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News Roundtable: May 8, 2015

OPB | May 08, 2015

We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

President Obama Wants Authorization For Military Force Against ISIS

OPB | Feb. 11, 2015

WEDNESDAY: Obama is asking Congress to formally authorize the use of military force against the self-declared Islamic State and associated forces.

Reacting To The State Of The Union

OPB | Jan. 21, 2015

WEDNESDAY: President Obama spoke of "turning the page" in his 2015 State of the Union address.

Providing Healthcare For Transgender Oregonians

OPB | Jan. 06, 2015

TUESDAY: This January, Oregon joined a small group of states where transgender people can get health care coverage for gender dysphoria.

Reacting To Changes To US-Cuba Relations

OPB | Dec. 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY: President Obama has announced that the United States will begin rebuilding its relationship with Cuba, opening an embassy there and working to lift a 50-year trade embargo.

President Obama Announces Executive Action On Immigration Reform

OPB | Nov. 21, 2014

FRIDAY: We get reaction to President Obama's speech, which outlined executive action to provide temporary relief for nearly five million immigrants who are in the country illegally.

Could The Midterms Shakeup U.S. Foreign Policy?

OPB | Nov. 19, 2014

WEDNESDAY: In the wake of a sweeping Republican victory on election night, we'll examine the implications for President Obama's foreign policy agenda.

Leon Panetta Takes Issue With Obama In "Worthy Fights"

OPB | Oct. 24, 2014

FRIDAY: We catch up with former U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to talk about some of the issues in his new memoir.

President Obama Outlines Military Action Against ISIS

OPB | Sept. 11, 2014

THURSDAY: We'll discuss President Obama's prime time speech outlining possible military action against ISIS.

U.S. Supreme Court Wraps With Hobby Lobby And Union Cases

OPB | June 30, 2014

MONDAY: We'll analyze the much-anticipated Hobby Lobby case about contraceptive mandates and look back at the term with two law professors.

What Are The Legal Hurdles For The EPA's New Carbon Regulations?

OPB | June 02, 2014

MONDAY: The Obama administration announced plans to cut coal power plant emissions by 30 percent by 2030. What legal challenges will the rules face?

HHS Nominee Wants Money Back From Failed Exchanges

OPB | May 20, 2014

TUESDAY: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nominee, Sylvia Matthews Burwell, says she'd like to retrieve federal money from states like Oregon whose healthcare exchange has failed.

President Obama Speaks on Russia, Healthcare and the Economy

OPB | Aug. 09, 2013

We'll react to President Obama's press conference with our weekly News Roundtable.

Obama Addresses Military Policy

OPB | May 23, 2013

President Obama gave a speech today addressing the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and the use of drones.

Sen. Wyden Wants Transparency On Drone Program

OPB | Feb. 11, 2013

Ron Wyden questions the Obama administration's use of drones and targeted killings.

Obama Nominates REI CEO For Interior Secretary

OPB | Feb. 07, 2013

Obama's nomination for Interior Secretary has had stints at Washington Mutual and Mobil Corporation in addition to REI.

What Will the Election Mean for SCOTUS?

OPB | Nov. 08, 2012

With President Obama winning another four years in office, what changes can we expect at the Supreme Court?

News Roundtable

OPB | Oct. 26, 2012

We'll review the top local and national news of the week.

Third Presidential Debate

OPB | Oct. 23, 2012

Did you watch the last presidential debate of 2012? What were you hoping to hear?

Second Presidential Debate

OPB | Oct. 17, 2012

Did you watch the second presidential debate? What stood out to you?