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Political Chat: Fall Brings New Focus On The Blurry World Politics

OPB | Sept. 2, 2011 2:33 a.m. | Updated: Oct. 19, 2012 4:26 a.m. | Portland, OR

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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.

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