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  • LIVE:Two Trump Rallies in Colorado 7/29/2016 Colorado Springs @ 3pm and Denver @ 7pm MT

    07/29/2016 2:24:26 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 920 replies
    Friday, July 29, 2016: Donald J. Trump will hold a town hall at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs- Gallogly Event Center. Live stream coverage will begin at 3:00 PM MDT. Colorado Springs Watch the LIVE STREAM of the event below beginning at 3:00 PM M: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs- Gallogly Event Center Friday, July 29, 2016: Donald J. Trump will be holding a rally at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver, CO. Live stream coverage will begin at 7:00 PM MT. Denver Watch the LIVE STREAM of the event below beginning at 7:00...
  • Dougco right to turn down federal dollars with too many strings [ Colorado]

    07/27/2016 6:58:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Complete Colorado ^ | July 27, 2016 | Kim Monson
    Something very courageous happened at a recent Douglas County commissioners’ hearing. Colorado Community Media reported that at a June 28 hearing, Commissioners Roger Partridge and David Weaver voted “no” to accepting federal Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) monies. In the past, CDBG funds have been distributed to a variety of nonprofit and non-governmental entities throughout Douglas County. Both commissioners voiced their concerns of the far-reaching rules, regulations and compliance requirements hidden deep within HUD’s updated CDBG application. Included in HUD’s application are two things that should cause each of us to pause. The first is the...
  • Beck, Cruz, Sasse, Ryan and Fellow #NeverTrumpers to Hold Conference in August

    07/27/2016 5:40:59 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 123 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 27,2016 | Jim Hoft
    Noted #NeverTrumpers Glenn (Cheeto-face) Beck, Lyin Ted Cruz, Ben Sasse, Paul Ryan, Nikki Haley, Carly Fiorina, Ken Cuccinelli, Katie Pavlich, Guy Benson, Hugh Hewitt and Erick Erickson are the featured speakers at the annual RedState gathering in Denver in August.
  • Noted Western Colorado health insurer being sold to United

    07/26/2016 10:19:47 AM PDT · by dware · 3 replies
    Island Packet ^ | 07.26.2016 | AP via Island Packet
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. A scrappy Western Colorado health insurer held up as a national model for keeping down costs is being sold. Rocky Mountain Health Plans of Grand Junction is being sold to UnitedHealth, the nation's biggest health insurer. The Daily Sentinel reports (http://goo.gl/UldBjJ ) that Rocky Mountain's president and CEO says the company decided to sell to restore its capital base. "They're a national player, we're a community player. That's what we're trying to marry here," said Steve ErkenBrack. President Barack Obama visited Grand Junction in 2009 when he was talking up his health care overhaul and praised Rocky...
  • Colorado GOP delegates won't campaign for Trump

    07/25/2016 3:35:16 PM PDT · by detective · 103 replies
    WND ^ | 07/25/2016 | Art Moore
    Jim Gilbreath and his fellow Colorado delegates came to the Republican National Convention “praying for a miracle,” hoping the rules might go their way and allow for a “white knight” candidate to take the place of Donald Trump. As he headed home to Colorado Springs on Saturday afternoon at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, he told WND that while his party has confirmed Trump as the nominee, he and many others in his delegation are not on board. “I can tell you that from the Colorado contingent, there will be quite a few people who will not be out helping Trump,”...
  • Colorado Town's Water Tests Positive for THC, Active Ingredient in Marijuana

    07/23/2016 7:01:06 AM PDT · by Mariner · 55 replies
    Good Morning America via Yahoo ^ | July 23rd, 2016 | BRIAN MCBRIDE
    Officials have urged residents in a small Colorado town not to consume their water after several wells tested positive for THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. So far no illnesses have been linked to the water in Hugo -- a town of around 700 people located roughly 100 miles southeast of Denver -- according to officials. The announcement comes after a local company was testing its own water and got a positive result. Local law enforcement was then notified and further testing in other locations took place, which revealed additional positive results, reports ABC Denver affiliate, KMGH. "At this point...
  • Guest opinion: PERA’s low returns call for a change ( Colorado )

