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Friday, December 9, 2016

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

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

Berthoud area resident to run for County Commissioner

Berthoud area resident to run for County Commissioner

Press Release Former Thompson Board of Education member and small business owner, Karen Stockley, has announced her candidacy for the Larimer County Board of Commissioners representing District 3. Karen has lived most of her life in Colorado, and in her district in Berthoud for over 13 years. She is married to Jay Stockley and is the mother of five children, all of whom have attended Berthoud schools. Stockley has an extensive history of community service. She recently completed four years as ... Full Story

USA, Land of the Free? Not any more

USA, Land of the Free? Not any more

  Looking at the Patriot Act and the NDAA We, that is We The People, of the United States have lost many of our freedoms and much of our civil liberties in the 20 years since I retired from the military. The attacks of 9/11, which Ron Paul so aptly points out were retaliation for some of our interventionist policies in the latter half of the 20th Century. While changing the way the United States does business would probably solve the terrorist problem, the government has instead used the ... Full Story

The Ron Paul candidacy

The Ron Paul candidacy

  Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has created a great deal of controversy with his libertarian views. He has caused much turmoil both in the conservative camp and among liberals. It appears however, that only liberals are willing to talk about his views. The fact that so many of his views are also espoused by true liberals illustrates how the far right is sometimes nearly indistinguishable from the far left. Several respected liberal writers have taken up the issue, but the ... Full Story

POGO criticizes defense spending

          Obama’s and Panetta’s Spending Plan Reassures Defense Contractors, But What About Taxpayers? Statement of Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project On Government Oversight President Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta may have said a lot of the right things today when outlining the need to rein in military spending—they’ll get no argument from us on the need to move beyond the Pentagon’s out-of-date Cold War mentality. But beyond the ... Full Story

Bennet Announces $3 Million Grant for Estes Park

Bennet Announces $3 Million Grant for Estes Park Transportation Hub to Reduce Traffic, Expand Parking, Improve Air Quality   Washington, DC – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding the Town of Estes Park a $3 million grant for the construction of a transportation hub at the Estes Park Visitor Center to help reduce traffic in downtown Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, expand parking availability and improve ... Full Story

Udall, Murkowski Lead Call to Permanently End

  Senators also Call for Congress to Follow up by Holding Bipartisan Retreats Today, U.S. Senators Mark Udall (CO) and Lisa Murkowski (AK) renewed their bipartisan call for members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to sit together during the president's State of the Union address on Jan. 24. Last year, the two Senators teamed up in a call to end the longstanding custom of sitting divided by party during the president's speech - with lawmakers on one side of the room ... Full Story

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