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  • Owner of Gold King Mine feels victimized by EPA ( Colorado )

    11/30/2015 8:35:06 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | November 29, 2015 | Jonathan Romeo
    Todd Hennis claims EPA planned mine spill to usher in Superfund. the Environmental Protection Agency-contracted crew's triggered blowout on his property, effectively turning the Animas River into an orange spectacle. He was speechless and horrified, but not surprised ... I have been trying to make everybody aware of the dangers posed by the Sunnyside Mine pool for 14 years .. when I saw the pictures, I just felt my life was over. I just thought, Oh God, what did they do? ... Hennis, for his part, has long maintained increased flows from the Gold King Mine are a result of...
  • The Irony Of Planned Parenthood Condemning Murder

    11/30/2015 7:34:08 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11-30-15 | Nicole Russell
    Last Friday's shooting near a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado, once again ignited the flames of debate on both sides of the political aisle. This time, rather than open a candid and robust debate on abortion, as has often occurred this year, it sparked a figurative "he said/she said." Some members of the mainstream media, liberal organizations, and Planned Parenthood, claimed--without facts to support them--the shooter was a right-wing, Center for Medical Progress-video-watching, Republican-voting zealot. It's still unclear what alleged shooter Robert Lewis Dear's motives were or even exactly what happened in and around Planned Parenthood and the...
  • CO Gov Hickenlooper Blames Shooting On "Inflammatory Rhetoric" From Bloggers,Talk Shows

    11/30/2015 5:22:20 AM PST · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) blamed Friday’s shooting in Colorado Springs, CO that killed three people on “inflammatory rhetoric” from bloggers and talk shows.
  • Ted Cruz Mocks Media for Planned Parenthood Shooter Coverage

    11/30/2015 4:03:08 AM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11/29/15 | Betsy Woodruff
    The senator laughed off suggestions that the man who killed three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood was affiliated with either party—and advised against blame while the facts are still uncertain. During a campaign stop on Sunday,Ted Cruz rejected  preliminary reports suggesting that the pro-life movement bears some responsibility for a shooting at a  Colorado Planned Parenthood - and mocked the reactionary nature on both sides of the political spectrum.“The media promptly wants to blame him on the pro-life movement when at this point there’s very little evidence to indicate that,” Cruz told reporters, according to a report from The...
  • Planned Parenthood Exec Blames 'Hateful Language, Hateful Speech' [but not industrial infanticide]

    11/30/2015 3:37:34 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/30/15 | Susan Jones
    Politicians and others who speak about what taxpayer-supported Planned Parenthood does are contributing to a "negative environment" that encourages some people to target the abortion provider, a Planned Parenthood executive said on Sunday."We've experienced so much hateful language, hateful speech," Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountain CEO Vicki Cowart told ABC's "This Week" with Martha Raddatz. "Such a negative environment has been created around the work that Planned Parenthood does, around the idea of safe and legal abortion."And we've seen that across the country from all sorts of speakers in the last few months. I can't believe that this isn't contributing to...
  • Shooting at Planned Parenthood Adds to Challenges for Congress

    11/30/2015 12:10:31 AM PST · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 29, 2015 | Jackie Calmes
    Even as the authorities say they remain uncertain what precisely led a gunman to attack a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs on Friday, a comment attributed to the suspect by a senior law enforcement official -- "no more baby parts" -- fed directly into an already high-pitched controversy over Planned Parenthood and its practices. The phrase was an eerie echo of language used by politicians here and in many state capitals since an anti-abortion group began releasing its undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing possible donations of fetal tissue for medical research. [Snip] Five congressional committees have been...
  • How The Abortion Rights Movement Is Going To Turn Colorado Into A Rallying Cry

    11/29/2015 7:42:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | November 29, 2015 | Evan McMorris-Santoro and Tarini Parti
    WASHINGTON — This week, abortion rights activists are going to use tough language and modern political tactics to make the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Friday into a political moment they say will put abortion opponents on the defensive after a year that has seen them score a number of political victories against legal and accessible abortion. That means abortion rights supporters using the word “terrorism” to describe what happened in Colorado Springs. That means confronting pro-life Republicans and asking them about what activists call “a culture of violence” directed toward abortion providers. And that means trying...
  • Victims of Colorado Springs shooting attack identified ( Records are now SEALED)

