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  • EPA Withheld Key Info On Post-Spill Funding To Gold King Mine Culprit

    08/26/2016 6:44:51 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 25, 2016 | Ethan Barton
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials improperly withheld information from The Daily Caller News Foundation confirming its reporting that the contractor responsible for the August 2015 Gold King Mine spill was awarded nearly $2.7 million not long after the disaster. The EPA internally acknowledged the award and crafted a response to TheDCNF’s finding, according to emails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, but the response was never sent to the news organization. (RELATED: Feds Obstruct Media Probe By Blocking Interviews With Key Officials) “It just slipped through the cracks,” EPA spokeswoman Melissa Harrison told TheDCNF 32 minutes after deadline. “It...
  • Colorado to vote on restoring presidential primaries

    08/25/2016 5:42:09 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 6 replies
    Associated Press via the [Colorado Springs] Gazette ^ | Updated: August 24, 2016 at 3:15 pm
    The secretary of state's office announced Wednesday that the two ballot measures had enough petition signatures to appear on statewide ballots.
  • COLD SHOULDER: Glenn Brushes Off Denver Post

    08/24/2016 2:39:35 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 14 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | August 24, 2016
    It appears that Darryl Glenn has a new strategy when dealing with the media. Just tried to talk to Darryl Glenn after an event. He made clear he is no longer talking to @denverpost, CO’s largest newspaper. #copolitics — John Frank (@ByJohnFrank) August 23, 2016
  • Trump Cancels Major Campaign Events in Colorado, Nevada, Oregon.

    08/22/2016 8:12:24 PM PDT · by Coronal · 104 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | AP | David Rutz
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has cancelled or delayed major upcoming campaign events in Colorado, Nevada, and Oregon. His scheduled speech focusing on immigration in Denver on Thursday has been postponed, although he will still attend a fundraiser that day, according to the Denver Post. Trump also cancelled a planned rally in Las Vegas on Friday, according to campaign spokesman Michael Chamberlain. In addition, his planned rally and fundraiser in Portland, Oregon, originally scheduled for Aug. 31, is also cancelled, local CBS affiliate KOIN reported.
  • A Calling to Arm: More and more people creating a culture of guns...

    08/21/2016 3:42:30 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 46 replies
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 21 Aug 16 | James Redmond
    Each time there’s another shooting, bombing or killing that gets widespread attention, Kelly Cogswell knows she’s going to have a busy day. As the concealed carry coordinator for Weld County, Cogswell reviews each permit application that comes though Weld County. When she first took the job in 2009, the county had issued roughly 2,500 concealed carry permits. Now the county has issued 17,800. So far this year, the county’s already issued 2,371 permits, almost as many as the county issued in those first 19 years. That’s a lot of people packing guns. Guns aren’t going away, even if some people...
  • Liberal groups split on ColoradoCare universal health care measure

    08/18/2016 9:41:28 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Source material cannot be posted to FR | 17 August 2016
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  • Hillary's Headhunter: Sleazeball Ken Salazar

    08/17/2016 5:35:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    The Loathsome Cowboy rides again. Ken Salazar, President Obama's disgraced ex-interior secretary and former U.S. senator from Colorado, was named Hillary Clinton's White House transition chair on Monday. The pick confirms that a Clinton presidency would not only be Barack Obama's third term ideologically, but also culturally. As in the Democratic culture of corruption. Ken Salazar is a thug. Before stepping down as Obama's interior secretary in 2013 "to spend time with family," Salazar threatened violence against a local Colorado Springs Gazette reporter who had the audacity to challenge one of the ten-gallon hat-wearing bureaucrat's cronyism-tainted deals. At issue: How...
  • MIA For Trump: The Spanish-Speaking Mormons Who Did Hispanic Outreach For Romney

    08/16/2016 1:30:14 PM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | August 16, 2016 | Adrian Carrasquillo and McKay Coppins
    They came in buses, from Utah and elsewhere, excited to help elect Mitt Romney in 2012. Spanish-speaking Mormon volunteers — former missionaries at ease making phone calls, knocking doors, and pitching strangers on the street — were a unique resource for the Republican nominee in the key southwest swing states. In East Las Vegas, a Latino working-class neighborhood where the Romney campaign opened the first Republican office, around 10% of the volunteers were Spanish-speaking Mormons, according to former Romney aides. Outreach efforts in Colorado were similarly infused with bilingual Latter-day Saints. Romney’s hardline immigration stance made the candidate a tough...
  • Anti-fracking ballot measures are collapsing, so what happens next? [Colorado]

