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  • Is Markey still proud of his Obamacare vote?

    12/12/2014 5:00:15 AM PST · by luke1825 · 4 replies
    lowel sun ^ | 12/7/14 | peter Lucas
    If you happen to run into U.S. Sen. Eddie Markey at Whole Foods in Chevy Chase -- as in Maryland -- ask him if he still feels good about giving us Obamacare. Of the thousands of votes he has cast in his 38 years as a member of Congress, first in the U.S. House and now in the Senate, he is "proudest" of his vote in favor of the health-care plan. "It is my proudest vote," Markey said repeatedly in the House, and then again as a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2014. The question is relevant in the...
  • GAFFE: Markey Unable to Answer Basic Financial Question ( Colorado )

    10/20/2014 8:08:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | October 20, 2014
    And you thought the Treasurer’s debate would be boring. That was the observation made by Fox 31 political reporter Eli Stokols as he moderated a debate between Treasurer Walker Stapleton and failed Congresswoman Betsy Markey. At about the 7 minute mark in the below video is when things get really heated. Stapleton asks Markey a basic question about public finance: “Could you describe to me what a yield curve is, please?” She is unable to answer. ... Stapleton has a degree in business economics from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is not...
  • Sen. Markey Wants to Establish Special LGBT Envoy at State Department

    06/24/2014 1:07:43 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6-23-14 | Tatiana Lozano
    A bill introduced June 12 by Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), would establish a special envoy at the State Department to coordinate America’s “global response” on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues and allow LGBT individuals “who have a well-founded fear of seek protection in the United States.” The International Human Rights Defense Act of 2014 would reinforce the Obama administration’s already established foreign policy position on LGBT rights, including the public funding of overseas LGBT groups. In addition, the bill would require annual congressional briefings on “the status of the human rights of LGBT people internationally” and institute...
  • Sen. Markey: Regulatory oversight jeopardizes gas export approvals

    06/17/2014 5:52:57 AM PDT · by mac_truck
    Fuel Fix ^ | 6/16/2014 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    WASHINGTON — A decades-old decision by the Commerce Department to abandon congressionally mandated restrictions on natural gas exports could jeopardize current plans to sell the fossil fuel overseas, Sen. Ed Markey charged Monday. Although Congress passed a law in 1975 directing the government to bar exports of U.S. oil and natural gas, the Commerce Department never got further than crude. And when Commerce formally delegated gas export issues to the then one-year-old Energy Department in 1978, it did so citing a much older 1938 law and the regulations born under it — without any mention of the newer 1975 mandate....
  • Mass. senator seeks to regulate TV, Internet, radio for ‘hate crimes’ (Markey)

    05/01/2014 9:08:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 1, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Democrat Sen. Edward Markey from Massachusetts says the government should crack down on broadcast messages that promote what he calls hate crimes, by regulating content on television, radio and the Internet. He’s proposed commissioning a government study to find ways to stop the broadcast outlets from “encouraging hate crimes” through their various communications, Breitbart reported. But First Amendment supporters say it can’t be done. “This proposed legislation is worse than merely silly,” said civil liberties lawyer Harvey Silverglate, in Breitbart. “It is dangerous. It is not up to Sen. Markey, nor to the federal government, to define for a free...
  • Markey Introduces Hate Speech Report Bill

    04/18/2014 12:19:48 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 19 replies ^ | april 16, 2014 | john eggerton
    The former chair of the House communications subcommittee wants the government to look into so-called hate speech on broadcast, cable and the Internet and offer up ways to "address" that use of telecommunications. In the wake of the Kansas shootings, Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) has introduced a bill, The Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014 (S.2219), that would update a two-decade old report on the role of telecommunications—the Internet, radio and TV—"in encouraging hate crimes based on gender, race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation." In 1992, Markey, then a member of the House, used the Telecommunications Authorization Act to direct...
  • Sen. Ed Markey to become chair of U.S. Senate Climate Change Clearinghouse

