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GOP Medicare troubles continue: Sham front group gives Tipton seniors award

Freshman Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton received an award recently for his work in support of senior citizens from a group called RetireSafe. Tipton was one of 20 Republicans elected to Congress from swing districts to have received the award, according to RollCall, but the award was fake, or at least, the group that gave the award was fake.

Report: Polis 6th richest member of Congress

Boulder Democrat Jared Polis ranks No. 6 on Roll Call’s list of the wealthiest members of Congress, with $65.91 million in assets.

Interfaith group committed to try and wring civility from political leaders

Increasing calls in the wake of the Tucson shootings for civility in political discourse have given rise to not-very-civil finger-pointing and defiance among many of the nation's high-profile political pundits. "Wingnut talk-radio did it!" "Leftist twinkie-eating secular culture is the problem!" "The Democrat party supports the assassin!" "Blood libel!" Undeterred, a group of more than fifty interfaith leaders are addressing members of Congress directly, asking them to lead by example. Unfortunately, similar calls have spectacularly failed in the recent past.

Businessman Wiens backs Candidate Wiens to the tune of $540,000

Roll Call confirms that GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate Tom Wiens accounted for the lion's share of his impressive fourth quarter campaign cash...

Polis parks his millions at Goldman and at Merrill

Roll Call posted its list of the 50 richest members of Congress. Eleven freshman members made the list. Number six? Our own Boulder web-millionaire,...

Reid to Lieberman: No lunch seat for you!

I love getting "Breaking News" alerts from Roll Call. Invariably they contain nothing at all of immediate importance, at least from the perspective of a guy who no longer works on the Hill. Do people in DC really need to know this stuff RIGHT NOW? According to an alert I just received, Majority Leader Harry Reid has decided that Senator Joe Lieberman "can no longer attend Democrats’ weekly caucus lunches or the biweekly chairmen’s lunches used to formulate policy." Well duh.

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