On the heels of a new poll that shows 70 percent of Americans think Super PACs should be outlawed, Colorado Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet has joined a task force to craft a new legislative response to blunt the impact from the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision allowing corporations and anonymous special interests to spend unlimited sums to influence elections.
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U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette and Jared Polis, both Colorado Democrats, have once again introduced the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act (FRAC Act) to regain federal regulatory authority over the natural gas drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
Late Thursday afternoon, President Obama signed into law a bill granting workers out of a job for more than 26 weeks additional unemployment insurance payments, paid for by the federal government. The benefits had been in place since November 2009, but had lapsed for seven weeks — an unprecedented hiatus, given the 9.5 percent unemployment rate. The bill, held up in the Senate by Republicans concerned about the deficit, makes benefits retroactive to June 2 and forward to Nov. 30. In states with higher than 8 percent unemployment, workers will continue to receive up to 99 weeks of benefits.
Prime Minister David Cameron will meet with four Senate Democrats today to discuss whether BP played a role in the release of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, an allegation the company so far denies.
The senators called on BP to…
WASHINGTON– Pro-immigration reform advocates may be applauding President Obama’s immigration meetings at the White House today, but anti-immigration groups are pushing back hard. The meetings came in advance of a planned March 21 immigration reform rally on the mall and just as several anti-immigration groups have unveiled new campaigns and strategies to obstruct any coming “amnesty” legislation.
Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s face during her Supreme Court nomination hearings is a YouTube-era national treasure. Turn down the volume as you watch her and imagine the person speaking at her. Imagine what they’re saying. It is serious. It is ridiculous.…