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  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 March 2014

    03/30/2014 3:27:47 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 153 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 30 March 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 30th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Angus King, I-Maine; John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Michael Leiter, former White House adviser on counterterrorism.FACE THE NATION (CBS): NCAA President Mark Emmert; Michael Hayden, former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency; Michael Morrell, former deputy CIA director and member of NSA Surveillance Review Group; Cmdr. William J. Marks, U.S. Navy 7th Fleet, which is involved in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet.THIS WEEK...
  • Can Obama blame Congress if it didn't know about April FISA Court ruling? (Verizon/Snowden/NSA

    06/09/2013 8:13:58 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 3 replies
    6/9/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    How can Obama blame Congress if the April FISA ruling concerned Verizon, and if it was a secret ruling until the Snowden leak (that is if Edward Snowden did leak it)? I mean, if it WAS until recently a secret, how could Congress have known and thus possibly be to blame for any part of this?
  • Dem Senator: ‘Clearly the Administration Has Not Followed the Law’

    06/07/2013 7:46:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 7, 2013 | Bridget Johnson
    Privacy stalwarts peel away from White House on the left while on the right Rand Paul sees his signature issue ascend. As this week drew to a close, the scandal trifecta of Benghazi, IRS targeting and snooping on journalists seemed so five days ago. The late-week revelation that the National Security Agency accessed the Verizon phone records of millions of Americans snowballed within a day as more phone companies were included and operation PRISM, which involved agreements with nine Internet companies to monitor email and web activity, put the Obama administration on the defense. The main White House defense is...
  • Editorial: Sen. Wyden disappoints, fails to deliver meaningful timber plan

    05/30/2013 5:58:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    The News-Review ^ | May 29, 2013
    U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden’s long-anticipated plan for the Oregon & California Railroad trust lands amounts to a bold call for — input. Anyone who thought that Wyden would propose something specific has to be disappointed. Nevertheless, people as prominent and impatient as Gov. John Kitzhaber dutifully issued stilted remarks thanking Wyden for his “leadership.” Tongues had to be firmly in cheek. No one dared point out that the chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee had again failed to do anything to help the people who inhabit a large part of his state. Instead of legislation, Wyden offered...
  • Sen. Wyden: If You Don't Want IRS Hassles, Don't Apply for Tax Exempt Status

    05/21/2013 11:25:21 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 65 replies
    Breibart blog ^ | 5-21-2013 | John Nolte
    During Tuesday's Senate hearings into the widening IRS scandal, Senator Ron Wyden (OR-D) suggested that the conservative groups, targeted for paralyzing IRS harassment and leaks to the left-wing media, had it coming. (snip) (from John Harwood) Sen Wyden: If political groups don't want hassles from government, they shouldn't go to government asking for tax-exempt status.
  • Obama administration hiding info on targeted killings of Americans - senator (Ron Wyden)

    01/14/2013 7:22:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    RT ^ | 1/15/13
    A US senator has accused the Obama administration and the Justice Department for not being “adequately forthcoming” with information on the targeting and potential killing of Americans suspected of terrorism. Ron Wyden, the Democratic senator from Oregon and a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, wrote an open letter to John Brennan, the frontrunner for the post of Director of the CIA, asking Brennan to provide Congress with the secret legal opinions defining the government’s capacity to pursue and kill US citizens suspected of involvement in terrorist activities. Members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence by law...
  • Can Issa, Wyden Change Piracy Debate?

    01/12/2012 11:03:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    ad week ^ | 1/12/12 | Katy Bachman
    The debate in Congress over the best way to shut down foreign websites that steal U.S. copyright material and sell counterfeit goods could be about to shift. At least that's the hope of Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., who outlined their strategy during a Wednesday press briefing with reporters at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The unlikely partners have teamed to oppose two bills in the House and the Senate, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) that would shut down foreign websites by forcing search engines and domain...
  • Newt Gingrich: New Ryan-Wyden Medicare plan a "breakthrough"

