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Posts tagged Oregon

AUDIO: Interview On Saturday Night Cigar Lounge Re: Kitzhaber Scandal

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Jeff Reynolds joined the Saturday Night Cigar Lounge radio program to discuss the Kitzhaber scandal and resignation of Oregon’s Democratic Governor. The discussion included cigars, cronyism, scandal, billionaires, dark money, and the resignation of John Kitzhaber. The interview starts at the 34 minute mark:     Like this:Like Loading…

Double Barreled Federal Blasts: Feds To Investigate Kitzhaber ON TWO FRONTS

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Congress AND the Feds Investigate Kitzhaber: Friday evening, hours after Democrat John Kitzhaber announced that he will resign effective February 18, the State of Oregon was hit with a double dose of federal problems. First, as Willamette Week reported, the US Department of Justice has issued broad subpoenas for records pertaining to the Governor and […]

In Resignation Announcement, Kitzhaber Slams Former Democratic Allies

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On Friday the 13th, Democratic Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber announced his resignation, effective Wednesday, Feb 18 at 10am. In his announcement, Kitzhaber slams members of his party for their lack of loyalty. In his statement, Kitzhaber blasts his former political allies: I must also say that it is deeply troubling to me to realize that […]

GOP Senate Minority Leader Ted Ferrioli Refuses To Attend Swearing In Ceremony Of New Governor

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At a press conference today in advance of the expected announcement of Democratic Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, State Senate Minority Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) had some pointed words along with some breaking news. According to the Oregonian, Ted Ferrioli says he has been invited to Kate Brown’s swearing in ceremony as Governor, but refused: […]

Kitzhaber Expected To Resign Friday Afternoon

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KOIN 6 News is reporting that multiple sources are saying that Democratic Governor John Kitzhaber will resign Friday afternoon. Twitter has exploded with images of vehicles leaving Kitzhaber’s private Portland residence. KOIN reports that Kitzhaber is expected to announce his resignation today: Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is expected to resign Friday, perhaps in the early […]

REPORT: Billionaire Tom Steyer At Heart Of Kitzhaber Scandal

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The Washington Times reports today that billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer was connected to the off-books payment received by Cylvia Hayes that started the scandal. In the Friday edition of the Washington times, a report has dug deep into the connections between Democratic Governor John Kitzhaber, his First Lady and environmental activist Cylvia Hayes, and […]

Cylvia Hayes Must Release All Emails – Why This Is A Big Deal

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Late Thursday evening, Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum ordered Cylvia Hayes to disclose all emails relating to public business under a public records request by The Oregonian. This order was at least in in part a response to the bombshell revelation that the office of Democratic Governor John Kitzhaber requested the destruction of several thousand emails […]

Lulz: Oregon Tea Party Smacks John Kitzhaber While He’s Down

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I don’t care who you are, that’s funny right there. h/t Oregon Tea Party. Apologies to John Kitzhaber and David Wu #sorrynotsorry Like this:Like Loading…

UPDATE: Two Huge Developments In The Kitzhaber Scandal

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This afternoon, two major breaking news items hit back to back, indicating that the water is reaching full boil under Democratic Governor John Kitzhaber. So far, all indications are that he’s still digging in his heels, but he appears to be in significant legal trouble. The Kitzhaber scandal is about to get a whole lot […]

Kate Brown Issues Bizarre Statement Regarding Return to Oregon

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Oregon’s Democratic Secretary of State, Kate Brown, issued a statement this morning that indicates bizarre behavior by embattled Governor John Kitzhaber. As reported by KPTV Fox 12 News: One day after unexpectedly returning to Oregon from Washington D.C. with rumors swirling about the possibility of Gov. John Kitzhaber resigning, Secretary of State Kate Brown described […]

Rumor Mill: Is Kitzhaber Angling For A Full Pardon?

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Oregonians were left dumbfounded and dismayed that Democratic Governor John Kitzhaber reportedly changed his mind, choosing not to resign despite reports to the contrary. What’s going on? Credible speculation around Salem is that Kitzhaber, seeing the writing on the wall, is fully prepared to walk away from the governor’s mansion, but only if he and […]

ANALYSIS: What Do We Know About Kitzhaber And Kate Brown’s Return?

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 How likely is a John Kitzhaber resignation? So much speculation is being offered regarding John Kitzhaber’s job status that it’s hard to keep up. We know that the Democratic Governor of Oregon is in deep trouble in his fourth term. We know that Kate Brown is second in line for the job should Kitzhaber resign. […]

Possible Huge News – Kate Brown Rushes Back To Oregon – Kitzhaber Out?

