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Will Republicans leave the GOP over Trump? Here's one:

And now the movement to Dump Trump has come to Oregon. And not just Trump -- but the entire Republican Party. It seems that Jim Huffman, the 2010 GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate (against Sen. Ron Wyden), is calling on his fellow Republicans...Show More Summary

Senator to Trump: Release your tax returns

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, wants to make it a requirement for presidential candidates to release their tax...

Sen. Alan Bates mourned; successor sought in SD-3

On Saturday, State Senator Alan Bates (D-Medford) passed away. He died unexpectedly after a day of doing something he loved -- fly fishing on the river. Tributes poured in across Oregon. Senator Ron Wyden praised his "wise and common-sense counsel". Show More Summary

Senate Bill Would Exempt Student Loans Discharged For Any Reason From Being Taxed As Income

Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) have introduced the Student Loan Tax Relief Act: The bill amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt student loans discharged for any reason from being taxed as income, including through participation...

This Week In Techdirt History: July 3rd - 9th

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Five Years Ago The fight over PROTECT IP was heating up this week in 2011, with law professors joining the ranks of those opposed to the bill while Hollywood ramped up its smear campaign against Senator Ron Wyden, and Senator Jerry Moran removed himself as a co-sponsor of the bill. Show More Summary

A moratorium on all oil train traffic through the Columbia Gorge

In the wake of the oil train disaster last week, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, Governor Kate Brown, and Representatives Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici have called for a halt on all oil train traffic through the ColumbiaShow More Summary

Ken Starr vs. Ron Wyden

Yesterday, Ken Starr resigned from his position as the president and chancellor at Baylor University, after an independent review found that he had systematically failed to protect female students from sexual assault from members ofShow More Summary

This Week In Techdirt History: May 22nd - 28th

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Five Years Ago Our first inkling that that the NSA and the White House had reinterpreted the PATRIOT Act in secret came out as Senator Ron Wyden began sounding the alarm, that eventually resulted in Snowden leaking documents two years later. Show More Summary

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

4 months 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

4 months 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.

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