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  • how we just changed an entire Governor's race in 48 hours--without any fingerprints [Colorado]

    10/11/2016 8:30:35 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 9 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | 2010-07-16 01:34 (originally) | ""
    From:michael@huttner.orgTo: michael@huttner.orgDate: 2010-07-16 01:34Subject: how we just changed an entire Governor's race in 48 hours--without any fingerprints Dear Investors & Key Advisors, Wanted to send you a quick update... As you may have heard with the hard work of the folks at ProgressNow Colorado as part of Coloradoąs łcommunication hub˛ they dug up weeks ago and carefully passed on information to the mainstream media on how the leading GOP candidate for Governor, former Congressman Scott McInnis plagiarized a report he provided on water policy for a foundation in Colorado. In the past 48 hours, McInnis and the entire Republican party...
  • 'Face the Nation' Hails 'Candid' Colorado Governor Spouts Democrat Talking Points

    05/29/2016 7:46:38 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 29, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    This morning, Face the Nation host John Dickerson interviewed Colorado governor John Hickenlooper whom he described as "candid" based on a book he wrote. However, as the interview progressed, it became very apparent that rather than being candid, Hickenlooper was robotically reciting Democrat talking points so sycophantically loyal to Hillary Clinton that even many Democrats would be embarrassed to repeat them.
  • Clinton Campaign uses White Noise to Cover Up Her Speech to Denver Mega Donors

    04/08/2016 5:45:29 AM PDT · by michelala · 22 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 4/8/2016 | Ayush Adhikari
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign is reported to have used a static noise machine on Thursday to block reporters outside of a fundraiser in Denver from hearing her remarks. Stan Bush, a reporter for Denver’s CBS-4, who was stationed outside of the event, reported that the machine was held outdoors at the home of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a superdelegate who has endorsed Clinton. Clinton, who was holding a fundraiser Thursday evening in Colorado, was speaking outside at a private residence. Just when she started to speak, campaign staffers directed a speaker spewing out static noise at reporters hanging out across the...
  • Colorado governor:

    11/30/2015 5:56:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot ^ | November 30, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Grabien, skip to 4:45 of the clip below for the key bit. I naively thought we were (mostly) done with “climate of hate” stupidity after the left went all-in on that narrative to try to explain the Gabby Giffords shooting, only to find that Jared Loughner was an incoherent delusional crank. For instance, despite the fact that Dylann Roof’s motives for perpetrating the Charleston massacre were more overtly political than Loughner’s, the aftermath of that attack focused not so much on “inflammatory rhetoric” by the left’s enemies on the right as on the Confederate battle flag specifically, more an...
  • Planned Parenthood shooting 'crime against women'

    11/28/2015 6:51:51 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 41 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 28 NOVEMBER 2015 | CNN
    (CNN) —Calling the deadly shooting that occurred at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood center the day before "a tragedy that is beyond speech," Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Saturday that the community "was immersed in sorrow."
  • Moron Dem Governor says refugees have NEVER committed acts of terror – Boston bombing

    11/22/2015 9:02:31 AM PST · by george76 · 40 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | Nov 22, 2015 | soopermexican
    John Hickenlooper has never been accused of being the brightest bulb in the Lamps'R'Us store, but he made space in his mouth to fit both feet in when he said that no refugees had ever committed an act of terrorism on American soil. Hick says that no refugee has ever committed an act of terror on American soil. Does he not know that Boston is on American soil, and not only where the Tzarnaevs refugees from Kyrgyzstan, but the federal government was supporting their terrorism by providing them with welfare benefits. Moron Dem Governor says refugees have NEVER committed acts...
  • Revealed: IT company that housed Hillary’s server was a “mom and pop” business

