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  • 6 states don't require background checks for nurses

    06/29/2016 6:21:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Becker's Healthcare ^ | June 27, 2016 | Tamara Rosin
    Nurses with convictions for crimes of violence, sexual offenses and drug thefts are able to evade detection in six states, which have far fewer protections in place than most states when it comes to licensing healthcare workers ... While candidates for jobs such as massage therapists or private investigators are required to submit a fingerprint for checks against state and FBI conviction records, the nurse licensing systems in Colorado, Wisconsin, New York, Vermont, Maine and Hawaii rely on self-disclosure and complaints. The porous process allows nurses disqualified from obtaining licensure in other states to obtain a license in one of...
  • Two transgender candidates win in Democratic primaries

    06/29/2016 3:33:19 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 28 replies
    The New York Posts ^ | 6/29/2016 | David K. Li
    Two transgender women — both named Misty — won Democratic nominations for Congress on Tuesday, becoming the first transgender politicians to ever win major-party nominations. Utah grocery store cashier Misty Snow will take on incumbent Sen. Mike Lee in November, while IT consultant Misty Plowright is set to challenge US Rep. Doug Lamborn in Colorado’s 5th Congressional District. Snow, a liberal Bernie Sanders supporter, defeated marriage therapist Jonathan Swinton, a moderate Democrat who campaigned for limitations on abortion rights.
  • Transgender women running for House, Senate seats

    06/29/2016 9:32:52 AM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | KELLY COHEN
    The U.S. may soon see its first transgender senator and member of Congress, as two transgender women are running for Congress as Democrats. In Utah, Misty Snow, a 30-year-old Salt Lake City native, will run against incumbent Republican Sen. Mike Lee after defeating Jonathan Swinton in the Democratic primary by nearly 19 percent. "While I'm not running on the basis of being a trans woman, my experiences as a trans woman have given me the empathy to understand the struggles of groups that feel that the American Dream is out of reach. I'm running to give a voice to...
  • Democrats Select First Transgender Nominees in Colorado and Utah

    06/29/2016 2:50:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 57 replies
    Roll Call ^ | June 29, 2016 | Eric Garcia
    Democrats in Utah and Colorado will have their first transgender nominees in the general election. In Utah, Misty Snow, a resident of Salt Lake City, outpaced marriage counselor Jonathan Swinton by almost 19 points, earning the right to take on Republican Sen. Mike Lee in November. Snow said her platform is inspired by Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders. She supports a $15 minimum wage, paid family leave and criminal justice reform. In a statement after her win, Snow remarked on the nature of the campaign. "While I’m not running on the basis of being a trans woman, my experiences as...
  • Live blog: Colorado Springs-area Senate candidate Darryl Glenn leads in early voting (Palin endorsed

    06/28/2016 6:21:48 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    7:15 p.m. From the AP, the results thus far for the Colorado Senate Republican Race: Glenn: 57,701 Graham: 34,242 Blaha: 24,138
  • Active shooter Denver

    06/28/2016 2:31:09 PM PDT · by Velveeta · 98 replies
    6/28/2016 | Radio report
    WGN radio report of active shooter situation in Denver.
  • Red Cross pool safety poster called racist

    06/27/2016 5:20:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    Fox5 Houston ^ | KATHY CARVAJAL,
    A poster about pool safety that was up outside a Colorado swimming pool is being called racist. A man shared a photo he apparently took of the poster at the Salida community pool. On Twitter, John Sawyer asked the American Red Cross about the "super racist" post "Hey Red Cross. Send a new pool poster to @SalidaRec bc the current one they have with your name on it is super racist." The Red Cross responded to Sawyer via Twitter saying "Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We’re removing this from our site immediately & are creating new materials."...
  • Pastor told he cannot advertise Jesus on Colorado Springs bus benches

    06/27/2016 1:19:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    gazette.com ^ | 6/25/16 | Jake Allen
    A local pastor said he was told his advertisements on bus benches in Colorado Springs would be barred if they use the name Jesus. Lawson Perdue, a pastor at Charis Christian Center in west Colorado Springs for 15 years, said he was told if the name Jesus was allowed, hate messages would have to be allowed, too. Perdue said his church has been advertising on transit benches in the city for the past three years, using various Jesus-related campaigns. Two years ago benches said "Celebrate Jesus," last year benches said "Experience Jesus," and now benches say "Jesus is Lord."
  • Poll: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton in tight races in battleground states

