Saturday Dec 7
Meanwhile, we're bumbling ahead; preserving our wild places
By now, most have seen the news from Denver and Boulder regarding the DEA raiding several medical marijuana dispensaries and grow operations because of suspected ties to the Colombian cartel.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
GOP Bill Reduces Fed Retiree Benefits to Offset Defense Cuts
Two Republicans have unveiled a new bill that would eliminate sequester-related budget cuts to the Defense Department by making federal employees contribute a larger share of their salary to retirement benefits.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Rep. Doug Lamborn urges $30 billion in entitlement cuts to pay for more defense spending
Congressman Doug Lamborn is pushing a plan that would cut federal programs including Social Security, Medicare and crop insurance subsides by $30 billion a year so defense spending can be increased.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Passage of amendment shows voters want action on reform
In politically divisive times, like now, it is unusual to see an issue with overwhelmingly bipartisan support.
Amendment restricts free speech in the political process
Supporters of Amendment 65 don't seem to have a problem reaping the economic and social benefits of corporations in Colorado, but they refuse to allow those same organizations a "seat at the table," when it comes to electing lawmakers and shaping public policy.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
House rejects Polis' fracking-study proposal
Rep. Jared Polis pushed for a federal study to examine how flooding affects oil and gas tanks, wells, pipelines and drill sites, but the House said no Wednesday.
House approves bill to speed up drilling
The House on Wednesday approved GOP legislation that would force regulators to speed up oil-and-gas drilling permits and offer more federal lands for energy development.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
White House waves veto pen at GOP 'fracking,' energy bills
The White House is threatening to veto House GOP bills that would thwart Interior Department hydraulic fracturing rules and force regulators to speed up oil-and-gas drilling permits.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Time to hear the center
In 2012 Democrat candidates for the House of Representatives received 1.4 million votes more than Republicans, though the latter won a 53 percent to 47 percent majority in seats, due to the gerrymandering that produces strong majorities for both parties in selected districts.
Committee approves coal protection bill
A coal protection bill recently co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson of the 6th District and Doug Lamborn of Colorado's 5th District was approved by a congressional committee on Thursday.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
House readies vote to thwart 'fracking' regs
The House will likely vote next week on GOP bills that would block Interior Department regulation of oil and gas "fracking" and set new deadlines for drilling permit approvals.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
The Daily Caller
Poll: Colorado Republicans support path to citizenship for illegal immigrants
More Republicans than either Democrats or independent voters in Colorado support a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, according to a new poll , a contrast to the majority of Colorado's Republican congressmen.