    09/26/2013 4:15:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Masslive ^ | 9/25/13 | Robert Rizzuto
    During his 37 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrat Ed Markey built a reputation as a legislator concerned about the environment. And now as the junior U.S. senator from Massachusetts, he is set to become the new chair of the Senate Climate Change Clearinghouse. Although the clearinghouse is an unofficial open forum for members of the Senate, it is the place where ideas for environmental legislation may take form. Markey, who had significant support from environmentalists in the special election to replace John Kerry, takes the duty along with co-chairs and Democratic senators Barbara Boxer of California and...
  • Sen. Edward Markey calls for FCC to intervene in CBS, TWC dispute

    08/06/2013 7:38:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 6, 2013 | Ryan Faughnder
    Customers have been calling on Time Warner Cable and CBS Corp. to resolve their ongoing carriage dispute that has resulted in channels going dark in several markets including Los Angeles and New York. Now politicians are demanding an end to the blackout. Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), who recently won John F. Kerry's Senate seat, on Tuesday asked the Federal Communications Commission to step in and restart negotiations.
  • Hey GOP: How'd That Gomez Running as a Democrat-Lite Thing Work for Ya'?

    06/26/2013 11:22:02 AM PDT · by Lloyd Marcus · 31 replies ^ | 6/26/2013 | Lloyd Marcus
    RINO Republican Gabriel Gomez lost to Democrat Ed Markey in the special election to fill the Massachusetts U.S. Senate seat vacated by John Kerry. I say, “Thank God”. We can not allow Democrat-Lite RINO Republicans like Gomez to define the GOP. However, I have little hope that the stuck on fear, panic and stupid GOP will “get it”. Despite wasting tons of money backing Gomez who agrees with 90% of the Democrat agenda, he still lost. And yet, I guarantee the GOP will interpret the loss as evidence that our party needs to move further to the left. Why should...
  • Rep. Edward Markey wins John Kerry's Senate seat in Massachusetts

    06/25/2013 7:44:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 06/25/2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
    Massachusetts voters elevated a veteran congressman to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, choosing longtime Democratic Rep. Edward J. Markey to fill John F. Kerry’s unexpired term. With 82% of precincts reporting, Markey held an 8-percentage-point lead over Republican Gabriel Gomez, and the Associated Press declared him the winner. Markey will serve 17 months; the seat will be on the ballot again in November 2014. The race to replace Kerry, who resigned Feb. 1 to become U.S. secretary of State, began with the lessons of another Massachusetts special election fresh in both parties' minds. But the prospect of another upset fizzled...
  • LIVE THREAD. Massachusetts Special Election for Senate

    06/25/2013 5:39:36 PM PDT · by BAW · 125 replies
    <p>And we're off. With 21% of the precinct vote in, Republican Gomez leads Democrat Markey 52.7% to 46.9%.</p>
  • Dem Rep. Markey wins US Senate election in Mass.

    06/25/2013 6:42:10 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 58 replies
    AP ^ | June 25 , 2013 | STEVE LeBLANC and BOB SALSBERG
    Longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey defeated Republican political newcomer Gabriel Gomez in a special election on Tuesday for the state's U.S. Senate seat long held by John Kerry, a race that failed to draw the attention that the state's 2010 special Senate election did.
  • First lady rallies for Ed Markey, visits victims (“My husband can’t do it alone")

    05/30/2013 7:00:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 30, 2013 | Gary J. Remal
    First lady Michelle Obama, in town to back U.S. Rep. 
Edward J. Markey’s Senate run and meet with marathon bombing victims, urged local Democrats to “max out!” their donations to 
help keep the president’s agenda alive. “My husband can’t do it alone,” Obama said. “He absolutely needs folks like Ed Markey in the Senate to make it happen. So here in the state of Massachusetts, we need you to do everything you can over these next four weeks to get Ed Markey elected.” “And it’s all on you,” Obama said, as the crowd laughed.
  • Congressman Markey's hypocritical tax breaks

