National Politics

Politics Hollywood targeted to give health-care law a boost Hollywood targeted to give health-care law a boost
A private foundation that is spending millions to promote President Barack Obama's signature law recently provided a $500,000 grant to ensure TV writers and producers have information about the Affordable Care Act that can be stitched into plot lines watched by millions.
Politics Shutdown in 3rd day with bigger trouble looming Shutdown in 3rd day with bigger trouble looming
The government limped into a third day of partial shutdown Thursday with no sign of a way out after a White House conversation between President Barack Obama and top congressional leaders seemed only to harden the stances of Democrats and Republicans.
Politics No progress made on shutdown after White House meeting No progress made on shutdown after White House meeting (Photo Gallery)
President Barack Obama brought congressional leaders to the White House on Wednesday for the first time since a partial government shutdown began, but there was no sign of progress toward ending an impasse that has idled 800,000 federal workers and curbed services around the country.
Politics Neither side softening before afternoon White House meeting Neither side softening before afternoon White House meeting (Photo Gallery)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders to the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown that has furloughed hundreds of thousands of workers and closed military cemeteries as far away as France. Republican and Democratic leaders agreed to meet Wednesday afternoon but showed no signs of yielding.
Politics Shutdown jeopardizes D.C. trip for WWII vets Shutdown jeopardizes D.C. trip for WWII vets (Photo Gallery)
Donald Hancock is about to head to Washington D.C. thanks to Honor Flight of Oregon, which sets up trips for veterans who want to visit the capital. But if the government shutdown isn't solved, virtually all sights will be closed.
Politics Government Shutdown 411: What changes, what doesn't Government Shutdown 411: What changes, what doesn't
Campers in national parks are to pull up stakes and leave, some veterans waiting to have disability benefits approved will have to cool their heels even longer, many routine food inspections will be suspended and panda-cams will go dark at the shuttered National Zoo.
Politics Americans anxious, irritated as government shuts down Americans anxious, irritated as government shuts down
Visitors arrived to find "CLOSED" signs at the Statue of Liberty, the Smithsonian and other parks and historic sites across the country. Callers looking for help from the government reached only voicemail. And federal employees were left to wonder when they would return to work.
Politics Groups sue Portland airport for refusing anti-logging ad Groups sue Portland airport for refusing anti-logging ad
The Port of Portland rejected an ad for the Portland Airport that is currently up at the Eugene Airport. The ad looks like a tourism promotion for Oregon but depicts a clearcut hillside with the slogan, "Welcome to Oregon, Home of the Clearcut."
Politics 3 States, 3 Different Obamacare Outreach Plans 3 States, 3 Different Obamacare Outreach Plans
How many ads will it take to get the uninsured signed up for the new coverage options launching Oct. 1?
States do not know yet, but Cover Oregon is jumpstarting their campaign.