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Is this the beginning of the end for Democrat Governor John Kitzhaber? Reports are that Kate Brown, Democrat Secretary of State of Oregon and first in line of succession, has unexpectedly left the national Secretaries of State conference to rush back to Oregon today. As we detailed last week, Kitzhaber has been embroiled in an […]

BOMBSHELL – Kitzhaber Lied In His Press Conference Jan 30, 2015

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In an extraordinary press conference on Friday, January 30, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber addressed concerns about his fiancee Cylvia Hayes and her tax returns, and whether there were lapses in reporting of income under Oregon ethics laws. Financial disclosure forms require the reporting of all household income to the Oregon Ethics Commission. Allegations of impropriety […]

Hidden Agenda | the whitestick papers

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[5440 note: reprinted in full by permission of the author. Original post: Hidden Agenda | the whitestick papers.] There always have been, and always will be, sub-groups within the Republican Party. Some are based on demographic similarities; Young Republicans, College Republicans, the Federation of Republican Women and the like. Most of these have links to […]

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  • State Auditor Troy Kelley Pleads Not Guilty to 10 Counts in Federal Court April 17, 2015
    Amid calls for his resignation from Democrats, Republicans and Gov. Jay Inslee, Kelley maintained his innocence and announced he would be taking a leave of absence from his position starting May 1. “I take this action to allow my office to the important work without distractions and to allow me to participate fully in my […]
  • Roads Face Funding Crisis in King County’s Unincorporated Areas April 17, 2015
    During the recession, property values fell almost 40 percent. They’ve since risen, but property taxes have not rebounded because state law only allows them to rise 1% a year. At that rate, it’ll take the county at least 40 years to shake off the recession’s grip. The post Roads Face Funding Crisis in King County’s […]
  • Seattle Campaign Cash: Burgess Raising the Most, Sawant Spending Fastest April 17, 2015
    Incumbents seeking re-election are ahead in the money race — Bruce Harrell has raised $96,421, not counting his kickoff, compared to $28,653 for challenger Tammy Morales — but figures show a more even playing field in several parts of the city. The post Seattle Campaign Cash: Burgess Raising the Most, Sawant Spending Fastest appeared first […]
  • Today’s Top International Stories: South Africa, Russia & China April 17, 2015
    1) The recent wave of anti-foreigner violence in South Africa has spread to the capital in Johannesburg. President Jacob Zuma has condemned the violence and called for calm, but clashes with police continue. Thousands have already fled their homes and police have had to use rubber bullets to disperse gangs.   2) Russian President Vladimir Putin […]
  • Today’s Top International Stories: South Africa, Yemen & Montenegro April 16, 2015
    1) Malawi has decided to evacuate its citizens from South Africa after a week of attacks against foreigners, which has killed five, including a 14-year-old boy. Similar attacks happened in 2008 killing 62 people. Many foreign-owned shops have already closed. Malawi is the first country to decided to evacuate its 420 citizens from the region. […]
  • Today’s Top International Stories: Yemen, Syria & Germany April 15, 2015
    1) The UN has voted to impose an arms embargo on Yemen, targeting the Houthi rebels that have taken over much of the government. Russia abstained from the vote. The U.S. went a step farther, blacklisting two top leaders among the rebels: Abdul Malik al-Houthi and Ahmed Ali Saleh.   2) The UN will make another […]
  • The Future of Oil April 17, 2015
    Bloomberg argues that “supply alone is [not] behind the plunge in crude prices to $50 a barrel.” Instead, demand for motor fuel has slacked off due to lack of growth in driving combined with more fuel-efficient cars and more competitive electric cars. The electric cars argument is specious, as too few of them have been […]
  • Oregon’s Next Bad Idea April 16, 2015
    Oregon’s House of Representatives passed a bill to legalize inclusionary zoning. In memory of Bart Simpson, this should be called the “I Didn’t Do It Act,” as the reason for Oregon’s low housing affordability compared with most other states is the legislature’s continuing support for land-use regulation and urban-growth boundaries. Inclusionary zoning requires home builders […]
  • Back in the Air Again April 15, 2015
    The Antiplanner is flying to Dallas today to participate in a Cato event tomorrow. My topic will be “Maintaining the Texas Miracle,” a subject I previously covered in Austin (clicking on the link downloads an 8-mb PowerPoint show). On Friday, I’ll give essentially the same presentation in Houston. In both cities, I seem to be […]