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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

STEIN: SOPA is corporate takeover of democracy

STEIN: SOPA is corporate takeover of democracy

(MADISON) Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for president, said today she opposes the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA, H.R. 3261) for giving the government and corporations too much power to restrict speech on the internet. "Democracy can only succeed when free speech is a reality, not merely a promissory note. SOPA would impose censorship on the internet and threatens whistle-blowers and others whose speech is vital to a healthy society. SOPA is part of the escalating assault by global ... Full Story

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 ... Full Story

Privatizing the War on Terror

Privatizing the War on Terror

January 16, 2012 By John W. Whitehead   “Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes… known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.… No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”—James Madison America’s troops may be returning home from Iraq, but contrary ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Full Story

The other presidential candidates

Buddy Romer - Republican From The Brad Blog Roemer Exclusion from GOP Debates Just Latest Example of Corporate Media Electoral Manipulation Former LA Governor's powerful indictment of unrestricted corporate money in politics shut out of national debate... by Ernest A. Canning In the latest tracking poll released out of New Hampshire, the Suffolk University/7 NEWS poll , TX Governor Rick Perry receives 1% support from 500 likely voters in the Granite State. Former LA Governor and ... Full Story

MapLight reveals money’s influence in politics

MapLight reveals money’s influence in politics

BERKELEY, CA–MapLight, a nonpartisan research organization that reveals money's influence on politics, announces the launch of its Company pages for U.S. Congress and the CA and WI Legislatures. The new Company pages profile top contributing companies and organizations, ranking them according to the total contributions they have made, documented bill positions they have taken, and bill positions they have "won." Company pages also show total contributions from related companies and ... 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 ... Full Story

Gov. Hickenlooper delivers State of the State address

Gov. Hickenlooper delivers State of the State address   DENVER ­— Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today delivered his second State of the State address. Here is the text of the speech as prepared:   When people think of the West, it’s easy to envision wagon trains, Buffalo Bill, the glory days of the Gold Rush. Cowboy hats come to mind … rocks … even beer … but let’s talk about hats. John B. Stetson left Pennsylvania in the early 1860s, ... Full Story

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