    11/29/2015 7:34:55 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 132 replies
    www.wptv.com ^ | 11-29-15 | AP
    <p>COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The latest on the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado.</p> <p>A friend says of one of the three people who died in a shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic was an Iraq War veteran who had recently left the military.</p>
  • Ted Cruz Calls Alleged Planned Parenthood Shooter 'Transgendered Leftist Activist'

    11/29/2015 6:39:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Huffington Post Huffpost Politics ^ | November 29, 2015 | Samantha-Jo Roth
    NEWTON, Iowa -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) downplayed the role anti-abortion rhetoric may have played in the fatal shooting of three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado and suggested the suspect was a “transgendered leftist activist" at a campaign stop in Iowa on Sunday. Speaking with reporters following the event, Cruz rejected suggestions that the shooter was part of the anti-abortion movement, taking issue with the “vicious rhetoric on the left blaming those who are pro-life.” Robert Lewis Dear, 57, was taken into custody Friday night after allegedly opening fire inside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs,...
  • Robert Dear, Suspect in Colorado Killings, ‘Preferred to Be Left Alone’

    11/29/2015 1:45:21 PM PST · by familyop · 24 replies
    He seemed to have a separate life online. An online personals ad seeking women in North Carolina interested in bondage and sadomasochistic sex showed a picture that appeared to be Mr. Dear and used an online pseudonym associated with him. The same user also appeared to have turned to online message boards to seek companions in the Asheville area with whom he could smoke marijuana. On Cannabis.com, the writer said in December 2005: "AIDS, hurricanes, we are in the end times."
  • Cruz Condemns Colorado Shooting, Rejects Anti-Abortion Link

    11/29/2015 4:53:20 PM PST · by Isara · 37 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Nov. 29, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks with reporters during an event in Iowa on Nov. 28, 2015. (Photo by Patrick Svitek) NEWTON, Iowa — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is condemning the fatal shooting of three people at a Planned Parenthood location in Colorado but also aggressively pushing back on suggestions the shooter was part of the anti-abortion movement. Speaking reporters after a stop here Sunday afternoon, Cruz rejected a potential connection between anti-abortion activism and the shooting, instead taking issue with "some vicious rhetoric on the left blaming those who are pro-life.” The shooting, which happened Friday in Colorado Springs, left a police officer and...
  • Witness accounts conflict with 'Planned Parenthood shooting' narrative

    11/29/2015 3:06:05 PM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 81 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 29, 2015 | unknown
    A horrific shooting on Friday may not have originated at a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Colorado Springs as widely reported if witness accounts are to be considered On Black Friday, Several people were injured and University of Colorado police officer Garrett Swasey, 44, along with two unnamed civilians were killed by a man identified as Robert Lewis Dear, 57, in Colorado Springs, Colorado While it was reported that the Public Information Officer for the Colorado Springs Police Department "told reporters that the entire incident started with shooting at the Planned Parenthood facility;" multiple reports conflict with this narrative, including...
  • Colo. Gov. Blames Shooting on ‘Inflammatory Rhetoric’ from Bloggers, Talk Radio

    11/29/2015 1:13:35 PM PST · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    Grabien ^ | November 29, 2015
    KEILAR: "I do want to ask you a final question here. Planned Parenthood, almost immediately, even before we exactly knew the facts or anything about the motivation here. We now know that the shooter referenced 'baby parts' when he was arrested. Planned Parenthood is calling this domestic terrorism. Do you agree with that assessment?" HICKENLOOPER: "Certainly it's a form of terrorism, and maybe in some way it's a function of the inflammatory rhetoric we see on all - so many issues now, there are bloggers and talk shows where they really focus on trying to get people to that point...
  • One civilian victim of Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting identified

    11/29/2015 1:12:20 PM PST · by csvset · 82 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | November 29, 2015 | Maria St. Louis-Sanchez and Michelle Karas
    Gazette news partner KKTV has confirmed with family that Ke'Arre M. Stewart was one of the civilians who was shot and killed Friday when a gunman opened fire at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs. Stewart's wife told KKTV that his children's lives will now never be the same and that what the family wants now is justice. UCCS Police Department Officer Garrett Swasey was also killed in the hours-long standoff at the building on Centennial Boulevard. A second civilian who died in the incident has not yet been identified. Nine others, including five law enforcement officers, were injured....
  • Crime Expert Rips CNN On Air for Dishonoring Agreement Not to Discuss Colorado Shooter