    08/18/2015 9:34:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/18/2015 | AllahPundit
    A nifty piece from the Daily Mail. You would think a cabinet member who had every reason to assume that classified information would be circulating on her server would insist on a company renowned for security. Instead she went with a small outfit in Colorado, largely unknown outside the region, whose pipeline to the Clintons appears to have been the fact that their VP of sales was a big Democratic booster and got them some work at the 2008 Democratic convention.Were state secrets being stored on a server in an apartment bathroom? One [former Platte River Networks employee], Tera...
  • Gov. Hickenlooper’s big gulp from polluted Animas River slammed by health official

    08/14/2015 10:36:57 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 14, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER—Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s big gulp of water from the formerly orange Animas River wasn’t just icky, it was “reckless and irresponsible,” said New Mexico’s top environmental official. New Mexico environment department secretary Ryan Flynn said Mr. Hickenlooper’s decision to fill up his water bottle from the site of the EPA’s 3-million-gallon wastewater spill in Durango, Colorado, sends the wrong message. “If it’s true, it’s a reckless and irresponsible act by a public official,” said Mr. Flynn in the Farmington (N.M.) Daily Times. “He might as well stick 15 cigarettes in his mouth and light them all at the same...
  • Will EPA’s Clean Power Plan doom Colorado’s coal industries?

    08/08/2015 1:57:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Watchdog ^ | July 30, 2015 | Marjorie Haun
    Gov. John Hickenlooper has pledged that Colorado will comply with the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, but this effort to cut so-called “CO2 pollution” could come at a dear price to the state’s coal industry. ... Colorado is among the top states in coal production and consumption. In the year 2013, 64 percent of energy produced in Colorado came from coal, 20 percent from natural gas, and around 15 percent from various renewables including hydroelectric, biomass, solar and wind. The history of Colorado’s coal mining industry stretches over the past two centuries. Not to mention, coal jobs have a multiplier effect...
  • Governor: Legalizing pot was bad idea

    01/23/2015 7:13:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 292 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 23, 2015 | Kevin Cirilli
    Colorado’s decision to legalize marijuana was a bad idea, the state’s governor said Friday. Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat who opposed the 2012 decision by voters to make pot legal, said the state still doesn’t fully know what the unintended consequences of the move will be. If I could've waved a wand the day after the election, I would've reversed the election and said, 'This was a bad idea,’” Hickenlooper said Friday on CNBC's “Squawk Box.” “You don't want to be the first person to do something like this,” he said. He said that he tells other governors to “wait...
  • Hickenlooper names new head of Colorado Department of Transportation

    01/05/2015 5:40:50 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | Jan 5, 2015 | Heather Draper
    Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday named Shailen Bhatt the next executive director for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). He will assume the role in mid-February. Bhatt will replace Don Hunt, who will remain at CDOT through the end of February to transition with Bhatt ... Prior to serving at DelDOT, Bhatt was an associate administrator at the Federal Highway Administration ... "Don Hunt has been a remarkable executive director for the Colorado Department of Transportation. His ability to galvanize the Herculean efforts that so swiftly reopened the state's bridges and the hundreds of miles of roads damaged by the...
  • Rogue pastors endorse candidates, but IRS looks away

    11/03/2014 12:38:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/3/2014 | By RACHAEL BADE
    A record number of rogue Christian pastors are endorsing candidates from the pulpit this election cycle, using Sunday sermons to defiantly flout tax rules. Their message to the IRS: Sue me. But the tax agency is doing anything but. Although the IRS was sued itself for not enforcing the law and admitted about 100 churches may be breaking the rules, the pastors and their critics alike say the agency is looking the other way. The agency refuses to say if it is acting. At the same time, the number of pastors endorsing candidates in what they call Pulpit Freedom Sunday...
  • Colorado governor says no regrets in death penalty case

