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  • Somethings going on...(vanity)

    11/03/2012 7:55:16 PM PDT · by Signalman · 88 replies
    self | 10/3/2012 | self
    Almost every day, we've been seeing unbelievable crowds for Romney and miniscule ones for Obama. 30,000 for Romney, 2800 for Obama. We're told that crowd size is not scientific evidence of how the vote will turn out and it's only "anecdotal". Doesn't mean much. We're told it's the polls that tell the real story and it's close, very close. But I can't be the only one who senses that something, way beyond what the polls are saying, is happening. Look at the size of this Colorado crowd. I think this thing could be a blowout for Romney/Ryan. I think MSDNC,...
  • 45 People Show Up For Attempted ‘Catholics For Obama’ Event In Colorado

    11/03/2012 5:18:03 PM PDT · by maddog55 · 61 replies
    .foxnews.com ^ | 11/03/2012 | unknown
    Denver, Colo., Nov 1, 2012 / 04:03 am (CNA).- The Obama campaign attempted to schedule a rally-like event on a Catholic university campus in the key swing state of Colorado before settling on a dialogue with a co-chair of Catholics for Obama. “Their original intent was to have more of a rally element to it,” said Paul Alexander, director of Regis University's Institute for the Common Good, which hosted the event. “We just felt we couldn’t do a rally, but we felt a healthy dialogue among Catholics was important.” About 45 people attended the Oct. 25 dialogue and small group...
  • New Mitt Romney web video: Red Rocks

    11/03/2012 12:56:20 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | November 3rd, 2012 | The Right Scoop
    This is the latest web video by the Romney Campaign on their visit to Red Rocks Amphitheater :
  • America's premiere political guru predicts Romney to win comfortably

    11/03/2012 7:53:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/03/2012 | Rick Moran
    No one doubts Michael Barone's credentials; the guy has established himself as the pre-eminent political nuts and bolts expert in the country. If you watch Barone on election night, you will realize he knows the politics of America down to the key individual counties in each state. His encyclopedic mind recognizes when a state's vote is trending toward one candidate or another early on, and while he is carefully not to predict a winner, he leaves the viewer with little doubt as to who is in trouble and who isn't. But it makes me wonder when he reels off a...
  • Some vote predictions. (Semi-vanity)

    11/02/2012 3:11:53 PM PDT · by null and void · 69 replies
    Vanity based on something from an unnamed website | 11/2/12 | nully, et al.
    Predictions from someone on the inside: Virginia: Romney by about 60-70 thousand votes.   Pennsylvania: Romney by upwards of 200 thousand votes.North Carolina: Romney.  Early call.Florida: Romney by about 100,000 votes.Wisconsin: Romney by 30,000 votes.Iowa: Romney by maybe 5-10 thousand votes.Colorado: Romney by upwards of a 100,000 votes.Oregon: Romney, undecideds will break for the governor.  This will be a late night shocker that will give the governor the ability to call this election a true mandate. This guy on the inside is predicting the governor circling about 300 electoral votes on Tuesday. Does anyone know which, if any, of theses states are having their votes counted in Spain...
  • Republicans ahead of Dems in Colorado early voting, Obama surrogates still confident

    11/02/2012 3:57:36 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 23 replies
    Westword ^ | Nov 2 2012 | Sam Levin
    Data released today from the Secretary of State's office shows that in Colorado's early voting period, more Republicans have cast ballots than Democrats. The GOP says there's no getting around the numbers -- the facts show they will take Colorado. But Obama's surrogates here have a different spin: The state will still go blue, but it will be closer than 2008.
  • Million Dollar Highway Drive

    11/02/2012 1:22:09 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 14 replies
    Anyone up for a drive over Red Mountain Pass?Don't get carsick.
  • Pelosi and Dem PACs Meddling in Colorado

    11/02/2012 10:02:59 AM PDT · by reformedcrat · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11-2-2012 | Tom Thurlow
    Stand up for your beliefs, right? If you are a conservative in a right-of-center state like Colorado, that should be simple enough. "The truth will make you free," as it is written in the Bible. Of course, in politics, that is a lot easier said than done, as Joe Coors, Republican candidate for Congress in Colorado's 7th congressional district, is now finding out. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/11/pelosi_and_dem_pacs_meddling_in_colorado.html#ixzz2B5LsgT3O
  • Obama: I'm Bill Clinton, he's George W. (Does Moochelle know?)

