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  • Dem Senator’s Euphemism for Illegal Immigrants: “Community Members”

    01/19/2018 5:27:23 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You might call them illegal immigrants. Others like “Dreamers.” But Dem Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon has come up with a new euphemism: “community members.” Interviewed on CNN this morning, Merkley, three times in less than a minute, spoke of “community members” when referring to people in the country illegally. He bemoaned the fact that “more than 100 lose their legal status each day.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Dem Senators Call on Trump to Resign 'Immediately' (They can pound Sand!!!)

    12/11/2017 5:05:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 127 replies ^ | December 11, 2017 | Courtney O'Brian
    Three of President Trump's female accusers spoke with NBC's Megyn Kelly Monday about their experiences, all claiming he took advantage of them sexually. Former beauty pageant contestant Samntha Holvey alleged that Trump made her feel like "a piece of meat," Rachel Crooks, a former receptionist, claimed he forcibly kissed her, and Jessica Leeds, a traveling saleswoman, says he groped and kissed her on an airplane. The White House has dismissed them as "false claims," as Kelly reiterated on her show.These women's stories, however, were enough to convince Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) that the president needs to step down "immediately." Should...
  • BREAKING: Pervert Democrat Senator Al Franken Expected to Resign Thursday

    12/06/2017 11:34:16 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 127 replies
    GP ^ | December 6,2017 | Cristina Laila
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, posted to Facebook her call on Franken to resign Click here to see the list of Senators calling on Franken to resign. A top Senate Dem says he expects Franken to resign Thursday shortly after Franken’s office said he would be making an announcement Thursday. Democrat Senator Ron Wyden tweeted,”I expect that Senator Franken will announce his resignation tomorrow. It is the right thing to do given this series of serious allegations.”
  • Report: Senate Dems preparing to filibuster Trump’s SCOTUS nominee — no matter who it is

    01/30/2017 10:55:14 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 55 replies
    HotAir ^ | January 30, 2017 | Allahpundit
    What a silly thing to say on the eve of Trump making his announcement. Now he has no incentive to choose a seemingly more moderate nominee, like Tom Hardiman, over someone like William Pryor. If it’s true that the filibuster is coming no matter what, then McConnell’s going to have to deploy the nuclear option no matter what — in which case, why not nominate the most hardline judge you can find? With Trump prepared to announce his nominee on Tuesday evening, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) said in an interview on Monday morning that he will filibuster any pick that...
  • Merkley: Supreme Court vacant seat 'is being stolen from the Obama administration'

    11/11/2016 11:53:43 AM PST · by kevcol · 89 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 11, 2016 | Ryan Lovelace
    "The seat that is sitting empty is being stolen. It's being stolen from the Obama administration and the construct of our Constitution and it's being delivered to an administration that has no right to fill it," Merkley said. . . . When pressed on his answer further, Merkley said he thought any nominee put forward by the president-elect in the next administration would be "illegitimate."
  • U.S. Senator: 'Global Warming is...the Moral Challenge of Our Generation' [Jeff Merkley]

    04/25/2016 3:11:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 25, 2016 | 3:26 PM EDT | ( Staff)
    In a speech he said he was giving “to recognize the importance of the signing” of the Paris climate agreement, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D.-Ore.) declared on the Senate floor last week that “global warming is…the more challenge of our generation.” […] “We know what the stakes are,” the senator said. “We don’t need computer models to look 50 years into the future because the impacts are here today. We see it in our own communities. We see it in our own States. We see it through the impact of droughts, the impact of wildfires, the impact of heat waves, the...
  • Jeff Merkley introduces sweeping LGBT rights bill that makes big changes to Civil Rights Act

    07/25/2015 3:06:07 PM PDT · by Twotone · 17 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | July 24, 2015 | Jeff Mapes
    Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley, who led the fight in the last Senate for a ban on job discrimination against gays, has said for months that he's shifting to a more expansive approach. On Thursday, Merkley and his allies introduced their new bill, and it is indeed far more sweeping than anything the Oregon Democrat has proposed on gay rights in the past.
  • Elizabeth Warren calls Cruz, Walker 'scary,' says Dems blew 2014 elections