    12/15/2011 10:45:48 AM PST · by TBBT · 15 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 12/15/2011 | Brian Montopoli
    Republican presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich is reacting positively to a bipartisan Medicare reform plan, tweeting, "The Wyden-Ryan bipartisan Medicare reform plan is a major breakthrough with Democrats and Republicans working together to solve big problems." The plan in question, from Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan and Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, would keep traditional Medicare as an option for new retirees when it goes into effect in 2022, though private insurance would also be able to engage in regulated competition with the government-run health care plan. The eligibility age would remain at 65 under the new plan. Ryan, the House...
  • Senator Says Defense of Marriage Act ‘On Wrong Side of History,’ Joins LGBT Video

    07/02/2011 8:55:19 AM PDT · by massmike · 32 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 07/02/2011 | Katie Bell
    Thirteen U.S. senators who oppose the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) participated in a video for the pro-homosexual “It Gets Better” project, in which they encourage lesbian and gay youth to persevere and be optimistic about the future. In discussing the release of the video on Wednesday, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said, “DOMA, folks, is on the wrong side of history.” The participation of the 13 senators, all Democrats, in the “It Gets Better” video project was spearheaded by Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), who won Joe Biden’s seat after the latter became vice president.
  • The 18 Senators Who Approve Breaking The Internet To Protect Hollywood

    06/07/2011 3:22:34 AM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 30 replies
    techdirt.com ^ | 05/26/2011
    The 18 Senators Who Approve Breaking The Internet To Protect Hollywood from the not-cool dept Last fall, we noted that the Senate Judiciary Committee had unanimously voted to approve COICA, a bill for censoring the internet as a favor to the entertainment industry. Thankfully, Senator Ron Wyden stepped up and blocked COICA from progressing. This year, COICA has been replaced by the PROTECT IP Act, which fixes some of the problems of COICA, but introduces significant other problems as well. A wide cross section of people who actually understand technology and innovation have come out against PROTECT IP as written...
  • Senator Wyden Asks WTF Is Up With Homeland Security Domain Seizures

    02/03/2011 2:02:33 PM PST · by Smogger · 64 replies
    TorrentFreak ^ | 2/3/2011 | Ernesto
    Following on from news of the third phase of ‘piracy’ and counterfeit related domain seizures in 7 months, US Senator Ron Wyden has asked the director of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to clarify some of the most pressing questions. If the domain seizures are to continue, the Obama administration has to be more open about the need for them and the process involved, he argues. Earlier this week we broke the news that US authorities had started a third round of domain seizures. This time, it turned out that the actions were aimed at sports streaming sites....
  • CIA Official: Obama Was Briefed On Egypt Instability Late Last Year

    02/03/2011 2:12:37 PM PST · by sunmars · 71 replies
    TPM ^ | TPM
    The U.S. intelligence community warned President Obama about instability in Egypt late last year, according to a CIA official. Stephanie O'Sullivan, the President's nominee for principal deputy director of national intelligence who currently serves as associate deputy director of the CIA, told the Senate intelligence committee Thursday that the agency briefed Obama. She did not indicate how specific the information they provided was. "We warned of instability but not exactly where it would come from [and in what form]," she said. "That happened at the end of last year." The committee was considering O'Sullivan's nomination, and O'Sullivan was responding to...
  • The Congressional Research Service's dirty little Big Green secrets

    12/16/2010 9:17:16 PM PST · by Outside da Box · 7 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 12/16/2010 | Ron Arnold
    CRS is so secretive that one member of Congress can't find out what it told another. Conversely, if it suits a member's political agenda, he'll get the New York Times to plaster a "confidential" CRS report all over the front page, as Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden did in 2000 with a four-page memo by CRS analyst Ross W. Gorte to bolster his position in a logging controversy. Gorte, a respected CRS analyst since 1983, has become known in Congress as the "go-to guy" for Big Green's no-development brand of "objective, balanced, nonpartisan" reports. Critics even call Gorte "the Wilderness...
  • Scott Brown, Ron Wyden offering health-care revision (States can opt out of Commiecare™)

