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  • SHOT UP: Udall Losing In NYT Predictive Model For First Time

    07/21/2014 2:57:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | July 21, 2014
    For the first time this entire election cycle The New York Times Senate forecast at The Upshot predicts Udall has a greater chance of losing reelection than winning (53%-47%). This is a huge deal, as The Upshot tries to go beyond just the polls and factor in other intangibles about a race, such as, incumbency, fundraising, a state’s past election history among others, who the liberals at the NYT want to win. All those factors in The Upshot model lean heavily Udall’s way. Yet, despite this inherent, built-in advantage, Udall can’t overcome one thing: the people of Colorado feel he...
  • Colorado Senate Race Slips Further Away from Udall

    07/19/2014 9:44:30 AM PDT · by tellw · 25 replies
    People's Pundit Daily ^ | 7/19/14 | Rich Baris
    The Colorado Senate race is unrecognizable from the one described in a May, 2013, National Journal article entitled, “Colorado’s Forgotten Senate Race.” PPD’s election projection model has warranted two rating changes since the entrance of Rep. Cory Gardner in February, both of which clearly show this race slipping away from incumbent Democratic Senator Mark Udall. In February, after Ken Buck made the decision to drop out of the race to make way for Gardner, a far more electable rising star in the GOP, we changed our Colorado Senate race rating from “Likely Democrat” to “Leans Democrat.” Now, after adjusting the...
  • Q-poll: Gardner 44, Udall 42 in Colorado Senate race

    07/17/2014 2:02:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/17/2014 | Guy Benson
    Noah Rothman wrote up Quinnipiac’s gubernatorial poll yesterday, prompting me to wonder over at Townhall whether the polling outfit was holding back its Senate numbers for separate release. We now have our answer. A virtual deadlock, and advantage Gardner: The closely-watched U.S. Senate race is tied with 44 percent for U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican challenger, and 42 percent for Sen. Mark Udall, the Democratic incumbent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Another 10 percent are undecided. This compares to the results of an April 24 survey by the independent Quinnipiac University showing Sen. Udall at...
  • Obama Inches Into Competitive Colorado Senate Race (Obama @ 38%)

    07/11/2014 5:38:42 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 13 replies
    kcnc ^ | July 8, 2014 3:31 PM | Julie Pace
    DENVER (AP) – For the first time, President Barack Obama is inching into one of the highly competitive races that could determine whether Democrats maintain control of the Senate this fall. Obama’s trip to Colorado to raise money for Sen. Mark Udall underscores the political risks for vulnerable Democrats of being linked with the increasingly unpopular president. Obama will headline a high-dollar fundraiser for Udall in Denver on Wednesday but the event is off-limits to news cameras. Udall’s office also says the senator will not attend an economic speech the president plans to deliver in Denver, ensuring that there will...
  • BREAKING: Senate Democrats introduce bill to override Hobby Lobby decision

    07/09/2014 2:21:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 9, 2014 | Kirsen Andersen
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A pair of Democratic senators introduced legislation Wednesday that would overturn a recent Supreme Court ruling that defended the rights of private for-profit employers to opt out of providing insurance coverage for abortifacient drugs on religious grounds. Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Mark Udall (D-CO) held a press conference Wednesday morning to announce the introduction of the bill, dubbed the “Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act.”  The bill would force for-profit employers to comply with the Obamacare birth control mandate, which requires business owners to provide employees and dependents with full, co-pay-free coverage for contraception, sterilization...
  • Udall cancels appearance at fundraiser with Obama

    07/09/2014 6:17:51 AM PDT · by palmer · 23 replies
    Associated Press via Washington Post ^ | July 9 at 9:04 AM | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, who was to appear with President Barack Obama in Denver at a Democratic fundraiser Wednesday, says he's too busy with legislative business in Washington to attend. In a statement, Udall said that "due to last-minute votes and legislative activity" he will be unable to make the trip back to Colorado for the event. ...
  • Campaign Contributions Ensnare Udall in IRS’s Missing Emails Scandal ( Colorado )

    06/21/2014 8:11:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | June 19, 2014 | Audrey Hudson
    Top GOP officials are concerned that missing among the IRS’s internal emails are communications with Sen. Mark Udall and a dozen other Democrats who received campaign contributions from the federal agency’s union. The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) first issued Freedom of Information Act requests to the IRS last year seeking all electronic and written documents between top officials there and the Democrats who received the campaign funding, but the attempts have been repeatedly stonewalled. Udall has accepted $13,000 in donations from the National Treasury Employees Union that represents IRS employees ... This is just another instance of Mark Udall...
  • Gardner 'Grows' as a candidate.

