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Where Are the Better Angels of Our Nature?

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 04.02.2014 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Most Americans want civility in our politics. Most. But not all. U.S. Rep. Randy Weber was busy being uncivil before the speech even began. I wanted to respond to this as a minister and American -- and did so.

Right-Wing Judges Seek to Close the Courthouse Doors to Public Interest Claims

Bennet Kelley | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Imagine an America in which lawyers dared not challenge the mightiest no matter how egregious their offenses may be for fear of financial ruin.

The Spectrum "Crunch" Bar

Mike Smith | Posted 07.19.2011 | Technology
Mike Smith

A Brookings Institution report says 99% of smartphones will have WiFi capability within the next two years. Goodbye TV? In South Korea 23 million people use digital mobile broadcast. They watch content and TV programs on smartphones.

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington to Kill Community Radio

Craig Aaron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Craig Aaron

The Mr. Smith in question is Gordon Smith, who is persuading his former colleagues to use a rolling series of secret holds to keep a bill off the floor that would create thousands of new hyper-local community radio stations.

Attention Democrats: When the House Is on Fire, Don't Cower, Grab a Hose

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Voters are angry, and while it is illogical that people seem to be looking to break the gridlock in Washington by voting in Republicans who are no better, the anger is based on real concerns.

Come As You Are: The End of America's HIV Ban

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

Beginning today, the United States' decades-old HIV Travel and Immigration Ban will be a relic of the past, and the stigma and discrimination it has engendered around the world will, with any luck, begin to fade, too.

Why Detroit -- Like New York -- Shouldn't Be Allowed To Go Bankrupt

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Before the Democrats give in to the demands of red state senators who foolishly think they will gain something if they force Detroit into bankruptcy, I hope that the Democratic leadership makes them filibuster.

We Win, They Lose. Now, Let's Get To Work

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Candidates endorsed or "A" rated by he NRA suffered losses in every region of the nation, up and down the ballot, losing not only the White House, but also at least six crucial races for the U.S. Senate.

Jeff Merkley Declared Winner In Oregon Senate Race

AP | BRAD CAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. — Democrat Jeff Merkley has ousted Republican Sen. Gordon Smith, a victory once considered unlikely against an incumbent who had ...

Seth Colter Walls

Schumer, DSCC Predict Victory In Tight Oregon Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Wednesday, Sen. Chuck Schumer predicted to several Democratic insiders that Jeff Merkley will unseat incumbent Sen. Gordon Smith in Oregon, multipl...

What's Left: The Races That Haven't Been Called

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A look at the uncalled races and ballot measure from Election Day, including those states yet to be called in the presidential race between Democrat B...

Jeff Merkley, Gordon Smith Senate Election Results?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrat Jeff Merkley has defeated incumbent Republican Senator Gordon Smith in Oregon, according to the Oregonian newspaper. If the result stands, ...

Sam Stein

GOP Senators Who Denounced McCain Robocalls Are Employing Same Firm

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two of the four Republican Senators who have condemned John McCain's robocall campaign attacking Barack Obama are currently employing the telemarketin...

Channeling His Inner Obama

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

Now Karl Rove's independent smear operation, Freedom Watch, is shifting its focus from Colorado to Minnesota and Oregon, and the mud's beginning to fly.

Sam Stein

The McCain Camp's Newer And Nastier Robocall Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ignoring widespread criticism, even from within his own party, John McCain's presidential campaign launched on Wednesday a fresh and vicious wave of r...

Seth Colter Walls

Another GOP Senator Decries Ayers Robocalls

HuffingtonPost.com | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATED BELOW*** Oregon's Gordon Smith has become the fourth Republican Senator to disavow John McCain's robocalls linking Barack Obama to Bill Ay...

Signs of a Political Earthquake in Oregon

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

A Democratic U.S. Senate that included Jeff Merkley as one of its stars would have a much more difficult time rubber stamping the corporate-written trade policies.

GOP Sen. Smith Accused Of Hiring Illegal Immigrants

Williamette Week | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Up on a hill overlooking this Eastern Oregon town of 701 people, Smith Frozen Foods turns raw produce from the surrounding fields into ready-to-eat pr...

Sam Stein

Gordon Smith Declines McCain Committee Role

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For weeks now, Sen. Gordon Smith has been actively running away from the standard bearers of his own party, even running television advertisements tha...

Oregon GOP Candidate Endorses Obama

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican Party is famous for keeping members loyal. But in Oregon, at least, that no longer seems to be the case. First Oregon GOP Sen. Gordon S...

Rachel Weiner

GOP Senator Uses Obama In Another Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR) uses Barack Obama in another ad -- even though the candidate endorsed his Democratic challenger. In the ad, Smith touts his ...

Endangered GOP Senators Afraid To Be Seen At Convention

National Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nine of 12 targeted Republicans running in the most competitive Senate races this fall are either skipping the Republican convention in St. Paul, Minn...

Jason Linkins

Oregon Republican Tries To Hitch A Ride On Obama's Coattails

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you cast your mind back to the May special election held in Mississippi between Democrat Travis Childers and Republican Greg Davis, the GOP thought...

2008 Oregon Senate General Election:
Smith (R-i) vs Merkley (D)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

OR-Sen: Smith vs Merkley

Sam Stein

Gordon Smith Defends Lott's Segregationist Comments

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday morning, Sen. Gordon Smith, R-OR, offered a passionate defense of the pro-segregationist comments made by his col...