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Saturday, April 19, 2014

‘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 ... Full Story

Paul Ryan’s Plan For American Decline

Paul Ryan’s Plan For American Decline

    By Joe Conason If the foreign adversaries and competitors of the United States imagined a future that would fufill their most ambitious objectives, it might begin with a government crippled by the House Republican leadership’s “Ryan budget” released on Tuesday. Followed to its absurd conclusion, this document would lead America toward a withered state, approaching the point where Marxian dreams and Randian dogma converge. Or at least that’s the view ... 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

10 Myths About Iran

10 Myths About Iran

        And Why They're Dead Wrong Here's the truth about Iran By Jasmin Ramsey March 8, 2012  | As media reports continue to imply that a military confrontation with Iran is closer than ever, rhetoric demonizing the Iranian government is rampant, particularly among Israeli leaders and most Republican presidential candidates—so much so that former Israeli Mossad director Efraim Halevy recently complained that Mitt Romney is “making the ... 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 ... 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 ... Full Story

Obama waives NDAA detention

Obama waives NDAA detention

Udall Commends President's Waivers on Mandatory Military Detention Provision Udall: The Fight is Not Over; Will Keep Working to Change Detention Provisions, Protect U.S. Citizens  Today, Mark Udall applauded President Obama's announcement that the administration will not detain American citizens in military custody and may issue national security waivers to the detention provisions passed in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  The provisions mandate military custody for ... 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 ... 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

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