    11/02/2012 1:48:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/01/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    Obama: I'm Bill Clinton, he's George W.By DONOVAN SLACK | 11/1/12 10:52 PM EDT President Obama didn't mention George W. Bush by name, but he didn't have to. At a campaign rally in Boulder, Colo., on Thursday, he sought to meld GOP challenger Mitt Romney with the former president. And himself with the more popular former president Bill Clinton. Obama outlined his owns beliefs about shared sacrifice, a strong middle class, affordable health care and a dignified retirement, then added, "For eight years we actually had a president who shared those beliefs and his name was Bill Clinton."
  • Here Come The Other States

    10/21/2012 9:59:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    DickMorris.com ^ | October 19, 2012 | Dick Morris
    While all national attention is focused — indeed riveted — on the seven to nine swing or battleground states, a major shift is taking place in the rest of the country: Voters are turning off Obama and onto Romney. In the forty states where the Obama campaign has not spread toxic negative ads against Romney, the Republican is gaining by leaps and bounds and will likely carry a bunch of “non-swing” normally blue states. Specifically, Romney is now three points ahead in Pennsylvania, one point behind in Michigan, and only two points behind in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Together, these four...
  • Coloradans have cast almost one million early votes as of Oct. 30

    10/31/2012 9:13:03 AM PDT · by catnipman · 7 replies
    TheDenverChannel (ABC 7 News Denver) ^ | 10/30/2012 | Phil Tenser
    DENVER - Almost one million Coloradans have cast early votes, according to new statistics from Secretary of State Scott Gessler. The data also shows that more Republicans have cast early ballots than Democrats. Gessler's office announced that 965,510 people have voted so far. Of those, 343,721 were registered Democrats and 370,982 were Republicans. ...
  • Physicians Who Use Marijuana are 'Unsafe to Practice' (Colorado)

    10/30/2012 4:49:14 PM PDT · by Stoat · 14 replies
    Medscape ^ | October 29 2012 | Kate Johnson
    Physicians Who Use Marijuana are 'Unsafe to Practice' MONTREAL, Canada — Physicians who legally use medical marijuana to treat their own debilitating conditions such as chronic pain or nausea are considered unsafe to practice medicine in the state of Colorado until such time that they no longer need the treatment, according to a policy from the Colorado Physician Health Program. "We took a conservative stance," Doris Gundersen, MD, Medical Director of the Colorado Physician Health Program, told Medscape Medical News after her presentation here at the International Conference on Physician Health (ICPH). "We don't want to deny them treatment...but until they no...
  • Coloradans' early voting tops the half-million mark

    10/27/2012 9:37:52 AM PDT · by catnipman · 29 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 10/26/2012 | Staff
    With Election Day still more than a week away, more than 600,000 Colorado voters have already cast their ballots, the Colorado Secretary of State's Office reported this morning. Secretary of State Scott Gessler's staff said that based on reports from Colorado's county clerks, 626,097 voters had returned their completed mail ballots or had voted in person at their county's designated early-voting polling places as of Friday morning. On a statewide basis, that included ballots cast by: 244,263 Republicans; 225,850 Democrats; 149,877 voters unaffiliated with any political party; 3,258 Libertarians; 1,159 Green Party members; 1,035 American Constitution Party Members; and 655...
  • Early Vote in Ohio, Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire and Wisconsin

    It's well known that Ohio is the key, and that Ohio state polls seem not to follow the national trend (Romney should be leading by at least 3-4, no polls showing him better than tie instead). RCP average in 2008 missed the real result in many states by several points (2.1 in Ohio, 2.5 in Indiana, 3 in Pennsylvania, 3.5 in Colorado, 5 in Arizona e 6 in Nevada) so maybe it's just due to the margin of error but it's worrying anyway. Anyway if Romney loses Ohio he has to win Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin and New Hampshire (if he...
  • Obama: Election 'has nothing to do' with Libya deaths

    10/26/2012 4:33:48 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 57 replies
    politico44 ^ | 10/26/12 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Obama again on Friday defended his administration's handling of the attack that killed four Americans in Libya, and said he's not holding back information ahead of Election Day. "The election has nothing to do with four brave Americans getting killed and us wanting to find out exactly what happened," Obama said in an interview with KUSA, the NBC affiliate in Denver. "Nobody wants to find out more what happened than I do. But we want to make sure we get it right, particularly because I've made a commitment to the families impacted as well as the American people, we're...
  • A USA train ride worth taking!

