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Feds Subpoena Gov. John Kitzhaber’s Records

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his resignation Friday over a deepening influence-peddling scandal surrounding his fiancee and on the same day the U.S. Attorney’s Office issued a subpoena demanding records and electronic communications pertaining to the pair.

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Oregon Governor Resigns over Green Energy Cronyism Scandal

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber resigned Friday, giving in to mounting pressure to abandon his office amid suspicions that his fiancee used her relationship with him to land contracts for her green-energy consulting business.

GOP MA Gov-Elect Opposes Driver's Licenses for Illegal Immigrants

GOP MA Gov-Elect Opposes Driver's Licenses for Illegal Immigrants

Republican Massachusetts Governor-elect Charlie Baker said he would oppose current Democrat Governor Deval Patrick’s proposal to issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. “I don’t support issuing driver’s licenses to people who are undocumented,” Baker reportedly said on the Boston Herald’s

Oregon's First Lady Caught Up In Green Card Marriage Controversy

A funny thing happened on the way to the Governor’s mansion for Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber’s wife, Cylvia Hayes. While Hayes told Kitzhaber about two previous marriages, she failed to mention a third. And it looks like it was a

FBI Investigating Oregon Obamacare Disaster

FBI Investigating Oregon Obamacare Disaster

The FBI is investigating the busted Oregon Obamacare exchange which received $305 million in taxpayer-funded federal grants yet failed to enroll a single Oregonian online. The Wall Street Journal reports that the FBI investigation has already begun conducting interviews with

Cover Oregon Health Exchange Website to Shut Down

Cover Oregon Health Exchange Website to Shut Down

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon, once expected to be a national leader in the federal health care overhaul, on Thursday moved to become the first state to dump its troubled online health exchange and use the federal marketplace instead. A

Oregon GOP: We Want Our State Back

Oregon GOP: We Want Our State Back

Obamacare is so politically toxic it’s giving new hope to top Republican officials in Oregon, a state where Barack Obama beat Mitt Romney by almost 12 points and only one Republican is in the state’s congressional delegation. “As Oregonians, we

More Scrutiny for Failed Cover Oregon Rollout

More Scrutiny for Failed Cover Oregon Rollout

The debacle of the “Cover Oregon” website may be the biggest healthcare scandal you’ve never heard about. Cover Oregon is the name of the state health insurance exchange for The Beaver State. The name is now synonymous with perhaps the

WSJ: Cover Oregon 'Unmatched in Its Failure'

WSJ: Cover Oregon 'Unmatched in Its Failure'

The Oregon Obamacare exchange has received $305 million in taxpayer-funded federal grants, spent $160 million on its busted website, dropped $10 million on hipster promotional ads, erroneously enrolled 4,000 illegal immigrants in full Oregon Health Plan coverage contrary to federal

Obama Admin Announces 'Retroactive' Obamacare Subsidies

Obama Admin Announces 'Retroactive' Obamacare Subsidies

On Thursday, the Obama administration quietly announced it will allow consumers in states with busted Obamacare websites to retroactively bag taxpayer-funded insurance subsidies, even if they purchased health insurance outside the Obamacare marketplace. The move by the Obama administration will

Oregon Voters Delay Law Giving Licenses to Illegals

Oregon Voters Delay Law Giving Licenses to Illegals

Oregon voters have successfully delayed the implementation of a state law that would give illegal immigrants driver’s licenses when enough of them signed a petition to put the issue on the ballot in the November 2014 elections. The law, which

State Senators Tries to Silence Critics of Union Organizing Drive

Jeff Mapes in The Oregonian: At the behest of Service Employees International Union, Oregon Senate budget chief Richard Devlin sought to stifle criticism of an organizing drive that added more than 7,700 workers to the union’s membership and turned it