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  • Colorado State Police Stop Man Walking Down Highway With IED

    11/23/2015 4:06:31 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 44 replies
    BREAKING911 ^ | 23 NOVEMBER 2015 | GRANT
    COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado State Police have confiscated an improvised explosive device, or IED, from a man seen walking along the Highway 50 bypass Monday afternoon. A stretch of Hwy 50 from I-25 to Bonforte in Pueblo is now open after being closed as police investigated. Police say the device was in his hand and a Trooper immediately took the item from the suspect. The bomb squad was called in to remove the threat. It happened around 3 p.m. Monday afternoon.
  • Financial claims add up after Gold King Mine spill ( Colorado )

    11/23/2015 4:56:48 AM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | November 21, 2015 | Jonathan Romeo
    More than 30 individuals, businesses seek damages from EPA. Financial damage claims for those affected by the Aug. 5 Gold King Mine blowout eclipsed $1.3 million just two months after the Environmental Protection Agency triggered the release of 3 million gallons of mine wastewater down the Animas River. ... more than 30 individuals and business owners filed Form 95, the claim process for financial reimbursements from economic loss caused by wrongful U.S. government actions. The combined claims total about $1.3 million in damages ... the hardest hit are rafting companies and their employees, who were forced to shut down for...
  • Professor Declares ‘Whiteness’ a ‘Disease’ [Teaching Education journal]

    11/23/2015 1:53:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    Front Page ^ | November 23, 2015 | Jack Kerwick
    [University of Colorado education professor, Cherly E.] Matias draws on what's known as "critical race theory" (CRT). Given the heavily politicized nature of the contemporary academy, it should come as no surprise that CRT is a racialized version of Marxism and all of the rage among legions of academics. I had always looked upon my six-year-old son as a blessing. But now I realize that he is a disease. My wife, my parents, my grandparents, and every member of my family, both living and deceased, are likewise a disease. But if you are reading this right now, and you are...
  • CU-Boulder Anti-Racism Rally Canceled Because Organizers Are White

    11/22/2015 7:47:51 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Nov 2015 | Lee Stranahan
    An anti-racism rally planned at the University of Colorado, Boulder, to show solidarity with University of Missouri black activists was cancelled because the protest organizers arewhite. However, a check of one of the event planner’s Facebook page reveals that isn’t the case. The rally was killed under pressure from the CU’s Black Student Alliance, whose co-president Paris Ferribee said, “It’s not anyone that’s being affected telling the story, it’s only white people telling the story.” The rally was planned by students in a CU course called “Whiteness Studies.” Azabe Kassa posted an apology on the group’s Facebook page: On behalf...
  • 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...
  • Backlash against Polis' refugee vote expressed online and in verse

    11/21/2015 11:31:02 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 2 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 11/20/2015 | Alex Burness
    After liberals widely condemned Jared Polis' vote this week in favor of a GOP-authored measure adding an extra step in the vetting of Syrians and Iraqis refugees, the congressman on Friday called the backlash a misinterpretation that was "very painful" to him personally. "I've received plenty of calls, tweets, letters and Facebook messages about my vote," the Boulder Democrat wrote in a statement on his Facebook page. "Many people unfortunately interpreted my vote yesterday as a vote against refugees. ...nothing could be further from the truth." The bill that Polis supported is dubbed the SAFE Act, and would force those...
  • Former presidential candidate sparks outrage by posting unedited picture of bloodied corpses...