    05/27/2013 6:51:39 PM PDT · by Davidmbrown · 7 replies
    David M. Brown's Blog ^ | 5/27/2013 | David M. Brown
    Membership gifts have been used to avoid detection of bribery China's top anti-graft official Wang Qishan on Monday urged disciplinary and supervisory staff to return all membership cards gifted by others. The chief of the Party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said during a videophone meeting that the campaign aims to send a signal to the Party and society that anti-graft officials are taking real action to improve their working style as required by the new leadership in December. The country's top leaders have required officials to reduce meetings, condense paperwork, minimize traffic disruption during official visits and exercise frugality....
  • Ed Markey rallies his own campaign staff around #8pages Twitter hashtag

    05/24/2013 6:09:18 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 4 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 5/24/13 | David Freddoso
    Of course, the problem with urging people to use a hashtag like this one is that there’s a way to measure your ad’s effectiveness. And this one isn’t doing that well. If you don’t count current Markey campaign and other Democratic political staff, political consultants, abortion-rights groups that are backing Markey, journalists writing about the ad, and people mocking the hashtag, about 13 real honest-to-goodness people have actually tweeted or retweeted this hashtag in the ten hours or so since it was posted online.
  • Polls show Gomez closing on Markey days after Massachusetts Senate primary

    05/04/2013 7:54:59 PM PDT · by topher · 73 replies ^ | May 4, 2013 | FoxNews
    Polls show Gomez closing on Markey days after Massachusetts Senate primary Two new polls have Gabriel Gomez, the Republican candidate for a Senate seat out of Massachusetts, within single-digits of the front-running Democratic candidate -- just days after the Tuesday primaries.
  • Markey, Gomez advance to Mass. special election showdown

    04/30/2013 6:44:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 30, 2013 | Sean Sullivan
    Massachusetts Rep. Edward J. Markey won the Democratic nomination for Secretary of State John Kerry’s old Senate seat Tuesday, advancing to summer special election campaign against Republican Gabriel Gomez which the Democrat will be heavily favored to win. With 60 percent of precincts reporting, the Associated Press called the race for Markey, who led Rep. Stephen F. Lynch 57 percent to 43 percent. Three years after Massachusetts Democrats nominated Attorney General Martha Coakley, a flawed candidate who was upset by Republican Scott Brown in the race for late Sen. Ted Kennedy’s seat, Democratic leaders sought to clear the field early...
  • Lynch slams national Democratic party for backing Markey

    04/03/2013 3:25:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 3, 3013 | Hillary Chabot, Joe Battenfeld
    U.S. Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, the underdog in the Democratic special Senate election, blasted national Dems for their unfair backing of his rival U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey and for blocking donations to him, but vowed that he would outwork his opponent to clinch a win. “They haven’t been fair,” Lynch said of the national Democrats who he says have funneled donations and some union support Markey’s way. “No they haven’t been fair. I think they’ve done their best to discourage people from sending me contributions from Washington. They’ve basically said Markey’s our guy, don’t give to Lynch.” In a...
  • WBUR Poll: Markey, Sullivan Hold Primary Leads, But Many Are Undecided (Markey takes on the NRA)

    03/26/2013 12:44:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    WBUR ^ | March 26, 2013 | Fred Thys
    BOSTON — A new WBUR poll (PDFs – topline, crosstabs) of the special Massachusetts U.S. Senate election finds it wide open on both the Democratic and the Republican sides. U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, of Malden, leads his Democratic rival, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, of South Boston, by 11 percentage points. On the Republican side, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan, of Abington, has the lead over both Norfolk state Rep. Dan Winslow and Cohasset private equity manager Gabriel Gomez.
  • Ex-congressional aide accused in beating of state rep in Dartmouth (hack Dems, Mass.)

