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    11/12/2018 7:40:00 AM PST · by McQ444 · 30 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 2018-11-12 21:00 | CHANTAL DA SILVA
    Republican Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado has vowed that special counsel Robert Mueller will "not be stopped" in his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion between Moscow and President Donald Trump's campaign team.
  • Video: How the Colorado Democracy Alliance Turned Colorado Blue ft. Jared Polis

    11/07/2018 6:27:06 PM PST · by · 39 replies
    film ^ | 2014 | Citizens United
    45 minute film "Rocky Mountain Heist" documents the efforts of 4 extremely wealthy leftists (including new homosexual governor Jared Polis) to flip Colorado blue over the last ten years. The Colorado Model is coming to your state next.
  • Colorado Senate: Democrats set to retake control of state government

    11/07/2018 8:11:45 AM PST · by Simon Green · 18 replies
    Denver Post ^ | 11/07/18 | Andrew Kenney
    Colorado’s Democratic Party is poised to win control of the state Senate and regain a “trifecta” of elected power for the first time since 2014. As of 11 p.m., Democrats held strong margins in all five of the critical Senate races. Led by a group of women candidates, the party appeared to defend its most vulnerable districts while taking two suburban swing areas from Republicans. In Adams County, challenger Faith Winter defeated Sen. Beth Martinez Humenik by 11 percentage points with all precincts counted. Tammy Story led incumbent Sen. Tim Neville by 13 points in the western Denver metro with...
  • Democrat Jared Polis wins Colorado governor's race

    11/06/2018 6:55:32 PM PST · by Simon Green · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/06/18 | Greg Nash
    Democratic Rep. Jared Polis will be the new governor of Colorado, after he defeated Republican Walker Stapleton on Tuesday. The five-term congressman, who is the first openly gay man to win a gubernatorial race, pulled away from the Republican state treasurer in recent weeks, despite an onslaught of negative ads directed at him by outside groups. Polis gained the support of major environmental groups after making renewable energy and climate change major points in his campaign. Stapleton was endorsed by President Trump. Trump lost Colorado in the 2016 presidential election to Hillary Clinton by a 48 percent to 43 percent...
  • 2018's Best & Worst Places for Veterans to Live

    11/06/2018 11:04:10 AM PST · by Brilliant · 34 replies
    Florida Trend ^ | 11/5/2018
    With Veterans Day around the corner and 71 percent of VA medical centers recently demonstrating increases in quality in the past year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst Places for Veterans to Live as well as accompanying videos. The report compares the 100 largest U.S. cities across 18 key metrics, ranging from share of military skill-related jobs to housing affordability to availability of VA health facilities. Best Cities for Veterans 1. Austin, TX 2. Scottsdale, AZ 3. Colorado Springs, CO 4. Raleigh, NC 5. Gilbert, AZ 6. Plano, TX 7. Virginia Beach, VA...
  • Colorado gun dealer offers local rabbis free AR-15 rifle

    11/04/2018 11:24:34 AM PST · by ETL · 21 replies ^ | Nov 4, 2018, | Robert Gearty | Fox News
    A gun dealer in Colorado Springs, Colo., has offered a free AR-15 rifle to local temples for protection following the mass killing of 11 Jews at a Pittsburgh synagogue by an anti-Semitic gunman. Mel Bernstein, owner of Dragon Arms, told Fox News on Sunday that four local rabbis in Colorado Springs took him up on his offer and a fifth accepted the offer of a handgun. “I feel very bad that someone can walk in to a synagogue or church and start shooting and they can’t protect themselves,” Bernstein said.He said each rabbi filled out a background check. ..." “I don’t...
  • Polis slips up on role of National Guard; Sias calls foul ( Colorado )

    11/03/2018 1:09:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | November 2, 2018 | Joey Bunch
    Former fighter pilot Lang Sias, the Republican pick for Colorado lieutenant governor, called out Jared Polis Friday over a televised misstatement about the National Guard. On KUSA-9News’ Next with Kyle Clark program Thursday, the Democratic nominee for governor said he wouldn’t give President Trump access to Colorado Army National Guard troops to send to the U.S.-Mexico border if he thinks it’s politically motivated. “You could use the same rational to not allow someone to fight in Afghanistan or Iraq,” Clark said to Polis. “Is that dangerous?” Polis replied: “Well, it wouldn’t be Colorado National Guard units going to Afghanistan or...
  • Colo. Dem Gov. Candidate Polis Suggests Jailing Business Owners Who Break Labor Laws

