Congress

Jefferson Exchange | October 24, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Sen. Merkley Makes His Case

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In general, there's no easier time to defeat a sitting U.S. Senator than when he or she is seeking a second term.

Case in point: the work Republicans did to find a solid candidate to oppose Sen. Jeff Merkley's run for a second term in Oregon. 

Surgeon Monica Wehby is the opposition candidate in one of this year's most visible political races. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 3, 2014 | 9:00
10:25 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Congress Fails to Continue Extended Unemployment Benefits

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It is not a very Happy New Year for unemployed people, but it's even less happy for the long-term unemployed. 

Because Congress recessed for the holiday season without extending unemployment payments, as it had in previous years. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 28, 2013
1:19 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Dennis Linthicum Challenges Oregon's Walden From The Right

Klamath County Commissioner and Congressional candidate Dennis Linthicum in June 2013.
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Oregon U.S. Representative Greg Walden (R-2nd District) is part of the Republican leadership in the House.

His job is getting fellow Republicans elected to house seats, and now he faces an intra-party challenge to his own. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 15, 2013
10:37 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Still Awaiting Congressional Attention: Immigration Reform

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The continuing deadlock in Congress leaves plenty of work unfinished. 

Federal government shutdown and debt ceiling aside, there are still important pieces of legislation languishing--immigration reform among them. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 2, 2013
12:06 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

VENTSday-Federal Shutdown + Health Exchanges Open

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We do not schedule guests for Wednesday at 8:30, because that's the time for VENTSday, your chance to vent (politely, please) on a pair of topics in the news. 

We bring the topics, you bring the opinions.  It's VENTSday on The Jefferson Exchange.

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Jefferson Exchange | September 25, 2013
11:34 am
Tue September 24, 2013

VENTSday-Congress & Defunding Obamacare + "Clearcut Oregon"

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We do not schedule guests for Wednesday at 8:30, because that's the time for VENTSday, your chance to vent (politely, please) on a pair of topics in the news.

We bring the topics, you bring the opinions.

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