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  • Allard unsure on how he'll vote on bailout

    10/01/2008 1:40:18 PM PDT · by pissant · 6 replies · 318+ views
    RMN ^ | 10/1/08 | Benny Moron
    U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard still isn't sure how he'll vote when the financial bailout bill comes up in about four hours. Allard said he's concerned about unrelated measures being tacked onto the measure. One proposal would mandate mental health coverage as part of health insurance policies. Allard called that proposal "a very expensive bill." U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar said he plans to hold a news conference in a few minutes to explain his position. The latest version of the bailout proposal is better than the original measure introduced last week. The bill now includes an inspector general to oversee the...
  • GOP amendment aimed at mocking Obama

    03/13/2008 1:05:38 PM PDT · by bahblahbah · 12 replies · 1,184+ views
    Politico - The Crypt ^ | March 13, 2008 | Martin Kady II
    While senators gravely speak about the nation's fiscal health all day during the Senate budget debate, they're not above making purely political points aimed at embarrassing one another. To wit: Sen. Wayne Allard, a Republican from Colorado, has crafted a massive budget amendment that claims to fund every policy proposed by Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) on the presidential campaign trail. Allard's amendment — doomed to fail by a significant margin — includes $1.4 trillion in spending over five years by proposing Obama's universal health care program ($65 billion a year), expanding the Army ($6.6 billion a year) and eliminating income...
  • Why return to the Air Force Academy after Winter Break?

    03/09/2008 9:46:44 AM PDT · by radar101 · 42 replies · 1,831+ views
    Senator Allard- R. CO ^ | April 27th, 2006 | Joseph R. Tomczak
    Why return to the Air Force Academy after Winter Break? So after our sunburns have faded and the memories of our winter break have been reduced to pictures we've pinned on our deskboards, and once again we've exchanged T-shirts and swim suits for flight suits and camouflage, there still remains the question that every cadet at U.S.Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs has asked themselves at some point: Why did we come back? Why, after spending two weeks with our family would we return to one of the most demanding lifestyles in the country? After listening to our 'friends' who...
  • Salazar blames defeat on 'poison,' Allard calls bill amnesty

    06/28/2007 8:42:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies · 929+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | June 28, 2007 | Todd Hartman
    U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar expressed disappointment this morning at the demise of the immigration reform bill, blaming "poison stemming from some members of the Senate" and predicting continuing crisis for the country's "broken" immigration system. Colorado's other U.S. senator, Republican Wayne Allard, issued a statement calling the bill as proposed "amnesty in its simplest form," and said the American people "demand and deserve better." Allard voted with the majority ... With the bill's collapse, Allard called for a greater focus on border security. "Porous borders and lax enforcement present major security risks to our country," Allard said. "Instead of enacting...
  • Senator demands NKorea return USS Pueblo

    04/19/2007 9:39:33 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 33 replies · 1,105+ views
    A senator sees it as a fair trade: a Korean battle flag captured in the 19th century for the USS Pueblo, taken in 1968. Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo., reintroduced a resolution Wednesday demanding that North Korea return the Pueblo, and he sent a letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice suggesting she look into his proposed exchange. "Since the USS Pueblo bears the name of the town of Pueblo, Colorado, many in our state want to see the vessel returned to its proper home," Allard wrote. "North Korea continues to hint at the possible return of the captured U.S. Navy...
  • Campaigner tapped to be state GOP leader

    03/04/2007 7:37:09 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies · 461+ views
    THE GAZETTE ^ | March 4, 2007 | ED SEALOVER
    A year ago, Dick Wadhams never thought he’d be back in Colorado full time trying to resurrect the state Republican Party. Wadhams, the silver-tongued Las Animas native who has led upset campaigns across the country, expected to be getting Virginia Sen. George Allen prepped for his presidential run. That was before Allen made his infamous “macaca” remark amid what should have been an easy reelection bid, and suddenly both he and Wadhams, his press secretary, found themselves out of their jobs. One week after that debacle, Wadhams fielded a call from Colorado Senate Minority Leader Andy McElhany, who suggested that...
  • McInnis testing waters for possible Senate campaign

    02/27/2007 7:46:33 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 365+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | February 27, 2007 | John C. Ensslin
    Ex-congressman files paperwork, says unity is key. Former Colorado Rep. Scott McInnis took a first formal step Monday toward running for the seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard... The Grand Junction Republican announced he is forming an exploratory committee and has filed necessary paperwork. He said he does not expect to make a formal announcement until later this year. "We're at the very beginning of this,"... McInnis said he is starting to assemble a campaign... McInnis has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the seat since Allard announced in January that he would keep a term-limit pledge...
  • Stryker siblings face GOP allegations ( Culture of Corruption )