    07/23/2016 4:22:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Post Independent ^ | July 22, 2016 | Joshua Sharf
    The leaders of Colorado’s Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) assure us that if we have patience, long-term investment returns of 7.5 percent will fully fund the program’s promises to retirees over the next 40 years or so. But what if those returns fail to materialize? Moving PERA from the current defined benefit plan to a defined contribution or cash balance-style plan would remove much of the burden of returns falling short from taxpayers, while helping along the long-term financial health of PERA. Coloradans got a taste of that this past year, when PERA achieved a paltry 1.5 percent return on...
  • Federal judge urges US to grant gender neutral passport

    07/21/2016 1:38:26 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    Readingeagle ^ | July 21, 2016
    A federal judge on Wednesday urged the State Department to give a gender neutral passport to a Colorado Navy veteran who does not identify being male or female in a case that's the first of its kind in the United States. U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson also suggested he might issue an order forcing the government to do so if it does not successfully negotiate a settlement to the legal challenge by Dana Zzyym, who was denied a passport for refusing to check "male" or "female" on the application. Zzyym was born with ambiguous sexual characteristics and raised as...
  • Warning Of Possible Measles Exposure Across Denver Metro Area

    07/19/2016 7:00:39 AM PDT · by traumer · 16 replies
    People who visited Target, King Soopers or any of five other locations in the south Denver metro area are being warned about possible exposure to measles. That’s because a baby with measles was at all of those places sometime last week. Tri-County Health Department Executive Director Dr. John Douglas says measles is the most infectious of infectious diseases. It’s a respiratory infection and spread by coughing and sneezing. According to Douglas, the baby was at spots in Denver, Parker, Lone Tree, Littleton and Highlands Ranch. He says the health department has contacted nearly every person known to have been in...
  • Poll: Trump Leads in Top Battleground Counties in U.S.A.

    07/18/2016 1:16:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 18, 2016 | Logan Churchwell
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  • Not so fast: Defeated anti-Trump delegates vow trouble during the convention

    07/15/2016 9:01:00 PM PDT · by Innovative · 209 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 15, 2016 | Ed O'Keefe
    The Never Trump agitators have been defeated, but they say they’re not going away. Republicans who failed to change party rules here this week and stop Donald Trump from winning the party’s presidential nomination are threatening to cause chaos on the floor of the national convention next week. Bruised by the way party leaders handled debate on a series of proposed rule changes, leaders of anti-Trump groups vowed Friday to find ways to draw at least some political blood when the party meeting begins Monday. The options are limited, and attempts to cause trouble at political conventions are usually quickly...
  • Clinton meets with potential VP picks

    07/15/2016 4:54:31 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 64 replies
    WCVB.COM ^ | 15 JULY 2016 | CNN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) —Hillary Clinton met Friday with several high-profile potential vice presidential picks at her Washington, D.C., home, including Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro.
  • Trump Campaign Focusing on 17 States in General Election

    07/13/2016 8:18:16 PM PDT · by bereanrabbi · 20 replies
    Wall Street journal ^ | July 6, 2016
    Donald Trump's political director, Jim Murphy, told House members that the campaign would focus on 17 states this fall, the Wall Street Journal reports. Included are 12 states Barack Obama won in both 2008 and 2012 (145 electoral votes) and five states Mitt Romney won in 2012. Not in the list are extreme longshots like California and New York, states Trump has previously indicated would be competitive for him.
  • Poaching case snares local feds