    06/26/2016 4:39:03 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 20 replies
    CBS ^ | 26 Jun 2016 | Anthony Salvanto
    Battleground states are called battlegrounds for a reason: They're often close, and 2016 looks like no exception. Hillary Clinton holds narrow leads over Donald Trump across a number of key states of Florida (up three points, 44 to 41 percent); Colorado (Clinton 40 percent, Trump 39 percent); Wisconsin (Clinton up 41 percent to 36 percent) and North Carolina, which has flipped back and forth between the parties in the last two elections, where it's Clinton 44 percent and Trump 42 percent. In the wake of the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom this week, many wondered if the same sentiments...
  • 2016 Polls: Brexit Issues Driving Voters in Battleground States

    06/26/2016 11:01:12 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | JUNE 26, 2016 | CBS
    CBS releases 2016 polls from battleground states like Florida, Colorado, and Wisconsin, showing that a significant number of voters are sympathetic to messages similar to the successful “Brexit” campaign in the UK’s EU Referendum. rom CBS News: Battleground states are called battlegrounds for a reason: They’re often close, and 2016 looks like no exception. Hillary Clinton holds narrow leads over Donald Trump across a number of key states of Florida (up three points, 44 to 41 percent); Colorado (Clinton 40 percent, Trump 39 percent); Wisconsin (Clinton up 41 percent to 36 percent) and North Carolina, which has flipped back and...
  • State pension fund investment returns fall short ( Colorado )

    06/23/2016 7:18:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Herald ^ | June 22, 2016 | Peter Marcus
    State Treasurer Walker Stapleton and PERA Executive Director Greg Smith disagree about how serious the disappointing 1.5 percent return on retirement investments the Public Employees’ Retirement Association fund for 2015 will be in meeting future pension obligations. ... State Treasurer Walker Stapleton said Tuesday’s announcement from the Public Employees’ Retirement Association is evidence of a mishandling by the board, in line with concerns he has raised for several years. ... Stapleton is outraged. For several years, the Republican has shouted for more conservative assumptions. He worries about long-term stability under a high projected rate of return. “PERA has assumed the...
  • Conservatives are Hiding in Academia

    06/20/2016 7:28:51 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 19, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    One way to measure the left-wing bias in academia is by looking at the degree to which those who don't subscribe to that point of view go to camouflage their outlook on life. "Approximately a third of the conservatives we interviewed, for example, concealed their politics prior to tenure by 'passing' as liberals," Jon A. Shields and Joshua M. Dunn, Sr., write in their book, Passing On the Right: Conservative Professors In the Progressive University. Shields teaches at Claremont McKenna College. Dunn is an associate professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. They traveled extensively in order to...
  • Trump accuses Jeb Bush of mounting convention coup

    06/18/2016 1:22:24 PM PDT · by maggief · 140 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 18, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Donald Trump on Saturday accused Jeb Bush of mounting a convention coup against him, after reports that Republican delegates who don't personally support Trump are looking for ways to avoid voting for him this summer. "By the way, Jeb is working on the movement, just so you understand," Trump said to supporters at a rally in Las Vegas. "Jeb is one of the people that's working — and the other one should be obvious," he said, though he didn't elaborate further. Earlier at the rally, however, Trump echoed the Republican National Committee and said the reports were a media hoax....
  • “Stop Mass Killings By Violent Terrorists Act”. [ Hillary would then be deemed unsafe to own a gun!]

    06/18/2016 1:39:20 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    www.govtrack.us ^ | June 18,2016 | Sheila Jackson Lee
    Full Title To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to require a criminal background check to be conducted before a federally licensed firearms importer, manufacturer, or dealer may transfer a large capacity ammunition feeding device to a non-licensee, and to prohibit a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding device from being so transferred until the Attorney General has verified that the prospective transferee has truthfully answered questions about whether the prospective transferee has been contacted recently by Federal law enforcement authorities.
  • RNC delegates launch 'Anybody but Trump' drive

    06/18/2016 2:08:43 PM PDT · by Innovative · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | June 18, 2016 | Tom LoBianco and Tal Kopan,
    A coalition of Republican delegates is mounting a last-ditch effort to block Donald Trump from obtaining the GOP nomination by pushing for a "conscience clause" that would allow delegates to vote against the presumptive nominee. Kendal Unruh, a Colorado delegate, organized a call with dozens of other delegates Thursday night to discuss ways to block Trump at the convention. The group, Unruh says, marks the coalescing of disparate "pockets of resistance" -- including backers of Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich -- which had been opposing Trump with little success.
  • College ‘Bias Response Team’ Targets Free Speech With 680 Signs

