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  • Jared Polis — a pro-pot, video-game playing congressman — tries to win over his party

    05/28/2014 11:33:02 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2014 | Ben Terris
    Rep. Jared Polis will gladly visit a marijuana dispensary in his home state of Colorado. He’ll stand in a fluorescent-lit room with hundreds of skunky plants, discuss the different types of high someone gets from Willie’s Wonder versus Super Lemon Haze (one’s a “creative upper,” the other “uplifting and euphoric”) and ruminate on the local ban on edibles. Just don’t try to take his picture in the grow room. “It’s like, that could go viral,” Polis says, leaving Choice Organics in Fort Collins. “I don’t shy away from the issue; we talk about it, whatever. But the problem is, we...
  • Polis Puts Udall, Dems in Bind with Anti-Fracking Initiatives ( Colorado )

    05/17/2014 5:56:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | May 16, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    Rep. Jared Polis’s decision to sponsor a barrelful of anti-fracking initiatives is threatening to make a tough election year even rougher for Colorado Democrats, starting with Sen. Mark Udall. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper is attempting to broker a deal that would persuade Polis to pull his proposed anti-fracking initiatives, but if the governor can’t get it done, every Democratic candidate will face pressure to take a stand this year on an issue that has badly divided the state party. That starts with the Democrat Udall, who’s already under fire for refusing to stake out a position on whether to construct...
  • How Fracking Could Break Colorado Democrats

    04/15/2014 7:53:51 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | April 15, 2014 | ELI STOKOLS
    Jared Polis really doesn’t care what anyone else thinks. If you saw the Colorado congressman speaking on the House floor last month wearing a clip-on bowtie with a polo shirt under his blazer, you know what I’m talking about. He’s been this way since he first emerged on the scene. About 10 years ago, when he was just 28, Polis was one of four wealthy Colorado Democrats who pooled their considerable personal resources to create a state-of-the-art political machine that was ruthlessly effective in turning this once-red heartland state a stunning shade of blue. But Polis wouldn’t run with that...
  • Immigration Overhaul: Democrats Look to Flip 30 House Republicans

    04/15/2014 12:53:07 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 4/15/14 | Matt Fuller
    Democrats are holding out hope that their discharge petition on a comprehensive immigration overhaul bill can still work — or at least be used as election-year ammo. House Democrats held a conference call Tuesday to announce their intention to distribute a memo in the districts of 30 House Republicans who have signaled support for an immigration overhaul previously. Democrats are calling on these Republicans, and others, to “put their pen where their mouth is,” as Colorado Democrat Jared Polis put it, and sign the discharge petition for HR 15, the companion bill to the Senate-passed immigration bill. The discharge petition...
  • Liberal congressman suddenly discovers that he really wants an ObamaCare waiver for his CO district

    10/25/2013 2:56:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/25/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Via Watchdog.Org, if you can believe it: One of President Obama’s most ardent liberal supporters has defected from Obamacare.Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, told a Colorado health policy think tank that Obamacare premiums will be too expensive for some of the wealthiest addresses in America – ski resorts like Breckenridge and Keystone. …“We will be encouraging a waiver,” Polis told Health Policy Solutions in a story that ran today. “It will be difficult for Summit County residents to become insured. For the vast majority, it’s too high a price to pay.” …Polis also wrote to Colorado’s insurance commissioner asking why an...
  • That’s rich! Colo. Dem wants Obamacare delay for swank ski community

    10/24/2013 5:22:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 24, 2013 | By Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — Rep. Jared Polis, Colorado Democrat, voted for Obamacare, but now he is seeking a waiver of the financial penalty for constituents suffering from a bad case of sticker shock. “We will be encouraging a waiver. It will be difficult for Summit County residents to become insured. For the vast majority, it’s too high a price to pay,” Mr. Polis said in an article posted Wednesday by the Colorado health policy website Solutions.
  • Democratic Rep. Polis (CO) Would Be ‘Very Happy’ If Eric Holder Resigns

    08/16/2013 4:02:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    US News ^ | August 15, 2013 | Steven Nelson
    Rep. Jared Polis, a progressive Democrat representing Boulder, Colo., has had enough of Attorney General Eric Holder and would be pleased if he resigned. … Polis offered four major reasons he has lost confidence in Holder, including: the Justice Department’s pursuit of reporters during leak investigations; Holder’s non-committal to respecting state marijuana legalization laws; his apparent approval of NSA surveillance; and the “abuse of prosecutorial discretion” by federal prosecutors. … Polis also specifically mentioned the prosecution of Aaron Swartz, the Reddit co-founder who committed suicide as federal prosecutors pursued severe charges after he downloaded research from the Massachusetts Institute of...
  • HYPOCRITE OF THE HIGHEST ORDER: Polis Makes Profit On Fracking, Sues Neighbor For Doing Same (CO )

