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Friday, October 31, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

Women vote: 2014

Women vote: 2014

Dear Editors: Have you noticed that all the while opposite-world conservative republicans are demeaning and patronizing women voters with insulting ads connecting their candidates' names to wedding dresses, or instructing young women not to vote, that they're also hiring women to do all the mud-slinging and fear-mongering in their political ads. But then conservatives have always made women do their dirty work - literally. And obviously want them to continue to do so. Maybe they think ... Full Story

Betsy Markey: Most Qualified

Betsy Markey: Most Qualified

To the Editor, I worked with Betsy Markey as a volunteer for over a year and was amazed by this knowledgeable, inspiring woman. Volunteers are difficult to motivate, but she can do that, with good results, like nobody else I know. She must be a whiz with paid employees. With a degree in finance, Markey started two private businesses, one local and one national -- both successful. She represented Senator Salazar in northern Colorado, served as Congresswoman for CD4, and then worked for ... Full Story

My hero is a Farmer

My hero is a Farmer

Mama, My Hero Didn’t Grow up to Be a Cowboy, He Grew Up to be a Farmer by Nancy Meyer Saturday, Sept 27 I attended the Harvest The Hope Concert nine miles north of Neligh, Nebraska.  This wasn’t any ordinary music concert.  It was a benefit headlined by none other than Neil Young and Willie Nelson, on behalf of a handful of grass-roots groups fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline in my home state of Nebraska. The event was massive.  Over 7000 tickets were sold and many acres of ... Full Story

GOP’s war on voting and democracy

GOP’s war on voting and democracy

Another elderly woman is disenfranchised by the GOP’s war on voting MOYERS & COMPANY   is story first appeared at BillMoyers.com. You may have been voting in the same polling place for longer than your state legislators have been alive, only to find yourself disenfranchised as a result of new restrictive voting laws passed by Republicans as a “solution” to the non-existent problem of voter identification fraud. It happened to 92-year-old Ruby Barber and 84-year-old ... Full Story

Gardner lies about canceled insurance

Gardner lies about canceled insurance

Despite letter informing him otherwise, Gardner falsely states that 335,000 Coloradans lost health insurance due to Obamacare -  by Jason Salzman On KNUS' Kelley and Company a few weeks ago, Rep. Cory Gardner said: Gardner (@ 1:30): "I would gladly bring Barack Obama and take him around the state of Colorado, introduce him to the 335,000 Coloradans who lost their health insurance thanks to Barack Obama's bill that Mark Udall passed." Gardner would have a tough time with these ... Full Story

Keystone XL – few jobs, higher gas prices

Keystone XL – few jobs, higher gas prices

State Department: Keystone XL Pipeline Would Only Create 35 Permanent Jobs By Zoe Schanger When the State Department released their report on the Keystone XL pipeline last month, news media focused on the report’s conclusion that the pipeline would not significantly worsen carbon pollution. The finding was broadly declared a win for advocates of the project, who are now imploring the White House to approve it. But buried in the 11-chapter report was a less sunny detail: the Keystone ... Full Story

Forbes: Keystone XL may raise gas prices

Forbes: Keystone XL may raise gas prices

  Keystone XL could be a terrorist target. Keystone XL Won't Lower Gas Prices, It Might Raise Them By Tim Worstall There’s two things we can say about the effect of the Keystone XL pipeline on gas prices. One is that it will, if built, have no effect at all upon gas prices and the other is that it might actually raise them. Which ends up being the final effect depends upon quite what you want to believe about the way the market operates at ... Full Story

Letters to the Editor – Cory Gardener

Letters to the Editor – Cory Gardener

Three Letters in support of Cory  Gardner Dear Editor We need Cory Gardner as our U. S. Senator.  He's been fighting for accountability for the federal government since he was first elected to congress, something we need now more then ever.  His bill for committees to hold yearly hearings to locate duplicate and unnecessary programs would result in cost savings and reduce the deficit.  Please vote for Cory Gardner for U. S. Senate. Mary K. Carroll Dear Editor I want to thank Cory ... Full Story

Where does Udall get his money?

Where does Udall get his money?

“So, the Koch brothers are spending millions for Cory Gardner….”  So says a pro-Udall campaign ad.  But look where Udall is getting his money: ActBlue and billionaire Tom Steyer. Remember back on February 19 when Udall, along with Harry Reid, Al Gore and five other Democrat senators went to Steyer’s home in San Francisco to get $400,000 that night and a promise of $100 million more to come?  All he asked was that they block the Keystone pipeline; and they did. According to ... Full Story

Big Oil attacking the Anti-Fracking movement

Big Oil attacking the Anti-Fracking movement

  By Gary Wamsley   I received a large green card in the mail yesterday. It proclaimed that “Local Control of Energy is Bad for Colorado.” The card was paid for by Energy Citizens. This card immediately raised several red flags for me. First, the large size of the card means that it costs considerably more to mail than a standard postcard. That means that whoever Energy Citizens is, it is well financed, unlike most actual citizen groups I have been associated ... Full Story

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