    06/17/2016 8:00:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | June 16, 2016 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Last year, the University of Northern Colorado hung 680 #languagematters posters around campus, warning students against words and phrases deemed offensive. “Words are connected to a long and often forgotten history of oppression and people,” one poster said. “Language matters because, whether it is intentional or not, the impact of words can reinforce oppression and feelings of discomfort, fear and shame,” another said.
  • ‘The Donald’ factor [Alert: Colorado Senate Republican primary race]

    06/13/2016 6:20:44 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 16 replies
    The Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction, CO) ^ | Monday, June 13, 2016 | Charles Ashby
    Two Republican candidates for U.S. Senate have, at least for now, withdrawn their support of their party’s presumptive nominee for president, Donald Trump. The two, Jack Graham and Ryan Frazier, said they did so because of Trump’s recent comments about an Indiana-born judge who Trump says is biased against him because of his “Mexican” heritage.
  • General David Petraeus Forming Gun Control Group with Mark Kelly

    06/11/2016 8:56:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/10/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    General David Petraeus is forming a gun control group with Gabby Gifford’s husband Mark Kelly. The goal of the group will be to push national adoption of the same universal background checks that have failed in California, Colorado, Washington state, and Paris. In fact, Petraeus will be pushing the same background checks that Giffords’ attacker passed in order to acquire the gun he used to wound her on January 8, 2011. According to The Hill, Kelly announced the launch of the group by talking about military members’ commitment to “protect our constitution and homeland.” He suggested political leaders now need...
  • Colorado Has 40 Times More Natural Gas Than Once Believed

    06/09/2016 1:16:16 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6-9-16 | Chris White
    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) officials said Wednesday that western Colorado has upwards of 40 times more natural gas than previously believed, making it the second largest natural gas producing formation in the U.S. The Mancos Shale formation in Colorado’s Piceance Basin, located in the western section of Colorado, nestles nearly 70 trillion (66.3 trillion) cubic feet of gas. This marks a massive uptick from the 1.6 trillion cubic feet estimated in 2003, research shows. A trillion cubic feet of natural gas, according to the U.S. Energy Department, is enough to heat 15 million homes for a year — 66. 3...
  • About 92K Coloradans to lose Obamacare coverage as insurers drop out, cut back, raise rates

    06/06/2016 2:44:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 6, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    More than 92,000 Coloradans will lose their Obamacare health care coverage in 2017 as four leading insurance companies scale back or eliminate their plans while others propose rate hikes of as much as 40 percent. Insurance holders with individual plans through Anthem, UnitedHealthCare, Humana and Rocky Mountain Health Plans will need to find new coverage for the 2017 coverage year, according to a Monday statement from the Colorado Division of Insurance. ... the news came as a devastating blow to the state’s already-shaky insurance market. Colorado is one of 14 states that opted to launch its own Obamacare exchange instead...
  • EPA Pollutes River, Uses Scare Tactics To Take Control Of A Colorado Town

    06/06/2016 5:45:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 06/05/2016 | Ethan Barton
    A decades-long battle between federal environmental officials and a small Colorado town is about to end in the government’s favor, thanks to the agency-caused Gold King Mine spill disaster ... Residents surrendered to federal demands only after an EPA work-crew turned the nearby Animas River bright yellow for nearly a week by releasing a three-million-gallon flood of acidic mine waste under extremely questionable circumstances in August 2015. Suspended in the flood was 880,000 pounds of toxic metals, including lead and arsenic, that poured into the river that supplies drinking water for people living in three states and the Navajo Nation....
  • Report: Aqib Talib hospitalized after being shot (Denver Bronco)

    06/05/2016 3:19:33 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 34 replies
    NBC sports ^ | 6-5-16 | Zac Jackson
    Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib has been hospitalized after he was shot Saturday night, Rebecca Lopez of WFAA TV in Dallas reported Sunday. Lopez reported that Talib was one of three people shot after a fight in V Live, a Dallas night club, and that Talib is at Medical City Hospital. In 2011, Aqib Talib was indicted but later cleared on charges in Dallas County that he pistol-whipped and shot at his sister’s boyfriend.
  • Unlicensed Denver teacher removed from classroom