    11/17/2010 6:43:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/17/10 | SARAH KLIFF
    Scott Brown, Ron Wyden offering health-care revisionBy SARAH KLIFF | 11/17/10 7:54 PM EST Sens. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) will introduce legislation Thursday allowing states to opt out of the controversial individual-mandate requirement of the health care reform law far sooner than they would under the law passed by Democrats earlier this year. "States shouldn't be forced by the federal government to adopt a one-size-fits all health care plan. Each state's health care needs are different," Brown says in a statement accompanying the legislation. "Our bill provides flexibility, and allows states like Massachusetts to opt out of...
  • Returns continue to favor chances for GOP (Oregon)

    10/30/2010 9:39:16 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 59 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.mailtribune.com ^ | October 30, 2010 | By Damian Mann
    Republicans are outvoting Democrats by 3 percent, according to ballots turned in as of Friday in Jackson County, with signs that turnout will surge by Election Day on Tuesday. On Friday, Republican turnout was already at 40.8 percent, with only 37.6 percent of Democrats having turned in ballots. Nonaffiliates were at 23.8 percent and all other parties were at 25.7 percent. Earlier in the week, Republicans had just over a 1 percent lead in voter turnout compared with Democrats. Overall voter turnout on Friday morning stood at 35.5 percent, greater than the previous two midterm elections, when turnout stood at...
  • Wyden Defects on ObamaCare (Even Liberals Jumping Ship)

    09/04/2010 9:54:53 AM PDT · by mojito · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/3/2010 | Unattributed
    Most Democrats have come to understand that they can't run on ObamaCare, but few have the temerity of Ron Wyden. The Oregon Senator is the first to break with the policy underpinnings of the bill he voted for. Last week Mr. Wyden sent a letter to Oregon health authority director Bruce Goldberg, encouraging the state to seek a waiver from certain ObamaCare rules so it can "come up with innovative solutions that the Federal government has never had the flexibility or will to implement." One little-known provision of the bill allows states to opt out of the "requirement that individuals...
  • Dems attack Rossi ahead of possible Senate bid (Massive Dem hypocrisy)

    04/30/2010 1:05:20 AM PDT · by highlander_UW · 23 replies · 1,529+ views
    Dems attack Rossi ahead of possible Senate bid By CURT WOODWARD ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Democrats stepped up their pre-emptive campaign against potential Republican Senate candidate Dino Rossi on Thursday, alleging that $20,000 in delinquent property taxes owed by his business partners show poor ethical standards on his part. Rossi, a two-time gubernatorial runner-up, is mulling a possible run against Democratic Sen. Patty Murray. Rossi dismissed Thursday's Democratic attacks as inaccurate and said he has no direct ties to the property in question. At issue are unpaid property taxes on a building in Everett owned by a real...
  • Election 2010: A race, not a breeze, for the U.S. Senate (Oregon)

    04/29/2010 7:13:14 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies · 539+ views
    The Portland Oregoneon ^ | April 18, 2010
    For the past 14 years, the re-election of U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden has been the closest thing to a sure bet in Oregon politics. The popular senator is back on the ballot this year, and while he's still an overwhelming favorite to win another term, Republican voters have a chance to nominate a serious challenger, Lewis & Clark law professor Jim Huffman.
  • Lewis & Clark Law Professor to Challenge Senator Wyden

    03/25/2010 6:23:47 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies · 405+ views
    After several years at the helm of the Lewis and Clark Law School, Republican James Huffman says he will run for U.S. Senate and try to unseat longtime Democrat Ron Wyden. Huffman says Wyden has supported corporate bailouts and the stimulus plan which have not helped create jobs and fix unemployment. Huffman acknowledges the race will be an uphill battle but is confident people are ready for change. Click the following two links to hear Huffman on KXL: For further information about James Huffman, follow this link: http://www.lclark.edu/law/faculty/james_huffman/
  • Oregon Senate: Wyden 49%, Huffman 35%

