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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

A Day that Should Live in Infamy

A Day that Should Live in Infamy

  By Kathie Malley-Morrison January 12, 2012, is the 10th anniversary of the day when terrorism suspects were subjected to indefinite incarceration in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, generally in the absence of any charges or trial. US authorities admit to the detention of 779 detainees, at least 12 of whom were younger than 18 when detained. Eight died while in detention, six purportedly by suicide. In 2008, the US Supreme Court ruled that the detainees “had the right to challenge ... Full Story

‘Citizens United’ Backlash’

‘Citizens United’ Backlash’

    Montana Supreme Court Upholds State's Corporate Campaign Spending Ban By Mike Sacks WASHINGTON -- The Montana Supreme Court has put itself on a collision course with the U.S. Supreme Court by upholding a century-old state law that bans corporate spending in state and local political campaigns. The law, which was passed by Montana voters in 1912 to combat Gilded Age corporate control over much of Montana's government, states that a "corporation may not make ... ... Full Story

Colorado Wins ‘Race to the Top’ Education

Press Release Today, U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet welcomed news that Colorado received almost $18 million through the "Race to the Top" program to promote education reforms aimed at improving student achievement in grades K-12. "Colorado continues to lead by example, and I'm glad the administration has finally recognized the efforts of statewide collaboration to improve progress in the classroom," Udall said.  "I'm proud of our commitment to our kids, and making progress ... Full Story

Coffman Calls on Senate to Negotiate Differences and

  (WASHINGTON) - U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) released the following statement today regarding the Senate plan for a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut, unemployment insurance benefits and the Medicare reimbursement rate for doctors. Coffman is calling on the Senate to work with the House on a proposal that extends the benefits for a full year instead of just two months. "The Senate was in such a rush to get out of town and start their vacations that they didn't complete ... Full Story

Gardner votes and talks

Representative Gardner Votes to Let Lawmakers Take Vacation & to Block Middle Class Tax Cut  Press Release Representative Cory Gardner (CO-04) has the wrong priorities. Gardner voted to let Washington lawmakers leave for a holiday vacation and also voted to block the bipartisan Senate plan for a $1,000 payroll tax cut for 160 million middle income taxpayers.  By going on vacation without passing the payroll tax cut, Gardner is responsible for $1,000 payroll tax hike that ... Full Story

Gov. Hickenlooper proposes more funding for education

  DENVER ­— Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today recommended that $89 million in proposed cuts to K-12 education be restored because a higher-than-expected revenue forecast shows more money will be available for the state’s General Fund. An amended budget request for the current and next fiscal years will also call for adding money to the State Education Fund (approximately $110 million); restoring proposed cuts to higher education financial aid programs ... Full Story

Udall Statement on the Death of North Korean Leader

Udall Statement on the Death of North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il Press Release Today, Mark Udall, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence committees, issued the following statement, urging the administration to stay engaged with the leaders of the Korean Peninsula and China as North Korea determines how to proceed after the death of Kim Jong Il: "Kim Jong Il was a tyrant who severely oppressed his own people and threatened the world with his pursuit of nuclear weapons.  ... Full Story

Udall Bill to Help Fire District

Udall Bill to Help Fire District, Protect Public Safety Heads to President 2nd Natural Resources Win in the Past 2 Months to Become Law This weekend, Mark Udall's bill to facilitate a land swap between the Sugar Loaf Fire District and the U.S. Forest Service passed the Senate after unanimously passing the House early Friday. It now heads to the president's desk, making it another natural resources victory for Colorado to become law in the past couple of months. "This closes a long chapter ... Full Story

Tipton Announces 28 Service Academy Nominations

  Tipton Announces 28 Service Academy Nominations from Across the 3rd Congressional District   Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Scott Tipton announced the names of 28 students from the 3rd Congressional District who received a Service Academy nomination from his office.  These students met and exceeded the stringent requirements of the respective Academy and of Tipton’s office. “I had the great privilege of calling and speaking with each of these students, and I am proud ... Full Story

2012 Capitol Christmas Tree will be from Colorado

Udall, Bennet, Tipton Announce 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree will be from Colorado Tree will come from White River National Forest near Meeker Watch the Video HERE Today, U.S. senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet and Congressman Scott Tipton proudly announced that the 2012 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be selected from Colorado's White River National Forest near Meeker. The U.S. Forest Service will work with local officials over the next year to pick candidate trees, from ... Full Story

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