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  • PICKET:(video) Wu makes decision clear - debt ceiling vote before family

    07/27/2011 8:26:03 PM PDT · by paltz · 9 replies
    Washington Times Water Cooler Blog ^ | 7/27/2011 | Kerry Picket
    The Washington Times approached Mr. Wu on Wednesday and asked why he simply does not resign immediately before the debt ceiling vote if the wellbeing of his children "must come before anything else." Mr. Wu remained elusive and his non-response gives clear insight as to how much every vote counts during the debt ceiling fight on Capitol Hill. Is it possible the Democratic leadership asked him to stay until his vote on the debt ceiling was cast?
  • Rep. David Wu to resign amid sexual scandal

    07/26/2011 11:38:17 AM PDT · by 5thGenTexan · 9 replies
    Yahoo's The Ticket Blog ^ | 7/26/2011 | Rachel Rose Hartman | The Ticket
    Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) announced Tuesday he will resign from Congress following accusations he had unwanted sexual contact with a teenage girl. "I cannot care for my family the way I wish while serving in Congress and fighting these very serious allegations," Wu said in a statement.
  • Democratic Rep. David Wu of Oregon has announced that he is resigning from Congress

    07/26/2011 9:44:59 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 73 replies
    The Daily Caller/AP ^ | 26 Jul 2011
  • Allegation of assault on woman in 1970s in college shadow U.S. Rep. David Wu

    07/26/2011 10:31:55 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | July 26, 2011
    The couple met their freshman year at Stanford University, two bright science majors who shared a new circle of friends. She was a hard-working idealist and active campus volunteer. He was a chatty pre-med student whose interests would later shift to law and politics. David Wu, future Oregon congressman, and the woman later dated in their junior year. But that spring, in 1976, she broke things off. A few months later, an encounter occurred that neither wants to discuss. That summer, the 21-year-old Wu was brought to the campus police annex after his ex-girlfriend said he tried to force her...
  • LA Times: David Wu sex allegations, Another Democrat in hot water

    07/25/2011 9:13:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 25, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
    Top House Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi, are again calling for the Ethics Committee to investigate one of their own following allegations of sexual misconduct by Oregon Rep. David Wu. "With deep disappointment and sadness about this situation, I hope that the Ethics Committee will take up this matter," Pelosi, the minority leader, said in a statement to reporters late Sunday. The Oregonian reported last week that the young daughter of a longtime Wu campaign donor called the congressman's office this spring accusing him of "an unwanted sexual encounter." The newspaper said that Wu acknowledged the incident, which occurred over Thanksgiving...
  • Pelosi calls for ethics probe into Wu sex report

    07/24/2011 8:41:26 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 24, 2011 | TIM FOUGHT
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is calling for an ethics panel investigation of Rep. David Wu following a published allegation that a woman reported he'd engaged in unwanted sexual behavior toward her. In a statement Sunday night, Pelolsi asked the "Ethics Committee to initiate an investigation into the allegations against Congressman Wu."
  • Defiant Wu will not resign

    07/24/2011 7:55:56 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | July 24, 2011 | JOHN BRESNAHAN & JONATHAN ALLEN
    Embattled Rep. David Wu will not seek reelection in 2012, but he won’t resign from office now despite allegations that the Oregon Democrat had an “unwanted sexual encounter” with the teenage daughter of a close friend last Thanksgiving. “He isn’t going to be running for reelection,” a Wu adviser, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told POLITICO late Sunday night. “But he hasn’t done anything that rises to the level of requiring him to resign.” Wu’s decision to stay in office comes after a frenzied weekend of lobbying and pressure tactics designed to convince the Oregon Democrat to leave office,...
  • Wu Talks With Pelosi About Sex Allegation

    07/24/2011 8:35:53 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 52 replies
    Fox/AP ^ | July 24, 2011
    Portland, Ore. – Congressman David Wu, who earlier this year apologized for bizarre behavior during his most recent re-election campaign, was facing calls for his resignation on Saturday over yet another crisis -- a young woman's reported accusation that she had an "unwanted sexual encounter" with the Democrat three weeks after his election victory in November.
  • Pressure mounts for Oregon Rep. David Wu to resign