    11/02/2018 5:48:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 2, 2018 | Todd Shepherd
    Polis: 'That's what my plan to do as Governor is'.. Rep. Jared Polis, the Democratic nominee for governor of Colorado, suggested that he would support criminal penalties for employers who violate the state's labor laws. ... we propose adding real criminal penalties to violations of our labor laws. That's when executives and businesses will notice it. When they don't see it as a cost of doing business, but they see it as "Wait a minute, I could go to prison for doing wrong by the workers, and wage theft, or for firing somebody for retribution." So we can do that...
  • How Colorado’s all mail ballot system benefits the political left

    11/02/2018 8:36:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Complete Colorado ^ | November 1, 2018 | Jon Caldara
    Colorado is one of only three states that run their elections with all-mail ballots. The other two are the west coast progressive strongholds of Washington and Oregon... So, between this and Jared Polis’s goal of 100% renewable energy five years sooner than California’s unreachable goal, we’re out-Californicating California... Colorado mandated all-mail ballots the last time the Democrats controlled both the state house and senate, 2013. And it fundamentally changed electioneering ... We used to have an election day, a 12-hour period for civically minded folks to get to their neighborhood polling place and exercise their voice. Voting was for those...
  • University of Denver Hosts ‘White Privilege Symposium’..

    11/01/2018 6:18:21 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 29 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/01/2018 | Alana Mastrangelo
    The University of Denver will host a “White Privilege Symposium” which will include scores of workshops focusing on how white students can hold themselves accountable for their race. The White Privilege Symposium is presented by The Privilege Institute and The University of Denver, and will offer several workshops seeking to help white people “check their privilege,” according to the symposium’s website.
  • Hickenlooper says ‘I’m running for president,’ then waffles ( Colorado)

    10/31/2018 11:06:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | October 31, 2018 | Marianne Goodland
    At a diner in Hooksett, New Hampshire, Hickenlooper told a woman: “I’m the governor of Colorado and I’m gonna run for president.” ... But then Hickenlooper hesitated, just a bit. “To be honest,” he told the woman behind the counter, “I haven’t made a final decision, and if I say I’m absolutely going to, then there are all kinds of legal ramifications. … I’m leaning strongly.” ... It’s the second time in the last 11 days that he referred to his presidential ambitions. The Des Moines (Iowa) Register reported on Oct. 19 that Hickenlooper seemed to be moving closer to...
  • Feds Charge Man With Torching Albany County GOP Headquarters

    10/25/2018 5:27:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    K2 Radio ^ | October 23, 2018| | Tom Morton
    The Wyoming U.S. Attorney's Office has charged a Laramie man with vandalizing and burning the Albany County Republican Party headquarters last month, according to the statement supporting a criminal complaint filed in federal court on Tuesday. Kellen Michael Sorber is charged with one count of using fire to commit a felony, which is punishable by at least five years to 20 years imprisonment, according to the complaint written by an agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The agent's statement did not say if Sorber had been taken into custody, but the Wyoming U.S. Attorney's Office...
  • Early voting show current turnout in Colorado isn’t quite as high as 2014 (GOP slightly ahead)

    10/25/2018 1:40:55 PM PDT · by Ravi · 32 replies
    Denverite ^ | 10/25/18 | hernandez
    More than 360,000 ballots have already been returned in Colorado, but the numbers are lagging behind return numbers from the previous midterm election. Figures released by the Secretary of State’s office on Thursday showed 367,927 ballots have already been returned for this year’s midterm election. But that’s roughly 150,000 fewer than the same turnout reported by the office four years ago. The office reported on Oct. 24, 2014, that 518,610 ballots had already been returned. (A note: the reason for comparing different dates is that this year’s ballots started being mailed out on Oct. 15. But the first day that...
  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Donated to Colorado GOP Senator's 2020 Reelection Campaign