    07/13/2016 9:12:49 AM PDT · by dware · 27 replies
    Grand Junction Sentinel ^ | 07.12.2016 | Charles Ashby
    Four Western Slope men, including two local U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees, have been sentenced in the poaching of a trophy bull elk on private land on the Roan Plateau, Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced Tuesday. State officials said Thad Bingham, 44, of Fruita, killed the elk, while Brian Scheer, 45, of Fruita, Josh Fitzsimmons, 45, of Rifle, and Barrett Rowles, 48, whose hometown wasn’t given, participated in the illegal hunt in October 2014, which the state agency took two years to investigate. Bingham and Scheer work at the service’s Horsethief Canyon Native Fish Facility Ponds near Fruita, where...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'Dump Trump' RNC Delegate Leader: We 'Have The 28 Votes' To Unbind Delegates

    07/10/2016 2:32:42 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 442 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | July 10 2016 | Daily Wire
    Over the weekend, The Daily Wire had the opportunity to speak with Kendal Unruh, a member of the Colorado Republican delegation to the Republican National Convention. Unruh is also a member of the Rules Committee at the RNC, and a leading advocate for a vote that would unbind the delegates from the candidates to which their state primaries are pledged. Unruh explained that "28 committee members are required to pass a minority report, which then goes to the convention floor for all delegates to vote on. It then requires a simple majority to pass." She added that she does "have...
  • 2 Transgender Women Make History With Congressional Primary Wins

    07/10/2016 9:47:24 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 29, 2016 | Jennifer Bendery
    WASHINGTON — Transgender women won two congressional primary races Tuesday night — and made history as the first trans people to become major candidates for the U.S. House or Senate. Utah voters chose Misty Snow (D) to run against Sen. Mike Lee (R) in November. In Colorado, voters backed Misty Plowright (D) to take on Rep. Doug Lamborn (R). It’s a long shot for either to get elected. Utah is a solidly Republican state, and Lamborn’s district in Colorado is extremely conservative. Still, it’s a positive sign that transgender candidates aren’t just out there, they can also succeed. “In what...
  • Green Billionaire Aims To Take Over Colorado’s Legislature(tom steyer alert)

    07/10/2016 8:34:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/5/2016 | Chris White
    Billionaire anti-fracking activist Tom Steyer has dramatically increased his political donations in four key legislative races in Colorado in an effort to push the state away from fossil fuels, according to federal and state campaign finance records. Steyer made three $200 personal contributions to Democrats in crucial state Senate races. Democratic senatorial candidates Rachel Zenzinger, Jenise May, and Daniel Kagan were the recipients of Steyer’s largesse. May and Kagan are running for open seats, while Zenzinger is trying to unseat an incumbent Republican. Big money donors like Steyer can contribute a maximum of $200 in Colorado to state House or...
  • Former U.S. senator, Colorado Springs Sun owner Bill Armstrong has died

    07/06/2016 6:51:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    The Gazette ^ | July 6, 2016 | Wayne Heilman
    Bill Armstrong, a former U.S. senator, congressman, owner of the defunct Colorado Springs Sun daily newspaper, and president of Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, died Tuesday, after a five-year struggle with cancer. He was 79. Armstrong served two terms in the U.S. Senate after defeating Floyd Haskell in 1978. He declined to seek a third term, ending a career in elective office that began with his election to the state House of Representatives in 1963. ... As president of Colorado Christian University, Bill Armstrong sought to 'pass the torch' by preparing students for their future roles in leadership." ... Colorado...
  • 'Make My Day' Law Shields Prison Cell Killer

    07/06/2016 6:26:54 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 23 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | July 6, 2016 | Emma Gannon
    DENVER (CN) — Citing the state's "Make My Day" law, which immunizes the use of force to protect one's dwelling, a Colorado appeals court found that the same logic shields inmates who stab fellow prisoners to death.     As its name suggests, Colorado's "Make My Day" statute draws inspiration from the famous line Clint Eastwood delivers as Dirty Harry in the film "Sudden Impact."     Antero Alaniz, who is already serving life without parole for a 2005 conviction, invoked the law when he was charged for the 2011 murder of a fellow inmate at Sterling Correctional Facility.     State records show that Alaniz, 36, has since...
  • Southwest at risk for Trump over divisive rhetoric, weak campaign start

