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  • Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner On Vacant SCOTUS Seat: ‘I Will Vote To Confirm

    09/21/2020 4:24:54 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 81 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | 09/21/2020 | Danielle Chavira
    Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner released a statement about his position on the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy left by the late-Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Gardner had avoided answering questions from journalists until Monday evening. “When a President exercises constitutional authority to nominate a judge for the Supreme Court vacancy, the Senate must decide how to best fulfill its constitutional duty of advice and consent. I have and will continue to support judicial nominees who will protect our Constitution, not legislate from the bench, and uphold the law. Should a qualified nominee who meets this criteria be put forward, I will vote...
  • Rep. Ken Buck calls for investigation into funding of violent protests

    08/31/2020 12:52:47 PM PDT · by RandFan · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 30 | By Nick Givas
    Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., on Sunday called for a Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into the funding of recent violent protests that have sprung up across the country, echoing statements made by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who was recently attacked while with his wife during the Republican National Convention. "The Justice Department needs to open an investigation into who is funding these violent riots," Buck tweeted.Buck had first addressed the issue after Paul and his wife Kelley were accosted while returning from the RNC, on the way back to their hotel. "If the Tea Party threatened a Democratic Senator and...
  • Rep. Ken Buck: Actual national debt is $30 trillion

    08/07/2020 7:02:02 AM PDT · by RandFan · 18 replies
    Just The News ^ | Aug 7 | By Nicholas Ballasy
    Rep. Ken Buck told Just the News that the national debt is $30 trillion when the actions that the Federal Reserve has taken during the pandemic are factored into the total. "This troubles me greatly but all I see is more spending. So how high do we get? We are going to continue to spend until the markets say enough is enough and nobody buys the bonds and then we have the cliff that we go off of," Buck said during an exclusive interview. "So I hope long before then we act responsibly and dial this back. But the reality...
  • Massie talks to Rep. Ken Buck about the time a lobbyist tried to buy him a seat on a House Committee

    08/06/2020 11:49:11 AM PDT · by RandFan · 3 replies
    Twitter ^ | Aug 6 | HBO Documentaries
    "It was somewhat flattering but at the same time, very slimy."@RepThomasMassie talks to @RepKenBuck about the time a lobbyist attempted to buy him a seat on the House Committee on Ways and Means. Free Video...
  • Rep. Matt Gaetz and Rep. Ken Buck call for Article V Convention

    08/04/2020 11:37:35 PM PDT · by RandFan · 38 replies
    Twitter ^ | Aug 4 | Rep. Matt Gaetz
    Fascinating discussion between Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) following HBO's "The Swamp" (I didn't see it). Gaetz & Buck want a Convention of the states to introduce federal term limits and a balanced budget amendment. They also discuss a range of other topics regarding Congress and how things are done. Click Excerpt Link then play the video (discussion starts about 5 mins in)...
  • Trailer: The Swamp on HBO featuring Rep. Matt Gaetz, Thomas Massie and Ken Buck

    07/26/2020 5:02:31 PM PDT · by RandFan · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 26 | HBO
    The Swamp provides a look behind the curtain of Washington politics by following three renegade Republican Congressmen over the course of a pivotal year in politics as they champion the President’s call to “drain the swamp." The Swamp premieres August 4 on HBO.
  • Former Colorado Judge Pleads Guilty to Obstructing Task Force Investigation of a Drug Trafficking Organization

    07/02/2020 1:04:07 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies ^ | June 30, 2020 | DOJ
    A former Colorado judge pleaded guilty today to obstructing a federal task force investigation of a large-scale drug trafficking organization.Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Jason R. Dunn of the District of Colorado and Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider of the FBI’s Denver Field Office made the announcement.Ryan Kamada, 41, of Windsor, Colorado, pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction of proceedings before a department or agency of the United States before U.S. District Judge William J. Martinez of the District of Colorado.  A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Dec....
  • Democratic Candidates Dominating In Colorado, New Poll Shows

    05/05/2020 9:13:46 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 86 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 5 2020 | Forbes
    In a sign of Colorado’s increasingly Democratic lean, a poll released Tuesday showed former Gov. John Hickenlooper with a commanding lead over Republican Sen. Cory Gardner in the U.S. Senate race, while former Vice President Joe Biden overwhelmingly leads President Donald Trump as well.
  • Coronavirus In Colorado: Denver Residents Urged To Decorate With Colorful Lights

