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By Taxpayer Association of Oregon National pollster, Frank Luntz, was interviewed on CBS This Morning Show on a large Snapchat poll of America’s younger generation. The results were surprising, encouraging and alarming. Watch below. View More: Live News|More News Videos

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Dennis Richardson for Secretary of State Dennis Richardson Statement on US Congressional Review of Cover Oregon Central Point, Oregon – Secretary of State candidate Dennis Richardson, who as an Oregon state legislator and Ways and Means Co-Chair, blew the whistle …

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By Taxpayer Association of Oregon pac An unprecedented coalition of  activists have come together to promote an Oregon Grassroots Coalition Slate to send to the National GOP Convention.   The Grassroots Coalition brings together people of diverse voices & values (Oregon …

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One of the pillars of freedom is free speech. Without it a democracy becomes an oligarchy (rule by the elite) and from there devolves to a kakistocracy (rule by the least competent). Free speech only exists when the public has … Continue rea

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Colm for Congress NRCC Grants On The Radar Status to GOP Nominee in CD 5 Stayton, OR — On May 23rd, the Nation Republican Congressional Committee named Colm Willis to their successful, nationally recognized “Young Guns” program. Willis’ campaign has …

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Oregon Senate Republicans IP28’s Regressive Tax Would Have Devastating Effect on Oregon’s Economy Salem, Ore. – Yesterday, the Oregon Senate Interim Committee on Finance and Revenue heard a report on the potential effects of Initiative Petition 28, a ballot measure …

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By John A. Charles, Jr. Google announced recently that it would no longer run ads for payday loans, the short-term loans that typically have high annual interest rates due to the poor credit of customers. Google’s decision is significant because … Continue reading

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by Sen. Doug Whitsett The season for northwest wildfires has arrived, with two major forest fires already occurring in Northwestern Washington. Catastrophic wildfires have become progressively more destructive, causing enormous damage to both public and private forest and range lands, …

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by Gordon J. Fulks, PhD In an essay published on Saturday May 7, 2016, Oregon Legislator Mike Nearman asked those who objected to his skepticism about Anthropogenic Global Warming to provide the evidence (data) that convinced them we are headed …

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by NW Spotlight Oregon Catalyst hosted an election prediction contest for the 2016 primary yesterday, and we have a winner! Reagan, a political consultant from Salem, successfully predicted the most Primary outcomes – 22 of 27. We ended up not scoring …

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By Taxpayer Association of Oregon PAC Democrat President Bernie Sanders – 54.31% Hillary Clinton – 43.83% Republican President Donald J Trump – 65.04% Ted Cruz – 16.16% John R Kasich – 15.82% Write-in Votes – 2.99% Oregon Governor Republican Bud …

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By Taxpayer Association of Oregon PAC OregonWatchdog.com When Senator Doug Whitsett and his wife Rep. Gail Whitsett surprised everyone by resigning their seats mere days after the filing deadline (leaving their chosen successors a free path).   It created a firestorm …

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By Taxpayer Association of Oregon OregonWatchdog.com Here are the results (as currently tabulated) for the turn-out by political party.

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You say you want a revolution Well, you know We all want to change the world Beatles Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT-Socialist) has been running an energetic campaign for the Democrat presidential nomination. So successful has he been that, but for … Continue readi

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by NW Spotlight Who will reign as Oregon’s election prediction champion? Oregon Catalyst is hosting an election prediction contest for the 2016 primary. We invite all activists, political nerds, news junkies, and involved citizens to enter by posting your answers …

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By Kathryn Hickok Did you know that almost half of Washington, D.C.’s public school children attend charter schools? In fact, our nation’s capital now has 115 charters, run by 62 nonprofit organizations. President Bill Clinton signed the legislation authorizing D.C.’s …

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by NW Spotlight It’s too late to mail in your ballots for the 2016 Primary, you’ll need to drop them off at this point. According to the Oregon Secretary of State “All ballots must be received by your county elections office …

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by NW Spotlight The Independent Party of Oregon (IPO) achieved major party status in February 2015. The IPO qualified by having enough registered IPO voters to reach the 5% threshold of the total voters registered for the November 2014 election. …

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Who is winning the House District #26 (vacated by Rep. John Davis) race between John Boylston, Rich Vial and Matt Wingard? By Taxpayer Association of Oregon PAC OregonWatchdog.com Oregon House District #26 Revenue totals Rich Vial………….. $86,400 John Boylston……$41,100 Matt …

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by Sen. Doug Whitsett The proper role of government is frequently debated in the Legislative Assembly. Most lawmakers agree that one of the fundamental functions of government is to provide the basic infrastructure that enables all citizens to have access …

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Who’s winning the Portland Mayor $$$ race among top candidates? By Taxpayer Association of Oregon PAC OregonWatchdog.com Ted Wheeler………………..$904,000 Jules Bailey………………….$211,000 Sarah Iannarone……………$42,000 Sean

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An Election Message to Second Amendment Supporters by Rob Taylor The election is upon us and many voters are still wondering who to cast their vote for and who will be the right representative to protect the rights of the … Conti

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So this past weekend, the politicians and political pundits dominated the headlines with questions as to whether and how presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump could unify the Party. Before you get all nervous about this let’s remembers a couple …

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Who’s winning Oregon’s Secretary-State $$$ race? By Taxpayer Association of Oregon PAC OregonWatchdog.com Val Hoyle (D)……………………..$587,000 Brad Avakian (D)……………….$387,481 Dennis Richardson (R)………$295,000 Richard

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by Sen. Doug Whitsett It is becoming increasingly clear that management problems and funding issues are the “new normal” among Oregon state government agencies. Arguably, as many as a dozen agencies have been suffering from management and funding problems for …

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By Steve Buckstein This year’s May Day activities in Portland centered on promoting “workers’ rights” and “resistance to capitalism.” Unfortunately, too few critics of capitalism seem to realize that many of the workers they seek to help are being kept …

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By Taxpayer Association of Oregon, OregonWatchdog It appears that hundreds of voters have complained to the Secretary of State Office that their ballot contains the wrong party affiliation. We also have heard of complaints. KOIN-TV news did some investigating to …

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by Rep. Mike Nearman I’m running for re-election to the statehouse, and I was at a League of Women’s Voters candidate forum the other night. One of their questions was, “What environmental programs would you implement to help Oregon do …

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By Taxpayer Association of Oregon PAC Here are the latest fundraising totals for the top three governor candidates in Oregon as measured from 2015-2016 to date. Kate Brown (D)…………$3,093,100 Bud Peirce (R)…………..$1,515,000 Allen Alley (R)…………..$344,800 Se

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by NW Spotlight Voting Information Oregon Sec of State – ballot dropoff locations Oregon Sec of State – track your ballot Voter Guides To sign up for a Christian Voter’s Guide (Oregon Family Council) NRA grades & endorsements Oregon Right To …

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