Category Archives: Sen. Jeff Merkley

#thatawkwardmoment when Julian Assange tells progressives to screw off.

In this week’s exciting episode of “Shit I didn’t need to hear”. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gave a strong endorsement to the libertarian wing of the GOP on Thursday, praising Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and his father, former Rep. Ron … Continue reading

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Congressmen Seek To Lift Propaganda Ban…Because you can never have enough lying in your Government.

And this is why I’m calling Wyden and Merkley today! An amendment that would legalize the use of propaganda on American audiences is being inserted into the latest defense authorization bill, BuzzFeed has learned. The amendment would “strike the current … Continue reading

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Obama, indefinite detention and a call for some form of unity.

Let me say this right up front.  Odds are this post will piss you off. Half of you will say that I’m a ObamaBot, willing to let this slide because  he’s my personal Jesus Christ. (Not true.) And half of … Continue reading

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Walking on the razor’s edge with a raging hard on.

Well, the Defense Authorization bill just passed and Obama has thankfully threatened a veto… During Friday’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney accused the Senate of engaging in “political micromanagement at the expense of sensible national security policy,” adding … Continue reading

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Indefinite Detention Update…

The news is not good… WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Tuesday to keep a controversial provision to let the military detain terrorism suspects on U.S. soil and hold them indefinitely without trial — prompting White House officials to reissue a … Continue reading

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We have the…really? Public Option again?

-It’s alive!  IT’S ALIVE!!!! Yesterday, Senator Jeff Merkley was one of four U.S. Senators who co-authored a letter to the majority leader, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), arguing that the majority should use the budget reconciliation process to vote for a … Continue reading

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My Guys on Stupak-Pitts.

Okay, I called the Medford offices of my Senate guys. I spoke to a staffer named Amy.   She told me that he does not support the language in the Stupak-Pitts Amendment and will do everything possible to keep the Senate … Continue reading

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Lieberman pisses in the Bouillabaisse!

Yeah, sure.  Of course he would! Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) told reporters today that he would in fact filibuster any health care bill he doesn’t agree with–and right now, he doesn’t agree with the public option proposal making its way … Continue reading

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Calls to Merkley and Wyden. 09/15/09

Okay, here’s my update.I called Jeff Merkley’s office today.  The woman I talked to (Forgot your name.  Sorry friendy staffer.) said, in a nutshell, that he is working hard to make sure that a public option is still in the … Continue reading

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A response from Jeff Merkley.

I had dropped a note to Jeff Merkley (D-Or.) yesterday and I was going to supplement it with a call to his office today. But it looks like he’s saving me the trouble. Dear Richard, Thank you for contacting me … Continue reading

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