Political Fallout from 2014 in 2015: How Radioactive Are Politics Now?

Republican gains in Congress led the party to regain control of the
Senate and to capture its largest House majority since 1946. In Oregon
meanwhile, Democrats retained the governorship, added to their control
of the House and gained a supermajority in the Senate.

At the January 12 Corvallis City Club meeting, veteran political observer Bill Lunch will offer his comments about the state of American politics today. What
will the new alignments mean for issues such as health care,
environmental policies and the federal budget? How will the president’s
actions on immigration stand up to congressional opposition? Are there
any opportunities for bipartisanship in Washington or Salem?
Lunch is the political analyst for Oregon Public Broadcasting and
a retired professor of political science at Oregon State University. He
regularly pays attention to political developments in the nation and
the Northwest, particularly Oregon and Washington. He has received
awards for his commentary from the Society of Professional Journalists
and the National Press Club.
The meeting is open to the public. City Club meets in the Les Schwab Gym at the Boys & Girls Club, 1112 NW Circle. The meeting will begin at 12 noon, and doors will open at 11:30. As always, attendance is free. Lunch is $10 for members, $12 for non-members. Registration is necessary only if you are having lunch. Send e-mail to info@cityclubofcorvallis.org, with “City Club January 12” in the subject line, by January 9.

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