    11/03/2014 11:23:43 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    LA Times ^ | Nov. 3, 2014 | Mark Z. Barabak
    Colorado's governor, intensely criticized over death-row reprieve, says he'd do it again. ... Part of Hickenlooper's problem has been the ambitous liberal agenda, from gays to guns, he signed into law in 2013 after a Democratic legislative spree. Part has been his habit of thinking out loud and his seeming eagerness to please all sides of an issue; a meeting this summer with hostile sheriffs turned into a political disaster when the governor equivocated about the gun-control laws he backed, upsetting both sides. But Hickenlooper will also have someone else to blame: Nathan Dunlap. In 1993, as a 19-year-old, Dunlap...
  • Final Quinnipiac poll shows Senate, governor races too close to call ( Colorado )

    11/03/2014 11:36:14 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    KDVR ^ | November 3, 2014 | Chuck Hickey
    DENVER — A final Quinnipiac University poll of likely voters shows the race for governor and the U.S. Senate seat in Colorado is too close to call with Electon Day a day away. Rep. Cory Gardner leads Sen. Mark Udall 45 percent to 43 percent, the poll, which was released Monday morning, showed, well within the 3.4 percentage point margin of error. ... In the governor’s race, a Quinnipiac poll showed Republican Bob Beauprez leading Gov. John Hickenlooper 45 percent to 43 percent. “Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will have to count on an aggressive final hour ground game and a...
  • Colorado Governor Says Voters Were 'Reckless' to Legalize Marijuana

    10/06/2014 2:56:53 PM PDT · by Mariner · 156 replies
    International Business Times ^ | Oct 6th, 2014 | David Sirota
    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says his state's voters were "reckless" for voting to become the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational use. The Democrat's statement came during a debate Monday with his Republican opponent, Bob Beauprez, just four weeks before voters head to the polls for the state's hotly contested gubernatorial election. In 2012, more than 55 percent of voters in Colorado supported Amendment 64, which legalized marijuana for recreational use. The amendment aimed to regulate marijuana in roughly the same way alcohol is regulated.
  • A Republican wave? Maybe not, but nothing out there really says otherwise

    09/20/2014 10:29:53 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/20/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    I’m so disgusted with the Republicans that I’m actually expecting nothing from the coming election. Nevertheless, there are a few nettlesome facts that kind of stand in the way of those who are ready to throw themselves over a cliff worrying about a Democrat comeback. In Iowa, for example, Joni Ernst is up 6 points in a race that is supposed to be “thisclose.” In Colorado, Cory Gardiner is up 8 points and Democrat Governor John Hickenlooper is down by 10. The actually embattled Mary Landrieu is down 13 points (51/38) to Bill Cassidy in Louisiana and Scott Brown is...
  • Poll: Republican Beauprez Boasts 10-Point Lead Over CO Democratic Gov. Hickenlooper

    09/18/2014 9:50:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | September 17, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Republican frontrunner Bob Beauprez is gaining unexpected ground in Colorado’s gubernatorial race, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll. The former U.S. Rep. holds a double-digit lead over Democratic incumbent Gov. John Hickenlooper. Additionally Beauprez slid into the lead among one key demographic: women. According to Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll: "Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is behind the challenger on the key qualities voters want in a leader: honesty, caring and leadership. "Pundits were predicting that Gov. Hickenlooper faced a close race for reelection. Instead, he's got a mad dash to make up a double-digit deficit. The Democrat...
  • Suffolk University Poll of CO Senate Race: Gardner (R) 43% Udall (D) 42%

    09/17/2014 1:13:58 PM PDT · by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief · 17 replies
    Suffolk University ^ | September 17, 2014
    Democratic incumbent Mark Udall and Republican challenger Cory Gardner are locked in a statistical dead heat in the Colorado race for U.S. Senate, according to the latest Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll. The poll of likely voters in the general election shows Gardner backed by 43 percent and Udall by 42 percent, a difference that is well within the poll’s 4.4 percent margin of error. Another 10 percent of likely voters remain undecided, and four independent and third-party candidates were in low single digits. The Colorado race for governor also is neck-and-neck, with 43 percent of respondents supporting Democratic incumbent John...
  • Colorado's Gov Hickenlooper Down 10 Points In Gov Race.