    02/17/2010 6:57:49 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies · 802+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | February 17, 2010
    Another “safe” Democratic senator may not be quite as safe as he thought. The first Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 telephone survey of likely voters in Oregon finds incumbent Democratic Senator Ron Wyden with a 49% to 35% lead over law professor Jim Huffman, the most prominent Republican reportedly considering running against him. Seven percent (7%) prefer some other candidate, and nine percent (9%) are undecided. Given Oregon’s political leanings, it’s a tough struggle for any Republican candidate against a popular Democrat like Wyden. Still, an incumbent who polls less than 50% at this stage of the campaign is viewed as...
  • Electon 2010: Oregon Senate(and now Wyden-under 50%)

    02/17/2010 12:11:01 PM PST · by bilhosty · 11 replies · 559+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | February 17, 2010 | Rasmussen Reports
    Another “safe” Democratic senator may not be quite as safe as he thought. The first Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 telephone survey of likely voters in Oregon finds incumbent Democratic Senator Ron Wyden with a 49% to 35% lead over law professor Jim Huffman, the most prominent Republican reportedly considering running against him.
  • An Examination of the Wyden-Bennett Health Reform Plan

    09/25/2009 5:46:54 PM PDT · by Right Wing Assault · 4 replies · 464+ views
    Center on Budget and Policy Priorities ^ | September 24, 2008 | Edwin Park
    The Wyden-Bennett plan seeks to achieve universal coverage by creating a new private insurance system for the United States. It would establish state-based purchasing pools, with nearly all Americans (except those in Medicare and the military) required to enroll in a private insurance plan made available through their state’s pool. Employer-based coverage would likely be reduced substantially over time (few, if any, small employers likely would continue to offer coverage although a number of large employers probably would do so, at least initially), and Medicaid and SCHIP would be converted into supplemental insurance programs that “wrap around” the private insurance...
  • Almost 600 crowd Wyden health-care reform meeting ("everyone will have to give up something")

    08/27/2009 9:05:22 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 39 replies · 1,453+ views
    Medford Mail Tribune ^ | August 27, 2009 | Bill Kettler
    Nearly 600 people came to Medford's Abraham Lincoln Elementary School today to hear Sen. Ron Wyden talk about health-care reform in a town-hall meeting. Questions from the spirited crowd reflected the range of issues in the national debate about how to make health care affordable and available. The Oregon Democrat said everyone will have to give up something in the effort, which he noted has been a work in progress since Harry Truman was president. Wyden repeatedly turned the conversation to his own health care reform proposal, the Healthy Americans Act, which has support from both Democrats and Republicans. Wyden...
  • The Healthy Americans Act (Ron Wyden)

    08/23/2009 2:54:29 PM PDT · by Twotone · 25 replies · 727+ views
    Senator Wyden ^ | August 2009 | Sen. Ron Wyden
    The Healthy Americans Act would guarantee every American universal, affordable, comprehensive, portable, high-quality, private health coverage that is as good or better than Members of Congress have today. The Act includes tough cost containment measures - and would save Americans $1.45 trillion over the next decade.
  • President Obama: Embrace Wyden/Bennett

    07/23/2009 12:04:55 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 1 replies · 208+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 07/23/2009 | Mike Volpe
    I believe that Bill O'Reilly did sum up the president's health care plan the best. He simply couldn't understand how any of it will work. That's because the president is either misguided or disingenuous. He makes outlandish claims about how everyone will be covered, costs will go down, services will stay robust, and no one will lose the health care coverage they currently have. At the same time, while this plan means a massive expansion of government control, he actually claimed that government won't get in between the doctor and patient. You can see why O'Reilly was so confused.
  • Off With Their Heads.......(Democrats and Madoff, the world’s largest $50 billion swindle)

    12/24/2008 6:43:58 AM PST · by IrishMike · 26 replies · 2,630+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | December 22, 2008 | Paul Hollrah
    My younger sister has often complained to me that, during their working careers, she and her husband had difficulty making ends meet, financially. In response, I’ve tried to convince her that those who have a little money… or even a lot of money… have a far more difficult problem: i.e., holding onto what they have. No man has done more to prove my point than Bernard Madoff, the head of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, LLC, a Wall Street investment advisor admired and trusted by some of America’s wealthiest individuals and foundations. No man has done more to destroy the...
  • Left Coast liberals bash Palin over Alaskan LNG exports

