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  • Harney County voters solidly reject effort to oust county judge who opposed...(OREGON STANDOFF)

    06/30/2016 6:34:28 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 6/28/2016 | Les Zaitz
    Harney County Judge Steve Grasty on Tuesday beat a recall aimed at politically punishing him for standing up to occupation leader Ammon Bundy. Unofficial returns from Harney County Clerk Derrin "Dag" Robinson Tuesday night showed the recall failed 70 percent to 30 percent........
  • Oregon standoff: Case of possible misconduct by FBI in LaVoy Finicum shooting now before grand jury

    06/25/2016 4:27:31 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 26 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 6/23/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    The federal investigation into an FBI agent's apparent firing of gunshots at Robert "LaVoy" Finicum and the alleged FBI tampering with evidence at the scene has gone to a grand jury. Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles Gorder Jr. revealed the grand jury hearing in court papers Thursday explaining the government's desire to keep its memorandum about the inspector general's investigation into the FBI's handling of the Jan. 26 shooting out of the hands of defense lawyers. "The Declaration provides details of an ongoing investigation by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General, and concerns matters occurring before the...
  • Oregon Man First Legal ‘Gender Binary’

    06/22/2016 10:02:07 AM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Joseph Pelletier
    PORTLAND, Ore. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A circuit court judge has ruled an Oregon man can legally identify as "gender binary." Following a decision passed down by the Multnomah County judge, 52-year-old Jamie Shupe has become the first individual in the country to attain the legal classification of being neither male nor female. "I have my life back," Shupe stated after the court ruling last week. "I'm not a male. I'm not a female." The decision is being lauded by gay activist organizations, who argue "classic gender markers don't fit everybody," and the court decision will serve to help people "exist without...
  • Portland Votes on Foreclosures for First Time in 50 Years

    06/18/2016 5:04:42 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 15 June 2016 | gillian flaccus
    The Portland City Council voted Wednesday to move forward with a plan to foreclose on so-called "zombie homes" for the first time in 50 years as the city grapples with a swelling population and skyrocketing home costs that are locking new homeowners out of the market. Commissioners and the mayor voted 4-0 in favor of the plan, with one member absent. The vote targets five of the city's worst abandoned properties, the first part of a long-term plan to free up housing in an overheated market while clearing out squatters who have plagued developing neighborhoods outside the city's hip core...
  • Ammon Bundy, 4 co-defedants argue rights infringed by dual prosecutions in Ore., Nev. (ORE STANDOFF)

    06/18/2016 4:53:25 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 6/16/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Assistant federal public defender Rich Federico urged a panel from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday to ensure that Ammon Bundy and four co-defendants rights to due process and effective representation aren't jeopardized by their dual prosecutions in Oregon and Nevada. Federico began by citing a 1922 U.S. Supreme Court ruling which underscored that one person accused of crimes in two courts cannot be in two places at the same time. Though that case dealt with a person facing prosecution in federal and state courts, Federico told the panel that he couldn't find a similar case in...
  • Defense lawyers seek investigation reports into alleged FBI misconduct in Finicum shooting (OREGON)

    06/16/2016 2:32:21 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 6/15/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Defense lawyers in the Oregon standoff case want a federal judge to compel the government to turn over records from its investigation into the apparent firing of gunshots by a FBI Hostage Rescue Team member at Robert "LaVoy" Finicum and alleged tampering with shell casings after the Jan. 26 encounter. They're asking for all the reports developed by the Inspector General's Office of the U.S. Department of Justice and Oregon's Tri-County Major Incident Team led by the Deschutes County sheriff. "The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is investigating members of the FBI Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) for lying to crime-scene...
  • Some Portland State Students Upset at Students for Trump Display

    06/14/2016 7:23:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 14, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    From Campus Reform: A Students for Trump event at Portland State University was greeted with hostility Saturday when campus police officers tried to kick Trump’s supporters to the curb while protesters reacted hysterically to chants of “USA! USA!” Students for Trump began the event by erecting a wall on campus but campus security attempted to force the students to leave on the grounds that the wall was a “structure” rather than a “sign,” and thus violated university policies. However, the students were ultimately allowed to remain on campus but were harshly ridiculed by their peers, who called them “pathetic,” “idiot,”...
  • Minimum wage, maximum mess in Oregon

