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  • Services for immigrant children beginning on the Western Slope (Grand Junction, CO)

    07/29/2014 6:54:43 AM PDT · by dware · 16 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...
  • Colorado unveils Obamacare tax to boost struggling state exchange

    06/12/2014 6:03:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 10, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    Colorado will begin charging an Obamacare tax next month on all health insurance policies — even those obtained through private employers — to help prop up the state’s struggling health care exchange. ... Republicans have called the Obamacare tax unconstitutional, given that the state’s constitution requires voters to approve any tax increases, but exchange managers insist it’s a fee, not a tax.
  • Grouse hits 400,000 Acres Out of Energy Production

    06/21/2014 8:19:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | June 20, 2014 | Audrey Hudson
    The federal government’s decision to ban energy development across a wide swath of Colorado and eastern Utah to protect the Gunnison sage grouse habitat has raised concerns the action would inflict economic damage. Although the Obama administration was not expected to make its decision as to whether the bird warrants the endangered listing until November, the Bureau of Land Management’s decision this week effectively puts an oil, gas and coal moratorium on 400,000 acres – roughly 90 acres per bird. The final decision was “pushed back until after the election, because when people understand the impact on jobs, people get...
  • Colorado Gov. throws F-bomb at sheriffs, says never talked with Bloomberg over bills

    06/21/2014 1:23:39 PM PDT · by holymoly · 32 replies
    Finance Post News ^ | June 21, 2014 | Jack Minor
    In an election year, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper used the F-word to the state’s sheriffs after claiming they never bothered to tell him the gun control bills he signed into law were unenforceable and he had no idea the bills would be controversial. During the last legislative session Democrats who controlled both chambers of the legislature as well as the governor’s mansion passed a series of gun control laws that are among the strictest in the nation. Among them are what the state’s sheriffs have said is a ban on the sale of all new magazines in the state. The...
  • Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper: Staffer promised I’d sign gun law I never thought would pass

    06/19/2014 7:07:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/19/2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Behold, true leadership and effective governance:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “I think a lot of people didn’t know how much emotion was gonna come out of the high-capacity magazines. [We] probably would have looked for something different or a different approach.One of my staff made the commitment that we would sign it it got passed. To be honest, no one in our office thought it would get through the legislature.If we’d known it was going to divide the state so intensely, I think we probably would have thought about it twice…In the end, how important really was it?After...
  • Vanity link only to latest Colorado guv excuse on "gun Control" from the Denver Post

    06/19/2014 3:25:47 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 10 replies
    19 june 2014
    --http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_25990350/hickenlooper-supported-gun-magazine-limit-because-staffer-promise
  • Littwin Weekly GOP Gov Rankings: Hick shoots self in the foot; someone fires away at all of Tancredo

    06/17/2014 11:58:39 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    Colorado Independent ^ | Mike Littwin
    It's primary week and finally there’s some news. First, and most critically, we have our first-ever shakeup at the top of the Littwin Weekly GOP Governor’s Race Rankings. As LeBron James so ably put it, history is made to be broken. Second, John Hickenlooper apologized to a meeting of state sheriffs for hurting their feelings on guns, which came out sounding like he was apologizing for passing the gun laws. Worse (for Hick), he told the sheriffs he never talked to then-Mayor Bloomberg when, in fact, he had and, in fact, had said he had and, in fact, of course...
  • Hick Shoots Self in Foot with Gun Comments

    06/17/2014 11:23:39 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 13 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — No doubt Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper had hoped the uproar over the gun-control legislation he signed last year would have blown over by now, but he’s since learned that’s not the case. The governor set off a fresh round of outrage at a recent forum in Aspen with county sheriffs who sued over the legislation, first by apologizing for failing to meet with them during the debate, and then by insisting he never spoke to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg about the bills. Unfortunately for Hickenlooper, Complete Colorado ran a story after the Friday forum that included...
  • Statement on the Situation on the Southern Border

    "I do not support amnesty of any kind, and I never have. The wave of illegal immigrants currently at our southern border is overwhelming our Border Patrol and other service organizations. Even the Secretary of Homeland Security is now describing this as a “problem.” President Obama making empty promises has created a humanitarian crisis. The House will not be voting on the Senate-passed immigration bill and I will oppose any amnesty, to any person, of any age, that is not going through our legal immigration process." "I have always stood strong against illegal immigration. I have voted against the DREAM...
  • Would-Be Thief POours Acid on CU-Boulder ATM in Attempt to Crack Open Cash Machine

    06/14/2014 3:13:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Daily Camera ^ | 06/12/2014 | Mitchell Byers
    Campus police release surveillance photo, video of suspectCU police say this man poured acid on a campus ATM in a failed attempt to steal cash. University of Colorado police are searching for a man who tried to break open an ATM at the campus' Center For Community by pouring acid on the machine. Police said that at 2:30 a.m. May 29, video surveillance shows a man in protective clothing spraying an acidic solution on the ATM, according to a news release. The suspect is seen returning twice to check the progress of the acid and to try to steal cash...
  • A true maverick for Colorado: Who’s afraid of Tom Tancredo?

    06/14/2014 1:36:56 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 68 replies
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | 6/13/14 | Michelle Malkin
    Panicked liberals and crony Republican elitists agree: Tom Tancredo would be bad for their Big Government and Big Business rackets. That’s exactly why I support him in Colorado’s June 24 GOP primary election for governor. A fear-mongering ad campaign by the left-wing group “ProgressNow,” which is funded by billionaire George Soros, hyperventilated last week that “Tancredo believes Obamacare is a scam.” Gasp! “Scam” is putting it politely, of course. Billions of dollars have been wasted on defunct and dysfunctional Obamacare health exchanges. Criminals, illegal aliens and con artists have been hired as “navigators” to sign up Obamacare enrollees (a.k.a. future...
  • White House Adviser Valerie Jarrett Met ‘Four Or Five Times’ With Illegal Immigrant Activist Group

    06/10/2014 3:39:24 PM PDT · by Carbonsteel · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/10/2014 | Patrick Howley
    President Obama’s senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett held a series of meetings with illegal immigrant activists during Obama’s first term and concluded that “They are the best that we have.” Jarrett, a Chicago-era mentor to Obama and wife Michelle, is currently fighting to pass immigration reform legislation, in her words, “this summer.” “I had met, maybe, a year-and-a-half ago, with about Four Dream Act kids,” Jarrett said in a 2012 conversation with Walter Isaacson at the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival, video of which was posted by The Aspen Institute in 2014.