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Ryan Bounds Withdrawn After Tim Scott, Marco Rubio Sink Nomination

The White House formally withdrew the nomination of federal prosecutor Ryan Bounds for a spot on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Tuesday after Sens. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Friday torpedoed his nomination despite broad establishment backing.

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Democrats Try to Block Trump’s Judicial Nominees with Blue Slips

Democrats are trying to resurrect a way to block President Trump’s judicial nominees with “blue slips” as the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares for a hearing Wednesday on the nomination of Ryan Bounds to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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Dem Sen Merkley: Trump ‘Trapped in a Childhood Emotional State’

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “New Day,” Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) stated President Trump is “trapped in a childhood emotional state” and incredibly emotionally immature. Merkley said Trump’s statement that other presidents didn’t call the families of fallen soldiers is

Obamacare Failures May Put Oregon Senate Seat in Play for GOP

Obamacare Failures May Put Oregon Senate Seat in Play for GOP

Obamacare’s failure in Oregon may make incumbent Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) vulnerable this year, and Republicans have two candidates battling for the nomination who will make it difficult for Democrats to frame them in the fall as “cold-hearted” or to

GOP Eyes Senate Race In Blue State Oregon

GOP Eyes Senate Race In Blue State Oregon

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

Pediatric Neurosurgeon Jumps In Oregon Senate Race (Video)

No, not Dr. Ben Carson. He’s not the only conservative pediatric neurosurgeon who is interested in running for office. Monica Wehby, a Portland based pediatric neurosurgeon, formally threw her hat into the ring, Tuesday, joining a several other Republicans who

Democrats Ask DOJ to Investigate US Refineries

Democrats Ask DOJ to Investigate US Refineries

Six Democrat senators asked the Department of Justice to investigate possible market manipulation by oil refineries on the west coast as the cause of spikes in gasoline prices in May and October. Gas prices hit a record high of $5.

Incumbent Republican Senator Loses Seat In Oregon

CNN: Democrat Jeff Merkley is declaring victory over Republican incumbent Sen. Gordon Smith in the Oregon Senate race, moving Democrats one seat closer to a filibuster-proof majority in the body.