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  • Hickenlooper suggests full clemency an option if death penalty becomes too big an issue

    08/25/2014 2:43:49 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 27 replies
    The Complete Colorado ^ | Todd Shepherd
    Audio obtained by Complete Colorado has raised significant new issues regarding Governor John Hickenlooper’s stance on the death penalty. In an interview with CNN earlier this year, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper suggested that if he does not win reelection, he could use his executive powers to overhaul Colorado’s death row with clemency. In particular, the Governor suggested these remedies were conditional – if his opponent turned the death penalty, or the Dunlap case in particular, into a “political football.” In the audio, the unidentified CNN interviewer asks, “But it (the death penalty) is an issue. And, you know, some of...
  • Another 2,000 Insurance Policies Cancelled In Colorado

    08/21/2014 4:00:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/21/2014 | Greg Campbell
    More than 2,000 more Coloradans had their health insurance plans cancelled as a result of the Affordable Care Act, according to a letter from the state regulatory agency to state Senate Republicans.Following a dust-up earlier this year between Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and the Division of Insurance, Republicans have requested regular updates on policies that are cancelled because they don’t conform to Obamacare or because companies are getting out of the individual insurance market.Udall disputed the original number of nearly a quarter million cancellations in the immediate wake of Obamacare’s rollout in late 2013, arguing that almost all of...
  • [ISIS Jihadi wannabe] Coloradan In Terror Investigation Agrees To Change Plea To Guilty

    08/11/2014 6:47:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | 8/11/2014
    An Arvada woman charged with aiding a foreign terrorist organization has agreed to change her plea to guilty. Conley, 19, is charged with conspiracy to provide support to ISIS, or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. U.S. Department of Justice spokesman Jeff Dorschner said in a statement released Monday morning that a plea hearing has yet to be scheduled in the case. Court documents claim Conley joined the Army Explorers to be trained in U.S. military tactics and firearms, and that she told the FBI she wanted to wage Jihad and to go overseas and fight. She attended middle school...
  • You’ll Never Guess the Latest Business to Be Cited for Not Serving an LGBT Person

    08/06/2014 8:45:23 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 29 replies
    A Denver bar has been cited by the state's Division of Civil Rights for discrimination because it refused to let a gay man dressed in drag enter. The bar is the Denver Wrangler, and despite what its name might suggest, it is not some Country Western joint. It is, in fact, a gay bar. So the state has determined that a gay bar has discriminated against a gay person.
  • Democrat ad: Mother, holding young daughter, says she is the reason we need abortion

    08/05/2014 8:41:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    Life Site ^ | Ben Johnson
    A new campaign advertisement from U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, criticizing his Republican opponent's pro-life stance, features a mother holding her young daughter and saying the child is the reason abortion should remain legal. As a female narrator criticizes Republican Congressman Cory Gardner’s "history [of] supporting harsh anti-abortion laws,” the camera cuts to a dark-haired woman holding a girl, who appears to be less than 10 years old, on her lap. “I want my daughter to have the same choices I do,” she says. The narrator also references “Gardner's eight year crusade that would ban birth control.” “Seriously?” a woman says....
  • Researchers see violent era in ancient Southwest

    08/04/2014 9:45:52 AM PDT · by fishtank · 45 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 8-4-2014 | Phys Org
    Researchers see violent era in ancient Southwest
  • The American Flag Daily: Colorado Statehood

    08/01/2014 4:52:40 AM PDT · by Master Zinja
    The American Flag Daily ^ | August 1, 2014 | JasonZ
    Colorado, the 38th state to join the Union, was admitted on August 1, 1876. It was the first state admitted following the country's centennial. The 38-star flag would be the country's standard for 13 years after its unveiling on July 4, 1877.
  • Shackled inmate seen being slammed into courtroom wall by Denver deputy files lawsuit

    07/31/2014 7:28:31 AM PDT · by SpeakerToAnimals · 50 replies
    KDVR Denver ^ | 7 -30 -2014 | Chuck Hickey
    DENVER — The attorney for Anthony Waller, the shackled inmate who was seen on surveillance cameras being slammed into a wall by a Denver Sheriff’s deputy during a hearing before a judge in 2012, has filed a lawsuit over the incident. The lawsuit in U.S. District Court names the city and county of Denver, Deputy Brad Lovingier, Capt. Gina McCall and the Denver Sheriff’s Department. A news release sent by attorney Kenneth Padilla on Wednesday says Waller was “shackled in handcuffs, leg irons, and belly chain” when Lovingier “without provocation, grabbed Mr. Waller by his shackles, spun him around and...
  • Couple says they were hit, injured while reporting a child locked in a hot car

