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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Fox News Hates That An Oregon Bill Provides Immigrants With Health Care — Including Abortion

On Fox News’ The Story with Martha MacCallum, host Martha MacCallum slammed an Oregon bill that would protect reproductive health care for all — including undocumented immigrants. MacCallum used the segment to misinform about the bill, combining xenophobic statements about immigrants with misinformation…

July 19, 2017
Republican presidential candidate John Kasich addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) afternoon general session in Washington March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Kasich And Cruz’s Coordination May Be Too Late To Stop Trump

Republican presidential candidates John Kasich and Ted Cruz announced today that their campaigns would coordinate to keep party frontrunner Donald Trump from securing the necessary votes to win the nomination. A look at the agreement’s fine print indicates there is more than meets the eye.

April 25, 2016
Jeff Merkley

Bernie Sanders Gets His First Endorsement From The Senate

“People know that we don’t just need better policies, we need a wholesale rethinking of how our economy and our politics work, and for whom they work.”

April 13, 2016
Homes are seen in Porter Ranch near the site of the Aliso Canyon storage field where gas has been leaking in Porter Ranch

How The West Was Shunned in Primary Politics

Washington will have its Democratic caucuses later this month, its Republican primary in May. Oregon doesn’t hold its primaries until May, and California’s are in early June.

March 17, 2016

Oregon Police Shooting Of Refuge Occupier Justified: Prosecutor

Sheriff: LaVoy Finicum was shot by state troopers who were behind him as he appeared to reach for a handgun.

March 8, 2016

Last Four Occupiers Surrender At Oregon Wildlife Refuge, Ending 41-Day Standoff

The standoff, originally led by brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy, came to a head after the arrest on Wednesday in Portland of their father, Cliven Bundy.

February 11, 2016

Oregon Occupiers Remain Holed Up After FBI Releases Video Of Shooting

Authorities said Robert LaVoy Finicum, age 54, was armed when he was killed.

January 29, 2016

One Dead As FBI Arrests Oregon Occupation Leader And Others

The leader of an armed occupation at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon and others were arrested on Tuesday after shots were fired during a traffic stop, leaving one person dead and another wounded, the FBI said.

January 27, 2016

Oregon Governor Blasts Federal Response To Refuge Standoff

Gov. Kate Brown (D): “The situation is absolutely intolerable and it must be must be resolved immediately.”

January 21, 2016
Oregon patriots political cartoon Jeff Danziger

Cartoon: Oregon Patriots

“Here’s how we’ll protect this hell-frozen worthless piece of land…”

January 20, 2016

Tension Mounts On Oregon Militia As Standoff Enters Second Week

As the militia standoff in eastern Oregon entered its second week, Ammon Bundy and his followers have faced a loss of supporters and rising opposition from Burns, a nearby town to the wildlife refuge the militia continues to occupy.

January 11, 2016

Kid Gloves For Homegrown Extremists Are Part Of A Strategy

If the gun-toting men were black or Muslim, went the typical argument, they would have incurred the full, militarized wrath of law enforcement. So it might appear, but if you think law enforcement agencies are being deferential out of fear, you couldn’t be more wrong.

January 8, 2016

Endorse This: The Best Response To The Oregon Invaders

At a meeting Wednesday, tribe official Jarvis Kennedy had a simple message for these posers: “They just need to get the hell out of here. Sorry.”

January 7, 2016

Oregon Native Tribe Uneasy With Armed Standoff Over Land Rights

Tribe member: “If you want to get technical about it… the land belongs to the Paiute here.”

January 7, 2016

How Oregon Ranchers Unwittingly Sparked An Armed Standoff

Ranchers like the those behind the standoff in Oregon depend on grazing leases from the federal government. But they face pressure from environmentalists who argue that livestock grazing and other extractive industries imperil wildlife habitats.

January 6, 2016

Late Night Roundup: ‘The Nightly Show’ With Bernie Sanders’

Larry asked Bernie this key question: If he were to win the Democratic nomination, “would you promise to schlong Donald Trump?”

January 6, 2016

No, There Isn’t A Racial Double Standard At Work In Oregon

It’s tempting, but specious, to draw comparisons between the publicity-seeking antics in Oregon and senseless tragedies involving law enforcement. That hasn’t stopped ideologues on the left from being as vocal in their enthusiasm for a shootout as anti-government militia types.

January 6, 2016

A White Man Just Can’t Catch A Break

“You think if a bunch of damn Muslims had took this place over, the cops and the media would be diddling around like this? The blacks, the Muslims, the Mexicans, they get all the attention they want even when they’re not doin’ nothin’, but guys who look like you and me, we get bupkes. A white man just can’t catch a break.”

January 6, 2016

Late Night Roundup: The Latest Armed Takeover

The situation in Oregon suddenly spread to California last night — and Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter were in danger.

January 5, 2016

FBI Seeks Peaceful End To Occupation At Oregon Wildlife Refuge

Federal law enforcement officials on Monday sought to bring a peaceful end to the weekend occupation of a headquarters of a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon by self-styled militiamen, while authorities said all staff at the facility were safe.

January 4, 2016

Armed Protesters Occupy U.S. Wildlife Headquarters In Oregon

A group of self-styled militiamen occupied the headquarters of a U.S. wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon in a standoff with authorities, officials and local media reports said on Sunday, in the latest dispute over federal land use in the West.

January 3, 2016

Late Night Roundup: Kindergarten Carson

Larry Wilmore showed a kindergarten class where Ben Carson’s ideas on guns are actually put into practice.

October 8, 2015

Late Night Roundup: ‘Shoot First, Ask Questions Never’

Larry Wilmore looked at “America’s conversation about not talking about guns,” detailing all the ways that the right changes the subject away from gun control after a mass shooting.

October 6, 2015

Twisted Social Media And Mass Murder

These online communities for the ill and the lonely let the killers know that after the deed, which usually includes their death, they will have lots of people following them.

October 6, 2015

Clinton Vows To Take On Gun Lobby, Pledges Tighter Restrictions

Hillary Clinton: “How many people have to die before we actually act, before we come together as a nation?”

October 5, 2015