursday, September 23, 2010 HANK STERN

Watch the Video: DeFazio to Obama on Larry Summers Leaving


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U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) has never been a fan of President Obama's economic team. In fact he's called for all of them to be fired. So DeFazio enjoyed a bit of grave-dancing this week on the House floor after Larry Summers, Obama's chief economic adviser, announced his departure. DeFazio says he only hopes Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is next. We're sure Summers will enjoy his ...   More
 
Friday, September 24, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

DeFazio's New Opponent: a Hedge Fund Billionaire


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Oregon's most interesting congressional race may not be the closest one. (That would likely be the race in the Fifth Congressional District between first-term Democratic incumbent Kurt Schrader and Republican challenger Scott Bruun.) Instead, it is the Fourth Congressional District race between 12-term Democratic incumbent Peter DeFazio and Republican challenger Art Robinson. DeFazio, who ...   More
 
Monday, October 18, 2010 MARK ZUSMAN

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