    09/17/2014 5:08:34 AM PDT · by sunmars · 62 replies
    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper ties former U. S. Rep. Bob Beauprez, the Republican challenger, among women and trails among all likely voters 50 – 40 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Libertarian candidate Matthew Hess and Green Party candidate Harry Hempy each have 3 percent. Women likely voters are divided, with 46 percent for Gov. Hickenlooper and 47 percent for Beauprez, while men back the Republican 54 – 34 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. This survey of likely voters can not be compared with earlier surveys of registered voters. Beauprez leads 89 – 5...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Hick avoids taking position on pipeline ( Colorado )

    08/06/2014 8:33:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | August 06, 2014 | Peter Marcus
    Says he doesn’t want to upset powers in D.C. Gov. John Hickenlooper today told a room full of Western gas and oil executives that he hasn’t taken a position on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline because he hasn’t wanted to “piss off” the powers that be in Washington, D.C. “I’ve avoided taking a position (on the Keystone pipeline) because it’s just going to piss off a lot of people in Washington that I don’t need to piss off, and my opinion is not going to change anybody’s opinion there,” Hickenlooper said ... Hickenlooper’s opponent, former U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez, criticized...
  • Poll: Beauprez edges Hickenlooper, whose job approval ratings slide

    07/17/2014 9:57:37 AM PDT · by catnipman · 23 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 7/16/14 | Lynn Bartels
    Gov. John Hickenlooper's job approval ratings plunged in a new poll that shows Republican challenger Bob Beauprez beating the Democratic incumbent by 1 percentage point.
  • A True Maverick for Colorado: Who's Afraid of Tom Tancredo?

    06/13/2014 3:39:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | June 13, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Panicked liberals and crony Republican elitists agree: Tom Tancredo would be bad for their Big Government and Big Business rackets. That's exactly why I support him in Colorado's June 24 GOP primary election for governor. A fear-mongering ad campaign by the left-wing group "ProgressNow," which is funded by billionaire George Soros, hyperventilated last week that "Tancredo believes Obamacare is a scam." Gasp! "Scam" is putting it politely, of course. Billions of dollars have been wasted on defunct and dysfunctional Obamacare health exchanges. Criminals, illegal aliens and con artists have been hired as "navigators" to sign up Obamacare enrollees (a.k.a. future...
  • Polis Puts Udall, Dems in Bind with Anti-Fracking Initiatives ( Colorado )

    05/17/2014 5:56:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | May 16, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    Rep. Jared Polis’s decision to sponsor a barrelful of anti-fracking initiatives is threatening to make a tough election year even rougher for Colorado Democrats, starting with Sen. Mark Udall. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper is attempting to broker a deal that would persuade Polis to pull his proposed anti-fracking initiatives, but if the governor can’t get it done, every Democratic candidate will face pressure to take a stand this year on an issue that has badly divided the state party. That starts with the Democrat Udall, who’s already under fire for refusing to stake out a position on whether to construct...
  • How Fracking Could Break Colorado Democrats

    04/15/2014 7:53:51 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | April 15, 2014 | ELI STOKOLS
    Jared Polis really doesn’t care what anyone else thinks. If you saw the Colorado congressman speaking on the House floor last month wearing a clip-on bowtie with a polo shirt under his blazer, you know what I’m talking about. He’s been this way since he first emerged on the scene. About 10 years ago, when he was just 28, Polis was one of four wealthy Colorado Democrats who pooled their considerable personal resources to create a state-of-the-art political machine that was ruthlessly effective in turning this once-red heartland state a stunning shade of blue. But Polis wouldn’t run with that...
  • Governor: Colorado pot market exceeds tax hopes

