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  • Hick and Kasich take their bromance to CNN to introduced their bipartisan model (trunc)

    10/15/2018 6:25:54 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 30 replies
    Denverite ^ | 12 Oct, 2018 | Esteban L. Hernandez
    Full Title: Hick and Kasich take their bromance to CNN to introduced their bipartisan model to working stuff out Gov. John Hickenlooper joined BFF and Ohio Gov. John Kasich on a CNN segment released Friday to discuss why the two have decided to join forces to show Democrats and Republicans can be friends. Speaking to CNN reporter Christiane Amanpour, Kasich, a Republican, claims the two are just “hanging out,” which he said is what happens when you “click with somebody.” And again, this is CNN, not an anonymous People magazine item about celebrities “stepping out.” He downplayed the potential for...
  • Heavy snow blankets Colorado, Wyoming in early season storm

    10/14/2018 7:00:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 14, 2018 5:09 PM EDT
    Colorado and Wyoming residents woke up Sunday to find that an early season snowstorm had blanketed their homes and roadways with up to a foot (30 centimeters) of snow and sent temperatures plunging overnight. The storm caused crashes, snarled traffic and temporarily closed some major highways due to icy conditions. The heaviest snow fell in an area stretching from Boulder, Colorado, through Wyoming to Montana’s Beartooth Mountains. The National Weather Service reported snowfall measuring between 3 and 13 inches (8 to 33 centimeters) south of Sheridan, Wyoming, over the last 24 hours. About 3 inches (8 centimeters) of snow fell...
  • ‘Political lynching’: Leading black Democrats scold party for stance on Rep. Melton ( Colorado )

    10/12/2018 7:31:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | October 11, 2018 | Marianne Goodland
    As calls mount from both the left and the right for Democratic state Rep. Jovan Melton to step down from his House District 41 seat in Aurora, supporters, including former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, argued Thursday that a double standard is being applied to Melton by the leadership of the Democratic-controlled Colorado House and the Colorado Democratic Party chair, Morgan Carroll. ... Webb ... called out the leadership of the Democratic Party ... “Jim Crow system of justice” and a “political lynching” of Melton. And while they didn’t go so far as to tell African American voters not to vote...
  • Roberts refers judicial misconduct complaints against Kavanaugh to federal appeals court in Colorado

    10/10/2018 5:25:16 PM PDT · by tkocur · 140 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10 OCT 2018 | Ann E. Marimow and Tom Hamburger
    Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Wednesday referred more than a dozen judicial misconduct complaints filed recently against Brett M. Kavanaugh to a federal appeals court in Colorado. The 15 complaints, related to statements Kavanaugh made during his Senate confirmation hearings, were initially filed with the federal appeals court in Washington, where Kavanaugh served for the last 12 years before his confirmation Saturday to the Supreme Court. The allegations center on whether Kavanaugh was dishonest and lacked judicial temperament during his Senate testimony, according to people familiar with the matter. Last month, a judge on the U.S. Court of...
  • The modern left: GOP Sen. Cory Gardner says wife received graphic beheading video after Kavanaugh...

    10/07/2018 11:58:25 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | October 7, 2018 | Joe Newby
    This is the modern American left… On Sunday, Fox News reported that Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., said his wife received a graphic text which included a video that depicted a beheading after his vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Additionally, the report said, someone publicly posted the names and addresses of his family members. Fox added: Gardner announced his support for Kavanaugh in July, and reaffirmed it after reviewing the supplemental FBI report into uncorroborated sexual misconduct allegations against him. Late last month, Gardner received a letter from an anonymous individual apparently in Denver, alleging that Kavanaugh had...
  • GOP senator says wife received video of beheading after Kavanaugh vote

    10/07/2018 11:35:17 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | 0/07/18 | MORGAN GSTALTER
    Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) said on Sunday that his wife received a graphic text message with video of a beheading shortly after he voted to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Gardner told Fox News That his wife received the threatening message on Saturday, just hours after the Senate confirmed Kavanaugh on a 50-48 vote. The Colorado Republican also said someone posted the names and addresses of his family members online. Gardner is the latest GOP lawmaker to be targeted with the intimidation tactic known as “doxxing” in recent weeks. Jackson Cosko, a former Democratic aide, was arrested last week...
  • An electric Tri-State? Illinois Tollway looks at embedding charging equipment in parts of I-294