    04/10/2020 6:57:29 PM PDT · by rintintin · 31 replies
    4 CBS Denver ^ | April 9, 2020 | 4 CBS Denver
    We know it’s spring, but you may want to dig out your Christmas lights. Denver residents are encouraged to decorate with colorful lights to show their gratitude and support for essential and frontline workers who are keeping us safe and healthy during the coronavirus pandemic. The Denver City and County Building was lit in red and white lights Thursday night to pay tribute to first responders and medical personnel. Mayor Michael Hancock was joined by Councilwoman Kendra Black and Police Chief Paul Pazen for the lighting ceremony.
  • Perjury charge filed against woman who tried to have CSU officer’s weapons confiscated

    01/30/2020 8:38:30 PM PST · by real saxophonist · 13 replies
    KDVR ^ | JANUARY 30, 2020 | Eric Ruble
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A perjury charge has been filed against Susan Holmes, the woman who recently tried to use Colorado’s new “red flag” law to have a Colorado State University officer’s weapons confiscated. Earlier this month, Holmes filed an extreme risk protection order against Cpl. Phillip Morris. It was denied. Morris shot and killed Holmes’ son in 2017. The district attorney found the shooting to be “clearly justified.” A petition for an extreme risk protection order requires the petitioner to have a connection to the respondent, such as being a blood relative, a marriage or domestic partner, or having...
  • 'I Do Not Believe We Need To Hear From 18th Witness’: Sen. Cory Gardner On Impeachment Trial Proceedings

    01/29/2020 3:54:27 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 23 replies
    CBS4 Denver ^ | 1/29/20 | Staff
    DENVER (CBS4)– Sen. Cory Gardner is among the senators questioning President Donald Trump’s attorneys and house managers in the impeachment trial. The Republican senator from Colorado said he doesn’t believe the Senate needs to hear from more witnesses. “I do not believe we need to hear from an 18th witness. I have approached every aspect of this grave constitutional duty with the respect and attention required by law, and have reached this decision after carefully weighing the House managers and defense arguments and closely reviewing the evidence from the House, which included well over 100 hours of testimony from 17...
  • ‘It’s Creepy’: Unexplained Drones Are Swarming by Night Over Colorado

    01/02/2020 4:11:34 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 108 replies
    NYT ^ | 1/1/2020 | Mitch Smith
    They come in the night: Drones — lots of them — flying in precise formations over the Colorado and Nebraska prairie. Whose are they? Unknown. Why are they there? Unclear. “It’s creepy,” said Missy Blackman, who saw three drones hovering over her farm outside Palisade, Neb., on a recent evening, including one that lingered right above her house. “I have a lot of questions of why and what are they, and nobody seems to have any answers.” Since before Christmas, sheriff’s departments in the region have been bombarded with reports of large drones with blinking lights and wingspans of up...
  • Republican Lauren Boebert intends to Primary Scott Tipton in Colorado

    12/16/2019 5:37:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 13 December, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Lauren Boebert for Congress Republican Lauren Boebert intends to Primary incumbent Scott Tipton for a Colorado seat in the House of Representatives. Tipton is in a district that as about 34% Republican, 29% Democrat and 37% independent. President Trump won the District with 52% of the vote in 2016. Boebert is from Rifle, Colorado, where she has gained national and international attention as the owner of Shooters Grill, a restaurant where the staff openly carry pistols. The restaurant has been popular in Colorado. Now Lauren is taking her flair for positive press to primary a Republican she deems to be...
  • Loveland school district clears student of any wrongdoing over Snapchat of guns; back in classes

    09/04/2019 12:21:30 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    The Complete Colorado ^ | 8/31/19 | Sherrie Peif
    LOVELAND —A Loveland High School teen is back in class today after Thompson School District (TSD) officials apologized and cleared him of a report to “Safe2Tell,” claiming he made a threat on the school, that was actually a family outing at a shooting range. On Wednesday, TSD Superintendent Marc Schaffer notified the parents of Nathan Myers that he could not return to school until the district completed a full investigation after Nathan posted a Snapchat video on Tuesday of several handguns and an AR-15 belonging to his mother. The guns were being packed for a family shooting trip to the...
  • Hickenlooper campaign in shambles