    11/29/2015 5:10:37 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It was one of those stunning live-TV moments revealing the seamier side of TV news. Pat Brown is a criminal profiler who has taken a principled stand on media appearances about mass murderers. She will not discuss individual criminals, their motives, etc., believing that to do so pnly increases the number of mass murders. But when Brown appeared on CNN's New Day this morning, co-host Christi Paul immediately tried to engage her in a discussion of Colorado Springs shooter Robert Dear's possible "anti-government" views. Retorted Brown: "I'm a little disturbed because I made an agreement with CNN to appear this...
  • Colorado shooter identifies as woman in voter registration

    11/29/2015 12:47:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 28, 2015 | Rudy Takala
    A voter registration file indicates that the shooter who allegedly killed three in Colorado Springs on Friday identifies as a woman with no party affiliation. The file indicates that Robert Lewis Dear, Jr. of Hartsel, Colo., registered to vote in Park County on Oct. 17, 2014. Dear's party affiliation is UAF, which is used to mean unaffiliated or independent, and selected "female" for gender. The genealogy website "Colorado Voters," which works by pulling public voter lists, has Dear's voter registration file posted online......
  • Garrett Swasey, Officer Killed in Colorado, Is Recalled for Courage and Faith

    11/28/2015 7:48:48 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | NOV. 28, 2015 | DANIEL VICTOR and JACK HEALY
    Garrett Swasey, 44, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs police officer who was shot and killed while responding to a shooting at a Planned Parenthood office, was described by his fellow church members and friends as a courageous man and loving father who drew strength and inspiration from his Christian faith. Continue reading the main story Related Coverage A man was taken into custody outside a clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday. A gun battle there raged for more than five hours. 3 Are Dead in Colorado Springs Shootout at Planned Parenthood CenterNOV. 27, 2015 video Gunfire Exchange in Colorado...
  • Cruz Condemns Planned Parenthood Shooting

    11/28/2015 7:30:14 PM PST · by Isara · 122 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Nov. 28, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks with reporters during an event in Iowa on Nov. 28, 2015. (Photo by Patrick Svitek) LAMONI, Iowa — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday night condemned the fatal shooting of three people at a Planned Parenthood location in Colorado while urging caution regarding the suspect’s motives. “We don’t know ... what those motives were, but whatever they were, it’s unacceptable, and it’s horrific and wrong,” the Republican presidential hopeful told reporters here before a town hall. Cruz is among the first — if not the first — GOP candidate to denounce the shooting, which happened Friday in Colorado Springs and...
  • Planned Parenthood shooting 'crime against women'

    11/28/2015 6:51:51 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 41 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 28 NOVEMBER 2015 | CNN
    (CNN) —Calling the deadly shooting that occurred at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood center the day before "a tragedy that is beyond speech," Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Saturday that the community "was immersed in sorrow."
  • Colorado shooter politically motivated, said ‘no more baby parts’ after attacking PP

    11/28/2015 5:35:48 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 186 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/28/15 | Peter Holley, Sandhya Somashekhar, Lindsey Bever and Wesley Lowery
    The gunman suspected of storming a Planned Parenthood clinic and killing a police officer and two others told the officers who arrested him “no more baby parts,’’ after being taken into custody, according to a law enforcement official. The attack on the clinic was “definitely politically motivated,’’ the official — who has been briefed on the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity because it is still unfolding — told The Washington Post. NBC News, which first reported the comment attributed to suspect Robert Lewis Dear, said Dear also mentioned President Obama in a range of statements to investigators that...
  • Obama urges gun control after Colorado Springs shooting: 'Enough is enough'

    11/28/2015 1:38:37 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 86 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/28/15
    Robert Lewis Dear, a 57-year-old from North Carolina, has been named as the suspected gunman behind a standoff at a Planned Parenthood health clinic in which three people died and nine were injured. After he was named, Barack Obama said on Saturday the US had “to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them”. “Period,” the president added, in a statement released by the White House. “Enough is enough.” Officials speaking off the record gave the suspect’s identity to news outlets late on Friday. On Saturday morning,...
  • Investigators search for motive in Planned Parenthood shooting that left three dead