    02/20/2014 1:30:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 19, 2014 5:50 PM EST | Kristen Wyatt
    Colorado’s legal marijuana market is far exceeding tax expectations, according to a budget proposal released Wednesday by Gov. John Hickenlooper that gives the first official estimate of how much the state expects to make from pot taxes. The proposal outlines plans to spend some $99 million next fiscal year on substance abuse prevention, youth marijuana use prevention and other priorities. The money would come from a statewide 12.9 percent sales tax on recreational pot. Colorado’s total pot sales next fiscal year were estimated to be about $610 million. Retail sales began Jan. 1 in Colorado. Sales have been strong, though...
  • BIPARTISAN BYPASS: Hick Signs Election Fraud Bill Into Law ( Colorado )

    02/19/2014 10:38:25 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | February 19, 2014 by
    Well, that was fast. Just a few days ago, we reported that liberal Gov. John Hickenlooper told The Yuma Pioneer that he would veto any bill without bipartisan support. Like many Coloradans, we thought that was a step in the right direction. That sentiment lasted less than a week. Last night, Gov. Hickenlooper signed into law the bill that opens the door wide for election fraud – the infamous H.B. 1164. The bill had no bipartisan support. ... Coloradans must hold Hick’s feet to the fire on his eagerness to break his promises
  • Saudi Sex Slave Convict Denied by Judge (with a twist) [ al-Turki : Colorado ]

    01/04/2014 9:09:51 AM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | January 4, 2014
    Homaidan al-Turki was convicted in 2006 on charges related to having an underage slave whom he sexually molested. Al-Turki resided in Colorado and his now serving out his prison sentence in that state. Since his conviction, there has been a very strong effort from Saudi Arabia to have him released. ... A judge has now ruled that al-Turki isn’t going anywhere (that is if you don’t count his being moved from a State Correctional facility to a federal one). ... al-Turki has never really been completely cleared in the murder of Executive Director for Colorado’s Department of Corrections. Clements was...
  • Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags to fly at half-staff to honor Claire Davis on Wednesday

    01/01/2014 8:58:58 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 14 replies
    Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags to fly at half-staff to honor Claire Davis on Wednesday Memorial for slain student at Stock Show Wednesday Posted: 12/31/2013 DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper has ordering flags lowered to half-staff Wednesday in honor of Claire Davis, the student slain in the Arapahoe High School shooting. The 17 year old will be remembered Wednesday in a public memorial service at the National Western Stock Show and Complex. Claire was scheduled to compete in a horse show at the Stock Show in a few weeks. Doors at the complex will open at 12 p.m. Wednesday and the...
  • Republicans Say Hick’s Bipartisan Talk Isn’t Matched by Action ( Colorado )

    12/20/2013 7:32:00 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | December 20, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    Gov. John Hickenlooper called Thursday for a focus on bipartisanship in the 2014 legislative session, but Republicans can be forgiven for greeting his proposal with a certain skepticism. The 2013 legislative session, often described as the most liberal in state history, may have also been the most partisan. Democrats pushed through major legislation with no Republican votes on a half-dozen fronts, including election reform, gun control, education funding, and the rural renewable-energy standard. “It would be lovely if he behaved in a bipartisan manner, but that’s not what we saw last year,” said state Sen. Greg Brophy (R-Wray... ... This...
  • BACKFIRE: Governor’s New Media Adviser Compares Gun Rights to Ham Sandwiches?

    12/18/2013 8:43:32 PM PST · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | December 16, 2013
    UPDATE: Noting that Alan Salazar, Hick’s strategery chief, retweeted the bizarre proclamation, Colorado’s gubernatorial candidates weighed in via The Colorado Observer.  Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo said that the tweet “seem[ed] to claim that ‘there is no Second Amendment’ and called on the governor to explain the message”, observing: “The tweet implies that the governor looks at gun rights in the same way as [Potter] does, and unless the governor says something to the contrary, that’s what we have to conclude.” Fellow gubernatorial candidate and state senator, Greg Brophy, said, “It’s an indication of how deeply their animosity toward gun rights...
  • Gun-Rights Backers Gag on Sandwich Analogy From Governor’s Media Adviser ( Colorado )

