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Denver Post Yanks Gardner Endorsement After His National Emergency Capitulation

The editorial board for the Denver Post rescinded its 2014 endorsement of Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) Thursday after the senator sided with President Donald Trump on the national emergency declaration. “Gardner has been too busy walking a political tightrope to be a leader,” the board writes. “He has become precisely what we said in our endorsement he would not be: ‘a political time-server interested only in professional security.’” “These are extraordinary times,” it continues. “This is a bogus...
Tags: News, Congress, Colorado, Mark Udall, Donald Trump, Trump, Denver Post, Gardner, Cory Gardner, Barack Obama Trump, Robert Mueller, Trumper, Sen Cory Gardner R CO, Kate Riga, Border Wall Declaration, Denver Post Yanks


Vulnerable 2020 Senate Republicans Stick With Trump On Border Declaration

A dozen Senate Republicans voted to end President Trump’s emergency declaration on Thursday. But those with the most to lose from Trump’s unpopularity stood by their man. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) was the only one of the Senate Republicans who face potentially tough 2020 reelection races broke with Trump on the vote. Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Thom Tillis (R-NC), David Perdue (R-GA), John Cornyn (R-TX) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) all voted to protect his emergency declaration....
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Nancy Pelosi, Dc, Trump, Democratic, Donald J Trump, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Gardner, Cory Gardner, Tillis, Thom Tillis, Sen Susan Collins, John Cornyn, Martha McSally


Your Career on Trump

12 Republicans broke with the President in this border emergency vote. But what jumps out to me is that Cory Gardner, almost certainly the most vulnerable Republican in 2020, voted for Trump. Tom Tillis of North Carolina did too, though he’s in a much better position for reelection than Gardner. He even penned an oped opposing the President on this before flipping. Gardner’s decision illustrates a core principle of Trump Republicanism. Even in cases where a vote is clearly against public opin...
Tags: News, Congress, Republican, North Carolina, Trump, Josh Marshall, Gardner, Cory Gardner, Editor’s Blog, Tom Tillis


Trump Squeezes Skittish 2020 Senate Republicans On Emergency Declaration

Damned if you do, tweeted at if you don’t. President Trump’s continued pressure on Republicans to stand with him on his emergency declaration and rejection of a GOP compromise has put those facing reelection in an impossible position — forcing them to choose between crossing their grudge-holding party leader or risking blowback from voters in their home states. Trump has gone on the warpath against the Republicans who disagree with him on the emergency declaration, increasingly attacking them ...
Tags: News, Senate, Gop, Ireland, Arizona, Nancy Pelosi, Dc, Susan Collins, Trump, Capitol, Donald J Trump, Cory Gardner, Mark Kelly, Joni Ernst, Tillis, Thom Tillis


Will Senate Republicans Jerk Around 9/11 Survivors Again?

For the third time over the last two decades, first responders and other survivors of the September 11, 2001 attacks have come to Congress to ask for help. The question this time around is whether Senate Republicans will force them to repeatedly drag themselves back this year to beg for their country’s support as more continue to die. The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act is facing its second reauthorization fight, and funds have run dry for the part of program that gives out mone...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, New York City, Gop, House, Jon Stewart, Dc, Kirsten Gillibrand, New York Police Department, James, Trump, Stewart, Scott


Six GOP Senators Buck Trump As Competing Shutdown Measures Fail

A pair of competing Senate bills to reopen the government failed to pass on Thursday, the latest non-starter attempts to fall short as the government shutdown stretches into its 34th day. But a half-dozen Republicans defected from their party to vote with Democrats, a sign of a growing split between President Trump and his party’s more institutional wing. The votes were the first time the Senate has actually voted on the shutdown since it began in late December. And while the Democratic bill w...
Tags: News, Senate, Gop, Mitt Romney, Graham, Dc, Trump, Sen Ted Cruz R TX, Lisa Murkowski, Chuck Schumer, Sen Lindsey Graham R SC, Cory Gardner, Sen Tom Cotton R AR, Sen Rob Portman, Thune, Johnny Isakson


Cannabis retailers can’t bank like other businesses, so they are sending lobbyists to Capitol Hill

Cannabis startups are sending veteran lobbyists to Capitol Hill in support of the STATES Act — a bill that would require the federal government to keep a hands-off approach on the decisions made by states on marijuana legalization. The bill was introduced last summer by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO), showing there is broad, bipartisan support for cannabis reform. President Donald Trump even said he will "probably" end up supporting it. Tracking seed to sale is diffic...
Tags: Congress, California, Trends, Pennsylvania, United States, House, Capitol Hill, Smith, Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich, Eaze, Ryan Smith, Green Bits, Clinton, Cory Gardner, Charlie Wilson