    07/05/2016 9:57:12 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 26 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 5, 2016 | Thomas Beaumont, AP
    DENVER – Once a swing state in presidential elections, Colorado has teetered on becoming solidly Democratic. Donald Trump may have pushed it over the edge. Trump’s disparaging words about Mexicans, negative comments about women and weak campaign organization have punctuated the state’s shift from a nip-and-tuck battleground to one that’s Democrat-friendly. ... And it’s not just Colorado. Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric and weak campaign structure could ensure that perennially competitive Nevada and New Mexico are out of reach as well.
  • Hooters Sponsorship Of Boy Scout Camp Leads To Difficult Conversation

    07/05/2016 6:45:15 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 68 replies
    Denver CBS Local ^ | July 4, 2016 | Kelly Werthmann
    WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (CBS4) – A Denver mother wants to set the record straight after her son attended a recent Boy Scout camp that she did not know was sponsored by Hooters. “We just felt it was a little strange that they didn’t tell us,” Michelle Kettleborough, mother of a Denver Cub Scout, told CBS4’s Kelly Werthmann. “We haven’t been ‘outraged.'” When Kettleborough picked up her 7-year-old son from a Cub Scout day camp in Wheat Ridge, Hooters girls were the last thing she expected to see. “It’s created kind of a difficult conversation where there probably didn’t even need...
  • Shapiro's Fiery Speech At Western Conservative Summit: People Who Sacrifice Conservatism On The

    07/04/2016 10:52:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 7/3/16 | Robert Kraychuck
    The Western Conservative Summit, organized by the Centennial Institute of Colorado Christian University, convened this weekend, with luminaries speaking including prospective GOP nominee Donald Trump, Senators Ben Sasse and Tom Cotton, former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, TV star Phil Robertson, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, radio hosts Dennis Prager, Hugh Hewitt, and Erick Erickson, and Daily Wire Editor-in Chief Ben Shapiro. The video of Shapiro's previous appearance at the summit two years ago is the most widely-viewed video of any speech ever given at the summit, and this time was no different; of all the speeches given, Shapiro's speech was...
  • Are Republicans Writing Off Darryl Glenn’s Chances? (NRSC won't support conservative)

    07/02/2016 8:22:24 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    morningconsult.com ^ | 6/30/16 | Eli Yokeley
    Darryl Glenn, a tea party favorite, on Tuesday secured the Republican nomination for Senate in Colorado, one of the only places where the GOP thought it had a real chance to pick up a seat in 2016. But as the El Paso County commissioner makes his first run for statewide office – a challenging feat for even the most seasoned and well-financed politician in a purple state like Colorado – it is not clear that the Republican establishment is willing to give him a hand against Democratic incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet. Senate Republican leaders instead appear to be focusing the...
  • Man accused of planning terrorism acts in Phoenix, Tucson

    07/02/2016 7:33:30 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 36 replies
    http://www.heraldcourier.com ^ | July 2, 2016 | AP
    PHOENIX (AP) — A Tucson man has been arrested by the FBI and the Arizona Attorney General's Office for threatening to commit acts of terrorism on Arizona government buildings. The Attorney General's Office says 18-year-old Mahin Khan appeared before a Phoenix judge Saturday morning. He was ordered held without bond in Maricopa County Jail. Khan faces two counts of conspiracy to commit terrorism and terrorism.
  • GOP official quits after charges she used racist Obama meme [Delta CO]

    07/02/2016 7:29:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 2, 2016 9:31 PM EDT
    The chairwoman of the Delta County Republican Party who was accused of favoritism and posting a racist meme on her Facebook page has resigned. Party officials were upset after a photo compared President Barack Obama to a chimpanzee appeared on Linda Sorenson web page, the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported. Sorenson stepped down after an accountability meeting was convened by the county’s Republican Central Committee investigating the allegations. She announced her decision to resign in an email to supporters. The committee was investigating allegations that Sorenson and others made that her Facebook page was “hacked” and whether she violated party...
  • This Conservative Insurgent Pulls Close in CO Senate Without Establishment Help

