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  • Coloradans volunteer to protect the U.S. Border

    05/26/2016 9:10:22 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 5 replies
    Fox21 News ^ | May 25, 2016 | Abbie Burke
    NOGALES, Ariz. – The security of the border between the United States and Mexico, or lack there of, has been a hot topic recently – especially among the Presidential candidates. But while they debate about what they are going to do, dozens of men and women across the country are taking action now and volunteering their time to patrol the U.S. border. These men and women take time off work and away from their families to spend days camping in miserable conditions. They say they do it because of a love for their country and a desire to protect it.
  • Labor Union Won’t Endorse Michael Bennet ( Colorado )

    05/25/2016 8:31:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 24, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Democrat under fire from supporters in own party. Sen. Michael Bennet was the only Democrat in Colorado not to be endorsed by the largest union in the state. The incumbent will not have the help of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) this fall, as the union’s 130,000 members voted to not support the candidate over his positions on trade. ... many union members were unhappy with Bennet’s support of a measure last year that gives the White House more power to cut international trade deals. Bennet has already come under fire from Democrats for...
  • Donald Trump coming to Anaheim next week

    05/21/2016 2:54:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | May 21, 2016 | Lily Leung
    ... Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, will make a rally stop at the Anaheim Convention Center on Wednesday, according to his campaign website ... Sen. Bernie Sanders will be making a campaign stop in Irvine on Sunday and another Tuesday at the Anaheim Convention Center ... Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, also is expected to be in Orange County next week, according to a campaign email sent Saturday. No other event details were immediately available ...
  • Donald Trump Releases List of Potential Supreme Court Appointments

    05/18/2016 2:21:53 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 18, 2016 | Sundance
    Today Donald J. Trump released the much-anticipated list of people he would consider as potential replacements for Justice Scalia at the United States Supreme Court. This list was compiled, first and foremost, based on constitutional principles, with input from highly respected conservatives and Republican Party leadership. Mr. Trump stated, “Justice Scalia was a remarkable person and a brilliant Supreme Court Justice. His career was defined by his reverence for the Constitution and his legacy of protecting Americans’ most cherished freedoms. He was a Justice who did not believe in legislating from the bench and he is a person whom I...
  • Schock in limbo as feds still loom

    05/18/2016 1:25:39 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 1 replies
    One year after resigning in disgrace, Aaron Schock — the high-flying GOP congressman whose penchant for drawing publicity to himself was nearly unrivaled in the House of Representatives — has largely disappeared from view. But federal prosecutors still have their sights on him. There have been a few random glimpses of the Illinois Republican since his abrupt departure from Capitol Hill: having dinner with his father in Peru last summer, and snowboarding with a friend in Aspen, Colorado, in February. Just this month, Schock was seen lugging his gym bag outside the Longworth House Office Building. Sources say he is...
  • Trump's 11 potential Supreme Court Justices (bio and Wiki link)

    05/18/2016 12:48:45 PM PDT · by justlurking · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2016-05-18 | Me
    Don Willett is a Texas Supreme Court justice:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Willett David Stras is an associate justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Stras Allison Eid is a justice on the Colorado Supreme Court:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allison_H._Eid Joan Larsen is a justice on the Michigan Supreme Court.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Larsen Steven Colloton is a federal judge who has served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Colloton Raymond Gruender is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Gruender Thomas Hardiman is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hardiman Raymond M. Kethledge is a federal judge...
  • Donald Trump releases list of potential supreme court nominees – live

    05/18/2016 11:09:45 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 14 replies
    ABCNEWS ^ | 05/18/16 | staff
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia. Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri. Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. Trump said in March he planned to release the list to ease concerns about his conservative credentials...
  • Trump unveils list of his top Supreme Court picks

    05/18/2016 11:31:12 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 13 replies
    AP ^ | May 18, 2016 | JILL COLVIN
    Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri. Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. Trump had previously named Pryor and Sykes as examples of kind of justices he would choose.
  • Trump unveils list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices

    05/18/2016 11:11:10 AM PDT · by TontoKowalski · 233 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/18/16 | Jill Colvin
    The names are at the link.
  • Here's how Hillary Clinton's allies plan to go after Trump

