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If Wyden's Tax Return Disclosure Bill Passes, Trump May Decide Not to Run, Saving the Republican Party... and the Free World

No, it is not preposterous. From the earliest moments of his campaign, when he volunteered he strives to pay no taxes, Trump has signaled that his taxes are a problem. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has proposed that a nominee of a political...Show More Summary

Senate Bill Would Require Presidential Candidates, Including Trump, To Release Tax Returns

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (R-OR) has introduced a bill which would require presidential nominees to release recent tax returns.

Senate Bill Would Force Donald Trump to Release Tax Returns

Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) on Wednesday introduced legislation to require presidential nominees to release their tax returns, a policy that would force presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump to share records that he has so far withheld.

Bill Is Proposed Requiring Presidential Candidates to Show Tax Returns

The measure, introduced by Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat, is seen as a challenge to Donald J. Trump, who has declined to release his tax filings.

Capitol Hill Buzz: Democrats aim at Trump's tax returns

[...] with Democrats looking for every opportunity to focus negative attention on the billionaire candidate, Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden introduced the measure Wednesday. If they don't, the Treasury Department — which oversees the...Show More Summary

Wyden Pursues Tax Reform for Derivatives, which is Long Overdue

Yesterday, top Senate Finance Committee Democrat Ron Wyden proposed major changes in the taxation of financial derivatives, contracts such as swaps, options, and forwards that derive their value from an underlying asset or index. The key to his proposal is a requirement that dealers annually mark-...

Rule change may expand government surveillance powers, privacy advocates say

Privacy advocates and a U.S. senator are seeking to block a judicial rule change they worry will vastly expand the government’s surveillance and hacking powers. Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, plans to introduce legislation this week to halt implementation of a rule easing the government’s...

Senators Are Trying to Stop the Supreme Court's Bullshit New Hacking Rule

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

In an interview with Gizmodo, Senator Ron Wyden revealed that he’ll introduce legislation next week that, if passed, would stop the recent Supreme Court change to what’s known as ‘Rule 41', which gave the government broader hacking power. Read more...

DOJ Tells Ron Wyden, ACLU, Court That It's Under No Legal Obligation To Reveal Contents Of Secret Legal Memo

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

There's another secret legal memo that's been floating around the nation's intelligence offices for more than a decade that the DOJ won't let the American public see. The memo's contents have been hinted at repeatedly by Senator RonShow More Summary

The Supreme Court Just Made Government Hacking Much Easier

A Supreme Court ruling issued Thursday could make it much easier for the FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies to hack computers across the country, angering privacy advocates and drawing a rebuke from Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). The...Show More Summary

Supreme Court OKs change to expand FBI's hacking powers - CNET

The rule change would let the FBI obtain a single warrant to hack into "thousands or millions of computers at once," says Sen. Ron Wyden.

Senator Wyden Releases Proposed Changes to Cost Recovery

Yesterday Senator Ron Wyden (D- OR), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, unveiled a new proposal to simplify the current cost recovery system. The proposal would alter the schedules businesses use to depreciate their assets. Current...Show More Summary

House Reps To James Clapper: No, Really, Stop Ignoring The Question And Tell Us How Many Americans Are Spied On By NSA

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Way back before Ed Snowden became a household name, Senator Ron Wyden kept pushing James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, to reveal more details on how the NSA was interpreting certain provisions in the PATRIOT Act to spy on Americans. Show More Summary

STANDING ATHWART HISTORY, STIFLING THE ECONOMY: Oregon manages to stop construction of huge LNG exp…

STANDING ATHWART HISTORY, STIFLING THE ECONOMY: Oregon manages to stop construction of huge LNG export terminal, costing thousands of jobs. “U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, and state Sen. Betsy Johnson, D-Scappoose, had also come out against the project. Wyden said he was ‘relieved’ to hear the project would not move forward.” Of course, the left has […]

Ron Wyden vows to filibuster anti-cryptography bill

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Senators Richard Burr [R-NC] and Dianne Feinstein [D-CA] finally introduced their long-rumored anti-crypto bill, which will ban US companies from making products with working cryptography, mandating that US-made products have some way to decrypt information without the user's permission. (more…)

Another Privacy Canary in the Coal Mines?

When Sen. Ron Wyden calls out the government for its dubious legal interpretations, we should all listen very carefully. Far too often, when the ACLU fights for the disclosure of a government record under the Freedom of Information Act, we have a strong feeling that the government isn’t giving us or the court the whole truth. Show More Summary

Senator Wyden Lays Out New 'Compact For Privacy & Security In The Digital Age' In Response To Surveillance/Encryption Fights

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Yesterday, at the excellent RightsCon event in San Francisco, Senator Ron Wyden gave a barn burnder of a speech, in which he detailed why it was so important to protect our privacy and security in a digital age, at a time when law enforcement and the intelligence communities are digging deeper and deeper into all of our personal information. Show More Summary

Some Thoughts On What, Exactly, The DOJ's 'Inaccurate Assertion' Might Be Concerning Secret Legal Opinion

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Earlier today we posted a story about Senator Ron Wyden's letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, in which he asks (yet again) for the DOJ to disclose a secret 2003 legal opinion, and also notes that it appears the DOJ lied to the court in a FOIA lawsuit by the ACLU, as the DOJ seeks to block an attempt to force it to release that document. Show More Summary

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