President Obama Challanges GOP in State of the Union

Posted by Associated Press on January 21, 2015

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says it’s time to turn the page after years of economic hardship at home and wars overseas. But Republicans in charge of Congress say the voters already took care of that last November – and they’re the proof.

“Much of what he did tonight … new taxes, new spending is sort of the same …

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State Of The Union Address: Live at 6:00pm

Posted by Associated Press on January 20, 2015

WASHINGTON — Key elements of the economic proposals President Barack Obama will outline in his State of the Union address Tuesday appear to be aimed at driving the debate in the 2016 election on income inequality and middle-class economic issues, rather than setting a realistic agenda for Congress.

Obama’s calls for increasing taxes on the wealthy, making community college free for …

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Man Given Ticket for ‘Eating While Driving’

Posted by Steve Herman on January 20, 2015

Alabama man Madison Turner was cruisin’ down the highway, steering wheel in one hand, and a McDonald’s double quarter-pounder with cheese in the other.  That’s when Georgia Police pulled him over, and the offer wrote him a ticket for eating while driving.  The officer cited Turner under the states distracted driving law.

Turner says his fast food eating didn’t warrant a ticket …

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Oregon to Lose $65 Million in Timber Payments

Posted by Associated Press on January 19, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is telling governors in 41 states how much money they are losing after Congress ended subsidies paid the past 20 years to counties that contain national forest land.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Thursday that the U.S. Forest Service is sending more than $50 million to 746 timber counties in February, with Oregon and other Western …

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Gasoline Slips Below $2.00 Per Gallon

Posted by Steve Herman on January 12, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — It is a sight for sore eyes. Gasoline prices dropped below $2.00 per gallon in the Portland metro area. Despite that the state still has higher than normal average of $2.34 per gallon, you can find several places with sub $2.00 prices.

Monday is a record 107th consecutive day prices have fallen. Nationwide prices are at $2.14 per …

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