    11/28/2015 9:47:19 AM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/28/15 | Petter Holley
    The day after a gunman stormed a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, investigators were working to determine what prompted the shooting that resulted in the death of three people, including a police officer.
  • COURT RECORDS: Colorado Planned Parenthood Shooter NOT Republican, Identifies as Woman

    11/28/2015 9:32:02 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 151 replies
    Police detained a shooter at a Planned Parenthood building Friday afternoon, according to Colorado Springs police. Four police officers and five civilians were injured in a shooting. Three people died including Police Officer Garrett Swasey. Local media captured video of the shooter being led away in handcuffs.
  • ABC Calls Rushing Shooter En Masse 'Great Advice'—But Criticized Ben Carson for It

    11/28/2015 5:43:34 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When last month Ben Carson suggested that people confronted by a shooter should rush him en masse, ABC ran a story criticizing him, claiming that Carson "appears to be second-guessing" the victims of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. But on ABC's Good Morning America today, in the wake of the mass shooting in Colorado Springs, guess what an expert suggested? "If you can get other people to go with you, that is extremely important, in fact, that's one of the teaching tools today in schools is everyone at mass start throwing stuff at the shooter and...
  • CNN Calls Colorado Springs Shooting 'Latest' in 'String of Attacks' At Planned...

    11/27/2015 7:25:07 PM PST · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 11/27/15 | Caleb Howe
    On CNN, a reporter played the "But if it is" game on whether or not the shooting at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs was the result of the shooter targeting the clinic over their abortion practices, calling it the "latest" such incident. "If this was a targeting of Planned Parenthood it would be the latest in a string of attacks on abortion providing facilities or on doctors who work with them." If it was, you see. But this is a very liberal (pun intended) use of the words "latest" and 'string", which imply an ongoing series of...
  • Suspect in Custody After Shooting at Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood UPDATE:One Officer Has Died

    11/27/2015 5:32:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 94 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    Following a lengthy standoff with police, the suspect in the shooting Friday at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, Co. has surrendered to police and is in custody. His name and motive have not yet been released. Eleven people, including a reported five police officers, were injured in the shooting. The standoff began a little after 11:30 a.m. local time and ended just before 5 p.m. From NBC News: The gunman walked out of facility just before 5 p.m. local time, and officers took him into custody, officials told NBC News. Several more people were injured, with the total...
  • CO Police Respond to Reports of Active Shooter [captured #750] at Planned Parenthood Clinic

    11/27/2015 11:20:41 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 1,431 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/27/2015 | Josh Feldman
    Colorado Springs police responded this afternoon to reports of an active shooter at a Planned Parenthood facility:
  • Colorado’s skyrocketing electricity prices could get much worse

    11/26/2015 7:59:46 PM PST · by george76 · 49 replies
    Independence Institute ^ | November 24, 2015 | michael
    The cost of electricity for Colorado residents skyrocketed 63 percent between 2001 and 2014, far outpacing median income in the state at just 24 percent over the same time period ... Retail residential electricity rates increased from 7.47 cents per kilowatthour in 2001 to 12.18 cents per kilowatthour by 2014, a 63.1 percent hike. Coloradans median income, however, went up just 24.1 percent, from $49,397 to $61,303. Median income in Colorado actually declined between 2008 and 2012. ... Not to mention the state's many business owners, including small business owners, who face the same hikes in energy costs that could...
  • Harvard librarian facing attempted child sexual assault charges in Colorado (librarian Islamic Law)

    11/26/2015 8:04:02 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 32 replies
    wcvb ^ | Nov 24, 2015
    BLACK HAWK, Colo. —A Harvard librarian attending a conference in the Denver area is facing multiple charges after sheriff's investigators say he tried to meet someone whom he believed to be an underage teen for sex. Authorities said an undercover investigator with the Gilpin County Sheriff’s Office posing as a teenager on a social networking site was contacted by Yahya Hussein Ahmad Melhem, 47. According to the arrest affidavit, Melhem said that he was a 39-year-old librarian from Massachusetts, and that he was in town for a conference. Investigators said Melhem's conversation with the investigator became sexually graphic, and he...
  • U. Colorado Prof Declares Whiteness a Disease

