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DeGette seeks to press Solyndra CEO for answers

Colorado U.S. Representative Diana DeGette on Thursday sent a letter to Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Cliff Stearns urging him to invite Brian Harrison, president and CEO of Solyndra, to testify before an investigative subcommittee of which she is a ranking member.

Colorado budget alert: Beware Texans talking fiscal responsibility and big gov’t...

Last year outspoken Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry boasted about his state's conservative approach to economics and its lean budget. He derided the budget messes faced by other states and blasted Democratic-controlled Washington, telling Tea Party crowds that lawmakers had abandoned the Founding Fathers' vision of limited government. He said President Obama's Washington was strangling Americans with taxing and spending. Tea Partiers waved signs criticizing Obama's $780 billion economic stimulus package. Perry later told reporters that Texans were getting so fed up that they might consider seceding from the Union. Then news came that, hidden under budgetary lipstick and rouge, Texas faced a major $18 billion budget shortfall-- as much as 20 percent of the state's next two-year budget. Today came news from the National Conference of State Legislatures that Perry's Texas took more federal stimulus money than any other state in the country. In fact, Texas plugged 97 percent of its budget shortfall last year with Obama stimulus cash.

Senate fails to pass unemployment insurance extension

The U.S. Senate Tuesday failed to pass a bill that would have extended federal unemployment benefits through next year. Republicans, citing concerns for the...

Salazar: Economic growth more often tied to recreation than to extraction

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar this week said that economic growth in rural areas of the West depends as much or more on...

Salazar blasts Tipton for slamming stimulus while his family benefits

Third Congressional District challenger Scott Tipton has been condemning the stimulus bill while his family business takes the money. Incumbent John Salazar says Tipton can't have it both ways.

Frazier’s charter school actively applied for stimulus funding

Congressman Ed Perlmutter today delivered to the press proof that a school represented by his Republican challenger Ryan Frazier not only received stimulus money,...

Perlmutter calls out Frazier on stimulus

You never know what you’re going to get when a politician calls a press conference. They can be brutally boring. Often as not a...

Stimulus money flows into Colorado, putting some to work, angering others

To some, stimulus money has been a godsend. To others, it has been an overreaching waste of taxpayer money. One thing that is hard to argue, though, is that it has pumped billions of dollars into the Colorado economy.

The deficit is more than just a 2010 campaign issue

Lawmakers, including Republicans who have been in Washington for decades, are extremely concerned this year with the nation's budget deficit. Part of that concern...

Crazy: In the year of the tea party, Texas governor’s race...

The New York Times reports this morning on the unthinkable—that’s right, Texans may elect a Democratic governor. Republican incumbent Rick Perry argues that his pro-business,...