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Michael Bennet

Will the 47 Diplomacy Saboteurs Have Democratic Enablers?

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Democrats have been outraged by 47 Senate Republicans ostentatiously trying to blow up negotiations with Iran with their "open letter" to Iranian leaders. But in terms of practical outcomes, the main drama still lies ahead.

Kate Sheppard

All Eyes Are On A Small Group Of Democratic Senators For The Keystone Vote | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The Senate's vote next week on legislation to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline may come down to a handful of Democrats, who ...

Ryan Grim

Here's The Democratic Route Back To Senate Control In 2016 | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When a congressional caucus shrinks, it tends to solidify the politics of the remaining members, as conservative Democrats and moderate ...

After the Flipping, Top Candidates Line Up Against Personhood Amendment

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.14.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Republican candidates for governor and U.S. Senator in Colorado have a twisted history of support then opposition to state personhood amendments, not ...

Empanadas and Women Don't Mix Well With Cory Gardner

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Women gathered at Maria's Empanada Thursday to express their concerns about senatorial candidate Cory Gardner. After sampling the fare prepared by restaurant owner Lorena Cantorovici, four woman spoke to reporters about how Gardner's positions have hurt them and their families.

Stop Polluters From Putting Their Money Where Your Mouth Is

Courtney Hight | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green
Courtney Hight

Udall and Bennet's amendment will overturn the damaging effects of Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United v. FEC that have thrown open the floodgates to a tidal wave of corrupting campaign cash. Ever since these decisions, the amount of toxic money from big polluters in our political system has skyrocketed.

Trying to Make Republicans More Immigrant-Friendly

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

American Spectator columnist Ross Kaminsky reported on a private meeting last month between Republican Senate candidate Cory Gardner and "a small grou...

'Our Energy Moment': The Blue Engine Behind Fracked Gas Exports PR Blitz

Steve Horn | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Behind nearly every major corporate policy push there's an accompanying well-coordinated public relations and propag...

The 'Two-Whacks' Gardner Theory

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.12.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

When I first heard Caplis two-whacks theory, I didn't know all these details about Gardner's softball campaign history, but I still thought Caplis had it right just based on Udall's appeal and war chest, as well as all the uncertainty we see on the 2014 political landscape.

Ashley Alman

Obama Fundraiser In Philadelphia Sets Million-Dollar Goal | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

President Obama's fundraiser in Philadelphia Thursday night, hosted by a pair of business executives, is aiming to raise a million dollars for the the...

Joy Resmovits

Has The Last Bastion Of Bipartisanship Fallen? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

Once upon a time, education was a bipartisan issue, even in Washington. When it came to America's schools -- a point of bombastic rhetoric on the ...

Schwarzenegger's New USC Policy Center Takes Up Immigration Reform: Where Is This Issue Heading?

William Bradley | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

It's not all that hard to incite a Republican race to the hard right on immigration. Once undertaken, that race ends up in the same place: one of fences, exclusion and super-heated rhetoric that utterly turns off most people of color and younger voters.

Elise Foley

John McCain: On Immigration, Republicans More Likely To Prioritize Politics | Elise Foley | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday he makes a pitch to fellow Republicans to support comprehensive immigration reform on principle,...

Obama Plans Dinner With Dems

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is making dinner plans with more lawmakers, this time with Democrats. The White House says Obama is having ...

Obama Nothing But 'Confident' On Immigration Deal

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's hopes for comprehensive immigration reform remain nothing short of "confident." In a Wednesday interview aired on Telemund...

Senators' Get First Hand Look At U.S. Border Troubles

Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

By CRISTINA SILVA, The Associated Press NOGALES, Ariz. -- A bipartisan group of senators crafting a sweeping immigration bill vowed Wednesday that ...

McCain, Other Senators To Visit Mexico Border

AP | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

BY CRISTINA SILVA, ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOENIX — A group of U.S. senators who will be influential in shaping and negotiating details of an immigrati...

Senators Remain Hush-Hush While Crafting Immigration Bill

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

By ERICA WERNER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The eight senators meet in private several times a week, alternating between Sen. John McCain's...

Joy Resmovits

Senator Tells Schools Chief: 'We Are In Regulatory Purgatory, Sir' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan faced an angsty Senate education committee Thursday as he was forced to defend his administration's workaround...

A Bipartisan Plan to Fix Our Broken Immigration System

Sen. Michael Bennet | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Sen. Michael Bennet

There undoubtedly will be some tough conversations and disagreements ahead, but if we keep the pressure on, we will fix our immigration system and ensure that it's in better alignment with the needs of our economy, families, and communities.

Elise Foley

From Drones To Dreamers: Most Important Aspects Of Immigration Framework | Elise Foley | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan working group in the Senate will publicly unveil its immigration reform framework on Monday. The text, though, is already o...

Bennet Voted 'No' On Fiscal Cliff

Posted 01.02.2013 | Denver

Colorado's Democratic Senator Michael Bennet was one of eight senators to vote against a plan to skirt the fiscal cliff on Tuesday. Democratic Senator...

Udall, Bennet Call For Stricter Gun Control Laws

Posted 12.21.2012 | Denver

On Wednesday, two more Colorado lawmakers came out in favor of stricter gun control laws: Colorado Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet. Udall spoke...

Bennet To Chair Key Dem Senatorial Committee

AP | Posted 12.04.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Colorado's junior senator has a new responsibility – helping Democrats maintain their hold on the U.S. Senate in 2014. Sen. Michael B...

First Lady Speaks At Wounded Warrior Games

Posted 05.01.2012 | Denver

First Lady Michelle Obama paid tribute to over 200 wounded servicemen at the opening ceremony for the third annual Wounded Warrior Games held in Color...