    10/23/2008 8:10:48 AM PDT · by ikeonic · 10 replies · 619+ views
    ModernConservative.com ^ | 10/23/08 | McCainiac
    Wyden biting the hand that feeds his state's energy needs by McCainiac Updating a previous story, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) is in the news again beating up Sarah Palin over LNG exports from Alaska. This time, Time magazine picked up the story and regurgitated the Democrat talking points. Hook, line and sinker. Your faithful correspondent, me, was cited on Free Republic as the lone "some critics" by the Oregonian's Jeff Mapes: And some critics are accusing Wyden of hypocrisy since he wants to give the state of Oregon the ability to block a proposed LNG site on the Columbia River....
  • LNG and Left Coast liberal hypocrisy

    09/11/2008 1:00:53 PM PDT · by ikeonic · 9 replies · 942+ views
    ModernConservative.com ^ | 9/11/08 | McCainiac
    Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) made headlines this week by decrying the export of LNG from Alaska to Japan and complaining about the high price of natural gas. Oh, the hypocrisy. Wyden and other Left Coast liberals such as Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and my governor, Ted Kulongowski (D-OR), have done everything they can to stonewall LNG terminals proposed for the West Coast, including three proposed terminals right here in Oregon. There are currently no LNG terminals on the U.S. West Coast, the nearest terminal is across the border from San Diego in Baja California. The Baja terminal just opened two...
  • Democrat Hypocrisy on Andersen

    07/10/2002 10:16:00 PM PDT · by jumpstartme · 15 replies · 1,081+ views
    Opensecrets.org ^ | Today | jumpstartme
    5 out of the top ten US House Recipients of contributions (1989- 2001) from Arthur Andersen are democRats. Their names and the amounts are listed below. And, according to dim logic, they are guilty by association and should have their names shining in the bright lights of Reuters, AP, Drudge, The Washington ComPost, and more. After all, this is a hit piece. Here you go, Klayman, chase this ambulance too! Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) $34,687 Martin Frost (D-Texas) $32,000 Peter Deutsch (D-Fla) $24,200 James P. Moran (D-Va) $21,250 Ken Bentsen (D-Texas) $19,225 Other Rats also receiving Andersen dirty money include: Rick...
  • Stock Advisor with prior knowledge of 9-11's press release "don't exploit our fellow Americans"

    05/24/2002 8:59:02 PM PDT · by Registered · 37 replies · 2,948+ views
    Googled ^ | 09-12-01 | Tony
    To read entire article click text: In a court hearing in San Diego, Kenneth Breen, an assistant United States attorney, said the adviser, Amr Ibrahim Elgindy, tried to sell $300,000 in stock on the afternoon of Sept. 10 and told his broker that the stock market would soon plunge. "Perhaps Mr. Elgindy had preknowledge of Sept. 11, and rather than report it he attempted to profit from it," Mr. Breen said. So, what did Mr. Elgindy, who was trying to sell $300k in stock, tell the financial world the day after 9-11?  Read it for yourself! Immediate release InsideTruth.com...
  • Resurrect Sen. Grassley's S. Res 244 Eliminating Secret Holds (vanity)

    09/01/2006 9:09:36 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 7 replies · 327+ views
    US GPO / Congressional Record ^ | Sep 1, 2006 | NonValueAdded
    On April 17, 2002, Senators Grassley and Wyden submitted a Senate Resolution to eliminate the practice of placing secret holds. Note that the resolution did not eliminate holds but rather exposed them to the light of day. Without surprise, the resolution died in committee. 107TH CONGRESS 2D SESSION S. RES. 244 Eliminating secret Senate holds. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES APRIL 17, 2002 Mr. GRASSLEY (for himself and Mr. WYDEN) submitted the followingresolution; which was referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration RESOLUTIONEliminating secret Senate holds.Resolved, SECTION 1. ELIMINATING SECRET SENATE HOLDS. Rule VII of the Standing...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 May 2006

