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Jay Inslee's Trump Blasts Are A Warm-Up For 2018

Northwest News Network | July 9, 2017 10:45 a.m. | Olympia, Washington

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has emerged as a fierce critic of President Donald Trump. The Democrat has hit the cable news circuit and blasted the president over immigration, health care, climate change.

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'OPB Politics Now': A Tale Of 2 Revenue Forecasts

OPB | May 18, 2017 3:37 p.m.

We talk about what motivated voters who weighed in on school bonds across Oregon, and why lawmakers have such different interpretations of the quarterly revenue forecast.

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Secret Republican Senate Talks Shaping Health Care Legislation

NPR | May 15, 2017 10:41 a.m.

A group of 13 Republican senators are leading the negotiations to craft a new bill to repeal and replace most of the Affordable Care Act. Senators plan to vote by the August recess.

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'I Will Be Fine,' Comey Reportedly Tells FBI Agents In Farewell Letter

NPR | May 11, 2017 5:09 a.m.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pointed to Democrats' constant criticism of the now-fired FBI leader, in defending the decision. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the timing raises serious concerns.

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Conservative Group's Health Ads Slam Rep. Greg Walden

AP | April 13, 2017 9:20 a.m. | Washington

The conservative Club for Growth is targeting powerful committee chairmen and other top Republicans, part of an aggressive ad campaign to rally support for the GOP's struggling health care overhaul effort.

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Oregon Rep. Greg Walden Met By Anti-Trump Crowds At Town Halls In Columbia Gorge

OPB | April 12, 2017 7:30 p.m. | Hood River, Oregon

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, Oregon's sole Republican in Congress, takes plenty of heat at town halls Wednesday in The Dalles and Hood River.

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Elections To Replace Some Trump Cabinet Picks Looking Tighter Than Anticipated

NPR | April 10, 2017 6:12 a.m.

Races in Georgia and Kansas to replace GOP lawmakers who joined the Trump administration are surprising activists, pundits and both political parties in an unsettled political environment.

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Fact Check: Trump Says Obamacare Is Exploding — It's Not

NPR | March 27, 2017 11:10 a.m.

The Affordable Care Act, passed by Democrats during Obama's presidency, has its weaknesses, but the data show it's not at all "exploding." We have the facts behind what's going on.

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Trump's Agenda May Be Doomed Unless He Learns That 'Little' Stuff Matters

NPR | March 27, 2017 3:35 a.m.

The president showed little interest in policy details. If he continues to focus superficially on getting a win instead of learning, Republicans warn that his priorities will continue to be derailed.

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Week Of High Expectations Stumbles To New Lows For Team Trump

NPR | March 26, 2017 5:49 a.m.

Trump is known for his negotiating in real estate and show business, and the craft of the bluff was key to his "Art of the Deal." But when this bluff was called, he did not have the cards or the votes.

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5 Charts That Explain The CBO Report On The Republican Health Plan

NPR | March 15, 2017 5:16 a.m.

See how the new health care bill would affect the uninsured, the cost of coverage and the federal deficit, according to a budget analysis.

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Eugene Republican Excited To Attend Trump's Inauguration

KLCC | Jan. 19, 2017 8:23 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

Diann Morris-Wilson of Eugene, Oregon, will be seated up close when Donald J. Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.

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OPB Politics Now: Presidential Race In Oregon, Rural Recalls And Alleged Election Violations

OPB | Aug. 18, 2016 2:10 p.m.

It's no secret many Oregon Republicans are uneasy about Donald Trump. Multiple rural Oregon communities held recall votes this week. Some allege violations in ballot measure campaigns.

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18 Years Out Of Power, Washington GOP Hopes To Win Control Of Legislature

Northwest News Network | Aug. 11, 2016 3:57 p.m.

It's been 18 years since Republicans last controlled both chambers of the Washington legislature. They're hoping 2016 is the year they can reclaim the majority.

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OPB Politics Now: Marijuana, School Boards And Anti-Trump Republicans In Oregon

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 3:38 p.m.

Why are some Oregon Republicans distancing themselves from Donald Trump? When will Portland Public Schools find a new superintendent? And Oregon lawmakers are pushing to change marijuana policy.

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Washington Debt Collectors Give Big To Senate Republicans

Northwest News Network | Aug. 10, 2016 2:46 p.m.

Washington Republicans are working hard this election cycle to hold onto their slim majority in the state Senate. And they're getting some help from a...

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Head Of Washington GOP Calls Cruz A 'Traitor'

AP | July 21, 2016 12:41 p.m. | Spokane, Washington

Susan Hutchinson bumped into Cruz near an elevator shortly after he was booed off the RNC stage Wednesday, then criticized the senator.

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GOP Platform Supports Transferring Western Public Lands To States

OPB | July 19, 2016 5:08 p.m. | Cleveland

The newly approved Republican platform expands the party’s support for turning over federal lands to the states — creating a new flashpoint in the presidential campaign.

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OPB Politics Now: Fighting Corporate Taxes, GOP Convention Preview

OPB | July 15, 2016 9:38 a.m.

Opponents of a corporate tax measure in Oregon are raising big money to defeat it this fall. And OPB is headed to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. We have your primer.

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Nampa To Host Idaho GOP Convention In June

AP | May 30, 2016 8:22 a.m. | Boise

Republican leaders are hoping to focus on uniting the state's predominant political party after coming out of a divisive primary election.