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Sunday, February 7, 2016

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

Norquist: Romney Will Do As Told

By David Frum, The Daily Beast 14 February 12 Is Mitt Romney so weak he won't be able to stand up to Congress? The most quoted speech at CPAC this year was Mitt Romney's, but my vote for the most significant goes to Grover Norquist's. In his charmingly blunt way, Norquist articulated out loud a case for Mitt Romney that you hear only whispered by other major conservative leaders. They have reconciled themselves to a Romney candidacy because they see Romney as essentially a weak and passive ... Full Story

Yuma, Greeley Ag Forums yield sound advice for Rep.

Yuma, Greeley Ag Forums yield sound advice for Rep. Gardner COLO. – Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) wrapped up the first chapter of his 4th district agricultural forums yesterday, saying the experience was both educational and emotional. “I’d like to thank everyone that made it to our forums in Yuma and Greeley yesterday,” Gardner said. “The testimony from various groups and local farmers was heartfelt and will certainly help shape the conversation about this year’s farm bill ... Full Story

Conservatism and Obama is no Socialist

Conservatism and Obama is no Socialist

  Conservatives weren't always pro-capitalist by Ted Frier One tradition that's been almost entirely forgotten now that Republicans have remade themselves into the wholly-owned subsidiary of Wall Street and other corporate interests is that older species of conservatism which was always hostile to capitalism because it celebrated greed and destroyed the stability of the community. It is impossible to overstate how much of their own legacy and how many of their own scruples modern ... Full Story

The GOP’s War on Women

The GOP’s War on Women

  By Gary Wamsley   Republicans have seized on the insurance provided contraception provision of the Affordable Health Care Act to attack President Obama as being at war with religion. Of course Romney, Santorium and Gingrich immediately piled on the hay wagon for what they think is a free ride to increased popularity with their political base. The Catholic Biships, not satisfied with the president’s compromise want nothing less that having their religious dogma forced upon the rest ... Full Story

Shelton Announces for HD 49

James Shelton Announces Candidacy for House District 49 BERTHOUD, COLO—Berthoud resident James Shelton announced his candidacy for Colorado House District 49 this week. “The issues facing rural Northern Colorado are not red or blue, and they don’t affect just independents, republicans, or democrats; they impact us all,” said Shelton. “Solutions need to be brainstormed and collaborated. We need to seek out the facts, gain perspective, draft a plan and attack the issue, not the other ... Full Story

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Writes Congress on Oil

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Writes Congress on Oil Shale

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Writes Congress on Oil Shale DENVER – Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) responded to Rep. Doug Lamborn’s PIONEER Act today by writing Rep. Scott Tipton, who represents the Western Slope, asking that he reconsider his opposition to an amendment requiring more study before we charge into another round of oil shale speculation. “Rep. Lamborn’s bill has been lambasted in his own local newspaper,” said RMFU President Kent Peppler, “in an op-ed that calls ... Full Story

Farm union unhappy with Tipton

Farm union unhappy with Tipton

  Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Ad Questions Tipton Vote Farmers and Ranchers Concerned About Oil Shale Impact on Water Supply DENVER – The nonprofit Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) today announced it will run advertisements in eight western Colorado newspapers over the coming days, expressing its continued concerns about water-intensive commercial oil shale development. RMFU represents farmers and ranchers in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico. “Western farmers and ranchers, who ... Full Story

Sen Aguilar’s Guardian Bill Passes Unanimously

Senator Irene Aguilar’s 911 Good Samaritan Bill continued on its path through the Senate Monday, passing its second reading on the Senate floor with overwhelming bipartisan support.  The bill aims to save lives and improve public health by encouraging those in the presence of a drug overdose to put thoughts about a victim whose life may be in danger above fears of arrest or criminal prosecution for being in the presence of illegal drug use. “The bill sends a very strong message that ... Full Story

Coffman Statement on SOPA

(WASHINGTON) -  U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) released the following statement today regarding House Resolution 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA): "SOPA may have the best of intentions to protect property rights and copyrighted materials from illegal use, but the possible restriction of free speech and burdensome regulations on the activities of legitimate websites, many of which are small businesses, force me to oppose the bill."

It’s a Hybrid

It’s a Hybrid

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