    03/14/2013 12:33:34 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 3/13/13 | Matt Stout
    DARTMOUTH — A lawyer and former high-ranking Capitol Hill aide may face criminal charges after police say he left a state rep with a collapsed lung and possible broken ribs in a dust-up outside a youth basketball camp that apparently started over a state job. Dartmouth police say they’ve filed a criminal complaint in New Bedford District Court seeking a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon against David Oliveira, a former lobbyist and aide to the late U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and former U.S. Rep. John Olver. Oliveira, 44, pushed and “lunged” at state Rep. Christopher...
  • Eagan: Stephen Lynch’s views mixed on abortion

    02/03/2013 7:28:19 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 3, 2013 | Margery Eagen
    Stephen Lynch, the Irish Catholic congressman out of South Boston now running for U.S. Senate, calls himself a pro-life Democrat and gets the “anti-choice” moniker from abortion rights groups.
  • Massachusetts Republicans cheer as Dems back Edward Markey for Senate seat

    12/29/2012 10:18:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/29/2012 | Rick Moran
    If there is such a thing as being too liberal for Massachusetts, Rep. Edward Markey may fill that requirement. The 18-term congressman has embraced every far left cause since he entered the House in 1977 and has a voting record among the most liberal in congress. If, as expected, former Senator Scott Brown runs in the special election to replace Secretary of State nominee John Kerry, the contrast between the two candidates would be striking. Boston Herald: A mad scramble by bigwig Democrats to avoid a bloody primary and clear the field for U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey in a...
  • Ed Markey to run for Kerry’s Senate seat

    12/27/2012 4:28:18 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 27, 2012 | Rachel Weiner
    Markey, 66, has served in the House since 1976 and is the dean of the Massachusetts delegation. The veteran House member announced his decision in a statement, saying, “There is so much at stake.” “I refuse to allow the Tea Party-dominated Republican Party to lead us off the fiscal cliff and into recession,” Markey said. “I won’t allow the NRA to obstruct an assault weapons ban yet again. I will not sit back and allow oil and coal industry lobbyists to thwart our clean energy future or extremists to restrict women’s rights and health care.”
  • Markey, Schumer Call on Temporary Block for CNOOC-Nexen Deal

    07/30/2012 8:47:09 PM PDT · by Rabin · 9 replies
    RigZone ^ | Monday, July 30, 2012 | Karen Boman
    Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) has joined Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) in calling for the United States to issue a conditional block CNOOC's proposed acquisition of Canada-based Nexen, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Markey said that Nexen has drilled for oil in the U.S. without paying royalties and that, if the merger proceeded, would result in a "massive transfer of wealth" to China at the expense of the American taxpayer, the Wall Street Journal reported. Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Friday asked Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to block CNOOC's proposed acquisition of Canada-based energy company Nexen until the...
  • Port security: U.S. fails to meet deadline for scanning of cargo containers

    07/17/2012 6:47:50 AM PDT · by upchuck · 5 replies
    WaPo ^ | July 15, 2012 | Douglas Frantz
    The Obama administration has failed to meet a legal deadline for scanning all shipping containers for radioactive material before they reach the United States, a requirement aimed at strengthening maritime security and preventing terrorists from smuggling a nuclear device into any of the nation’s 300 sea and river ports. The Department of Homeland Security was given until this month to ensure that 100 percent of inbound shipping containers are screened at foreign ports. But the department’s secretary, Janet Napolitano, informed Congress in May that she was extending a two-year blanket exemption to foreign ports because the screening is proving too...
  • (RAT) Markey wants Heartland climate documents

