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‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

Riedel Announces Candidacy District Attorney

Riedel Announces Candidacy District Attorney

Cliff Riedel Announces Candidacy for Eighth Judicial District Attorney Cliff Riedel announces his candidacy for the office of District Attorney for the Eighth Judicial District, which encompasses Larimer and Jackson counties.  Riedel, a Republican, is a graduate of Colorado State University and Colorado University Law School.  He has worked in the District Attorney’s Office since 1980 and is currently serving as the Assistant District Attorney. “I intend to bring my experience, integrity ... Full Story

Udall Appointed to NDAA Conference Committee

  Udall Appointed to NDAA Conference Committee, Vows to Continue Working for Consensus on Detention Provisions to Prevent Presidential Veto Defense Authorization Passes Senate; Bill will Help Military Save Money and Lives   Mark Udall released the following statement after voting last night with his Senate colleagues to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012.  Udall was selected as a member of the conference committee that will finalize the ... Full Story

Corporate profits surge as workers’ income lags

Corporate profits surge as workers’ income lags

            Corporate profits surge as workers' income lags (And it does not create jobs) Posted: 11/27/2011 01:00:00 AM MST By Floyd Norris New York Times In the eight decades before the recent recession, there was never a period when as much as 9 percent of U.S. gross domestic product went to companies in the form of after-tax profits. Now the figure is over 10 percent. During the same period, there never was a quarter when wage and salary income amounted to less ... Full Story

GOP wants to kill Smokey the Bear

GOP wants to kill Smokey the Bear

        Smokey Bear up in smoke? House GOP takes aim By Emily Heil Is nothing sacred? We get that House Republicans are dead serious in their efforts to trim federal spending and cut the national debt, but we had no idea how far they were willing to go...until now. They may be proposing giving the axe to none other than the beloved icons Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl. Yes, that’s Smokey of “only you can prevent forest fires” fame and Woodsy, who charmingly warns ... Full Story

Reapportionment Commission Violates Constitution

December 2, 2011 The Reapportionment Commission, with a last minute never before seen map, has sent to the Supreme Court state legislative district maps dripping with political vindictiveness. Without regard to constitutional mandates (the very reason the Commission was directed by the Court to redraw the maps) the partisan majority rammed these maps through without allowing any discussion of other maps or even amendments. I say partisan majority because the chairman, who claimed to be ... Full Story

Obama should veto Defense Authorization Bill

Obama should veto Defense Authorization Bill

  The Defense Authorization Bill before congress has provisions that remove long standing constitutional protections for Americans and is another assault on our individual rights. These violations are being championed by those whose mantra has been "going back to the constitution." The speak one thing and do the opposite. This is a very dangerous precedent. The bill also includes an amendment that would authorizeHere the use of torture. Torture is against international law and this would ... Full Story

“Taxing the rich is not a job killer”

“Taxing the rich is not a job killer”

  In Business Insider Venture Capitalist Shreds The Idea That Taxing The Rich Is A Job Killer by Lisa Du In an Bloomberg op-ed yesterday, venture capitalist Nick Hanauer laid out a very different point of view on the age-old, Republican-favored argument of "if taxes are raised on the rich, job creation will stop." This particular point has been at the forefront in opposing nearly every policy debate about raising taxes on the rich. Hanauer's contrarian view looks at the state of job ... Full Story

A Story of Fear, Intimidation and Threat in

A Story of Fear, Intimidation and Threat in Walker’s Wisconsin

        Nests of Snakes Revealed: A Story of Fear, Intimidation and Threat in Walker's Wisconsin By noise of rain Though I had never met Mary before, I messaged her when I saw that some rightwing Walker support groups had published her home address and phone number on Facebook. She was a Facebook "friend" through activist channels, so I figured I would let her know her info was made public. She already knew. They've posted her private info five times since summer, and have ... Full Story

Gardner statement on Nov. jobs report

  Press Release WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement on the national unemployment numbers for the month of November: "It was encouraging to see a dent made in our nation’s unemployment last month, but the jobless rate remains unacceptably high. Too many people are still out of work, and businesses still worry about economic uncertainty. While the number moved lower, it masks the 300,000 who simply quit looking for employment. We have a lot of work ... Full Story

Gardner keeps pressure to OK drilling in Chukchi and

Gardner, pro-energy coalition keeps pressure on Obama Administration to OK drilling in Chukchi and Beaufort Seas WASHINGTON D.C. – Despite the Obama Administration’s feet dragging on drilling permits in Alaska’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and a diverse group of elected officials, business owners, community leaders and Alaskan residents are not giving up their efforts to see that the nation’s energy resources are not held hostage by frivolous legal ... Full Story

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