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Jeff Merkley

'Keep It in the Ground' Keeps Up the Pressure

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.18.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

A cabal of senators is on track to overturn the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and send a message to the upcoming COP21 Climate Summit that Americans are not on the same page as their president supporting a robust climate change agenda.

'Green News Report' - November 5, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.05.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Koch Brothers claim they are environmental stewards; New legislation to...

Senate Dem Bill Would Ban New Fossil Fuel Leases On Federal Land

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics

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What Happens To The Iran Deal Once Congress Gets Back From Recess?

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 08.30.2015 | Politics

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Blockade of Shell Icebreaker: A Human Tipping Point in Pacific Northwest?

Daphne Wysham | Posted 07.31.2015 | Green
Daphne Wysham

Members of the Climate Action Coalition in Portland, OR, together with Greenpeace activists made history on July 30 when they forced the MSV Fennica, Shell Oil's Arctic icebreaker, to stand down, delaying its departure by approximately 40 hours.

Sen. Jeff Merkley: It Doesn’t 'Feel Right' To Separate LGBT Equality Act From 1964 Civil Rights Act

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

There was an avalanche of hope and excitement last week among supporters of full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people when...

Here's The Next Major Fight For The LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

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There's No Federal Law Stopping Businesses From Discriminating Against Female Customers. Now There's A Bill To Fix That.

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics

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Al Gore Criticizes Obama Over Arctic Drilling

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics

Former Vice President Al Gore offered a rare criticism of the Obama administration on Thursday for allowing Royal Dutch Shell to b...

Sam Levine

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Obama's Trade Deal In One Short Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Levine | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) took to the Senate floor Friday evening to make a point-by-point analysis of why a trade deal being negotiate...

Zach Carter

Senate Republicans Attack Obama's Most Popular Achievement In Their First Budget Session

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In just their first legislative session since taking control of the Senate, Republicans on the Budget Committee pushed through a Wall St...

Amanda Terkel

Civil Rights Bill Top Priority For LGBT Voters, According To New Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the Supreme Court set to rule in the coming months on marriage equality, the gay rights community already is gearing up for its nex...

The Senate Blockbuster Showdown on Trade the Media Missed

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics
Dave Johnson

A fight is coming because past trade deals have cost jobs and wages, devastated entire regions, and accelerated corporate power and income/wealth inequality -- which it is becoming clear was the intent.

Amanda Terkel

Progressive Senator Won't Let Democratic Losses Stop His Fight For Filibuster Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Skeptics of last year's filibuster reform told Democrats that they'd be sorry with what they had wrought once Republicans regained power...

Elizabeth Warren's Winning Ways

Mike Lux | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Mike Lux

For those candidates who took the Elizabeth Warren message and stayed strongly with it throughout their campaign, they didn't fade and they won tough races, or races that could have been a lot tougher if they had faltered.

Amanda Terkel

Democratic Senator Explains How He Survived The GOP Wave

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- From North Carolina to Colorado to Alaska, Democratic senators were swept out of office on Election Day by a GOP wave. Sen. Jeff Merkley...

Monica Wehby Defeated By Jeff Merkley In Oregon Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Republican Monica Wehby has lost her bid to unseat Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.). The pediatric neurosurgeon was an early favorite among Republicans, ...

Jeff Merkley Defeats Monica Wehby

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) has defeated Monica Wehby in Oregon's Senate contest. Merkley, a freshman Senator, held a strong lead over Wehby through...

Jeff Merkley Wins Oregon Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) was re-elected Tuesday, defeating Republican rival Monica Wehby. Merkley, first elected to the Senate in 2008, held a...

Koch-Backed Ad Betrays Fundamental Misunderstanding Of Congress

FactCheck.org | Robert Farley | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. An ad from a Koch-backed group labels Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley an ineffective leader becaus...

Zach Carter

Koch-Backed Senate Hopeful Invested In Startup That Owes $100,000 In Delinquent Taxes

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

Republican Senate hopeful Monica Wehby's campaign touts her private sector experience, emphasizing that as a doctor, she ran a small business and "cre...

Zach Carter

How Chuck Schumer Accidentally Built The Wall Street Reform Caucus

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

DETROIT AND WASHINGTON -- They call him "Wall Street Chuck" on Capitol Hill. He has raised at least $70 million from the financial sector for the Demo...

Zach Carter

Koch Brothers Throw More Money Behind Long-Shot GOP Senate Challenger

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Koch brothers are making a big push for long-shot Republican Senate hopeful Monica Wehby, increasing their advertising spending on b...

Dave Jamieson

The Horrifying Struggles Of Breastfeeding Moms Who Need To Pump At Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents

Complaints filed with the Labor Department show that breastfeeding mothers can face serious hardships when they need to pump at work, including lost w...

Koch-Backed Group Shovels Money Towards Monica Wehby's Home Turf

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

A nonprofit funded by Charles and David Koch is reportedly spending almost $2 million on airtime in Oregon, where Republican Monica Wehby is campaigni...