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Egypt's Difficult Path To Democracy

Egypt's first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, was ousted by the Egyptian military this month. This comes less than two-and-a-half years after former President Hosni Mubarak was forced from office during the protests of the so-called Arab Spring. This week, at least 54 of Morsi's supporters were killed in a clash with police, and the transition plan proposed by the military was greeted with harsh criticism. Dr. Thomas Bartlett was the president of American University in Cairo in the mid-1960s, and served as interim president for the university from 2002-2003. Some of his family still lives in Egypt and he returns several times a year. Bartlett points out that this is Egypt's first experience with self government, after millennia of foreign rule and, more recently, a military dictatorship. Egypt's entrance into democracy, Bartlett says, is bound to be difficult. He'll join us to tell us more about what to expect on the path to self-government. Dr. Thomas Bartlett will speak at The World Affairs Council of Oregon on Friday, July 12 at noon.

Segmentarticle - July 11, 2013

What's Next For The Oregon GOP?

Last week, President Obama won re-election over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. There were no drastic shifts in the national balance of congressional seats: the Democrats still hold the majority in the Senate and the Republicans have the majority in the House. Here in Oregon, a Republican has not won a statewide elected office in a decade. The 30-30 split in the Oregon House has swung back to a Democratic majority. As the dust settles from this recent election season activity, what will the future of the Republican party in Oregon be?

Segmentarticle - Nov. 14, 2012

Blumenauer's 40 Years of Public Service

Over 40 years in elected office, Representative Earl Blumenauer has served as: Oregon State Representative: 1972-1979 Multnomah Co. Commissioner: 1979-1987 Portland City Commissioner: 1987-1996 U.S. Representative: 1996-present Blumenauer represents Oregon's 3rd district, so we hit the road to explore some of the places and people in that newly redistricted area. Here's a little bit of what we saw: Blumenauer has always won his district with a comfortable majority. No Republican challenger has won more than 30 percent of the vote in any of his bids for reelection. The 3rd district is a relatively diverse region of Oregon. It stretches from the east bank of the Willamette in Portland, to Bonneville Dam and Government Camp to the east, and Estacada to the south. 

Segmentarticle - June 14, 2012

Capitol Coverage

The Oregon Legislature is 75 percent of the way through its short February session. This last crucial week will bring key decisions about the budget, Governor Kitzhaber's healthcare and education priorities and a slew of other issues on the table. With tensions running high, election year politics seem to be gumming up the works a bit. According to The Oregonian, the governor's legislative priorities are caught up in a partisan fight as lawmakers get ready to start campaigning once they leave Salem. They expect to drop the final gavels Feb. 29.

Segmentarticle - Feb. 23, 2012

1st Congressional District Election Results

1/31/12 8:50PM UPDATE: Suzanne Bonamici has won the race and will become the representative for Oregon’s First Congressional District. On Tuesday, voters in Oregon's First Congressional District decide who will fill David Wu's vacant seat. Suzanne Bonamici and Rob Cornilles have each raised over $1 million in this short special election cycle. Political action committees and the candidates' respective parties have injected additional money into the race, with the Democratic National Campaign Committee alone throwing at least $1.3 million into the election. The race is the first Congressional election of 2012 and national pundits are paying attention to what the results may mean for November's elections.

Segmentarticle - Feb. 1, 2012

Primary Conversations: Washington's 3rd

Brian Baird's retirement from Washington's 3rd Congressional District — which spans the southwest corner of the state from the Columbia up to Olympia — is getting quite a buzz, and quite a bit of national attention, as Democrats try to hold on to the seat, and Republicans fight to get it. Coming up to the top-two primary on August 17th we'll talk to the candidates about the region. What do you want to ask them?

Segmentarticle - Aug. 12, 2010

Day After the Debate

Oregon candidates for governor John Kitzhaber and Chris Dudley met September 30 in what may well be their only debate before Election Day. They were asked about their different takes on economic issues, tax policy and the environment as well as the experience they each bring to the table. Some of the questions were submitted by the public. Republican Chris Dudley is an investment adviser, and a former center for the Portland Trail Blazers. He currently heads a foundation for children with diabetes. Democrat John Kitzhaber is a medical doctor, who served two previous terms as Oregon's governor from 1995-2003 and currently leads a healthcare advocacy organization. A poll over the summer showed the two candidates neck and neck. A recent poll still reflects a close race, with Dudley pulling ahead by a few points.

Segmentarticle - Oct. 1, 2010

Iowa Recap

The Iowa caucuses are the first major electoral event in the campaign for U.S. president. They aren't officially primaries; instead, they are community events were Iowans gather, hear arguments from the supporters of various candidates, and cast their votes. Delegates are then chosen to go on to district conventions, which then send delegates to the state convention. The state convention picks the actual delegates that will cast votes at the 2012 Republican National Convention. This year, pre-caucus polls show basically a dead-heat among Rick Perry, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum. The candidates go on to primaries in New Hampshire next week, and South Carolina the week after that. In 2008, 119,000 Iowans participated in the caucus — that's less than 0.1 percent of the 131 million Americans who voted in the general election. But that small group has a disproportionate say, along with early primary voters in New Hampshire and South Carolina, on who becomes the Republican nominee. If the race remains up in the air until March, Oregon will host a Republican Debate on March 19th (on OPB). If it's undecided until late spring, Oregon voters will have their say in the May 15th primary. But if the nominee is decided in the first month or so, will the issues that matter to Oregonians be part of the national debate?

Segmentarticle - Jan. 4, 2012

How We Vote

What do you think of Oregon's Vote By Mail system?

Segmentarticle - Nov. 4, 2008

From the Conventions: Challenging Economic Times

How will the next president impact your pocketbook?

Segmentarticle - Sept. 4, 2008

Capping Carbon in the Northwest

What effect can a regional policy have on a global issue like climate change?

Segmentarticle - July 24, 2008

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