    11/19/2015 5:59:17 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 48 replies
    A former presidential candidate has sparked outrage by posting a picture of bloodied bodies in Paris on Facebook. Tom Tancredo, once a Republican congressman in Colorado who advocates tougher immigration laws, shared the unedited photo on Tuesday of corpses lying strewn across the Bataclan theater. It features the caption: 'Celebrating diversity one massacre at a time... Coming soon to a concert hall near you!' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3324825/Former-presidential-candidate-sparks-outrage-posting-unedited-picture-bloodied-corpses-Paris-Facebook.html#ixzz3rwi62e00 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • New Poll Indicates Colorado Not High Enough To Choose Clinton (All top Republicans beating her)

    11/18/2015 9:52:33 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 18 replies
    Redstate ^ | November 18th, 2015 | Sara Gonzales
    A new Quinnipiac poll released today shows the likely Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, could be in trouble in the swing state of Colorado. Clinton trails in the latest poll conducted in the state with a double digit deficit against all the top Republican candidates. She also leads the poll as the top Democratic candidate with 55 percent, compared to Bernie Sanders’ 27 percent. In a matchup between Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 93% vs Clinton, Rubio tops her in the poll by an astonishing 16 percentage points, leading 52-36. Dr. Ben Carson is not far behind, grasping a solid lead in...
  • Carson leads GOP field in Colorado

    11/18/2015 6:00:24 AM PST · by VinL · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/15 | Mark Hensch
    GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson ranks first among Colorado’s Republican voters, according to the Quinnipiac University survey. The retired neurosurgeon has the support of 25 percent of likely Republican primary voters in the Centennial State. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) trails the former doctor with 19 percent. Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner nationwide, takes 17 percent for third place. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) ranks fourth with 14 percent, making him the last GOP presidential candidate with double-digit support in Colorado. Eleven percent of Colorado’s Republican voters, Quinnipiac reported, remain undecided on their voter in 2016. Pollsters found that Carson receives high...
  • Poll finds Dr. Carson tops GOP race in Colorado; top Republicans beat Clinton

    11/18/2015 8:05:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/18/2015
    Former neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson is leading the race for the Republican presidential nomination among Colorado voters, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday which also finds that he is one of a number of Republicans who would soundly beat Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in the Centennial State in a general election match-up. In the race for the Republican nomination, the poll finds Carson leads in Colorado with 25 percent of the vote, followed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio with 19 percent, business mogul Donald Trump with 17 percent, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with 14 percent, Carly Fiorina...
  • Don’t count on Colorado going red next November

    11/17/2015 8:20:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/17/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    You may recall that just before the election at the beginning of this month we talked about the school board recall initiative in Jefferson County, Colorado. Three conservative board members had been elected in 2013 and they had proceeded to work on school choice initiatives, expanded support for charter schools and a variety of other agenda items which completely outraged the teachers unions. The ensuing battle over attempts to have them recalled was epic, bringing in millions of dollars for campaign war chests on both sides, with the national teachers unions facing off against Americans for Prosperity and a...
  • Yellow River: EPA Forces Secrecy On Gold King Mine Spill Firm ( Colorado )

    11/15/2015 5:17:21 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | 11/12/2015 | Ethan Barton
    Environmental Protection Agency officials require contractors to sign secrecy pledges that in the case of the Gold King Mine spill kept the public in the dark earlier this year about a Colorado mining disaster that turned waters yellow as they flowed through two states and the Navajo Nation. ... these secrecy clauses are typical with the EPA - the same government agency whose former administrator, Lisa Jackson, used an alias email address to avoid public scrutiny. ... the EPA controls the flow of information by circumventing federal regulations that dictate when an agency can use non-disclosure clauses by including secrecy...
  • Salon Wants Gun Owners Shot

    10/24/2015 1:44:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2015 | John Nantz
    “So if you love guns…then you need to be shot. You need to feel a bullet rip through your flesh, and if you survive and enjoy the feeling—then the right to bear arms will be all yours.” Salon is a widely known left-wing rag, a den for liberals to cobble together irrational screeds. No doubt, the writing process begins in crayon and on widely ruled hand writing paper, peppered with large chunks of unprocessed wood chips. It actually sparks a bit of nostalgia, since the vast majority of us left those infantile tools behind in preschool. However, liberalism is the...
  • Commerce City police officer Kevin Lord arrested, accused of false reporting about being shot

