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Ian K. Kullgren

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Ian Kullgren is a reporting intern with The Oregonian's politics team.

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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Ian K. Kullgren

 In Oregon, 12,808 people were arrested for marijuana-related crimes in 2012.

An average of nine children a day in the U.S. die of gunshot wounds.

Says in the last five years "Senate Republicans have placed a filibuster on every piece of legislation and every nominee."

On whether people can keep their insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Says the Affordable Care Act has already reduced the number of uninsured in Oregon by 10 percent.

Says the U.S. national debt has tripled during Rep. Greg Walden’s time in Congress.

Says administrator salaries were increased, "but other school employees were left behind."  

Says "there are actually more people in poverty now than there were when we started" the War on Poverty.  

Says "nearly 30,000" federal employees in Oregon were furloughed during the government shutdown.

Says Oregonians for Food and Shelter "proudly features board members from Monsanto and Syngenta and the (Oregon) Farm Bureau also receives funding from biotech companies."

Recent stories from Ian K. Kullgren
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What makes a vote 'the deciding vote'?

When politicians want to tie their opponents to a controversial bill, there are few tactics as powerful as labeling their vote for the bill as "the deciding vote." But determining a deciding vote is harder than it looks.

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