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  • Colorado Poll Has Cory Gardner Trailing By Double Digits In Senate Race

    10/18/2019 8:50:58 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 18,2019 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The hopeful caveat comes right up front: This is a Democratic poll and there’s fully a year to go before Coloradans vote. But the caveat comes with its own caveat. An independent poll of the state conducted by Emerson in August found Gardner trailing John Hickenlooper by a similar margin. Emerson had it 53/40. Today’s Democratic poll has it 53/42. Normally it’d be implausible for any incumbent senator to trail by double digits in a swing state, but … Colorado’s not much of a swing state anymore. It’s blue enough that Hillary managed to win it in 2016 when virtually...
  • Hoo Boy: Colorado Poll Has Cory Gardner Trailing Hickenlooper By Double Digits In Senate Race

    10/18/2019 9:08:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/18/2019 | Allahpundit
    The hopeful caveat comes right up front: This is a Democratic poll and there’s fully a year to go before Coloradans vote.But the caveat comes with its own caveat. An independent poll of the state conducted by Emerson in August found Gardner trailing John Hickenlooper by a similar margin. Emerson had it 53/40. Today’s Democratic poll has it 53/42. Normally it’d be implausible for any incumbent senator to trail by double digits in a swing state, but … Colorado’s not much of a swing state anymore. It’s blue enough that Hillary managed to win it in 2016 when virtually...
  • San Francisco Expands Travel Ban to Pro-Life States

    10/17/2019 6:55:36 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 43 replies
    freebeacon ^ | OCTOBER 16, 2019 | Graham Piro
    San Francisco expanded its city-funded travel and contracting bans to 22 states with pro-life laws. The 22 states include Texas, Massachusetts, and Florida. The move marks the expansion of an ordinance enacted in August that prohibited city-funded travel "to states that have enacted laws that prohibit abortion prior to the viability of the fetus" and contracting with companies headquartered in those states. The ban initially covered eight states, according to Courthouse News, but that list has now expanded to cover nearly half the country. City supervisor Vallie Brown denounced pro-life reforms, such as late term abortion limits, as "an assault...
  • Students concerned about homeless problem on Auraria campus (Colorado)

    10/14/2019 10:42:30 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 32 replies
    KDVR ^ | 10-11-19 | KEAGAN HARSHA
    Students on the Auraria campus in Denver say they are concerned about their safety due to a large number of homeless people camping out in buildings on campus, defecating in public areas and sleeping in elevators. The campus -- located immediately southwest of downtown -- is home to the Community College of Denver, the University of Colorado Denver and Metropolitan State University of Denver. Cameron Malby is a senior at CU Denver. He says he's seen arrests and confrontations involving homeless people on campus. "He was just looking for a place to sleep. Everyday you go in the Tivoli (Student...
  • Trump-Hating Open Borders Advocate Killed by Criminal Illegal Alien

    10/14/2019 2:16:25 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 60 replies
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | October 13, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    "A man who criticized President Donald Trump’s immigration policies in the name of progressive Christianity was killed last week by an undocumented immigrant who avoided deportation by hiding in a local “sanctuary church.” Sean Buchanan, a father of five from Colorado Springs, was driving his motorcycle on Highway 83 when Miguel Ramirez Valiente swerved into his lane and killed him. The immigrant was charged with reckless driving with a revoked license. …When he killed Buchanan, Ramirez Valiente was driving with a suspended license thanks to a 2018 DUI. He was also arrested for reckless endangerment in 2011 and domestic violence...
  • Man Who Slammed Trump for 'Racist' Immigration Policies Killed by Illegal Immigrant

    10/13/2019 3:56:09 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 103 replies
    Pluralist.com ^ | |Aug 9, 2019 | Kyle Hooten
    A man who criticized President Donald Trump’s immigration policies in the name of progressive Christianity was killed last week by an undocumented immigrant who avoided deportation by hiding in a local “sanctuary church.” Sean Buchanan, a father of five from Colorado Springs, was driving his motorcycle on Highway 83 when Miguel Ramirez Valiente swerved into his lane and killed him. The immigrant was charged with reckless driving with a revoked license. Ramirez Valiente received national media coverage in January when he sought sanctuary in All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Buchanan’s hometown. Speaking from the pulpit, he told assembled reporters...
  • Congress set for showdown with Trump over Kurds