    06/05/2014 7:40:19 PM PDT · by x1stcav · 14 replies
    DENVER — Rep. Cory Gardner of Colorado said Thursday he supports granting citizenship to people who enter the country illegally and serve in the U.S. military. Photo - Rep. Cory Gardner is challenging Democratic Sen Mark Udall and has been criticized for not favoring a broader path to citizenship for people living in the country illegally. (Denver Post file) + caption The Republican is challenging Democratic Sen Mark Udall and has been criticized for not favoring a broader path to citizenship for people living in the country illegally. Gardner's statements, in an interview with The Associated Press, came a day...
  • Mark Udall Gets Support From Gun Control Group

    06/05/2014 9:08:07 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 5 replies
    WFB ^ | June 4, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Democrat incumbent Sen. Mark Udall (Colo.) will receive support from an out-of-state gun control group in his reelection campaign, after backing stricter gun laws in the past. Americans for Responsible Solutions, the group founded by former Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly, has raised more than $15 million in support of candidates like Udall, who wants a return of the assault weapons ban. The group wants to limit gun owners to 10-bullet magazines, and to “examine” America’s “glorification of violence.” Following the Newtown, Conn., shooting at an elementary school, Udall called for a return of the 1994 ban....
  • MARK UDALL’s PRICE TAG: Left-Wing Extremist Millions Causes Udall To Sell Out Coloradans

    05/23/2014 12:33:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | May 23, 2014
    We now know how much Sen. Mark Udall was willing to sell Colorado out for- $15 million (give or take). The eco-extremist Tom Steyer is hoping to have a $100 million dollars to spend in just seven races this election cycle. That means if Steyer distributes his hoped for funds evenly, it only took less than $15 million dollars for Udall to choose a San Francisco eco-extremist’s wishes over what is best for Colorado ... Opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline is nothing but an extremist issue pushed by those on the margins of the Democratic Party. The chance to...
  • Harry Reid: Vote to Amend U.S. Constitution to Limit Political Speech

    05/18/2014 5:58:47 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 May 2014 | Ken Klukowski
    On May 15, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on June 3 on amending the U.S. Constitution to limit political speech. If ultimately adopted, it would mark the first time in American history that a constitutional amendment rescinded a freedom listed as among the fundamental rights of the American people. The proposed amendment was introduced by Sen. Tom Udall (D-CO) as S.J.R. 19 and if ratified would become the Twenty-Eighth Amendment. It provides in part that “Congress shall have power to regulate the raising and spending of money and in-kind equivalents...
  • Democratic Pollster Has Udall Breaking Ahead Of Gardner In Colorado

    05/17/2014 6:04:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | 05/16/2014 | Greg Campbell
    Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall is inching ahead of Republican challenger Cory Gardner, according to a new poll that was reportedly commissioned by the same group running a $1.3 million ad campaign against Gardner. Democratic pollster Public Policy Polling has Udall ahead by a slim margin of 47-43 percent. A poll done in March by the same group showed a much narrower race, with Udall ahead by only 42-40 percent. ... The poll shows that Udall still has his work cut out for him, with 45 percent disapproving of his job performance as U.S. Senator compared to 42 percent who...
  • 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...
  • The Keystone Pipeline Is Ruining Mark Udall's Week

    05/06/2014 7:04:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 5, 2014 | Jason Plautz
    Mark Udall, D-Colo., is facing calls on both sides to clarify his position on the Keystone XL pipeline. The Keystone XL pipeline wouldn't run through Colorado, but it's about to take center stage in the state's politics. The Senate is near certain to vote this week on legislation that would approve the oil-sands pipeline, and that's leaving Sen. Mark Udall—a Democrat facing a tough reelection challenge—with an unenviable choice to make. If Udall votes yes, he'll anger a liberal base that has put blocking the pipeline at the head of its environmental charge. But if he votes no, his opponent...
  • Gardner wins ‘implied endorsement’ from bipartisan group; NARAL backs Udall

