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Executive Action Has the Power to Transform Lives

National Council of La Raza | Posted 11.17.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

President Obama should build on this commonsense policy; there are a number of existing policies he can use to allow aspiring Americans to come forward and apply for administrative relief.

Ryan J. Reilly

Republican Congressman: GOP Needs To 'Wake Up' On Marijuana | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), one of the strongest conservative voices for reforming the government’s approach to cannabis, joined...

Jared Polis Wins Midterm Election In Colorado

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) defeated Republican attorney George Leing in the state's 2nd District Tuesday. Polis was first elected to the House in ...

Congressman Urges Oregon To Follow Colorado's 'Excellent Example' On Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) said in an op-ed on Friday that marijuana legalization is "sound policy," and he urged Oregonians to follow in Colorado's f...

Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections

Chris Cormier | Posted 10.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Chris Cormier

Attention gay men: You need to vote on November 4. Here are a few campaign highlights as a Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections, because pundits don't know how to explain how important this election is in "gay man's terms." Meet your ballot box divas.

Congressman Pays Tribute To Robin Williams In Heartwarming Way

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) paid tribute to the late Robin Williams in a unique way from his Twitter account Monday evening. Williams, 63, died from...

David McCabe

Jared Polis Trolls Steve King Over 'Cantaloupe Calves' | David McCabe | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) had some fun on Wednesday, poking fun at Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) over the Republican's now-infamous comment ...

This Congressman Is Now Accepting Bitcoin Campaign Donations

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

By Dave Levinthal, Center for Public Integrity The campaign coffer of Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., is steadily filling with invisible money. As of...

Democrats Need to Stop Dragging Feet On Email Privacy Reform

Sam Tracy | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Sam Tracy

President Obama has still not responded to the 100,000+ Americans who signed the We the People petition demanding ECPA reform (it's been 152 days -- for comparison, a petition to build a Death Star got a response within 29 days.).

Joy Resmovits

Here's One Thing The House Of Representatives Can Overwhelmingly Agree On | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

Even as some question the need to increase charter school funding, the U.S. House of Representatives -- in a rare show of bipartisanship -- voted to d...

USCIS Works to Improve the EB-5 Visa Program. Will Congress Follow Suit?

Ali Jahangiri | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Ali Jahangiri

During a time when Washington, D.C., is almost completely overcome by gridlock and when comprehensive immigration reform inches from debate to debate with an indefinite timeline, EB-5 is the outlier, garnishing the endangered species known as bipartisan support.

Dem Congressman Guesses 5 Percent Of His Colleagues Are Using Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) said he thinks of all his colleagues in Congress, around 5 percent currently use marijuana. "I haven't seen them use it,...

Matt Ferner

Stoned Driving Standards Could Get A Push From Congress | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) introduced a bill Thursday that would require states that have legalized recreational or medical marijuana to create a stan...

Dem Rep Comes To His Fashion Senses, Accepts GQ's Makeover Offer

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

All it took was a purple polo and gray bow tie for Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) to make a big wardrobe change. Polis donned the questionable combo wh...

Eugene Mulero

Rep. Beto O'Rourke Says He Will 'Be Getting More Involved' In Legalizing Marijuana | Eugene Mulero | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Beto O'Rourke ran for Congress as a pro-pot legalization candidate, but even though he has focused on other hometown issues like im...

18 Members Of Congress Call On Obama To Drop Marijuana From 'Most Dangerous' Category

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

Over a dozen members of Congress are calling on President Barack Obama to reschedule marijuana, with one congressman describing the drug's current cla...

Matt Sledge

Congressman Calls On DEA Chief To Resign | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) has added his name to a small chorus calling on DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart to resign, saying it would be "the ...

Congress On The Verge Of Giving Key Approval To Legal Hemp

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

A provision in the new $1.1 trillion farm bill, finalized by Congress Monday, legalizes the production of industrial hemp for research purposes and is...

Matt Ferner

Obama Invited To Weed Tour In Colorado | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) has invited President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to join him on a marijuana tour in Colora...

Matt Ferner

Pot Businesses Need Banking Access Now, Colorado Lawmakers Say | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Six high-profile lawmakers from Colorado's congressional delegation are urging swift action from the federal government to allow marijuana-related bus...

Polis Praises Legal Marijuana In Colorado, Vows To Push For Federal Legalization

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Vowing to pursue marijuana legalization on a federal level, Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) praised the regulation of marijuana in Colorado after the first...

Matt Ferner

Legal Weed Bill Is Most Popular On | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

A 2013 bill that would have ended the federal government's prohibition of marijuana is the most viewed legislation on the website -- more...

Oil And Gas Association Challenges Democrat To Fracking Debate

Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

The president of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association invited Colorado's Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis to a series of energy debates in response to...

The Democrats' 'Third Way' Quarrel Could Change Your Future

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Wall Street deregulation shattered the economy. You can't stand with them, support corporate-friendly tax and trade policies, push for "entitlement" cuts with cynical and misleading arguments -- and still claim to be a "progressive" who opposes wealth inequality.

'Please Stop Suing Our Communities' Over Fracking

Posted 12.06.2013 | Green

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) delivered a lecture to Colorado's Oil and Gas Association on YouTube, asking them to withdraw the lawsuits they recently fi...