    05/16/2016 7:46:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | May 16, 2016 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    "The fact of the matter is knowledge about Donald Trump is a mile wide and an inch deep," Guy Cecil says. The coming ad assault against Donald Trump from pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC Priorities USA Action is likely to drill a three-pronged message deep into the minds of swing state voters, if the group’s leaders have their way. The three central tenets of the message will be that the real estate investor is a divisive character, that he’s too dangerous to vote for, and that he’s a con man, Priorities’ chief strategist Guy Cecil explained to POLITICO on Monday —...
  • Pueblo Police To Hand Kelsie Schelling Case To CBI (local keystone cops vs basketball star)

    05/14/2016 5:37:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 5 replies
    KRDO.com ^ | UPDATED: 11:33 PM MDT May 13, 2016 | Carl Winder
    Pueblo police said they are in the process of handing the Kelsie Schelling investigation over the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Police Sgt. Ken Espinoza said one of the reasons for the possible takeover from CBI is there was an increase in other criminal investigations since 2013, which has led to less time being devoted to Schelling’s case. “We’ve done everything absolutely possible that we could do with it,” he said. The head of investigations at Pueblo police, Deputy Chief Andy McLachlan, retired Friday. He was involved in the Schelling case since the beginning. This comes as national attention will be...
  • Energy industry sues over grouse plans ( Colorado )

    05/13/2016 7:12:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | May 12, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    Oil and gas industry groups on Thursday sued federal agencies over revisions to land management plans in Colorado and other western states to protect the greater sage-grouse. The Western Energy Alliance and the North Dakota Petroleum Council filed the suit in North Dakota, saying the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service failed to follow proper procedures for public involvement in adopting the land use plan amendments. They also say the plans ignore sound science and will hurt western economies. Plan revisions being challenged include ones in northwest Colorado, where greater sage-grouse habitat substantially overlaps with oil and gas...
  • Colorado Planned Parenthood shooter mentally incompetent

    05/11/2016 2:08:21 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/11/16 | AP
    A man who acknowledged killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic is mentally incompetent to continue with his criminal case, a judge ruled Wednesday. ADVERTISEMENT The decision by Judge Gilbert Martinez puts the case against Robert Dear, 57, on hold until his mental competency can be restored through treatment. He will be sent to the state psychiatric hospital, and his mental health will be reviewed in August. As he was led out of the courtroom, Dear yelled at the judge: "That's called prejudiced, filthy animal!" The case will resume when Dear is found to be mentally capable of...
  • Stanford: Public Pension Debt Jumps 84%, to $4.8 trillion

    05/11/2016 6:54:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 May 2016 | Chriss W. Street
    the public pension debt for the 50 states and the District of Columbia jumped 84 percent in recent years, from $2.625 trillion in 2008 to $4.833 trillion in 2014. ... The highest pension debt/household is in Alaska, with an estimated $113,137 figure; Illinois and California are in the second and third highest rankings at more than $77,000 per household.” The lowest state pension debt per household is in Tennessee at $17,761. Illinois has the lowest “market funded ratio” (value of pension assets divided by market liability), at 23.3 percent. The other 49 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. have a market...
  • Marijuana-linked traffic fatalities on the rise, AAA warns

    05/10/2016 11:08:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 84 replies
    Press Release Rocket ^ | 5/10/16 | Jeremy B
    One of the nation’s top traffic safety organizations is issuing an urgent warning about driving while high. AAA says that in some states that have legalized marijuana, fatal accidents involving drivers who’ve consumed pot are on the rise. “Marijuana-linked traffic fatalities on the rise, AAA warns”...
  • Searching for Conservative Scholars

    05/10/2016 8:44:40 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 10, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Here's one of the reasons we do what we do. Even when the remaining journalists on the education beat bend over backwards to cover a story fairly, they still wind up giving it the educational establishment spin. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently covered the conservative scholar program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Writer Courtney Kueppers took note of the program’s success. Nevertheless, she claimed, "There simply aren't enough qualified conservatives in higher education for more colleges to try a program like Colorado's." She follows this assertion with a quote from one of the scholars, Steve Hayward, that...
  • California Likely Voting on Marijuana Legalization This November