    07/29/2013 3:27:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | July 29, 2013
    Congressman Polis hates fracking, but his investment adviser doesn’t. Last week Congressman Jared Polis sued his neighbor to stop them from drilling on their own property, because it “caused a loss of enjoyment” on his million dollar vacation home in Weld County. The suit has since been withdrawn to give Polis and his lawyers more time to gather evidence. In the meantime it’s worth exploring the evidence that Polis is a hypocrite of the highest order — suing to stop his neighbor from profiting from the very same industry in which Polis profits with personal investments. Based on Polis’s 2011...
  • FAKE FOLLOWERS: The New York Times Turns On Polis (Colorado Congresscritter)

    04/29/2013 11:39:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | April 26, 2013
    the high prevalence of Democratic legislators, including Jared Polis, who “bought friends” on Twitter (approximately 82%). The original story cited The Hill. Yesterday, the New York Times also has called out Polis for his fake friends. ... While Polis may be cited as the member of Congress with the highest percentage of fakes, he’s certainly not the only liberal guilty of this type of astroturfing. The Hill also noted that it was estimated that 70% of President Obama’s followers also were bought. While a few (thousand or million) fake followers on Twitter may not seem like a big deal, does...
  • Democratic congressman Polis wants feds to regulate pizza in school lunches

    05/15/2012 3:05:06 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/15/2012 | fox news
    A Democratic congressman is trying to give the federal government the power to regulate pizza in public school lunches, following a failed attempt last year. The legislation proposed by Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., would end pizza being counted as a vegetable in school lunches and allow the government to set nutritional standards.
  • 74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions

    04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority. “In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John...
  • Congressman Jared Polis Town Hall Meeting

    08/24/2011 12:28:09 AM PDT · by flamberge · 12 replies
    Personal observation | 8/24/2011 | flamberge
    The town hall meeting for Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) began promptly at 7:00pm with his sudden appearance in front of the Podium. About 130 people had assembled in the Anthem Community Clubhouse to speak their minds on various topics. Pre-registration had been requested, but the organizers were directed to admit anyone who would give their name at the door. Security consisted of a single police officer, who stood at the back of the room. A pair of volunteers from the Lyndon LaRouche movement stood at the entrance and passed out a one-page tract calling for the impeachment of President Obama...
  • Drug Laws: By Cenk's Logic, We Could Decriminalize Murder

    03/31/2011 7:50:40 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 67 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On his MSNBC show this evening, Cenk Uygur argued in favor of decriminalizing marijuana since, 74 years after the feds made it illegal, people continue to smoke it, or as Cenk put it, the War on Drugs is unwinnable. Yo, Cenk: Cain killed Abel more than 5,000 years ago. Murder has been illegal ever since, and yet people continue to commit it. By that logic, since the War on Homicide is also unwinnable, should we decriminalize murder? Be sure to view the video here. Not only will you hear Cenk make his nonsensical argument, you'll see Dem Rep. Jared Polis....
  • Dem Congressman: Illegal Aliens Are "De-Facto Citizens" (video)

    12/08/2010 3:11:16 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 36 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 8, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colorado) says the DREAM Act "means everything to hundreds of thousands of de-facto Americans. To them and all of us it is supremely important and supremely urgent.
  • Progressive leaders back Clyburn over Hoyer for minority whip post

    11/09/2010 3:04:15 AM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/8/2010 | Russell Berman
    Both House leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus are throwing their support behind Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) in his race against Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) for minority whip. "I support Mr. Clyburn. They both have been effective leaders, but Jim Clyburn is our whip, and he’s been a good whip,” the co-chairwoman of the caucus, Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.), told The Hill. Woolsey said the group’s co-chairman, Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), was also backing Clyburn, although the caucus as a whole was not taking a position in the intra-party battle. “We’ll be working it [for Clyburn], but not for the...
  • TPM: Polis pushed Bennet to circulate public option letter

    02/28/2010 8:31:49 AM PST · by george76 · 5 replies · 342+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | February 26, 2010 | Michael Riley
    U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet has received plenty of attention — and from progressive groups, plenty of praise — for authoring a letter pushing Democratic leaders to save the public option through a parliamentary maneuver known as reconciliation. He mentioned the letter in a missive to supporters citing differences with primary opponent Andrew Romanoff But according to a report this week on the liberal blog TalkingPointsMemo.com (TPM), the idea belonged less to Bennet then to his House colleague, Jared Polis (D-Boulder), who worked out the strategy with a coalition of progressive groups hoping to revive the government-run health insurance option.
  • Obama czar's 'homo-genda' proposed for U.S. schools

