Sen. Jeff Merkley (D., Ore.) became the first member of his chamber to officially endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) for president on Wednesday, praising the far-left candidate’s stances on trade, global warming and campaign finance reform.
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D., Ore.) used official Senate funds to pay for trips he and his staff took to the Netroots Nation conferences in 2011, 2012, and 2013, records obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show.
Two days after a report surfaced citing the Democratic Party of Oregon (DPO) as the source of opposition research used to paint Republican Senate nominee Dr. Monica Wehby as a “stalker,” the campaign of Sen. Jeff Merkley (D., Ore.) hired the DPO’s top spokesman.
As President Barack Obama and the Democrats prepare to honor “Equal Pay Day,” Senate Democrats continue to pay female employees significantly less than their male counterparts, according to an analysis of Senate salary data in Democratic offices.
The emergence of Sen. Jeff Merkley’s (D., Ore.) college thesis advocating for Iran has sparked concerns among political insiders who say that his minority views could complicate the lawmaker’s chances for reelection in 2014.
Oregon’s two Democratic Senators have joined congressional Republicans calling for a federal audit of the defective Oregon health care exchange website.
Union bigwig Richard Trumka called on Harry Reid to “pull the trigger” on the nuclear option to push through two controversial members of the top labor watchdog.
Democrats and union officials launched a public push to confirm controversial nominees to the National Labor Relations Board using the nuclear option on Tuesday afternoon.