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Lefty Protester to Me: "Welcome. I Hate Your Website." (VIDEO)

Posted June 29, 2011 | 12:58:47 (EST)

A buddy and I headed up to Avon, Colo., on Sunday to check out ProgressNow and the self-described "non-partisan" group Common Cause, protesting the Koch brothers conservative confab in nearby Vail.

I went in the hope of doing what we love to do at WhoSaidYouSaid: reveal what activists and...

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Gessler on Pursuing Colorado Election Integrity (VIDEO)

Posted March 11, 2011 | 16:53:26 (EST)

The jaw-dropping view from Jenny Flanagan of Colorado Common Cause is that "There's no evidence that even if people are improperly registered to vote, they are actually voting."

That line comes from a report in the Durango Herald about Secretary of State Scott Gessler's push to assure that only...

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Dem State Senator in Colorado Seeking Union Transparency? (VIDEO)

Posted February 8, 2011 | 17:33:19 (EST)

The bill that would have undone the 2007 executive order that gave union muscle to Colorado state employees was defeated, as expected, on a 2-3, party-line vote Monday afternoon. David Ohmart, who works for the state unemployment office -- and who has also ripped unions -- testified...

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Examining Gov. Hickenlooper's "Non-Partisan" Labor Chief (VIDEO)

Posted January 24, 2011 | 22:41:04 (EST)

In a 5-2 vote today, the Colorado state Senate Committee on Business, Labor and Technology approved Ellen Golombek's nomination to head the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Her nomination now moves to the full Senate, virtually assuring Golombek's appointment, given that Democrats control the upper house.

But before...

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Voucher Debate in Colorado Should Be About Excellence (Video)

Posted December 14, 2010 | 15:41:09 (EST)

One of the knocks against the Douglas County Board of Education pursuing a school-voucher program is that the county is relatively wealthy. That misses the point. I'll explain why in a moment. First, check out this coverage...

"Establishing a school voucher program in Douglas County would be akin to sending...

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It's Easier to Vote in Colorado Than to Get a Denver Library Card (VIDEO)

Posted November 3, 2010 | 18:31:49 (EST)

Colorado is among the states that doesn't require a picture I.D. to vote. So I took my apartment utility bill to my voting location in Denver today and was able to cast my ballot. Then I took the same utility bill to the Denver Public Library and tried to

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Enthusiasm Gap? Colorado's Would-Be Governor Laments Lack of Crowds (VIDEO)

Posted October 21, 2010 | 18:51:50 (EST)

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper spoke Tuesday at the City Club of Denver. In response to a question about the initiative process, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate described a lack of citizen enthusiasm.

"And I think...
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Running a Real Business? You Sure? Ask Bernie Buescher First...

Posted October 19, 2010 | 15:35:45 (EST)

There's a difference between expressing expertise and communicating condescension. And Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Bueschercrossed that line during a debate with opponent Scott Gessler on Tuesday at the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.

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The Recession's Over? Thanks, Rep. DeGette! (VIDEO)

Posted October 5, 2010 | 15:50:44 (EST)

Dr. Mike Fallon, a Republican candidate for Congress, explained clearly during a recent candidate forum in Denver why further stimulus spending for the states would be a waste and how private-sector job creation must lead the way.

His opponent, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., informed the audience that the recession...

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Perlmutter: "We're Not England. We're Not Into Landed Gentry"

Posted September 14, 2010 | 23:09:08 (EST)

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., speaking to The Denver Forum on Aug. 27, suggested that untaxed inherited wealth - beyond about $5 million - is not the American way.




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Why hasn't Hickenlooper touted Bennet more? (VIDEO)

Posted August 10, 2010 | 14:08:13 (EST)

[Headline revised and story updated 8/10/10 with link to list of Bennet endorsements from March that includes Hickenlooper; as well as his donation record to Bennet's campaign.]

Interesting question. . . nobody's asked it as far as I can tell.

n his TV ads, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet touts...

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Hickenlooper's Summer Media Pass (VIDEO)

Posted August 3, 2010 | 11:45:18 (EST)

As promised in a previous post, here's footage from a July 20 event in Pueblo with Colorado gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper. No surprise, I didn't get in. But I assume whomever was in the TV news that van drove past me got a warmer welcome. Here's their article...

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Tancredo Calls Hickenlooper "A Wild-Eyed Liberal" (VIDEO)

Posted August 2, 2010 | 13:40:23 (EST)

Following former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo's announcement Thursday that he's running for governor of Colorado as the American Constitution Party candidate, he answered my questions about his view of the Democratic nominee, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper.

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Stan Garnett on Enforcing State Laws He Opposes (VIDEO)

Posted July 29, 2010 | 15:10:46 (EST)

The Arizona immigration law will take effect Thursday with key provisions blocked by a federal judge and an appeal likely. Stan Garnett, the Boulder County district attorney who is running for attorney general of Colorado, was asked about such legislation on June 22 at a Democratic event in Denver.

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Seeing Hickenlooper's Credibility Gap (VIDEO)

Posted July 21, 2010 | 18:55:08 (EST)


If Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper wants his campaign to be a "statewide conversation," why is he limiting access?

He won't release the beneficiaries of his charitable donations.

After an April appearance on...

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Hickenlooper: Business Payroll Earmark for Art Would Be "Small Amount" (VIDEO)

Posted July 19, 2010 | 18:30:43 (EST)

In an interview with the online culture magazine Adobe Airstream, (the same one in which he said we should "wean ourselves off automobiles") Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper touted the benefits of a business payroll earmark for art.

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Bennet Dodges the Card Check Question, Again (VIDEO)

Posted July 11, 2010 | 21:35:51 (EST)

Appointed U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., will not give a straight answer on whether he supports card check, which would eliminate a secret ballot for workers when unions try to organize a workplace. Some of Bennet's constituents tried to ask him in person on July 3 in Boulder, and Bennet's...

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Hickenlooper Wants to Have a "Conversation" (VIDEO)

Posted July 11, 2010 | 21:32:53 (EST)

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper said he wants his campaign for governor of Colorado to be a "conversation." That reminds me of another politician a few years ago who wanted to have a conversation. Take a look...

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Hickenlooper: "How Do We Wean Ourselves Off Automobiles?" (VIDEO)

Posted July 1, 2010 | 17:40:20 (EST)

John Hickenlooper's vision for Colorado in urban areas (and maybe beyond?) is for people to bike, walk and ride mass transit.

The occasional car, of course, is needed to transport Denver Mayor Hickenlooper around the state to enlighten the rest of us.

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Mayor Hickenlooper, Why So Shy? (VIDEO)

Posted June 29, 2010 | 17:35:06 (EST)

We'd love to show you what Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper said about his jobs plan for Colorado. Oh wait, we can't. His campaign wouldn't let us videotape his announcement in Commerce City this morning.


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