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Ron Wyden puts hold on Trump CIA nominee

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been doing his damnedest to rush popular vote loser Donald Trump's cabinet nominees to a vote—truncated committee hearings, refusing to require complete vetting and ethics compliance, all to get them to the floor for votes and installed to start the big job of destroying America immediately. Show More Summary

Should President Trump Release His Tax Returns?

New York Times op-ed: Why Americans Care About Trump’s Tax Returns, by Ron Wyden (D-OR): In his news conference on Wednesday, President-elect Donald J. Trump claimed that the American public did not care that he had not released his tax returns, as has been routine for every presidential nominee since...

Wyden blocks Pompeo CIA confirmation vote

An objection from Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden could delay the U.S. Senate’s vote to confirm Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo as the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The vote … Click to Continue »

Watch Ron Wyden Lose His Crap During the Mnuchin Confirmation Hearing

"F 'em if they can't take a joke" -- somebody famous might have said The post Watch Ron Wyden Lose His Crap During the Mnuchin Confirmation Hearing appeared first on RedState.

Oregon Senator Drags Trump's Pick for Treasury Secretary in Heated Hearing

Click here for reuse options! Steve Mnuchin fidgeted uncomfortably as Sen. Ron Wyden laid out the nominee's sordid history. Democratic members of the Senate have mostly tempered their criticism of Donald Trump's ghoulish cabinet appointees, but their sense of restraint finally appears to be waning. Show More Summary

Senator Pat Roberts Offers A Valium To Senator Ron Wyden During Mnuchin Hearing! (VIDEO)

Fireworks! Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas (R) offers Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon (D) a Valium during the Treasury confirmation... The post Senator Pat Roberts Offers A Valium To Senator Ron Wyden During Mnuchin Hearing! (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

A Valium joke during finance hearing leads to senators squabbling about 'tone'

A comment about Valium made by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kans.) to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) during Steve Mnuchin's treasury secretary confirmation hearing Thursday led to a minute and a half of Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Roberts disagreeing about the propriety of such a comment. It meant to be as humor said Roberts to the Senate Finance Committee. … Click to Continue »

GOP senator tells Democrat to ‘take a Valium’ during testy Treasury confirmation hearing

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The confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump’s Treasury Secretary nominee turned nasty on Thursday when a Republican senator said Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden should take “a Valium pill” and calm down. According to TheHill.com, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) made the...

Steve Mnuchin Accused Of Tax Tricks With ‘Avatar’ Profits; Senator Eludes To Federal ‘Law Enforcement Proceeding’ Involving Relativity Media — Senate Confirmation Hearings

Steve Mnuchin faced strong opposition this AM during his Senate Finance Committee during confirmation hearings for the Treasury Secretary. After a glowing introduction by Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, Democratic Senator Ron Wyden took...Show More Summary

FBI Director Refuses To Comment On Trump-Russian Ties

In the Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian hacking today, FBI Director James Comey made an astonishing and absolute statement to Senator Ron Wyden. Senator Wyden specifically asked Director Comey about reports that there was contact...Show More Summary

Senate Intelligence Committee Member Suggests FBI Is Sitting on Information on Trump-Russia Ties

It was only a couple of questions in the middle of a hearing, but the queries posed to FBI Director James Comey by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) during a Senate intelligence committee gathering on Tuesday afternoon had potentially explosive...Show More Summary

Comey Comedy Classics

With notably rare exceptions: Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) pressed Mr. Comey on whether, as part of the hacking probe, the FBI has investigated whether any individuals close to the Trump campaign have links to Russia. Mr. Comey refused to answer, saying he wouldn’t comment publicly on an investigation. Wait! Wait! It gets better! Mr. […]

Democrats Demand Ethics Probe Into Trump’s Controversial HHS Pick

“We’re going to make sure that the country does not, without a conversation, just turn its back on decades of progress in terms of expanding health care choices to vulnerable women," Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) said. The post Democrats Demand Ethics Probe Into Trump’s Controversial HHS Pick appeared first on Rewire.

Senators Wyden and Merkley are fired up and ready to get to work

As Congress goes into session, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are fired up and ready to get to work standing up for Oregon and taking the fight to President-elect Trump and the Republican party’s far-right agenda. Senator Wyden,...Show More Summary

Dem Bill Would Force Trump To Release His Taxes

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The Hill reports: Sen. Ron Wyden (Ore.), the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, on Wednesday introduced a bill that would require President-elect Donald Trump to release his tax returns. The measure comes as Democrats are pushing to increase the financial transparency of Trump and his wealthy Cabinet picks. Show More Summary

James Clapper's Office To Finally Reveal NSA's 'Incidental Collection' Numbers

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Prior to the Snowden leaks making it unignorable, the NSA denied the incidental collection of Americans' communications was much of a problem. Ron Wyden and Mark Udall were two of the few members of the NSA's oversight willing to ask tough questions. Show More Summary

Thanks To Months Of Doing Nothing, Senate Allows DOJ's Rule 41 Changes To Become Law

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The amendments to Rule 41 are now law, thanks to Sen. John Cornyn, who prevented bills opposing the immediate adoption of the changes from being debated. Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Chris Coons (D-Del) took to...Show More Summary

Ron Wyden Thinks We All Deserve the Truth About Russian Election Interference

This is a helluva tease: That's all the Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee except Dianne Feinstein, who joined all the Republicans in apparently not wanting this to be made public. That's quite a partisan divide in a mostly nonpartisan committee. Show More Summary

FBI gets expanding hacking powers as Senate Democrats fail to block

It will now be easier for the FBI to hack into computers. Democratic Senator Ron Wyden attempted three times to delay the changes which, will take effect on Thursday and allow U.S. judges will be able to issue search warrants that give the FBI the authority to remotely access computers in any jurisdiction, potentially even [...]

Senate Ron Wyden's Proposal on Roth IRAs

Senator Wyden (D-Oregon) has been interested in reforming retirement account tax treatment for some time. Back in the fall of 2014, he and Senator Orrin Hatch held hearings on the need for retirement account reform, focused on the idea that...

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