While the run-up to the 2012 election is stressful for most politicians, those lucky officials running in relatively safe districts have time for a little fun. Witness Representative Jared Polis, a Democrat representing Boulder and vicinity, who's recently declared his love for the wonderfully ecce ... More >>
Compared to the billions-a-day standard flow rate of tax dollars pouring into and out of Washington, $25 million amounts to scarcely more than chump change. But the passage of an amendment by Congressman Jared Polis yesterday, cutting that amount in oil shale subsidies, is a remarkable break with wh ... More >>
Chris Utterback's post about a Jared Polis event at which the rep decried the classification of pizza as a vegetable in school lunch programs inspired one of our readers to prove the point. You'll be amazed by how healthy a pizza really is!
U.S. Attorney John Walsh's seizure letters to 23 dispensaries near schools sent shock waves through the local medical marijuana community, since most if not all of the centers were legal under Colorado law. Afterward, criticism of Representative Jared Polis, a longtime MMJ supporter, mounted, with o ... More >>
Denver blog posts want you to want them. Colorado Independent's Marcos Restrepo outlines Jared Polis's SOPA objections, which are a lot like Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales's. Denver Frank's anti-SOPA, too... ...and Colorado Pols is on SOPA strike. Why didn't anyone tell us the Internet was closed today?
Colorado Congressman Jared Polis has called for a government investigation into alleged abuse suffered by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender immigrants detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). "Here we have people who are at their most vulnerable -- many without access to any lega ... More >>
The Center for Responsive Politics has released a personal finance overview for each member of Congress. We did a little number crunching and found some interesting figures regarding Colorado's congressional members. Collectively, Colorado's nine-person delegation is worth $166,900,678.
Video below.This week, Congressman Jared Polis quizzed U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder about the Department of Justice's approach to medical marijuana; see a video of the exchange below. For the most part, Holder suggested that MMJ businesses following state law are not Department of Justic ... More >>
In June, Congressman Jared Polis and his partner, Marlon Reis, announced that they were expecting -- and on Friday, they welcomed Caspian Julian to the world. But Caspian's welcome from the National Organization for Marriage wasn't nearly as warm.
Jared Polis.These three Denver blog posts request your patronage. Colorado Independent's David O. Williams reports that Jared Polis is the sixth wealthiest member of Congress. Who knew Internet riches lasted that long? Geeks Who Drink: Is this the worst Christmas gift ever? Denver Egotist ... More >>
Jared Polis.Although the so-called Gang of Six's proposal for averting debt-ceiling catastrophe is getting the lion's share of attention right now, Representative Jared Polis has floated some revenue-raising ideas of his own, which the media has largely winnowed down to this: Legalizing marij ... More >>
Jared Polis.Last week, Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole sent a memo to U.S. attorneys about medical marijuana -- and rather than diminishing the paranoia of MMJ industry types in the wake of an earlier memo by U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag hinting at possible dispensary raids, it amplified ... More >>
Jared Polis.Jared Polis and his longtime partner, Marlin Reis, are expecting their first baby this September. But the media and members of the public shouldn't have any expectations about learning more details. At least not yet.
"Gasland"Representatives Diane DeGette and Jared Polis are taking another run at tightening federal regulations on hydraulic fracturing, a natural gas drilling technique also known as fracking. Introduced this week by the Colorado twosome and fellow Democratic rep Maurice Hinchey from New Yor ... More >>
Jared Polis.Colorado Representative Jared Polis is a politician unafraid to do the unconventional -- like, for instance, beer bonging with Stephen Colbert. So it's no surprise he eagerly signed up to compete against IBM supercomputer and Ken Jennings-vanquisher Watson in a special Congression ... More >>
Jared Polis doesn't want the feds to obstruct MMJ businesses.Representative Jared Polis has spent a lot of his legislative capital of late defending the medical marijuana industry in Colorado from possible interference by the federal government. In February, for example, he sent a letter to ... More >>
No Lunchables would be found in this congressman's childhood lunchbox.No tater tots or fruit cocktail were harmed in the upbringing of Congressman Jared Polis. No Cheetos or Little Debbie snack cakes either for that matter. In fact, Colorado's second district congressman says he brought hi ... More >>
Their German citizenship didn't exactly solve their problems.Republican gubernatorial hopeful Scott McInnis likes Arizona's controversial new immigration law a whole lot more than does Representative Jared Polis, who told Politico that requiring immigrants to have their papers on them at all ... More >>
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Jared and Mike bonding on "The Real World."Representative Jared Polis knows a little something about reality TV, having co-starred in the cable series Freshman Year -- a gig we wrote about last March in a blog headlined "The Real World of Jared Polis, Courtesy of CNN." Little did we know tha ... More >>
"Me a hero? Ah, shucks."As President Barack Obama prepares to make his first State of the Union address tonight, the promise of a health-care bill actually earning passage looks pretty sick thanks to the election of Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown -- a man who Colorado candidates Scott McIn ... More >>