    10/25/2012 11:39:00 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 17 replies
    Glenwood Springs to Denver through Rocky Mountains
  • Police: Suspect in Jessica Ridgeway murder is 17-year-old boy

    10/24/2012 11:44:33 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 18 replies
    abcnewsgo.com ^ | 10/24/12 | Christina Ng
    A community college student has been arrested for the abduction, murder and dismemberment of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway, Colorado police said today. Austin Reed Sigg, 17, was arrested and charged with two counts of first degree murder and kidnapping. Sigg is a student at Arapahoe Community College, according to his arrest report. "Law enforcement received the major break in the Jessica Ridgeway investigation they have been hoping for," the Westminster Police said today. "Late Tuesday evening police received a call that led them to a home near the Ketner Lake Open Space."
  • Video: Romney draws massive crowd to remote Colorado location

    10/24/2012 8:41:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/24/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    I'm not sure that there is anything that is directly noteworthy about a massive crowd for a major-party candidate at the end of the presidential cycle. Both candidates will have at least 60 million people voting for them in this election, which means there are going to be lots of people who will show up for these kinds of events. But will they climb hills and mountains and trek out to the middle of nowhere to do it? The Denver Post put together this visually stunning video of Mitt Romney's event at Red Rocks, which also shows the difficulties that...
  • Romney Gains in South and Nationally (Solid South in polling now, plus Colorado and Iowa)

    10/23/2012 11:32:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Southern Political Report ^ | October 23, 2012 | Hastings Wyman
    Mitt Romney is now leading in every state in today’s Solid South, including the three – Florida, North Carolina and Virginia – that Barack Obama won in 2008 and where his campaign has expended considerable muscle, money and candidate time. Moreover, the nationwide polls also show a marked shift to Romney since the first debate. The President, however, still maintains leads in most of the battleground states. In Florida, with a substantial 29 electoral votes, virtually all polls now give Romney the lead, with the Real Clear Politics (RCP) average showing a 2.1 point lead for the Republican challenger. The...
  • Live streaming Romney / Ryan Red Rocks rally

    10/23/2012 5:56:01 PM PDT · by rocksandbroncs · 58 replies
    krqe tv ^ | 10/23/2012 | staff
    For those interested, you can watch the live stream of the Romney / Ryan Red Rocks rally.
  • Just voted! (Colorado, vanity)

    10/19/2012 8:39:49 AM PDT · by Joseph Harrolds · 26 replies
    Me
    Well, I've dropped off my ballot.  Voted a straight Republican ticket, natch.  "No" on retaining all judges (never seen one kicked out, but I can at least try to make them think about job security!).   Ballot issues:  "No" on all except marijuana legalization.  If someone wants to get stoned, go ahead...it's none of my business any more than if they want to get drunk.
  • Election underway as 1.9 million Colorado ballots are mailed to voters (> 1/2 mailed on 10/15/12)

    10/17/2012 7:18:42 PM PDT · by catnipman · 39 replies
    KDVR Denver ^ | 10/15/2012 | Eli Stokels
    DENVER — Colorado voters could be filling out their ballots as early as Tuesday, with 1.95 million ballots now in the mail and on their way to voters across this critical swing state. Of the 3.6 million registered voters in the state, more than half of them are receiving mail ballots this week. According to Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s office, 1,950,185 ballots are being mailed out Monday. Of those, 598,503 are being sent to unaffiliated voters; 673,676 are being sent to registered Republicans; and 654,129 are being mailed to registered Democrats.
  • Report: Obama campaign turning grim on Florida, Virginia, North Carolina — and Colorado?