    11/14/2015 8:56:43 AM PST · by Fundamentally Fair · 5 replies
    Fox31 Denver ^ | November 13, 2015 | Staff
    <p>COMMERCE CITY, Colo. --Police announced they arrested Commerce City Police Officer Kevin Lord late Friday night. He faces charges of trying to influence a public official and false reporting. Lord said he was shot by a driver during a traffic stop last Sunday morning.</p>
  • Colorado Supermax Town to Obama: Keep Gitmo Terrorists Away From Our Children

    11/13/2015 8:00:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2015 | Joy Overbeck
    Islamic terrorists have no scruples about slaughtering schoolchildren and that's what worries the residents of Florence, Colorado, when they hear the president talk about transferring up to 61 Gitmo prisoners to the Supermax prison in their small town. It should also concern the prison towns in Kansas and South Carolina that the administration is considering as terrorist depositories.In recent years, Muslim radicals have taken two schools hostage, causing the deaths of 318 schoolchildren and the maiming of hundreds more during brutal sieges in Pakistan and Russia that horrified the world. "Our schools represent soft targets in a hostage situation," says...
  • AP Exclusive: Colorado disputes key part of EPA's account of toxic waste spill from old mine

    11/12/2015 5:23:49 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    ap ^ | November 12, 2015 | Dan Elliott
    Colorado officials say they didn't endorse an Environmental Protection Agency cleanup operation that caused a massive spill of toxic wastewater from an inactive mine, disputing a key claim by federal agencies that state experts signed off on the plan. ... a blow to the EPA's contention that outside technical experts supported its plan ... also raises questions about an investigation of the spill by the federal Bureau of Reclamation, which claimed two mining experts from the state approved of the project
  • Physical fitness testing suspended for all Colorado Springs police officers (Female officers win)

    11/12/2015 12:07:41 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 44 replies
    The Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | 11/10/2015 | Debbie Kelley
    olorado Springs police officers will not be required to take a physical fitness test this year, and those who failed it last year will no longer face penalties, pending the outcome of a discrimination lawsuit 12 female officers have filed. The city of Colorado Springs and its police department agreed on Friday to all conditions the plaintiffs sought in a preliminary injunction, and on Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Matsch ordered the demands be met.
  • Universal health care to appear on Colorado ballot in 2016

    11/10/2015 3:02:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | November 9, 2015 | The Associated Press and Staff
    Supporters of universal health care have gathered enough signatures to put on next year's ballot a plan to make Colorado the first state to opt out of the federal health law and replace it with taxpayer-funded coverage for all. Proponents submitted 158,831 qualified signatures, about 60,000 more than required to put the measure on the ballot, Secretary of State Wayne Williams said Monday. The question would make Colorado the first state to opt out of the federal Affordable Care Act and replace it with universal health care. The campaign is expected to face intense opposition and could make for a...
  • Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes arrested on Maui for allegedly assaulting wife

    11/10/2015 12:27:53 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Monday, November 9, 2015 | Chelsea Davis
    MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Major League Baseball player Jose Reyes, the shortstop for the Colorado Rockies, was arrested on Halloween after allegedly assaulting his wife in their Maui hotel room, sources say. Reyes and his wife, Katherine, were allegedly arguing in their Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea room that afternoon. His wife told responding officers that Reyes grabbed her off the bed and shoved her. Sources say she also told police that he grabbed her throat and shoved her into the sliding glass balcony door. Security called police and Reyes was arrested for abuse of a family or household member....
  • Open Carry did not delay Police Response in Colorado Shooting

    11/10/2015 5:53:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The disarmists are claiming that the police did not respond to the shooter in Colorado Springs because the State has open carry rights, as do 45 states of the United States. From R Bruce Magee, a commenter on kpbs.org: This past weekend. a man was seen wandering a Colorado Springs neighborhood brandishing a heavy weapon. Recognizing the man as a neighbor, a woman called 911. The dispatcher told her the police couldn’t do anything about the man due to the state’s Open Carry Law. Within a few minutes of that phone call, the man had shot and killed three...
  • In Trashing Land, The EPA Has Nothing On The Forest Service