    08/13/2016 1:39:33 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 9 replies
    The Complete Colorado ^ | August 12, 2016 7:07 PM | Simon Lomax
    Colorado’s anti-fracking campaign is a bust – again. But make no mistake: The campaign goes on. According to CBS Denver, environmental activists have nowhere near the number of valid signatures needed to put two anti-fracking measures on the November ballot. This is a huge embarrassment for the national environmental groups behind the anti-fracking push – including 350.org, Food & Water Watch, Sierra Club and Greenpeace. ... One way or another, the environmental left is making a big move in Colorado this year. The anti-fracking campaign isn’t going anywhere – it’s just going to be reassigned to support a much bigger...
  • Local Efforts in Battleground States May Determine the Outcome of 2016

    08/13/2016 4:57:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2016 | Helen Raleigh
    What does a liberal environmental group have to do with immigration? Probably nothing on the surface. But if you stop by one of the Commerce City’s elementary schools in Colorado on weekends, you would be surprised to find that Protégete, the Latino outreach arm of the environmental organization Conservation Colorado, was providing free U.S. citizenship workshops to immigrants, including helping them fill out citizenship applications and making copies of documents needed.Interestingly, according to a Colorado Public Radio (CPR) report, most immigrants who attended had no idea that Conservation Colorado organized these workshops because volunteers/representatives from the group kept a very...
  • Polls: Clinton Running the Table in Key Battlegrounds [Registered NOT Likely Voters]

    08/12/2016 9:05:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 12, 2016 | Staff
    Democrat Hillary Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump in some of the most diverse battleground states - including by double digits in two of them - according to four brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls. In the key battleground of Florida, which President Obama won in 2008 and 2012, Clinton is ahead of Trump by five points among registered voters, 44 percent to 39 percent, with the rest saying neither, other or they're undecided. (In the same poll before the conventions last month, it was Clinton 44 percent, Trump 37 percent.)
  • BLM releases draft Gunnison sage-grouse plan ( Colorado, Utah ..)

    08/12/2016 8:46:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | August 11, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    The BLM released its draft environmental impact statement Thursday. It is proposing amending up to 11 resource management plans in the two states. In 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined the Gunnison sage-grouse requires listing as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. ... about 5,000 breeding Gunnison sage-grouse live in the two states. Some 4,000 live in the Gunnison Basin, and the others in six satellite populations in Colorado and a seventh in Utah. ... Fish and Wildlife pointed to the low numbers of birds in the other populations and their range of habitat threats as...
  • Fired Cargill Muslim workers to get Colorado unemployment benefits, state rules

    08/10/2016 8:37:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Twin Cities ^ | August 8, 2016
    Colorado’s labor department has ruled that more than 100 Muslim workers fired from a Cargill meatpacking plant are eligible for unemployment benefits because a company cannot force workers to choose between their religion and their jobs. The workers filed for unemployment payments after they were fired in December by Cargill Meat Solutions, amid a dispute over whether the Muslim employees could take prayer breaks during their shifts. Cargill challenged the claims, but the company withdrew its appeals this summer after losing 20 cases, officials with the state Department of Labor said. ... the payments could cost Colorado’s unemployment fund nearly...
  • 'Disgusted' by Donald Trump's comments about Gold Star Mom (flowers on Muslim graves)

    08/07/2016 10:57:26 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 87 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | 7 Aug 16 | Lance Hernandez
    DENVER -- A Highlands Ranch man who says he was “disgusted” by Donald Trump’s comments about the mother of a Muslim U.S. Army Captain killed in Iraq, said he wants to do something about it. Mike Sexton is asking people to show up at Fort Logan National Cemetery at 10 a.m. Sunday, to place flowers, or other tokens of appreciation, on the graves of Muslim soldiers. He told Denver7 that if they can’t find any Muslim graves, they’ll place the flowers on graves of people who were different from them. “For me, it may be Latino,” he said, “since I...
  • Hillary Clinton Looks to Win Over White Working Class Male Voters