Senate GOP Blocks Dem Effort To Enforce Sanctions On Russian Oligarch Firms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has narrowly upheld a Treasury Department decision to lift sanctions from three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. A vote to move forward on a Democratic resolution that would have reversed Treasury’s decision failed Wednesday on a 57-42 vote, just short of the 60 votes needed. The vote came up short even though several Republicans had criticized the sanctions move and 11 of them voted with Democrats. At issue is a December announcement from th...
Tags: Florida, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Montana, Washington, Senate, Russia, Ap, Gop, Maine, Arkansas, House, Arizona, Treasury


GOP Senators Split With White House On Russia Sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost a dozen Senate Republicans broke with the White House Tuesday on Russia, voting to move forward on a resolution that would maintain sanctions on companies linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska. The Democratic resolution would stop the Treasury Department from lifting penalties against the Russian aluminum manufacturing giant Rusal and two other companies connected to Deripaska. Senators took two procedural votes to proceed to the resolution, with 11 Republicans voting wit...
Tags: Florida, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Montana, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, Russia, Defense, Ap, Democrats, Gop, Maine


Sen. Cory Gardner introduces legislation to evaluate U.S. Olympic Committee

A Republican senator from the U.S. Olympic Committee’s home state of Colorado introduced potentially groundbreaking legislation on Tuesday that would create a 16-member panel selected by Congress to evaluate the USOC and recommend structural and policy changes for an organization whose future has been called into question in the wake of the backlash over its and other Olympic sports organizations’ handling of sexual abuse in gymnastics, swimming and several other sports. Sen. Cory Gardner’s intr...
Tags: News, Congress, Colorado, Senate, Boston, Sports, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Olympics, House, Justice Department, Texas Rangers, Colorado Springs, Olympic Committee, Congressional


Polls: Voters Oppose Trump On Shutdown By Wide Margins In Key 2020 Senate States

Voters disagree with President Trump’s demand for border wall funding by double-digit margins in seven key Senate swing states, according to new polling conducted for a coalition of liberal groups. The surveys suggest that the ongoing shutdown could hurt a number of Republicans facing 2020 reelection fights in the states that will likely determine who controls the Senate after the next election — including in some GOP-leaning states. The surveys were conducted by Public Policy Polling for the ...
Tags: News, Congress, Colorado, Mexico, Senate, Georgia, Gop, Maine, Alaska, Iowa, Arizona, Dc, North Carolina, Perdue, PPP, Trump


Republican rebellion against Donald Trump's border wall shutdown stance gathers pace

A Republican rebellion against Donald Trump’s refusal to reopen government without new money for his Mexico border wall appears to be growing as his TV address failed to break the impasse.  Three Republican senators are now publicly calling for the government shutdown to end even if there is no border wall deal, while half a dozen more have voiced concerns about the stand-off.  Mr Trump attempted to convince his own party to stick with his strategy during a closed-door lunch with Republican sena...
Tags: News, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, US, America, Democrats, Maine, House, House Of Representatives, Homeland Security, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi


GOP Sens. Send Signals Of Defection, Spelling Doom For Trump’s Hard Line

Though President Donald Trump is standing firm behind the conviction that a shutdown, however long, is worth getting his wall, Senate Republicans seem less sure. According to a Tuesday CNN report, GOP Senators are starting to squirm under the pressure with some signaling that they want to vote on the individual spending bills for different agencies that the House passed last week. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), one of the more moderate senators, led the way on Tuesday, telling CNN that she’s “am...
Tags: News, Senate, Cnn, Gop, House, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Susan Collins, Irs, Trump, Department of Interior, Lisa Murkowski, Cory Gardner, Sen Shelley Moore Capito R WV, Kate Riga


Weekend Shutdown Talks Are Being Led By Pence, Will Go Into A Second Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials and congressional aides emerged from talks aimed at ending a partial government shutdown without a breakthrough Saturday, though they planned to return to the table the following day. President Donald Trump acknowledged nothing had budged the impasse over his demands for $5.6 billion to fund a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, tweeting: “Not much headway made today.” Both sides pointed fingers after the more than two-hour session led by Vice President Mik...
Tags: News, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Ap, Cnn, Gop, Maine, Homeland Security, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Susan Collins