    09/03/2015 1:14:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/02/2015 | William Perry Pendley
    Americans now comprehend fully the disdain the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has for truth-telling, the rights of others, and the environment. Forget the last six spiteful years; the Colorado mine disaster suffices. The EPAs wanton malfeasance experts warned of a catastrophic blowout unleashed three million gallons of orange arsenic-, cadmium-, and lead-laden wastewater into an Animas River tributary trashing public, private, and tribal lands and waters in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and the Navajo Nation. Even so, the EPA has nothing on the U.S. Forest Service. In documents filed days ago in a federal district court in Arkansas,...
  • SIDING WITH THE EPA: Bennet Votes for Waters of The U.S. Rule ( Colorado )

    11/05/2015 6:59:42 AM PST · by george76 · 2 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | November 4, 2015
    While everyone was voting in Colorado elections Tuesday, scant attention was paid to how our U.S. Senators voted on a measure that is extremely important to our entire way of life. We'll give you a hint - it's water. A bill by our Wyoming neighbor, Republican U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, would have required the EPA to rewrite the egregious Waters of the United States rule to give states and the agriculture industry more protection. WOTUS, as it's known, is the latest and worstest regulation issued by the Obama administration to regulate ponds and ditches in neighborhoods and farms as navigable...
  • Possible explosion closing several streets in downtown Denver east of State Capitol

    11/03/2015 3:34:09 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 31 replies
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | November 3,2015 | Oscar Contreras
    DENVER - A possible explosion has closed several streets in Denver, according to officials with the Denver Police Department.
  • Extreme Much? Che Guevara Tribute Kicks Off National Environmental Summit

    11/03/2015 11:41:09 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    The Steamboat Institute ^ | November 2nd, 2015 | Simon Lomax
    It's no secret that many U.S. environmental groups have become more strident and ideological during the Obama residency. But you may be surprised just how extreme they have become. In early October, a national network of environmental groups - called Stop the Frack Attack (STFA) - held a summit in Colorado to discuss their campaign strategies. The STFA alliance is led by Earthworks and includes other well-known national activist groups, such as the Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council and Food & Water Watch. Dozens of smaller groups, which routinely serve as the face of national groups in state- and...
  • Gun Control Laws Fail to Stop Colorado Springs Halloween Gunman

    11/01/2015 8:00:27 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/31/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    In the early morning hours of October 31 the tranquility of downtown Colorado Springs was interrupted by multiple shootings in which three innocents were killed before Colorado Springs Police were able to kill the gunman in a shootout. The Colorado Springs Gazette reported that just before 9 a.m. residents who heard the gunshots looked out their windows to see a man with a rifle. A 21-year-old witness named Matt Abshire said the gunman “shot a person on Prospect Street and two more near El Paso Street.” Police had been called and arrived to confront the gunman just after he had...
  • Obamacare Is A Disaster: Co-Op Insurers Across America Are Collapsing, And Now There Is Fraud

    10/31/2015 11:32:41 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 57 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 30 October 2015 | Tyler Durden
    Two weeks ago we reported that in what at the time was still a rather isolated incident, Colorado's largest nonprofit health insurer (aka co-op), Colorado HealthOP is abruptly shutting down, forcing 80,000 Coloradans to find a new insurer for 2016. At the time, we said that the health insurer had been decertified by the Division of Insurance as an eligible insurance company because the cooperative relied on federal support, and federal authorities announced last month they wouldn't be able to pay most of what they owed in a program designed to help health insurance co-ops get established. In other words,...
  • Coal mine expansion stalls in lawsuit citing climate change ( Montana: WildEarth Guardians )

    10/31/2015 9:53:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 26, 2015 | MATTHEW BROWN
    Judge stalls approved Montana coal mine expansion in 2nd successful suit citing climate change. The U.S. Interior Department should not have approved the expansion of a southeastern Montana coal mine without taking a closer look at its effect on the environment, a federal judge said about a lawsuit arguing the government ignored coal's contributions to climate change. Environmental groups sued the Interior Department after it approved an expansion of the Spring Creek Coal mine in 2012. The case marks the second time conservationists have used worries over climate change to successfully challenge approval of a coal mine after it had...
  • Tripwire Alert – RNC/GOPe Colorado Plan Implodes – Jeb Whiffed in Political Tee Ball…

