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‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

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 the ... 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the need to rein in military spending—they’ll get no argument from us on the need to move beyond the Pentagon’s out-of-date Cold War mentality. But beyond the ... 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 four-term U.S. ... 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 improve ... 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, suffering from ... Full Story

Udall, Murkowski Lead Call to Permanently End

  Senators also Call for Congress to Follow up by Holding Bipartisan Retreats Today, U.S. Senators Mark Udall (CO) and Lisa Murkowski (AK) renewed their bipartisan call for members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to sit together during the president's State of the Union address on Jan. 24. Last year, the two Senators teamed up in a call to end the longstanding custom of sitting divided by party during the president's speech - with lawmakers on one side of the room ... Full Story

Is Obama a Socialist?

Is Obama a Socialist?

              Rick Perry says Barack Obama is a socialist In our super-heated political discourse, explosive words get tossed around pretty easily these days. Hitler comparisons and terms like Nazi and socialist have become the currency of political attacks not just in the blogosphere but also by elected officials. Texas Gov. Rick Perry launched such an attack at a Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire on Jan. 8, 2012. Asked if he agreed with ... Full Story

Vicki Marble running for House District 49

Vicki Marble running for House District 49

Vicki Marble Launches Campaign for House District 49 Fort Collins, CO – Vicki Marble, Republican, small business owner and 34-year Larimer County resident, is announcing her candidacy for Colorado House District 49. As a mother of two adult sons, Vicki is active in her community. Vicki is the owner of a successful retail business with her oldest son. Her youngest son served in the Marine Corps for 4 1⁄2 years and is currently overseas doing contract work for the State Department. Vicki ... Full Story

Young-Ferrandino Bill Opens Paths to Medicaid

Press Release (Denver) – Soaring Medicaid costs are straining the state budget. Today, Rep. Dave Young and Minority Leader Mark Ferrandino proposed a bill to save money and maximize health outcomes. “Colorado families are still suffering from the aftereffects of the Great Recession and thus the Medicaid rolls continue to grow,” Rep. Young (D-Greeley) said at a Capitol press conference today. “Expanded access to care is simply unsustainable without changes in how states deliver and pay ... Full Story

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