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Peter Defazio

Why This Candidate Is Soliciting Urine Samples From Across His State

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics

By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore., April 29 (Reuters) - A candidate for Congress is soliciting mass urine samples from Oregonians as pa...

Fighting Illegal Logging With Numbers

Jesse Prentice-Dunn | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green
Jesse Prentice-Dunn

Thanks to the Lacey Act, we've already made progress in slowing the trade of illegal wood products, but we still have a ways to go.

Members of Congress, Farmers and Businesses Call on Obama to Fulfill Campaign Promise on GMO Labeling

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

Although the FDA doesn't need congressional authorization in order to mandate a federal labeling standard for GMOs, federal lawmakers have become increasingly vocal on the issue.

Dem Blasts Global Warming Skeptics As 'Blathering Idiots'

The Huffington Post | Byron Kittle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) delivered a fiery speech Wednesday urging action to combat global warming and blasting Republicans for their climate chang...

Zach Carter

Why This Democrat Thinks His Colleagues Are 'Cockroaches'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) compared his Capitol Hill colleagues to "reverse cockroaches" on Thursday for stripping a major bipartisan budget deal of ...

HOPELESS: Congress Leaving Unemployed Out In The Cold

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter, Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

Note to the 1.3 million Americans wondering if Congress will cut off their unemployment benefits at year-end: It's hopeless. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore...

Climate Skeptic Who Questioned AIDS 'Crisis' Elected State's GOP Chair

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics

Art Robinson, a vocal skeptic of man-made climate change who unsuccessfully ran against Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) in 2010 and 2012, was elected Satu...

Joe Satran

Bill Introduced To Congress To Mandate Labeling Of GMO Foods

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 04.25.2013 | Green

On Wednesday, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) introduced bills to the Senate and House of Representatives that would req...

Which Members of Congress Are Standing Up for Economic Decency - and Which 'Progressives' Aren't

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

If you don't see the name of your Congress member on that list, you live in a House district without a representative standing up for economic decency.

Most of Progressive Caucus Taking a Dive on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

Norman Solomon | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

For the social compact of the United States, most of the Congressional Progressive Caucus has gone missing.

Multiple Federal Agencies Ponder Relationship of Aggressive Patent Enforcement and Anti-Competition

Christina Gagnier | Posted 04.06.2013 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

The issue of defensive patent enforcement is starting to move beyond consumer technology products.

Read My Lips: Yes, New Taxes

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

To equitably reduce the deficit in a way that maintains good faith with the American people requires tax increases. Yes, new taxes are necessary. Especially those focused on the speculators who caused the crash.

Thanks to Chris Dodd, Dodd-Frank Is Toothless and the Revolving Door Keeps Spinning

Jane White | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business
Jane White

As a result of this lack of courage to tackle the toxic effect of money on politics, expect that taxpayers will once again be on the hook for even more reckless banks.

Paul Blumenthal

The Biggest Donor In Recent History

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, among those whose contributions are disclosed, is far and away the largest donor to independent politica...

Paul Blumenthal

Wall Street Billionaire Targets Oregon Congressman

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the second election in a row, a Long Island-based hedge fund manager is trying to defeat a liberal Oregon congressman by pumping mon...

Peter DeFazio Stands By Question To GOP Colleague: 'Why Do You Hate This Country?'

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) is standing by a remark he made last week questioning the patriotism of a Republican colleague who refused to support spen...

Activists Visit Geithner's Home to Ask "Which Side Are You On?"

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The protesters consider Geithner the key architect of Obama's economic recovery plan and the loudest voice within the president's inner circle for taking a "hands off" approach to tougher government rules to tame Wall Street's risky practices.

DeFazio Defeats 24-Year-Old Challenger

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) on Tuesday coasted to an easy win, predictably crushing his 24-year-old opponent Matthew Robinson, the son of DeFazio's on...

Lucia Graves

Top Democrat Faces Father, Son Election Challengers

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

Rep. Peter DeFazio, a top Democrat on powerful transportation and natural resources congressional subcommittees, faces challenges from two members of ...

Dan Froomkin

Will Obama Embrace 'Robin Hood Tax'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Advocates of a tiny but lucrative tax on financial transactions are increasingly hopeful that President Barack Obama's need to more firm...

Iran Threat Reduction Act Actually Enhances Threat of War

Stephen Zunes | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Stephen Zunes

Never in the history of this country has Congress ever restricted the right of the White House or State Department to meet with representatives of a foreign state, even in wartime. If this measure passes, it will establish a dangerous precedent.

Crash Tax: Wall Street Reparations

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

It's time for Wall Street to pay reparations for the financial collapse it caused. It's time for a crash tax, a tiny sales tax on Wall Street transactions, the revenues from which would pay for Main Street restoration.

It's Simple: You're Either For the Bank Tax or You're For the Banks

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Occupy Wall Street caught on quickly and dramatically, and has already achieved the seemingly impossible by changing the public dialog from what Washington wants to discuss -- deficits -- to what the rest of the country wants to talk about.

Michael McAuliff

Occupy Wall Street's Message Gains Momentum In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Occupy Wall Street is finding a louder voice in Congress as lawmakers invoked its rhetoric repeatedly Wednesday in attempts to crack dow...

Tax the One Percent -- Make Wall Street Fund America

Van Jones | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Van Jones

A recently proposed Wall Street Tax on financial transactions would cover nearly all of the Super Committee's mandated deficit reductions. So Congress is about to face a telling choice. Will they vote to tax Wall Street gamblers in the 1%?