    12/17/2013 5:52:41 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | December 16, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    Gun-rights advocates are having trouble digesting a social-media post from a senior advisor to Gov. John Hickenlooper that compares the right to bear arms with the right to bear a ham sandwich. “’Constitutional rights,’” yes. But #gunrights? Isn’t that like #hamsandwichrights or #lightbulbrights or #bombrights or #humanrights…wait,” says the message from Max Potter, the governor’s senior media adviser, on Twitter. Former Rep. Tom Tancredo, who’s running for the Republican nomination for governor, said the tweet seems to claim that “there is no Second Amendment,” and called on the governor to explain the message. “The tweet implies that the governor looks...
  • Colorado governor: Interior bureaucrats biased on species issue ( sage grouse: Utah & NM )

    11/26/2013 5:05:48 AM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 25, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    An example of the tension between Western Democrats and the Obama administration surfaced Monday when Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper told a rural audience that Washington bureaucrats are pushing a “slanted version” of the sage-grouse issue to political decision-makers. Mr. Hickenlooper, a Democrat who’s running for re-election in 2014, said Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is receiving one-sided advice from staff at the Fish and Wildlife Service over the issue of whether to place the Gunnison sage grouse on the endangered-species list. “She has an open mind, right, she’s not well-versed in this issue, and she recognizes that,” said Mr. Hickenlooper in...
  • Hick Gets Earful as he Tries to Mend Fences with Rural Coloradans

    11/26/2013 4:57:29 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    The Colorado Observer. ^ | November 26, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    Even though Gov. John Hickenlooper did most of the talking during Monday’s “lean in and listen” stop in Craig, the locals made it clear they’re tired of having their concerns brushed aside by lawmakers in Denver and Washington, D.C. Chief among the issues raised at the public forum were the federal crackdown on coal, the looming sage-grouse listing, and the state legislature’s doubling of the renewable-energy mandate and limiting access to firearms and ammunition. Brandy Meek, chair of the Moffat County Republican Party, drew loud applause when she said, “I would urge you, this next legislative session, please represent all...
  • Ethics complaint pending against Gov. Hickenlooper

    11/19/2013 7:29:07 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    ap ^ | November 19, 2013
    DENVER — The state Independent Ethics Commission has voted to proceed with an ethics complaint filed against Gov. John Hickenlooper.
  • CO Governor’s Attorney worked to free Saudi Convict

    11/06/2013 5:59:35 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | November 5, 2013 | Walid Shoebat
    The office of the Colorado Governor’s office, headed by Democrat John Hickenlooper, may be on the brink of a major scandal involving attempts to release a Saudi prisoner. Homaidan al-Turki was convicted in 2006 for keeping a sex slave locked up in his residence. He repeatedly molested her over a period of years. You might remember that earlier this year, the Executive Director for Colorado’s prisons, Tom Clements, denied a request to release al-Turki and have him sent back to Saudi Arabia. Eight days later, Clements was shot dead shortly after opening his front door on March 19, 2013. ......
  • Saudi Arabian sex offender, Homaidan al-Turki, wants out of prison in Arapahoe County ( CO )

    10/31/2013 7:35:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    A Saudi national, who is serving an eight-years-to-life sentence in Arapahoe County for repeatedly sexually assaulting his housekeeper, is seeking to spend the rest of his sentence in his native country. Homaidan al-Turki was convicted in 2006 of unlawful sexual contact by use of force, theft and extortion. Thursday, he is expected back in court for the continuation of a hearing that began last week. Defense attorneys say their client should have access to a sex offender treatment program that takes into account his religious and cultural beliefs and one that would be closer to his family. They say the...
  • Libs in Denial: Hickenlooper says No national message in Colorado gun-control recalls

