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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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:
  • 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...