    10/30/2015 9:53:42 AM PDT · by Ziva · 22 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10/29/2015 | The Conservative Treehouse
    Almost everyone, except the political Mossad, have entirely missed the obvious set-up within the Colorado RNC/GOPe debate. They had a plan, they had a very good plan, this was their home-turf, this was their home audience – this was personal. The GM, Reince, had gone along with the family and developed a political strategy; a very political strategy. The umpires: John Harwood, Carl Quintanilla, were pre-selected, vetted, nudged, and the necessary game-saving political ball was resting easily upon the tee…. But Jeb whiffed ! Yes, RNC Chairman Reince Prebius was angry last night post-debate, but he wasn’t necessarily frustrated by...

    10/30/2015 2:43:38 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 30,2015 | TOM TANCREDO
    In a panel discussion at the University of Colorado after the recent Republican debate, I was asked by a student why she should be a Republican. The question forced me to ask myself the same thing. I gave the young woman the standard talking points After much thought, I reluctantly concluded that the answer is “no.” The proudly socialist Democrats are full of passionate intensity, while the Republican leadership is full of pathetic excuses. After this week’s House GOP “budget deal,” which betrays nearly every promise made to grassroots conservatives since 2010, I have decided it is time to end...
  • Priebus: CNBC Won't Moderate Another Debate,We're "Re-Evaluating" All The Others (Shortened)

    10/30/2015 2:53:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 68 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 30, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    RNC Chairman Reince Priebus stated that CNBC won’t moderate another Republican debate after its “crap sandwich,” and that all future debates will be “re-evaluated” on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
  • Cruz rakes in $1.1 million after debate

    10/29/2015 4:36:19 PM PDT · by VinL · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/29/15 | Jessie Byrnes
    Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) presidential campaign had raised $1.1 million dollars since the Wednesday Republican debate, his campaign said Thursday afternoon. The figure, announced during an interview on Fox News with host Bret Baier, illustrates the fundraising potential for candidates in the prime-time events. Cruz made waves early in the debate, leading the charge against questions posed by the moderators from CNBC, the network that aired the two-hour debate. Several other candidates also pushed back on the moderators during the debate, including Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Following his criticism of the media, Cruz became...
  • Cruz Raises $1.1 Million in 22 Hours After Debate

    10/29/2015 5:10:31 PM PDT · by Isara · 23 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 10/29/15
    HOUSTON, Texas - Following his strong showing in the CNBC Presidential Debate, Senator Ted Cruz announced that his campaign had raised $1,125,978 in the first 22 hours after the debate. The average donation was $54.Ted Cruz: We raised over $1.1 million since the #CNBCGOPDebate (video)"This level of support shows just exactly how energized and excited people are by our campaign," said Cruz. "Whether it's on the stage or on the stump, we are telling the truth to the American people about how broken and unaccountable Washington is, and how it's going to take consistent conservative leadership to get America back...
  • CNBC'S S*** Show Of Epic Proportions: Every Dumb Moderator Question,Broken Down

    10/29/2015 2:55:09 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Ben Shapiro
    Wednesday night’s epic s*itshow of a debate highlighted one fact beyond all others: if Republicans are to win the presidency in 2016, their main opponent will not be Hillary Clinton, but the established media.
  • Marco Rubio Crushes Jeb Bush In CNBC Debate

    10/29/2015 8:18:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 29, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    BOULDER, Colorado — Mic drop. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) so solidified his standing as the new establishment frontrunner on Wednesday evening here in the CNBC debate that Rubio’s team wouldn’t even comment on the poor performance by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
  • Washington Post Declares CNBC A "Loser" Of The Presidential Debate

    10/29/2015 6:07:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 29, 2015 | John Nolte
    In its usual-usual write-up looking at the winners and losers of Wednesday night’s Republican presidential debate, the Washington Post declared the host network, CNBC, one of the debate losers.
  • CNBC Disaster Debate: Full Republican Debate Grades

