WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Friday, President Obama held his first formal White House news conference in over three months. Up first, he talked about Edward Snowden’s admitted leaks of classified NSA documents. “Given the history of abuse by governments, it is right to ask questions about surveillance, particularly as technology is reshaping every aspect of … Continue reading »
President Obama gave his fourth State of the Union Address Tuesday night. The main focus of the speech was how he plans to improve the economy and find work for 12.3 million unemployed Americans. Obama called for a raise to the federal minimum wage to nine dollars an hour. He also outlined a plan to … Continue reading »
President Obama is expected to talk about the economy as well as gun violence and restrictions. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber is one of those selected to sit in the First Lady’s box for tonight’s State of the Union Address. A spokesman for the Governor says the White House extended the invitation on Monday, presumably in … Continue reading »
(CNN) — Former Army Staff Sergeant Clint Romesha received the Medal of Honor today for “conspicuous gallantry” beyond the call of duty. The 31-year-old was recognized for his actions during a deadly attack on his unit at a remote Afghanistan outpost in 2009. More than half of their 53-soldier contingent were killed or wounded including … Continue reading »
WASHINGTON D.C. — President Obama nominated a new member of his Cabinet today – the first woman to be nominated for a position in his second term. The President has chosen business executive Sally Jewell to head the Interior Department. Jewell is the president and CEO at Recreational Equipment, REI, which sells clothing and outdoor … Continue reading »
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MEDFORD, Ore. — Local campaign volunteers continue to work on Sunday in hopes of securing a few more votes. Local organizations for both the Republicans and Democrats still have plans to get out the vote as they sprint to the finish. Organizing for America Oregon, an organization supporting President Obama, held a phone bank on … Continue reading »