    04/29/2014 5:28:16 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Fox31 Denver ^ | Eli Stokols
    A group founded by moderate lawmakers from both sides of the aisle aiming to push politicians back toward the eroding political center is endorsing Republican Cory Gardner in his campaign to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall. At least, that’s how it was presented in a press release from Gardner’s campaign with the headline: “Bipartisan “No Labels” group endorses Cory Gardner.”
  • Oh My: Two New Polls Show Dead Heat in Colorado Senate Race

    04/24/2014 11:24:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Guy Benson
    We wrote about this race just yesterday, in the context of incumbent Mark Udall's new ad claiming that Republican Cory Gardner is on a "crusade" to "outlaw" birth control. The Gardner campaign responded with a scathing statement: “After nearly two decades in Washington, Senator Udall has decided to launch his reelection campaign with a negative, misleading attack ad because he has no record of accomplishments. While Coloradans sound the call for new leadership, Senator Udall continues to lie about Cory Gardner’s record while distorting his own. If Senator Udall trusts and respects women, and all Coloradans for that matter,...
  • PeakFeed: Well-Known DC Prognosticator Says Udall Loses Come Fall (Buh Bye Udall)

    04/21/2014 10:33:16 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 19 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | April 21, 2014 | ColoradoPeakPolitics
    "PeakNation™ time to put the chocolate bunny down and get back to work. On a day when many across the country were celebrating a resurrection, well-known and well-respected prognosticator Stu Rothenberg stated one thing that won’t be resurrected come November is liberal Senator Mark Udall’s political career." Rothenberg on CNN. 12 second video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ylz5G_f-XIM
  • Oversight member on Lois Lerner: ‘Now I see why IRS is scared to give up emails’

    04/17/2014 4:37:40 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 107 replies
    daily caller ^ | 4-16-14 | Patrick Howley
    Key members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform expressed outrage at revelations made in newly released emails showing ex-IRS official Lois Lerner coordinating with the Department of Justice on prosecuting nonprofit groups. One committee member said the emails prove why the IRS is “scared to give up the rest of Lois Lerner’s emails.” IRS commissioner John Koskinen was recently threatened with contempt for stonewalling the committee’s investigation. Koskinen claimed in a hearing that it could take years to provide the documents requested by Oversight. “The release of new documents underscores the political nature of IRS Tea Party...
  • HE’S BAAAACK: Michael Bloomberg Makes Another Appearance in Colorado

    03/22/2014 7:34:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | March 21, 2014
    After Americans for Prosperity unveiled a large media placement hitting liberal U.S. Senator Mark Udall’s Obamacare record, liberals everyone breathed a sigh of relief when the left-leaning Senate Majority PAC (SMP) revealed a $500,000 media buy against U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, who is running against Udall in the 2014 election. Not so fast, Udallites. There’s just one problem. The SMP, backing Udall, is funded by none other than Colorado’s best liberal funder, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, ... What’s interesting is that Bloomberg has given $2.5 million to the Super PAC and its most recent ad buy is...
  • New emails released on Dem senator’s resistance to Obamacare cancellation numbers

    03/18/2014 9:15:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/18/14 | Sarah Hurtubise
    New emails have been released about whether Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall pressured a state agency to change its estimate of Obamacare cancellations. Udall wanted the state Department of Insurance to downgrade its estimate of Obamacare-related insurance cancellations from 250,000 to just 73,000, because some Colorado residents were offered replacement plans. After releasing his own estimate in November, Udall plunged the state government into a media storm involving Gov. John Hickenlooper’s communications director and the insurance commissioner, according to the newly released emails. “Udall is broad brushing and assuming that because Anthem and Kaiser offered early renewals, the people who...
  • Koch brothers group to hit Mark Udall in Colorado

    03/15/2014 12:57:07 PM PDT · by catnipman · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/14/2014 | JAMES HOHMANN
    Americans for Prosperity has reserved nearly $850,000 in airtime for TV ads that will begin Monday. A source tracking media buys told POLITICO that about $500,000 in time has been reserved in Denver and $340,000 has been reserved in Colorado Springs. The money is spread over three weeks. Continue Reading The Koch brothers-backed group is making the buy in the wake of Republican Rep. Cory Gardner’s decision to challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Udall. This is the first outside group to make a major play in the Rocky Mountain State. ... more
  • Colorado Senate: Udall (D) 42%, Gardner (R) 41%

