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Sunday, October 26, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

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

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 ... 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 ... 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

Scott Tipton Owes Coloradans Answers

Scott Tipton Owes Coloradans Answers

Scott Tipton Owes Coloradans Answers: Does Campaign Cash From Antitrust Violators Outweigh Concerns of Ranchers, Sportsmen, and Local Communities? Press Release Denver - A week after a major campaign contributor was fined $275,000 for Antitrust Act and False Claims Act violations, Rep. Scott Tipton refuses to say whether he will return over $10,000 in donations connected to SG Interests (SGI). Meanwhile, the same company is attempting to artificially extend several oil and gas leases ... Full Story

House GOP Kills Workforce Bill

House GOP Kills Workforce Bill

Press Release (Denver) –House GOP members showed again today where their allegiance is—to partisan politics and not Coloradans—as they killed a measure to promote adult literacy and increase vocational certification to help Coloradans get back to work.  Rep. Young’s bill to implement a pilot program that would integrate basic education and skills training failed on a party-line vote today in the House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee. HB12-1227, sponsored ... Full Story

Udall, Moran Call for Extension of Wind Energy

Senators Mark Udall and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) this week led 10 of their colleagues in requesting an extension of the wind energy production tax credit be considered in the Senate. "The future of the American wind industry requires a stable tax environment in which to operate," the senators wrote.  "If we are to expect wind energy to contribute to our country's future energy needs, Congress must quickly work to reauthorize the wind production tax credit before our wind production ... Full Story

Bennet, Wind Energy Tax Credit

Bennet Keeps Focus on Colorado’s Clean Energy Economy, Wind Energy Tax Credit   Denver, CO – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today continued to highlight Colorado’s leadership in clean energy as well as the need for Congress to extend the wind energy production tax credit (PTC) in events today in Englewood and Windsor. To start the day, Bennet delivered opening remarks for the Balanced Energy Economy Symposium, hosted by the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation ... Full Story

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