    07/01/2016 11:57:29 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 1 July, 2016 | Phil Shiver
    After the establishment National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) showed favor to John Keyser in the GOP primary for Colorado’s Senate race, not many thought Lt. Daryl Glenn had a shot, except for conservatives. But he easily won the primary and now he’s within striking distance of taking down liberal Sen. Michael Bennet, all without aid from Mitch McConnell and the Republican Party establishment. The Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) backed Glenn recently calling him a “truly exceptional candidate that will be a game changer for the country.” Now, in an email to supporters, the SCF says they’re internal polling has Glenn...
  • Donald Trump used money donated for charity to buy himself a Tim Tebow-signed football helmet

    07/01/2016 11:33:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 88 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 7/1/2016 | David A. Fahrenthold
    Did Donald Trump violate IRS rules, by using a charity's money to buy himself a signed football helmet? Four years ago, at a charity fundraiser in Palm Beach, Donald Trump got into a bidding war at the evening's live auction. The items up for sale: A Denver Broncos helmet, autographed by then-star quarterback Tim Tebow, and a Tebow jersey. Trump won, eventually, with a bid of $12,000. Afterward, he posed with the helmet. His purchase made gossip-column news: a flourish of generosity, by a mogul with money to burn. "The Donald giveth, and The Donald payeth," wrote the Palm Beach...
  • The best summer job in Denver might be diving at Casa Bonita

    06/30/2016 10:56:02 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 18 replies
    Denver Post ^ | June 29 2016 | Bethany Ao
    A spellbound hush fell over Casa Bonita’s lunch crowd as 20-year-old Georgia Pullis, one of the restaurant’s cliff divers, took her place at the rocky ledge over the iconic 30-foot waterfall. Dressed in a striped swimsuit with water dripping down her back, Pullis took a deep breath before she launched into a graceful layout back somersault dive. She surfaced to the delighted cheers of the guests. As Pullis climbed out of the pool, diners went back to their burritos and tacos. But they had just witnessed something remarkable. Casa Bonita, the only Mexican restaurant where you can stuff your face...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Conservatives Fight to Un-Seat Colorado’s #NeverTrump Delegates

    06/30/2016 6:26:42 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Jun 2016 | Patrick Howley
    A coalition of Colorado conservatives is banding together to unseat their state’s delegation to the Republican National Convention. As a #NeverTrump plot based in Colorado seeks to stop Trump from winning on the first ballot, Trump and Ted Cruz supporters are uniting to un-seat the 37 pro-Cruz delegates who earned tickets to Cleveland after a caucus system that shut out presidential voting by regular citizens. Trump is heading to Colorado Friday to speak at the Western Conservative Summit. Breitbart News has learned that activists have filed a formal challenge to the Republican National Convention to contest all 37 Colorado at-large...
  • 6 states don't require background checks for nurses

    06/29/2016 6:21:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Becker's Healthcare ^ | June 27, 2016 | Tamara Rosin
    Nurses with convictions for crimes of violence, sexual offenses and drug thefts are able to evade detection in six states, which have far fewer protections in place than most states when it comes to licensing healthcare workers ... While candidates for jobs such as massage therapists or private investigators are required to submit a fingerprint for checks against state and FBI conviction records, the nurse licensing systems in Colorado, Wisconsin, New York, Vermont, Maine and Hawaii rely on self-disclosure and complaints. The porous process allows nurses disqualified from obtaining licensure in other states to obtain a license in one of...
  • Two transgender candidates win in Democratic primaries

