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by Dan Lucas Gov. Kate Brown announced today “‘Oregonians United to End Gun Violence,’ a plan to reduce gun violence in Oregon and across the country.” She is joining other anti-gun officials “to release new policies and legislation that protects …

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by NW Spotlight Reuters is reporting that “Donald Trump abruptly postponed his planned announcement on Friday of his vice presidential running mate because of a deadly truck attack in France, but Republican sources said his choice was expected to be …

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by Sen. Doug Whitsett The Paris Agreement on Climate Change (Agreement) is being hailed by its proponents as a huge step forward in reducing global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and saving the environment. However, further review of what the Agreement …

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“Yes officer, I know I was going 80 miles per hour but I did not intend to violate the law.”                                                                                                        TJH (circa 2016) On la

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by NW Spotlight CNN reported yesterday that “President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush on Tuesday will speak at an interfaith memorial service in Dallas for five police officers slain late last week, as well as meet with …

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By Steve Buckstein Now that the massive Gross Receipts Tax measure IP 28 will be on Oregon’s November ballot, we likely will see many estimates of its impact on the state economy. An economic research center at Portland State University … Continue rea

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by NW Spotlight A poll conducted in Oregon in late June found that IP28 currently enjoys majority support, Hillary Clinton has a double-digit, 14-point lead over Donald Trump, and Governor Brown takes a 7-point lead into the summer against Bud …

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From MSNBC’s Morning Joe: FBI debunks Clinton’s email claims WATCH: FBI debunks Hillary Clinton’s email claims https://t.co/4oFfX7ScJB — Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) July 6, 2016 C-SPAN: U.S. Rep Trey Gowdy grills FBI Director James Comey on Hillary Clinton’s emails and “Intent”

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by Sen. Doug Whitsett Oregon has been spent into a monumental, multi-agency, multi-billion dollar budgetary hole during the past several legislative sessions. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is among the state agencies facing the worst financial challenges for the …

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On Tuesday morning, July 5, fifty-two percent of the Brits gave a quiet fist pump and issued a silent “YES” that they, in fact, got it right when they voted to exit the European Union.  There was probably another substantial … Continue reading U

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by NW Spotlight The Hill is reporting today “It’s decision time for Donald Trump and for the potential vice presidential candidates considering whether to hitch their political futures to his renegade campaign.” The Hill goes on to note that Trump …

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By Taxpayer Association of Oregon The petition to protect your privacy as a voter (IP 50) and the petition to stop politicians from using “Fake Emergencies” (which block voter’s ability to vote on their bad laws) need your help in …

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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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