    07/31/2014 7:55:30 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 25 replies
    KDVR ^ | 07/29/2014 | Tammy Vigil
    LONGMONT, Colo. — A concerned couple calls police about a young boy left in a hot car. But when the cops arrived, it’s the good Samaritans who needed an ambulance. The boy’s mother is charged with running over the couple who called 911 on her. Now, Shannon Dominguez, 43, is confined to a wheelchair. Doctors say she may never walk the same again. “Every day is a chore. Every day is stressful,” says Dominguez. They never could have imagined calling police to help a child left alone in a hot car would end up like this. “All four windows were...
  • Colorado state Sen. Steve King charged with 3 felonies

    07/31/2014 7:09:10 AM PDT · by dware · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07.31.2014 | AP
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Republican state Sen. Steve King is facing three felony charges alleging he falsified time cards and defrauded two former employers out of thousands of dollars.
  • SEIU hits Republicans with Spanish-language ads

    07/29/2014 8:25:20 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    thehill.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    The Service Employees International Union is out blasting four Republicans in tough races on immigration reform, seeking to drive up Hispanic turnout against them. The SEIU is out with new Spanish-language radio ads targeting Reps. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), Joe Heck (R-Nev.) and David Valadao (R-Calif.). Gardner is a top Senate recruit in a state with a large Hispanic population, while the other three are top Democratic targets in Latino-heavy swing districts. The ads hit the four on immigration reform, tying them to the national party. "It's simply unacceptable: Mike Coffman and Cory Gardner, together with the Republicans,...
  • Services for immigrant children beginning on the Western Slope (Grand Junction, CO)

    07/29/2014 6:54:43 AM PDT · by dware · 17 replies
    KJCT8 ^ | 07.29.2014 | Lindsey Pallares
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. One organization on the Western Slope looks to find a solution for children crossing the border with nowhere to go. They're asking for federal assistance to their project off the ground.
  • US intel official warns against toppling Hamas

    07/27/2014 2:41:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 53 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 7/27/2014 | Lazar Berman
    Speaking at a high-level security conference in Aspen, Colorado, outgoing US Defense Intelligence Agency head Michael Flynn warned against the dangers of toppling Hamas, saying what may replace the Islamist group could be even worse. “If Hamas were destroyed and gone, we would probably end up with something much worse. The region would end up with something much worse,” Flynn, a lieutenant general, told the conference Saturday, according to Reuters.He warned that with Hamas out of the picture, the Islamic State, or something like the brutal Islamist group ruling over parts of Syria and Iraq, could take its place.Flynn also said...
  • APNewsBreak: Gun law based on flawed estimate

    07/25/2014 11:54:04 AM PDT · by dware · 19 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo! ^ | 07.25.2014 | IVAN MORENO
    DENVER (AP) — A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was vastly overstated in a key budget report.
  • How One State Could Hold the Key to Legal Marijuana in America

    07/23/2014 10:57:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Mic ^ | July 23, 2014 | Matt Connolly
    Everything's in motion for what could be a stunning victory for marijuana legalization this November. Advocates in Oregon just got legalization of recreational marijuana on the ballot in the state, which means it could join Colorado and Washington as the only states to fully legalize (and tax) the drug. But beyond Oregon, an even more important battle is brewing farther northwest. Legalization is also on the ballot in Alaska. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)What makes Alaska special? There's a certain symbolic significance to passing marijuana legalization in a Republican-controlled red state. Colorado, Washington and Oregon all went for President Barack Obama in 2012, with...
  • Colorado Cake Company Appeals Decision Forcing Them to Make Cakes for Same-Sex Weddings

    07/23/2014 9:38:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/23/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    A Colorado baker who was found guilty of discrimination for not baking a wedding cake for a same-sex couple is appealing the decision. Jake Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop hopes to win at the appellate level after being told that he must serve gay couples wedding cakes and take a diversity course. Phillips is being represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom, who filed the appeal in the Colorado Court of Appeals last Wednesday. ADF lead counsel Nicolle Martin, who is involved in the appeal, said in a statement that Phillips did not unlawfully discriminate against anyone, but rather refused to endorse...
  • CRASS: Dem Rep. Crisanta Duran Caught Chanting “Death to CO GOP”