    05/31/2015 7:08:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Popular Sen. Elizabeth Warren, still being urged to run for president, is calling Republican White House hopefuls Sen. Ted Cruz and front-runner Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker "scary," two potential presidents that could undo a decade of Democratic policies. "Just the thought of a possible President Ted Cruz or President Scott Walker is scary," she warned in an email to supporters. "But here's something even scarier: A President Ted Cruz or President Scott Walker with a Republican-controlled Senate – confirming extremist judges, repealing health care and financial reform, and rigging the system even further for the rich and the powerful," she...
  • Dems press Obama to 'ban the box' (convictions)

    05/11/2015 12:10:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Twenty-seven senators want President Obama to block federal agencies and contractors from asking job applicants about prior criminal convictions. The senators, including 26 Democrats and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), want Obama to take executive action to "ban the box," referring to a question on job applications that asks if an applicant has any convictions. "We ask you to require federal contractors and agencies to refrain from asking job applicants about prior convictions until later in the hiring process," they said in a letter to Obama on Monday. "This policy would eliminate unnecessary barriers to employment for all job...
  • Keystone debate ends with Democrats' ire

    01/23/2015 1:01:55 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | January 23, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Washington (CNN)Senators worked till midnight on Thursday moving through a series of amendments to a bill that would green-light construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, but Senate Democrats wanted to stay longer. At least, they were frustrated with what they said was a double standard from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who moved to end debate on the bill and set up a final vote next week after tabling a number of Democratic amendments. The Senate had already voted on 15 amendments, 10 of which were offered by Democrats and another five from Republicans. But Democrats cried foul at...
  • Jeff Merkley blames Koch brothers, other big donors for heavy Democratic Senate losses

    11/06/2014 7:18:40 AM PST · by PROCON · 47 replies
    oregonlive ^ | Nov. 6, 2014 | Jeff Mapes
    Sen. Jeff Merkley, speaking to reporters Wednesday after his big re-election victory, blamed heavy Democratic losses in U.S. Senate races on the flood of big outside spending on campaigns unleashed by the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. "I think we should be deeply troubled by the results of last night, where an agenda by and for billionaires -- campaigns funded by out-of-state billionaires -- had victories across our country," Merkley said in a press conference at the Portland Hilton Hotel.
  • Cover Oregon health exchange enrolled U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley into low-income Medicaid

    10/08/2014 2:27:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | October 08, 2014 at 1:51 PM | Nick Budnick
    As a U.S. senator, Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., makes $174,000 a year. So imagine his surprise a few months ago, when he learned the Cover Oregon health insurance exchange had enrolled him in the Oregon Health Plan, which covers only the poorest of the poor. Chalk up another embarrassing glitch for Cover Oregon, which remains a troubled work-in-progress after months of triage and more than $300 million in taxpayer money. A few months ago, Merkley opened the mail at his east Portland home to find he’d been enrolled in the Medicaid-funded Oregon Health Plan. The Oregon Democrat already had signed up...
  • Oh my: GOP challenger leads Dem incumbent Sen. Jeff Merkley — in Oregon

    05/02/2014 1:29:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/02/2014 | AllahPundit
    A mini-bombshell from the Daily Caller. The only poll of the race taken before this came at the start of April and had Monica Wehby trailing Jeff Merkley by 12 points. A month later, the Caller finds her up 40/39 among “active voters,” i.e. newly registered voters plus longtime registered voters who voted in one of the last two elections. What’s changed? Maybe nothing; with so few polls to go by, it could be that one of these is an outlier. Or, it could be that Wehby’s much-praised “Trust” ad that made the rounds a few weeks ago raised her...
  • WAVE YEAR? Daily Caller Poll Shows Deep-Blue Oregon Flashing Red

