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Pierce in Dead Heat with Brown

Independent Oregon voters are getting restless!  Republican Bud pierce is gaining on Democrat Kate Brown.


Donald Trump is leading Crooked Hillary in the latest Oregon poll:


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Public Trust in Government


Documentary Film in Baker City


Greg Walden: Abuse of Executive Power


Good news in the fight against abuse of executive power and Obamacare: a federal court has ruled in favor of the U.S. House of Representatives in a lawsuit against the Administration’s unconstitutional use of taxpayer dollars to subsidize health insurers.

The Obama administration has repeatedly abused executive power and flouted basic Constitutional principles. In November 2014, the House responded by passaging a resolution I strongly supported that empowered Speaker of the House John Boehner to file a lawsuit in making the case that the administration spent taxpayer money that Congress never authorized or appropriated for such purpose. Last week, a federal court agreed with our case and followed the plain meaning of the Constitution and upheld the rule of law.

While the Administration plans to appeal the ruling, know that I will continue to fight to protect our Constitutional rights and to rein in wasteful spending at every opportunity.  This decision sends a clear message that the executive branch must follow the Constitution and respect the role of Congress

It is an honor to represent you in the U.S. Congress.


Best regards,

Greg Walden

U.S. Representative

Oregon’s Second District

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The Cause of Economic Malaise

Some clear facts presented in this video that tend to be forgotten over time. The media doesn’t dwell on it.

In short, Democrats in congress during the Bush era caused the recession by trying to buy votes through the housing market.

The same democrats keep the recession going today.

13 Minutes of Lies

This is very painful to watch for both Hillary supporters and non-supporters, so I cannot really recommend it, except for educational purposes.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words


John Boehner: Cruz is “Lucifer in the flesh”

There is a huge divide in the R party right now on “Establishment” vs “Non-Establishment”. Hopefully it’s not permanent and can be worked out.

The normally mild-mannered Mike Lee (R-UT) defends Ted Cruz. Mike Lee is rated as the #1 conservative with a CR Liberty score of 100%, the only Senator so rated.

GOP Convention – How it Works

Quote of the Day

From Conservative Review:

“Last weekend, Ted Cruz crushed Trump in Colorado. It was a process that began on March 1. On that evening, tens of thousands of Colorado Republicans met in caucuses to select delegates to county conventions. Those delegates then met to select delegates to the district and state conventions, who then select the national convention delegates. This is exactly what happened in Colorado. Like it has every four years, since 1912.

Trump has used the Colorado caucuses to amplify the notion that the process has been rigged against him. It isn’t. In fact, the Republican nominating process has been engineered to help the front-runner, which in this case is Trump. A stark reminder of that came this past week when Missouri officials finally certified the primary election. Trump ended up 0.2 percent above Cruz and walked away with over 70 percent of the delegates. The process is rigged for the front-runner to quickly reach a majority. That Trump has failed to do so is nobody’s fault but his own.”

Vote Count Chart

Biggest Scam Ever

Global Warming is corporatism and crony capitalism at its worst. At $1.5 trillion annually, it is one of the biggest scams in history. Just follow the money. The big corporations love the onerous, useless and expensive regulations because they can afford it and it buys them effective barriers against smaller companies and they like anything that leads to a monopoly. Plus, a few well placed donations buys them any exclusive exemptions they may want. The faux scientists love it too as they can get funding and prestige for anything that promotes global warming. Bought and paid for. What’s not to love? And the politicians love it too. Not only do they get the big donations but they get to scoop up the “feels good to save the planet” votes of the scam victims. Yup, everyone wins except the poor and the middle class who bear the costs.


Ted Cruz vs The Establishment

Some conservatives have confused Ted Cruz with the “Republican Establishment”. It is not so. He’s been a first term Senator for less than 4 years and has spent his time blistering both R’s and D’s from the Senate floor. Some of his speeches would make your hair curl. He exposes the political games to public view and that’s why the DC crowd hates him so.

CPAC 2016 – Mark Levin

Think about this as you consider your vote.

Delegate Count


Obama’s extreme tax on oil: bad for Oregon

A Message From Representative Walden
Dear Jay:

President Obama recently outlined a proposal to levy a $10 tax on every barrel of oil that is produced here in this country or imported from other countries. I believe that this prioritizes a radical environmental proposal over the health of our economy. Please know that I, and my fellow Republicans in Congress, strongly oppose this proposal and will not allow it to pass the House.

According to a recent USA Today article about the President’s proposal, it is consumers, not energy companies, who will ultimately foot the bill for this tax:

“Energy companies will simply pass along the cost to consumers, Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for, which tracks gas prices nationwide, said in an interview with USA TODAY… ‘Something like this would trickle down and be a $10 per barrel tax on motorists,’ DeHaan said. ‘This is not something oil companies are going to absorb.’”