    03/10/2014 9:21:08 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 47 replies
    The first Rasmussen Reports look at Colorado’s likely 2014 U.S. Senate race finds that it's a dead heat. A statewide telephone survey of Likely Colorado Voters shows incumbent Democrat Mark Udall with 42% of the vote, while his leading Republican challenger Cory Gardner earns 41%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and 13% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook. The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Colorado was...
  • #COSen: Guy who had insurance cancelled by Obamacare will run against Mark Udall

    02/26/2014 1:41:22 PM PST · by The Old Hoosier · 26 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 2/26/14 | David Freddoso
    Republican Congressman Cory Gardner is planning to drop his re-election bid and run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Mark Udall...
  • Sen. Mark Udall feeling heat over ties to climate change billionaire

    02/20/2014 10:35:37 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 19, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    Not all Coloradans were impressed by Sen. Mark Udall’s invitation to liberal billionaire Tom Steyer’s exclusive Democratic Party fund-raiser. Mr. Udall’s critics turned up the heat after it came to light that the Democrat was among those invited to hobnob Wednesday with the billionaire at his home in San Francisco for a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) fundraiser. A former hedge-fund manager, Mr. Steyer made a political splash earlier this week by announcing plans to spend $100 million on promoting candidates in the upcoming 2014 midterm elections who will promise to combat climate change. ... “It just reaffirms that the...
  • Poll gives Udall reason to worry (Colorado)

    02/06/2014 2:03:49 PM PST · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 6, 2014
    A new Colorado poll shows Sen. Mark Udall vulnerable heading into the election year, leading all of his potential Republican challengers by just single digits.
  • Report: Mark Udall’s son arrested

    01/30/2014 1:06:33 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/30/14 | KATIE GLUECK
    The son of Colorado Sen. Mark Udall was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of breaking into cars and possessing heroin, according to a local news report.According to authorities cited by the Boulder, Colo., newspaper The Daily Camera, 26-year-old Jed Udall allegedly broke into three cars. He was found with heroin in his pocket, a local sheriff told the paper. He was booked into jail and later released.Mark Udall, a Democrat, is up for reelection this year. Republicans hope to find a competitive challenger among the several entrants in the primary field, but, so far, Udall appears to be in a strong...
  • Dem Senator Dodges Questions About Campaigning With Obama (video)

    01/28/2014 9:14:49 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 3 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 28, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    Posted on January 28, 2014 Dem Senator Dodges Questions About Campaigning With Obama DANA BASH, CNN: Is he a liability for you, the president back home? SEN. MARK UDALL (D-CO): When the president comes to Colorado and talks about our all-the-above energy approach -- we've got lots of natural gas and solar power -- that resonates with Coloradoans. When he talks about making sure our veterans are treated properly that resonates with Coloradoans. BASH: Does that mean you're going to campaign with him? Or you're going to have him campaign with you side-by-side? UDALL: We're going to be running a...
  • Udall’s office pushed back hard on number of health care cancellations

    01/09/2014 8:07:29 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Complete Colorado ^ | January, 9, 2014 | Todd Shepherd
    At the height of controversy surrounding President Obama’s promises on the federal health care overhaul, U.S. Senator Mark Udall’s office worked assiduously to revise press accounts that 249,000 Coloradans received health care cancellation notices. Because the 249,000 figure was produced inside the Colorado Division of Insurance, Udall’s office lobbied that agency to revise the figure, or revise their definition of what qualified as a cancellation. From an email inside the Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI), Director of External Affairs Jo Donlin bluntly stated to her colleagues: Sen. Udall says our numbers were wrong. They are not wrong. Cancellation notices affected...
  • Democrat Senator Udall Asked State to Cook Books on Obamacare Numbers

    01/09/2014 7:51:55 AM PST · by yoe · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 9, 2014 | John Nolte
    CompleteColorado.com reports that emails show U.S. Senator Mark Udall's (D-CO) office pressured the Colorado Division of Insurance to downplay the number of insurance cancellations caused by the rollout of ObamaCare. A full 249,199 Colorado citizens were victimized by ObamaCare's cancellations. According to the emails, Udall's office hoped to change the definition of a "cancellation" as a way to lower the number. All of this occurred late last year as the storm around cancellations was (engulfing Democrats and the president.) From an email inside the Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI), Director of External Affairs Jo Donlin bluntly stated to her colleagues:...
  • CO Senator asked state to mislead the public about insurance cancellations

