Video: Peter DeFazio on the House Democratic Revolt


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Below is one of the TV interviews Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) has given after leading this week's House Democratic revolt against President Obama's tax deal with Republicans. In this interview with The Big Picture, DeFazio tells an empathetic Thom Hartmann (starting at about the 2:40 mark) that the backlash against Obama's deal is "unprecedented" during his 24 years in the House, and that he ...   More
 
Friday, December 10, 2010 HANK STERN

John Kroger vs. Jamie Lee Curtis


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Attorney General John Kroger today announced a settlement with the Dannon yogurt company, which has apparently been making unsupportable health claims, some of them through these TV ads by actress Jamie Lee Curtis. Here's one of the ads: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9j9nRJgX5iQ[/youtube] And here's the statement by Kroger's spokesman, Tony Green: Attorney General John Kroger ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

One Year-End List Worth Reading


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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 HANK STERN

More on Wikileaks from Berkeley and Ron Paul


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A quick follow on WW's Wikileaks piece today in which Oregon congressmen and others weighed in on the question of publishing classified State Department cables. The City Council in Berkeley, Calif. tabled a resolution Tuesday night calling the Army private charged with leaking the information to Wikileaks a hero, but may reconsider it at a later date. And KPOJ's Carl Wolfson called my attention ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 HANK STERN

This Football Thing in Alabama is Serious


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Monday, December 20, 2010 HANK STERN

Live Long and Prosper ... and Donate Blood on New Year's Day


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Strap on your space suits and guzzle some orange juice: it's a blood drive battle of intergalactic proportions. In addition to nurses with needles, get ready for real-live* Stormtroopers and Klingons at the Red Cross' New Year's Day blood drive at the Portland Donor Center. Blood and platelet donors will be allowed to vote for their favorite space squad (and pose for photos with the warriors, ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 REBECCA JACOBSON

Kulongoski: Too Many People In Prison


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No politician wants to be viewed as soft on crime. But Gov. Ted Kulongoski, in an exit interview with us earlier this month, made the impolitic observation in the video clip below that this state has gone too far in prison building. He also talked about his next career and how he would like to work on corrections issues. (Hint-turn up the volume.) Our Q & A with Kulongoski will be in the ...   More
 
Thursday, December 30, 2010 MARK ZUSMAN

This Football Thing in Alabama is Serious, Chapter II


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While waiting (and waiting and waiting) for the Jan. 10 championship game between Auburn and Oregon, the mind tends to wander. Last week, we wrote about how college football in Alabama is taken very, very seriously. This week, we note one more example from the video archives of the state's football passion. Below is a much-watched chestnut from December 2008, in which one very distraught ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 HANK STERN

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