    06/29/2016 3:33:19 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 33 replies
    The New York Posts ^ | 6/29/2016 | David K. Li
    Two transgender women — both named Misty — won Democratic nominations for Congress on Tuesday, becoming the first transgender politicians to ever win major-party nominations. Utah grocery store cashier Misty Snow will take on incumbent Sen. Mike Lee in November, while IT consultant Misty Plowright is set to challenge US Rep. Doug Lamborn in Colorado’s 5th Congressional District. Snow, a liberal Bernie Sanders supporter, defeated marriage therapist Jonathan Swinton, a moderate Democrat who campaigned for limitations on abortion rights.
  • Transgender women running for House, Senate seats

    06/29/2016 9:32:52 AM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | KELLY COHEN
    The U.S. may soon see its first transgender senator and member of Congress, as two transgender women are running for Congress as Democrats. In Utah, Misty Snow, a 30-year-old Salt Lake City native, will run against incumbent Republican Sen. Mike Lee after defeating Jonathan Swinton in the Democratic primary by nearly 19 percent. "While I'm not running on the basis of being a trans woman, my experiences as a trans woman have given me the empathy to understand the struggles of groups that feel that the American Dream is out of reach. I'm running to give a voice to...
  • Democrats Select First Transgender Nominees in Colorado and Utah

    06/29/2016 2:50:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 59 replies
    Roll Call ^ | June 29, 2016 | Eric Garcia
    Democrats in Utah and Colorado will have their first transgender nominees in the general election. In Utah, Misty Snow, a resident of Salt Lake City, outpaced marriage counselor Jonathan Swinton by almost 19 points, earning the right to take on Republican Sen. Mike Lee in November. Snow said her platform is inspired by Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders. She supports a $15 minimum wage, paid family leave and criminal justice reform. In a statement after her win, Snow remarked on the nature of the campaign. "While I’m not running on the basis of being a trans woman, my experiences as...
  • Live blog: Colorado Springs-area Senate candidate Darryl Glenn leads in early voting (Palin endorsed

    06/28/2016 6:21:48 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    7:15 p.m. From the AP, the results thus far for the Colorado Senate Republican Race: Glenn: 57,701 Graham: 34,242 Blaha: 24,138
  • Active shooter Denver

    06/28/2016 2:31:09 PM PDT · by Velveeta · 98 replies
    6/28/2016 | Radio report
    WGN radio report of active shooter situation in Denver.
  • Red Cross pool safety poster called racist

    06/27/2016 5:20:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    Fox5 Houston ^ | KATHY CARVAJAL,
    A poster about pool safety that was up outside a Colorado swimming pool is being called racist. A man shared a photo he apparently took of the poster at the Salida community pool. On Twitter, John Sawyer asked the American Red Cross about the "super racist" post "Hey Red Cross. Send a new pool poster to @SalidaRec bc the current one they have with your name on it is super racist." The Red Cross responded to Sawyer via Twitter saying "Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We’re removing this from our site immediately & are creating new materials."...
  • Pastor told he cannot advertise Jesus on Colorado Springs bus benches

    06/27/2016 1:19:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    gazette.com ^ | 6/25/16 | Jake Allen
    A local pastor said he was told his advertisements on bus benches in Colorado Springs would be barred if they use the name Jesus. Lawson Perdue, a pastor at Charis Christian Center in west Colorado Springs for 15 years, said he was told if the name Jesus was allowed, hate messages would have to be allowed, too. Perdue said his church has been advertising on transit benches in the city for the past three years, using various Jesus-related campaigns. Two years ago benches said "Celebrate Jesus," last year benches said "Experience Jesus," and now benches say "Jesus is Lord."
  • Poll: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton in tight races in battleground states