    06/03/2016 11:35:09 AM PDT · by DenverCossack · 19 replies
    Fox31 Denver ^ | 6/2/2016 | Rob Low
    DENVER -- A first-year Denver elementary school teacher was placed on leave from her classroom with just a month left in the school year, but Denver Public Schools won’t say why. Parents and former co-workers of Gabrielle Campiformio say she should have been removed at the beginning of the school year, not the end. During a monthlong investigation, the FOX31 Denver Problem Solvers learned Campiformio never had a Colorado teaching license and was suspected of being under the influence of drugs in the classroom by former co-workers and some parents. Cellphone footage shot by Campiformio’s last teaching assistant, who requested...
  • Pilot parachutes to safety after Thunderbird crashes [Colorado]

    Local news reporting a Thunderbird crashed and the pilot safely ejected.
  • Air Force: Thunderbird jet crashes after flyover of academy commencement attended by Obama

    06/02/2016 12:49:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    fox news ^ | June 02, 2016
    Thunderbird jet crashed Thursday after a flyover of the academy's commencement, which was attended by President Obama, the US Air Force said.
  • UNDER WATER: Bennet Not Even at 50 Percent Support in Denver Metro

    05/31/2016 6:10:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    According to a new poll by former Colorado Democratic Party Chair and pollster Floyd Ciruli (yes, Floyd, we know, you’re an independent now), embattled Democratic U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is flopping with Denver Metro voters. In fact, his approval numbers are at 49%. Ouch. ... The metro area produces more than half (56%) of the state’s vote and about 65 percent of the statewide vote for Democrats, so rolling out of those seven counties with a big margin is a Bennet priority.” If Bennet can’t even close the deal with the metro Denver voters – where he needs a large...
  • False Promise of Tax Revenue from Pot

    05/31/2016 12:00:11 PM PDT · by DenverCossack · 88 replies
    HealthZette ^ | 5/31/2016 | Kristen Fischer
    Dollar signs are flashing in the eyes of state lawmakers under pressure to legalize marijuana. In Arizona, the state has been told it could make $113 million if it legalizes recreational marijuana; in New Jersey, the financial promise behind a push for legalization is $300 million. If all 50 states jump on this bandwagon, total revenues could be approximately $5.3 billion at a 15 percent tax rate, a Tax Foundation study found. That number could surge to $8 billion at a 25 percent tax rate. More money may sound like a win for states. But some officials may be paying...
  • Huffington Post: At Secretive Meeting, Tech CEOs And Top Republicans Commiserate, Plot To Stop Trump

    03/07/2016 8:21:06 PM PST · by GeaugaRepublican · 333 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 03/07/2016 | Ryan Grim,
    "Billionaires, tech CEOs and top members of the Republican establishment flew to a private island resort off the coast of Georgia this weekend for the American Enterprise Institute's annual World Forum, according to sources familiar with the secretive gathering. The main topic at the closed-to-the-press confab? How to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google co-founder Larry Page, Napster creator and Facebook investor Sean Parker, and Tesla Motors and SpaceX honcho Elon Musk all attended. So did Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), political guru Karl Rove, House Speaker Paul Ryan, GOP Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.), Cory...
  • Another Climate Alarmist’s Predictions Don’t Match Real-world Data

    05/31/2016 6:06:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2016 | Marita Noon
    Whenever there is a new record set, whether rain, hurricane, drought, etc., those in the climate change alarmist camp seem to be quick to point to global warming as the cause and make more dire predictions regarding the future—even when there are other documented reasons and even when hard data (not models) disputes the claim. Such is the case with Lake Mead. On May 20, the federal Bureau of Reclamation announced that the nation’s largest reservoir reached an all-time low. The current level slipped below the previous record set in June 2015. Despite reports of the mismanagement of the important...
  • BREAKING=> TRUMP Camp Releases List of 9 of 15 States In-Play This Cycle Including NY and California

    05/29/2016 5:12:30 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 145 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/29/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump announced this weekend he puts 15 states potentially into play in the general election this year. The states include: — Ohio — Florida — Virginia — Minnesota — Michigan — Pennsylvania — Wisconsin — New York — Maine — California ** Plus Donald Trump is beating Hillary Clinton in the latest Oregon poll and is essentially tied with Hillary in New Hampshire -two more traditional blue states. And Hillary Clinton hasn’t even been indicted yet!
  • 'Face the Nation' Hails 'Candid' Colorado Governor Spouts Democrat Talking Points

    05/29/2016 7:46:38 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 29, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    This morning, Face the Nation host John Dickerson interviewed Colorado governor John Hickenlooper whom he described as "candid" based on a book he wrote. However, as the interview progressed, it became very apparent that rather than being candid, Hickenlooper was robotically reciting Democrat talking points so sycophantically loyal to Hillary Clinton that even many Democrats would be embarrassed to repeat them.
  • 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...