Not only would this proposal increase costs at the pump by at least $2.76 per fill-up, or 25 cents per gallon, it would stifle growth in America’s booming energy sector and kill good-paying jobs. We should be improving our position in the global economy by supporting our energy sector, not diminishing it with excessive taxes and regulation. Unfortunately, that has become par for the course with this Administration.

Speaker Ryan recently laid out his opposition to the President’s proposal. You can find his statement here. Whether it’s the Waters of the United States rule that Congress recently voted to scrap, or more policies that hamper economic growth in the West and across the country, please know that I will continue to stand up for rural Americans against costly tax increases and oppressive new regulations from federal agencies. It is an honor to represent you in the U.S. Congress.

Best regards,

Greg Walden
U.S. Representative
Oregon’s Second District

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Conservative Review: Candidates Compared


Quote of the day

Quote of the day:

Hillary Clinton: “Service is the rent we pay for living in this great country.”

There is a very old English word for people who are required to perform service as a rent for their existence, and that word is serf. Serfdom is a form of bondage. Americans are not serfs. We are not sharecroppers on Herself’s farm or in vassalage to that smear of thieving nincompoopery in Washington that purports to rule us. We don’t owe you any damned rent. – Kevin D. Williamson

Latest on Presidential Primary Activity in Oregon

Here is the latest from Adam Mayer on presidential campaign activities in Oregon.

The Ted Cruz campaign chair is Narlina Duke, Jeff Reynolds is a co-chair and you can also contact Jason Yates who is in charge of Yamhill county but has been looking for volunteers on Facebook.

The Donald Trump campaign has nothing that I can find in Oregon.  There are a few Facebook pages, but nothing on their websites.  I even asked a few Trump supporters, they all had no idea.

The Marco Rubio campaign is being run by Shawn Lindsay.  His contact info is 503-389-3004.  He is promoting an event on Monday February 15th, an invite is floating around.

A SuperPAC for Ben Carson does exist in Oregon.  “The 2016 Committee for Ben Carson”. The state leader is: Adan Magana,, 503-509-8993. Clackamas County leader is JD Pavek, (, 503-703-8570) who is active in CCRP and holds debate parties for each debate at the Corona Restaurant  in Lake Oswego.

If you have more information to report, please let Adam know at

Why Marco is running for President

This is a good a response as I have ever heard.

Harney County Resolution


Whereas; Harney County is a rural county within the State of Oregon within which about 73% (4,800,000 out of
6,500,000 acres) is managed by the Federal Government. And;

Whereas ; Harney County is blessed with an abundance of grazing and forest lands which are capable of providing
valuable resources to its people, County and State government. And;

Whereas; Harney County at one time was one of the wealthiest per capita Counties in Oregon when its resources
were being developed and used to their sustainable capacity. And;

Whereas; Harney County is now near the bottom of per capita income in Oregon due to the diminished use of its
natural resources and mismanagement of its public lands. And;

Whereas; The Federal Government and the State of Oregon have failed to manage these public lands in the County
in a manner that is protective and beneficial to the residents of Harney County. And;

Whereas; The people of Harney County, due to the County’s rural and natural resource land character, are unable to
sustain an economic base within the county that will provide its residents and families with ongoing sources of jobs
and services without the sustained contribution to its economy from those endemic natural resources. And;

Whereas; The Federal agencies are constrained and at the mercy of small but vocal groups of radical
environmentalists who use the myriad of laws regulating Federally managed lands, which creates for them
impenetrable obstacles to the development and sustained use of the resources within the County. And;

Whereas; The ownership/control of those lands within the sovereign State of Oregon are held in a defacto manner by
the Federal government, which holding is in violation of the Constitution of the United States, (US Constitution,
Article 1, Section 8, clause 17) as well as being to the detriment of the best interest of the State of Oregon and the
County of Harney residents. And;

Whereas; Within the County of Harney resides the personnel, talent and skilled workforce to locally better manage
those public lands and develop and market those public land resources in order to better sustain the local and State
economies while providing a healthier, safer environment on those public lands now under Federal management.

Whereas; Because The County Sheriff, duly elected by the people, is the rightful premier law enforcement officer in
Harney County and the first and last line of protection from abuses both from private and public offenders of our
laws and Constitution, and said Constitution is the premier law of the land. And;

Whereas; The local management of public land within Harney County will create a simpler, more efficient, more
manageable, more productive and more functional use of those lands. Therefore;

Be it Resolved; We the undersigned residents of Harney County do hereby support the development of a plan to
provide the expedient, systematic and harmonious transfer of all currently managed Federal lands within Harney
County to the jurisdiction of the people of Harney County.