    06/26/2016 4:39:03 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 20 replies
    CBS ^ | 26 Jun 2016 | Anthony Salvanto
    Battleground states are called battlegrounds for a reason: They're often close, and 2016 looks like no exception. Hillary Clinton holds narrow leads over Donald Trump across a number of key states of Florida (up three points, 44 to 41 percent); Colorado (Clinton 40 percent, Trump 39 percent); Wisconsin (Clinton up 41 percent to 36 percent) and North Carolina, which has flipped back and forth between the parties in the last two elections, where it's Clinton 44 percent and Trump 42 percent. In the wake of the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom this week, many wondered if the same sentiments...
  • 2016 Polls: Brexit Issues Driving Voters in Battleground States

    06/26/2016 11:01:12 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | JUNE 26, 2016 | CBS
    CBS releases 2016 polls from battleground states like Florida, Colorado, and Wisconsin, showing that a significant number of voters are sympathetic to messages similar to the successful “Brexit” campaign in the UK’s EU Referendum. rom CBS News: Battleground states are called battlegrounds for a reason: They’re often close, and 2016 looks like no exception. Hillary Clinton holds narrow leads over Donald Trump across a number of key states of Florida (up three points, 44 to 41 percent); Colorado (Clinton 40 percent, Trump 39 percent); Wisconsin (Clinton up 41 percent to 36 percent) and North Carolina, which has flipped back and...
  • State pension fund investment returns fall short ( Colorado )

    06/23/2016 7:18:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Herald ^ | June 22, 2016 | Peter Marcus
    State Treasurer Walker Stapleton and PERA Executive Director Greg Smith disagree about how serious the disappointing 1.5 percent return on retirement investments the Public Employees’ Retirement Association fund for 2015 will be in meeting future pension obligations. ... State Treasurer Walker Stapleton said Tuesday’s announcement from the Public Employees’ Retirement Association is evidence of a mishandling by the board, in line with concerns he has raised for several years. ... Stapleton is outraged. For several years, the Republican has shouted for more conservative assumptions. He worries about long-term stability under a high projected rate of return. “PERA has assumed the...
  • Conservatives are Hiding in Academia

    06/20/2016 7:28:51 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 19, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    One way to measure the left-wing bias in academia is by looking at the degree to which those who don't subscribe to that point of view go to camouflage their outlook on life. "Approximately a third of the conservatives we interviewed, for example, concealed their politics prior to tenure by 'passing' as liberals," Jon A. Shields and Joshua M. Dunn, Sr., write in their book, Passing On the Right: Conservative Professors In the Progressive University. Shields teaches at Claremont McKenna College. Dunn is an associate professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. They traveled extensively in order to...
  • Trump accuses Jeb Bush of mounting convention coup

    06/18/2016 1:22:24 PM PDT · by maggief · 140 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 18, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Donald Trump on Saturday accused Jeb Bush of mounting a convention coup against him, after reports that Republican delegates who don't personally support Trump are looking for ways to avoid voting for him this summer. "By the way, Jeb is working on the movement, just so you understand," Trump said to supporters at a rally in Las Vegas. "Jeb is one of the people that's working — and the other one should be obvious," he said, though he didn't elaborate further. Earlier at the rally, however, Trump echoed the Republican National Committee and said the reports were a media hoax....
  • “Stop Mass Killings By Violent Terrorists Act”. [ Hillary would then be deemed unsafe to own a gun!]

    06/18/2016 1:39:20 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    www.govtrack.us ^ | June 18,2016 | Sheila Jackson Lee
    Full Title To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to require a criminal background check to be conducted before a federally licensed firearms importer, manufacturer, or dealer may transfer a large capacity ammunition feeding device to a non-licensee, and to prohibit a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding device from being so transferred until the Attorney General has verified that the prospective transferee has truthfully answered questions about whether the prospective transferee has been contacted recently by Federal law enforcement authorities.
  • RNC delegates launch 'Anybody but Trump' drive

