Days before Portlanders decide whether to add fluoride to the city’s drinking water, newly released internal emails have an anti-fluoride group calling for a state investigation.
A top White House adviser insisted Sunday that President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had targeted tea party groups only "when it came out in the news"
The Democrats in charge of writing a new state budget said Friday they're casting aside proposed tax increases and public-employee pension cuts and will begin advancing early pieces of a spending plan for the next two years.
There's no watering it down. The proposal to add fluoride to Portland's drinking water has sparked passionate debate and divided many Portlanders.
Congress is rethinking the broad authority it gave the president to wage a war on terror after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in light of how President Barack Obama has used the power to target suspected terrorists with lethal drone strikes.
The poll, which was conducted by Survey USA and released just five days before the election, shows that 53 percent of likely voters are against fluoridating the water. Just 40 percent of likely voters are for the measure, while eight percent are still undecided.
A victim of sex trafficking came to Portland when she couldn't find help anywhere else, but the services to keep her safe are facing funding cuts.
Some voters might have noticed that in the Washington County voter guide there are no arguments listed against the fluoride measure, even though there are many arguments for it. That has people asking why, including one viewer who wrote to ask us on Facebook.
As lawmakers wrap up their first week of a special legislative session, Senate majority leaders have asked that more than 30 bills be considered as part of the budget discussions.
A slow, steady economic recovery means the state treasury will take in more money than previously expected, economists said Thursday, but the news did little to thaw an impasse over pension cuts and tax increases.
Senior Treasury officials were made aware in June 2012 that investigators were looking into complaints from tea party groups that they were being harassed by the Internal Revenue Service, a Treasury inspector general said Friday, disclosing that Obama administration officials knew there was a probe during the heat of the presidential campaign.
The Internal Revenue Service's improper use of tougher scrutiny of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status seems part of a broader pattern of intimidation and cover-ups by the Obama administration, a top House Republican said Friday.
President Barack Obama, seeking to regain his footing amid controversies hammering the White House, named a temporary chief for the scandal-marred Internal Revenue Service Thursday and pressed Congress to approve new security money to prevent another Benghazi-style terrorist attack.
Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress Wednesday that a serious national security leak required the secret gathering of telephone records at The Associated Press as he stood by an investigation in which he insisted he had no involvement.