    10/24/2018 11:28:09 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 13 replies
    Fortune Magazine ^ | Oct 24, 2018 | Don Reisinger
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and other company executives have donated thousands to the 2020 reelection campaign for Colorado Republican Cory Gardner. But why? .... ... According to CNBC, Gardner has played a prominent role in some of the legislation Amazon’s lobbying division has supported. The DIGIT Act, for instance, which centers on a national strategy for Internet of Things, is cosponsored by Gardner. It’s also a bill that Amazon has strongly supported. Amazon has also expanded its footprint in Colorado of late, with a new fulfillment center it opened in the state last year.
  • Men Have Turned In More Ballots Than Women In Colorado’s Election So Far

    10/24/2018 9:51:33 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    coloradotimesrecorder.comt ^ | Oct 24,2018 | Jason Salzman
    Political analysts have been saying for months that women will be the decisive force in November’s election in Colorado and nationally. So far, in Colorado, men have turned in more ballots than women. In Colorado, the total number of ballots filled out by men is 130,394 versus 126,005 by women, according to figures released today by the Colorado secretary of state’s office. Democrats and Republicans have turned in essentially the same number of ballots, with the Democratic total at 91,580 versus 91,190 for Republicans. Voters who aren’t affiliated with any party turned in 72,154 ballots so far. The next highest...
  • Republicans lead in early ballot returns in Colorado. Only 159,312 people have voted so far.

    10/23/2018 10:27:13 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 38 replies
    Colorado Independent ^ | Oct 23, 2018 | Cory Hutchins
    Republicans in Colorado have cast 2,245 more votes than Democrats in the past week, leading the very early vote count, according to data released today by the Secretary of State. Voters turned in a total of 159,312 ballots by Oct. 23 at around 8:30 a.m., a small sample that might mean little when trying to draw any conclusions thus far. There are 3,282,947 active voters in Colorado who received ballots last week. Election Day is Nov. 6. So far, 57,695 Republicans have voted versus 55,450 Democrats and 44,300 unaffiliated voters. Voters between the ages of 61 and 70 voted more...
  • Was Gary Hart Set Up?

    10/19/2018 11:50:29 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 73 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Oct 18 | James Fallows
    In the spring of 1990, after he had helped the first George Bush reach the presidency, the political consultant Lee Atwater learned that he was dying. Atwater, who had just turned 39 and was the head of the Republican National Committee, had suffered a seizure while at a political fund-raising breakfast and had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. In a year he was dead. Atwater put some of that year to use making amends. Throughout his meteoric political rise he had been known for both his effectiveness and his brutality. In South Carolina, where he grew up, he...
  • Colorado man charged in slaying of Army captain from Santa Fe

    10/15/2018 12:36:54 AM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    Sanra Fe, New Mexican ^ | Oct 13, 2018 | Cynthia Miller
    Police have charged a Colorado Springs, Colo., man in the September slaying of a 28-year-old U.S. Army captain from Santa Fe who was found fatally shot near an intersection east of the city’s downtown area. Gilberto Chavez Jr., 27, who was already jailed on unrelated charges, faces a count of first-degree murder in Army Capt. Daniel Chamberlain Lehman’s slaying, the Colorado Springs Police Department announced Friday in a Facebook post. Chavez is being held without bond in the El Paso County, Colo., jail. Police found Lehman’s body at the end of a trail of blood around 7 a.m. Sept. 15....
  • ‘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...
  • GOP complaint targets Polis’ investment in medical tourism ( Colorado )

    10/11/2018 11:59:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | October 10, 2018 | Joey Bunch
    A Republican allegation that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis invested in a company benefited by his work as a congressman is now a formal complaint. Former Secretary of State Gessler, a GOP candidate for governor in 2014, filed the complaint Tuesday with the Secretary of State’s Office on behalf of Kristina Cook, a Denver County Republican Party official and conservative radio personality. She and Gessler allege that Polis failed to disclose in his official paperwork that he had invested between $5 million and $25 million in BridgeHealth Medical Inc. “This failure to report his interest in BridgeHealth is not a...