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Monday, May 25, 2015

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

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

Religion And Politics Don’t Mix

Religion And Politics Don’t Mix

      Religion And Politics Don't Mix, Major Religious Groups Tell Presidential Candidates  By Jaweed Kaleem After Rick Santorum ignited controversy over the weekend by saying President Barack Obama has a "phony" and "different theology" that's not "based on the Bible," and amid ongoing discomfort among some politicians and religious figures over Mitt Romney's Mormon faith, a coalition of major religious organizations is calling on presidential candidates to ... Full Story

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 ... 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

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