Politicians buried in calls, emails from constituents-The Durango Herald
Since the inauguration of President Donald Trump, many politicians have been inundated with calls and correspondence from their constituents.
The interest was spurred by Trump’s Cabinet nominations and a flurry of administration and congressional actions on hot-button issues such as health care insurance reform, trade agreements and the environment.
“Calls and letters to our office have increased significantly since the inauguration,” said Laurie Cipriano, spokeswoman for Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet. “Our team is working hard to answer calls and listen to what our constituents have to say.”
Op-ed: Media mistakes continue after the election-Media File
There is an expectation that the media always needs to be correct. They need to understand the entire country and every situation. Although that is an unrealistic expectation, the expectation that they will do their best is reasonable. In this election, journalists did not do their best, and, although they criticized themselves after the election, they still haven’t done much better since then.
After the election, the media wrote their typical post-mortem pieces. They paid more attention to arguments than issues. They didn’t feel a need to get outside of their liberal city bubbles. They didn’t make a point to understand the complexities of people in this country. They didn’t take people seriously (and that includes President-elect Donald Trump). They didn’t stay unbiased, and they even took sides. They made wrong assumptions and they got lazy. The problem is that they are still doing many of those things.
Hundreds of Coloradans join Women’s March on Washington-The Durango Herald
In a small church in Washington, D.C., a few hundred members of the Colorado delegation to the Women’s March on Washington prepared for their day of rallying and marching.
“After the election, I was finding that I did not see myself and my values in the current administration, and I wanted my voice to be heard. I realized if I want that to happened, I need to show up and to speak,” said Jana Watson-Capps of Longmont. The Women’s March on Washington, organized as a result of the election of President Donald Trump, drew hundreds of thousands Saturday to the nation’s capital
AUSG Senate accepts COA Report and Former Secretary testifies-The Bottom Line
During the Sept 25 session of the AUSG Senate, the Senate voted to adopt the report of the Committee on Oversight and Accountability (COA). Former Secretary Faith Rokowski also sent a statement of her account of the events of this summer.
By voting to adopt the COA Report, the Senate said that they agreed with its findings. During this session, the report was altered. Instead of the first finding and conclusion reading, “President Torriente asked Faith Rokowski to resign,” it now reads “President Torriente suggested/encouraged Faith Rokowski to resign.” The report also was amended to include Former Secretary Rokowski’s statement and text messages sent by members of the Executive Board that were referenced in Rokowski’s statement.
Playlist Live DC delivers the YouTube experience to attendees-The Eagle
Walking into a room full of internet users, one may expect to see people huddled in a corner glued to their phones. But at YouTube convention Playlist Live, the video creators enraptured their admirers by talking about the industry and discussing business with other YouTube stars.
Event-planning group AKT Enterprises hosted the inaugural D.C Playlist Live on Sept. 4 through 6, and the event drew viewers from around the country. Over 180 content creators engaged with the crowd, talking with visitors.
Colorado senators react to Supreme Court nomination-The Durango Herald
President Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, garnering strong support from one of Colorado’s U.S. senators and a cautious response from the other.
“Judge Gorsuch is one of our country’s brightest legal minds with significant experience as a federal judge and a private litigator,” Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, said in a statement.