    05/08/2016 4:54:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/7/2016 | Christine Rousselle
    It looks as though California will be considering a measure this November to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults over the age of 21. If the ballot measure actually makes the ballot, both California and Maine may soon be joining Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Alaska, and the District of Columbia as states where it's completely legal to toke up. To make the ballot, organizers had to garner more than 365,880 signatures. According to the coalition behind the ballot initiative, over 600,000 people have signed in support. Supporters of the measure include Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsome (D) and Facebook president...
  • Amy Van Dyken-Rouen said she was 'embarrassed' by TSA agent at Denver International Airport

    05/02/2016 7:00:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 98 replies
    7NEWS & The Denver Channel ^ | May 2, 2016 | Mark Boyle
    Colorado's six-time Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen says agents with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) humiliated her. She took to social media Sunday to detail her experience getting through security at Denver International Airport. She said agents made her go through a full body search even though she has Pre check. "They go around your breasts, they basically go under your butt and the just grab things, not grab, they touch things that are not appropriate and it's really embarrassing," said Van Dyken-Rouen. Van Dyken-Rouen said as much as she and husband Tom travel all over the...
  • Mexico Is Sending Us Colonists, Not Immigrants

    05/01/2016 11:19:05 AM PDT · by Tammy8 · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 30, 2016 | Tom Tancredo
    “Mexico First” has been the open, avowed policy of the government of Mexico for a generation, and Mexico expects its former residents to be loyal to Mexico for the next 200 years. Yet, when Donald Trump calls for an “America First” foreign policy, as he did in a speech this past week, he is denounced by pundits and the national security establishment for “nativism” and “demagoguery,” as if that policy is a novel and radical idea. Well, not in Mexico. I know that for a fact because I had it explained to me in Mexico City back in 2001 by...
  • The EPA Stashes BILLIONS In Slush Fund-Like Accounts

    04/30/2016 8:12:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/30/2016 | Ethan Barton
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials have accumulated at least $6.3 billion in more than 1,300 obscure spending accounts akin to slush funds that are essentially beyond congressional, media and public scrutiny. The accounts – which were created through EPA’s Superfund program – are not technically secret because the agency officially acknowledges their existence. But getting concrete details about deposits and expenditures is extremely difficult. The EPA deposited more than $6.3 billion into an estimated 1,308 special accounts between 1990 and 2015, according to the agency’s website, and has spent more than half of the total. The agency doesn’t publicly report...
  • EPA slammed after refusing to cover Colorado county’s costs from toxic spill

    04/28/2016 3:23:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 28, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — The Environmental Protection Agency came under fire Thursday after an official said the agency would not fully cover a Colorado county’s expenses stemming from the EPA-caused toxic wastewater spill at the Gold King Mine. Colorado Republicans blasted the agency after the Durango Herald reported that an EPA official nixed some of La Plata County’s proposed cooperative agreement for $2.4 million in spill-related costs over 10 years at a Wednesday board of county commissioners meeting. Sen. Cory Gardner, Colorado Republican, described the report as “outrageous” and “yet another example of the Washington double standard,” adding that he would work...
  • Christian school dropping ‘Crusaders’ mascot to keep from offending Muslims

    04/27/2016 5:16:32 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 60 replies
    Conservativefiringline.com ^ | April 26, 2016 | Joe Newby
    For 65 years, Denver Christian Schools used the mascot “Crusaders,” but that’s all about to change. Although CEO Todd Lanting says it’s not about political correctness, the change is being made because some might find it offensive to Muslims, EAG News reported Tuesday. “In our mission, in light of the command to love our neighbors as ourselves, the crusader was an inconsistent, inappropriate symbol for that mission,” Lanting told KUSA. EAG added: After using the Crusaders mascot for 65 of the school’s 100 year history, officials in November began to solicit ideas for a new symbol, and have since narrowed...
  • TRUMP CARD: Magellan Poll Finds That Trump Would Trump Cruz in a Primary

    04/22/2016 6:49:24 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 24 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics -Conservative Bully Pulpit ^ | April 21, 2016 | Colorado Peak Politics
    There has been a lot of agitation from the Trump Camp about the caucus process in Colorado – and, maybe, now we know why. A Magellan poll released today shows that in a head to head match up, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump would beat his opponent Ted Cruz in Colorado. Here are the numbers when voting on the current ballot: 44% – Trump 34% – Cruz 17% – Kasich 5% – undecided If voters were asked to choose between Cruz and Trump, the result is little changed: 48% – Trump 42% – Cruz According to the poll, Trump’s top...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Colorado County GOP Chair: Errors with Ted Cruz’s Delegate Win, Might Need Do-Over