    09/15/2013 7:36:28 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 34 replies
    wash times ^ | 9/15/13 | d eldridge
    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says last week’s victory by gun-rights voters in the state’s recall elections shouldn’t be seen as a litmus test for the rest of the nation — or even the rest of the state. The Democratic governor, appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, said the recalls of two state lawmakers, both Democrats, who supported gun-control legislation he signed earlier this year were more about local politics. “I’m not sure it has a national message or even a statewide message,” he said. “These are very specific districts.” Asked if the recall indicated a broader unease...
  • Second Amendment Roundup - Colorado and Missouri

    09/12/2013 4:57:58 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 1 replies ^ | September 12, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    An armed man is a free man whilst an unarmed man is a serf who is subject to the whims and dictates of the State. That is why progressive liberals fear and despise gun ownership and why they relentlessly pursue to destroy the Second Amendment of the US Constitution. They know that an armed population can resist any final destruction of their God-given liberties. This week saw a mixed bag of news as it pertains to gun rights. However, while there was a setback in Missouri, the overall news is encouraging. On Tuesday, voters in Colorado successfully recalled two anti-liberty...
  • Bad news: Colorado Democrat defeated in recall election over gun control not taking it well

    09/12/2013 4:31:01 PM PDT · by Signalman · 47 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/12/2013 | Allahpundit
    Via the Corner. Tuesday night, expecting a close race, I couldn’t believe that she lost by 12 points. Now, after watching her for the first time, I can’t believe she lost by only 12 points. She’s got one argument here — “voter suppression,” ripped straight from the DNC’s talking points memo, which is completely destroyed by her own now-famous admission a few weeks ago that if Bloomberg and his anti-gun group couldn’t buy her a victory in this race, “they might as well fold it up.” They did their best for her; as Erika noted earlier, gun-grabbers outspent gun-rights supporters...
  • Video: Rachel Maddow on "wave of fear" caused by gun-control politicos' recall loss

    09/12/2013 3:08:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Denver Westword ^ | September 12, 2013 | Michael Roberts
    If you see the Independence Institute's Jon Caldara smiling today, here's one likely reason: He provided the de facto name for the lead segment on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show last night. Sitting to the side of a continental-U.S. map plastered with the Caldara-uttered phrase "Wave of Fear," Maddow explored the recall election defeats of John Morse and Angela Giron over their support of gun-control legislation. Along the way, she featured a clip of Caldara at the lectern and politically incorrect graphics courtesy of the Rocky Mountain Gun Owners. See it all below. Following an introduction noting that her program is...
  • Hickenlooper nervously defends gun control laws after Colorado recalls

    09/12/2013 8:32:10 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept 12, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    "It's worth saying Colorado has maintained people's right to own a gun --- we've maintained the full respect for the Second Amendment," he insisted during a press conference on Wednesday. Hickenlooper repeatedly cited a poll showing that 80 percent of Colorado voters support universal background checks, calling the law "sound and sensible." He admitted, however, that he was never as "fired up" about limits on ammunition magazines. "That was a tough one," he said.
  • Colorado Commits keeping campaign plans under wraps

    09/12/2013 6:40:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Ed News Colorado ^ | Sep 10th, 2013. | Todd Engdahl
    Leaders of the campaign to pass a $950 million education tax increase are laying plans for their campaign, but they’re being close-mouthed about what those strategies are. With just 35 days until county clerks can start mailing ballots for the Nov. 5 election, Colorado Commits to Kids has yet to stage any public meetings or air any advertising. On Tuesday, Colorado Commits convened representatives of groups supporting Amendment 66 for a meeting on the Auraria campus. The emailed invitation said, “We plan to update you on our success thus far, and explain our road to success in the coming months.”...
  • Colorado Voters Blow Whistle On Anti-Gun Pols

