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  • Schumer strikes deal with Crapo to save China bill

    05/27/2021 1:02:39 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    thehill ^ | 05/27/2021 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has struck a gentlemen’s agreement with Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) to allow a vote on his trade deal with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) as an amendment to a China competitiveness bill. The amendment has a good chance of passing, and the breakthrough between Schumer and Crapo means there’s now a chance the competitiveness bill, which has been renamed the Innovation and Competition Act, could pass Thursday.
  • Poindexter Says He Hopes Congress Will Save Part of His Terrorism Research

    08/14/2003 4:06:46 AM PDT · by tomball · 1 replies · 139+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 14, 2003 | Michael J. Sniffen
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Quitting government service under fire for the second time, John M. Poindexter says he hopes Congress will save the less controversial parts of his much-criticized research project designed to predict terrorist attacks. The more controversial elements Poindexter's project - developing a futures market on Mideast developments and scanning public and private databases loaded with personal information about innocent Americans - drew a hail of criticism from privacy advocates and politicians in both parties. Poindexter said the project had been misrepresented and misunderstood. "I regret that we have not been able to ... reassure the public that we...
  • Sen. Ron Wyden Pushes Legislation to Expand Semiconductor Production as Family Invests in Them

    04/01/2021 11:38:39 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 5 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1 Apr 2021 | KRISTINA WONG
    Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) is preparing legislation to expand production of semiconductors only weeks after his family members purchased stock in semiconductor tool manufacturers. Wyden and two other Democrat senators released a statement to announce they were working on legislation to “expand production of critical technologies like semiconductors, batteries and solar components” in the name of “economic recovery.” ‘By building on tools with records of success, we can also boost manufacturing in communities that have been left behind. We are working on new legislation that would expand production of critical technologies like semiconductors, batteries and solar components....
  • Dominion confirms Clinton Foundation donation, Pelosi staffer tie but disputes other claims

    11/17/2020 4:06:53 AM PST · by gattaca · 12 replies
    Just the News ^ | November 17, 2020 | Carrie Sheffield
    Election tech company Dominion Voting Systems is rebutting assorted claims of partisan bias and voting manipulation in the 2020 election, including rumors of a secret U.S. military raid on purported servers in Germany and ownership interests and other influence in the firm by prominent Democratic families. At the same time, Dominion has confirmed reports it made a donation to the Clinton Foundation and hired a former Nancy Pelosi staffer as a lobbyist. Dominion has been at the center of a firestorm since Nov. 3, when its election management software, which is widely used across the country, led to an unofficial...
  • In 2019 Democrat Senators Warren, Klobuchar and Wyden Issued a Complaint Against Dominion Voting Systems

    11/14/2020 9:29:26 AM PST · by bitt · 6 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 11/14/2020 | Joe Hoft
    The actions of Dominion Voting are all over conservative news outlets right now. But not long ago Dominion was the subject of Democrat Senators Warren, Klobuchar and Wyden. In 2019 Senators Warren, Klobuchar and Wyden were upset about Dominion voting. They were so upset that they sent them a letter. see letters
  • Battle Over Election Fraud Heats Up [semi-satire]

    05/30/2020 2:20:25 PM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 May 2020 | John Semmens
    Though Twitter has a lengthy record of permitting leftists to post blatant lies and evidence-free accusations, this week it took issue with President Trump’s tweet warning of the risk of vote-fraud in vote-by-mail elections. Twitter alleged that a “fact check” shows that vote-fraud is nonexistent. It seems that the so-called fact check relied solely on repeated assertions from Democrats that vote-fraud does not exist to any serious extent. As it turns out, the assertion that vote-fraud is not a serious problem is itself a false statement. Back in 2005 a bipartisan Commission on Federal Election Reform, co-chaired by former President...
  • Top Democrat warns FBI against giving GOP records from ex-DNC consultant (Chalupa)

