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  • Undecided voters in focus group swing sharply toward Romney; Post-debate poll shows big win

    10/03/2012 11:38:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 3, 2012 | Staff
    Ellen Carmichael@ellencarmichael Luntz said he has never had a focus group swing as much as his Obama-leaning group did tonight. "This is a big deal," he says. 3 Oct 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Tonight, pollster Frank Luntz assembled a focus group consisting of undecided Colorado voters. By the end of tonightÂ’s debate, the group had moved dramatically toward GOP nominee Mitt Romney. At least half a dozen focus group members who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 now say they will vote for Romney. Virtually everyone in the group said that Romney won the debate and exceeded their expectations. Luntz,...
  • ENDORSEMENT: Romney has the vision we need (Colorado Springs Gazette)

    10/03/2012 5:16:39 AM PDT · by Washi · 12 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | Oct. 2, 2012 | Wayne Laugesen
    FOR THE EDITORIAL BOARD He projects passion for prosperity, freedom and a military so strong that no force on earth would stand a chance of harming us. It is with great enthusiasm that we encourage Americans to vote for Mitt Romney, who may be exactly the person we need for a renewed focus on life, liberty and private pursuits of happiness. In a meeting with The Gazette’s editorial board on Monday, Gov. Romney laid out a plan and vision for America that is in stark contrast to the president’s. He summarized President Obama’s philosophy as “government-centered, government-intensive ... which has...
  • Real Unemployment Reaches 20% In 7 Colorado Counties

    09/30/2012 7:10:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    The Colorado Observer. ^ | September 28, 2012 | Tyler Sandberg
    The slowest economic recovery since World War II is going especially slow for sections of Colorado ... Whereas the unemployment rate doesn’t include people who are out of work, but have given up looking for a job, the “Not Employed Rate” gives a fuller picture of the dire economic situation many Coloradans are currently facing. Colorado has faced one of the slowest economic recoveries in the nation coming out of the recession.
  • Federal judge says no constitutional right to secret ballot in Boulder case

    09/22/2012 10:41:52 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 22 replies
    The Denver Post ^ | 11:29:23 PM, Sep 21, 2012 | Tim Hoover
    Saying there is no fundamental right to a secret ballot, a federal judge Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by elections integrity activists that challenged whether counties can print ballots with identifying numbers that critics say can be traced back to individual voters easily. ... [Judge] Arguello said activists had not shown the plaintiffs had suffered or would suffer any specific injury that could be remedied by a federal court. She said that even if a ballot could be traced back to a specific voter, it doesn't show that a person's voting rights were violated, saying there was no "fundamental right"...
  • College administrators keep signs that falsely claim concealed firearms are illegal on campus

    09/20/2012 2:43:11 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 6 replies
    Administrators at a college in Colorado say they will not take down misleading signs that falsely claim carrying concealed firearms is illegal. The signs directly contradict a recent state Supreme Court decision granting students the right to carry concealed weapons on all of Colorado’s public campuses. The “possession of firearms is prohibited on the Red Rocks Community College campus except for peace officers or those who have permission from the RRCC Chief of Police,” say the signs.
  • Republicans move campaign staff out of New Mexico

    09/20/2012 1:18:30 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/20/2012
    Washington (CNN) - Republicans are moving three staffers out of Democratic-leaning New Mexico and shifting them to Colorado and Nevada, two states where the presidential race is more competitive. The Republican National Committee and Mitt Romney's campaign will continue to maintain staff and victory offices in New Mexico, a spokesman for the RNC said.
  • In a Tight Race, Obama Draws on the Levers of His Power

    09/20/2012 12:01:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 19, 2012 | Peter Baker and Eric Lipton
    For months, government lawyers and economists worked behind the scenes to develop a trade case against China. Then last month came a eureka moment: They confirmed the existence of a Chinese subsidy program for automobiles and parts that in their view violated international trade rules. They finished a complaint, circulated it among agencies and proposed a time frame for filing. That’s when President Obama’s political team took over, providing a textbook example of how an incumbent can harness the power of the office to bolster the case for re-election. Rather than leave it to the trade office to announce the...
  • Rasmussen: Romney edges Obama in swing-state Colorado