    07/22/2014 3:10:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    colorado peak politics ^ | 7/221/14 | oloradoPeakPolitics
    First, Howard Dean wanted to ship all Republicans to the Ukraine or Russia. Now, unions and at least one elected official are calling for the GOP’s death. As The Colorado Statesman reports, state Rep. Crisanta Duran marched with a Latino group and the Service Employees International Union as they chanted “Death to the Colorado GOP.” At a rally on Tuesday in downtown Denver led by the Service Employees International Union, or SEIU, Latino leaders and community groups held a mock funeral procession in which they declared, “Death to the Colorado GOP for killing immigration reform.” Joining the demonstration was state...
  • SHOT UP: Udall Losing In NYT Predictive Model For First Time

    07/21/2014 2:57:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | July 21, 2014
    For the first time this entire election cycle The New York Times Senate forecast at The Upshot predicts Udall has a greater chance of losing reelection than winning (53%-47%). This is a huge deal, as The Upshot tries to go beyond just the polls and factor in other intangibles about a race, such as, incumbency, fundraising, a state’s past election history among others, who the liberals at the NYT want to win. All those factors in The Upshot model lean heavily Udall’s way. Yet, despite this inherent, built-in advantage, Udall can’t overcome one thing: the people of Colorado feel he...
  • Colorado Governor Hickenlooper looks at November defeat thanks to lying about anti-gun ways

    07/20/2014 10:02:09 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/20/14 | Doug Book
    Anyone wishing to explore the workings of the hoplophobic mind needs only consider the actions of the 2013, Colorado legislature. First time violators of the state’s new gun legislation face up to one year in prison. Yet a real life criminal who commits a felony while in violation of the law is subject to only 18 months. This makes an armed robber just 33% more worthy of punishment than the law abiding citizen who also happens to own a 20 round magazine. Disgraceful. Yet Colorado politicos couldn’t have been happier with their knee-jerk attempts to intimidate Centennial State gun owners...
  • "Overpasses 4 America" amnesty protest, Near Golden, Colorado (C-470/Quincy)

    07/19/2014 3:43:00 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 20 replies
    Dynachrome | 7-19-14 | me
  • Colorado Senate Race Slips Further Away from Udall

    07/19/2014 9:44:30 AM PDT · by tellw · 25 replies
    People's Pundit Daily ^ | 7/19/14 | Rich Baris
    The Colorado Senate race is unrecognizable from the one described in a May, 2013, National Journal article entitled, “Colorado’s Forgotten Senate Race.” PPD’s election projection model has warranted two rating changes since the entrance of Rep. Cory Gardner in February, both of which clearly show this race slipping away from incumbent Democratic Senator Mark Udall. In February, after Ken Buck made the decision to drop out of the race to make way for Gardner, a far more electable rising star in the GOP, we changed our Colorado Senate race rating from “Likely Democrat” to “Leans Democrat.” Now, after adjusting the...
  • Palin, Cruz, DeMint headline Denver summit (Going on now)

    07/19/2014 8:49:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    DENVER — Sarah Palin, Sen. Ted Cruz and former Sen. Jim DeMint are headlining a gathering of some 2,500 at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver. The summit at the Hyatt Regency and Colorado Convention Center culminates Sunday with a straw poll to gauge attendees' early choices for a 2016 presidential nominee....
  • My Neighbor the Terrorist: A Bizarro Cinderella Story

    07/19/2014 7:00:22 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 19,2014 | Anne Evans
    Miss Conley might have had honeymoon visions of romance, but in reality she was in for a nasty fate. Despite embracing radical Islam, she wouldn’t have been able to erase the self-respect she was raised with in only six months. Many of the abuses the other women in the camp would have been used to, (imprisonment in the house, husbandly beatings, unwanted polygamy and a cheating husband), Miss Conley would have rebelled against. This “rebellion” would have given Terrorist Fiancé even more reason to beat her, starve her, or worse. Miss Conley is in an American jail where she’s not...
  • Top Colorado Court Halts Denver Gay Marriages

