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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

Progress Now Daily Digest: March 11

Progress Now Daily Digest: March 11

Cory Gardner defends controversial letter to Iranian leaders http://www.denverpost.com/newsheadlines/ci_27684392/gop-iran-letter-cory-gardner-defends-controversial-letter His wasn't the first or largest signature, but the bold, blue strokes used by U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner in a letter to Iran left no doubt that the Colorado lawmaker stood with his Republican colleagues in opposing the White House — and causing a political tempest in the process. The open letter to Tehran from 47 ... Full Story

Progress Now Daily Journal 3/4/2015

Progress Now Daily Journal 3/4/2015

Colorado Jews, Iranian emigres react to Netanyahu address to Congress http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_27635149/colorado-jews-iranian-emigres-react-netanyahu-address-congress Colorado lawmakers expressed support for Israel following a speech Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made to Congress expressing fear about a nuclear-armed Iran — fears that were echoed by Jews and some Iranian emigres in Colorado. But Democrats and Republicans were divided on the political ... Full Story

Colorado Progress Now daily news 2/26/2015

Colorado Progress Now daily news 2/26/2015

DHS funding fight splinters Colorado's delegation http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_27598244/dhs-funding-fight-splinters-colorados-delegation Similar to the rest of Congress, Colorado's delegation remains deeply divided on how to avert a partial shutdown of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security because of an ongoing feud over immigration policy. And the state isn't split just along party lines. All four Democrats from Colorado are in lock step with the White House on insisting that ... Full Story

Progress Now daily news 2/25/2015

Progress Now daily news 2/25/2015

  Senator wants Reclamation to find resources to get it built http://www.chieftain.com/news/politics/3368884-120/conduit-gardner-funding-pages It’s possible more federal resources could be shifted toward the Arkansas Valley Conduit next year, but a federal official said budget constraints could mean a hard time funding construction. That was the wrong answer for U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., who wants Reclamation to step up and fund the project. Gardner questioned ... Full Story

Why Civility Matters

Why Civility Matters

By: Larimer County Commissioner Steve Johnson I’m getting to the age where I can look back on several decades of public service and talk about the “good old days.” Old lawmakers love to talk about what the legislature used to be like when they served. A favorite topic is the lack of civility in today’s government and public discourse. While the lack of civility certainly isn’t new, we ought to be concerned about it today because it hampers progress on difficult issues and has a ... Full Story

News from Progress Now Colorado

Gardner votes against recognizing human role in climate change http://kdvr.com/2015/01/21/gardner-votes-against-recognizing-human-role-in-climate-change/ After campaigning successfully last year as a “different kind of Republican,” Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner is under fire from conservationists for voting Wednesday against an amendment stating that humans contribute to climate change, something 69 percent of his constituents believe to be a fact. Fifteen Senate Republicans, including ... Full Story

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

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