Leading GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney has a mixed set of endorsements that don’t fully illustrate his positions on immigration.
“if we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.” With those words, Mitt Romney launches an ad campaign against President Obama. In the already famous ad, Romney uses video of Obama saying “if we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.”
Senator Michael Bennet is perhaps never in finer form than when he rails against his own kind. Armed with charts, he gave a funny, pointed floor speech earlier this week, where he noted that the approval rating of Congress stands at about nine percent today.
A former Marine who served two tours of duty in Iraq was seriously injured in Tuesday night’s police crackdown on Occupy Wall Street protesters in Oakland, Calif.
Gay-rights organization One Colorado this week released a video as part of an ongoing campaign to to end harassment against Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people attending Colorado schools. The video features prominent political political and community leaders, including Governor John Hickenlooper, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and US Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet.
Colorado US Senator Michael Bennet seems to love his job as much as he hates the senate. That is, he seems to relish the opportunity to make change that matters as much as he reviles the fact that senate rules and procedures and politics work against anyone making any kind of change at all. On Wednesday he said something just like that but more eloquently in a speech on the Senate floor, when Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, a libertarian Republican, invoked one of the chamber’s myriad arcane rules to stall debate on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, legislation Bennet has helped write and that would remake the controversial “No Child Left Behind” act.
Occupy Wall Street and its many offshoots including Occupy Denver have gone beyond the curiosity stage. They’ve spawned similar demonstrations and occupations all over the world. They’ve become a subject for discussion, from current events classes in high schools to Tuesday evening’s GOP presidential debate.
Roughly 2,000 Occupy Denver participants marched through the streets Saturday to broadly protest the growing divide between the haves and the have nots in the United States and what many see as a lack of accountability by the banking industry for their part in the U.S economic crash. Some of those marching wound up marching down a jail hallway.
When it rains, it pours, and when a reporter finds a good story, they don’t let go. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow seems to have found a good story in Colorado. This week, she ran her third segment on Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s efforts to stop county clerks from mailing ballots to inactive voters.