    06/18/2016 2:08:43 PM PDT · by Innovative · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | June 18, 2016 | Tom LoBianco and Tal Kopan,
    A coalition of Republican delegates is mounting a last-ditch effort to block Donald Trump from obtaining the GOP nomination by pushing for a "conscience clause" that would allow delegates to vote against the presumptive nominee. Kendal Unruh, a Colorado delegate, organized a call with dozens of other delegates Thursday night to discuss ways to block Trump at the convention. The group, Unruh says, marks the coalescing of disparate "pockets of resistance" -- including backers of Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich -- which had been opposing Trump with little success.
  • College ‘Bias Response Team’ Targets Free Speech With 680 Signs

    06/17/2016 8:00:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | June 16, 2016 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Last year, the University of Northern Colorado hung 680 #languagematters posters around campus, warning students against words and phrases deemed offensive. “Words are connected to a long and often forgotten history of oppression and people,” one poster said. “Language matters because, whether it is intentional or not, the impact of words can reinforce oppression and feelings of discomfort, fear and shame,” another said.
  • ‘The Donald’ factor [Alert: Colorado Senate Republican primary race]

    06/13/2016 6:20:44 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 16 replies
    The Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction, CO) ^ | Monday, June 13, 2016 | Charles Ashby
    Two Republican candidates for U.S. Senate have, at least for now, withdrawn their support of their party’s presumptive nominee for president, Donald Trump. The two, Jack Graham and Ryan Frazier, said they did so because of Trump’s recent comments about an Indiana-born judge who Trump says is biased against him because of his “Mexican” heritage.
  • General David Petraeus Forming Gun Control Group with Mark Kelly

    06/11/2016 8:56:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/10/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    General David Petraeus is forming a gun control group with Gabby Gifford’s husband Mark Kelly. The goal of the group will be to push national adoption of the same universal background checks that have failed in California, Colorado, Washington state, and Paris. In fact, Petraeus will be pushing the same background checks that Giffords’ attacker passed in order to acquire the gun he used to wound her on January 8, 2011. According to The Hill, Kelly announced the launch of the group by talking about military members’ commitment to “protect our constitution and homeland.” He suggested political leaders now need...
  • Colorado Has 40 Times More Natural Gas Than Once Believed

    06/09/2016 1:16:16 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6-9-16 | Chris White
    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) officials said Wednesday that western Colorado has upwards of 40 times more natural gas than previously believed, making it the second largest natural gas producing formation in the U.S. The Mancos Shale formation in Colorado’s Piceance Basin, located in the western section of Colorado, nestles nearly 70 trillion (66.3 trillion) cubic feet of gas. This marks a massive uptick from the 1.6 trillion cubic feet estimated in 2003, research shows. A trillion cubic feet of natural gas, according to the U.S. Energy Department, is enough to heat 15 million homes for a year — 66. 3...
  • About 92K Coloradans to lose Obamacare coverage as insurers drop out, cut back, raise rates

    06/06/2016 2:44:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 6, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    More than 92,000 Coloradans will lose their Obamacare health care coverage in 2017 as four leading insurance companies scale back or eliminate their plans while others propose rate hikes of as much as 40 percent. Insurance holders with individual plans through Anthem, UnitedHealthCare, Humana and Rocky Mountain Health Plans will need to find new coverage for the 2017 coverage year, according to a Monday statement from the Colorado Division of Insurance. ... the news came as a devastating blow to the state’s already-shaky insurance market. Colorado is one of 14 states that opted to launch its own Obamacare exchange instead...
  • EPA Pollutes River, Uses Scare Tactics To Take Control Of A Colorado Town

    06/06/2016 5:45:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 06/05/2016 | Ethan Barton
    A decades-long battle between federal environmental officials and a small Colorado town is about to end in the government’s favor, thanks to the agency-caused Gold King Mine spill disaster ... Residents surrendered to federal demands only after an EPA work-crew turned the nearby Animas River bright yellow for nearly a week by releasing a three-million-gallon flood of acidic mine waste under extremely questionable circumstances in August 2015. Suspended in the flood was 880,000 pounds of toxic metals, including lead and arsenic, that poured into the river that supplies drinking water for people living in three states and the Navajo Nation....