    04/25/2016 8:00:56 PM PDT · by bigbob · 348 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-25-16 | Patrick Howley
    The chairwoman of the Boulder County GOP has admitted that grave errors affected the Colorado Republican caucus, in which Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% won a clean sweep of 34 delegates without opening up the process to voting by everyday citizens. Breitbart News has obtained an email that Boulder County GOP chairwoman Peg Cage sent to other top Republican officials in Colorado, including to other party chairs, describing the errors in the process that led to “the perception of fraud.” Reached for comment on the email, Cage said that the caucus might have to be done over.
  • State Supreme Court Lets Ruling Stand On Bakery That Turned Away Gay Couple

    04/25/2016 4:14:56 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 41 replies
    CBS 4 DENVER ^ | 25 APRIL 2016 | CBS 4 DENVER
    DENVER (CBS4)– The Colorado Supreme Court decided to let an appellate court ruling that a bakery violated the state’s anti-discrimination law when it turned away a gay couple stand by refusing to hear the case. On Monday, the state Supreme Court let the lower court ruling stand. Attorneys for Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, filed the appeal last fall. They argued the government shouldn’t force Phillips to violate his Christian beliefs.
  • Colorado Supreme Court won’t hear baker’s appeal over same-sex wedding cakes

    04/25/2016 1:04:36 PM PDT · by Coronal · 40 replies
    KDVR.com ^ | April 25, 2016 | Chuck Hickey
    DENVER — The Colorado Supreme Court declined to hear the case of a Lakewood baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. The decision upholds a ruling by the Colorado Court of Appeals last summer that found Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips cannot cite religious beliefs or free-speech rights in refusing to make a wedding case for a same-sex couple.
  • Residents of Colorado town baffled after entire police force suddenly quits

    04/25/2016 8:43:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    WaPo ^ | 4/24/16 | Peter Holley
    If you find yourself in an emergency situation in Green Mountain Falls, Colo., don’t bother calling police. In this scenic western hamlet, they no longer exist. All four members of the 700-person town’s police force — Tim Bradley, the police chief, and three volunteer reserve officers — resigned April 14 because of an alleged policy dispute with the municipality’s newly elected mayor, according to Fox affiliate KXRM-TV. Residents told the station that they weren’t exactly sure why the resignations occurred. “Our marshal and three deputies quit, and that’s about all they said,” Ann Pinell said. “We’ve had our hometown marshal...
  • President Hillary is totally unacceptable!

    04/23/2016 1:02:08 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 894 replies
    Free Republic stands for God, family, country! America! "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquillity, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution for the United State of America." Securing the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity is our mission on FR. We cannot secure the blessings of liberty with Hillary in the White House. When Trump wins the lion's share of the primary votes, states and...
  • Cruz knocks Fox News after clash with Hannity (Just answer a simple question, Ted)

    04/22/2016 7:49:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 121 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 22, 2016 | Evelyn Rupert
    GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz lashed out at Fox News over coverage of Donald Trumpafter a heated interview with Sean Hannity earlier this week. When asked on “The Dom Giordano Program” about coverage of Trump’s claims of unfair “voterless elections” in states like Wyoming and Colorado, Cruz said, “They know it’s not true.” “Donald doesn’t handle losing well, and when we loses, he cries and he screams and he whines and he curses and he insults everybody,” Cruz said. “So when Donald lost five states in a row in landslide elections, that’s when they began making up this nonsense about...
  • The Donald Trump Effect: Not a Politician and Dominating on ImmigrationPoll of Colorado likely R-Vot