    07/18/2014 2:48:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 18, 2014
    Colorado's Supreme Court on Friday ordered the Denver County clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the state's ban against the unions remains in place. The two-page ruling noted that a judge who earlier this month ruled the ban was unconstitutional put his decision on hold until it was appealed, meaning the definition of marriage approved by Colorado voters in 2006, as between one man and one woman, remains active.
  • Q-poll: Gardner 44, Udall 42 in Colorado Senate race

    07/17/2014 2:02:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/17/2014 | Guy Benson
    Noah Rothman wrote up Quinnipiac’s gubernatorial poll yesterday, prompting me to wonder over at Townhall whether the polling outfit was holding back its Senate numbers for separate release. We now have our answer. A virtual deadlock, and advantage Gardner: The closely-watched U.S. Senate race is tied with 44 percent for U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican challenger, and 42 percent for Sen. Mark Udall, the Democratic incumbent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Another 10 percent are undecided. This compares to the results of an April 24 survey by the independent Quinnipiac University showing Sen. Udall at...
  • Poll: Beauprez edges Hickenlooper, whose job approval ratings slide

    07/17/2014 9:57:37 AM PDT · by catnipman · 23 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 7/16/14 | Lynn Bartels
    Gov. John Hickenlooper's job approval ratings plunged in a new poll that shows Republican challenger Bob Beauprez beating the Democratic incumbent by 1 percentage point.
  • Pit bull owner arrested after dog attacks child in Commerce City [Colorado]

    07/15/2014 11:04:58 AM PDT · by catnipman · 14 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 7/14/14 | knicholson@denverpost.com
    The owner of a pit bull has been arrested after her dog attacked a toddler in Commerce City. ...
  • Republicans try to tie Hickenloooper, Udall to Michael Bloomberg's comments on Colorado gun laws

    07/11/2014 8:59:00 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 2 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | 11 Jul 14 | By: Alan Gathright
    Republicans try to tie Hickenloooper, Udall to Michael Bloomberg's comments on Colorado gun laws Bloomberg dismisses cities that recalled lawmakersCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado Republicans were quick to open fire Thursday after former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg portrayed Colorado Springs and Pueblo -- where voters recalled Democratic state senators for backing gun control laws -- as roadless backwaters. Bloomberg, the billionaire who has bankrolled gun-safety campaigns and who gave large sums to the senators who were ultimately recalled, made the comments in a Rolling Stone story that was published online Tuesday. "In Colorado, we got a law passed,"...
  • AP Acts As If Only Dems Have Problems With Bloomberg's Ridicule of Two Colorado Cities ( No Roads )

    07/11/2014 6:07:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 11, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    In what appears to be an act of leftist self-defense, an unbylined story at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, describes certain Colorado Democratic politicians' crticisms of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg over recent "off-base remarks about two of its cities," but noted no reactions from Republicans — who are genuinely outraged, as opposed to arguably trying to cover their political tracks. ... Bloomberg told Simon Vozick-Levinson that in recent recall elections in the Centennial State, "The NRA went after two or three state Senators in a part of Colorado where I don't think there's roads. It's...
  • Colorado Recreational Pot Dales Fip for 1st Time

    07/12/2014 7:25:31 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 33 replies
    Krextv.com ^ | 7/11/14 | Kristina kuestner
    <p>DENVER (AP)- Colorado sold less recreational pot in May than in April, the first month-to-month sales decline for the newly legal drug.</p> <p>Tax collections reported by the Colorado Department of Revenue this week showed that Colorado sold about $21 million of recreational pot in May. That was down slightly from April, when the 4/20 marijuana holiday was credited in part for a boost in recreational sales to $22 million.</p>
  • Colorado Is Consuming Way More Pot Than Anyone Ever Believed

    07/12/2014 2:55:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 10, 2014 | Maya Rhodan
    And most is consumed by a minority of daily users. About 9% of Colorado’s population consumes marijuana, according to a market demand study conducted by the state department of revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division and the state’s Marijuana Policy Group. And those users, it’s estimated, will get through about 121.4 metric tons of pot every year. According to the report, that consumption — calculated through survey results, demographic data and source data — is “31 percent higher than a recent department of revenue assessment, 89 percent higher than a study by the Colorado Futures Center, and 111 percent higher than an...
  • Planned Parenthood performed abortion on teen, returned her to sex abuser: shock lawsuit

