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Saturday, July 26, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

Udall Highlights Forest Service Findings to Manage

Udall Highlights Forest Service Findings to Manage Bark Beetle Epidemic

 Requested Report Last Year to Fine-Tune Public Safety, Mitigation Approach Plans Further Actions to Help Clear Colorado’s Dead Forests, Rejuvenate Forest-Management Industry Today, Mark Udall announced the findings from a report he requested from the U.S. Forest Service to study the bark beetle epidemic that has consumed millions of acres of Western forests. The report looks at the conditions that contributed ... Full Story

When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality?

When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality?

          When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality? Some of my Republican friends ask if I’ve gone crazy. I say: Look in the mirror. By David Frum Published Nov 20, 2011 It’s a very strange experience to have your friends think you’ve gone crazy. Some will tell you so. Others will indulgently humor you. Still others will avoid you. More than a few will demand that the authorities do something to get you off the streets. During one unpleasant ... Full Story

Ten More Herman Cain Scandals

Ten More Herman Cain Scandals

                  Ten More Herman Cain Scandals By Jay Raskin Here's a list of ten Herman Cain scandals that the corporate media is ignoring.  1. Cain did not deliver at Godfather's Pizza. From 1985, the year before  Cain was appointed to run Godfathers to 1995 when he left, adjusted for  inflation, Godfather's sales were down over 40%. See Complete Godfather's Pizza Sales Figure from the Herman Cain ... Full Story

Police vs Peaceful Protesters

Police vs Peaceful Protesters

  Pepper-Spraying Protesters Is Just the Beginning: Here Are More Hypermilitarized Weapons Your Local Police Force Could Employ By arming local police departments with military grade equipment, domestic policing has come to resemble a combat operation with citizens as the enemy. November 22, 2011 | On Friday, November 18, a group of UC Davis students staged a sit-in to protect their Occupy encampment from destruction by a horde of riot police. Seated on the ground, the students ... Full Story

Gardner Votes To Block Middle Class Tax Cut

Gardner Votes To Block Middle Class Tax Cut

Press Release VOTE ALERT: Representative Gardner Votes To Block Middle Class Tax Cut While Representative Cory Gardner (CO-04) continues to protect tax breaks for the ultra wealthy, today he voted to block a $1,000 middle income tax cut for 2.5 million Colorado families. Economists estimate that blocking this middle class tax cut could cost 400,000 American jobs. National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, who is responsible for Gardner’s re-election, has ... Full Story

Perry Proposes Deporting Every Immigrant Apprehended

Perry Proposes Deporting Every Immigrant Apprehended At The Border

In An About-Face On Immigration, Perry Proposes Deporting Every Immigrant Apprehended At The Border In Think Progress  By Marie Diamond on Nov 30, 2011 at 9:50 am Recently the GOP presidential contenders have been engaged in a bizarre game of one-upsmanship on the issue of immigration, competing to offer the most merciless approach America’s undocumented population. Michele Bachmann recently proposed deporting every single one of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country — ... Full Story

Shifts In Police Tactics To Handle Crowds

Shifts In Police Tactics To Handle Crowds

        NPR's Talk of the Nation looked at the tactics police are using against the Occupy movement. Guests include Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and Norm Stamper, Chief of the Seattle police during the "Battle of Seattle" in 1999. Stamper says of his decision to use tear gas on the demonstrators, "Worst decision of my 34-year career." You can listen to or read the transcript of the program.

Grover Norquist: a misleading accounting of recent

Grover Norquist: a misleading accounting of recent history

            Grover Norquist: a misleading accounting of recent history By Glenn Kessler “Raising taxes slows the economy. Raising taxes kills jobs. Government spending does not create jobs. The idea that if you take a dollar out of the economy from somebody who earned it, either through debt or through taxes, and give it to somebody who is politically connected, that there are more dollars around? That if you stand on one side of the lake and put a bucket into the ... Full Story

Tipton Takes a Stand for Western Counties

Tipton Takes a Stand for Western Counties

Press Release Washington, DC—Today, Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) urged Secretary Ken Salazar to join him in support of counties and rural communities by reconsidering the Department of Interior’s (DOI) position that Federal Mineral Lease Districts are not autonomous from the counties. Many Colorado counties have in the past received both payment-in-lieu-of-taxes funds (PILT) and federal mineral lease funds.  In 2010 the DOI began subtracting federal mineral lease funds from the PILT ... Full Story

Gardner praises bill to prevent regulation of farm

Press Release WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) voted to advance a bill, H.R. 1633, to the House floor that will prevent the regulation of farm dust. “The EPA is notorious for trying to implement regulations through the back door, and that is exactly what is happening with regard to farm dust,” Gardner said. “Despite denials from agency officials saying they don’t regulate farm dust, the Energy and Commerce Committee has demonstrated that these denials are nothing more ... Full Story

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