Talks unproductive as Trump says shutdown could last for months or years

By CATHERINE LUCEY, LISA MASCARO and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON — With no shutdown resolution in sight, President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders agreed Friday to additional staff-level talks over the weekend during a White House meeting at which Trump indicated he could keep parts of the government closed for “months or even years.” Trump met with the congressional leaders for the second time in three days amid an impasse over Trump’s funding demands for his proposed wall at the U.S.-Mexico bor...
Tags: Business, News, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Maine, House, Mitch McConnell, Fox News


Donald Trump warns US government shutdown could last more than a year

Donald Trump has warned that the government shutdown could last for more than a year as he doubled down on a pledge to block any deal that does not include US-Mexico border wall funding.  The US president confirmed during a press conference after closed doors White House talks with leading Democrats on Friday that he had made the threat.  “I did. Absolutely I said that. I don’t think it will [last that long] but I’m prepared,” Mr Trump said. However he added that he hoped the shutdown would end ...
Tags: News, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Ap, Maine, Washington Dc, House Of Representatives, Smithsonian, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Susan Collins, Trump


GOP Senator Says Congress Should Reopen Government Without Wall Funding

"We should continue to do our jobs and get the government open," Cory Gardner said.
Tags: News, Gop, Cory Gardner


Trump Willing to Make Deal, GOP Senators Say: Shutdown Update

Trump is willing to make a deal with congressional leaders to keep the government open that could involve more money than Democrats have offered for border security, according to two GOP senators. Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado and David Perdue of Georgia, a close Trump ally, told reporters they spoke with the president by phone and that the outlines of the deal are under negotiation. The Senate opened debate on a stopgap funding bill, clearing the way for negotiations with the White House o...
Tags: News, Colorado, Senate, White House, Georgia, Gop, Trump, Cory Gardner, David Perdue


Some holiday season highlights from Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Though it has been well over a month since I did a round-up of posts of note from my blogging over at Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform, but this is not because there have not been lots of noteworthy marijuana reform developments.  Rather, so much is going on in this space, I cannot come close to keeping up.  Still, here are just some of my recent posts from MLP&R that may be of particular broader criminal justice interest: Senator Cory Gardner talking up getting STATES Act attached to federal cr...
Tags: Law, Oregon, Fda, Cory Gardner, Billy Williams, MLP, Douglas A Berman, Prez Trump


Major Scientific Society's Decision to Honor Anti-Environment Senator Sparks Outcry

American’s largest annual Earth science conference doesn’t kick off until next week, but things are already getting heated. Members of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) are up in arms over the organization’s decision to give a prestigious award to Senator Cory Gardner, who in 2015 voted against a measure declaring…Read more...
Tags: Science, Science policy, Sparks, Climate Denial, Cory Gardner, American Geophysical Union AGU, Science Integrity, Major Scientific Society


NRSC Chair: ‘Not Familiar’ With Org’s Baseless Claims Of Cooked Books In AZ

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, asserted Sunday that he was unaware of an NRSC press release claiming evidence of cooked books in the Arizona Senate race. The baseless accusation drew criticism from the late Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) speechwriter Mark Salter, who called the claim “despicable.” The NRSC is Republicans’ official Senate campaign organization. As quoted by the Arizona Republic’s Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, an NRSC email referring to...
Tags: News, Nbc, Senate, Taliban, John Mccain, Mark Salter, Arizona Republic, Gardner, Cory Gardner, Az, National Republican Senatorial Committee, Maricopa County, Arizona Senate, NRSC, Salter, McSally


Senate Election Certainty, BUT Only if You Vote on Tuesday

Opinion Senate Election Certainty, BUT Only if You Vote on Tuesday USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- There is one clear certainty about the 2018 elections. Senator Chuck Schumer will not be the majority leader. I have looked at every Senate race this year, and I do not see any way the Democrats can get to a majority.The supposed blue wave broke before making it to shore.This is a much bigger breakthrough in national government than you might have expected.If the Democrats had acquired a majority in the ...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Colorado, Washington, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, America, Democrats, Gop, House, Chuck Grassley, Wisconsin, Mitch McConnell, Republican Party, Republican, Reince Priebus


Kavanaugh Questioned About Fourth Accuser In Interview With GOP Staff

During and interview with Republican investigators earlier this week, Brett Kavanaugh was questioned about allegations privately levied against him by a fourth woman, NBC was first to report. According to a transcript of Kavanaugh’s interview with Judiciary panel staff on Tuesday, Kavanaugh denied the allegation that he pushed a woman up “against the wall very aggressively and sexually” in 1998 when he was leaving a bar and called it “ridiculous.” The accusation was apparently made by an anon...
Tags: News, Nbc, Gop, Cory Gardner, Kavanaugh, Brett Kavanaugh, Nicole Lafond, Republican Judiciary Committee