    10/17/2012 3:12:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 17, 2012 | Allahpundit
    You need to read way, way, way down into this National Journal piece to find the key bit, but it’s worth it. Says Jay Cost, “I’ve never seen anybody bury a lede like Major Garrett here.” Let’s bring this treasure chest up to the surface: What also became clear after the dust began to settle from the rumble on Long Island was the electoral map has narrowed and Obama’s team, while conceding nothing publicly, is circling the wagons around Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada. Plouffe said that Obama remains strong in all four states, but he would not discuss...
  • Voter Registration Tampering in Boulder County, Colorado

    10/16/2012 4:11:54 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 46 replies
    October 16, 2012
    Last night I was informed by my wife that a friend from our church told her that their son went to registar to vote. As he turned in the document, he was asked what was his party affiliation. He told them it was Republican. As he was leaving he heard what sounded like paper tearing. He turned around and asked them to produce his documentation. At first they told him that they could not and then finally after futher prodding admitted that they did in fact destroyed the documentation. He reported them to the election board.
  • Bishop to Biden: Don't take communion in Colorado Springs

    10/15/2012 5:35:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 10/15/12 | Gunner Stanson
    The Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs has thrown down the guantlet to Vice President Joe Biden -- don't come here and expect to partake in Holy Communion. It seems Bishop Michael Sheridan, the person in charge of Catholics in Colorado Springs, doesn't approve of Biden's stance on abortion. The Bishop, following church doctrine, is opposed to abortion. Biden, meanwhile, has said he doesn't support the practice, but doesn't believe it should be illegal. In 2007 Sheridan wrote: "Any Catholic politicians who advocate for abortion, for illicit stem cell research or for any form of euthanasia ipso facto place themselves outside...
  • It's Romney (CO Newspaper endorses Mitt)

    10/14/2012 8:15:01 AM PDT · by NoobRep · 12 replies
    WE DIDN’T endorse Barack Obama’s presidential candidacy four years ago, but after he was elected we congratulated him on his victory and expressed our desire that his presidency would be successful. But soon after his inauguration, it became clear that his talk of “post-partisanship” and governmental transparency was just that: talk. He, along with then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi, rammed through Obamacare with almost no input from congressional Republicans. Recall Ms. Pelosi’s comment that “We have to pass this so you can see what’s in it.”
  • Election May Well Come Down to Colorado

    10/14/2012 7:38:18 AM PDT · by NoobRep · 20 replies
    RCP/Pittsburgh Tribune ^ | 10/14/12 | Selena Zito
    If businessman Coors has a good night on Nov. 6, so will Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, likely not only in Colorado but nationwide. Colorado is looking like a state that is the national average, perhaps a tick or two rightward, according to Sean Trende, a savvy number-cruncher and Yale-trained political scientist for the website RealClearPolitics. “So if Romney is winning Colorado, it probably means he is headed for a decent night,” Trende said of the relatively new electoral trend of a Western state signaling a presidential win. If Romney wins here comfortably, that probably means a national win on...
  • Colorado Swings Towards Romney

    10/14/2012 7:20:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2012 | Salena Zito
    LAIRD, Colo. – This small Great Plains town is the terminus of a journey across the Rocky Mountain State on U.S. 34, greeting travelers from Nebraska and bidding farewell to Coloradoans. On either side of the highway stand two slightly oversized “Romney for President” signs. In the distance, in a town boasting 47 people, a stone octagonal house sits forlornly, its former glory faded by neglect and the elements. This highway and U.S. 36, passing through Jefferson and Arapahoe counties, give way to a state not at all like the one often envisioned, politically or economically, from afar. The 479...
  • Shot fired at Obama campaign office in Denver

    10/12/2012 7:21:17 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 78 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 12, 2012
    DENVER (AP) -- Denver police say someone has fired a shot through the window of President Barack Obama's Denver campaign office. Police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez says people were inside the office when the shooting happened Friday afternoon, but no one was injured.
  • DOE Hiding Truth About Bankrupt Abound Solar's Defective Panels

    10/11/2012 11:43:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | October 11, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    As the now-bankrupt stimulus loan recipient Abound Solar filed for Chapter 7 (liquidation) bankruptcy in early July thanks largely to its defective modules, theDepartment of Energy still praised the company’s work as “innovative” and cost competitive, all while it blamed Abound’s failure on China for dumping underpriced panels on the market. And now, despite the fact that Abound no longer exists, DOE is still withholding public information about the company because it claims it would harm the inactive business’s competitive edge by disclosing trade secrets. The Daily Caller reported last week that the company sold defective or underperforming products, and...
  • Research unearths Jewish roots in Colorado Indians