    01/19/2020 9:38:47 AM PST · by bitt · 58 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 1/16/2020 | daniel Chaitin
    A top Democratic senator discouraged the Justice Department and FBI from complying with a Republican demand for information about a former Democratic National Committee contractor. Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden warned that complying with the records request related to Alexandra Chalupa, who is alleged to have sought dirt from Ukraine to undermine then-candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 election, would have dangerous consequences. As Chalupa conducted research on Paul Manafort, who did lobbying work for a pro-Russia Ukrainian oligarchs and later became Trump's campaign manager, the Ukrainian American activist began receiving notifications from Yahoo security that claimed she was the victim...
  • Sen. Ron Wyden Escorts 8 1/2 Months Pregnant Mexican Woman and Her Family Across Border Into US

    07/28/2019 7:47:54 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 46 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 28, 2019 | Kristinn Taylor
    Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) posted a video Saturday bragging about how he had escorted an eight-and-a-half months pregnant migrant from Mexico into the U.S. because the woman allegedly was having a difficult pregnancy. Wyden does not tell viewers that the woman is a Mexican citizen and that she brought her husband and 3-year-old son with her across the border. Apparently there are no competent maternity hospitals in Mexico.
  • Ron Wyden’s Plan to Drain Investors

    04/11/2019 5:03:04 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 10, 2019
    The Democratic competition to bleed the rich has become fierce. If progressives aren’t satisfied with Elizabeth Warren’s proposed “wealth tax” of 3% a year, AOC’s 70% income tax, Bernie Sanders’s 77% estate tax, or Rep. John Larson’s uncapped payroll-tax increase of 2.4 percentage points, they now have a fifth option. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden wants to tax capital gains as regular income, meaning rates up to 37%. He would also tax unrealized gains, perhaps decades before the investor sells. Mr. Wyden hasn’t released a formal plan, so the details are sketchy. Under current law, long-term capital gains are taxed at...
  • Top Finance Dem to propose annually taxing wealthy people's investment gains (Wyden, D-Ore.)

    04/02/2019 1:11:03 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/02/19 | Naomi Jagoda
    Senate Finance Committee ranking member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said Tuesday that he will put forth a proposal to ensure that wealthy individuals are paying their "fair share" of taxes, amid a debate among Democrats about how best to tax the rich. Wyden announced that he will put forward a white paper that calls for taxing the capital gains of wealthy individuals' investments annually, as opposed to when the investments are sold under current law. Such an approach is known as "mark-to-market." Wyden would also tax the capital gains at the same rates as other income, while capital gains are currently...
  • Top Democrat (Wyden) Proposes Annual Tax on Unrealized Capital Gains

    04/02/2019 10:52:34 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 131 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 2, 2019 | Gabriel T. Rubin
    WASHINGTON—The top Democrat on the Senate’s tax-writing committee wants to tax long-term investments like other types of income, raising rates and requiring the wealthiest people to pay taxes on their unrealized gains each year. The plan from Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon is the latest proposal from Democrats in Congress and on the presidential-campaign trail to boost taxes on the wealthy in a bid to address what they view as the problems of economic inequality and provide a funding stream to pay for new programs. While the specific proposal has little chance to become law anytime soon, such ideas could...
  • Marc Thiessen: The Trump-Russia collusion hall of shame

    03/29/2019 10:57:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 29, 2019 | Marc Thiessen
    The news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller "did not find that the Trump campaign, or anyone associated with it, conspired or coordinated with the Russian government" has left a lot of people in Washington with a lot of explaining to do. Put aside the rogues' gallery of reporters and pundits who assured us that Donald Trump had conspired with Vladimir Putin to steal the presidency. What is most insidious are those who did have access to classified intelligence and led Americans to believe that they had seen what we could not: actual evidence of Trump-Russia collusion. Recall that in 2016,...
  • U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden Intends to Slam the Back Door on Parents Donating to Colleges

    03/14/2019 7:21:32 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 58 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | March 13, 2019 | Aaron Mesh
    U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) today seized on headlines about rich parents cheating their children into elite universities, declaring his intent to eliminate an old tax break that lets donors contribute to colleges while their kids are being considered for admission. Wyden announced that he'll introduce a bill in the U.S. Senate to "end the tax break for donations made to schools before or during the enrollment of children of the donor's family." His spokesman Henry Stern tells WW this will be the first time Wyden has introduced such a bill. "Middle-class families don't have access to this back door...
  • Report: Justice Department Probing Durbin, Rockefeller CIA Leak