    07/23/2011 4:05:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | July 23, 2011 | Beth Slovic
    U.S. Rep. David Wu spoke briefly to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Saturday after Pelosi's meeting at the White House to discuss the federal debt ceiling. The substance of the conversation was not disclosed, but congressional sources familiar with the thinking and attitude of congressional leadership said it's likely that Pelosi told Wu to resign and to step down soon. Other Democratic leaders are expressing the same desire, according to those familiar with the deliberation. In June, Pelosi released a statement calling on former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., to step down after a similar Saturday conversation. Weiner's offense -- sending...
  • Dem Congressman Wu at center of sex allegationMain Content Wu at center of sex allegation

    07/23/2011 11:06:23 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/23/11 | JOHN BRESNAHAN & JONATHAN ALLEN
    Rep. David Wu has been accused of an “unwanted sexual encounter” with the teenage daughter of a longtime friend, the latest scandal to engulf the troubled Oregon Democrat. The Oregonian reported that the 56-year-old Wu “acknowledged a sexual encounter to his senior aides but insisted it was consensual,” according to sources aware of the incident. Continue Reading Text Size - + reset Listen Latest on POLITICO Talks resume - briefly - at W.H. House GOP plans afternoon huddle Obama: 'Do what's right' for country As Washington turns: the Obama-Boehner breakup Manatt, ex-DNC chair, dies at 75 Phone tag and wrong...
  • Young woman accuses Oregon Rep. David Wu of aggressive, unwanted sexual encounter

    07/22/2011 7:11:22 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 53 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 7/22/2011 | Charles Pope, Janie Har and Beth Slovic
    A distraught young woman called (Democrat) Oregon Rep. David Wu's Portland office this spring, accusing him of an unwanted sexual encounter, according to multiple sources. When confronted, Wu acknowledged a sexual encounter to his senior aides but insisted it was consensual, the sources said. The woman is the daughter of a longtime friend and campaign donor. She apparently did not contact police at the time. One person who heard the voice mail described the woman as upset, breathing heavily and "distraught." In the voice mail, the young woman accused Wu of aggressive and unwanted sexual behavior, according to sources with...
  • Wu at center of sex allegation (crazy Oregon dem congresscritter)

    07/23/2011 7:29:47 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | July 22, 2011 | JOHN BRESNAHAN & JONATHAN ALLEN
    Rep. David Wu has been accused of an “unwanted sexual encounter” with the teenage daughter of a longtime friend, the latest scandal to engulf the troubled Oregon Democrat. The Oregonian reported that the 56-year-old Wu “acknowledged a sexual encounter to his senior aides but insisted it was consensual,” according to sources aware of the incident. The unidentified teenage woman and her family did not file any criminal complaint over the incident, which took place sometime around last Thanksgiving. Calling the episode “very serious,” Wu did not specifically address allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances on a young woman who...
  • Report: Democrat Rep. David Wu admits sexual encounter with donor’s young daughter

    07/23/2011 4:21:02 AM PDT · by blueyon · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 7/23/2011 | Michelle Malkin
    Wu-hoo! Hey, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Nancy Pelosi, I’m over here! When last I wrote about the bizarre behavior of Democrat Rep. David Wu of Oregon, it was February of this year. I said he needed a Democrat leadership intervention after he freaked out his staff, posed in the above costume obtained by Willamette Week, and engaged in other inexplicable antics. As I noted, Wu’s behavior has caused Capitol Hill concern dating back to 2003. But none of the swamp-draining Democrat leaders bothered to do anything about it. And Wu went on a national media tour asserting he can continue to...
  • Wu says he was hospitalized in 2008 for reaction to mental-health drug (Gadaffi Levels of Goofy)