    06/12/2016 11:24:08 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2016 June 10 | Dan Springer
    When Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a minimum wage bill into law in March, it was the highest statewide wage floor in the U.S. It was also the most convoluted, setting three different wages and raise schedules depending on the area's population. ‎ Wages will rise to $12.50 in rural Oregon, $13.50 in mid-size regions and $14.75 in greater Portland, all by the year 2022. But before the ink was even dry, Democrats, who control the state House, Senate and governor's office, announced they wanted to change the bill that was rammed through in a five-week legislative session despite fierce...
  • Government Bullies Demand Access to Man’s Land For Absurd Reason, His Reply Letter Is EPIC

    06/12/2016 9:57:15 AM PDT · by SandRat · 30 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Matthew Johansen
    If you own something — a business, a home, a car, land, really anything — liberals don’t believe that’s really yours. You’re just allowed to have that because the government lets you! We saw this recently when the state of Oregon asked residents for access to their land to conduct a survey. One of the homeowners’ responses was so epic that it stopped them in their tracks, though — and will hopefully inspire others to do the same. “(Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife) staff will be conducting surveys for foothill yellow-legged frogs and other amphibians over the next few...
  • Accused bike thief lassoed by man on horse in Southern Oregon

    06/11/2016 12:47:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    etsystatic.com/ ^ | June 10, 2016 | katu staff
    EAGLE POINT, Ore. — An alleged bike thief was stopped in his tracks at a Walmart in Southern Oregon thanks to a man... on a horse... with a lasso. Photos shared with KATU's sister station KTVL in Medford show a cowboy hat-wearing man sitting atop a horse with his lasso around a slumped figure. IMAGES ON LINK!!!
  • Parking lot cowboy lassos bike thief outside Walmart

    06/11/2016 7:33:14 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 10, 2016
    Police say a rancher jumped on his horse and lassoed a man who was trying to steal a bicycle in the parking lot of an Oregon Walmart. The Medford Mail Tribune reports 28-year-old Robert Borba was at the Eagle Point store getting dog food Friday when he heard a woman screaming that someone was trying to steal her bike. The rancher says he quickly got his horse out of its trailer, grabbed a rope, rode over and lassoed the man and bicycle.
  • Judge dismisses one of the gun charges against Ammon Bundy, 7 co-defendants (Oregon Standoff)

    06/11/2016 5:15:55 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 6/10/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    A federal judge has dismissed the charge of using and carrying firearms in the course of a crime of violence against Ammon Bundy and seven co-defendants, finding the underlying conspiracy charge doesn't meet the legal definition of a "crime of violence". The ruling dismissing Count 3 in the federal indictment is the first major win for the defense in the pending case stemming from..... Defense lawyer Per C. Olson had argued in legal briefs and oral arguments for dismissal of Count 3 on behalf of his client, David Fry, and the others charged. Olson told the court that the government...
  • Rancher on horseback lassoes would-be bike bandit in Walmart parking lot

    An attempted bicycle theft in a Walmart parking lot was foiled by a cattle rancher on horseback, who chased the thief down and lassoed him until the local police in southern Oregon could arrive. David Stepp said that he had been sitting in his car nearby when he saw the cowboy trotting across the parking lot on his horse after the thief, who was trying to escape on the stolen bicycle. When the thief dismounted and tried to flee on foot, Stepp watched as the cowboy lassoed him by the ankle. The thief then grabbed a tree and held on...
  • Ninth Circuit Court: No Second Amendment Right to Conceal a Firearm

    06/09/2016 8:54:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 93 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 9, 2016 | Liz Sheld
    The Ninth Circuit Court has upheld the ruling of the lower court in the Edward Peruta v. County of San Diego case and affirmed the Second Amendment does not include a right to conceal a firearm. The Peruta case challenged the legality of denying permits to conceal and carry a firearm unless the applicant for a permit has "good reason" to do so. A three-judge panel initially ruled that the San Diego County Sheriff's Department did not have the right to deny the permit. The case was subsequently heard by the entire Ninth Circuit Court and their decision was...
  • 9th Court of Appeals - "No constitutional right to concealed carry"

    06/09/2016 11:02:03 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 113 replies
    NBC ^ | June 9,2016
  • Babysitter is arrested on abuse charges after outraged parents share their bruised son's horrific...