    11/26/2015 8:26:26 AM PST · by redreno · 86 replies
    http://collegeinsurrection.com ^ | Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 9:30am | Aleister
    I had always looked upon my six-year-old son as a blessing. But now I realize that he is a disease. My wife, my parents, my grandparents, and every member of my family, both living and deceased, are likewise a disease. But if you are reading this right now, and you are white, you should know that your children and all of your loved ones are also a disease. So implies a University of Colorado education professor, Cherly E. Matias, in the most recent edition of Teaching Education, a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Harvard librarian arrested on trip to Colorado to molest girl

    11/25/2015 10:44:43 AM PST · by george76 · 58 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 11/24/2015 | Kirk Mitchell
    Gilpin County deputy posed as a girl as he corresponded with a Harvard librarian seeking sex. ... Yahya Hussein Ahmad Melhem, 47, was arrested for investigation of attempted sexual exploitation of a child, Internet sexual exploitation of a child, Internet luring of a child and attempted child sexual assault, all felony charges. ... Melhem wrote a message asking the "girl" to show him "her intimate body parts via webcam." He also displayed sexually graphic video of himself to the deputy believing he was a girl.
  • Colorado State Police Stop Man Walking Down Highway With IED

    11/23/2015 4:06:31 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 45 replies
    BREAKING911 ^ | 23 NOVEMBER 2015 | GRANT
    COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado State Police have confiscated an improvised explosive device, or IED, from a man seen walking along the Highway 50 bypass Monday afternoon. A stretch of Hwy 50 from I-25 to Bonforte in Pueblo is now open after being closed as police investigated. Police say the device was in his hand and a Trooper immediately took the item from the suspect. The bomb squad was called in to remove the threat. It happened around 3 p.m. Monday afternoon.
  • Financial claims add up after Gold King Mine spill ( Colorado )

    11/23/2015 4:56:48 AM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | November 21, 2015 | Jonathan Romeo
    More than 30 individuals, businesses seek damages from EPA. Financial damage claims for those affected by the Aug. 5 Gold King Mine blowout eclipsed $1.3 million just two months after the Environmental Protection Agency triggered the release of 3 million gallons of mine wastewater down the Animas River. ... more than 30 individuals and business owners filed Form 95, the claim process for financial reimbursements from economic loss caused by wrongful U.S. government actions. The combined claims total about $1.3 million in damages ... the hardest hit are rafting companies and their employees, who were forced to shut down for...
  • Professor Declares ‘Whiteness’ a ‘Disease’ [Teaching Education journal]

    11/23/2015 1:53:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    Front Page ^ | November 23, 2015 | Jack Kerwick
    [University of Colorado education professor, Cherly E.] Matias draws on what's known as "critical race theory" (CRT). Given the heavily politicized nature of the contemporary academy, it should come as no surprise that CRT is a racialized version of Marxism and all of the rage among legions of academics. I had always looked upon my six-year-old son as a blessing. But now I realize that he is a disease. My wife, my parents, my grandparents, and every member of my family, both living and deceased, are likewise a disease. But if you are reading this right now, and you are...
  • CU-Boulder Anti-Racism Rally Canceled Because Organizers Are White

    11/22/2015 7:47:51 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Nov 2015 | Lee Stranahan
    An anti-racism rally planned at the University of Colorado, Boulder, to show solidarity with University of Missouri black activists was cancelled because the protest organizers arewhite. However, a check of one of the event planner’s Facebook page reveals that isn’t the case. The rally was killed under pressure from the CU’s Black Student Alliance, whose co-president Paris Ferribee said, “It’s not anyone that’s being affected telling the story, it’s only white people telling the story.” The rally was planned by students in a CU course called “Whiteness Studies.” Azabe Kassa posted an apology on the group’s Facebook page: On behalf...
  • Moron Dem Governor says refugees have NEVER committed acts of terror – Boston bombing

    11/22/2015 9:02:31 AM PST · by george76 · 40 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | Nov 22, 2015 | soopermexican
    John Hickenlooper has never been accused of being the brightest bulb in the Lamps'R'Us store, but he made space in his mouth to fit both feet in when he said that no refugees had ever committed an act of terrorism on American soil. Hick says that no refugee has ever committed an act of terror on American soil. Does he not know that Boston is on American soil, and not only where the Tzarnaevs refugees from Kyrgyzstan, but the federal government was supporting their terrorism by providing them with welfare benefits. Moron Dem Governor says refugees have NEVER committed acts...
  • Backlash against Polis' refugee vote expressed online and in verse