Are there no limits to the talents of Jared Polis? During his first year in Congress, the Boulder Democrat starred in a wonky reality show, demonstrated a beer bong on Comedy Central, and came out swinging on several controversial proposals. But as 2009 draws to a close, it's time to be a ... More >>
Jared Polis is both a politician and a poet -- and he sent two self-penned poems with his holiday greetings. The first, which you can read here, is a retrospective look at 2009. The second comes with this message from the congressman: "May 2010 bring Comprehensive Immigration Reform to our n ... More >>
In the name of J.D., not necessarily J.C.Our daily homage to local bloggage. Focus on the Family is spreading its hate in Maine. 5280's on the case. Rep. Jared Polis is speaking out against the what he calls a "sweep of terror" being done on illegal immigrants, Colorado Independent reports. ... More >>
Yesterday, Representative Jared Polis joined colleagues Jerrold Nadler and Tammy Baldwin, Dems from New York and Wisconsin, respectively, at a press conference boosting the Respect for Marriage Act. During his microphone time, viewable above, Plis referred derisively to the "thirteen-year-old, so-c ... More >>
Jared Polis and a polar pal.Jared Polis: He's everywhere these days. When he's not sucking down a cold one with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, beer-bong style, the Boulder Democrat is pointing the camera at himself as part of Freshman Year, a CNN series in which he and Utah Republican Cong ... More >>
When he's not doing beer bongs with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, Rep. Jared Polis has been staging health care town halls during the August recess -- more of them than colleagues such as Betsy Markey, Ed Perlmutter, Mike Coffman and Doug Lamborn. And while it's far too early to say that such s ... More >>
Jared Polis sucking one down on "The Colbert Report."Representative Jared Polis' decision to beer bong a Coors Light during a Monday appearance on The Colbert Report was hilarious, but it also carried the risk of political consequences. As of yesterday morning, commentators in politically cor ... More >>
Representative Jared Polis getting his drink on with an assist from Stephen Colbert.Representative Jared Polis beat Doug Lamborn and Betsy Markey to the healthcare-town-hall punch, staging a session on Monday. Not that the event got much attention. After all, that evening, Polis starred in th ... More >>
The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cEven Better-er Know a District - Colorado's 2nd - Jared Poliswww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorMeryl Streep It's one of those TV moments when you're thinking, "He won't do that. He wouldn't possibly do that." And then he doe ... More >>
Before Congressman Jared Polis' constituents got a chance to see him do a beer bong with Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report last night, they had the opportunity to watch him do something else unusual -- host a healthcare town hall that didn't deteriorate into scarlet-faced, neck-tendon-displayin ... More >>
"I got money in the bank/Shorty what you drink?"House Democrats are playing nice again, and moving closer to finding compromise on a stripped down version of the president's health-care plan. And wouldn't you know it, just days after irking upperclassmen with his very-un-freshman-like stance ... More >>
Your daily recommended dose of blog. Send us links. Is Jared Polis a crony for his rich friends? (Colorado Pols) Or simply trying to help small businesses? (Square State) Tax-cutting petitions circulating. (Face the State)
OK, so CNN.com's Freshman Year -- the internet reality show starring Colorado Congressman Jared Polis -- isn't likely an accurate representation of how Polis spends his time. And he does allegedly visit an Aurora detention center in the most recent episode (although we don't see it, and I'm co ... More >>
Jared Polis A leisurely stroll through the local blogosphere. Send tips. Jared Polis and Diana DeGette don't ask but tell Obama to kill Don't Ask Don't Tell. (Colorado Independent) In Aurora, a curious play to discourage new construction. (Face the State) A Denver illustrator whose work you shou ... More >>
Jared Polis, king of queens. Blogs: We read the good ones so you don't have to read the bad ones. Send tips. Polis tells Obama to sack up and repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. (Colorado Pols) Colorado kids are really, really poor. They should get jobs or something. (Kidding!) (Colorado Independ ... More >>
CNN.comPolis (and his nostrils) at the White House. President Obama and I disagree... about the awesomeness of CNN's YouTube-y reality show Freshman Year, starring Colorado's own freshman congressman, Jared Polis of Boulder. According to Polis, Obama "loves" his show. Me, not so much. (Although I d ... More >>
Jared Polis as he appears on an episode of CNN's "Freshman Year." The last time we blogged about Freshman Year, CNN's You Tube-y reality show about two totally different congressmen picked to serve in the House, we had these predictions for forthcoming episodes: Conservative Utah father-of-three Ja ... More >>
Jared Polis. Here is an example of a condolence e-card you can find at www.bluemountain.com, the online greeting card company originally founded by the parents of Jared Polis, who's now a first-term Congressman from Colorado's second district: Memories keep the one you loved close to you in spiri ... More >>
Jared Polis, looking "real" for CNN. Freshman Boulder Congressman Jared Polis caused a stir yesterday -- both locally and nationally, it seems -- when the Denver Post reported that he told a progressive political group on Saturday that bloggers killed the Rocky Mountain News, an act he hailed as " ... More >>
Jared Polis. That old saw about there being no such thing as bad publicity may be true in a general sense -- but betcha Jared Polis would gladly have done without his appearance on the front of the Denver Post's local section today. "Bloggers Killed Rocky, Polis Asserts" quotes from a speech the Bo ... More >>
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