    07/11/2014 7:17:30 PM PDT · by topher · 24 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Fri Jul 11, 2014 - 11:28 am EST | Operation Rescue Staff
    Planned Parenthood faces a legal challenge in Colorado after Cary Smith, of Federal Heights, says she discovered that clinic staff failed to inquire or report about suspected sexual abuse of her 13-year-old daughter after giving her an abortion. It was any mother’s nightmare. According to the lawsuit filed on June 20, 2014, Cary’s daughter, R.Z., was only about six years old when her new step-father, Timothy David Smith, began to sexually abuse her. At this age, she was too young to realize that her step-father’s inordinate attention was actually a crime.
  • Obama Inches Into Competitive Colorado Senate Race (Obama @ 38%)

    07/11/2014 5:38:42 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 13 replies
    kcnc ^ | July 8, 2014 3:31 PM | Julie Pace
    DENVER (AP) – For the first time, President Barack Obama is inching into one of the highly competitive races that could determine whether Democrats maintain control of the Senate this fall. Obama’s trip to Colorado to raise money for Sen. Mark Udall underscores the political risks for vulnerable Democrats of being linked with the increasingly unpopular president. Obama will headline a high-dollar fundraiser for Udall in Denver on Wednesday but the event is off-limits to news cameras. Udall’s office also says the senator will not attend an economic speech the president plans to deliver in Denver, ensuring that there will...
  • Candidate Mike Harlow for Mesa County Sheriff Receives Endorsement by Tea Party (CO)

    07/10/2014 9:50:03 AM PDT · by dware · 7 replies
    KREX News Channel 5 ^ | 07.09.2014 | Angel Russell
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Write-in candidate for Mesa County Sheriff Mike Harlow is being endorsed by the Tea Party. This announcement was made on Wednesday at the Old County Courthouse. Harlow is a Navy Veteran with 17 years of Law Enforcement experience. He describes himself as an unaffiliated conservative candidate. "The sheriff is supposed to be the highest-reigning law enforcement in the county. I’ll make sure that is known and we won't back up to anybody. If I think they don't have business here, then they'll have to lave," said Mike Harlow. Harlow has experience working as a K-9 Police Dog...
  • Report: More Than Expected Will Drop Out Of Colorado’s Obamacare Program (Abandon Ship!)

    07/09/2014 1:37:02 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 9, 2014 05:16 GMT | Greg Campbell
    Nearly twice as many people are expected to drop out of Colorado’s state-run health care exchange in the coming years than originally projected, leading to nearly $2 million lost in associated fees for the financially embattled program over the next two years. Connect for Health Colorado originally projected that 13 percent of enrollees will either leave the exchange in fiscal 2015 or fail to pay their bills, but now they project the figure to be as high as 24 percent, according to the Denver Post. If that’s the case, the exchange will lose out on about $1 million in fees...
  • Obama getting cold shoulder in Colorado

    07/08/2014 7:49:35 AM PDT · by don-o · 12 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | July 8, 2014 | Chris Stirewalt
    If President Obama is as thin-skinned as his critics say then his ego is in for a bruising in Colorado today. Obama will be campaigning in the Centennial State – one of the key battlegrounds in his bid to hold the Senate for his party – but neither the incumbent senator he is trying to save nor other top-tier Democratic candidates will appear in public with the president.
  • Marijuana is illegal under federal law, should IRS be able to collect taxes on Colorado pot sales?

    07/05/2014 5:43:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Fox 6 Now ^ | 7/05/14
    (CNN) — Some Colorado marijuana sellers are challenging Uncle Sam. They’re filing a lawsuit — saying the IRS shouldn’t be allowed to collect taxes on marijuana sales because marijuana is illegal under federal law. Attorney Rob Corry says forcing Colorado’s recreational marijuana businesses to pay violates the United States Constitution. He has filed a lawsuit in District Court on behalf of clients, some of whom say taxes could be used as evidence in any future prosecution. “They’re open records and they are admitting to a federal crime. It’s still a federal crime to sell marijuana,” Corry said.
  • Colorado Woman Accused of Trying to Join ISIS (TSA actually catches someone?)

