Ron Wyden Articles

The Supporting Actors

Sep 21, 2015

Here are the judgments of several senators on the Obama administration’s Iran deal:

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Podcast: On Trade, Warren Wins & Obama Loses

Hosted by Michael Graham.
4:05 PM, May 12, 2015

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior writer John McCormack on Elizabeth Warren's legislative defeat of the Trade Promotion Authority bill in the Senate earlier today.

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Obama Delays Minimum Wage Increase

11:28 AM, Sep 19, 2013

Yesterday, President Obama signed a number of supposedly uncontroversial bills into law.

One new law contains a provision that has been controversial in the past.

The law, S. 256, gives the government of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) authority over submerged lands surrounding its coastlines, gives the President authority to establish naval defensive sea areas there, and also delays scheduled increases in the minimum wage for the remote island.

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Another Dem. Senator Concerned About Obamacare

10:51 AM, May 05, 2013

Oregon senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat, today expressed concern about Obamacare. Reuters reports:

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Axelrod Rolls Wyden on Medicare

9:42 AM, Aug 12, 2012

This morning on CNN, President Obama's top political adviser, David Axelrod, rolled liberal Oregon senator Ron Wyden:

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Wyden-Ryan: Dead or Alive?

9:27 PM, Mar 20, 2012

The bipartisan Medicare reform plan proposed by Republican House member Paul Ryan and Oregon senator Ron Wyden is dead. At least, that's the perception Democratic Senate majority leader Harry Reid may be trying to create.

When asked multiple times by reporters about the Wyden-Ryan proposal and how it related to the budget Ryan released today, Reid simply pointed out that Wyden, a liberal Democrat, was against the GOP budget. 

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Romney Steady in Iowa Debate

7:55 AM, Dec 16, 2011

Mitt Romney had a strong performance Thursday night in the final debate before the January 3 Iowa caucuses. From Medicare reform to foreign policy to the economy, Romney provided mostly succinct answers within the mainstream of Republican ideas. And because he did not spend much time engaging his opponents, he also avoided missteps like his infamous “$10,000 bet” with Rick Perry at last week’s debate. 

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Dem Senator Ron Wyden Teams Up with Paul Ryan to Reform Medicare

8:09 PM, Dec 14, 2011

The New York Times reports:


The new Wyden-Ryan proposal would make major structural changes in Medicare and limit the government’s open-ended financial commitment to the program.

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