    09/11/2013 4:01:12 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 11, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Rights: Colorado voters on Tuesday ousted two leading supporters of stricter gun control laws, saying "ready, aim, fired" to those who would deny movie patrons and college women the right to armed self-defense. One would think that Colorado, the site of the tragedies at Columbine and the Aurora movie theater, the purple state where President Obama accepted his first nomination amidst faux Greek columns, would be the least receptive of states for the arguments of Second Amendment defenders. Colorado state Senate President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron found out differently on Tuesday as they were ousted by gun rights...
  • The Democratic Delusion: ‘Voter Suppression’ Resulted in Recall of Pro-Gun Control Politicians

    09/11/2013 1:58:38 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 11, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    On Tuesday night, voters in two Colorado districts ousted two prominent state senators due to their support for strict state-level gun control measures. Colorado, which has been trending Democratic over the past four election cycles, has been uniquely resistant to the Republican message. For a moment, that trend in the Centennial State was halted as voters ejected state Sen. Angela Giron and state Senate President John Morse from elected office. Pundits and political scientists often warn observers that special or recall elections are not indicative of any political trend. They are not predictive of the results of a general election...
  • Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense In America Responds to Colorado Recall Election Results

    09/11/2013 9:08:39 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 49 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Sept 11, 2013 | Robert Farago
    Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grassroots organization of more than 100,000 members, issued the following statement regarding the recall election results in Colorado: “The gun lobby may have won this local battle, but they will not win the national war. The National Rifle Association purposely called this recall election in Colorado – just a year before the regular election cycle – to ensure voting obstacles and low voter turnout. This reckless desire to remove legislators from office in an off-election year cost Coloradans more than $500,000 – an egregious waste of taxpayer dollars. From the outset,...
  • Polling company did poll that predicted Colorado recall results *exactly* and didn't release it!

    09/11/2013 11:13:39 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 16 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | Sept 11, 2013
    The next time you're wondering if polls are biased, just remember this admission from Public Policy Polling: Reflecting on the Colorado recalls We did a poll last weekend in Colorado Senate District 3 and found that voters intended to recall Angela Giron by a 12 point margin, 54/42. In a district that Barack Obama won by almost 20 points I figured there was no way that could be right and made a rare decision not to release the poll. It turns out we should have had more faith in our numbers becaue she was indeed recalled by 12 points. What's...
  • Top Dem: Colorado losses due to ´voter suppression, pure and simple´

    09/11/2013 7:06:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/11/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Successful recall elections Tuesday of two Democratic state senators in Colorado were because of “voter suppression, pure and simple,” Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Wednesday. Wasserman Schultz blamed lawsuits filed by opponents of gun control to prevent voters from mailing in ballots, the late announcement of polling locations, and “efforts by the NRA, the Koch brothers and other right wing groups who know that when more people vote, Democrats win.” “The recall elections in Colorado were defined by the vast array of obstacles that special interests threw in the way of voters for the purpose of reversing
  • Pack your bags! Colorado senators ousted for anti-gun laws

    09/11/2013 7:03:25 AM PDT · by sdnet · 12 replies
    Small Government Times ^ | 2013-09-11 | Steve Adcock
    The people of Colorado have spoken. In the state’s first ever recall election, voters successfully recalled senators John Morse and Angela Giron over their support of anti-liberty gun control legislation passed earlier in the year, sending a message that the destruction of freedom will not be tolerated – in the state of Colorado. Morse lost by less than 400 votes in his hotly-contested district of Colorado Springs. Giron lost by several thousand in Pueblo. Democrats will still maintain control of the state legislature, although the state’s Democratic governor might be next on the list of politicians to recall. Coloradans fought...
  • Total recall: Gun-control advocates get booted from Colorado office

    09/11/2013 7:38:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    <p>Two Colorado Democrats who provided crucial support for a slate of tough new gun-control laws were voted out of office on Tuesday in a recall vote widely seen as a test of popular support for gun restrictions after mass shootings in a Colorado movie theater and a Connecticut elementary school.</p>