Opposition from Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden, Patrick Leahy and Richard Blumenthal 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 had been expected to happen on Friday, after the swearing-in of Donald Trump as the 45th president.

Do you recall the smoke spewing in front of the fake giant head of the Wizard of Oz? The whole thing looked intimidating until Toto pulled back the nearby curtain. I was reminded of that while reading Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, explaining away the persecution of the tea parties from 2010 to 2013 by Lois Lerner and her fellow Internal Revenue Service (IRS) operatives.

A Senator's Lonely Crusade to Learn the CIA's Secrets: Ron Wyden is entitled to know the rules that surround targeted killing and all the countries where America is killing people. But no one will tell him.

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Oregon Senators Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkel, Rand Paul and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have filed a proposal to legalize the cultivation and production of hemp within the United States. Titled the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015 (S.134), the proposal would amend the United State Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the … Continue reading »

Sounding the alarm: Ars speaks with vocal NSA critic Sen. Ron Wyden The senator talks about the NSA, the FISC, and more.

OREGON SENATOR RON WYDEN ASKS IRS FOR SCIENTOLOGY REVIEW. By Tony Ortega via The Underground Bunker blog.

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