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My Member of Congress Just Resigned -- Now What?

Marci Harris | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Marci Harris

Given the extensive special election process, districts left behind when a Member of Congress calls it quits are inevitably without representation for several months.

Democrat Projected Winner In Special Election

AP | By JONATHAN J. COOPER | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon Democrat Suzanne Bonamici will be the newest member of Congress after a decisive victory in a special election to replace for...

Bitterly Fought Congressional Race Nears Conclusion

The Huffington Post | Anna Staver | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

Both parties have flooded airwaves in Oregon's first congressional district with attack ads ahead of Tuesday's special election to replace disgraced R...

Democrats Look To Defend Seat In Special Election

Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

(Reuters) - A Democratic former Oregon state legislator was favored to win a special election on Tuesday to fill the congressional seat vacated by...

Dems Spending Big To Keep Key Seat

AP | By JONATHAN J. COOPER | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Determined not to lose another friendly district because of a sex scandal, Democrats and their allies have pumped more than $1 milli...

My 2011 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This year we turn to the Democrats to find the winner of Destined For Political Stardom. If Elizabeth Warren manages to wrest Teddy Kennedy's old Senate seat away from the Republican usurper, she will indeed be on the road to Democratic stardom.

Who's On The Naughty List?

Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

It's been a tumultuous year in the political world. Congress became more unpopular than ever, the Occupy movement captured the hearts and minds of man...

Sex Scandal-Plagued Congressman Resigning

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) intends to resign from congress late on Thursday night, National Journal reports. Last month, Wu signaled he would step down...

Friday Talking Points -- In The Darkest Depths of Mordor

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If I were a hobbit, right about now I would be wondering just how the heck I wound up at the center of this Washington intraparty political fight, personally.

Latest Capitol Hill Sex Scandal Continues To Unravel

AP | TIM FOUGHT | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon Republicans on Wednesday called on Rep. David Wu to sign a resignation letter immediately and let his district get on wi...

David Wu Latest On Ever-Growing List Of Political Sex Scandals

Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

Yet another politician fell victim to a sex scandal Tuesday, as Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) announced that he would be resigning in the wake of an allegati...

Democratic Congressman Resigning Amid Sex Scandal Allegations

AP | By KEVIN FREKING | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic Rep. David Wu of Oregon announced Tuesday that he will resign amid political fallout from an 18-year-old woman's allegations ...

Sex Scandal-Plagued Congressman Won't Seek Reelection

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) WASHINGTON -- Rep. David Wu of Oregon was being pressured to leave Congress sooner rather than later after the House Democratic leader sought an ...

Pelosi Calls For Ethics Investigation As Latest Political Sex Scandal Unfolds

AP | KEVIN FREKING and TIM FOUGHT | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Oregon Democratic Rep. David Wu faced increased pressure Monday after House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi called for an ethics inv...

Pelosi Calls For Ethics Committee Investigation Of Democratic Congressman

Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is calling for an ethics panel investigation of Rep. David Wu following a published allega...

Democratic Congressman Talks With Pelosi About Sex Allegation

AP | TIM FOUGHT | Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi Sunday called for an ethics panel investigation of Rep. David Wu following a published all...

Democratic Rep Likely To Speak With Congressional Leaders About Sexual Allegation Report

AP | TERRENCE PETTY | Posted 09.22.2011 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. — Congressman David Wu, who earlier this year apologized for bizarre behavior during his most recent re-election campaign, was fa...

Democratic Congressman Reportedly Faces Sexual Assault Allegations

Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) is facing allegations of making unwelcome sexual advances, sources tell the Oregonian. According to the Beaver State-ba...

Democratic Congressman Explains Mental Health Issues

AP | JONATHAN J. COOPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon congressman whose erratic behavior has recently prompted calls for his resignation said Sunday that some of his actio...

In the Case of David Wu, Mediocre Representation Beats No Representation

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

Dealing with government offices is already difficult enough, and this burgeoning trend of vanity resignations primarily works to throw more wrenches into the process.

Oregon Newspaper: Dem Congressman 'Becoming An Embarrassment'

AP | JONATHAN J. COOPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SALEM, Ore. — Seven-term Democratic Rep. David Wu faced increasing pressure Wednesday to step down amid a series of bizarre revelations in recen...

David Wu Faces Calls To Resign After Emailing Photos Of Himself In A Tiger Costume To Staff Members

Washington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Oregon Democratic Rep. David Wu has had a tough few weeks. First, the Portland Oregonian reported that just days before the 2010 election Wu's staff ...

Democratic Congressman: I'm Receiving Mental Health Treatment

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) said Tuesday that he's receiving treatment following concern among his staff about his mental health. "Last October was not ...

Congressman's Staffers Urged Him To Get Psychiatric Help

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. — Senior staffers of U.S. Rep. David Wu were so alarmed over the Oregon Democrat's erratic behavior just days before the November...

Democrat and Republican Reps Agree: Hold President Hu Accountable for Human Rights

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thor Halvorssen

Reps. Chris Smith and David Wu attended the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony for Liu Xiaobo.