    06/07/2016 2:36:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | June 6, 2016 | Regina F. Graham and Khaleda Rahman For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Babysitter is arrested on abuse charges after outraged parents share their bruised son's horrific injuries on Facebook The babysitter accused of abusing a one-year-old boy has been arrested and charged in Oregon after social media users demanded action to be taken by authorities and officials. Markell Hilaire, 27, is facing charges of criminal mistreatment and assault for an incident parents Joshua Marbury and Alicia Quinney claimed left their son, Jacob, with a bruise shaped like a hand print on his face. Hilaire - who is a friend of the child's father - was arrested Friday after thousands of...
  • Oregon GOP rally behind Trump as only choice

    06/05/2016 11:17:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Bend Bulletin ^ | June 5, 2016 | Taylor W. Anderson
    SALEM — In the parking lot at the Republican state convention Saturday, the bumpers of several cars captured the story of some of the hundreds of party insiders inside: Donald Trump wasn’t a top choice, but we’ll rally behind him. Dozens of cars at the state fairgrounds in Salem donned stickers and magnets supporting the party’s slate of statewide and congressional candidates, conservative causes and various current and former Republican presidential candidates. But on another car, and at least one more like it, stickers summed up the second-choice vibe of a few party members inside. One sported stickers in support...
  • Federal judge allows release of Oregon standoff defendants Jake Ryan, Travis Cox

    06/03/2016 5:35:17 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 6/2/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    A federal judge Thursday allowed for the pretrial release of two more defendants facing federal conspiracy charges in the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones released Jake Ryan, 27, to his parents in Plains, Montana, after questioning Ryan's father under oath. In a separate hearing, the judge ordered defendant Travis Cox, 21, released to his mother in central Oregon. Both face a host of conditions, including curfews and travel restrictions. With the two orders, 15 of the 26 defendants charged with conspiracy have been granted pretrial release. Eleven remain in custody, including...
  • BREAKING=> TRUMP Camp Releases List of 9 of 15 States In-Play This Cycle Including NY and California

    05/29/2016 5:12:30 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 145 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/29/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump announced this weekend he puts 15 states potentially into play in the general election this year. The states include: — Ohio — Florida — Virginia — Minnesota — Michigan — Pennsylvania — Wisconsin — New York — Maine — California ** Plus Donald Trump is beating Hillary Clinton in the latest Oregon poll and is essentially tied with Hillary in New Hampshire -two more traditional blue states. And Hillary Clinton hasn’t even been indicted yet!
  • Assisted Suicide Is “Putting People Down”

    05/07/2016 8:22:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2016 | Richard Weikhart
    Last year the UK TV personality Ursula Presgrave generated controversy by her Facebook posting: “Anyone born with down syndrome should be put down, it’s just cruel to let them lead a pointless life of a vegetable.” Aside from the remarkable ignorance she displays about people with Down Syndrome, I’m troubled by the dehumanizing rhetoric. She thinks we should “put down” some of our fellow human beings, as though they are nothing but animals. It may seem at first glance that her comments have no real connection to the assisted suicide debate, because she is calling for murder, not suicide. However,...
  • Another Shock Poll Leaves Team Clinton Stunned – Trump Leads In Oregon

    05/29/2016 5:19:45 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 58 replies
    D c whispers ^ | 5-29-16
    Donald Trump’s crossover appeal, long ignored by the majority of the Mainstream Media, is front and center once again in the liberal bastion that is Oregon State. (Dominated by urban center Portland) And look at that lead among independent voters – a nearly +30 advantage!
  • Transgender Issue Strikes Oregon Women’s Shelter

    05/29/2016 11:41:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 59 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Bob Price
    Oregon women seeking shelter from homelessness or abusive men are being forced to share sleeping and bathroom facilities with men who “self-identify” as a woman. State anti-discrimination laws in that state require these women’s shelters to take in men who “self-identify” as a woman, a sheltered woman reported. Malka Davis was trying to find shelter, like many other women, from living on the streets after running out of options, she wrote in an opinion piece in The Oregonian. While returning to the shelter one day, Davis noticed several of her female shelter companions in distress. She said one woman had...
  • ‘Splodey Head Alert – Oregon Poll: Donald Trump 53%, Hillary Clinton 26% (Independents)…