    09/18/2012 3:37:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    Mitt Romney has a slight advantage over President Obama in the critical battleground state of Colorado, according to a survey released Tuesday from conservative polling outlet Rasmussen. Romney leads with 47 percent support over Obama at 45 percent, according to the survey of 500 likely voters. That's within the poll’s 4.5 percent margin of error. Colorado is a true toss-up, with Obama holding a 1.7 percent lead in the Real Clear Politics average of polls. Obama won the state easily over Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in 2008, 54 to 45 percent. It was only the second time since 1968 Colorado...
  • ARG CO POLL: O: 49, R: 47

    09/15/2012 12:21:42 PM PDT · by lowteksh · 20 replies
    ARG ^ | 9-13 | ARG
    Another new poll from ARG, this time in Colorado, shows Obama with slim lead despite +2 Dem weighting. Will post re-weighted averages after the break...
  • BIPARTISAN BS? “Republican” Stars Of Perlmutter’s New Ad Only Donate To Democrats

    09/11/2012 6:27:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | September 11, 2012
    Ed Perlmutter released his first campaign ad yesterday, using two “Republicans” — Chad and Deanne Stodden — who support him because he did his job as a Congressman, helping line up a passport for a military wife. The problem is a review of these “Republicans” donation records reveal them to be anything but. According to the Secretary of State’s website, Deanne Stodden has made three donations to Colorado candidates — all Democrats. She donated $500 to Bill Ritter in 2009 and a total of $1500 to Tom Mowles in two donations in 2010, who was a Democrat public trustee candidate...
  • Romney campaign releases ads for 8 battleground states (CO, FL, IA, NV, NH, NC, OH, and VA)

    09/07/2012 5:34:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | September 7, 2012 | Gregory Wallace
    Less than an hour after President Barack Obama had stepped off of the Democratic National Convention stage, Republican challenger Mitt Romney's campaign announced 15 new, state-specific television advertisements which the campaign says will run in 8 battlegrounds. A week ago, Romney was officially made the Republican Party's presidential nominee, granting him access to a substantial war chest set aside for the general election. His campaign largely stayed off of television during the Democratic National Convention, which concluded after Obama's speech on Thursday. --snip-- Now that Romney has officially been named the GOP nominee his campaign will get its hands on...
  • FBI Probes "Killing Spree" Facebook Threat (Colorado. Columbine imitator?)

    09/07/2012 5:09:49 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 9 replies
    thesmokinggun.com ^ | 9-7-12 | Smoking Gun
    SEPTEMBER 7--Alarmed by Facebook posts promoting a “Killing Spree” this month in Littleton, Colorado--home to Columbine High School--FBI agents last week raided a residence allegedly connected to the online threats and seized several guns and “eight books and notebook involving killing,” court records show. Law enforcement officials learned of the Facebook posts after a tipster contacted police in Littleton to report a variety of disturbing images and messages on a Facebook page in the name “Eric Rebdomine.” One of the Columbine killers, Eric Harris, used the online alias “Rebdomine.” Investigators discovered that the “Rebdomine” account had created a Facebook “event”...
  • 7-year-old girl contracts bubonic plague, has seizure and 107-degree fever, but survives

    09/07/2012 3:05:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 09/05/2012 03:56:26 PM PDT | Catherine Tsai,
    DENVER -- The parents of 7-year-old Sierra Jane Downing thought she had the flu when she felt sick days after camping in southwest Colorado. It wasn't until she had a seizure that her father knew something was seriously wrong and rushed her to a hospital in their town of Pagosa Springs. "I didn't know what was going on. I just reacted," Sean Downing said. "I thought she died." An emergency room doctor who saw Sierra Jane for the seizure and a 107-degree fever late Aug. 24 wasn't sure what the cause was either and called other hospitals before the girl...
  • Obama Zeroes In On Colleges In Swing States

    09/02/2012 6:09:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    WIBW-TV / CBS News ^ | September 2, 2012 | Chelsey Moran
    BOULDER, Colo. - If there was any doubt about the importance of battleground states just look at the president's agenda. Sunday was the eighth time President Obama has been to Colorado just this year. He is campaigning there in advance of the Democratic National Convention, starting Tuesday. In Boulder, the president argued that Governor Romney failed to explain where he would take the country when he had the national spotlight at the Republican National Convention. President Obama told the crowd his convention speech will look forward. Republicans say that's only because he's trying to avoid talking about his past four...
  • Catholic business owners who beat back ObamaCare denied award from Denver