    11/21/2015 11:31:02 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 2 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 11/20/2015 | Alex Burness
    After liberals widely condemned Jared Polis' vote this week in favor of a GOP-authored measure adding an extra step in the vetting of Syrians and Iraqis refugees, the congressman on Friday called the backlash a misinterpretation that was "very painful" to him personally. "I've received plenty of calls, tweets, letters and Facebook messages about my vote," the Boulder Democrat wrote in a statement on his Facebook page. "Many people unfortunately interpreted my vote yesterday as a vote against refugees. ...nothing could be further from the truth." The bill that Polis supported is dubbed the SAFE Act, and would force those...
  • Former presidential candidate sparks outrage by posting unedited picture of bloodied corpses...

    11/19/2015 5:59:17 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 48 replies
    A former presidential candidate has sparked outrage by posting a picture of bloodied bodies in Paris on Facebook. Tom Tancredo, once a Republican congressman in Colorado who advocates tougher immigration laws, shared the unedited photo on Tuesday of corpses lying strewn across the Bataclan theater. It features the caption: 'Celebrating diversity one massacre at a time... Coming soon to a concert hall near you!' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3324825/Former-presidential-candidate-sparks-outrage-posting-unedited-picture-bloodied-corpses-Paris-Facebook.html#ixzz3rwi62e00 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • New Poll Indicates Colorado Not High Enough To Choose Clinton (All top Republicans beating her)

    11/18/2015 9:52:33 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 18 replies
    Redstate ^ | November 18th, 2015 | Sara Gonzales
    A new Quinnipiac poll released today shows the likely Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, could be in trouble in the swing state of Colorado. Clinton trails in the latest poll conducted in the state with a double digit deficit against all the top Republican candidates. She also leads the poll as the top Democratic candidate with 55 percent, compared to Bernie Sanders’ 27 percent. In a matchup between Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 93% vs Clinton, Rubio tops her in the poll by an astonishing 16 percentage points, leading 52-36. Dr. Ben Carson is not far behind, grasping a solid lead in...
  • Carson leads GOP field in Colorado

    11/18/2015 6:00:24 AM PST · by VinL · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/15 | Mark Hensch
    GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson ranks first among Colorado’s Republican voters, according to the Quinnipiac University survey. The retired neurosurgeon has the support of 25 percent of likely Republican primary voters in the Centennial State. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) trails the former doctor with 19 percent. Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner nationwide, takes 17 percent for third place. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) ranks fourth with 14 percent, making him the last GOP presidential candidate with double-digit support in Colorado. Eleven percent of Colorado’s Republican voters, Quinnipiac reported, remain undecided on their voter in 2016. Pollsters found that Carson receives high...
  • Poll finds Dr. Carson tops GOP race in Colorado; top Republicans beat Clinton

    11/18/2015 8:05:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/18/2015
    Former neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson is leading the race for the Republican presidential nomination among Colorado voters, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday which also finds that he is one of a number of Republicans who would soundly beat Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in the Centennial State in a general election match-up. In the race for the Republican nomination, the poll finds Carson leads in Colorado with 25 percent of the vote, followed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio with 19 percent, business mogul Donald Trump with 17 percent, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with 14 percent, Carly Fiorina...
  • Don’t count on Colorado going red next November

    11/17/2015 8:20:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/17/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    You may recall that just before the election at the beginning of this month we talked about the school board recall initiative in Jefferson County, Colorado. Three conservative board members had been elected in 2013 and they had proceeded to work on school choice initiatives, expanded support for charter schools and a variety of other agenda items which completely outraged the teachers unions. The ensuing battle over attempts to have them recalled was epic, bringing in millions of dollars for campaign war chests on both sides, with the national teachers unions facing off against Americans for Prosperity and a...
  • Yellow River: EPA Forces Secrecy On Gold King Mine Spill Firm ( Colorado )

    11/15/2015 5:17:21 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | 11/12/2015 | Ethan Barton
    Environmental Protection Agency officials require contractors to sign secrecy pledges that in the case of the Gold King Mine spill kept the public in the dark earlier this year about a Colorado mining disaster that turned waters yellow as they flowed through two states and the Navajo Nation. ... these secrecy clauses are typical with the EPA - the same government agency whose former administrator, Lisa Jackson, used an alias email address to avoid public scrutiny. ... the EPA controls the flow of information by circumventing federal regulations that dictate when an agency can use non-disclosure clauses by including secrecy...
  • Salon Wants Gun Owners Shot