    05/28/2016 9:42:13 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 87 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 29, 2016 | sundance
    Oh my. A recent Clout Research poll from the State of Oregon (full pdf below), not exactly well known as a bastion of all things republican, shows candidate Donald Trump beating Hillary Clinton 44 to 42%. However, with Independent Voters, Donald Trump is CRUSHING Hillary Clinton by 27 points 53% to 26%. The Monster Vote effect:
  • Oregon General Election Voters Give Edge to Trump overHillary

    05/28/2016 6:35:01 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 76 replies
    Clout Research ^ | May 28, 2016 | Fritz Wenzel
    The survey of Oregon voters statewide showed that, in a prospective General Election match-up between presumptive Republican Party nominee Donald Trump and likely Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton, Trump leads by a small margin, 44% to 42%, with 13% yet undecided.
  • Oregon woman touches another woman’s private parts aboard flight from Las Vegas

    05/27/2016 6:47:23 PM PDT · by drewh · 63 replies
    An Oregon woman touched another woman’s breasts and genitals without her consent on a flight to Portland Sunday night, police said. Heidi McKinney, 26, was arrested on third-degree sex abuse charges when Alaska Airlines Flight 621 from Las Vegas landed at Portland International Airport, according to a police report obtained by The Smoking Gun. Port of Portland police said McKinney fondled the woman as the aircraft traveled over Oregon. The other passenger told investigators McKinney touched her without her approval. N.J. WOMAN TESTIFIES AGAINST AIRPLANE PERV WHO GROPED HER Multnomah County Sheriff’s detention officers released her on bail Monday in...
  • Ammon Bundy retains new lawyer, former Utah State Rep. J. Morgan Philpot from Molalla (OR Standoff)

    05/27/2016 3:49:11 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Ammon Bundy. the leader of the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, has retained a new lawyer, J. Morgan Philpot, a former Utah state representative who born in Molalla, Oregon. Late Wednesday, Eugene-based attorney Mike Arnold, who was retained by Bundy after his Jan. 26 arrest, filed a notice of "substitution of counsel," for Philpot. "He is intimately familiar with land use issues central to the Malheur protest," Arnold said in a prepared statement. Arnold has been an outspoken advocate and defender of Bundy. His courthouse step pronouncements and social media postings drew complaints to the Oregon State...
  • Feds admit FBI agents shouldn't have questioned Oregon standoff defendant David Fry

    05/26/2016 3:57:33 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 5/25/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    FBI agents shouldn't have questioned Oregon standoff figure David Fry after taking him into custody Feb. 11 because his attorney already had invoked Fry's right to remain silent, federal prosecutors admitted Wednesday. "The government acknowledges that agents should not have questioned him," Assistant U.S.Attorney Ethan Knight wrote in a legal brief. Fry's attorney, Per C. Olson, had contacted Knight and Oregon's federal public defender earlier Feb. 11, asking them to contact the FBI to relay his request to speak with Fry and his desire that Fry not answer any questions from police once he was arrested. Olson contacted Knight at...
  • Legislators Blast DOJ Double Standard: Rancher Finicum vs. Occupy Leftists

    05/24/2016 3:17:09 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 24 May 2016 | William F. Jasper
    Seven state legislators from Arizona have called upon the attorneys general of the states of Arizona, Nevada “and any other states with standing,” to bring legal action against Oregon law-enforcement officials and prosecutors, as well as against the FBI, over the shooting death this past January of Arizona rancher Robert Lavoy Finicum. In a letter to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt, the Arizona lawmakers contrast the extreme treatment accorded Finicum, the Bundy ranching family, and their supporters versus the kid-glove treatment given to the violent and destructive leftist demonstrators of the various “Occupy”...
  • Transgender Teacher Gets $60k After Co-Workers Won’t Call Her ‘They’

    05/24/2016 10:35:10 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/23/2016 | Blake Neff
    A “transmasculine” teacher at an Oregon elementary school has been awarded $60,000 by her school district as compensation for harassment she claims to have suffered on the job, including being referred to by the wrong pronoun. The school conducted an internal investigation after Soell complained, but found no proof of harassment. The state’s labor commissioner, Brad Avakian, forced a bakery to pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple they wouldn’t bake a cake for, and he has also compelled a bar owner to pay a whopping $400,000 to a group of transgender customers he tried to ban from his bar. Eager...
  • Transgender Teacher Gets $60k After Co-Workers Won’t Call Her ‘They’

