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Russ Feingold on Where He's Agreed with McCain ... and Disagreed with Obamanew

Feingold talked with WW about his disagreements with Obama over FISA, which granted immunity to telecoms participating in Bush's eavesdropping program. He also talked about how being forever associated with McCain as a result of their pioneering campaign finance reform law is nothing like having the name of an ex-girlfriend tattooed on your biceps.
Willamette Week  |  Beth Slovic  |  10-08-2008  |  Politics

The Trucked-Up Politics of NAFTAnew

Backed by some of America's most powerful unions, Democrats Barack Obama and Jeff Merkley -- who's challenging Sen. Gordon Smith -- say they want to protect U.S. jobs by reforming international trade deals such as the 14-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement. We go to Mexico to see what it's doing there.
Willamette Week  |  Beth Slovic  |  10-01-2008  |  Business & Labor

Tres Strikes for Sen. Gordon Smithnew

How an undocumented immigrant worked at Smith Frozen Foods for nearly a decade.
Willamette Week  |  Beth Slovic  |  09-24-2008  |  Immigration

What's Sen. Gordon Smith Hiding at His Food Processing Plant?new

Low-wage Latino workers keep Smith's family business -- Smith Frozen Foods -- humming. But not all of them are legal.
Willamette Week  |  Beth Slovic  |  09-10-2008  |  Politics

Why is a Prominent Peace Dem Backing a Hawkish Republican for US Senate?new

A mini shitstorm rained down from Democrats on Elizabeth Furse last week after the peacenik and former congresswoman crossed party lines to endorse U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Ore.) for a second straight election.
Willamette Week  |  Beth Slovic  |  06-25-2008  |  Politics

Oregon's Democratic Senate Candidates Go Head to Headnew

Oregon House Speaker Jeff Merkley and political activist Steve Novick are vying for the chance to take on incumbent Senator Gordon Smith -- a vulnerable Republican with a multi-million-dollar war chest.
The Portland Mercury  |  Amy J. Ruiz  |  04-10-2008  |  Politics

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