    10/24/2015 1:44:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2015 | John Nantz
    “So if you love guns…then you need to be shot. You need to feel a bullet rip through your flesh, and if you survive and enjoy the feeling—then the right to bear arms will be all yours.” Salon is a widely known left-wing rag, a den for liberals to cobble together irrational screeds. No doubt, the writing process begins in crayon and on widely ruled hand writing paper, peppered with large chunks of unprocessed wood chips. It actually sparks a bit of nostalgia, since the vast majority of us left those infantile tools behind in preschool. However, liberalism is the...
  • Commerce City police officer Kevin Lord arrested, accused of false reporting about being shot

    11/14/2015 8:56:43 AM PST · by Fundamentally Fair · 5 replies
    Fox31 Denver ^ | November 13, 2015 | Staff
    <p>COMMERCE CITY, Colo. --Police announced they arrested Commerce City Police Officer Kevin Lord late Friday night. He faces charges of trying to influence a public official and false reporting. Lord said he was shot by a driver during a traffic stop last Sunday morning.</p>
  • Colorado Supermax Town to Obama: Keep Gitmo Terrorists Away From Our Children

    11/13/2015 8:00:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2015 | Joy Overbeck
    Islamic terrorists have no scruples about slaughtering schoolchildren and that's what worries the residents of Florence, Colorado, when they hear the president talk about transferring up to 61 Gitmo prisoners to the Supermax prison in their small town. It should also concern the prison towns in Kansas and South Carolina that the administration is considering as terrorist depositories.In recent years, Muslim radicals have taken two schools hostage, causing the deaths of 318 schoolchildren and the maiming of hundreds more during brutal sieges in Pakistan and Russia that horrified the world. "Our schools represent soft targets in a hostage situation," says...
  • AP Exclusive: Colorado disputes key part of EPA's account of toxic waste spill from old mine

    11/12/2015 5:23:49 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    ap ^ | November 12, 2015 | Dan Elliott
    Colorado officials say they didn't endorse an Environmental Protection Agency cleanup operation that caused a massive spill of toxic wastewater from an inactive mine, disputing a key claim by federal agencies that state experts signed off on the plan. ... a blow to the EPA's contention that outside technical experts supported its plan ... also raises questions about an investigation of the spill by the federal Bureau of Reclamation, which claimed two mining experts from the state approved of the project
  • Physical fitness testing suspended for all Colorado Springs police officers (Female officers win)

    11/12/2015 12:07:41 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 44 replies
    The Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | 11/10/2015 | Debbie Kelley
    olorado Springs police officers will not be required to take a physical fitness test this year, and those who failed it last year will no longer face penalties, pending the outcome of a discrimination lawsuit 12 female officers have filed. The city of Colorado Springs and its police department agreed on Friday to all conditions the plaintiffs sought in a preliminary injunction, and on Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Matsch ordered the demands be met.
  • Universal health care to appear on Colorado ballot in 2016

    11/10/2015 3:02:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | November 9, 2015 | The Associated Press and Staff
    Supporters of universal health care have gathered enough signatures to put on next year's ballot a plan to make Colorado the first state to opt out of the federal health law and replace it with taxpayer-funded coverage for all. Proponents submitted 158,831 qualified signatures, about 60,000 more than required to put the measure on the ballot, Secretary of State Wayne Williams said Monday. The question would make Colorado the first state to opt out of the federal Affordable Care Act and replace it with universal health care. The campaign is expected to face intense opposition and could make for a...
  • Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes arrested on Maui for allegedly assaulting wife

    11/10/2015 12:27:53 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Monday, November 9, 2015 | Chelsea Davis
    MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Major League Baseball player Jose Reyes, the shortstop for the Colorado Rockies, was arrested on Halloween after allegedly assaulting his wife in their Maui hotel room, sources say. Reyes and his wife, Katherine, were allegedly arguing in their Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea room that afternoon. His wife told responding officers that Reyes grabbed her off the bed and shoved her. Sources say she also told police that he grabbed her throat and shoved her into the sliding glass balcony door. Security called police and Reyes was arrested for abuse of a family or household member....