Protesters Demand Wyden Include A Public Health Care Option

Dozens of protesters chanted outside Sen. Ron Wyden's office (1220 SW 3rd Avenue) this afternoon for 30 minutes to demand the Oregon Democrat consider a public health care option. Wyden has worked for a long time on a health care system overhaul, as he explained in this WW interview, in hopes of providing individuals with more and cheaper health care options. But he has taken a good deal of ...   More
Thursday, July 9, 2009 Katie Litvin

What Ron Wyden Thinks About What President Obama Thinks About Wyden's Health Care Proposal

There were a couple of "money quotes" in today's story in The Oregonian about President Obama's response to the Healthy Americans Act proposed by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). Obama was quoted in the roundtable with The O's Charles Pope and other reporters as saying he agreed with "90 percent" of Wyden's thinking on the topic but that parts of the plan were too "radical" for the country. Guess ...   More
Thursday, July 2, 2009 HANK STERN

Ron Wyden Targeted in New TV Ad on Health Care

[youtube][/youtube] A coalition called Health Care For America Now announced today that it is spending $1.1 million to broadcast a health care ad campaign in 10 states over the next 10 days, with the version on our airwaves tailored to ...   More
Friday, June 19, 2009 HANK STERN

Ron Wyden Adds Marco Hernandez As The Sixth Name to Judges' List

Amid criticism from some lawyers in Oregon's legal community, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) wrote the White House today to add a sixth name to the list of five candidates he's forwarding to the Obama administration to fill two federal judicial vacancies. The sixth person is Washington County Circuit Court Judge Marco Hernandez, who was on an earlier, larger list of candidates under consideration ...   More
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Tuesday Morning TV: Ron Wyden Says To Watch Him Grill Nominee About Helicopter Tours Over Crater Lakes

Talk that Crater Lake might be opened up to helicopter tours has U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) promising a fight. And what better way for a lawmaker to land a blow than a full-blown congressional hearing in which the Obama administration's nominee to head the National Park Service comes up for confirmation. That's what happening Tuesday, July 28 when Wyden promises to ask that nominee, Jonathan ...   More
Monday, July 27, 2009 HANK STERN

Follow-Up To The Flap Over Oregon's Federal Judicial Selection Process

Earlier this week, WW published a story about the selection process for two open federal judgeships in Oregon. The selection committee, which was appointed by U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, chose five straight white males as finalists for the highly coveted $174,000-a-year positions. Wyden chief of staff Josh Kardon, who oversaw the process for Oregon's senior senator, took strong exception ...   More
Friday, July 24, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Wyden, Other 'Centrists' Seek to Slow Health Reform

The Huffington Post is reporting that U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and five other senators have sent a letter to Democratic and Republican leaders urging them to slow down Congress's efforts to bring universal health care. Wyden and Co. are already taking a beating on liberal blogs, with the Huffington Post story dubbing them a "gang of six." "The organized effort to slow down the process ...   More
Friday, July 17, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Wyden Recommends Five for Federal Judgeships

As reported earlier, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) took the lead on filling recommending candidates for two judicial vacancies in U.S. District Court in Portland (U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley is also involved in the process but as Oregon's senior senator, Wyden is in the driver's seat on these appointments made by the president). Appointments to the federal bench are for life and the job pays about ...   More
Thursday, July 16, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

VA Head In PDX for Q-&-A On New GI Bill

Some of you may remember former Army Chief of Staff Eric Shinseki for publicly breaking in 2003 with the Bush administration over estimated troop requirements for the Iraq war, and then being vindicated in 2007 when the U.S. sent in more troops to stabilize the country. Shinseki, now Secretary of Veterans Affairs, visited Portland today to co-host a roundtable at Portland State University with ...   More
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 Aaron Mendelson

U.S. Attorney, U.S. Marshal Candidates Named: Updated

Sen. Ron Wyden's office has released the names of those whom a selection committee jointly named by Wyden and Sen. Jeff Merkley will interview for open U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshal positions. After two currently open federal judgeships, the U.S. Attorney for Oregon and U.S. Marshal positions are among the prime federal political appointments for which locals are eligible. It's worth ...   More
Saturday, September 26, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS


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