    05/24/2016 8:21:50 AM PDT · by PROCON · 97 replies
    dailycaller ^ | May 23, 2016 | Blake Neff
    A “transmasculine” teacher at an Oregon elementary school has been awarded $60,000 by her school district as compensation for harassment she claims to have suffered on the job, including being referred to by the wrong pronoun. According to The Oregonian, Leo Soell was born a woman, but now prefers to identify as “transmasculine” and “genderqueer,” meaning she does not consider herself to be male or female. After getting breast cancer in late 2014, she had her breasts amputated to create a more masculine appearance and changed her name to Leo. Once she returned from medical school in May, 2015, Soell...
  • Conspiracy charge in Oregon standoff case can 'chill' political dissent, defense lawyer says

    05/24/2016 3:58:55 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 5/23/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    A federal conspiracy charge against 25 occupiers accused of stopping federal officers from doing their work at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is constitutionally vague and has the potential to "chill the most crucial First Amendment activity"-political dissent, defense lawyer Amy Baggio argued Monday. The charge provides a "sphere of protection" for federal employees, but it's so broadly worded that it could restrict free speech and assembly designed to criticize the federal government and how its employees exercise their duties, Baggio said. "This statute can chill, it can threatened not only First Amendment expression but the Second Amendment right to...
  • 'Gigantic' corporate tax hike likely headed to Oregon voters

    05/23/2016 7:40:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2016 7:33 PM EDT | Kristena Hansen
    A massive $2.8 billion annual corporate tax hike is likely headed to Oregon voters in November, a move that could create the most aggressive tax climate for big business of any state in the nation. The ballot proposal comes as raising taxes on the wealthy and large corporations is at the forefront of a national debate — especially among Democratic progressives such as Bernie Sanders and much of Oregon’s electorate — about how to close the gaping economic disparities between rich and poor in a post-Great Recession era. The proposal’s labor-union backers are just one step from getting the measure...
  • Portland (OR) school board votes to BAN books that question or deny climate change from classroom

    05/22/2016 4:25:13 PM PDT · by matt04 · 42 replies
    School officials in Portland, Oregon, have banned books questioning climate change from the classroom. The city's public school board voted last week that any material saying climate change doesn't exist or that humans are not at fault should be removed. The resolution also directs school staff to develop an implementation plan for 'curriculum and educational opportunities that address climate change and climate justice in all Portland Public Schools.' The measure was passed even though the Oregon Institute of Science and medicine is circulating a petition which states: 'there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane,...
  • Primed To Fight The Government - WaPo hit piece

    05/21/2016 6:23:07 PM PDT · by Little Pig · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/21/2016 | Kevin Sullivan
    REDMOND, Ore. — B.J. Soper took aim with his AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and fired a dozen shots at a human silhouette target. Soper’s wife and their 16-year-old daughter practiced drawing pistols. Then Soper helped his 4-year-old daughter, in pink sneakers and a ponytail, work on her marksmanship with a .22-caliber rifle. Deep in the heart of a vast U.S. military training ground, surrounded by spent shotgun shells and juniper trees blasted to shreds, the Central Oregon Constitutional Guard was conducting its weekly firearms training. “The intent is to be able to work together and defend ourselves if we need to,”...
  • Portland public schools ban textbooks that cast doubt on climate change

    05/22/2016 9:03:44 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    Portland public schools ban textbooks that cast doubt on climate change | Fox News The Portland Public Schools board voted last week to ban any materials that cast doubt on climate change, the Portland Tribune reported. According to the resolution passed May 17, the school district must remove any textbooks and other materials that suggest climate change is not occurring or that says human beings are not responsible for it. “A lot of the text materials are kind of thick with the language of doubt, and obviously the science says otherwise,” said Bill Bigelow, a former Portland public school teacher...
  • PSU students stage ‘die-in’ to demand disarming of police (Oregon)