    05/21/2006 4:28:24 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 965 replies · 13,660+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 21 May 2006 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, May 21st, 2006 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Rice; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; and Rep. Charles Norwood, R-Ga. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Attorney General Alberto Gonzales; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; and Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis. THIS WEEK (ABC): Gonzales; former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C.; "America's Most Wanted" host John Walsh. LATE EDITION (CNN) : Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert; Australian Prime Minister John Howard; Sens. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Zalmay Khalilzad,...
  • U.S. Sen. FILIBUSTER GOING - Sen Wyden (D) - Oregon [Filibuster ENDS]

    04/27/2006 12:18:34 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 37 replies · 1,837+ views
    www.senate.gov ^ | TODAY | U.S. Senate
    Anyone know how long he as been at this? I first tuned in this morning and he was on this rant... now he is STILL at it.. Anyone guess how long he can hold it..Basicly he asking for a vote on HIS amendment without playing by the rules..
  • Durbin, Rockefeller and Wyden received criminal referrals today...leak probe

    03/06/2006 7:13:06 PM PST · by 212351st · 101 replies · 3,999+ views
    Fox News
    I have been waiting for more information on what I thought I heard this afternoon on Fox News. What I heard was Durbin, Rockefeller and Wyden had criminal referrals and were being asked to submit to lie detector tests. This was tied to the leak investigation. I don't post too often and I might be suffering from excess radon consumption.....and hallucinating.???? Help me out..... anyone else out there hear the same thing I did???
  • Justice Dept. to use Polygraphs in NSA Leak Investigation: Jed Babbin Says on John Batchelor Show

    02/04/2006 8:37:53 AM PST · by new yorker 77 · 29 replies · 1,476+ views
    www.johnbatchelorshow.com ^ | February 3, 2006
    I was listening to the John Batchelor Program last night. Jed Babbin, of the American Spectator, was a guest last night, Friday, February 3, 2006. Babbin said several things last night: 1) The Justice Department investigation into the leaking of the NSA program is pointing to Capital Hill. 2) The Justice Department is looking to use polygraphs on members of Congress and their staffers. 3) Any Senate member of Congress who refuses a polygraph directive by the Justice Department automatically loses their security clearance if they have one. 4) The names being rumored to be a target of the investigation...
  • List of Democrats Who Support Filibuster

    01/27/2006 7:02:54 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 24 replies · 723+ views
    Tales from The Dark Side | 1/27/06
    Kerry Kennedy Durbin Feingold Boxer Stabenow Wyden Clinton
  • Oregon Senator Ron Wyden to oppose Alito

    01/20/2006 8:17:40 PM PST · by nwrep · 124 replies · 1,954+ views
    AP ^ | 1-20-2006 | MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden said Friday he will oppose Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, saying he is not convinced that Alito will bring an impartial viewpoint to the court. Wyden, a Democrat, met with Alito on Wednesday and talked about executive power, legal precedents and abortion rights. “I cannot reconcile the seemingly moderate and amiable jurist of the past few weeks” with Alito’s two-decade record as a federal appeals court judge and official in the Reagan and Bush administrations, Wyden said Friday. “It is my conclusion that Judge Alito’s record portends a view on the power of...
  • Did Chief Justice Roberts Mislead Senator Wyden?

    01/17/2006 12:42:39 PM PST · by madprof98 · 26 replies · 1,286+ views
    Blue Oregon ^ | 1/17/06
    Prior to his confirmation hearings, then-Judge John Roberts had a conversation with our Senator Ron Wyden. While they didn't discuss the Death With Dignity law directly, he seemed to indicate that he would look favorably upon it. Of course, earlier today Roberts voted with Justices Scalia and Thomas in a dissent against upholding it. A look back to August 10, 2005: Supreme Court nominee John Roberts declared that, in cases dealing with end-of-life care, he would "start with the supposition that one has the right to be left alone," Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said after the two met for an...
  • Feinstein takes lead in wiretap criticism