    10/10/2019 2:04:53 AM PDT · by robowombat · 196 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/19 06:11 PM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY AND REBECCA KHEEL
    President Trump is barreling toward a showdown with Congress over his decision to pull back U.S. troops in northern Syria despite widespread opposition. The announcement, which caught leadership and traditional GOP allies flatfooted, sparked a wave of condemnation, with Republicans calling it a “disaster in the making,” a “catastrophic mistake” and a “terrible decision.” Lawmakers are already weighing how to respond to Trump’s decision, setting the stage for a high-profile clash with Trump as soon as Congress returns from a two-week break on Monday. “Congress must and will act to limit the catastrophic impact of this decision,” said Rep. Liz...
  • Gardner refuses to say whether it’s appropriate for president to ask foreign leader to investigate

    10/11/2019 4:50:25 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 37 replies
    KDVR ^ | OCTOBER 10, 2019 | Joe St. George
    DENVER -- During a press gaggle during at an event in downtown Denver on Thursday, Sen. Cory Gardner refused to say whether it is appropriate for a president to ask a foreign leader to investigate a political rival. Gardner was repeatedly asked the same question by journalists based in the Denver area. "You've called it a partisan circus but I haven't heard you answer this question: Do you believe it's appropriate for the president of the United States to ask a foreign leader to investigate a political rival -- yes or no?" Gardner was asked. "This is what we are...
  • Temperatures in Denver dropped 64 degrees in less than 24 hours, setting a record

    10/10/2019 7:02:52 PM PDT · by Innovative · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct. 10, 2019 | Lauren M. Johnson
    Temperatures in Colorado plunged 64 degrees on Thursday, the largest temperature drop the state has ever seen in October. It's also the 15th largest temperature drop over a two day period in Denver's history, according to the National Weather Service. At the Denver airport alone, the temperature dropped 55 degrees. CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward said at 2 p.m. on Wednesday it was 79 degrees and on Thursday at 2 p.m. the temperature read 24 degrees. The cold front moved in on Wednesday night bringing extremely gusty winds, snow, and the first freeze of the season.
  • Ridgway (CO) Old West Fest celebrates True Grit anniversary

    10/09/2019 6:40:08 PM PDT · by rintintin · 17 replies
    Montrose Press ^ | Oct 9 2019 | Marilyn Cox
    A lot of people were involved in filming “True Grit” in 1968 and ‘69. Now a lot of people are involved in celebrating the 50th anniversary of that occasion. Ridgway will be busting at the seams throughout this coming weekend, Oct. 11, 12 and 13. Bob Dejulio for the past 50 years has been remembered as the artist who transformed Ridgway into an 1873 Fort Smith, Arkansas. “That whole Main Street (South Lena), I lettered,” said DeJulio. “The biggest share of the buildings were originals with false fronts and signage. The courthouse was made especially for the production. I was...
  • Thousands of People Line the Streets in Over 1600 Cities to Tell Americans “Abortion Kills Children”

    10/07/2019 2:01:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 7, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    Thousands of pro-lifers stood outside in all kinds of weather Sunday to pray for unborn babies and their mothers. People gathered in about 1,600 communities in the United States and Canada for the annual Life Chain, according to organizers. The event brings pro-lifers together in their local communities to pray for an end to abortion and peacefully witness to the truth about life in the womb. In West Reading, Pennsylvania, about 75 people stood on the sidewalks in the rain, holding signs encouraging mothers to choose life, the Reading Eagle reports. “We got rained on quite well but people stayed...
  • Glenn K. Beaton: ‘Impeachment lite’ is a ginned-up farce

    10/06/2019 4:54:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Swift Communications ^ | October 5, 2019 | Glenn K. Beaton
    The Democrats’ punch-drunk base has demanded that President Donald Trump be impeached ever since the 2016 election when they suffered a knock-out in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania and then went down again in the recounts. Then they couldn’t turn the Electoral College rogue, and failed with something called the Emoluments Clause, and botched their smears of Trump’s judges and couldn’t convince anyone that the new first lady is last and the last first lady is first. Of course, they attempted all that not for the purpose of succeeding, but for the purpose of making them feel virtuous. That’s what they do....
  • Greeley Tribune Opinion: Polis administration needs to stop meddling with the media

    10/06/2019 4:51:48 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 7 replies
    Greeley Tribune ^ | October 5, 2019 | Greeley Tribune Editorial Board
    Please try not to stop us even if you’ve heard this before, but we have a hard time believing Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and his administration’s press office didn’t know better. We were shocked — even disturbed — to read this past week about Polis spokesman Conor Cahill contacting two small-town newspapers in southeast Colorado and asking them to un-publish a story each had published online. We were equally dismayed to hear about Cahill contacting one of those papers again, this time trying to discredit the source of the article in question — which came from Chicago-based The Center Square...
  • The political stakes for Proposition CC are huge. It’s a test case for a major fiscal overhaul