    07/02/2014 6:12:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/02/14 | New media - I can't tell.
    A Denver woman has been arrested while attempting to go to Syria to engage in violent jihad, according to court documents made public late Wednesday. Shannon Maureen Conley, born in 1996, was arrested April 8th at Denver International Airport trying to board a flight to Istanbul, Turkey, via Germany, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Colorado. From there, federal prosecutors say, she was headed to Adana, Turkey, and hoped to meet someone known to her as “Y.M.” who wanted to marry her and help her join up with terrorists in Syria. A federal official said...
  • At Colorado burger joint, waitresses pack heat

    07/02/2014 1:23:02 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 2 2014 | Fox News
    <p>At Shooters Grill, in Rifle, Colo., the waitresses take orders and pack heat.</p> <p>It's called Shooters Grill and it is located in Rifle, Colo., so naturally, the waitresses pack heat.</p> <p>The burger joint, about 180 miles west of Denver, embraces the firearms theme with menu items like the "M16 burrito," "Smith & Wesson Grilled Cheese" and "Locked and Loaded Nachos." The salt and pepper shakers are made from shotgun shells. But the biggest Second Amendment statement is in the guns waitresses carry, including the Rueger Blackhawk .357 Ashlee Saenz sports.</p>
  • Immigration crisis moves to Colorado battleground as midterms loom

    07/02/2014 11:36:29 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 2 2014 | Dan Roberts
    Conventional political wisdom says the collapse of talks over immigration reform legislation in Washington this week won't hurt Republicans at the ballot box until at least the presidential election in 2016. Miguel Valenzuela is on a mission to prove the conventional wisdom wrong. Valenzuela, a 27-year-old former US marine, lives in Colorado, one of a handful of battleground states where a booming Latino population means the issue of immigration reform could play a major role in this November's midterm elections. In 2008, the Latino vote helped push Democrat Mark Udall to victory in the Senate, in a good year for...
  • Rasmussen poll has Hickenlooper, Beauprez tied at 44 percent (Colorado Governor's Election)

    DENVER — After his worst two weeks of press this year, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is polling at just 44 percent and running neck and neck with his newly-minted Republican challenger Bob Beauprez, who won last week’s four-way GOP gubernatorial primary. The survey of 750 likely voters from Rasmussen Reports out Tuesday was conducted by phone last Wednesday and Thursday, immediately following the Tuesday night primary in which Beauprez finished ahead of Tom Tancredo and two other challengers. Eight percent of respondents in the poll are undecided, while four percent prefer another candidate. Rasmussen is regarded as a conservative polling...
  • Do Republicans Still Have a Chance in Colorado?

    06/30/2014 11:16:26 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 21 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 29, 2014 | Josh Kraushaar
    DENVER—Mario Nicolais is the kind of candidate who could help the Republican Party win back the suburban voters it has lost. He's fiscally conservative but socially moderate, a member of the NRA but also a founder of a Republican group that champions gay rights. And on this afternoon at a local bar, he's clearly at ease chatting up the fans who've turned out to watch Mexico play Brazil in the World Cup. Hispanics make up 23 percent of his state Senate district, and Nicolais knows that Republicans will need to peel off some of them to have any hope of...
  • Illegal immigrant sentenced for sexually assaulting child

    06/29/2014 6:00:21 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    Vail Daily News ^ | June 29, 2014 | Randy Wyrick
    EAGLE - An illegal alien will spend at least two years and possibly life in prison for sexually assaulting a child. Francisco Rodriguez-Sanchez, 38, was sentenced June 18 as his family packed Judge Paul Dunkelman’s courtroom.He was also sentenced to one year for using forged documents, a fake Social Security card and permanent resident card with the name Alejandro Gomez and his picture on it. Rodriguez-Sanchez was charged with two counts. At his trial, the jury convicted him on one count but was deadlocked on the other. The father of the victim spoke prior to Dunkelman handing down the sentence,...
  • Hooked: Why would Boulder County folks want to hang from hooks piercing their skin? (Video)

    06/29/2014 1:53:58 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 65 replies
    Daily Camera Lifestyles ^ | 6-29-2014 | Aimee Heckel
    The first thing you'd probably ask Lisa Marteau is: Why would people want to hang from hooks pierced through their skin? The reasons are different for each person who participates in this activity known as body suspension, and the Boulder woman is careful not to make generalizations. She tiptoes around her words. She does not want to misrepresent the community — to further distort society's misconceptions and opinions about this unusual hobby.
  • Federal judge dismisses suit that aimed to overturn Colorado gun control laws

