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Female CEOs talk challenges of finding capital

PORTLAND — Sen. Ron Wyden wants to know why female entrepreneurs get such a small slice of business loans. He's not alone. The Democrat held a roundtable discussion Monday with around a dozen women business owners, including Blue Star Donuts' Katie Poppe, Handful's Jennifer Ferguson and Switchboard's Mara Zapeda. Show More Summary

Senator Ron Wyden Says White House Is Required By Law To Reveal Details Behind Yahoo Scanning

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

So, one of the things in the USA Freedom Act is a provision requiring that the White House declassify any "novel interpretations" of the law in ordering surveillance. This was to avoid the situations, such as under the Section 215 program, where the intelligence community reads words to mean things differently than anyone else would read them. Show More Summary

Sen. Warren on Trump and his hidden tax returns: 'Maybe his next biz will be Airbnb for dictators'

Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden took to the Senate floor to introduce S.2979, the Presidential Tax Transparency Act. The law would require presidential candidates to release their tax returns, something every single candidate in the last nine presidential elections has voluntarily provided to the public. Show More Summary

OH GOOD: The DoJ is using a boring procedure to secure the right to unleash malware on the internet….

OH GOOD: The DoJ is using a boring procedure to secure the right to unleash malware on the internet. A power-trio — Senator Ron Wyden; security ninja Matt Blaze; and engineer/mathematician/social scientist Susan Landau — have published a joint op-ed in Wired sounding the alarm about the use of an obscure, technical, fantastically boring procedure […]

Your Senate Sunday: Oregon’s Ron Wyden Probably Not In Much Danger From ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Dude

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden probably won't have to worry about losing his seat to a perennial Oregon candidate who's most famous for storming out of a candidate forum.

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

4 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

5 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-...

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