    10/04/2018 10:56:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | September 26, 2018 | Mary Wisniewski
    The Illinois Tollway is examining the possibility of embedding equipment into I-294 that would charge electric vehicles as they drive along the road. The agency is at the start of a $4 billion project to rebuild and widen a 22-mile stretch of I-294, also known as the Tri-State. As part of the project, the Tollway wants to add infrastructure to charge electric vehicles. Off the highway, that could include both conventional charging stations and “super-charger” stations that power up electric cars and trucks more quickly. The agency also is studying “smart-powered lanes,” a type of technology being tried in Sweden...
  • Graham attacks NBC as ‘co-conspirator in the destruction of Kavanaugh’

    10/01/2018 8:07:05 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/01/18 | MICHAEL BURKE
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Monday accused NBC of being a "co-conspirator" in an attempt to bring down Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, criticizing the network for its coverage of assault accusations against Kavanaugh. "They’ve been a co-conspirator in the destruction of Kavanaugh from my point of view," Graham said during an appearance on Fox News's "Hannity." Graham attacked NBC for reporting last week that the Senate Judiciary Committee had questioned Kavanaugh about a fourth assault accusation. Senate investigators asked Kavanaugh about an anonymous complaint alleging that he physically assaulted a woman in 1998. The complaint was originally sent to...
  • Fund Led by Steyer and Soros Rolling Out State-Focused Donations, Strategy

    10/01/2018 1:09:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 1, 2018 | by Todd Shepherd
    A 527 political organization funded primarily by a trio of liberal mega-donors - Tom Steyer, George Soros, and S. Donald Sussman - is attempting to impact local and state-level political campaigns by donating to committees funded primarily by leftwing pressure groups. The Washington Free Beacon previously reported that the group, State Victory Action, donated $500,000 to an independent expenditure committee in Colorado in support of the Democratic gubernatorial nominee. However, a state-by-state review of other records shows SVA is also active in Minnesota, Maine, New Mexico, and Nevada, totaling about $1.7 million in disclosed funding thus far in state campaign...
  • Army might have found its new rifle in Colorado Springs garage

    10/01/2018 12:25:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 99 replies
    Gazette ^ | Sep 30, 2018 | Tom Roeder
    The Army adopted its battle rifle in 1963 and has spent 55 years looking for a replacement for the M-16 and its variants. They might have found it in Martin Grier’s Colorado Springs garage. Grier, a self-described inventor who has worked at a local bed and breakfast, built the new “ribbon gun” with a hobbyist’s tools. It looks like a space-age toy drawn by a fifth-grader. But goofy origins and cartoon-looks aside, this could be the gun of the future. The Army is studying Grier’s gun and has ordered a military-grade prototype. ... The specifications are incredible, four 6 mm...
  • Violent crime climbing in Denver and Colorado

    09/29/2018 8:14:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 93 replies
    KDVR ^ | SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 | MATT MAURO
    Violent crime, including murders, are increasing in Denver and Colorado, according to new statistics from police and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Murders in Colorado have jumped 27 percent in the last three years. In 2015 there were 173 murders, while there were 220 in 2017. ... murders in Denver have increased six percent in the last year. So far in 2018, there have been 51 murders, compared to 48 at this time last year, according to Denver Police. Police say the increase is because there are more incidents where multiple people have been killed. ... And for some perspective...
  • Smash-And-Grab Thieves Hit Pot Shop But Only Got Away With Oregano

    09/27/2018 11:58:10 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    denver.cbslocal.com ^ | September 27, 2018
    A group of teens smashed a stolen van into a marijuana dispensary in Colorado Springs and stole a bunch of herb. Actually, it was herbs. Oregano, to be specific. The owners of Native Roots, at Academy Boulevard and Austin Bluffs Parkway, told our partners at KKTV they don’t put real marijuana in the display cases.
  • Gun control group focusing on 15 Republican House districts

    09/25/2018 5:49:47 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    A major gun control group is investing $5 million in digital ads focused on 15 Republican House districts that could turn blue in the upcoming midterm elections, Politico reported. Everytown for Gun Safety, which was founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is targeting 15 suburban districts highlighted in the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's "Red to Blue" target list, according to the news outlet.The districts, which are mostly outside of cities, include communities in New Jersey, Georgia, Virginia, Colorado, Michigan and more, it added. “Suburban swing districts are going to make this election, and gun safety resonates extremely...
  • Are Republicans Releasing Anonymous Kavanaugh Claims to Discredit Legitimate Ones? (They're serious)