    10/05/2019 1:26:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Colorado Sun ^ | October 3, 2019 | John Frank
    This November, Proposition CC will ask Colorado voters to permanently lift the spending limits in the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, but the political stakes embedded in the question are even more consequential. The ballot question represents the most significant overhaul to TABOR since voters approved the constitutional provision in 1992, and serves as a test case for a broader Democratic effort to overhaul how the state levies taxes and spends money. If voters approve Prop. CC, Democratic leaders and their allies believe it would give them momentum for a broader agenda to revamp property tax rates, increase taxes for key...
  • Why Is the Colorado Governor's Office Trying to Censor Rural News Outlets?

    09/30/2019 5:02:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Reason ^ | September 30, 2019 | Scott Shackford
    The press office for Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, has been trying to get media outlets within the state to remove two stories posted online because they object to the source. Earlier this month, writer Derek Draplin reported that Polis had established a new office—the Office of the Future of Work—to research the state's changing economy and workforce and make policy recommendations to the governor's office. Draplin published the article in The Center Square, a nonprofit media outlet. The factually accurate story (read it here) quotes Polis praising the creation of the office, as well as a Colorado GOP...
  • BLM HQ will share a building with oil and gas companies (Oh, the HORROR!)

    09/23/2019 2:50:23 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | September 23, 2019 | AP
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The Bureau of Land Management is moving its headquarters to an office building in Colorado that also houses oil and gas organizations, drawing criticism from environmental groups. The building’s other tenants include two oil and gas companies as well as a state oil and gas association. The BLM regulates oil and gas leases and development on the land it oversees. The Denver Post reports representatives of environmental groups are concerned about the close association between oil and gas interests and the agency.
  • California High-Speed Rail board votes to bring trains to San Francisco

    09/23/2019 6:24:21 AM PDT · by cutty · 55 replies
    Vox Media, ^ | Sep 20, 2019 | Adam Brinklow
    Blended route” for the way to San Jose—and beyond. California’s ongoing bullet train project is late, over-budget, and politically assailed everywhere from Sacramento to the White House, but the nearly $80 billion venture still (pardon the term) chugs along, as the High Speed Rail Authority board voted Tuesday for routes that will eventually connect trains to the Bay Area. Out of four route proposals, board members favored a Merced-to-San Jose connection designated Alternative Four, one that “blended configuration between San Jose and Gilroy in the existing Caltrain and Union Pacific Railroad corridors before continuing to a dedicated high-speed rail alignment...
  • Senator Gardner a vital voice in reshaping federal judiciary - (Trump's Judicial Progress)

    09/18/2019 9:03:46 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 11 replies
    The Complete Colorado ^ | Kristi Burton Brown
    I have practiced law for 8 years, focusing on constitutional law and government policy, so I am absolutely convinced of the importance of the judiciary. The work President Trump has done to reshape the federal judiciary with pro-Constitution judges for years to come is nothing short of a miracle. But this miracle would not be possible without a Republican majority in the Senate and our own Senator Cory Gardner. Since President Trump took office, the Republican majority in the Senate has confirmed: 2 Supreme Court Justices (including Colorado’s Justice Neil Gorsuch); 43 circuit judges (including Colorado’s Allison Eid); 99 district...
  • ‘A Cowboy Has to Sing’: Scenes From a Chuck Wagon Jamboree

    09/15/2019 7:34:11 PM PDT · by rintintin · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sep 15 2019 | Benjamin Rasmussen
    DURANGO, Colo. — Every summer night throughout the American West, hundreds of tourists and western music fans sit down to a meal and a show at a modern-day chuck wagon. At these venues, a throwback to the covered wagon kitchens that were part of cattle drives, audiences polish off plates loaded with meat, baked beans, a potato, applesauce, a biscuit and cake, and then watch a house band tell corny jokes and play cowboy songs popularized by people like Roy Rogers and Gene Autry in the 1930s and ’40s. The bands are not just the entertainment; they are the main...
  • Wyoming delegation applauds repeal of Waters of the United States rule

    09/12/2019 8:21:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Congresswoman Liz Cheney, all R-Wyo., applauded the Environmental Protection Agency for announcing final plans to repeal and replace the Obama-era Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation. "I am glad the administration is repealing the excessively burdensome Waters of the United States rule, which was a massive regulatory overreach that should have never been allowed in the first place," Enzi said. "This rule gave the federal government power to regulate nearly every creek or pond. States know best how to manage our resources. This announcement is good news for...