    02/26/2012 7:46:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/24/12 | Andrew Restuccia
    Markey wants Heartland climate documentsBy Andrew Restuccia - 02/24/12 12:36 PM ET Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) pressed the Heartland Institute Friday for original copies of internal strategy and budget documents that were obtained and released by a well-known climate researcher earlier this month. The documents include plans for developing a K-12 curriculum that raises questions about climate science, as well as plans for funding high-profile climate skeptics. The Heartland Institute, a free-market group that rejects mainstream climate science, has called one of the documents a fake, though the group has confirmed the K-12 curriculum plan. In a letter to Heartland...
  • Politicians notice Fakegate

    02/24/2012 3:07:03 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies ^ | Feb 24, 2012 | bishop-hill
    Rep Edward Markey of Massachusetts has written to Heartland asking for them to document the inaccuracies in the Fakegate documents and asking for originals. In a letter to Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast, Markey asked the group for an explanation of any inaccuracies in the leaked documents as well as accurate versions of those documents. “These documents appear to indicate that the Heartland Institute is receiving large donations from corporations for the direct purpose of discrediting the mainstream science of climate change and has planned to engage in a campaign to undermine the teaching of well-established science at our public...
  • Several Democrats attack State. Dept. pipeline finding

    08/27/2011 4:23:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 27, 2011 | Ben Geman
    Capitol Hill opponents of the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline are attacking the State Department’s finding that the proposed project will cause minimal environmental harm if managed properly.The State Department’s conclusion in an environmental analysis released Friday is a crucial step toward final federal approval of the 1,700-mile pipeline, which would bring crude from Alberta’s oil sands projects to Gulf Coast refineries.But the finding isn’t sitting well with Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), who called the analysis flawed, alleging the State Department failed to “adequately asses the real environmental impact.” The pipeline would run through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska and...
  • 3 Major Issues with the Latest iPhone Tracking “Discovery”

    04/21/2011 11:47:24 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 46 replies
    ALex Levinson Security Blog ^ | April 21, 2011 | Alex Levinson
    Today, two researchers for OÂ’Reilly media published an article claiming discovery of a hidden tracking system on the iOS 4 operating system. Using simple techniques, Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden extracted data off of an iOS version 4 device and wrote an open source software utility to effectively graph this data onto a map. As a fellow researcher, I champion their creativity and their development. As an expert in this field, I have three points of argument to raise.1) Apple is not collecting this data. And to suggest otherwise is completely misrepresenting Apple. I quote: Apple is gathering this...
  • Jim Inhofe to Democrats: 'Get a life' (not amused by snarky RAT amendments)

    04/07/2011 8:28:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/05/11 | DARREN GOODE
    Jim Inhofe to Democrats: 'Get a life'By DARREN GOODE | 4/5/11 3:08 PM EDT Sen. Jim Inhofe has a simple message to House Democratic critics of the Republican plan to derail EPA climate change regulations: “Get a life.” The Senate Environment and Public Works ranking member wasn’t amused by the series of snarky Democratic amendments to rename the GOP legislation preventing EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) offered a series of amendments to the House measure — which Inhofe is pushing in the Senate — to change the title of the...
  • Key Dem: Attacks on Libya 'because of oil' (Rep. Edward Markey D-Mass.)

    03/21/2011 8:54:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/21/11 | Michael O'Brien
    Key Dem: Attacks on Libya 'because of oil'By Michael O'Brien - 03/21/11 01:30 PM ET The United States military action against Libya is motivated by a desire for affordable and accessible oil, a top Democrat on environmental issues said Monday. Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), the ranking member of the House Natural Resources Committee, said that he agreed with President Obama's decision to launch, along with allies, attacks against Libya and its leader, Moammar Gadhafi. But Markey said the attacks were primarily motivated by oil. "We are in Libya because of oil," Markey said on MSNBC. "It all goes back to...
  • Japan Does Not Face Another Chernobyl

