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Obama In Colorado Springs To Address "New Era Of Service"

(9) Comments | Posted July 2, 2008 | 9:38 AM

By Cara DeGette

UPDATE: The Colorodao Independent will be blogging Obama's visit to Colorado Springs. We'll provide a link and updates here.

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is set to appear in conservative Colorado Springs on Wednesday, where he is expected to deliver a speech highlighting a...

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John McCain, Bob Barr And The Spoiler Effect

(6) Comments | Posted June 25, 2008 | 2:59 PM

Despite rumblings that Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr could Ralph Nader Republicans this November, some political observers are saying not so fast.

Similar to most third-party tickets in recent presidential elections, the former GOP congressman from Georgia has been labeled...

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Bloggers Question DNC Credential Decisions

(2) Comments | Posted May 22, 2008 | 10:19 AM

By Wendy Norris for Colorado Independent.

Questions began to arise when five prominent state blogs were noticeably passed over for either lesser-known sites, or in one case a site that simply publishes press releases verbatim.


Were these blogs dissed because they had written critically about their...

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ACLU Sues Denver And Secret Service

(1) Comments | Posted May 2, 2008 | 5:27 PM

By Erin Rosa

The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado announced it was filing a lawsuit against the city of Denver and the U.S. Secret Service today in an effort to disclose plans for an anticipated demonstration zone during the Democratic National Convention in August and to obtain more...

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Colorado Superdelegate Urges Peers To "Get Off The Fence"

(1) Comments | Posted April 30, 2008 | 1:49 PM

By David O Williams

Superdelegate Debbie Marquez of Edwards, who declared her support for Sen. Barack Obama in early February, said it's time for her undeclared counterparts in Colorado to "get off the fence" and start announcing who they will support for the Democratic nomination for president.

"I do agree...

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Attorneys Hold 'Know Your Rights' Training for Democratic Convention

(17) Comments | Posted April 15, 2008 | 10:41 AM

By: Erin Rosa

DENVER-- All this week attorneys here will be conducting trainings to teach prospective demonstrators protesting at the Democratic National Convention how to react to common scenarios involving police.

The effort is being spearheaded by the DNC-People's Law Project and the Oakland-based Midnight Special Law Collective, two groups...

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Hopeful National Delegate Tackles Second Challenge: The County Convention

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2008 | 12:33 PM

Second in a series: With the excitement of a close race between Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama and the convenience of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, many state Democrats want to become delegates to the national convention. Colorado Confidential is following the trek of one delegate hopeful...

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Grassroot Democrats Worry About Split In Party

(14) Comments | Posted March 10, 2008 | 11:04 AM

By Leslie Robinson

It was about as grassroots as one can get in Democratic politics at the Garfield County Democratic convention and assembly in Rifle on Saturday. Many of the delegates were first-time participants in Colorado's caucus and convention system. The Beltway political scene may be far away yet these...

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Dems Ponder How the West Might Be Won

(5) Comments | Posted January 31, 2008 | 11:42 AM

The political director for the Democratic National Committee showed up in Colorado in December. He came, said Colorado Democratic chairwoman Pat Waak, to measure progress in his party's so-called "Western strategy."

By Jim Spencer

That's the notion that for the first time in decades, the Democratic presidential nominee has a...

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Co: Hillary Stitches Up Rep. DeGette's Endorsement

(2) Comments | Posted November 26, 2007 | 11:43 PM

The following piece is published on HuffPost's OffTheBus as well as Colorado Confidential.

By Dan Whipple

Colorado Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette has endorsed Sen. Hillary Clinton in the Democratic race for the presidential nomination. DeGette has been named Clinton's national co-chair of the campaign's Health Care Policy Task...

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Citizenship Campaign Shifts to Latino Voter Registration, Turnout

(16) Comments | Posted November 15, 2007 | 7:02 PM


The following piece is published on Colorado Confidential as well as HuffPost's OffTheBus.

By Kate Bernuth

On the heels of a citizenship campaign that helped one million Latinos begin the naturalization process, the same coalition is launching a massive get-out-the-vote effort aimed at...

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Press Corps Get Dem Convention Preview

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2007 | 3:03 PM

They came for the logistics, and they also highlighted food, free speech - and golf carts. An estimated 400 journalists arrived at Denver's Pepsi Center on Tuesday for a test run through the site of next year's Democratic National Convention and to hear their leader Howard Dean talk about...

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Tough-Guy Tancredo: A Covert Humanitarian?

(18) Comments | Posted November 12, 2007 | 6:05 PM


The following piece is published on Colorado Confidential as well as HuffPost's OffTheBus.

By Kerri Rebresh

Some call him an honorable anti-illegal immigration crusader. To others, he's a self-righteous xenophobe. Love him or hate him, opinions of Tom Tancredo are usually based on his provocative...

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Will James Dobson Give Mike Huckabee Some Love?

(3) Comments | Posted November 5, 2007 | 8:50 AM

The following piece is published on Colorado Confidential as well as OffTheBus.

By Cara DeGette

In late October, during the gathering in Washington that drew a reported 2,600 conservatives plus every Republican presidential candidate, Huckabee mopped the floor with the other contenders. His 51 percent...

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Colorado Donations To Presidential Candidates Highly Concentrated To A Few Zipcodes

(1) Comments | Posted October 31, 2007 | 1:11 PM

By Dan Whipple

The following piece is published on Colorado Confidential as well as OffTheBus.

The state of Colorado isn't for sale in the presidential funding race -- just a few zip codes.

Money donated from Colorado to presidential candidates came from only a few areas of the...

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Romney Likens Self To Failed Congressman

(1) Comments | Posted October 12, 2007 | 3:08 PM

Here is something you don't hear very often in Colorado anymore: a politician comparing himself to Bob Beauprez.

Yet there was GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, noting the similarity between himself and Beauprez - whose campaign for Colorado governor last year was disastrous -- during a stump speech and...

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