    01/09/2014 7:55:41 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 9, 2014 | Rick Moran
    Desperate people do desperate things. In this case, Senator Mark Udall asked the state's insurance commission to downplay the number of policy cancellations by changing the definition of "cancelled." Breitbart: CompleteColorado.com reports that emails show U.S. Senator Mark Udall's (D-CO) office pressured the Colorado Division of Insurance to downplay the number of insurance cancellations caused by the rollout of ObamaCare. A full 249,199 Colorado citizens were victimized by ObamaCare's cancellations. According to the emails, Udall's office hoped to change the definition of a "cancellation" as a way to lower the number. All of this occurred late last year as the...
  • From the Cheap Seats: Gore’s Global Warming Group Puts Mrs. Udall on Ice

    01/08/2014 10:35:58 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | January 8, 2014
    Al “Show me more of them petrodollars” Gore has decided to dump his head of total climate alarmism, issuing a treacly statement dismissing Maggie Fox as the president and CEO of CRaP. In a wholly unsurprising development, Gore announced he was giving Fox, aka, Mrs. Sen. Mark Udall, the old heave-ho, citing the need to “combat the climate denial cottage-industry and to foster a true social movement for climate action.” Ironically, Big Al made his pronouncement just as the polar vortex bore down on the Midwest and eastern United States, making Chicago colder than the South Pole. And the South...
  • RNC starts negative ads in 40 media markets

    01/08/2014 7:20:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 7, 2014 5:55 PM EST | Philip Elliott
    The Republican National Committee began running ads in 40 media markets Tuesday mostly targeting incumbent senators who supported President Barack Obama’s health care program. Billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, meanwhile, gave $2.5 million to help Democrats defend their majority in the Senate. The early action suggests Republicans see the president’s signature domestic achievement as their way to keep control of the House and perhaps win the Senate. With more than 300 days remaining before Election Day, both sides are looking to set the agenda before voters start paying attention. “Obamacare is going to be the issue in 2014,”...
  • We Must Finish The Job

    12/28/2013 1:27:11 PM PST · by elteemike · 36 replies
    28 Dec 2013 | elteemike
    Time to REPEAL the 2013 Colorado Anti-Gun Laws... The Republicans will present bills to repeal HB 1224 Magazine Ban, HB 1228 Gun Tax, and HB 1229 Criminalizing Private Transfer of A Firearm the first week of the 2014 session, opening Jan 8, 2014... We worked hard to recall Sen. Morse and Sen. Giron, and Sen. Hudak left office to avoid being recalled...Now we must get these laws repealed... Show up at the Colorado State Capitol Jan 6, 7, and 8 (opening 2014 session, Wed.) and the rest of the week and coming weeks if necessary for The Freedom Rally outside...
  • UDALL GOES BIG: 2013 Wastebook Reveals Obamacare’s Outsized Cost

    12/18/2013 7:22:07 AM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | December 17, 2013
    You’ve got to hand it to Senator Udall, when he lies to Coloradans and blows through taxpayer funds, he does it while lighting a huge pile of money on fire. Senator Tom Coburn’s just-released “2013 Wastebook puts the – still rising— costs at $1.063 Billion dollars for the set-up ($319 million) and advertising ($684 million) of the federal and state Obamacare websites. Just under $44 million of the former has come to Colorado to set up our own website; which leaves us here at the Peak wondering: what exactly did they use the rest of the $43.5 million on? Shamefully,...
  • Sen. Mark Udall (D, Colorado) lied about #obamacare: watch him get called on it here.

