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Jared Polis

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...

Luke Johnson

Democrat Denounces Anti-Populist Editorial After Progressive Pressure | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.), an honorary co-chair of centrist think tank Third Way, became the latest Democrat to reject an op-ed by th...

Jared Polis Goes On Epic Tirade In Defense Of Dreamers

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) ripped into his Republican colleague during a House session Wednesday afternoon, coming to the defense of immigration refor...

Amanda Terkel

ENDA's Not Dead Yet! Bill's Sponsor Says Republicans Quietly Back It | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) is confident that if House Republican leaders allow a vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, it will ...

No Oil Pollutants In Colorado Rivers, But High Levels Of E. Coli

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green

Recent water samples from flood-affected rivers and streams in Colorado show no evidence of oil and gas contamination, but several rivers do show high...

More Oil Spills Found In Flood-Ravaged Colorado

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green

Two more flood-related oil spills classified as "notable" by the agency tracking all the releases in flood-ravaged Colorado were announced on Monday, ...

'What A Sham! I Do Not Like Ted Cruz Reading 'Green Eggs And Ham'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

At about five hours into Sen. Ted Cruz's 21-hour talk-a-thon to stall a bill that would defund Obamacare last week, the Texas Republican began reading...

Rep Is Really, Really Struggling To Explain Twitter To His Mom

Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) expressed on Saturday a frustration many can relate to: Introducing parents to social media. Polis recently called...

Lawmaker Calls For Hearings On Oil Spills After Colorado Flood

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.27.2013 | Green

As more oil spills were discovered this week in Colorado following devastating flooding that inundated drill sites in the state, U.S. Rep. Jared Polis...

Polis To Obama: 'Do Not Attack Syria'

The Boulder Daily Camera | | Posted 11.10.2013 | Denver

Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, announced Monday that he opposes U.S. military action against Syria. President Barack Obama is requesting that Congress ...

Dem Congressman Says He'd Be 'Happy' To See Holder Go

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

After the U.S. Justice Department's marijuana crackdowns, spying on reporters and aggressive prosecution of Internet activist Aaron Swartz, it seems A...

Energy Firm Drilling Next To Jared Polis's Property Could Be Fined

The Boulder Daily Camera | Charlie Brennan | Posted 09.30.2013 | Denver

The state agency that regulates oil and gas extraction in Colorado has ruled that the company that started drilling earlier this month near the Weld C...

Polis Sues To Stop Fracking Next To His Colorado Property

The Boulder Daily Camera | Charlie Brennan | Posted 09.25.2013 | Denver

For U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, the battle over fracking just turned personal. Polis, a Boulder Democrat who represents Colorado's 2nd Congressional Distr...

Obama's Willing Executioners of the Fourth Amendment

Norman Solomon | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

It's now painfully clear that the president has put out a contract on the Fourth Amendment. And at the Capitol, the hierarchies of both parties are stuffing it into the trunks of their limousines, so each provision can be neatly fitted with cement shoes and delivered to the bottom of the Potomac.

State's Hemp Law Sparks Risky Situation

AP | LISA RATHKE | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

WAITSFIELD, Vt. -- Some Vermont farmers want to plant hemp now that the state has a law setting up rules to grow the plant, a cousin of marijuana that...

Joy Resmovits

Dumping Bush's School Legacy For Good? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

The House of Representatives voted Friday to pass a replacement of the long-expired No Child Left Behind Act, the first time the nation's sweeping fed...

Joy Resmovits

Why Are House Republicans Spending Hours On A Bill With No Future? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

Possibly seeking to combat the perception that they're unproductive and obstructionist, House Republicans convened about six hours of debate Thursday ...

Cutting the Solid Gold Nuke

Benjamin Loehrke | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Benjamin Loehrke

Despite the lack of military value, the Pentagon still wants to refurbish the remaining bombs -- a process that would cost a fortune. The planned upgrades would cost $28.9 million per bomb -- twice as much as the cost of the bomb's weight in gold.

Capitol Will Let Its Hemp Flag Fly

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

A flag made out of a substance that's illegal to grow in the United States will fly above the nation's Capitol building on July 4, the Washington Post...

Joy Resmovits

Education's Bay Of Pigs? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

Over the last few months, the louder critics of the Common Core learning standards have associated the initiative with varying degrees of evil: vampir...

Joy Resmovits

Can Patty Murray Save Obama's Pre-K Push? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), a former preschool teacher, will unveil a major push for expanding early education in a speech at the Center for American...

Ryan Grim

Hemp 1, DEA 0 | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives on Thursday overcame last-minute lobbying from the Drug Enforcement Administration to pass a farm bill amen...

Ryan Grim

DEA Waging Behind-The-Scenes Hemp War | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

The Drug Enforcement Administration has kicked its lobbying against legalizing industrial hemp into high gear, hoping to block an amendment in the Hou...

Joy Resmovits

Republicans Reject Signature Bush Law | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

The House Education and the Workforce Committee on Wednesday passed the Student Success Act, chairman Rep. John Kline's (R-Minn.) rewrite of the No Ch...