Q&A: What Will Democrats Do With Two Extra Seats In State Legislature?

Democrats in the Oregon Legislature fared far better election night than their counterparts in Congress. The latest tally shows Democrats picking up one seat in the Oregon House and at least one seat in the Oregon Senate.

Democrats Make Gains In Oregon Legislature

NWNews | Nov. 05, 2014 5:11 p.m.

Democrats in the Oregon legislature fared far better in Tuesday's elections than their counterparts in Congress.

Now That Pot’s Legal, Should Oregon End Medical Marijuana?

OPB | Nov. 05, 2014 8:45 p.m.

With the ushering in of legal recreational pot, what should happen to Oregon’s sprawling medical marijuana program, which has supplied Oregonians with pot for more than a decade?

Ballot Counting To Continue Wednesday In Clark County Races

OPB | Nov. 04, 2014 11:45 p.m.

 More than 80,000 ballots have been counted in Clark County, Washington, but elections officials say as many as 40,000 ballots may still need to be tallied.

Oregon Judges' Employment Measure Passes

OPB | Nov. 04, 2014 9 p.m.

Oregon voters have approved Measure 87, which allows state judges to serve with the Oregon National Guard or to teach at state universities.

Measure 86 Defeated, Would Have Borrowed To Fund Secondary Education

OPB | Nov. 04, 2014 9 p.m.

A majority of Oregonians oppose Measure 86, which would have allowed the state to borrow money for a scholarship fund for Oregon students pursuing college or career training.

Abortion Vote Shows How Much Democrats' World Has Changed

NPR | Jan. 27, 2015 5:25 a.m.

Of those 64 Democrats who cast a key anti-abortion vote in November 2009, only 12 remain in the House today.

The CBO's Good News, Bad News Economic Report

NPR | Jan. 26, 2015 4:58 p.m.

New numbers from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office shows Obamacare implementation will cost 20 percent less than expected through its first decade.

At Koch Summit, A Freewheeling Debate Among GOP Hopefuls

NPR | Jan. 26, 2015 4:52 p.m.

Do billionaires have too much influence in both major parties? Three top Republican presidential prospects say no.

Tough Attorney General Pick Loretta Lynch Vies For Senate Confirmation

NPR | Jan. 26, 2015 4:27 p.m.

Lynch grew up in a state where her parents fought for the vote. She could be the first black woman, and mom, to lead the Justice Department.

A GOP Weekend, Courtesy Of The Koch Network And Citizens United

NPR | Jan. 26, 2015 11:59 a.m.

Contenders for the 2016 presidential race spoke at Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit, and on Sunday night senators Ted Cruz, Mark Rubio and Rand Paul will participate in a livestreamed discussion.

Closing Gitmo 'Going To Be Very Difficult,' Hagel Says

NPR | Jan. 26, 2015 7:25 a.m.

The outgoing secretary of defense conceded his handling of the Guantanamo Bay detainee issue "hasn't always made me popular in some quarters."

Iowa Freedom Summit Looks Something Like 2016 Is Underway

NPR | Jan. 26, 2015 7:19 a.m.

Republican presidential contenders have converged in Des Moines for the Iowa Freedom Summit, an event hosted by conservative lightning rod Steve King.

Hagel: Stress Of 'Nonstop War' Forcing Out Good Soldiers

NPR | Jan. 26, 2015 5:58 a.m.

In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says he is concerned about the toll of repeatedly rotating the same soldiers back to the front lines.

U.S. Once Had Universal Child Care, But Rebuilding It Won't Be Easy

NPR | Jan. 24, 2015 9:41 p.m.

In his State of the Union address, President Obama mentioned a little-remembered WWII national child care program, holding it up as an example he hopes expanded federal subsidies can emulate.

Why Would Marco Rubio Run For President? Why Wouldn't He?

NPR | Jan. 24, 2015 1:21 p.m.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is putting out the word that he is pushing ahead with a 2016 presidential run.

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