    07/02/2019 11:35:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | July 2, 2019 | Alex Thompson, and Nolan D. McCaskill
    Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s senior team urged him last month to withdraw from the presidential race gracefully and run for Colorado’s Senate seat or pursue other opportunities, a source familiar with the situation told POLITICO. The source said that the campaign only has about 13,000 donors, making it almost impossible to qualify for the next round of presidential debates in the fall. The campaign also only raised just over $1 million in the second quarter — about what he raised in the first 48 hours of his candidacy — and will likely run out of money completely in about...

    06/17/2019 6:05:29 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 49 replies
    Powerline ^ | June 17,2019 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    The returns are in on Colorado’s decision to legalize marijuana: (1) Large amounts of money are being made thanks to legalization, privately and by the state; (2) “horrible things are happening to kids.” The quotation is from psychiatrist Libby Stuyt. She treats teens in southwestern Colorado and has studied the health effects of high-potency marijuana. Stuyt says: “I see increased problems with psychosis, with addiction, with suicide, with depression and anxiety” stemming from legalization in the state. Stuyt’s report won’t surprise anyone who has read Alex Berensen’s book Tell Your Children, which I discussed here. Berensen noted that over the...
  • Woman Bit by Bear Exemplifies How Useful a Handgun Could Have Been

    06/14/2019 1:16:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 64 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 June, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. –-( 31 May, 2019, at about 1 p.m., a woman hiking with her husband on a popular trail near Aspen, Colorado, was bitten in an unprovoked attack by a black bear. She was bitten on the thigh and required hospitalization for a short period. Most bears that show no fear of humans have become acclimated to humans. Bears that have no fear of humans are likely to test humans to see if humans are potential prey. Eventually, the bears have a good chance of causing harm.The case illustrates how effective a pistol could be at stopping bear attacks,...

    05/29/2019 3:53:25 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 57 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 29, 2019 | Jason Hopkins
    ... Polis signed House Bill 1124 on Tuesday. It bars local law enforcement from arresting or detaining a suspected illegal alien solely on the basis of an ICE request. The legislation also prohibits officers from providing a suspected illegal immigrant’s personal information to ICE, and it requires Colorado police to read illegal migrants their Miranda rights when coordinating an ICE interview, the Denver Post reported. ... “Thank you to all of the people who helped to make this a reality and advocate for our immigrant community,” wrote Colorado Democratic state Rep. Adrienne Benavidez, the sponsor of the bill, in a...
  • Cleanup continues after 10 million pounds of boulders crush stretch of Colorado highway

    05/26/2019 6:48:34 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 76 replies
    KKTV ^ | 25 May, 2019 | Lindsey Grewe
    DOLORES, Colo. (KKTV) - Boulders weighing a combined 10 million pounds destroyed a stretch of highway in southwestern Colorado and have left road crews with a daunting cleanup job. "It’s truly mind-boggling that something that big came down," said Mike McVaugh, CDOT Regional Transportation director for southwest Colorado. McVaugh spoke with 11 News sister station CBS Denver about the job ahead. The massive boulders were part of a rockslide Friday afternoon that rendered part of Highway 145 impassable. The slide left behind an 8-foot-deep trench where pavement once was. According to CDOT, the trench was caused by the biggest boulder...
  • Colorado signs bill allowing doctors to recommend medical marijuana instead of opioids

    05/25/2019 5:18:22 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 25 May 2019 | David Aaro
    Colorado is trying to help tamp down the opioid crisis by allowing doctors to recommend medical marijuana for any condition meriting a painkiller prescription, The Denver Post reported. Gov. Jared Polis signed Senate Bill 13 on Thursday, and the new law is scheduled to go into effect on Aug. 2, after passing through Colorado's General Assembly. “This will substitute marijuana for an FDA-approved medication — something that’s unregulated for something that’s highly regulated,” Stephanie Stewart, a physician in Colorado, told the news outlet. Under Colorado law, medical marijuana can be recommended for patients struggling with cancer, glaucoma, HIV and AIDS,...