    08/05/2016 5:50:07 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 48 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 4, 2016 | Kasie Hunt
    DENVER -- Hillary Clinton's campaign is riding high. Polls show she's way ahead with women, minorities and college educated voters -- a coalition that's fundamentally large and strong enough to send her to the White House. But Donald Trump is a wild card of a candidate if there ever was one. So as her campaign looks to the election's final 90 days, cementing her victory in November is becoming all about one group of voters: White men who haven't gone to college. Clinton campaign aides know the former secretary of state won't win them overall. President Obama lost badly with...
  • Soros, Steyer, and Democracy Alliance Work to Retake Colorado

    08/05/2016 9:56:39 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 5, 2016 | Lachlan Markay
    The Democratic Party’s top donors are pouring money into Colorado political groups, drawing attention to state legislative contests and ballot fights that could affect the redrawing of key congressional districts, public records show. Billionaire hedge fund managers George Soros and Tom Steyer are steering money to Colorado state senate candidates, while the Democracy Alliance, a leading left-wing donor club created ten years ago by four wealthy Colorado Democrats, provides financing for an interconnected network of Democrat-aligned political groups. Campaign finance data reveals how the Alliance and its top donors are implementing a strategy conceived last year to retake power at...
  • Aurora City Council seeks more info on how red-light revenues used [ Colorado ]

    08/04/2016 3:52:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Aurora Sentinel ^ | August 4, 2016 | Rachel Sapin
    This year, Aurora City Council doled out $864,239 in nexus funds among five nonprofits, awarding the most money to nonprofits identified by Aurora police as the most helpful to law enforcement. Aurora nonprofits that receive funding through the city’s “nexus” program dodged a legislative bullet this year, but that won’t prevent city lawmakers from taking a closer look at how the money is being spent. Six nonprofit groups in Aurora receiving money from photo red-light enforcement were relieved after Gov. John Hickenlooper vetoed legislation this year that would have created a statewide ban on the cameras. But how that money...
  • Shale Production Has Reduced Energy Prices To Levels Where Saudi Arabia Can't Fund Its Welfare State

    08/04/2016 12:58:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 98 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Saudi Arabia knew that North American shale production could potentially torpedo their hold on the energy market via oil. So, they decided to trounce the natural gas market by opening the floodgates with petroleum. It didn’t work. The Telegraph now reports that shale production has cut prices so low that they can produce at prices that are lower that what’s required to keep Saudi Arabia’s socioeconomic fabric healthy: Opec's worst fears are coming true. Twenty months after Saudi Arabia took the fateful decision to flood world markets with oil, it has still failed to break the back of the US shale...
  • ‘Wetback’ video rant goes viral

    08/04/2016 7:00:53 AM PDT · by dware · 38 replies
    GJSentinel.com ^ | 08.03.2016 | Erin McIntyre
    Yolanda Flores took her son for a physical at the Mesa County Health Department on Monday, to prepare for his high school football season. She ended up using her cellphone to record a verbal assault in the parking lot, laced with racial slurs and threats, because she wanted to document what was happening in case she was physically harmed. In the video, which has gone viral on social media, her assailants accuse her of being a “wetback,” berate her for not speaking English, and accuse her of getting free services and giving Mexicans a bad reputation.
  • Sheriff's Office: Good Samaritan shooting actually self-inflicted

    08/03/2016 2:32:05 PM PDT · by dware · 4 replies
    KJCT8 ^ | 08.03.2016 | Josh McDaniel
    GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. (KJCT)-- Garfield County Sheriff’s Office investigators determined a man who claimed to have been shot on July 16 while helping another stranded driver on Highway 13 actually shot himself. According to the sheriff’s deputies, the man said he was shot around 12:30 a.m. after stopping to help a car that was pulled over with its hazard lights on. He said he was able to return to his car and drive about four miles to the Rifle Fireside Bowling Alley. From there, he was taken by ambulance to the Grand River Medical Center and airlifted to St. Mary’s...
  • Get a Roof, Get a Gun in Colorado