    03/13/2011 7:16:37 PM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | March 14, 2011 | William Tucker
    The containment structures appear to be working, and the latest reactor designs aren't vulnerable to the coolant problem at issue here. Even while thousands of people are reported dead or missing, whole neighborhoods lie in ruins, and gas and oil fires rage out of control, press coverage of the Japanese earthquake has quickly settled on the troubles at two nuclear reactors as the center of the catastrophe. Rep. Ed Markey (D., Mass.), a longtime opponent of nuclear power, has warned of "another Chernobyl" and predicted "the same thing could happen here." In response, he has called for an immediate suspension...
  • Japan quake disaster shows U.S. at risk of Chernobyl-type event

    03/12/2011 1:00:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 12, 2011 | Alexander Bolton
    Rep. Edward Markey of Massachusetts, the senior Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, warned Saturday that the U.S. is vulnerable to the type of nuclear accident that has sent waves of fear through northeast Japan. An explosion at the Fukushima nuclear reactor Saturday destroyed exterior walls and leaked radioactive material in the aftermath of an earthquake that measured 8.9 on the Richter scale. The quake unleashed a tsunami that devastated the northeastern shoreline of the island nation, swamping roads, bridges and airports and leaving perhaps thousands dead. The explosion at the nuclear reactor has added the specter of nuclear...
  • Rep Ed Markey (D-MA) “If we don’t kill these 800,000 jobs, the terrorists win”

    02/12/2011 3:22:10 PM PST · by Starman417 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-12-11 | DrJohn
    Sometimes it just seems as though Barack Obama is intent on destroying the United States of America. Nancy Pelosi said that Obamacare would result in the creation of 4 million new jobs, with 400,000 of them appearing almost instantly. In contrast, the CBO disclosed that implementation of Obamacare would result in a reduction of 800,000 jobs by 2021. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee filed a report which reveals that more than 800,000 jobs are at risk consequent to the new EPA regulations. Among the effects are * New standards for commercial and...
  • Subsidies for plug-in cars: A scam for big business

    11/22/2010 10:23:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 22, 2010 | Timothy P. Carney
    When you see bipartisan agreement on energy and transportation policy, it means one thing: truckloads of subsidies for well-connected big businesses touting some unproven high-tech "green" solution. Most green subsidies are mostly harmless (if also useless) -- such as solar and wind subsidies. But in recent weeks, lawmakers are lining up behind one green idea that could waste unprecedented amounts of resources -- venture capital, taxpayer money, intellectual innovation -- by approving vast new subsidies to make plug-in electric cars the dominant mode of transportation. A cabal of government-friendly big businesses -- ranging from lobbying king General Electric to made-for-subsidies...
  • Democrats Drop Plans To Spend $700,000 In Markey Race ( Colorado 4th )

    10/23/2010 12:03:53 AM PDT · by cutty · 5 replies
    7 NEWS ^ | October 22, 2010 | Deb Stanley
    Rep. Betsy Markey, D-Fort Collins, will not be getting any television ad help from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The DCCC will not be buying television ads in Colorado's 4th Congressional District despite reserving $700,000 in air time earlier this summer... Markey is facing a challenge from Republican Cory Gardner.
  • Gardner Crushed Markey in CO-4 Debate

    10/19/2010 9:27:00 PM PDT · by catnipman · 15 replies
    Self | 10/19/2010 | Me
    In Colorado Congressional District 4, which encompasses the eastern plains of Colorado, Cory Gardner and Betsy Markey, plus two fringe candidates that Markey insisted appear, had their one and only debate tonight, already a week into the start of mail-in ballot voting. Markey had previously canceled several debates she had agreed to appear in, claiming the two fringe candidates had to be included. Despite Markey's unreasonable demands, all major Colorado news outlets refused to break their rules that debates could include only candidates that polled at least 10%. However, NOCO 5, a Northern Colorado cable-only CBS affiliate agreed to her...
  • I Guess He is NOt a Big Neighborhood Guy (Markey Does Not Live In His District)

