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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden, Senate’s Powerful Policy Wonk, Challenges Republicans To Debate Budget “Values”; Defends Social Programs Against “Offensive, Outlandish Tax Perks”

Washington, D.C—In an exclusive interview with The National Memo, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) challenged Congressional Republicans to open budget talks with Democrats, calling the negotiations an opportunity to showcase “our values.”  Expected to assume the chairmanship of the powerful Senate Finance Committee when current chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) retires, Wyden says Democrats must defend programs like Meals on Wheels from sequestration cutbacks, while ending “offensive, outlandish, special interest tax perks” that are “hotwired” by lobbyists.

Wyden spoke candidly with National Memo Editor-in-Chief Joe Conason about Medicare, campaign finance reform, tax reform, and the Affordable Care Act.  He discusses his controversial efforts to collaborate with Republican colleagues in an era of polarization, including the new campaign finance reform bill he is co-sponsoring with Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) — and his perspective on renewed efforts to achieve tax reform.…

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Digital First Media Expanding Real-Time Social Media Wire

New York, NY (December 4, 2012) – Digital First Media, which operates MediaNews GroupJournal Register Company and Digital First Ventures, today announced the expansion of the Company’s Social Media Wire, the real-time delivery of local and topical social media, news and video posts in an audience-facing newswire format.

 

Digital First Media’s Social Media Wire was developed in concert with Crowdynews, the Dutch technology company specializing in delivering compelling and relevant content from the Social Web that matches a site’s original content.

 

“When it comes to local news and information, the Social Web is invaluable.…

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