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Filibuster Talk Won’t Work Unless Senators Listen

February 27th, 2015 3 Comments

As anyone who watches C-SPAN closely can attest, the Senate floor fills for votes and empties for speeches. But the rule requiring senators to be in attendance is still on the books and can be invoked by any senator at any time.

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Oregon’s Democratic Prospects May Rise if GOP Wins

October 10th, 2014 No Comments

If you believe that money is power, Oregon has not had this much power on Capitol Hill since the Packwood-Hatfield era ended two decades ago.

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Oregonians Already “Pay It Forward”

August 23rd, 2013 1 Comment

Here’s how we can do Merkley’s concept one better, and fund our children’s higher education in a more self-reliant way.

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Filibuster in Film: Twelve Little Lessons

December 28th, 2012 No Comments

Only a newcomer in Washington could believe that legislators are called “lawmakers” for a reason. Not surprisingly, recent news accounts have characterized Merkley and other reformers as “a cohort of short-sighted Senate sophomores.”

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