    12/16/2013 10:20:02 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 12/16/13 | Moe Lane
    Ladies and gentlemen, expect a war in the Colorado Senate race. Senator Udall, don’t you DARE tell more lies about this healthcare mess. YOU’RE the one who took away our doctors. YOU’RE the one who cancelled our plans. You looked us in the eye, Senator Udall, and you lied. That is coming out of IACE Action, which is connected to I Am Created Equal, which is a group that featured heavily in John Morse’s recent abrupt transition from Colorado state Senate President to private citizen. …And they ain’t shy, huh? Moe Lane (crosspost) PS: Mark Udall really did lie about...
  • Poll: Obama Hurting Sen. Udall in Colorado

    12/09/2013 11:01:33 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 12/6/13 | Cathy Burke
    President Barack Obama's sinking approval numbers are hurting the re-election chances of Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in Colorado, where a new poll shows him in an ever-tougher fight in the swing state, The Hill reported Friday. Citing results from a Democratic survey firm Public Policy Polling, Udall leads former GOP Senate nominee and tea party Republican Ken Buck by 46 percent to 42 percent, a closer result than in earlier polls of the race, The Hill reported. Udall’s approval rating is in negative territory as well, with 41 percent disapproving and 40 percent approving, the poll showed. Obama's approval rating...
  • Latest Polls at RCP

    11/20/2013 10:32:53 AM PST · by Viennacon · 12 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11/20/2013 | RCP
    President Obama Job Approval CBS News Approve 37, Disapprove 57 Disapprove +20 President Obama Job Approval Rasmussen Reports Approve 43, Disapprove 56 Disapprove +13 Public Approval of Health Care Law CBS News For/Favor 31, Against/Oppose 61 Against/Oppose +30 Colorado Senate - Buck vs. Udall Quinnipiac Udall 45, Buck 42 Udall +3 Colorado Senate - Baumgardner vs. Udall Quinnipiac Udall 44, Baumgardner 39 Udall +5 Colorado Senate - Hill vs. Udall Quinnipiac Udall 45, Hill 39 Udall +6 Colorado Senate - McMillan vs. Udall Quinnipiac Udall 43, McMillan 40 Udall +3 Colorado Senate - Stephens vs. Udall Quinnipiac Udall 45, Stephens...
  • Udall proposal would let people keep current healthcare plans for two years ( Colorado )

    11/14/2013 6:31:08 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    FOX31 Denver ^ | November 13, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    As Democrats on Capitol Hill are growing increasingly angry with the White House over problems with Obamacare — and increasingly uneasy about their individual fortunes heading into 2014 — Colorado Sen. Mark Udall Wednesday became the latest Democratic lawmaker to introduce legislation to change the beleaguered Affordable Care Act... With support building for a plan introduced by Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana, that would allow people mislead by the president”s promise to keep their plans to actually do so indefinitely, Udall has come up with a scaled down version that would allow policyholders to keep their current plans, being cancelled under...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 8 September 2013

    09/08/2013 5:11:33 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 119 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 8 September 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows September 7th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): McDonough; Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M.; Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, Peter King, R-N.Y., and Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif.FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., Justin Amash, R-Mich., and Elijah Cummings, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): McDonough; Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.; Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Jim McGovern, D-Mass., Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., Barbara Lee, D-Calif.,...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 July 2013

    07/28/2013 5:46:58 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 238 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 28 July 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows July 28th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Treasury Secretary Jack Lew; Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Lew; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.; Christine Quinn, candidate for New York mayor.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Rogers; Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo.THIS WEEK (ABC): Lew; Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Lew; Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
  • Two Colorado GOP state senators line up to challenge Sen. Mark Udall

    07/10/2013 5:45:52 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    daily caller ^ | 7/9/13 | Greg Campbell
    Colorado state Sen. Randy Baumgardner may have his Wild West mustache to thank for his rising visibility around the state — his facial hair even has its own Twitter handle — but the Republican hasn’t given much thought to how it will be received in Washington if gets elected to the U.S. Senate. “I don’t care how it plays in Washington,” Baumgardner said from Washington, where he is visiting supporters in preparation for his bid to unseat Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall. “I’m not representing Washington, I’m representing Colorado.” But first Baumgardner must face off against state Sen. Owen Hill...
  • Sen. Mark Udall's brother found dead

    07/03/2013 7:42:19 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 37 replies
    http://www.cnn.com ^ | July 3, 2013 | CNN Staff
    Colorado Sen. Mark Udall's brother died on a hiking trip in the Rocky Mountains, officials said. Randy Udall, 61, went on a hike in the Wind River Range in Wyoming on June 20 and was expected back six days later. When the experienced hiker did not return, family members reported him missing. Rescue crews and helicopters scoured mountain passes to find him. A helicopter search team discovered his body in a remote area on Wednesday afternoon, the Sublette County Sheriff's Office said. It appeared that he died of natural causes, the senator said in a statement, thanking rescuers for their...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 June 2013