    12/22/2005 7:32:58 AM PST · by ricks_place · 15 replies · 766+ views
    The Argus ^ | 12/21/05 | Josh Richman, STAFF WRITER
    U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein led colleagues from both parties Tuesday in calling for an inquiry into President Bush's authorization of domestic electronic surveillance of U.S. citizens. Feinstein, a California Democrat, wrote to Sens. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. — the chairman and ranking member of the Judiciary Committee — and to Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and John D. Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va. — the chairman and vice chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence — asking that the panels probe the matter jointly. "We write to express our profound concern about recent revelations that the United States government may have...
  • Nets Skate Over Liberal & Media Background of Accused Iraq Spy ("Air Sununu" scandal)

    03/12/2004 8:41:17 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 11 replies · 399+ views
    MRC ^ | Friday March 12, 2004 | BrentBaker
    Susan Lindauer, a former reporter for U.S. News & World Report, whose byline appeared over some 1991 stories about the "Air Sununu" scandal, was arrested and arraigned in federal court in Baltimore on Thursday, charged with various counts related to working for and accepting payments from the Saddam Hussein regime, in violation of working with a terrorist state. In the late 1980s and early 1990s she worked for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Fortune before jumping to U.S. News in 1990 and then, by 1993, moving into a career as Press Secretary to a series of liberal Democrats: Then Congressmen Peter...
  • Susan Lindauer's Mission to Baghdad ["spy" story -- long, strange]

    08/29/2004 12:38:16 PM PDT · by 68skylark · 16 replies · 2,596+ views
    New York Times Magazine ^ | August 29, 2004 | DAVID SAMUELS
    In the morning of March 11, 2004, Susan Lindauer woke to find five F.B.I. agents at her front door. After reading her her rights, the agents took Lindauer from her home in Takoma Park, Md., to the F.B.I. field office in Baltimore, where she was charged with having acted as an unregistered agent of Saddam Hussein's Iraqi government and otherwise having elevated the interests of a foreign country above her allegiance to the United States. ''The only visible sign of stress is that I'm chain-smoking,'' she said when I met with her recently. Forty-one and free on bail, she wore...
  • John Roberts Discusses Terri Schiavo Case in Senate Conversation

    08/11/2005 3:41:47 PM PDT · by tutstar · 47 replies · 1,187+ views
    Life News ^ | August 10, 2005 | Steven Ertelt
    A Democratic senator says Supreme Court nominee John Roberts discussed the high profile Terri Schiavo case with him during a meeting the two had on Tuesday. Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, an assisted suicide advocate, says Roberts disagreed with Congress asking courts to take a new look at the case. Shortly before Terri Schiavo's husband won the right to starve and dehydrate her to death, Congress, with an overwhelming bipartisan vote, asked federal courts to review her parents' case to stop her death. A federal district judge, appeals court and the Supreme Court ultimately decided against reviewing the case, meaning state...
  • Wyden confident Roberts would shield suicide law

    08/10/2005 1:32:54 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 16 replies · 497+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | August 10, 2005 | JIM BARNETT
    The Oregon senator, fearing a challenge to doctor-assisted suicide, meets with the Supreme Court nominee WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court nominee John Roberts declared that, in cases dealing with end-of-life care, he would "start with the supposition that one has the right to be left alone," Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said after the two met for an hour Tuesday. Wyden said Roberts' comments on personal liberties and other issues of constitutional law left him hopeful that, if confirmed by the full Senate, Roberts would rule to protect Oregon's law allowing physician-assisted suicide. "I think that's what the people of Oregon have...
  • Report: Justice Department Probing Durbin, Rockefeller CIA Leak

    07/23/2005 10:34:08 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 216 replies · 7,005+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/23/05 | Carl Limbacher
    The Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into whether Democratic Senators Dick Durbin, Jay Rockefeller and Ron Wyden leaked details about a secret "black ops" CIA satellite program last December in a move that may have seriously compromised national security, former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense Jed Babbin said on Saturday. "The CIA made a request to the Justice Department to investigate and possibly bring criminal charges against these three [senators]," Babbin told WABC Radio host Monica Crowley. "My information is that investigation is ongoing." Mr. Rockefeller is the Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and Mr. Durbin is...
  • Senators Laud Treatment of Detainees in Guantánamo (Durbin, Byrd and Kennedy AWOL)

