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Bennet Slams Voter ID Laws

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.30.2011 | Denver

On Wednesday, Sen. Michael Bennet requested that the Department of Justice (DOJ) fully review the photo identification voter requirements that are und...

Don't Give Up on DREAM Act

Sen. Michael Bennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Michael Bennet

On Saturday the Senate took a long awaited vote on the DREAM Act, a narrowly-focused bill that is good for our education system, military and taxpayers. Despite a majority of support in the Senate, the bill was blocked by a filibuster.

Sam Stein

First Salvo In Social Security Fight: $20 Million Campaign Launched With Bayh, Conrad As Allies

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In what may be the first major move of the forthcoming Social Security debate, the Peterson Foundation launched on Tuesday a $20 million...

Reid, Bennet, and Hickenlooper: A Western Story Worth Tellin'

Jill Hanauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jill Hanauer

Not that long ago, it would have been almost unthinkable that the West would be the firewall for Democratic control of the Senate this election.

Thank You Sir, May I Have Another: Labor Leaders Destroy Their Own Ability to Influence Democrats

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

When labor leaders in Washington aggressively back anti-labor Democrats and/or refuse to follow up their own threats with action, those labor leaders are destructively undermining the political agenda of their rank-and-file membership.

When Progressives Unilaterally Disarm: AFL-CIO Says EFCA Is Now an Insignificant 'Non Issue'

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Sirota

This week, Senator Bennet finally ended his silence on the Employee Free Choice Act by coming out against it. This is not surprising. What is surprising is the labor movement's messaging about Bennet's announcement.

What the Final Days of the Colorado Senate Race Say About the Media and the Movement

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Sirota

The last days of the Colorado Senate Democratic primary tell us about the Beltway media's perverse priorities -- and about a persistent strategic failure of the progressive movement.

Colorado Primary: Voters Head To The Polls In Hotly Contested Senate, Governor's Race

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet battled for his job Tuesday in a Colorado primary against Andrew Romanoff, a former state House spe...

CO-SEN: What DC Will Say vs. What the CO Election Will Actually Mean

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Sirota

This Tuesday night we will undoubtedly be watching political reporters and pundits trying to tell America what the Democratic Senate primary election results in Colorado mean. Let's examine what they'll likely say.

CO Budget Chairman Moves to Launch Bipartisan Probe of Bennet/Wall Street/DPS Deal

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Sirota

After Friday's explosive front-page New York Times expose on Sen. Michael Bennet's tenure at the Denver Public Schools, the Democratic chairman of the...

Romanoff vs. Bennet: A Matter of Integrity

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

While organizing progressives after Barack Obama's election around health care reform, I spent a lot of time with Senator Michael Bennet's staff, an...

DPS Chief Attacks New York Times, Refuses to Answer Questions About Bennet's Wall Street Money

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Sirota

On AM760 this morning, Denver school board member Jeannie Kaplan and Cherry Creek News publisher Guerin Green debated DPS chief Tom Boasberg over the ...

Perlmutter: Questions About Connection Between Bennet's PAC Money & Votes Are Fair

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Sirota

Bennet has bridled at questions about whether the Wall Street money he has taken had anything to do with his vote-switching on credit card reform and vote against cramdown.

Obama's Obsession With Confrontation Against the Left

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Obama may not be confrontational against the Right, but he is one of America's most aggressively confrontational politicians against the progressive grassroots Left. The record on this is clear.

Stunning Denver Post Poll Shows Romanoff Ahead - What's It Mean for Progressives?

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Sirota

In sum, both candidates are imperfect - and it is, thus, rational to wonder whether this primary has major implications for the progressive movement both here in Colorado and nationally?

Romanoff Leads Bennet

Joe Trippi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Trippi

Incredible news today: Andrew Romanoff has come from 17 points behind and is now leading the sitting Senator -- and Wall Street favorite -- Michael Bennet.

Why Michael Bennet Will Win the Colorado Senate Race

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Andrew Romanoff will not win; newly appointed US Senator Michael Bennet will win his first race. Here's why.

Democratic Primary Overview

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Some of the Democratic primaries being held next week may have just as interesting an impact on the Democrats as the Tea Party challenges are having on the GOP.

Michael Bennet Will Introduce Reform Bill To Prohibit Members Of Congress From Becoming Lobbyists (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) plans to introduce a package of Congressional reforms that will include preventing former members of Congress from becom...

Friday Talking Points [112] -- Public Option's Last Stand

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Before we begin here, I'd like to humbly propose a new law. No American television station should be allowed to have an exclusive contract for any Ol...

Reid, Bennet Welcome Obama Help In Senate Campaigns

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama visits Western battleground states this week in a show of support for two of his party's vulnerable 2010 candidates, in particu...

Did Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet Forget He Has a Primary?

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

Has Senator Bennet done anything in this past year of serving as Colorado's junior Senator to disprove that he is a "Conservadem"?

Michael Bennet Criticizes Democrats On Senate Floor (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado Senator Michael Bennet, responding to criticism that he did not extract his own concessions during the health care debate, forcefully called ...

Bennet gets seat on Senate health, education committee

Denver Business Journal | Denver Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Colorado's U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet said Tuesday he has been chosen to serve on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, a panel...

Blue Dogs, Birthers and Bullet Fetishes

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Last week the Thune Amendment was thankfully defeated. This inane legislation only had a chance of passing due to the extremism of the NRA/Birther crowd and the cowardice of the Blue Dog Democrats.