Marijuana startups handling millions of dollars are forced to hide cash and use secure vaults because they’re shut out of the banking system

The US marijuana industry is booming in a number of states, but the federal government considers marijuana an illegal, Schedule I drug. Because of that, most banks won't touch the industry. And they won't lend money either. That's forced marijuana startups to come up with creative solutions to raise money, finance growth, file taxes, and pay employees. Twice a week,  Emmett  Reistroffer  carefully watches his array of security cameras. When the coast is clear, an armed guard walks into his ...
Tags: Colorado, California, Wall Street, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Canada, Arizona, Heineken, Silicon Valley, Las Vegas, Nevada, Donald Trump, Nasdaq, Brookings Institution


Is it too early to start a new US Attorney General short list (or wish list)?

I think it is extremely unlikely that Prez Donald Trump will fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions before the mid-term elections in November, which are still more than 10 weeks away.  Nevertheless, as detailed in this Bloomberg piece headlined "Key Republicans Give Trump a Path to Fire Sessions After the Election," some key Senators are seemingly trying to make it easier for Prez Trump to consider replacing AG Sessions after the election: Donald Trump, who’s long threatened to fire Attorney Gener...
Tags: Law, Congress, Senate, US, Bloomberg, Ted Cruz, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Graham, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Michael Cohen, Tom Cotton


El Salvador switches allegiance from Taiwan to China, drawing ire from the US  

On the face of it, this week’s break in diplomatic relations between tiny Taiwan, population 23.5 million, and even tinier El Salvador, population 6.3m, did not herald a dramatic shift in global politics. But the Central American nation’s sudden switch in allegiance to China has clearly rattled its US neighbour.  Accusing China of destabilising cross-Strait relations, the White House said: "This is a decision that affects not just El Salvador, but also the economic health and security of the ent...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Florida, News, Colorado, Australia, Washington, White House, China, Americas, US, America, Taiwan, Beijing, United States, Pakistan


Republicans Fret About Campaign Fallout From Trump’s Mounting Legal Woes

Michael Cohen’s implication that President Trump directed him to violate campaign finance laws continued to reverberate in Washington and around the country on Wednesday, with top Republicans admitting that the ongoing investigations could further damage their party’s shaky midterm election prospects. “It doesn’t make things any easier, that’s for sure,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the Senate’s second-ranking Republican, told reporters Wednesday afternoon. Others admitted that the news would prove ...
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, West Virginia, Gop, House, Graham, Dc, Air Force, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Gardner, Sen Marco Rubio R FL, Sen Lindsey Graham R SC


The NRA Says They're In 'Deep Financial Trouble' — And People Are Sending 'Thoughts And Prayers'!

The NRA may be in financial peril. The gun lobbying organization is suing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo over what it calls a "blacklisting campaign" which has cost it "tens of millions of dollars in damages." It was in April, just weeks after the March For Our Lives that Cuomo signed an order directing the state's Financial Services department to urge insurance and financial companies to evaluate their ties to the NRA -- with the public's safety in mind. Photos: Parkland Students Take To Twitte...
Tags: Celebs, Russia, Marco Rubio, Financial Services, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Cuomo, Chelsea Handler, Nra, Don, Cory Gardner, Richard Burr, Shannon Watts, Kevin M Kruse, Jeff Tiedrich, Lily Herman


Pompeo To Tell Senators About Trump's North Korea And Russia Summits

Rachel Martin talks GOP Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado about what he plans to ask Secretary of State Pompeo when he testifies before a Senate panel. NPR's Ayesha Rascoe weighs in on the conversation.
Tags: News, Colorado, North Korea, Senate, Russia, Gop, Npr, Trump, Rachel Martin, Cory Gardner, Ayesha Rascoe, Pompeo


GOP Senators Begin To Push Back On Trump’s Migrant Family Separations

Republicans on Capitol Hill have remained largely silent as the Trump administration has forcibly separated thousands of immigrant families, and many have voiced support for the “zero tolerance” policy. Comprehensive immigration reform bills that would have addressed the separations have repeatedly failed in both chambers, while standalone bills introduced in Congress this week to reunite immigrant families and improve conditions in immigration detention have zero Republican co-sponsors. No GOP ...
Tags: News, Congress, James Inhofe, Gop, United States, Amy Klobuchar, Capitol Hill, Dc, Susan Collins, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Richard Blumenthal, United States of America, Steve Daines, Murkowski, Cory Gardner