    05/21/2016 1:49:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 12, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski, Investigative Reporter
    Hundreds of students at Portland State University shut down traffic Tuesday while staging a die-in to protest the school’s armed public safety officers. “So, I do believe I have mentioned the die-in before—what that entails is a lot of us who are abused so to say…we’re going to be laying down in the street outside so [the president] can see us so he knows what the Board of Trustees does to us, which is it kills us,” one protester explained. A video published by Vidmax shows nearly 200 students proceeding to lay down in the middle of traffic causing a...
  • Amid Shouts of 'Shame,' House GOP Defeats Gay Rights Measure

    05/19/2016 5:37:10 PM PDT · by massmike · 63 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com/ ^ | 05/19/2016 | ERICA WERNER
    Democrats shouted "Shame! Shame!," but seven Republicans switched their votes and defeated a measure to protect gay rights. The final vote was 213-212 after the chaos on the House floor. That was enough to defeat an amendment by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., aimed at upholding an executive order that bars discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors. Maloney and other Democrats were incensed. "They literally snatched discrimination from the jaws of equality," Maloney said. He said he had approached Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., as McCarthy worked on GOP colleagues to vote against the measure. McCarthy told Maloney to...
  • FBI interrogation of Oregon refuge holdout David Fry called into question (Oregon Standoff)

    05/20/2016 4:32:06 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 5/18/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Two FBI agents questioned David Fry immediately after his Feb. 11 arrest at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge despite prior notice by Fry's court-appointed lawyer objecting to any interrogation and invoking Fry's right to remain silent, court records reveal. Attorney Per C. Olson has asked the court to order the government to turn over communications between federal prosecutors and any law enforcement officers involved in the arrest, detention and questioning of Fry that day. Fry was one of the last four holdouts......_
  • First Oregon Standoff defendant pleads guily to federal conspiracy charge

    05/20/2016 4:03:19 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 5/19/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Corey Lequieu pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to impede federal officer at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, becoming the first of 26 defendants indicted on the charge to admit using threats, intimidation or force to take over the federal bird sanctuary and keep federal workers out. Federal prosecutors will recommend that Lequieu spend two-and-a-half years in prison. Lequieu, 46, must pay restitution to the government, an amount yet to be determined, and waived any right to an appeal. He will remain in custody pending his Aug. 25 sentencing...... As part of the plea deal, the government agreed not to level...
  • Portland State Students Stage “Die-In” Because Cops Carry Guns

    05/19/2016 8:55:58 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 45 replies
    thefederalistpaper ^ | Robert Gehl
    This week, students at Portland State University decided to take a break from whatever studies they have and make fools of themselves. They staged a “die-in” to protest the fact that police carry guns. That’s right. They want officers unarmed. “So, I do believe I have mentioned the die-in before—what that entails is a lot of us who are abused so to say…we’re going to be laying down in the street outside so [the president] can see us so he knows what the Board of Trustees does to us, which is it kills us,” one protester explained. The video...
  • Trump easily wins Oregon Republican race (Welcome new votes from Camp-Bernie)

    05/18/2016 6:32:01 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 44 replies
    Portland Tribune ^ | May 18, 2016 | Geoff Pursinger
    Donald Trump further cemented his claim after winning big in Oregon on Tuesday ....promising during his Eugene rally to carry the state during the general election. If Trump manages that feat, he’d be the first Republican to win Oregon in the general election since Ronald Reagan in 1984. “Congratulations to THE MOVEMENT,” Trump tweeted... “We've just won THE GREAT STATE OF OREGON. The vote percentage is higher than anticipated! Thank you.” [67%] William Joseph Fields ... was a LIFELONG DEMOCRAT before he SWITCHED HIS PARTY AFFILIATION ...TO SUPPORT TRUMP. “I was a complete and utter Bernie supporter,” he said standing...
  • Clinton, Sanders split Democrat nominating contests in Oregon, Kentucky

    05/18/2016 2:38:51 AM PDT · by Ken H · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 18, 2016 | GINGER GIBSON AND EMILY STEPHENSON
    Democrat candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders each picked up primary wins on Tuesday in yet another demonstration of how divided the party is in the drawn-out national race to win the nomination for November's general election. Clinton narrowly defeated Sanders in Kentucky, a state where she was not expected to win. Sanders bested her in Oregon, a state that played to his strengths.
  • Bernie Sanders Takes Oregon, Looks to California

