Tag Archives: President Obama

Hickenlooper Angers Hispanics

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Colorado Hispanic activists are angry that the state’s Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper, thinks it’s fruitless to pursue citizenship for immigrants who are in the country illegally. Hickenlooper on Wednesday told the Wall Street Journal that activists and Democrats should stop demanding a pathway to citizenship for those 11 Continue reading

McConnell Determined to Slow Down EPA

mcconnellIncoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says his top priority is reining in the EPA, and reversing new carbon pollution laws. McConnell says it won’t be easy to block the regulations, because he feels the only good tool to do it is the spending process. But McConnell says he’s angry that President Obama unilaterally included a Continue reading

Clinton Stumps for Colorado Democrats

CLINTONFormer President Bill Clinton is lending his voice to Colorado’s embattled Democrats. Clinton canceled an appearance at a Saturday fundraiser for Senator Mark Udall in Denver after the birth of his first grandchild. But the former president Continue reading

Udall Will Campaign with Obama

mark-udall-300Senator Mark Udall has been able to dodge the question of whether he would campaign with President Obama this year, until now.  Four times Udall has been asked on national television whether he would campaign with the president, and he has avoided giving an answer each time.  However, it has now been Continue reading

EPA Sued Over New Emissions Rules

COAL-MINING-300Murray Energy Corporation has filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency over new carbon emission standards.  The lawsuit claims the rules are “illegal, irrational, and destructive cap and tax regulations”.  The lawsuit was filed in Washington D.C. yesterday, the same day the rules Continue reading

Moffat County Commissioners Write Letter Regarding Potential Vermillion Designation

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners have decided to write their own letter, opposing any Monument designations in the county that don’t go through the proper public process.  While President Obama’s plans are still hazy, there is rumor that he wants to make the Vermillion Basin a National Monument.  The Continue reading

Bennet Praises Executive Order

MICHAEL-BENNETColorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet yesterday welcomed the White House’s announcement that President Obama will sign yet another executive order.  This one would prohibit federal contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workers. Bennet is a cosponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which Continue reading

Obama Plans to Visit Colorado to Stump for Udall

mark-udall-300Reports say President Obama will come to Colorado next month to stump for Senator Mark Udall.  Udall has been an adamant supporter of Obama and his policies, especially when it comes to energy and health care.  Udall praised the new carbon emission rules released by the Administration as Continue reading

Obama Reportedly Wants to Designate Vermillion Basin as Monument

obamaRumors are rampant that  the Obama Administration wants to designate Vermillion Basin as a National Monument. The issue was brought up at the Moffat County Commissioners meeting yesterday.  According to David Boyd, a Public Affairs Specialist with the Bureau of Land Management, Commissioner Chuck Grobe Continue reading

Investigation Into Obama’s Prisoner Exchange Begins Wednesday

obamaThe first major action on the investigation into President Obama’s prisoner exchange will occur Wednesday, when Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is set to appear before the House Committee on Armed Services to answer questions about why the White House failed to notify Congress 30 days prior to the President Continue reading

McCarthy Rolls Out New Carbon Emission Rules

mccarthyPresident Obama decided to let EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy roll out new EPA rules on carbon emissions today, instead of announcing them himself.  The rules are expected to cost the U.S. economy over Continue reading

Obama Set to Introduce New EPA Rule

obamaPresident Obama will roll out new EPA rules on carbon emissions in the upcoming week, rules that are expected to cost the U.S. economy over $50 billion a year, and put 244,000 people out of a job from now until 2030.  Those numbers come from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which studied the likely effects of the president’s Continue reading