    09/26/2018 9:35:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | September 26, 2018 | Adam K. Raymond
    With Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford hours away from testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, a bombshell dropped Wednesday afternoon. The committee released the transcript of a call between GOP staffers and the Supreme Court nominee that included two new allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh. The dam, it appeared, had broken. But the claims quickly drew skepticism, largely because they’re anonymous, unlike the first three allegations made against Kavanaugh, in which Ford, Deborah Ramirez, and Julie Swetnick went on the record to tell their stories of Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual misconduct. One of the new claims came in the...
  • Police Report: Polis Pushed Female Employee ( Colorado )

    09/25/2018 6:01:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Washington Free Beacon. ^ | September 25, 2018 | Todd Shepherd
    Polis 'put both of his hands on her shoulders and pushed her back'. Jared Polis, the Democratic nominee for governor in Colorado, was involved in a physical altercation with an ex-employee in which he admitted to police he pushed the woman. ... Polis told the officers who arrived at the business that a woman he was employing, Patricia Hughes, had given her resignation .... Polis—at the time still legally named Jared Polis Schutz—told Hughes not to take any sensitive documents, and quickly drove to the office. "After hanging up with the dispatcher, Ms. Hughes attempted to leave the office. Mr....
  • GOP lawmaker: ‘I try and tune out the president whenever I can’ (Mike Coffman, Colo.)

    09/25/2018 10:41:55 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/18 | Michael Burke
    Republican Rep. Mike Coffman (Colo.) says in a new interview that he tries to "tune out" President Trump whenever possible. “I try and tune out the president whenever I can, in terms of his tone and saying things that I think are inappropriate,” Coffman told BuzzFeed News for a story published Tuesday. "Unfortunately ... it takes a lot of oxygen," Coffman added. Coffman, who has previously criticized the Trump administration, is facing a difficult reelection bid in November's midterms against Democratic challenger Jason Crow. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report rates the race as a "toss-up," while FiveThirtyEight projects that Coffman...
  • Giffords PAC features hypothetical texts during school lockdown in ad against Colorado rep

    09/23/2018 10:15:58 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/23/18 | Megan Keller
    A new ad targeting Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) for his gun-friendly policies features a hypothetical text conversation between a mother and child during a school lock down. The ad was released by a PAC run by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.). According to Politico, the PAC intends to spend almost $1.5 million on TV and digital ads against the vulnerable congressman. Democrats are optimistic about their chances in November against Coffman, who is facing Jason Crow in Colorado’s 6th district. Cook Political Report rates the race as a “toss up.” The ad warns viewers that the pro-gun National Rifle Association...
  • Xcel does an end run on the legislature — with an assist from Colorado’s PUC

    09/20/2018 7:02:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | September 20, 2018 | Ray Scott
    When the Colorado Public Utilities Commission recently approved Xcel Energy’s Colorado Energy Plan, the commissioners made a highly politicized decision that ignored economic reality, bypassed the state legislature and allowed the company to break its promise to save customers money. Coloradans should be troubled not just by the plan itself, but by how it won approval through an end-run of the democratic process. In August 2017, Xcel unveiled the Colorado Energy Plan .. The plan’s cheerleaders, including Gov. John Hickenlooper and state agencies, celebrated the monopoly utility’s proposal to spend $2.5 billion on fuel switching ... Earlier in 2017, Xcel...
  • What You Need to Know About Amendment 73 and Public Education Funding (Colorado)

    09/18/2018 7:33:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Independence Institute - Fiscal Policy Center ^ | September 18, 2018 | Linda Gorman
    In November 2018, voters will decide on Amendment 73, a state constitutional amendment which would increase income, property and corporate taxes in Colorado .... Amendment 73 effectively ends protections against continuous increases in residential property taxes. It increases the state residential property tax assessment rate for school districts. Commercial property will enjoy reduced rates. ... Amendment 73 reduces legislative oversight by locking increased spending into the state constitution. There is no guarantee that more spending will increase educational opportunities for existing students.
  • The Top Three Ways Obama’s Mini-Me Jared Polis Wants to Fundamentally Transform Colorado

    09/14/2018 3:44:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sep 11, 2018 | Joy Overbeck
    Democrat Congressman Jared Polis is running for Colorado governor on a platform largely constructed from the splintered and moldering remains of Barack Obama’s failed ideas. His opponent is two-term Colorado Treasurer and solid conservative Republican, Walker Stapleton. Polis would re-impose Obama-esque state government-controlled healthcare that has pounded family budgets with hundreds of dollars in monthly premiums for insurance they can’t even use because deductibles are so high. In Congress, Polis has introduced repeal of the Trump tax cuts that would steal thousands of dollars Colorado families are saving because of the new law, and cost the Colorado state budget hundreds...