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  • Gary Hart: America’s Founding Principles Are in Danger of Corruption

    06/28/2015 7:03:08 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 51 replies
    TIME ^ | June 26, 2015 | By Gary Hart
    Welcome to the age of vanity politics and campaigns-for-hire. What would our founders make of this nightmare? Four qualities have distinguished republican government from ancient Athens forward: the sovereignty of the people; a sense of the common good; government dedicated to the commonwealth; and resistance to corruption. Measured against the standards established for republics from ancient times, the American Republic is massively corrupt. From Plato and Aristotle forward, corruption was meant to describe actions and decisions that put a narrow, special, or personal interest ahead of the interest of the public or commonwealth. Corruption did not have to stoop to...
  • GARY HART: Clinton billion dollar campaign should frighten Americans; alarmed at dynastic politics

    04/06/2015 6:14:46 AM PDT · by Liz · 26 replies
    politico.com ^ | 4/6/15 | Jonathan Topaz
    The prospect of a billion-dollar Clinton campaign “ought to frighten every American,” the two-time Democratic presidential candidate said......The post-Citizens United campaign finance environment has sullied the presidential process, benefiting establishment politicians who cater to financial backers. He pointed to his own experience; he and his wife mortgaged their home for $50-$75,000 — which made a significant difference in his 1984 primary campaign where he finished Hart finished second to Mondale. “If you need a billion dollars, how many people can do that? Only the Clintons and the Bushes and one or two others,” he said. Hart is alarmed by current...
  • Gary Hart Whines to Denver Post Over Cory Gardner Endorsement 'Heresy'

    10/15/2014 8:40:05 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 15, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    It's heresy I tell you. Heresy! A generally liberal newspaper must never be allowed the thought crime of endorsing a conservative Republican candidate in a major political race. Such was the attitude of former presidential candidate Gary Hart(pence) in his angry letter to the editor of the Denver Post denouncing them for the high heresy of endorsing Cory Gardner over Mark Udall in the senate race from Colorado. What is most interesting about Hart's letter is what is not in it, namely any complaint about biased coverage on the part of the Denver Post. Instead Hart throws a conniption fit...
  • Boulder Residents Given 23 Days to ‘Certify’ Assault Weapons or Face Fines, Jail

    12/07/2018 7:26:48 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 69 replies
    GunsAmerica Digest ^ | 12/4/18 | Jordan Michaels
    Residents of Boulder, Co., have until December 27 to “certify” their “assault weapons” or remove the firearms from city limits. Those who fail to comply could face fines, jail time, and confiscation and destruction of their firearms, according to the Denver Post. Boulder police say they have certified 85 firearms since the city council passed an “assault weapons” ban in May. Residents who already owned prohibited rifles, pistols, and shotguns were given the chance to keep their firearms by certifying prior ownership with police. The council also voted unanimously to ban “high-capacity” magazines and bump stocks. “My hope is that...
  • Democrat accused of repeated use of women’s restroom will resign in January

    12/06/2018 6:53:57 AM PST · by ETL · 42 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Dec 6, 2018 | Bradford Betz
    A Colorado Democrat whom female colleagues had accused earlier this year of frequenting a women’s restroom inside the Statehouse is resigning, a spokesman said Wednesday. State Sen. Daniel Kagan’s departure, effective Jan. 11, will come as the Democrats retake the Colorado Senate majority following November's elections, the Denver Post reported. MALE DEMOCRAT ACCUSED OF USING COLORADO SENATE’S WOMEN’S RESTROOM ‘MULTIPLE TIMES’“It’s been a great honor to serve the people of Colorado for just short of a decade,” Kagan said in a statement. “An important obligation of leaders, I believe, is to be open to acknowledging that it’s time to pass the torch to new...
  • Why Did 101 Lawmakers Send Letters of Support to Israel-Bashing CAIR?

    11/05/2018 5:44:15 AM PST · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 11-5-18 | Steven Emerson
    If the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) stuck to its stated mission statement and only did civil rights work protecting Muslim Americans from discrimination and bigotry, you likely would never see it mentioned on this site.But CAIR has a second, perhaps more paramount objective that it never directly acknowledges: To oppose Israel and promote Palestinian nationalism.CAIR’s mission statement makes no mention of Palestine. Instead, it says it aims to “enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.” It describes its lobbying arm as focusing “on issues related to Islam and Muslims. The department monitors legislation and government activities and responds...
  • Colorado’s Hickenlooper staffs up for possible 2020 bid

    12/05/2018 10:53:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 5, 2018 | Nicholas Riccardi and James Anderson
    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and his allies are taking new steps toward launching a presidential campaign, including interviews with dozens of potential staffers and hiring a pollster and national fundraiser, according to a person close to the Democrat.He’s already launched a political action committee that allows him to raise money nationally and hired his 2014 campaign manager, Brad Komar, to run it. Since the PAC was formed in September, Komar has done 80 interviews with possible campaign staffers, the person said. Of those, Hickenlooper has conducted or participated in 30 interviews. The operation has hired Democratic veteran Anna Greenberg as...
  • GEORGE WILL: Republicans should study Colorado's change in tint, from purple to blue

