Ron Wyden

Wyden: Patriot Act Overreach Wasn't Envisioned By 'Anachronistic' 1970s FISA Law
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) says that the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Court created in the 1970s is "just anachronistic" because it was not designed for the "astounding reach that the court has gone to with respect to the Patriot Act." Read more...
Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham -- who once <A href="http://mediamatters.org/research/2011/05/05/right-wing-media-figures-reject-obamas-call-for/179380">accused opponents</a> of the Iraq invasion of trying to "subvert America" -- is now blasting the <Em>The Wall Street Journal</em> for beating the "war drums" because the editorial board expressed support for President Barack Obama's use of drones. Read more...
Boy is this long overdue. In these terrible economic times for our country, why we're still banning a product that should not be considered a controlled substance is beyond me. As Sen. Wyden rightfully pointed out, no one smokes this stuff or Read more...
Tom Hartmann blasts Sen. Ron Wyden for teaming up with Paul Ryan to partially privatize Medicare and for allowing Fox to use him to claim that Democrats are for privatizing Medicare. As Hartmann pointed out here, he knew as soon as he heard Read more...
This last week we've seen how Washington's elites are able to suppress popular opinion, work against the public interest, and wrap it all up with a bow so that it looks like "democracy in action." It's not. What we're seeing isn't democracy, and it Read more...

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Earlier this year, 235 GOP House members and 40 Republican Senators voted for the Paul Ryan budget and its plan to ration Medicare. By ending the traditional government insurance program and leaving the elderly with under-funded vouchers to Read more...
I know whenever I'm planning to build a henhouse, I always like to ask the fox where I should put it! WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 - Three key senators today questioned the U.S. State Department about its dealings with a Canadian company seeking U.S. Read more...
All of the senators representing west coast states -- California, Oregon and Washington -- have introduced a bill banning Pacific offshore drilling. Read more...
You don't suppose they're doing this for political reasons, do you? Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has a message for all the attorneys general and Republica Read more...
This is a big step in the right direction, and it's something that would go a long way toward easing national insecurity (and not incidentally, expire Read more...