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4 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

Jules Bailey and Loretta Smith for Multnomah County Board of Commissioners: Editorial endorsement

Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith, left, and Terri Carter of Community Vision, inspect a newly refurbished house in Northeast Portland, which will soon offer affordable-living options for a family of modest means.

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Related Topix: Multnomah County, OR, Lewis & Clark College, Princeton University, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Opinion

20 hrs ago | Plastics News

No action yet, but opposition still brewing to medical device tax

In a letter ostensibly about congratulating newly appointed chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Ron Wyden , Sen. Joe Donnelly pressed for bipartisan Senate action to kill the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices that became law as part of the Affordable Care Act in 2010.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Joe Donnelly, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Senator Joe Donnelly

Fri Apr 18, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Regional Headlines: Keystone Pipeline Delay; 13 Sherpas Dead in...

Firefighters Prepare For 2014 Wildfire Season - Wildfire season is just about here, and the Missoula Fire Department and Missoula Rural Fire District are already gearing up.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Train Disaster, Avalanche, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Pam's House Blend

Clapper Goes on Tour to Persuade University Students Snowden Is No Whistleblower, Not a Hero

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is touring universities and colleges in the United States in an attempt to persuade students that they should not consider former NSA contractor Edward Snowden a whistleblower or a hero.

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Related Topix: Prison, James R. Clapper, Tampa, FL, University of Georgia, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

The Oregonian

Beer prices could go up under FDA rule that angers farmers, brewers

The driver pulls his big rig in front of Widmer Brothers brewery in North Portland two or three times a day, opens the silo chute and fills up the 48-foot-long trailer with a steamy, sloshy byproduct of the brewing process.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Peter DeFazio, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Greg Walden, Republican, US Senate, Food Science

Bellingham Herald

Ranchers, Klamath tribes sign deal to share water

In ceremonies outside Chiloquin, Ore. on Friday, April 18, 2014, Gov. John Kitzhaber, center foreground, prepares to sign an agreement between Upper Klamath Basin cattle ranchers and the Klamath Tribes to share access to rivers and cooperate on restoring fish sacred to the tribes.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Greg Walden, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Jeff Merkley, US Senate, Democrat, John Kitzhaber, US Governors, Chiloquin, OR

Daily Kos

Media Humiliates Itself: WAPO Gives Platform to Shameless Anti-Snowden Smears

Less than a week after whistleblower Edward Snowden was a US Main Stream Media darling as The Guardian and The Washington Post secured the Pulitzer Prize, the media proves itself rapidly willing to revert to rabidly trashing the whistleblower whose revelations made their Pulitzer Prize for Public Service possible.

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Related Topix: The Washington Post Company, Vladimir Putin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Liberal Political News

TaxVox

If Congress Lets Firms Expense Investments, It Should Take Away Their Interest Deduction

Egged on by business lobbyists, congressional tax writers seem increasingly interested in allowing firms to rapidly write off the cost of their capital investments.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Ron Kind, US House of Representatives, Dave Camp, Republican

The Olympian

Why not allow the IRS to prepare tax returns?

For millions of American taxpayers, the uncelebrated unholiday known as Tax Day is spent in an anxious scramble.

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Related Topix: Tax, US Politics, US News, Democrat

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Snowden Asks Putin if Russia Conducts Mass Surveillance

Does Russia intercept, store, or analyze in any way the communications of millions of individuals? And do you believe that simply increasing the effectiveness of intelligence or law enforcement investigations can justify placing societies, rather than their subjects, under surveillance? The first question doesn't sound much different from the ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, James R. Clapper

The Huffington Post

Monica Wehby, Oregon GOP Senate Candidate, Shifts Message On Obamacare Repeal

Monica Wehby, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Oregon, has spent months positioning herself as the moderate, establishment candidate in the crowded GOP primary to challenge Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Jeff Merkley, US Senate, Democrat, Oregon, Jack Kingston, Republican, US House of Representatives, Wedding

USA Today

IRS audits less than 1% of big-business partnerships

The Internal Revenue Service audits fewer than 1 percent of large business partnerships, according to a government report released Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Tax, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Carl Levin, Democrat, John McCain, Republican

Statesman Journal

More payments go to O&C counties

Eighteen western Oregon counties have received $39.6 million in another set of one-time federal payments for lands once owned by the Oregon & California Railroad.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Oregon

OregonLive.com

Oregon's 'most intriguing' list narrows: Check readers' Final 4, vote here for semifinals

Clockwise from left: Sen. Betsy Johnson, Nike co-founder Phil Knight, GOP strategist Elaine Franklin and Republican Senate candidate Monica Wehby.

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Related Topix: Oregon, US Politics, US News, Senator Jeff Merkley, US Senate, Democrat, Scappoose, OR

The Daily Beast

Who Said It: Putin or Obama?By Justin Miller

Putin: "Russia uses surveillance techniques for spying on individuals only with the sanction of a court order.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Wed Apr 16, 2014

jdsupra.com

Energy & Environment Update

Senator Jeanne Shaheen said April 10 that her bipartisan energy efficiency package , could see floor time in May, after consideration of the minimum wage bill .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Fred Upton, Republican, US House of Representatives, Harry Reid

OregonLive.com

Elected officials, experts to meet in Lake Oswego to discuss child abuse epidemic

A roundtable panel discussion including elected officials and experts in the field of child abuse will be held on Tuesday, April 22, at Lake Oswego City Hall.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Lake Oswego, OR, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Kurt Schrader, US Senate, Clackamas County, OR, Oregon City, OR

Alabama Live

Death may be certain; federal taxes are not

In a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy written in 1789, Benjamin Franklin famously stated, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."

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Related Topix: Tax, US Politics, US News, Democrat, Opinion

Tue Apr 15, 2014

OregonLive.com

Some tax day advice on tax reform: Editorial Agenda 2014

April 15 is the Internal Revenue Service deadline for filing annual tax returns, and a good time to reflect on the need for tax reform.

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Related Topix: Tax, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Oregon, Oregon Government, John Kitzhaber, US Governors, Washington County, OR, Opinion

JD Supra

Sebelius Resigns and Burwell Nominated for Secretary of HHS

The Administration made a major announcement at the end of last week: Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services , Kathleen Sebelius, will be stepping down.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

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