Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Senator Merkley Vows To Filibuster SCOTUS Nominee

Jan 31, 2017
www.merkley.senate.gov

Oregon Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley says he’ll filibuster President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee — no matter who it is.
 

Rachael McDonald

The City of Eugene may declare itself a sanctuary city as soon as next month. A task force has begun meeting to draft an ordinance and the City Council is expected to consider it in February. In the wake of President Trump’s executive order last week threatening to withhold federal funds from sanctuary jurisdictions, KLCC’s Rachael McDonald spoke with Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis.

AG Rosenblum Threatens Legal Action In Response To Executive Order

Jan 30, 2017
Oregon Department of Justice

Political leaders in Oregon are reacting defiantly to President Donald Trump’s executive order strictly limiting who can enter the United States.

Rachael McDonald

About one thousand people gathered Sunday at the Eugene Federal Building to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees from entry into the United States.  this impromptu rally was one of many this weekend throughout the U.S.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Dozens of anti-Trump protesters staked out a traffic intersection near the federal courthouse in Eugene, today.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

Sabrina Parsons

Many Oregonians traveled to D.C. to participate in Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington.

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This morning, Republican Donald Trump officially became the 45th President of the United States. KLCC’s Brian Bull gathered local reaction. 

NPR News will offer Special Coverage of the Presidential Inauguration on Friday, January 20, 2017.

A live blog will be available throughout Inauguration Day

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NPR's Fact Check of Trump's speech begins at Noon and runs until the speech ends.

President Obama's final Press Conference Fact Check - Jan 18

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Oregonians Join Worldwide Women's March

Jan 18, 2017
Kyra Buckley/KLCC

The day after Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th U.S. President, people around the world will participate in the “Women’s March.” It began as a rally in Washington D.C. The goal is to elevate the visibility of women and marginalized communities. There are now marches planned in more than 50 countries, and there’s at least one march in every state. In Oregon people have pledged to rally and march in cities like Florence, Newport, Bend, and Eugene.

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