    10/16/2006 2:32:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies · 1,931+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Oct. 15, 2006 | UPI
    Republicans allege two members of Michigan's Stryker family may have links to a fraud case in South Dakota involving Medicare and the Stryker Corp. Stryker is a medical products company. Jon Stryker has contributed to groups protecting gay rights. Anti-gay rights U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo., has called for an investigation into the fraud case to see if it extends further... The fraud case reportedly involves a medical clinic in South Dakota and the Stryker Corp. aggreeing to repay Medicare $345,000. The government says the clinic took money from the Stryker Corp. in exchange for using the company's orthopedic products....
  • Senators Want Probe Of DIRECTV On HDTV Signals

    09/07/2006 2:38:31 AM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 36 replies · 3,176+ views
    TVPredictions.com ^ | September 6, 2006 | Phillip Swann
    Colorado's two U.S. senators have asked the Senate Judiciary Committee to investigate a dispute between DIRECTV and EchoStar over network channels. News Corp., DIRECTV's parent, last week asked a federal court to stop EchoStar from providing 'distant' network signals to nearly one million subscribers. The signals, which originate from New York and Los Angeles, include both analog and High-Definition TV feeds. EchoStar says it will pay $100 million to local stations to settle the nine-year-old legal battle over 'distant' network TV signals. The local stations are concerned that EchoStar's subscribers will watch the national signals instead of their feeds. However,...
  • Time: America's 10 Best Senators (and 5 worst) BARF alert!

    04/16/2006 11:41:46 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 57 replies · 5,562+ views
    Time ^ | April 16, 2006 | Massimo Calabresi and Perry Bacon Jr.
    ...Time spoke to dozens of academics, political scientists and current and former Senators...
  • Allard gets cold local shoulder

    01/04/2006 10:29:35 AM PST · by Millee · 16 replies · 690+ views
    Colorado Daily ^ | 1/4/06 | RICHARD VALENTY
    U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo., visited Boulder Tuesday as part of a series of statewide town meetings and a heavily liberal crowd disagreed with the conservative Allard early and often. Allard gave a brief introductory statement to a nearly full-house crowd of perhaps 150-200 about issues he's likely to address in the near-term, including the Supreme Court nomination of Samuel Alito. “Hopefully we'll have a vote on him pretty quickly,” said Allard, and opened up the meeting to questions from the audience. Allard faced numerous questions about U.S. military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. The first came from a man...
  • Statement by Sen. Wayne Allard (R-CO) Regarding John Kerry's Extreme Makeover

    07/23/2004 6:46:15 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 583+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | July 22, 2004
    Statement by Sen. Wayne Allard (R-CO) Regarding(title was incomplete so I finished it)WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Sen. Wayne Allard (R-CO) issued the following statement: "John Kerry may have been born in Colorado, but he learned his priorities in Massachusetts. Kerry is trying to pull off an extreme makeover of his votes for higher taxes and opposition to President Bush's plan to guarantee affordable drugs for our nation's seniors, which helped earn him the ranking of the Senate's most out of the mainstream member. Kerry voted in favor of the Iraq War and then voted against $87 billion in funding to...
  • Defense of Marriage Amendment debate on CSPAN2 LIVE THREAD

    07/12/2004 10:26:34 AM PDT · by abnegation · 587 replies · 7,304+ views
    CSPAN
    And so it begins.....
  • Senator Orrin G. Hatch: Provoking a Split Within Conservatism Again

    04/05/2004 8:10:07 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 77 replies · 364+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 04-05-03 | Weyrich, Paul M.
    Senator Hatch: Provoking A Split Within Conservatism…Again Paul Weyrich Monday, Apr. 05, 2004 The year was 1976. Ronald Reagan had lost the GOP's presidential nomination to Gerald Ford. The prospects for conservative victories in Congress were not very promising. But I was sure I had found a rising star. He was articulate. He was charismatic. He claimed to be a principled conservative. I thought of him as a potential presidential candidate. As chairman of the Free Congress PAC, I backed him at the state convention (In his state you have to get a certain percentage of the convention vote to...
  • Bush-Cheney campaign introduces Colorado leadership

    02/29/2004 12:43:10 AM PST · by BigSkyFreeper · 176+ views
    KUSA-TV Denver ^ | Feb 28, 2004 | Paola Farer
    DENVER (AP) - Forecasting a tight presidential contest in Colorado, Gov. Bill Owens and other state GOP leaders said Saturday they will focus on promoting their view that President Bush is the country's best leader during difficult times. Owens will serve as the campaign's Colorado chairman, campaign officials said Saturday. Co-chairs include Sens. Wayne Allard and Ben Nighthorse Campbell and Lt. Gov. Jane Norton. Bush defeated Democratic Vice President Al Gore in Colorado in the 2000 presidential election by 51 percent to 42 percent, continuing a GOP tradition. Only twice since 1952 has Colorado supported a Democrat for president, including...
  • Allard fields immigration, job worries Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo.,