    10/29/2015 4:24:33 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 164 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 10/28/2015 | Ben Shapiro
    In what had to rank as the worst presidential debate in modern history, CNBC anchors berated, cut off, and skewed the words of Republican candidates over the course of two hours on Wednesday night. In spite of - and in the case of Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Chris Christie, among others, because of - that horrifically biased moderation, Republicans emerged looking better for wear. They needed to show they had elbows, and many of them did. Without further ado, here are the debate grades.
  • GOP Candidates Battle CNBC Anchors, As Audience Boos Multiple Times

    10/29/2015 2:31:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 29, 2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday at CNBC’s Republican presidential debate, the anchors and candidates battled with the blusterous booing audience in heavy support of the candidates.
  • Street Artists Pepper Boulder with Ted Cruz 'Mockingjay' Posters Ahead of Debate

    10/28/2015 9:03:24 PM PDT · by Isara · 63 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | October 28, 2015 | Hank Berrien
    Unidentified street artists plastered posters conflating Senator Ted Cruz with the Hunger Games' "Mockingjay" symbol around the University of Colorado at Boulder in time for his appearance at tonight's Republican debate. The posters and stickers which appeared this morning are likely the only pro-candidate activism on a day that promises much more anti-GOP action. According to The Gazette: Republicans going to Boulder Wednesday for the fourth GOP presidential debate will be welcomed to the state's liberal stronghold with protests and a plane circling the city with a banner making a quip about the billionaire Koch brothers. The actions were...
  • Crowd roars as Cruz attacks the media

    10/28/2015 8:29:09 PM PDT · by Isara · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 28, 2015 | Niall Stanage
    Ted Cruz Rants About Media Bias During CNBC Debate (Watch the video at the link) Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas won some of the biggest cheers of the first segment of the Republican presidential debate Wednesday with a vigorous attack on the media in general, and the CNBC moderators in particular. Cruz, asked about the debt limit, diverted to assert that the questions posed in the first half-hour of the debate "illustrate why the American people don't trust the media. This is not a cage match." The first-term senator went on the paraphrase what he argued were excessively hostile questions...
  • Cruz Rips Press At CNBC Debate

    10/28/2015 6:11:00 PM PDT · by vbmoneyspender · 56 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10/28/2015 | Ted Cruz
    At the Republican debate hosted by CNBC in Boulder, Colorado Wednesday night, presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz lambasted the moderators, particularly John Harwood of TheNew York Times, and the media for their treatment and characterization of himself and his competitors. "The questions asked in this debate illustrate why the American people don't trust the media," Cruz at Wednesday's Republican debate. "Everyone home tonight knows that the moderators have no intention of voting in a Republican primary."
  • Snow Closes Roads in Parts of Colorado

    10/28/2015 3:24:15 PM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    kdvr.com ^ | 10/28/2015 | David Mitchell
    Blowing snow caused all kinds of travel problems in the mountains late Tuesday afternoon. U.S. 6 over Loveland Pass was closed because of poor weather conditions. Westbound I-70 at Vail Pass was closed for the same reason. Traffic was moving slowly throughout the I-70 corridor in the high country. The storm is good news for Loveland Ski Area, which opens Thursday morning.
  • Live Thread: Republican Presidential Debates on CNBC 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. EDT 10/28/15

    10/28/2015 3:18:00 PM PDT · by kristinn · 2,630 replies
    Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | Kristinn
    <p>Two debates tonight on CNBC live from the Coors Event Center at the University of Colorado in Boulder.</p>
  • Fight Night: Can Carson Defend? Can Trump Come Back? Why Is Kasich Here?