    08/27/2012 4:50:22 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/27/2012 | By Perry Chiaramonte
    The Catholic owners of a Colorado-based business won an injunction recently against implementing an ObamaCare mandate -- only to be denied a proclamation now from the Denver City Council. Hercules Industries, a heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning manufacturer which employs 300 workers and has been in business in the Mile-High City for 50 years, was to be honored with a “Good Citizenship Award." The laurel was in recognition of contributions to the community, including the historic restoration of company headquarters and, ironically, its “generous employee health care coverage.” But the award was taken away after the owners of Hercules Industries, the...
  • State Hires Workers Who Fail Background Checks (CO)

    08/23/2012 1:07:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 23, 2012
    Here is an amusing story from Colorado; state officials are working hard to help relocate longtime employees who didn’t pass background checks but got hired anyways, evidently by public agencies with low standards. The state agencies that originally hired them recently folded and the Department of Public Safety was set to absorb them. Evidently, that agency is pickier and requires employees to have clean backgrounds and pass a polygraph test, which as the Denver newspaper reporting the story says, wasn’t the threshold at the other state agencies where the workers were first hired. So far, Colorado officials are “scrambling” to...
  • University of Colorado model predicts Romney win in November

    08/22/2012 5:53:53 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 22 Aug 2012 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — A University of Colorado economic model that has correctly predicted the last eight presidential elections shows Mitt Romney emerging as the victor in 2012. Ken Bickers, professor of political science at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Michael Berry, political science professor at the University of Colorado Denver, announced Wednesday that their state-by-state analysis shows the Republican capturing a majority of electoral votes. "Based on our forecasting model, it becomes clear that the president is in electoral trouble," said Mr. Bickers, who also serves as director of the CU in DC Internship Program. The results show President Obama...
  • Academic model: Romney will take 52.9% of the vote, 320 electoral votes

    08/22/2012 6:01:28 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 83 replies
    HotAir ^ | 08/22/2012 | Allahpundit
    Three reasons why: Economy, economy, economy. Supposedly, the model’s been accurate to within 20 or so electoral votes in every election since 1980. Dude? Using a state-by-state analysis of unemployment and per-capita income, academics Kenneth Bickers and Michael Berry of the University of Colorado project that Romney will win 52.9% of the popular vote and 320 electoral votes. The political scientists discuss their findings here. Their forecast suggests that President Obama will lose in almost all of the swing states, including North Carolina, Virginia, New Hampshire, Colorado, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida… Bickers said much of the polling thus...
  • Anti-Gun Wacko of The Week: Professor Jerry Peterson

    08/21/2012 8:31:47 PM PDT · by JohnPierce · 14 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | August 21, 2012 | John Pierce
    Those of us who spend our time defending gun rights are used to dealing with the emotionally charged and twisted logic of those on the other side of the issue. But every once in a while, someone takes a position so ridiculous, so asinine, that they deserve special attention. --IMAGE HERE-- Such a person is Professor Jerry Peterson of the University of Colorado. Professor Peterson, who is a scholar of some renown in nuclear physics circles, was elevated to the exalted position of Anti-Gun Wacko of The Week because of his reaction to the University of Colorado’s announcement that permit...
  • Dog rescued on Mt. Bierstadt - More Details

    08/18/2012 5:45:57 PM PDT · by AlmaKing · 212 replies
    14ers.com ^ | 8-14-12 | Anthony Ortolani
    Re: Dog Found: Mt. Bierstadt! by aortolani14 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:34 am Hi all, I am the owner of the German Shepard girl found on Mt. Bierstadt. I need to know the name of the vet clinic that Missy is at so I can go see her and re-reimburse them for helping her, and if I am fortunate enough, to bring her home. I am at a complete loss of words. My gratitude for the people involved in this is without measure. Missy was hurt during an attempt at crossing the Sawtooth. It was Missy, a friend and...