    10/18/2010 2:50:59 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 9 replies
    National Review - Campaign Spot ^ | 10-18-2010 | Jim Geraghty
    Gerry Dembrowski, a GOP challenger to Rep. Ed Markey of Massachusetts, goes to the listed address of the congressman. He finds his neighbors have no idea he lived there, and don’t recall seeing him . . . pretty much, ever.
  • Americans for Prosperity rallies its troops ( Colorado : Salazar, Markey )

    07/20/2010 2:42:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    gjs ^ | July 20, 2010 | Gary Harmon
    Votes by U.S. Rep. John Salazar. D-Colo., on health care and the stimulus bill will get plenty of attention in the coming weeks from a squad of Grand Valley activists backed up by advertising critical of Salazar’s record. Americans for Prosperity, a non-partisan, free-enterprise, free-market organization, organized the meeting of about 80 people in the Museum of Western Colorado’s Whitman Educational Center to show them how to conduct phone banks and walk precincts in the coming weeks. The idea, Colorado Americans for Prosperity head Jeff Crank said, “is to simply educate people about John Salazar and show how he’s voted...
  • House Passes Beer Resolution? Wait, What?

    05/19/2010 5:32:46 PM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 4 replies · 234+ views
    The Silent Majority ^ | 05-19-10 | Robert Ehrenkaufer
    With the world experiencing a financial meltdown, Iran developing nuclear weapons and oil spewing into the golf the United States House of Representatives is busy passing resolutions on beer week? I think maybe our legislators have their priorities just a bit backwards. Don't misunderstand, I am all about a good beer. It's just that given the state of our economy and the world at large the House may be better served to put the beer on ice for a while. The following comes from Politico: While most of Washington was focused on Tuesday's election results, the House was busy doing...
  • Open Season on Democrats: Betsey Markey (Colorado)

    04/08/2010 11:45:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 929+ views ^ | April 8, 2010 | Jillian Bandes
    This is part of a series that's National Political Reporter Jillian Bandes is doing on electorally vulnerable Democrats called "Open Season."Betsey Markey had an interesting week. The freshman Democratic Congressman from Colorado reported a whopping $505,000 haul for the first quarter of her campaign, earning her a front-page profile on the Washington Post on Monday. On Wednesday, she held an hour-long tele-town hall, confirming that she was solidly in campaign mode after a month of hard voting. She’s probably right to step up the campaign mode, because her votes were indeed hard. Markey was one of only eight Democratic...
  • Vulnerable Democrats are tiptoeing on health care [We got 'em on the run]

    04/08/2010 7:02:14 AM PDT · by upchuck · 37 replies · 1,376+ views
    AP ^ | Apr 8, 2010 | KRISTEN WYATT
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — First-term Rep. Betsy Markey is convinced that once people learn what's in President Barack Obama's new health care overhaul law, they'll support it. But it's not a message she was eager to carry in person to her constituents in Republican-leaning eastern Colorado. During Congress' two-week Easter break, she reserved any discussion of health care reform for conference calls, an op-ed piece and an appearance at a small-town Rotary Club — all small-bore outreach. After the raucous, angry town halls of last summer, Markey steered clear of massive gatherings. She was not alone. Tough votes for Obama's...
  • Rep. Markey talking to voters, but not about health care

    03/27/2010 8:28:14 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 8 replies · 698+ views ^ | 03/27/10 | AP
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Rep. Betsy Markey is talking to voters in Fort Collins this weekend. But not about her health care vote — about distracted driving.
  • Why I voted for this health care bill

    03/26/2010 11:30:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies · 1,375+ views
    denver post ^ | 3/26/10 | By U.S. Rep. Betsy Markey
    Before I was a public servant I was a small-business owner, keeping the books in the Web-development firm my husband and I started. I crunched numbers, evaluated costs and always looked for solutions that combined good budgeting with good management. Every time we made a major business decision, we evaluated that decision on its own merit. That was the approach I brought to Congress a year and a half ago: weigh costs with results, and make decisions based on the facts, not politics. I know this has angered people on the left as well as the right. Frankly, I take...
  • Palin targets Markey, Salazar ( Colorado )