    08/03/2016 4:23:19 AM PDT · by Right Wing Assault · 14 replies
    Remodeling newletter ^ | 8/1/2016 | FOX31 Denver
    WeatherProof Roofing in Colorado will offer clients that purchase a new roof before Oct 1 a certificate redeemable for a gun. The new "Get a Roof, Get a Gun!" promotion is the only offer of its kind, owner James Webb told Denver's Fox31 news: “We are the only roofing company in the country that is offering this. We figured we take a stand on what we believe,” Webb said. “We help protect the outside now we empower people to protect the inside." The promotion runs until Oct. 1. Webb is partnering with a local gun club to run the appropriate...
  • Police: Colorado Springs 5-year-old offered killer his only dollar in bid to save mom

    08/02/2016 6:09:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 71 replies
    gazette ^ | July 31, 2016 | Kaitlin Durbin
    A 5-year-old boy trying to save his mother during a robbery offered the only thing he had: $1. Three armed, masked men burst into the living room of their Colorado Springs home demanding money from his mother, Courtney Beaudette, according to court records. When she said she didn't have any, the men told her to strip. She took off her shirt but refused to go further, the documents said. Amid the chaos, Beaudette's son ran to his room to retrieve the only money he had, a single dollar bill, the report said. Then the gun went off. ... Michael Ryan...
  • Criminal investigation underway into 2015 Colorado mine spill

    08/01/2016 6:32:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 8/1/16 | Keith Coffman
    DENVER (Reuters) - Federal investigators said on Monday they have opened a criminal probe into the 2015 spill of some 3 million gallons (11 million liters) of toxic wastewater from a defunct Colorado gold mine that was triggered by a contractor with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). At the urging of congressional leaders, the EPA's Office of Inspector General is investigating the rupture from the Gold King Mine above Silverton, Colorado, that fouled waterways in three states and Native American lands, the agency said in a statement. "Based on requests from several members of the House and Senate, the OIG...
  • Darryl Glenn explains 1983 assault charge that was dropped (Colorado)

    08/01/2016 4:53:06 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    KRDO News ^ | July 28, 2016
    Colorado U.S. Senate candidate Darryl Glenn says he was defending his mother against an abusive father in a 1983 altercation that led to a misdemeanor assault charge against Glenn. Glenn, the Republican challenger to Democrat Michael Bennet, had previously denied he was arrested when asked about the charge by The Denver Post, which reported his statement on Thursday. The charge against the then-18-year-old Glenn was dropped. Glenn said he did not remember the incident until he spoke this week to his mother about it.
  • trump rescued from stalled elevator

    07/31/2016 11:06:15 AM PDT · by plain talk · 73 replies
    CNN ^ | 7-31-2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump and members of his Secret Service detail were briefly trapped in an elevator Friday before a campaign rally in Colorado Springs. They were rescued by firefighters with the Colorado Springs Fire Department, which lowered a ladder into the elevator, allowing Trump and his entourage to climb out. Two Trump campaign sources confirmed the incident to CNN. The story was first reported by the Denver Post. Trump eventually took the stage at the rally, where he opened his remarks by blasting the local fire marshal for shutting off entry to his campaign event due to capacity restrictions.
  • Hillary Clinton bounces back in battleground states post-convention

    07/31/2016 12:35:27 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 52 replies
    YouGov us/CBS ^ | 07/31/2016 | YouGov us
    Hillary Clinton has received a small convention bounce, lifting the Democratic nominee back into a narrow lead over Donald Trump across 11 swing states, according to the latest wave of the YouGov/CBS News 2016 Battleground Tracker. The findings are part of the latest installment of a panel study polling likely voters in competitive states before and after each party’s nominating convention. In the latest survey, Clinton receives the support of 43% of likely voters, a two-point post-convention bounce equal to the two-point bounce Donald Trump received last week. Clinton gained most of her new support from undecided and third-party voters,...
  • Koch brothers network rules out anti-Clinton ads

    07/30/2016 7:41:30 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 33 replies
    WMTW.com ^ | 7/30/2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    COLORADO SPRINGS (CNN) —The powerful political network helmed by Charles and David Koch is ruling out running advertisements intended to hurt Hillary Clinton, another sign of their insistence on avoiding the presidential race. The Koch network has previously said they will not back Republican candidate Donald Trump, but on Saturday officials told reporters that they would not run negative Clinton spots, a position taken by some Republican groups that are uneasy with the controversial GOP standard-bearer. The group is laser-focused on maintaining and expanding the Senate majority -- in the midst of a $42 million television advertising campaign focused on...
  • 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 · 1,121 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 · 10 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 · 21 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...