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Monday, December 5, 2016

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

Oath of Office?

Oath of Office?

Cory Gardner frolics with lobbyists

Cory Gardner frolics with lobbyists

  Tea Party Freshmen Frolic With Lobbyists At $10,000 A Head Fundraiser Tea Party insurgents swept the Republicans into power in 2010, riding a wave of frustration with the status quo to a majority in the House of Representatives. But after less than two years, many seem to have become quite comfortable with the ways of Washington, or, in this case, Key Largo: That's where we caught up with a select group of Republican freshmen, engaged in business as usual. But they didn't come alone. ... Full Story

GOP budget, poverty for most

GOP budget, poverty for most

Once upon a time, the United States was a prosperous nation with a strong middle class. The middle class had achieved what President Theodore Roosevelt dreamed for the middle class; a living wage that allowed them to take care of their family, buy a house, save some for old age. These people were able to live the American Dream and they purchased the products made in factories in the U.S. They were able to support charities and community activities. Workers shared in the wealth created by their ... Full Story

Republican no-sex pledge

Republican no-sex pledge

    GOpers Working hard to Break their own Porn and Sex habits in South Carolina (Video) South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian released the following statement and video in light of the SCGOP’s no porn, no sex Party Pledge for the 2012 election: The Laurens County Republican Party is requiring a written pledge by all candidates for state and local office swearing off porn and sex. This requirement is being endorsed by Republican Party Chairman Chad Connelly ... Full Story

Blunt amendment killed

          Birth control exemption bill, the ‘Blunt amendment,’ killed in Senate By N.C. Aizenman By a largely party-line vote, the Senate on Thursday blocked a move to exempt virtually any employer with moral objections from the Obama administration’s controversial birth control health coverage rule. The measure, an amendment proposed by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) to a highway funding bill, was tabled—and therefore effectively killed—by a vote of 51 to ... Full Story

Udall Renews Call for Better Access to Mexican Markets

Udall Renews Call for Better Access to Mexican Markets

During National Potato Council Visit to D.C., Udall Highlights Efforts to Support CO Farmers During the National Potato Council's annual visit to Washington, D.C., today, Mark Udall advocated for continued pressure on Mexico to relax its restrictions on market access for U.S. agricultural products, speaking to approximately 125 potato farmers from across the country about some of his efforts to support the potato industry and Colorado's rural economies and agricultural heritage. Colorado's ... Full Story

Government for Sale?

  Unless you have been living in Newt Gingrich’s moon colony, you have heard of SuperPacs spending tens of millions of dollars in the GOP presidential candidate race. The cause of this is the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in Citizens United v the Federal Election Commission (FEC)  that corporations are people and money is speech. The effect is that corporations and billionaires are able to spend as much money as they want on adverting to assist the ... Full Story

Combating Big Dollar Politics

Combating Big Dollar Politics

  You are no doubt aware of big money in politics this year. PACS and SuperPACS are spending tens of millions of dollars in political campaigns. They are having an effect on election results. One of the causes of this year’s exponential increase in available money is the Supreme Court decision two years ago, Citizens United vs the Federal Election Commission (FEC), in which the court ruled that corporations were people and money was speech and any limit on spending would be violating ... Full Story

Coffman gets it wrong

Coffman gets it wrong

    Editorial Opinion Colorado congressman Mike Coffman, representative for the 6th Congressional District, released this statement about President Obamas remarks about rising gas prices. We invite Representative Coffman to try sticking to the facts. He is obviously ill informed about production in the United States and even more so about production in his own state. If we were Politifact, we would award Coffman a "pants on fire" for these comments even though a corrected release ... Full Story

DCCC, Gardner protects big oil

DCCC, Gardner protects big oil

Representative Gardner Rewarded for Protecting Big Oil Profits While Ending Medicare Press Release As gas prices are on the rise nationwide, it’s Representative Cory Gardner (CO-04) and his Grand Oil Party (GOP) who have made protecting profits for Big Oil a top priority while voting to end the Medicare guarantee for seniors. Sure enough, Gardner has raked in $264,024 in campaign contributions from those Big Oil and gas interests he is protecting. Thanks to Gardner’s reliable ... Full Story

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