    03/24/2010 12:48:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies · 517+ views
    Denver Post ^ | March 24, 2010, | Michael Riley
    Sarah Palin may be swinging through Colorado’s 3rd and 4th Congressional Districts sometime soon, and it’s not to give Reps. Betsy Markey, D-Fort Collins, and John Salazar, D-Manassa, a shout out for voting ‘yea’ on health care reform. Palin has asked her supporters to help defeat both Markey and Salazar this fall, placing them on a list of 20 targeted seats she posted this week on her Facebook page. The posting is one of the strongest signs yet that Palin plans to wade full force into the 2010 elections, leveraging her enthusiastic following among the Republican base to help friends...
  • Good Luck In Contacting Your Congressperson!

    03/11/2010 9:29:22 AM PST · by catnipman · 32 replies · 1,188+ views
    Betsy Markey Web Site ^ | March 11, 2010 | Me
    Well, after many hours of phone calls this morning, I finally found out you can't express a USPS letter to your Congressperson in D.C.: it takes two weeks to go through security, so USPS doesn't offer an Express Mail option. Of course, I'm sure that's just for the little people. Obviously, people as important as Congresspersons have some way to communicate more quickly with important people, like big union donors, etc. At any rate, whilst finding this out, I inquired at the D.C. office of Betsy Markey (D CO-4) about her meeting schedule. First, I got past the little phone...
  • Open Letter To Betsy Markey (CO-4)

    03/10/2010 12:26:18 PM PST · by catnipman · 9 replies · 507+ views
    Myself ^ | March 10, 2010 | Me
    Hi, I just tried to call your office in D.C., but your message box was full, and no one was answering the phone. (Surprise, Surprise, as Gomer Pyle use to say!) I just wanted to urge you to vote for the Senate health care bill so President Obama can sign it into law, as I wish to see the total destruction of the Democrat party for at least a generation. Since there's no chance of significant changes being made via budget reconciliation in the Senate, this will be the law of the land. Any promises to the contrary by Obama...
  • Markey praises Obama budget proposal

    02/01/2010 2:56:34 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies · 334+ views
    Medford Transcript (MA) ^ | February 1, 2010
    U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., chair of twin energy and climate panels in the House, issued the following statement today after the Obama administration released the details of its budget request for Fiscal Year 2011. “With this common sense budget, President Obama is making the tough choices necessary to protect middle-class families, revive our economy and lay the foundation for a clean energy economy that will put people back to work in clean energy jobs,” said Markey. “To create lasting prosperity, we need to create clean energy jobs here in America, so that we can take on China and...
  • Prediction (Ed Markey's District Turns Red Alert)

    01/18/2010 8:01:34 AM PST · by goldstategop · 14 replies · 1,039+ views
    National Review ^ | 1/18/2010 | Mark Krikorian
    I spoke to a sort-of pro-choice but non-political relative in the Boston area last night (in Ed Markey's district) and casually asked whom she was voting for: "I'm certainly not voting for her." She said that no one she knows is voting for Coakley. My prediction: Brown will win by seven points on Tuesday.
  • Dems say climate change 'deniers' like ‘teabaggers,’ swiftboaters, etc...

    12/11/2009 8:52:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies · 2,041+ views
    The Hill ^ | December 10, 2009 | Jim Snyder
    House Democrats said Thursday that denying humans were causing climate change is like denying smoking causes lung cancer. Reps. Edward Markey (Mass.), Jay Inslee (Wash.) and Earl Blumenauer (Ore.) also compared climate change "deniers" to “teabaggers” who spread the false rumor about death panels and swift boaters who attacked Sen. John Kerry’s (D-Mass.) war record during the 2004 presidential race. The three members of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming called a news conference on Thursday in response to the controversy over the hacked emails from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia,...