    02/28/2011 2:18:05 PM PST · by MissesBush · 15 replies
    U.S. Rep. David Wu says he was hospitalized after his 2008 campaign for symptoms that later were diagnosed as a reaction to a common mental health drug. The Oregon Democrat said he felt dizzy and confused on Election Day that year, a period of time when his staff and family have said they were unable to find him. "It came up that afternoon, and it knocked me off my can," Wu said, referring to the symptoms. Wu discussed his mental health Sunday in an interview with The Associated Press at his Portland office, offering more details of his psychiatric treatment...
  • Name That Party: AP Stops Tagging Troubled 'Centrist' Wu As a Dem

    02/28/2011 9:25:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/28/11 | Tom Blumer
    Oregon residents and news followers nationwide can be forgiven for shaking their heads over the Associated Press's latest item on the misadventures of Congressman David Wu. All of a sudden he's apparently not a Democrat -- well, at least he's not identified as such by the wire service's Jonathan J. Cooper. (Snip) The theory here is that now that Wu's woes have become a more prominent national story, the AP has decided that the party identification of Wu should came to a halt, lest readers get their minds polluted with the craaaaazy idea that politicians in various forms of trouble
  • Congressman David Wu Has a Tiger Problem

    02/24/2011 3:07:16 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 26 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 02/24/2011
    Seven-term Democratic representative David Wu is being asked to step down, after sending a picture of himself in a tiger costume to his staff. But it's not just the tiger pic - seven staff members resigned after the 2010 election season, in which Wu exhibited some bizarre office behavior. On Tuesday, Wu appeared on Good Morning America to address it all. First off, the tiger costume: It was just ......posted using frpa
  • Newspapers, GOP call for congressman to resign (Tiger outfit??)

    02/24/2011 11:29:47 AM PST · by Frantzie · 31 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 2-24-2011 | Johnathan Cooper
    SALEM, Ore. – A photo of Rep. David Wu wearing a tiger costume and other unusual revelations about his mental health are increasing pressure on the seven-term Oregon Democrat to step down.
  • Newspapers, GOP call for congressman to resign

    02/23/2011 5:21:03 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 23, 2011 | JONATHAN J. COOPER
    SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Seven-term Democratic Rep. David Wu faced increasing pressure Wednesday to step down amid a series of bizarre revelations in recent days about his mental health, including a photo he sent to staffers during his re-election bid showing him wearing a tiger costume. The state Republican chair and one of Oregon's largest newspapers said Wu should resign, but Wu says he has no intention of quitting.
  • Oregon congressman tells paper he took painkiller

    02/22/2011 10:13:43 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 23, 2011
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon congressman said Tuesday that he accepted prescription drugs from a campaign contributor last October, around the same time members of his staff complained of his erratic behavior. Rep. David Wu told The Oregonian in a written response to a query that he had left another kind of painkiller - one prescribed by his doctor for neck pain - in Washington.
  • Rep. David Wu apologizes for tiger photos, behavior

    02/22/2011 6:22:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | February 22, 2011 | Jennifer Epstein
    Oregon Rep. David Wu apologized Tuesday for sending photos of himself dressed in a tiger costume to aides, calling that and other behavior last fall “unprofessional” and “inappropriate” as his mental health suffered. “You shouldn’t ever send photographs of yourself in a Halloween costume, something you intend to wear to a private party a couple of nights later,” the Democrat said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” It’s just not professional, even when you’re joshing around with your kids a couple of nights before Halloween. I did send those photographs. It was unprofessional, inappropriate.” Half a dozen Wu staffers have quit...
  • Documents Show Congressman David Wu's Staff “Threatened to Shut Down His Campaign”

    02/18/2011 8:52:48 PM PST · by Islander7 · 7 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | Feb 18, 2011 | By BETH SLOVIC
    U.S. Rep. David Wu’s behavior grew so erratic in the final weeks before his re-election last November that the Oregon Democrat’s closest political advisers staged two of what some of them termed “interventions” to urge him to seek psychiatric help, WW has learned. ------------ snip Wu’s increasingly odd behavior and communication typified by this set of emails so troubled staff that sources say the employees deliberately hid him from public view during the last three days of Wu’s campaign even as his Republican opponent furiously fought for votes across Oregon’s 1st Congressional District.
  • David Wu, future Oregon congressman says he is sorry for his "inexcusable behavior" 28 years ago