    05/18/2016 3:08:15 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 55 replies
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, victor over Hillary Clinton in the Oregon primary on Tuesday, told supporters in California that he is pressing on with his campaign and would win there on June 7.
  • Oregon Exit Polls: Sanders SKYROCKETS, Kentucky: Close Race

    05/17/2016 4:30:49 PM PDT · by drewh · 71 replies
    evidence points to a Sanders Sweep in the Beaver State, according to Oregon sources. Meanwhile, Kentucky is shaping up to be a big battle and a nail biter
  • LIVE THREAD: Oregon/Kentucky Primary Day and Returns

    05/17/2016 10:49:28 AM PDT · by Suz in AZ · 577 replies
    Oregon Primary is today, Tuesday May 17, 2016. Results will begin being posted at 8:00 pm PDT (11 pm EDT). Come on in, kick off your shoes and enjoy the fun!
  • New poll shows Hillary Clinton topping Sanders, Trump in Oregon(Hillary 48%,Sanders 33%; Trump +31%)

    05/16/2016 8:01:36 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 46 replies
    kptv ^ | May 10, 2016 7:37 PM MST | Staff
    A new voter survey conducted for Fox 12 and Oregon Public Broadcasting shows ... According to the results from DHM Research, if the primary vote tallies match typical numbers, Clinton could beat Sanders by 15 percent. Though gender seems to play little role in voter preference, voters are split by age when it comes to candidate support. In voters older than 45, Clinton sees twice the support of Sanders, but in those younger than 45, the Vermont senator has three times the support as the former secretary of state. Clinton is also polling stronger with those who vote more frequently,...
  • Oregon could be a swing state in 2016

    05/16/2016 5:18:26 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    statespoll.com ^ | May 16, 2016
    Oregon is generally considered as Blue State. Yes, still it is. But Oregon has a potential to be a swing state in 2016. 1. Party Affiliation (2014). Oregon Party Affiliation didn’t change much in last 2 years. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/27/state-party-registration_n_5399977.html Democrats 39% Republican 31% Independents 30% Considering 49% would be a winning numbers. If TRUMP gets 15% of the Democrats, 90% of the Republican, 55% of the Independent. 39%(DEM) X 12% + 31%(Rep) x 90% + 30%(Inde) x 55% = 49.08%. 2. Racial Demogrpahics. Voters Shares(considering Turnouts) in 2016, it would be White 89% | Hispanic 6.5% | Black 2% | Asian...
  • Messages on church reader board stir controversy (Libtards outraged over biblical truth)

    05/16/2016 6:32:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    KATU News ^ | May 16, 2016 | Stephen Mayer
    HOOD RIVER, Ore. (KATU) - The view from the Belmont Drive Missionary Baptist Church is beautiful, but many say the messages outside the church are downright ugly. The reader board now displays two messages. The first reads, "Wake up Christians. Allah is not our God. Muhammad not greater than Jesus." The second says, "Only the Bible is God's word. 'Holy book.' Koran is just another book." "I literally had to stop and back up and make sure I saw what I saw, and I was profoundly offended and upset by it," Eric Cohn said. [Snip] "I was really annoyed...
  • Muslims Demand “Bigoted” Church Sign Removal, Pastor Has Perfect Reply

    05/16/2016 4:48:19 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 107 replies
    Mad world news ^ | May 15, 2016 | Dom the conservative
    Expecting the peaceful pastor to cave, they were shocked and enraged when he not only refused to remove it, but offered the perfect response. Belmont Drive Missionary Baptist Church in Oregon has caused a disturbing stir in self-important hypocrites who believe that Islam is a supreme religion that should never be criticized. The church in Hood River has caused the thought police to sound the alarm on bigotry, proving their own intolerance. WSBT rushed to the scene of a political correctness crime, in which the Baptist church displayed a message on their sign declaring, “Wake up Christians. Allah is not...
  • Welcome to a Bernie Sanders Wiccan ritual

    05/15/2016 1:38:58 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 24 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 14, 2016 | Chris Megerian
    Participants were “smudged,” meaning the smoke from the sweetgrass was wafted over them before they could enter the sacred circle and begin a Wiccan ritual to support Sanders ahead of Oregon’s primary on Tuesday. “Welcome to the ‘Feeling the Bern ritual,’” Leigha Lafleur, 41, told the gathering as she prepared to lead them in the “amplification of positive energy of Bernie Sanders and the progressive movement.”