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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Kurt Schrader
Editorials from Oregon newspapers
The Republican National Committee said it has filed a public records request seeking information about Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange - a sign the GOP sees the Cover Oregon challenges as a chance to make gains.
Clackamas County Commissioner Tootie Smith says she will run for the Republican nomination to oppose Democrat Kurt Schrader in Oregon's 5th Congressional District.
In a startling rebuke to President Obama, former President Bill Clinton and other Democrats picked apart Obamacare on Tuesday as privacy concerns about the program's website multiplied and a video investigation suggested fraudulence among volunteers helping people enroll for government subsidies.
Dear Sgt. Shaft: I am currently 56 and have to wait until 60 to draw my retired pay. I am drawing Social Security Disability and have Medicare. I am also married. Do I or do I not qualify for TRICARE For Life now based on my disability with Medicare?
With the so-called "fiscal cliff" quickly approaching at the end of the year, small-business owners on Thursday told a House subcommittee that the Obama administration's tax proposal would hurt the nation's leading job providers and prevent them from hiring or increasing wages and benefits.
Doctors are leaving their small private practices to join larger hospitals so they can spend less time dealing with the administrative side of the business and more time with their patients.
Proposed bipartisan legislation that would stop Congress from getting paid if they fail to pass a budget on time is winning fans on and off Capitol Hill.
"This bipartisan legislation would safeguard veterans and their families from predatory financial advisers, who are abusing taxpayer money and selling veterans unnecessary and costly financial products," said Mr. Schrader, an Oregon Democrat. "These scams have no place in our society and by closing this shameful loophole we can show both veterans and taxpayers that we stand with them in protecting their best financial interests."
"Small firms depend on tax incentives to offset costs of innovation and expansion," he added. "While I support temporary tax provisions and extenders because they are critical for small businesses, their temporary nature causes uncertainty. Not knowing whether these tax provisions will be renewed makes planning for future growth very difficult for small businesses."