    04/21/2016 10:41:08 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 31 replies
    Magellan Strategies ^ | By David Flaherty | April 20th, 2016 | By David Flaherty
    Here at Magellan Strategies we strive to generate research projects that are not only interesting, but more importantly are relevant to our clients. For our clients here in Colorado, there is very little public research focused on how likely Republican Primary voters view the race for the Republican Presidential nomination. For our clients around the country, there is a lack of public research that attempts to truly understand the factors that are motivating Republican Primary voters to support Donald Trump. We decided to fill both voids at once by fielding a 609n automated survey (April 5th-6th) of likely Republican Primary...
  • ‘Damaged masculinity’ may help explain Columbine and other mass shootings

    04/20/2016 8:02:21 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 20, 2016 | Michael S. Rosenwald
    ‘Damaged masculinity’ may help explain Columbine and other mass shootings mike.rosenwald@washpost.com Follow @mikerosenwald View Archive RSS Feed April 20 at 6:34 AM Columbine High Schoolshooter, Eric Harris. (AP Photo/HO) Wednesday marks the 17th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre — the terrible day in 1999 when Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 and wounded dozens more before killing themselves in Colorado.In the strangely American phenomenon of mass shootings, Columbine comes up again and again. As I wrote last year: It was Columbine that changed everything…a horrifying event that occurred just as the Internet was taking root in the...
  • Hickenlooper: Switch To Primaries Would Be A 'Worthy Expense' [Colorado]

    04/20/2016 7:21:15 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 16 replies
    Colorado Public Radio ^ | April 20, 2016 | Rachel Estabrook
    Colorado would go back to holding a presidential primary under a bill that's expected to be introduced this week, after Democrat and Republican voters complained that caucuses, held in March, left them out of the nominating process. The idea has Gov. John Hickenlooper's support, even though it might mean the state picks up the cost.
  • Trump: Colorado took voters out of election because of me

    04/17/2016 2:22:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 95 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/17/16 | Daniel Chaitin
    Donald Trump on Sunday accused the Colorado Republican Party of changing the rules of its nomination process because of his campaign. Speaking in Staten Island, N.Y., the businessman and GOP front-runner noted that he announced his campaign on June 16, 2015. Trump said that iwas two months later, in August, when the Colorado GOP's executive committee decided to give the power to delegates, not the voters, to decide whom they would support. Last weekend Texas Sen. Ted Cruz completed a sweep of all the state's 34 delegates. "Just so you understand. They keep saying 'we didn't change the rules' ......
  • Shocking New Video Shows What Is Really Going on at Yellowstone

    04/20/2016 8:53:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 97 replies
    www.charismanews.com ^ | 10:00AM EDT 4/18/2016 | Michael Snyder
    Over the past week, our planet has been hit by large earthquake after large earthquake, and according to Volcano Discovery, there are 38 volcanoes around the world that are erupting right now. We have seen a dramatic spike in global seismic activity that is unlike anything that we have seen in ages, and that is why what is going on at Yellowstone is so incredibly alarming. Geologists tell us that a full-blown eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano would have up to 2,000 times the power of the Mount St. Helen's volcanic eruption of 1980, and approximately two-thirds of the country...
  • Palestinian sister-city proposal stirs rancor in Colorado

    04/20/2016 2:48:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 20, 2016 3:37 AM EDT | Dan Elliott
    This peaceful university town is 7,000 miles from the violence of the Middle East, but a proposal to become sister cities with a Palestinian community has stirred such rancor that the City Council is trying to negotiate a truce among its own residents. The council decided Tuesday to hire a moderator and convene a citizen panel in hopes of settling differences between two sides arguing about whether Boulder should have a formal sister-city relationship with Nablus on the West Bank. …
  • Revealed: Colorado Lawmakers Who Voted to Scrap Election Are Ted Cruz Delegates

    04/18/2016 12:38:09 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 156 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/17/16 | Julia Hahn
    Social media posts, along with Cruz’s campaign website, reveal that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) supporters in the Colorado Republican Party were responsible for crushing an effort to give Colorado the ability to vote in a state primary. In May of 2015, four Colorado Senate Republicans killed an initiative “to create a presidential primary in 2016,” reported the Denver Post. “Under the bill, Colorado would have held a presidential primary in March that ran parallel with the state’s complicated caucus system… when it came before the Senate Appropriations Committee, four Republicans voted to kill the bill with three Democrats supporting it.”...
  • Ex-Rep. Tom Tancredo: GOP 'Manipulated' Colorado's Convention