    06/28/2005 6:20:37 AM PDT · by OESY · 33 replies · 1,357+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 28, 2005 | David D. Kirkpatrick
    Senators from both sides of the aisle competed on Monday to extol the humane treatment of detainees whom they said they saw on a weekend trip to the military detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. All said they opposed closing the center. "I feel very good" about the detainees' treatment, Ron Wyden, Democrat of Oregon, said. That feeling was also expressed by another Democrat, Ben Nelson of Nebraska. On Monday, Senator Jim Bunning, Republican of Kentucky, said he learned while visiting Guantánamo that some detainees "even have air-conditioning and semiprivate showers." Another Republican, Senator Michael D. Crapo of Idaho, said...
  • Senate Floor Speeches for, against Terri Schiavo

    03/18/2005 12:36:00 PM PST · by oregonconservative.com · 30 replies · 1,315+ views
    The Oregon Conservative ^ | 3-18-05 | oregonconservative
    Senator Wyden's Senate Foor Speech Against the Terri Schiavo Bill, March 17, 2005. "Mr. President: The Senate is now addressing probably the most gut-wrenching decision that an American family can ever face. Without even a single hearing, without any debate whatever, the Senate is tackling an extraordinarily sensitive concern that involves moral and ethic and religious principles and this troubles me greatly.  The practices of medicine, and regulation of it throughout our history, has been properly left to the Constitution to the states. Now regardless of how a senator might feel about this tragic case in Florida, and feeling...
  • "criminal referral" for three Democrat Senators ?

    12/13/2004 9:11:25 PM PST · by motorola7 · 19 replies · 1,307+ views
    a writer with National Review says on Batchelor show that a "referral" exists for Sens. Rockefeller, Wyden, and Durban, regarding their public disclosure of a "black" stealth satellite program. Article to break in NR tomorrow.
  • Senators and Congressman Against Free Speech

    11/11/2004 5:17:24 PM PST · by wvobiwan · 2 replies · 791+ views
    Email | 11/11/2004 | Unknown
    Follow is a list of the US Congressmen and Senators that officially acted to intimidate, threaten, and suppress the broadcast of Stolen Honor by Sinclair Broadcasting. They, along with their agents who threatened advertisers, sued shareholders, and ginned up false 'public outrage', and with the deafening SILENCE of the corrupt liberal media, succeeded in suppressing the free speech of decorated war veterans.
  • Senator Wyden Badgers Rep. Porter Goss

    09/20/2004 2:53:10 PM PDT · by scuret · 13 replies · 618+ views
    C-SPAN
    Senator Ron Wyden D-Oregon joined his fellow Democrats today in badgering Rep. Porter Goss during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee today. Sen. Wyden repeatedly asked Rep. Goss to prove that he would be non-partisan as new CIA director, even after Rep. Goss declared that the job has nothing to do with partisanship. Senator Wyden then asked Rep. Goss if he could prove that he will fight against the Bush administration when necessary. This badgering continued as Senator Jay Rockefeller D-West Virginia created theoretical cases to try and trip up Rep. Goss. Rep. Goss, however, maintained his cool...
  • The Face of Treason

    03/15/2004 1:42:06 AM PST · by bogdanPolska12 · 14 replies · 1,072+ views
    THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS A BIG PROBLEM named Susan Lindauer, but you would never know this from the reporting by America’s dominant Left-leaning news media. Last Thursday Ms. Lindauer, 41, was arrested in her suburban Washington, D.C. home and charged with “prohibited financial transactions” from, acting as “an unregistered agent of,” and “conspiring” to act as a spy, both before and after the incursion a year ago, for Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi Intelligence Service (IIS). Known in Arabic as the Mukhabbarat, the IIS has reportedly been involved in terrorist operations, intimidating and killing Iraqi defectors and dissidents, and according to Anwar...