    10/09/2012 7:25:35 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 79 replies
    ynet news ^ | 06.01.12 | Anon
    Native American Indians from western United States found to have genetic mutation typical of Ashkenazi Jews; connection may date back to time of Christopher Columbus A population of Native American Indians from the US state of Colorado has been found to have a genetic mutation typical of Ashkenazi Jews. The finding suggests the presence of common roots that date back to the days of Christopher Columbus. According to RT news, the so-called “Ashkenazi mutation” is a deleterious modification in BRCA1 gene which increases risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Researchers from the Sheba (Tel Hashomer) Medical Center in Israel...
  • Colo. Governor: ‘Lincoln Wasn’t a Great Debater’

    10/08/2012 5:48:51 PM PDT · by Patrick1 · 36 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/8/2012 | Patrick1
    Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) said Monday that Abraham Lincoln “wasn’t a great debater” during a visit to the Obama campaign field office in Denver, Colo., according to Denver West Word reporter Sam Levin.
  • Romney hits a trifecta in Denver

    10/07/2012 8:29:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 4, 2012 | George F. Will
    First, recent polls showing him losing were on the verge of becoming self-fulfilling prophesies by discouraging his supporters and inspiriting Obama's. Romney, unleashing his inner wonk about economic matters, probably stabilized public opinion and prevented a rush to judgment as early voting accelerates. Second, Romney needed to be seen tutoring Obama on such elementary distinctions as that between reducing tax rates (while simultaneously reducing, by means-testing, the value of deductions) and reducing revenues, revenues being a function of economic growth, which the rate reductions could stimulate. Third, Romney needed to rivet the attention of the electorate, in which self-identified conservatives...
  • New polls show Romney overtakes Obama in Colorado, nationally

    10/06/2012 10:39:32 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 52 replies
    A new poll shows Mitt Romney flipping a 5-point deficit in Colorado before the first presidential debate, which was held on Wednesday in Denver, to a 3.5-point advantage later in the week — another signal that Mr. Romney's comparatively strong debate performance has started to translate into rising poll numbers for the Republican. A poll from Gravis Marketing, conducted Oct. 3-4, shows Mr. Romney with a 49.4 percent to 45.9 percent lead over Mr. Obama. The president had held nearly a 5-point lead in a poll conducted Sept. 25, at 50.2 percent to 45.5 percent. Mr. Obama's job approval numbers...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Night Passage" (1957)

    10/07/2012 1:55:18 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1957 | James Neilson
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKJ7Tk0sfbc The pick for this week's feature is "Night Passage". This 1957 western features decorated WWII vets and patriots Jimmy Stewart and Audie Murphy as brothers on the opposite sides of the law. I miss patriotic, pro-American actors like Stewart and Murphy. Also features, Hugh Beaumont(a/k/a Ward Cleaver, one of TV's best on-screen dads) as a railroad tycoon.
  • Gravis Poll - Colorado (Romney 49%, Obama 45%)

    10/06/2012 1:30:05 PM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 28 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | 10/6/12 | staff
    45.5%. What happened? In terms of the numbers, Obama saw a decrease of 4.4% among “Verylikely Obama” voters, an increase of 1.2% among “Likely Obama” voters, and a 1.1% decreasein “Somewhat likely voters”. On the other side, Romney saw a 0.2% decline in “Very likelyRomney voters,” a 1.3% increase among “Somewhat likely Romney” voters and a 2.7% increaseamong “Likely Romney” voters. Overall, it looks as if the debate shifted voters more away fromthe “very likely” category towards center. Interestingly, the percentage of “Undecided” wentfrom 4.3% to 4.8%.
  • Obama mocks Romney as ‘getting tough on Big Bird’

    10/04/2012 12:46:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 4, 2012 | Oliver Knox
    DENVER—President Barack Obama, stung by bad reviews in his first debate of the 2012 White House race, joked that the "very spirited fellow" onstage with him was "not the real Mitt Romney." Obama also mocked the former Massachusetts governor's pledge to cut government subsidies for PBS as "finally getting tough on Big Bird." "When I got onto the stage, I met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be Mitt Romney," he told cheering supporters here. "But it couldn't have been Mitt Romney, because the real Mitt Romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5...
  • 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...