    04/18/2016 5:24:49 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 34 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com/ ^ | 15 Apr 2016 | Todd Beamon
    The Republican Party "manipulated" Colorado's convention last weekend, which ended with Ted Cruz receiving all of the Centennial State's 34 delegates, former Rep. Tom Tancredo told Newsmax TV on Friday. "It absolutely was," Tancredo, who served on Capitol Hill for a decade beginning in 1999, told "Newsmax Prime" host J.D. Hayworth. He quit the GOP last year and described Cruz as "the real deal" in January.
  • Trump’s ‘voterless’ election myth

    04/18/2016 8:36:31 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 222 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 18, 2016 | Marc A. Thiessen
    Donald Trump is complaining that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is racking up “voterless” victories in states such as Colorado and Wyoming, where delegates are chosen by a “small handful of elites” who are “sidelining” Republican voters. This is dead wrong. In both Colorado and Wyoming, all registered Republican voters in the state had the chance to vote and participate in the delegate selection process. The Wyoming Republican Party website explains the process clearly: “Delegates to the state convention are elected by the county conventions. Delegates to the county convention are elected by precinct caucuses in their respective counties. Any person...
  • Revealed: Colorado Lawmakers Who Voted to Scrap Election Are Ted Cruz Delegates

    Social media posts, along with Cruz’s campaign website, reveal that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% supporters in the Colorado Republican Party were responsible for crushing an effort to give Colorado the ability to vote in a state primary. In May of 2015, four Colorado Senate Republicans killed an initiative “to create a presidential primary in 2016,” reported the Denver Post. “Under the bill, Colorado would have held a presidential primary in March that ran parallel with the state’s complicated caucus system… when it came before the Senate Appropriations Committee, four Republicans voted to kill the bill with three Democrats supporting it.”...
  • Just Vote Colorado

    04/16/2016 9:38:54 AM PDT · by Dana1960 · 163 replies
    Colorado GOP website ^ | unk | Colorado GOP
    Looks like Colorado knows how to hold a regular primary, when it wants to. They have one on June 28, 2016 for every office EXCEPT PRESIDENT. From the Senate on down. Sounds like regular voters are allowed to register their opinion on this election, without voting for blind delegates, evidently. Your thoughts?
  • Here’s The BOMBSHELL Piece Of Paper That PROVES The Colorado Vote Was “RIGGED” [PHOTO]

    04/15/2016 3:26:40 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 147 replies
    Americas Freedom Fighters ^ | April 15, 2016 | Dean James
    Presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump has blasted the primary voting policies calling the rigged. He’s right. And now we have evidence to prove it! There was never even a vote! The delegates met prior to the primaries and passed around a resolution which forbade delegates to vote for Trump for president or vice president because of a list of arbitrary reasons. Robert Zubrin, who was elected as an alternate delegate, submitted on March 22 to American Thinker that he had written the resolution. Resolution to Forbid Colorado Delegates from Voting for Donald Trump Whereas Donald Trump is...
  • Priebus to Trump: Most People Don't "Give A Darn" About Colorado (with video)

    04/15/2016 10:15:18 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 112 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 15, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, says Donald Trump complaining about the way Colorado's delegates were chosen is "distracting." Priebus said it "really isn't something that most people give a darn about." Priebus said not moving past this is this gets in the way of unifying the party. Priebus tried to distance himself from the controversial process, saying he doesn't write the rules for the Republican party, "the delegates at the convention write the rules." However, Priebus defended the process and said it's "pretty much the same system the Democrats use; delegates and voters choose the nominee."
  • EXCLUSIVE: Colorado Caucus Volunteers Ballot Errors Hurt Trump Could Have Violated State Rules

    04/15/2016 10:33:27 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 15, 2016 | by Patrick Howley
    Volunteers at the Colorado Republican Assembly are coming forward with evidence to indicate that their state’s delegate selection process was riddled with errors that disadvantaged some Donald Trump supporters who were running to become national delegates. The errors could have violated state bylaws significantly enough that some of the results could be contested, according to the volunteers. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took all 34 of Colorado’s delegates last week in a process that closed down traditional caucus voting to the public. A handful of volunteers spoke to Breitbart News about the process. “I’m the former Chairman of the Pueblo County...
  • Feds Say River They Polluted Is Safe, But Won’t Test Drinking Water

