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Sanders And Clinton Split Victories, Clinton Has Nomination In Sight

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Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders split victories in Kentucky and Oregon last night, and Clinton is now less than 100 delegates away from an historic victory.

Cruz, Kasich Team Up In Latest Effort To Stop Donald Trump

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Ted Cruz and John Kasich have come up with yet another plan to stop Donald Trump.

Voters In Washington, D.C. And Oregon, And Probably Alaska, Approve Marijuana Legalization

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Big victories for advocates of marijuana legalization.

Marijuana Legalization On The Ballot In Oregon, Alaska, And Washington, D.C.

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Two states and the nation’s capital could have legal marijuana after Tuesday’s elections.

Senator Jeff Merkley Becomes First Senator To Endorse Pot Legalization

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Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley has ventured into an issue that, so far, none of his fellow Senators have felt comfortable following: Sen. Jeff Merkley says he plans to vote for a ballot measure on Election Day to legalize marijuana in Oregon. “I lean in support of it,” the Democratic senator told TPM in an interview […]

Republican Senate Candidate Backs Same-Sex Marriage In New Ad

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Monica Wehby, the Republican nominee for Senate in Oregon, comes out in favor of same-sex marriage in a new ad: A Republican Senate candidate in Oregon will unveil a television commercial Tuesday that highlights her support for gay marriage — a reflection of the rapidly shifting politics of the issue. Monica Wehby, a pediatric neurosurgeon, […]

Oregon Will Vote On Marijuana Legalization On November Ballot

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This November, Oregonians will have a chance to vote on an initiative that would legalize marijuana for recreational use: (CNN) - A citizen-led petition to place legalization of recreational marijuana on the November ballot in Oregon obtained enough signatures, making the Beaver State the next place pot could be legally sold, bought and consumed. More than […]

Supreme Court Denies Effort To Block Same-Sex Marriages In Oregon

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Last month, a Federal District Court Judge in Oregon struck down that state’s ban on same-sex marriage and, in response, state officials from the Governor on down announced that they would not appeal the decision, thus making the Judge’s decision final and same-sex marriage legal. In response,the National Organization For Marriage, which had previously failed in its […]

Poll: Jeff Merkley Leads GOP Opponent By Double Digits In Oregon

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A new poll show Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley leading his opponent by double digits: Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley holds a 10-point lead over Republican challenger Monica Wehby in his bid for reelection in Oregon. The first Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Oregon Voters this year shows Merkley with 47% of the vote to […]

Another Legal Victory For Marriage Equality

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A 13 month string of legal victories for marriage equality reaches Oregon.

Oregon To Recognize Out-Of-State Same Sex Marriages

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Unlike its neighbors Washington and California, Oregon is not yet among those states that recognize same-sex marriage for its own residents. However, it will now recognize such marriages performed in states where same-sex marriage is legal: Gay couples can’t get married in Oregon, but state agencies must begin recognizing same-sex unions performed in other counties, […]

Obama “Only” Leads By Six In Oregon, But This Is Neither Surprising Nor Important

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I’m seeing several bloggers on the right point to a new poll from The Oregonian as a sign that Romney campaign is surging: President Barack Obama holds a relatively narrow lead of six points over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Oregon, according to a new poll conducted for The Oregonian. Obama’s lead is considerably smaller than his […]