    05/02/2014 6:02:02 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 97 replies ^ | 5/2/14 | Will Rahn
    Oregon Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley is running neck-and-neck with Republican challenger Monica Wehby, according to a new Daily Caller/Vox Populi Polling survey of registered voters in the state. Wehby, a Portland-based pediatric neurosurgeon, received the support of 40 percent of respondents, while an additional five percent say they are leaning towards supporting the first-time candidate. Merkley, who was elected to the Senate in 2008, garners the support of just 39 percent of respondents, with two percent saying they lean towards supporting him. Fourteen percent of voters said they do not know whom they would support. According to Vox Populi’s Brent...
  • Monica Wehby fuels GOP hopes of replacing Jeff Merkley, chalking up statewide victory [Gay Marriage]

    04/21/2014 8:52:02 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 18 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | February 28, 2014 at 3:08 PM | Jeff Mapes
    It's not often that a candidate for U.S. Senate takes the stage after performing brain surgery. So it wasn't surprising that pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby was greeted with awe at a recent GOP campaign event in King City. "Dr. Wehby did two cranials this morning," says moderator Billie Reynolds, beaming at the candidate running for the seat held by Democrat Jeff Merkley. "We're fortunate to have someone with her gifts willing to put herself on the line for politics." Wehby is used to such welcomes from Republicans in Oregon as well as Washington, D.C., who think she just might have...
  • Senate candidate Monica Wehby tells GOP forum that abortion is 'personal decision'

    04/21/2014 8:29:23 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 92 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | January 24, 2014 at 4:09 PM | Jeff Mapes
    Portland pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby, continuing to separate herself from the four other Republican Senate candidates on the abortion issue, told a GOP forum in Baker City that she was personally pro-life but did not want the government involved in a woman's decision on whether to have one.“I believe this is a personal decision between a women and her family, not a woman and the federal government,” said Wehby, according to the Baker City Herald. Wehby and the four other Republican candidates -- state Rep. Jason Conger of Bend, Portland attorney Tim Crawley, former Linn County Chair Jo Rae Perkins...
  • GOP Eyes Senate Race In Blue State Oregon

    04/21/2014 12:59:42 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies ^ | 4/21/14 | Wynton Hall
    In an aggressive move, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) issued a memorandum highlighting the GOP's widening 2014 Senate battle map into blue state stronghold Oregon. The memo cited new polling that reveals first term Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley is "incredibly vulnerable, far more so than most suspected." The poll, conducted by Harper Polling, found that Merkley's favorables are just 39% and under 50% on the ballot. Oregon has not elected a Republican to statewide office in over a decade. Republicans, however, believe the GOP primary will produce a candidate who can beat Merkley in a state whose disastrous Obamacare...
  • GOP making bold play for US Senate seat in Oregon

    04/21/2014 1:08:27 PM PDT · by kingattax · 17 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 4-21-14 | JONATHAN J. COOPER
    LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) — The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn't been elected to a statewide office in more than a decade. Republicans back in Washington think they've found the right candidate in Monica Wehby, a children's brain surgeon who's raised more than $1 million and put her early opposition to President Barack Obama's health care law at the center of her campaign. The race is shaping up to be a strong test of the GOP strategy of relentlessly using the health law against Democrats in...
  • GOP making bold play for US Senate seat in Oregon

    04/20/2014 10:40:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 20, 2014 12:10 PM EDT | Jonathan J. Cooper
    The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn’t been elected to a statewide office in more than a decade. Republicans back in Washington think they’ve found the right candidate in Monica Wehby, a children’s brain surgeon who’s raised more than $1 million and put her early opposition to President Barack Obama’s health care law at the center of her campaign. […] Wehby faces four other Republicans, most notably state Rep. Jason Conger of Bend, a lawyer who’s promoting his conservative credentials and his experience representing a district that,...
  • So much for the GOP Establishment’s “Electability” Argument in Oregon

    04/08/2014 1:11:23 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    A few weeks ago, I wrote about how the Beltway GOP Establishment has been pushing a liberal, pro-abortion candidate in the U.S. Senate Primary here in Oregon. I talked about how the tired narrative that somehow we have to be more liberal to win elections remains alive and well in DC circles and how the “experts” – including Karl Rove, Saxby Chambliss, Susan Collins, and Richard Burr — do not believe that a conservative pro-life candidate can win in Oregon. They think they know better than those of us fighting here in the trenches. Well, a new Harper poll just...