    04/15/2016 2:11:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/15/16 | Ethan Barton
    Drinking water and the “human food chain” affecting thousands of people are seriously threatened, because the Environmental Protection Agency polluted a Colorado river with toxic metals waste, a government document shows.But that’s not what EPA has been telling the public since the agency’s August 2015 accident that turned the Animas River yellow for nearly two weeks, threatening the main source of drinking and working water for residents in three states and the Navajo Nation.The EPA polluted the Animas River with 880,000 pounds of dangerous metals like lead and arsenic after it intentionally breached the Gold King Mine in August. EPA released a statement shortly...
  • Colorado GOP Chairman Steve House is getting threats from Donald Trump supporters

    04/14/2016 8:09:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | April 14, 2016 | Katherine Faulders, Jaclyn Allen
    Emails obtained by ABC News sent to Colorado GOP Chairman Steve House tell him to “quit whining” about all the threatening calls and emails he’s receiving. Another email tells him to “pray” he makes it to Cleveland, and instructs him to support Trump or “you are done.” One email provided to ABC News tells House to hide his family members.
  • Bowie deal falls apart in implosion ( War on Coal : Colorado )

    04/14/2016 7:31:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | April 13, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    Bowie Resources Partners’ purchase of Peabody Energy Corp.‘s Twentymile Mine in Routt County has fallen through, and Peabody has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. Peabody, the world’s largest privately owned producer of coal, joins other major coal companies including Arch Coal, owner of the West Elk Mine in the North Fork Valley, in going bankrupt. Arch Coal also is in Chapter 11 reorganization. Bowie, owner of the Bowie No. 2 Mine near Paonia, had agreed to buy Twentymile and two mine properties in New Mexico for $358 million. But Peabody previously had said Bowie was still trying to find...
  • How Colorado confusion could spell convention trouble/Unseat CO delegates

    04/13/2016 2:23:08 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 62 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | April 11,2016 | Maeve Reston & Gabe Ramirez
    Cruz's resounding win in Colorado's GOP contest this weekend provided fresh evidence that Trump's campaign is still scrambling to catch up in the delegate hunt. But the Trump campaign's threat that they might challenge the Colorado results at the Republican National Convention showed something else: Their campaign is gearing up for battle in Cleveland -- and no error will go unnoticed. The debate over the national delegate selection in Colorado this weekend qualified as the very definition of inside baseball............. READ: The Colorado delegate process has to be see to be believed
  • Ted Cruz interview on Hannity radio (4/12/16)

    04/13/2016 5:16:24 AM PDT · by Dana1960 · 71 replies
    Sean Hannity radio show ^ | 4/12/16 | Hannity/Sen. Cruz
    Start listening at 48.00 I don't know how to edit the link correctly.
  • COLORADO GOP DECIDES VOTERS DON’T NEED TO VOTE. WAIT! WHAT?

    04/13/2016 4:58:03 AM PDT · by McGruff · 38 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | April 11, 2016 | John Gibson
    Delegate shenanigans are roiling both Democrats and Republican primary races. For instance, Hillary Clinton seems to be very adept at snagging more delegates than Bernie Sanders even when Bernie wins. Ted Cruz had been playing this inside game for a while now. A prime example was his loss to Trump in Louisiana, which nonetheless gave him an equal number of delegates, and an opportunity to collect even more. And Donald Trump is now screeching about Ted Cruz cleaning Trump’s clock in Colorado, where Cruz took all 34 delegates in a Republican convention held on Saturday.
  • Colorado cheese thief makes off with over $5,000 worth of provolone

    04/12/2016 8:33:55 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-7-12 | unattributed
    The owners of a Colorado pizza joint say there’s a cheese thief in their midst after $5,000 to $7,000 worth of provolone has gone missing from their kitchen since mid-March. Hoss Kashani, owner of The Do Drop Inn based in Pueblo, Colo.—told KRDO that he noticed he had run out of cheese about a month ago. Despite the high volume of pizzas his shop prepares, Kashani says completely running out of cheese was unusual. "Middle of the week I ran out cheese and I was like, 'Oh my God'," said Kashani. After looking into the issue, the restaurant owner says...