    02/11/2010 3:35:21 AM PST · by Man50D · 37 replies · 736+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | February 10, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    A homosexual congressman from Colorado has proposed a law critics say would give controversial federal school safety czar Kevin Jennings – a longtime homosexual-rights advocate – almost unlimited authority to mandate indoctrination in public schools at taxpayer expense. "It doesn't get much more fascist than this! It's a sexual revolutionary's dream," wrote Linda Harvey of Mission America. Under the legislation by Democrat Rep. Jared Polis, Jennings "can create pro-homosexual programs and policies to their hearts' delight," Harvey wrote. Jennings founded the "Gay, Lesbian Straight Education Network" and now heads the office of "Safe and Drug Free Schools" at the Department...
  • Democrats Grow Wary as Health Bill Advances

    07/17/2009 9:46:22 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 40 replies · 1,218+ views
    New York TImes ^ | July 17, 2009 | ROBERT PEAR and DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
    Three of the five Congressional committees working on legislation to reinvent the nation’s health care system delivered bills this week along the lines proposed by President Obama. But instead of celebrating their success, many Democrats were apprehensive, nervous and defensive. Even as Democratic leaders and the White House insisted that the nation was closer than ever to landmark changes in the health care system, they faced basic questions about whether some of their proposals might do more harm than good. And while senior Democrats vowed to press ahead to meet Mr. Obama’s deadline of having both chambers pass bills before...
  • Debra J. Saunders: Who killed the newspaper?

    03/03/2009 4:01:33 PM PST · by SmithL · 24 replies · 866+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/3/9 | Debra J. Saunders
    After the Rocky Mountain News closed on Friday, local congressman Jared Polis (a Democrat) told a gathering of netrootsers, "I have to say, that when we say, 'Who killed the Rocky Mountain News?' we are all part of that, we truly are. For better or worse, and I argue that it's mostly for better," the Denver Post reported. Woohoo.And: "The media is dead, and long live the new media, which is all of us." Who killed the newspaper? This time it was the left, according to the left. No surprise, Polis apologized on Tuesday.
  • Jared Polis: To Know Him Is To Loathe Him

    03/03/2009 3:17:49 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies · 908+ views
    gawker ^ | Mar 3, 2009 | Owen Thomas
    Openly gay Congressman Jared Polis (D.-Colo.) has a peculiar habit of creating enemies. Silicon Valley's movers and shakers loathe him. His fellow rich Colorado gays shun him. And now the media hates him, too! The now-defunct Rocky Mountain News, which published its last edition on Friday, endorsed Polis's opponent in the November election which put him in Congress. He just couldn't resist dancing on the newspaper's grave: "I have to say, that when we say, 'Who killed The Rocky Mountain News,' we're all part of it, for better or worse, and I argue it's mostly for the better," Polis said...
  • ( Democrat ) Polis Ads Don't Tell Complete Story

    07/03/2008 5:40:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 108+ views
    TheDenverChannel ^ | July 2, 2008 | Arthur Kane and Tony Kovaleski,
    Two commercials from Democratic congressional candidate Jared Polis paint him as a man of the people who will stand up to special interests. But ... the facts of Polis’ campaign do not exactly match up with the rhetoric in his commercials. "How can we reform health care when the politicians won't stand up to the lobbyists? ” However, Polis took at least $10,000 from members of large lobbying firms or people who identified themselves as lobbyists, Federal Election Commission records show. Another ad says: "Jared Polis will do things differently; he'll stand up to the oil companies ..." But Polis...
  • Wealthy Democrat spends big in his run for Congress

    06/26/2008 6:13:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies · 200+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | June 26, 2008 | Todd Hartman
    Internet entrepreneur Jared Polis changed the dynamics of his Democratic congressional primary race in March when he wrote his campaign another $50,000 check. That donation took his self-financing bid beyond the $350,000 mark, triggering the aptly named but little known federal "millionaires' amendment." Polis has contributed nearly $3.7 million of his money to his campaign. He now ranks among the top 10 self-funded House candidates in the 2008 election cycle nationally and will likely become Colorado's largest-ever self-donor. That puts pressure on his 2nd Congressional District primary competitors - former state Senate President Joan Fitz-Gerald, of Coal Creek Canyon, and...