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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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Joy Resmovits

GOP Education Fix Goes Too Far

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

John Kline is frustrated. The Republican representative from Minnesota and chair of the House Education Committee says his constituents have been t...

Lawmakers Introduce Bill In Response To AP Phone Records Seizure

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

Four members of the House of Representatives introduced legislation on Thursday that would prevent agencies from obtaining phone records from American...

Marijuana Movement Following the Steps of the Gay Rights Movement

Rob Kampia | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
Rob Kampia

The marijuana policy reform movement has never donated real money to candidates in a systematic effort to change federal law and laws in the 50 states. We are starting today, and by 2017, we are confident we will see the results.

The Challenges Of Being A Gay Member Of Congress

Andrew Longhi | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Longhi

These seven LGBT lawmakers are part of a community that, until recently, has been invisible on the national stage. With few of their peers willing to advance LGBT-affirming legislation, the onus is on them make our presence not only heard but integral to political debate.

Friday Talking Points -- Ding Dong

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Speaking of Ding Dongs and the New York City mayor's office, Anthony Weiner is now exploring his own... um.... chances of winning the mayor's race, apparently. Late-night comics everywhere are rejoicing, one assumes.

'Marijuana, Jared Polis'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

Associating with popular individuals -- whether they're celebrities, local leaders or other politicians -- is a key strategy in any political campaign...

Lawmaker Talks Ending Federal Ban On Marijuana On Reddit

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.13.2013 | Denver

Just before President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address Tuesday night, Colorado Congressman Jared Polis started an "Ask Me Anythin...

Friday Talking Points: Droning On

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Up until now, President Obama has mostly gotten a pass for his extension of the drone warfare that began under President Bush. The folks on the Right have a good point -- what would the Left have had to say about such a state of affairs if President Romney were in the Oval Office?

Congressional Dems Rolling Out Sweeping Marijuana Reform Measures

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics

* Bills would regulate marijuana, impose federal tax -lawmakers * Effort follows legalization in Washington state, Colorado ...

Zach Carter

Politicians, Activists Mourn Aaron Swartz At Capitol Hill Memorial

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of mourners gathered on Capitol Hill Monday to celebrate the life of Internet activist Aaron Swartz and to advocate changes to ...

Polis Blasts Benson Over Legal Weed

The Boulder Daily Camera | Camera Staff | Posted 02.07.2013 | Denver

The University of Colorado risks losing nearly $1 billion a year in federal funding because of the looming decriminalization of marijuana in this stat...

Exemption From Federal Pot Law Legislation Is Here

The Colorado Independent | Scot Kersgaard | Posted 11.16.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard. Colorado U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette introduced legislation today that would exempt states from federal...