    11/30/2018 10:14:14 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 74 replies
    SCNow Morning News ^ | November 28, 2018 | George Will
    Social scientists, say Colorado boosters, have plausible metrics identifying their state as the happiest and healthiest state, the former quality perhaps producing the latter. Or the other way around. Or maybe the tangle of causation cannot be unwoven. Be that as it may, 300 days of sunshine – this Mile High City is practically cheek-by-jowl with the sun – entice people into outdoor activities that help the state have chubby America's lowest obesity rate. Among the least happy and healthy Colorado cohorts is the Republican Party, which is less svelte than emaciated. This state is in many ways a glimpse...
  • Caravans, Churches and Criminal Sanctuaries

    04/04/2018 5:49:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    Open borders tour guides in Mexico illegally shepherding 1,500 Central Americans to the United States border declared victory this week. Mexican officials reportedly are offering humanitarian visas to avert a showdown. But the parade of immigration lawlessness marches on -- with reckless aiding and abetting by churches across the U.S. Pueblo Sin Fronteras, the group in charge of the annual "migrant caravan," launched its effort during Holy Week by invoking the Stations of the Cross with biblical costumery and prop crosses. When they're not serving as human traffickers masquerading as human rights activists, these travel agents for amnesty busy themselves...
  • Child Rapists, Killer Busted near Texas Border

    11/24/2018 6:07:09 PM PST · by davikkm · 8 replies
    breitbart ^ | BOB PRICE
    Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector stopped several criminal aliens and three gang members from making their way successfully into the U.S. interior. Those arrested included two child rapists, two killers, a member of the 18th Street gang and two MS-13 gang members. On the day before Thanksgiving, McAllen Station agents arrested a man who illegally crossed the border from Mexico near the town of Hidalgo, Texas. During processing at the station, agents discovered the man is a Honduran national and a confirmed member of the 18th Street gang. Later that same day, other agents working near...
  • Pelosi’s Husband Invested in Solar Firm Weeks Before Lucrative Expansion

    04/19/2016 10:55:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/19/16 | Lachlan Markay
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s husband bought up to a quarter million dollars of stock in a now financially troubled green energy company just weeks before it announced a major 2014 acquisition that sent stock prices soaring, public records show. SunEdison told regulators last week that it is eyeing bankruptcy under the weight of $11.7 million in debt. But in late 2014, investors were bullish on the company, which manufactures and operates solar and wind power facilities. Its 2014 purchase of wind energy company First Wind “further bolstered the reputation of the company,” wrote one market-watcher at the time. “Perhaps...
  • Pelosi Husband Invested in Solar Firm Weeks Before Lucrative Expansion...

    04/19/2016 12:01:17 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    freebeacon ^ | April 19, 2016 | Lachlan Markay
    SunEdison is now eyeing bankruptcy, but Paul Pelosi invested right before a 2014 stock rally House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s husband bought up to a quarter million dollars of stock in a now financially troubled green energy company just weeks before it announced a major 2014 acquisition that sent stock prices soaring, public records show. SunEdison told regulators last week that it is eyeing bankruptcy under the weight of $11.7 million in debt. But in late 2014, investors were bullish on the company, which manufactures and operates solar and wind power facilities. Its 2014 purchase of wind energy company First...
  • What is Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal’? It’s Utter Crapitalism

    11/18/2018 6:52:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Earlier this week, the newly-elected Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dropped by Rep. Nancy Pelosi's Capitol Hill office. She was not there to say hello to her new colleague but to show support for a group of environmentalists hosting a sit-in in the potential Speaker of the House's workspace. The move rankled party leadership and consultants. But what exactly was Representative-elect Ocasio-Cortez showing support for? It was the "Green New Deal", a massive overhaul spending plan of the United States' economy in an effort to supposedly combat climate change. According to Politico, Ocasio-Cortez met with members from the Sunrise Movement, a nationwide...
  • Reports: Trump Admin Considers Branding Venezuela State Sponsor of Terrorism

    11/21/2018 11:00:11 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2018 | Ben Kew
    The Trump administration is considering plans to designate Nicolás Maduro’s socialist regime in Venezuela a state sponsor of terrorism over its support for Hezbollah and Marxist guerrillas, according to a report from the Spanish newspaper ABC on Tuesday. According to U.S. officials who spoke with the Spanish newspaper, administration officials are currently deliberating whether to add Venezuela to the list of state sponsors of terrorism over its support for groups including the Basque separatist movement ETA, Iran’s Lebanese terror proxy Hezbollah, and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Officials have so far refused to officially confirm whether they plan to...
  • Colorado man gets life for murders of pregnant wife, children

    11/19/2018 1:24:58 PM PST · by ColdOne · 71 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 11/19/18 | Keith Coffman
    GREELEY, Colo. (Reuters) - A Colorado man was sentenced to life without parole on Monday for strangling his pregnant wife, smothering their two young daughters and dumping their bodies in an oil field so he could pursue a romantic affair. Christopher Watts, 33, was spared the death penalty at the urging of family members of his wife, Shanann, 34, who was 15 weeks pregnant, and their daughters Celeste, 3, and Bella, 4. “This is perhaps the most inhumane and vicious crime I have handled,” Judge Marcelo Kopcow, who has 17 years on the bench, said in the packed and windowless...
  • 'MUELLER IS NOT GOING TO BE STOPPED,' GOP SENATOR VOWS

    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 conservativeimage.com · 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...