    06/27/2014 11:17:15 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 13 replies
    Denver Channel ^ | 10:17 PM, Jun 26, 2014 | Phil Tenser
    DENVER - A Federal judge has ruled in favor of Colorado's controversial new gun laws and against a lawsuit filed by many of the state's sheriffs, several organizations and businesses. Federal Chief Judge Marcia Krieger ruled in favor of the defendant, the state of Colorado, in a ruling issued Thursday. "In determining whether a law is constitutional, this decision does not determine whether either law is “good,” only whether it is constitutionally permissible," Kreiger wrote. The sheriffs filed suit last year in an attempt to block laws passed in response to mass shootings at an Aurora movie theater and at...
  • Basalt girl hospitalized after accidentally eating pot edible

    06/25/2014 4:23:03 PM PDT · by familyop · 51 replies
    The Aspen Times, PostIndependent ^ | June 25, 2014 | Scott Condon
    A 7-year-old Basalt girl accidentally ingested candy that was infused with edible marijuana Sunday and was taken to Valley View Hospital for treatment, according to police. The girl’s mother is a maid at an Aspen hotel where there is a policy that food and beverages left behind in rooms can be taken home by the cleaning staff, according to Basalt Police Chief Greg Knott. The woman found a bag of nuts that also contained a chocolate ball the size of a large marble, he said.
  • Trayvon Martin’s Marijuana Usage Made Him Violent Against George Zimmerman?

    06/25/2014 3:53:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | June 24, 2014
    Did Trayvon Martin’s marijuana usage make him violent against George Zimmerman? Some reports are posing that controversial question now that marijuana legalization is quickly spreading across America. But while some police officers may support that contentious message others believe the controversy over Trayvon Martin, gun control, and drugs does not match up with the facts. In a related report by The Inquisitr, George Zimmerman’s lawsuit claims NBC employees purposefully edited the audio recordings of him talking to the 911 dispatcher in order to make it sound like the Hispanic man was racially profiling Trayvon. Whether or not Martin is a...
  • EPA Workers ‘Told To Stop Pooping In the Hallways’

    06/25/2014 1:59:22 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 59 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | June 25, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    They’re adults. They had to be told this? It wasn’t part of their upbringing? I know that most EPA workers are urban liberals, but were they raised in barns? Management for Region 8 in Denver, Colo., wrote an email earlier this year to all staff in the area pleading with them to stop inappropriate bathroom behavior, including defecating in the hallway. In the email, obtained by Government Executive, Deputy Regional Administrator Howard Cantor mentioned “several incidents” in the building, including clogging the toilets with paper towels and “an individual placing feces in the hallway” outside the restroom. Confounded by what...
  • Facing Tough Odds, GOP Had A Good Night In Colorado

    06/25/2014 7:17:21 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 25, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    On Tuesday night, former congressman Bob Beauprez beat a slate of Republicans including, most notably, former presidential candidate Tom Tancredo. Mitt Romney and other hated/beloved GOP establishment types had endorsed Beauprez, who was clearly the most electable candidate available to face John Hickenlooper. More importantly, the state GOP did not want Tancredo’s tedious one-note campaign dragging down its entire ticket. Still, this wasn’t — though you may hear differently — another Tea Party v. Old Guard match up. What was different in Colorado? Where it mattered, the establishment choice was as conservative on issues as any other candidate running. Actually,...
  • WAR ON WOMEN: Sexist Former Governor Schweitzer Once Raised Money for Romanoff( Colorado )

    06/22/2014 5:40:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | June 20, 2014
    U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman’s searing criticism of Former Montana Governor Schweitzer’s ridiculously sexist comments inspired some pretty damning headlines yesterday. But, Coffman’s opponent, Andrew Romanoff, was silent on the matter. And, now we know why – Schweitzer was in Colorado seven months ago stumping for Romanoff. ... Calling Diane Feinstein a prostitute-turned-nun is probably not the way to win friends and influence people, so we have to ask – will Romanoff denounce his fundraiser buddy’s comments? We’ve reached out to his campaign for comment. They responded with [drum roll] silence. ... They say you are who your friends are. Perhaps...