    12/22/2005 10:33:26 AM PST · by shield · 194 replies · 6,097+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | July 23, 2005 | 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." Rockefeller is the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and Durbin is the No....
  • Democrat says Trump tax audit may be tainted by pro-Trump IRS chief

    12/20/2017 10:58:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 20, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    A top Democratic senator said Wednesday he fears the IRS may be too biased to handle the audit of President Trump’s taxes, saying the fact that the agency is led by an acting commissioner who is also a top Trump political appointee at the main Treasury Department is worrisome. Sen. Ron Wyden, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, said an agency already roiled by problems of political taint stemming from the tea party targeting needs to be extra careful to avoid conflicts now. “Yet, we now face a situation where the acting IRS commissioner is concurrently one of...
  • Brenda Tracy, Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley say resist changes to federal rules on campus sexual assault

    10/09/2017 4:25:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | October 9, 2017 | Andrew Theen
    Brenda Tracy (left), talks with Sen. Jeff Merkley, Ron Wyden and PSU President... Oregon’s colleges and universities must resist any Trump administration plans to walk back federal rules directing how schools respond to sexual assaults on campus. That was the takeaway from a Monday morning roundtable discussion at Portland State University. Oregon Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and sexual assault survivor Brenda Tracy held an informal discussion with PSU Title IX leaders and sexual assault prevention staffers. The meeting came less than a month after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rescinded Obama-era guidelines on how schools should handle...
  • White House hits back at Oregon's senators over appeals court nomination

    09/18/2017 5:37:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | Sept 18, 2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    In the ongoing dispute between the state's two U.S. senators and the Trump administration, the White House counsel accuses the lawmakers of failing to consider the administration's pick for a judicial vacancy on a federal appellate court. The White House last week nominated Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan Bounds, a young, politically conservative federal prosecutor, for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, both Democrats, want U.S. District Judge Marco A. Hernandez, a Republican, for the vacancy. Wyden and Merkley have vowed to block Bounds' nomination, saying that he wasn't vetted through their bipartisan judicial...
  • Oregon senators say they'll block Trump circuit court nominee

    09/08/2017 11:46:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sept 8, 2017 | Lydia Wheeler
    Oregon Sens.Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden have announced plans to block President Trump’s nominee for the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. In a letter to the White House on Thursday, the two Democratic senators said they do not intend to return blue slips for Ryan Bounds “or any other nominee that has not been selected through our judicial process.” “As you are aware, in May we wrote you to explain Oregon’s long bipartisan tradition of working together to identify the most qualified candidates for judicial vacancies,” they wrote. “As senators charged with the task for advice and consent...
  • Dem Senator Refuses To Discuss Constituent Raped By Illegal Immigrant

    08/02/2017 5:23:51 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 33 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 08/01/2017 | KERRY PICKET
    WASHINGTON — Democratic Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden on Tuesday blew off wanting to talk about an elderly constituent in his state who was raped by an illegal immigrant that was previously deported 20 times. Wyden refused to answer The Daily Caller’s questions about the illegal immigrant accused of raping a 65-year-old woman at her Portland home and assaulting another female in the area. Portland is a sanctuary city. (RELATED: Man Who Allegedly Raped Oregon Woman Had Previous ICE Detainer, 13 Deportations) “We’ll have more to say about that another time. Today is about taxes,” Wyden said, before he veered off...
  • Spy agencies are pushed to reveal extent of US surveillance

    05/07/2016 7:59:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2016 10:21 PM EDT | Deb Riechmann
    Even though the bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records has ended, calls and emails are still being swept up by U.S. surveillance work targeting foreigners. Congress is making a renewed push to find out how many. Six Republicans and eight Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee have asked the nation’s top intelligence official for the number of Americans’ emails and phone calls collected under programs authorized by Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. […] Intelligence officials have tried to assuage concerns of Congress and others by saying that any domestic communications collected are “incidental” to the targeting of...