    10/28/2015 10:59:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 28, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Tonights third Republican debate will be a crucial one for a number of the candidates. Polls show Donald Trump trailing Dr. Ben Carson for the first time in Iowa; one poll from CBS/New York Times has Trump trailing Carson nationally as well.
  • Rand Paul will filibuster debt ceiling bill

    10/27/2015 9:38:33 PM PDT · by UncleRicosFootball · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/27/15 | David Weigel
    DENVER -- in the face to conservatives." Likely speaker of the House Paul Ryan has said the process that created it "stinks." But Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is the first Republican to pledge outright that he'll try to scutter the compromise debt limit bill designed to kick any tough new vote into 2017. "I will filibuster the new debt ceiling bill," Paul said at an event on the University of Colorado's Denver campus. "It is horrible, it's hard for me not to use profanity describing it." Paul also called the bill a "steaming pile of legislation," and urged fellow Republicans...
  • HUD backs $9.5 million loan on property valued at $3.8 million

    10/27/2015 10:08:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Watchdog ^ | October 27, 2015 | Arthur Kane
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. The Department of Housing and Urban Development provided a $9.4 million loan guarantee to renovate an apartment complex here eight months after the owner convinced the county to value the complex at just $3.8 million, a Watchdog.org investigation found. The loan for Apollo Village Apartments defaulted and the property was foreclosed on in 2012 with HUD losing as much as $4.5 million on the deal, public trustee records show. Pete Sepp, president of the National Union of Taxpayers, said these government programs put a substantial amount of taxpayer money at risk and should be eliminated. ......
  • Single Payer In Colorado? Learn From Vermont

    10/26/2015 3:32:52 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 26, 2015 | By Brian Joondeph
    Colorado took a brave, or perhaps foolish depending on your perspective, leap forward by legalizing recreational marijuana a few years ago. For the states encore, it may take a stab at a single-payer healthcare plan. Proponents of ColoradoCare collected 156,000 signatures, well in excess of whats needed to create a ballot initiative for November 2016. Such a plan would replace not only the Obamacare exchanges, but also commercial insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid. Everything would be wrapped into one state-run insurance plan. Proponents say it wont be government-run healthcare but instead administered by an elected 21-member board. How exactly is an...
  • Lovely: The EPA Spill In Colorado Was Completely Preventable

    10/25/2015 7:29:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    <p>The Colorado spill would have been avoided had the EPA team checked on water levels inside the inactive Gold King Mine before digging into its collapsed and leaking entrance, a team of engineers from Interior's Bureau of Reclamation concluded in a 132-page report released Thursday.</p>
  • Ken Buck supports Paul Ryan as U.S. House speaker

    10/24/2015 5:57:08 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 21 replies
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 24 Oct 15 | James Redmond
    Ken Buck supports Paul Ryan as U.S. House speaker With Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., all but certain to become the next U.S. House speaker, Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., said he wants to see the partys attention back on solving problems and working in Congress. Ryans announcement Thursday that he would seek the position came after he received the backing he asked for from three major factions of GOP lawmakers, including the hard-line Freedom Caucus that announced a large majority of its 40 members would support Ryan. The group was seen as the biggest potential roadblock to a Ryan speakership. Of...
  • Interior finds EPA caused mine spill it hoped to avoid

    10/22/2015 5:46:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 22, 2015 4:08 PM EDT | Matthew Brown
    Government investigators squarely blamed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday for a 3 million gallon wastewater spill from a Colorado gold mine, saying an EPA cleanup crew rushed its work and failed to consider the complex engineering involved, triggering the very blowout it hoped to avoid. The spill that fouled rivers in three states would have been avoided had the EPA team checked on water levels inside the Gold King Mine before digging into a collapsed and leaking mine entrance, Interior Department investigators concluded.
  • Social Media: Supercharged Truth or Consequences?

    10/22/2015 10:14:04 AM PDT · by LibertysWordsmith · 12 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | October 22, 2015 | Melanie Sturm
    As a giant marketplace of ideas, Facebook is an astonishing barometer, for better or worse. Its force-multiplying likes and shares can direct masses toward aspirational Arab Spring-type movements or incite mobs with false grievances, such as the Hands up, dont shoot mythology that plagued Ferguson. Whether people of goodwill are swept toward virtue or delusion and chaos depends on their willingness to Think Again about unexamined facts and likes to follow truth wherever it may lead, as Thomas Jefferson urged.