    06/16/2013 4:50:41 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 157 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 16 June 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 16th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Former Vice President Dick Cheney. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Lindsey Graham R-S.C.; Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va.; Michael Hayden, a former director of the CIA and the National Security Agency.FACE THE NATION (CBS): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.; former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Rogers; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.
  • The IRS Ten: The New Keating Five

    06/13/2013 6:09:47 AM PDT · by joygrace · 15 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 6.13.2013 | Jeffrey Lord
    Nine senators, congressman follow pattern of S&L scandal: contributions and intervention. So here’s the formula. An independent agency of the U.S. government. United States Senators. A powerful campaign contributor to said United States Senators. A powerful campaign contributor who wants something from said independent agency. Add it all together and what you get is — The Keating Five. And the IRS Ten. Let’s start, by way of illustrating how the game worked, with The Keating Five.
  • Can Obama blame Congress if it didn't know about April FISA Court ruling? (Verizon/Snowden/NSA

    06/09/2013 8:13:58 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 3 replies
    6/9/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    How can Obama blame Congress if the April FISA ruling concerned Verizon, and if it was a secret ruling until the Snowden leak (that is if Edward Snowden did leak it)? I mean, if it WAS until recently a secret, how could Congress have known and thus possibly be to blame for any part of this?
  • Dem Senator: ‘Clearly the Administration Has Not Followed the Law’

    06/07/2013 7:46:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 7, 2013 | Bridget Johnson
    Privacy stalwarts peel away from White House on the left while on the right Rand Paul sees his signature issue ascend. As this week drew to a close, the scandal trifecta of Benghazi, IRS targeting and snooping on journalists seemed so five days ago. The late-week revelation that the National Security Agency accessed the Verizon phone records of millions of Americans snowballed within a day as more phone companies were included and operation PRISM, which involved agreements with nine Internet companies to monitor email and web activity, put the Obama administration on the defense. The main White House defense is...
  • Udall says Dem senators’ letter to IRS didn’t target conservative groups

    05/16/2013 11:57:02 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 14 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 16, 2013 | Michael Coleman
    The New Mexico Republican Party said Wednesday that Sen. Tom Udall was among Democratic senators who wrote a letter to the Internal Revenue Service asking it to “target” conservative groups, but a Udall spokeswoman said the letter was aimed at potential misuse of nonprofit tax status by all political organizations. Marissa Padilla, Udall’s spokeswoman, said the letter asked the IRS to scrutinize all “social welfare agencies” to ensure they weren’t breaking laws that bar them from “substantial” political activity. It also proposed new IRS rules, such as capping political spending by such groups. Udall on Monday denounced the IRS for...
  • Senate Dems Have as Much to Explain as the IRS (pols sicced IRS onto Tea Party)

    05/15/2013 2:41:50 PM PDT · by Liz · 8 replies
    usnews.com ^ | 5/14/13 | BRIAN WALSH
    With Washington gripped by a trio of exploding scandals – from Benghazi to government spying on news outlets, to thug tactics by the IRS – Senate Democrats seem to be hoping that if they just yell loud enough, voters will overlook a key role they played in at least one of them. The pols quickly sensed the political toxicity associated with Friday's admission by the IRS that they selectively targeted conservative organizations for special government scrutiny, and so Democrats didn't waste any time springing into action. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus of Montana, for example, vowed congressional hearings and...
  • Obama plays round of golf with 3 senators (WTF? Larry, Curly and Mo unavailable?)

    05/06/2013 2:13:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/6/13 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama took his congressional outreach effort to the green on Monday, playing a round of golf with a bipartisan trio of senators. Democrat Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado and Republican Sens. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia and Bob Corker of Tennessee joined Obama for a round at Maryland's Andrews Air Force Base, where Obama frequently plays golf on weekends with aides and friends. Under overcast skies, the three chatted casually with Obama, wearing a windbreaker and baseball cap. They putted on the first green before leaving the view of reporters on a pair of golf carts....
  • Saxby Chambliss plays golf with President Obama

    05/06/2013 1:48:04 PM PDT · by Dacula · 27 replies
    AJC - Atlanta Urinal Constipation ^ | 5-6-2013 | Daniel Malloy
    U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss is joining President Barack Obama for a round of golf today, with Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Mark Udall, D-Colo., rounding out the foursome.