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Friday Talking Points -- GOP's Government Shutdown Showdown

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The GOP wasted no time in creating yet another self-induced government shutdown showdown. Not even two full months into their control of Congress, and they are pushing a critical federal department towards shutting down, all in an effort to make a political point.

Kate Brown Sworn In As Oregon Governor

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

By Shelby Sebens SALEM, Ore., Feb 18 (Reuters) - Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown was sworn in as governor on Wednesday, taking over from a fel...

Gov. Kitzhaber: Your Job Is Not Yet Done

Charles Ogletree | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics
Charles Ogletree

In his last few hours in the Capitol Building, Governor Kitzhaber has the opportunity to undertake perhaps the most courageous act of his career, one that would create his most enduring legacy -- the Governor can commute the death sentences of the 34 men and one woman on Oregon's death row.

Feds Investigate Scandal-Plagued Oregon Governor

AP | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Just hours after Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his decision to resign, a subpoena arrived in a state office building confi...

Jason Linkins

So That Happened: Obama Asks Congress If It's Okay That He Started Fighting ISIS | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

So, that happened: This week, America's ongoing battle with the Islamic State reached a new stage, specifically that stage where the president finally...

Meet America's First Openly Bisexual Governor

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

When Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) resigns from office Wednesday, his replacement, Democratic Secretary of State Kate Brown, will make history the na...

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber Resigns

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) announced his resignation from office Friday amid allegations of corruption, a month after he was sworn into office. ...

Oregon Secretary Of State Seems Slightly Miffed Over 'Bizarre' Situation With Governor

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

The possible successor to Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) said on Thursday that she was a little bit confused about why exactly Kitzhaber asked her to ...

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber Says He Will Not Resign Amid Criminal Investigation

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) said on Wednesday that he would not resign amid an investigation by the state attorney general into allegations that hi...

Oregon Governor Under Investigation For Potential Conflict Of Interest

Reuters | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics

By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore., Feb 9 (Reuters) - Oregon's attorney general is investigating allegations surrounding Governor John Ki...

Allegations Against Oregon Gov. 'Troubling'

Reuters | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore., Feb 6 (Reuters) - Oregon's attorney general has labeled as "troubling" allegations against the state...

John Kitzhaber Wins Unprecedented Fourth Term As Oregon Governor

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) has won an unprecedented fourth term in the statehouse, defeating Republican Dennis Richardson. Kitzhaber served as ...

Oregon Governor Defeats Republican Challenger

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) has won his re-election bid, defeating Republican Dennis Richardson. Kitzhaber, who was elected in 2010, previously ...

Republican Defeated In Oregon Governor's Race

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Oregon state Rep. Dennis Richardson (R) has lost the Oregon gubernatorial race to incumbent John Kitzhaber. With Tuesday's results, Kitzhaber is s...

Oregon Governor Asks For Ethics Review Of Fiancée's Consulting Contracts

Reuters | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics

By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore., Oct 13 (Reuters) - Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber (D) asked a state ethics commission on Monday t...

Oregon Governor's Fiancee Admits She Married A Man To Help Him Get U.S. Residency

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

The fiancée of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) admitted on Thursday that she accepted $5,000 nearly two decades ago in exchange for marrying an Ethiop...

State's Medicaid Overhaul Faces Unexpected Setback

AP | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care ov...

Oregon Governor Seeks Lawsuit Over Health Exchange Debacle

AP | JONATHAN J. COOPER and GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. John Kitzhaber said Thursday he's seeking a lawsuit against Oracle Corp. over Oregon's online health insurance enrollment sy...

Friday Talking Points -- Benghazi Frenzy!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There was a noticeable change this week. Republicans as a whole seem to be pivoting away from their stated singular campaign theme of "Obamacare is the root of all the country's problems."

Oregon Governor Saves A Life

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is being hailed as a hero, but it's not for any official act of office. It's for saving a woman's life. On his way to d...

Oregon Governor Walks Out Of Interview Over Questions About State's Health Care Website

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

KATU News' exclusive one-on-one interview with Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber ended abruptly Thursday when the station's interviewer asked about probl...

World's 5th Largest Economy Takes on Climate Change

Cylvia Hayes | Posted 12.31.2013 | Green
Cylvia Hayes

The West Coast region is not waiting for the federal government to take action. As Congress remains gridlocked and climate deniers wield bizarre, scientifically-baseless power in DC, West Coast leadership is stepping up to the most pressing global issue facing humanity.

State Legalizes Marijuana Dispensaries

AP | JONATHAN J. COOPER | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon is legalizing medical marijuana dispensaries. Gov. John Kitzhaber signed a bill on Wednesday giving the state authority to lice...

Senators, Gov To Visit Site Of Wildfires After Tragedy

AP | STEVEN DUBOIS | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. — Gov. John Kitzhaber will visit southwest Oregon to get a firsthand look at the wildfires that have threatened homes and made th...

Marijuana Hits The Lab

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Marijuana testing used to mean checking to see if someone had been smoking it. But with Oregon, Washington and Colorado all maki...