Ron Wyden

Ron Wyden wants DOJ criminal investigation of Wilbur Ross’s stock trades

Ron Wyden is seeking a criminal investigation of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ financial dealings, and is pushing to make sure he doesn't get just …

Wilbur Ross

Hemp, close cousin of pot, could soon be legal across U.S. under latest farm bill

Oregon's contingent of hemp farmers could soon find it easier to work with banks and university extension offices as two unlikely allies on Capitol Hill ramp up efforts to legalize the close cousin of marijuana.<p>With a bill before Congress, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch …

Cannabis

MT-Sen: Sen. Ron Wyden (D. OR) Refuses To Let Trump Defeat Jon Tester (D)

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D. OR) in support of his colleague, U.S. Senator Jon Tester’s (D. MT) re-election …

Donald Trump

Senator Ron Wyden tours how hemp is processed at a farm in Woodburn

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -<p>An Oregon lawmaker is getting an inside look at hemp processing a week after growers scored a victory in the Senate.<p>Senator Ron …

Oregon

Wyden slams Trump officials on ethics rules

Donald Trump

Ron Wyden slams Wilbur Ross over possible conflict of interest

Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden criticized Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for possible conflicts of interest on Wednesday, saying that questions about …

Donald Trump

Wyden blocks Trump nominee over administration stonewalling

Senator Ron Wyden talks with Rachel Maddow about requests for information that the Trump administration has not produced and why he thinks they're …

Politics

Sen. Ron Wyden introduces industrial Hemp farming.

June 6, 2018 | Clip Of Senate Session<p>User-Created Clip<br>by aneal<br>June 6, 2018<p>Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) presents arguments that would allow industrial hemp …

Hemp

Troubling questions linger about Haspel's role in CIA torture

Senator Ron Wyden talks with Rachel Maddow about why he is voting against the nomination of Gina Haspel to be director of the CIA.

Politics

Trump’s CIA nominee Haspel in for bruising hearing

Gina Haspel

Today's Birthdays, May 5: Christopher Cross

Willie Geist

AZ-Sen: Sen. Ron Wyden (D. OR) Helps Kyrsten Sinema (D) Get Ready To Flip This Seat From Red To Blue

Ron Wyden

MT-Sen: Sen. Ron Wyden (D. OR), "No, Mr. Trump, Jon Tester (D) will not have a 'big price to pay'"

Jon Tester

Time for opioid executives to face the music on Capitol Hill: Ron Wyden

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., wants to grill the executives of companies that make opioids, saying that they need to be held accountable.<p>Wyden, the top …

Congressional Committees

Here's Mitch McConnell's New Hemp Legalization Bill

The most powerful Republican on Capitol Hill just filed a bill to radically change federal laws that currently make cannabis illegal for all purposes.<p>While new legislation introduced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) would not legalize marijuana for recreational or medical use, it …

Cannabis

FBI Seizes Financial Documents Belonging to Trump’s Lawyer A Month After Sen. Ron Wyden Urges Congress to “Follow the Money”

A month ago, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden went on MSNBC's <i>All in With Chris Hayes</i> with a message for fellow lawmakers: "If Congress wants to 'Follow the …

Oregon

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden slams Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg: “you should own your data”

PORTLAND – It’s been a rough few weeks for Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Senator Ron Wyden implied Friday that things are about to get even …

Mark Zuckerberg

DHS detects stingrays in DC, but can't find the surveillance devices

For the first time, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) formally admitted that rogue stingrays, or unauthorized cell-site simulators, have been …

Surveillance

In letter to Sen. Ron Wyden, DHS acknowledges existence in Washington DC of unauthorized “stingray” devices, used to track cell phones, intercept SMS messages

Washington D.C.

U.S. Suspects Cellphone Spying Devices in Washington

(AP) -- For the first time, the U.S. government has publicly acknowledged the existence in Washington of what appear to be rogue devices that foreign …

Surveillance

Oregon's rare loss from US tax law sets off political fight

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — President Donald Trump's tax overhaul is a short-term boon for most states, but one is set to miss out entirely: Oregon.<p>Instead of …

Politics

Want to hack a voting machine? Hack the voting machine vendor first

Thousands of voting machine vendor employees' work emails and plaintext passwords appear in freely available third-party data breach dumps reviewed …

Information Security

NRA: Foreign Funds We Accept Aren’t Used in Election Work

The National Rifle Association acknowledged that it “accepts foreign donations” but insisted that it does not use the money for “election work,” in a …

NRA

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden Gains an Influential Ally in His Battle for Hemp

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has picked up an unlikely but influential ally in his crusade to remove hemp from the list of federally controlled …

Oregon

Microsoft to ban 'offensive language' from Skype, Xbox, Office and other services

Better watch out if you are playing Xbox, get ticked, and cuss. Microsoft might ban you for the “offensive language.” If they do, then say bye-bye to …

DOJ Back To Pushing For Legislation Targeting Encryption

The New York Times is reporting that the War on Encryption continues, with a renewed push for legislation the Justice Department couldn't talk Obama …

Privacy

Craigslist pulls personal ads section after Congress passes new sex-trafficking law

Craigslist removed its personal ads section in the wake of a bill to stop online sex-trafficking was passed in Congress this week, the New York Post reported.<p>What will the bill do?<p>The Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act holds website owners criminally liable for content …

Conservative View

US Senate passes legislation aimed at penalising online sex trafficking websites- Technology News, Firstpost

The US Senate passed legislation on Wednesday aimed at penalising website operators that facilitate online sex trafficking, chipping away at a …

Silicon Valley

In their haste to curb bad speech, regulators could endanger all speech

<b>Unless sex trafficking is something</b> you have a specific interest in, you might not be familiar with a bill that was has been making its way through …

Journalism

Congress Set To Approve Nearly $700 Million For Election Security, Source Says

Support the news<p><b>Updated at 5:57 p.m. ET</b><p>Swing states, and even individual precincts within those states, present a significant point of vulnerability …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security