    01/17/2004 6:06:51 PM PST · by fatso · 4 replies · 224+ views
    http://www.dailycamera.com/ ^ | January 17, 2004 | Alisha Jeter
    Allard fields immigration, job worries In his first town meeting of the year, Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo., addressed heated concerns regarding immigration, free trade and jobs. About 30 residents of Broomfield and surrounding cities Wednesday questioned Allard most extensively on President Bush's recently released immigration plan and other related issues. The two-term Republican senator said he needed to research the details of the plan, which would allow illegal immigrants to register with the government and obtain three-year work periods. Several in the audience bashed the plan and urged Allard to oppose it, calling it everything from part of a war...
  • Support the Religious Liberties Restoration Act introduced by Sen. Wayne Allard of Colorado

    08/28/2003 7:15:33 PM PDT · by webber · 96 replies · 321+ views
    American Family Association ^ | Donald E. Wildmon, Chairman
    Support the Religious Liberties Restoration Act introduced by Sen. Wayne Allard of Colorado Ask your senators to co-sponsor S. 1558. Dear Friend, Finally, a U.S. Senator has given Americans a method to restore our religious liberties. He has introduced a bill, S. 1558, The "Religious Liberties Restoration Act", which does exactly that. S. 1558 is not a constitutional amendment, but a legislative statute which would remove from federal court review the displaying of the Ten Commandments, the National Motto and the Pledge of Allegiance. Click here to urge your two senators to co-sponsor this bill! Using this approach, a constitutional...
  • Bill Provides Protection For States Against Activist Federal Judges on religious issues

    08/27/2003 7:21:22 AM PDT · by bedolido · 13 replies · 320+ views
    Talon News ^ | 08/27/03 | Jimmy Moore
    WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- Sen. Wayne Allard (R-CO) recently introduced a legislative statute which would prevent the federal courts from being involved in religious issues which are considered to be under the Tenth Amendment jurisdiction of the states. The "Religious Liberties Restoration Act," or S.1558, would help restore religious liberties that have been taken away by activist judges. This legislation is not a constitutional amendment, but it would remove federal court review of cases involving the display of the Ten Commandments, changing the National Motto, or removing words from the Pledge of Allegiance. Because a constitutional amendment would not be...
  • Onion spoof of Allard has politicos tearing up with laughter

    03/08/2003 11:15:44 AM PST · by Drew68 · 12 replies · 216+ views
    The Rocky Mountain News ^ | 02/27/03 | Lynn Bartels
    Onion spoof of Allard has politicos tearing up with laughter By Lynn Bartels, Rocky Mountain News February 27, 2003 U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard, known in some political circles as Senator Anonymous, has finally hit pay dirt: Colorado's junior senator has been spoofed in The Onion. The Feb. 26 story in the national satirical newspaper portrays Allard as a reformed party animal who wants to move from his congressional dorm because he's now more serious about his job. "I had to get up at 7 a.m. today for a fund-raiser breakfast, and at, like, 3 o'clock in the morning, someone started...
  • Still in Doubt, Fight for Senate Grows Feverish

    11/02/2002 11:33:30 AM PST · by GeneD · 2 replies · 510+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 11/2/2002 (for editions of 11/3/2002) | Carl Hulse
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 — State polls showing that more than half a dozen Senate seats were still within either party's grasp prompted Republicans and Democrats today to intensify their feverish campaigns for control of the chamber. Seeking to influence the truly undecided voters — and to make sure those who have made up their minds go to the polls — both parties marshaled volunteers to ring doorbells and hand out leaflets. They also paraded big-name politicians and star-quality supporters before the cameras and drowned out commercials for consumer goods with advertisements extolling their candidates and assailing their opponents. Politicians and...
  • GOP Hopes Brighten in Fierce Fight For Senate: Democrats Face Battle To Recapture House

    09/29/2002 8:20:14 PM PDT · by GeneD · 20 replies · 369+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/29/02 (for editions of 9/30/02) | Helen Dewar and Juliet Eilperin
    Democrats face an uphill battle to recapture control of the House in November's midterm elections, while Republicans have marginally improved their position in what remains a tense and wide-open fight for control of the Senate, according to party strategists, independent analysts and current polls. September has seen Republican prospects brighten, particularly in New Jersey, where ethics problems have called into question what once seemed solid reelection prospects for Sen. Robert G. Torricelli, the most vulnerable Democrat in the nation. Republicans also have increased their chances of retaining the Senate seat in New Hampshire. And because of a controversy over a...
  • Winds of war stirring U.S. Senate races - Candidates have difficulty gauging Iraq affect on election

    09/28/2002 4:20:28 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 7 replies · 369+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | September 28, 2002 | By DAVID JACKSON / The Dallas Morning News
    Winds of war stirring U.S. Senate races Candidates have difficulty gauging how Iraq will affect election 09/28/2002 By DAVID JACKSON / The Dallas Morning News INDIANOLA, Iowa As 2,000 of U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin's best Democratic friends swayed to the beat of a country band and munched on Iowa beef, the prospect of war with Saddam Hussein seemed as far away as Iraq itself. Certainly Mr. Harkin hopes so. Hosting his annual steak fry at a farm country fairground, the Democrat seeking his fourth Senate term said voters know that both parties will do whatever they can to protect...