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Saturday, July 26, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

Merck—Too Big to Prosecute?

Merck—Too Big to Prosecute?

                Merck—Too Big to Prosecute? December 6, 2011 There is a surprising reason why the government won’t go after drug companies for serious crimes. It is because government programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and the Veterans Administration would then be barred from doing business with them! In 1999 the FDA approved Vioxx, a drug created by Merck and Co. to treat arthritis. Vioxx was pulled off the ... Full Story

Newt Gingrich – a portrait of a complicated

Newt Gingrich – a portrait of a complicated politician

          Newt Gingrich - a portrait of a complicated politician  By William Douglas | McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — Just who is Newt Gingrich anyway? Is he the big thinking rhetorical bomb-thrower who led Republicans to power in the House of Representatives in 1994 for the first time in four decades, only to have his troops rebel against him four years later? Is he the undisciplined, self-absorbed House speaker who admitted that a 1995 ... Full Story

After Signaling Support, John Boehner Calls Tax Break

After Signaling Support, John Boehner Calls Tax Break For Middle Class ‘Chicken-Shit’

  After Signaling Support, John Boehner Calls Tax Break For Middle Class ‘Chicken-Shit’ Alex Seitz-Wald on Dec 2, 2011 at 4:10 pm Despite their stated opposition to tax increases, Republican lawmakers have been largely cool or even hostile to a proposed extension of the temporary payroll tax cut, pushed by President Obama and Democrats. Finally, this week, Republicans seemed to relent as GOP congressional leaders publicly urged their caucuses to vote for an extension of the ... Full Story

Why I Occupy

  By Hank Finkel (about the author) opednews.com Here is why I Occupy: I am sick of Trickle Down Stay the course Endless war Support the troops but screw the vets Privatized profits and socialized losses Corporate welfare Corporate personhood Privatized profits and socialized losses Profits before people Profits before planet Lobbyists Too big to fail Tax cuts for the rich and service cuts for the rest Bailouts for the banks and bank fees for the ... Full Story

Dems on Colorado redistricting

Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio Responds to Colorado Supreme Court Ruling on Redistricting   Denver – Following the Denver Supreme Court’s ruling to affirm the decision by Denver District Court creating new Congressional districts, Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio released the following statement: “Now that the redistricting process is complete, Colorado voters can be sure that they have the ability to choose representatives who reflect the ... Full Story

America the Battlefield

America the Battlefield

  America the Battlefield: The End of the Rule of Law December 5, 2011
 By John W. Whitehead  “All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined… could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and ... Full Story

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, ... Full Story

Udall Statement on Senate Vote to Expand Payroll Tax

Press Release Today, Mark Udall issued the following statement after the Senate voted 51-49 against expanding the payroll tax cuts. Earlier this week, Udall urged his colleagues to pass the bill because it would lower the tax burden on Colorado's middle-income workers and help business owners boost the economy. "I'm very disappointed that the Senate did not extend the payroll tax cut that would have given some relief to Colorado's struggling workers. Some leading economists estimate that ... 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 ... 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 ... Full Story

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