    10/13/2004 11:56:22 AM PDT · by crushelits · 10 replies · 1,943+ views
    oregonlive.com ^ | October 12, 2004 | LAURA GUNDERSON, DAVE HOGAN and JEFF KOSSEFF
    Allegation of assault on woman in 1970s in college shadows Wu The couple met their freshman year at Stanford University, two bright science majors who shared a new circle of friends. She was a hard-working idealist and active campus volunteer. He was a chatty pre-med student whose interests would later shift to law and politics. David Wu, future Oregon congressman, and the woman later dated in their junior year. But that spring, in 1976, she broke things off. A few months later, an encounter occurred that neither wants to discuss. That summer, the 21-year-old Wu was brought to the campus...
  • Sorry, Klingon interpreters, Oregon's not hiring

    05/13/2003 6:50:36 AM PDT · by Carpet Kitten · 29 replies · 791+ views
    AP ^ | Tuesday, May 13, 2003
    <p>Officials have said they won't be needing your services, after all.</p> <p>The office that treats mental health patients in Multnomah County had included Klingon on a list of 55 languages that could be spoken by incoming patients.</p> <p>But the inclusion of the Star Trek language drew a spate of tongue-in-cheek headlines.</p>
  • Rep. David Wu's staff confronted him over concerns about his mental health

    02/18/2011 7:14:06 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 58 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | Feb. 18, 2011 | Charles Pope and Janie Har
    WASHINGTON -- Three days before the Nov. 2 election, Oregon Rep. David Wu’s most loyal and senior staffers were so alarmed by his erratic behavior that they demanded he enter a hospital for psychiatric treatment. Their concern had been spiking for weeks in tandem with Wu’s increasingly unpredictable performance on the campaign trail and in private. He was loud and sometimes angry, some of them told The Oregonian. He said kooky things to staff and -- more worrisome with a tough election fast approaching -- around potential voters and donors. Most of all, they were worried for Wu, a 55-year-old...
  • U.S. Rep. David Wu loses staffers, political team amid complaints of public behavior

    01/19/2011 10:44:11 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | January 18, 2011 | Janie Har
    Since the November election, U.S. Rep. David Wu, D-Ore., has lost at least six staffers plus the leadership of a veteran campaign team that guided him to a seventh term amid complaints about his public behavior. The exodus includes Wu's longtime chief of staff, Julie Tippens, and communications director, Julia Krahe, both in Washington, D.C. Krahe left without securing a job while Tippens took a similar position with a lawmaker with far less seniority. In addition, Wu has lost virtually his entire political team -- people who have been with the Democrat for more than a decade -- including his...
  • Willamette Vinyards funding Acorn Bus in Oregon

    08/12/2009 1:29:53 PM PDT · by Zathras · 27 replies · 1,701+ views
    http://busproject.org/
    One of our sources at the David Wu protest Monday found this. I suspect a direct connection between Pelosi's vineyard in Napa, WWV and Acorn.
  • Kitts(R-OR) runs for Congress

    01/25/2006 5:46:28 PM PST · by DuckFan4ever · 14 replies · 275+ views
    Oregonlive ^ | 1/25/06 | Staff
    Rep. Derrick Kitts, R-Hillsboro, will run against Congressman David Wu rather than seek re-election to the Oregon Legislature this year, Kitts announced Wednesday. Kitts, 32, is in his second two-year term in the Oregon House. He said he differs with Wu on a number of issues, including trade, taxes, immigration and private property rights. During the 2005 Legislature, Kitts chaired the House Elections and Rules Committee. His top accomplishment of the session was successfully working for passage of legislation that made several changes in campaign finance disclosure laws. The legislation was introduced after a Salem representative resigned amid allegations that...
  • Wu calls what he did in 1976 'inexcusable'

    10/13/2004 9:59:52 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies · 1,000+ views
    The Portland Oregonian ^ | October 13, 2004 | Harry Esteve
    Rep. David Wu (D), facing tough reelection, apologizes for "inexcusable" incident.