The political news of the week was headlined by Judge Michael McShane’s decision to consider a request by a national group to intervene in the case challenging the state prohibition of same-sex marriages.
That came in the context of oral arguments in the case.
In another development, national groups have been involved in the U.S. Senate race here, particularly on the Republican side, at least for now.
And controversies in Oregon about the Affordable Care Act have national echoes as well.
To review these and related developments, our political guys Bill and Jeff, have joined us again.
Bill Lunch is OPB’s Political Analyst; he’s at the Academic Technologies studio on the Oregon State campus. Jeff Mapes is the senior political reporter for The Oregonian; he’s on the line.