It's the season of hard-won victories, agonizing defeats and even a few tangles with the law. But enough about the Oregon Ducks. Summer kind of ends with Labor Day, and that always brings a new focus on politics.
This week, President Obama announced he will visit the west coast later this month for a series of fund-raisers, including a stop in Seattle -- but not Portland.
A Portland native was appointed to the congressional "super-committee" that is charged with finding deep reductions in the national deficit within a very short time.
And leaders of the Portland schools were criticized for bias in their communication with parents when a school bond was on the ballot.
This morning, the titans of Oregon politics join us. Bill Lunch is OPB's Political Analyst; he's at the OSU Media Center. Jeff Mapes is the senior political reporter and blogger for The Oregonian; he's on the line.