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Colorado Republican: Baby Cut From Mother's Womb Is God's Punishment For Abortion

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

An embattled state lawmaker is unrepentant after referring to a crime in Colorado last week in which a stranger stabbed an expectant mother and remove...

Tres Rios: A Crime in Progress Against Land and People

Rod Torrez | Posted 03.09.2015 | Latino Voices
Rod Torrez

There are so many reasons to protect this land and, yet, the chorus of public voices calling for protection of agricultural lands, recreational areas and cultural and natural treasures apparently means nothing when set against the clamor of industry, and its drive for temporary gain.

Colorado Civil Liberties On the Brink: Why Your Vote Matters

Nathan Woodliff-Stanley | Posted 03.06.2015 | Denver
Nathan Woodliff-Stanley

The margins between advancing, losing or just holding ground in civil liberties are very narrow in a state like Colorado. Voters would do well to pay attention to what goes on in the legislature and to take seriously the threat of legislation.

5 Years After Citizens United, Big Oil and Gas Money Spills Into Colorado State Elections

Peg Perl | Posted 03.23.2015 | Denver
Peg Perl

Colorado law has attempted to blunt the crushing effect of big money in politics through strong public disclosure laws that require spending by each of these groups in candidate elections to be reported online to Colorado voters.

Laura Bassett

Colorado And North Dakota Voters Reject Fetal Personhood Measures

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Voters in Colorado rejected an anti-abortion ballot measure on Tuesday that would have granted personhood rights to developing fetuses from the moment...

Samantha Lachman

In Colorado's First All-Mail Election, Voters Are Being Hassled Like Never Before

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

DENVER -- "The sooner you get it in, the sooner they stop calling you." That's what Kristyne Brenner, a resident of the Denver suburb of Greenwood...

Samantha Lachman

Colorado School Board Controversy Turning Frustrated Republicans Into Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

DENVER -- "For the first time in my life, I will probably vote a straight Democratic ticket." That realization came as something of a surprise to n...

Samantha Lachman

Mark Udall Shakes Off The Haters At Lively Campaign Rally

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

DENVER -- With a major newspaper endorsing his opponent last week and multiple polls showing him trailing less than three weeks before Election Day, S...

Samantha Lachman

Marijuana Legalization Not Lighting Up Colorado's Hottest Races

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

DENVER -- "It's tough to get the stoners to the polls," budtender Maxwell Cranford said from behind the counter at The Clinic, a medical and recreatio...

Republican Gets Major Newspaper Endorsement In Tossup Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

In what could be a big boost to his Senate bid, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) received the Denver Post editorial board's endorsement Friday in a race th...

GOP Senate Candidate Claims A Bill He Cosponsored Doesn't Exist

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), who is running for Senate, continues to insist that he doesn't consider the fetal personhood bill he cosponsored to be a ...

Congressman Urges Military Generals to Publicly Resign in Protest of Obama's War Strategy

Corey Hutchins | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Corey Hutchins

Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado says he and others have met with generals behind the scenes and urged them to resign if they disagree with the White House's military policy in the Middle East.

Gary Hart and Richard Nixon, Pt. 1

Ken Toltz | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Ken Toltz

As a 1974 high school junior, I couldn't envision that a day would come 10 years later where I would join Hart's initial 1984 insurgent presidential campaign challenging establishment candidate VP Walter Mondale.

Samantha Lachman

Colorado GOP Candidates Attended Event Hosted By Sandy Hook Shooting Truther

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

Given that Colorado has had its fair share of mass shootings, the fact that two high-profile Republicans there attended an event with a candidate for ...

Samantha Lachman

OB-GYN Group Chides GOP Senate Candidates On Birth Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

The country's leading group of physicians providing reproductive health care chastised Republican U.S. Senate candidates for supporting over-the-count...

GOP Congressman Forgets That He Supports Birth Control Access At Candidate Debate

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) had a bit of a slip-up when he attempted to reiterate his support for birth control access during a debate with his Democr...

Judge Strikes Down Colorado's Gay Marriage Ban

AP | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — A judge in Colorado has struck down the state's gay marriage ban. District Court Judge C. Scott Crabtree on Wednesday ruled the 200...

Amanda Terkel

The Top Races To Watch In The June 24 Primaries

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The tea party is getting its best chance to knock off a sitting senator on Tuesday, when Chris McDaniel faces Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss....

Obama To Fundraise For Mark Udall In Close Senate Contest

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama will help out a senator engaged in a high-profile reelection contest. The Denver Post reported Thursday that Obama will att...

Dear Governor Hickenlooper -- A Film Dispatch

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 07.30.2014 | Denver
Corinna Clendenen

Film is a powerful medium for communicating the look of things, so in a state as visually stunning as Colorado, what better way to deliver a message to the governor?

GOP Gubernatorial Debate Spoofs 'The Dating Game' In Appeal To Women Voters

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

Republicans attempted to show that they're really trying to reach out to women voters by talking about women as “ornamental” and playing music fro...

Koch-Backed Group Goes Up With New Ads In Big Races

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

A conservative nonprofit backed by billionaire businessmen Charles and David Koch is running new television spots in a top-tier Senate race in Colorad...

Paul Sandoval's Enduring Legacy and Cause

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 07.12.2014 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

Kingpin. Denver icon. Politco powerhouse. Capital Hill connoisseur. Tamale maker. Assorted titles and descriptions of Paul Sandoval's legend and influence chart the man's professional and personal oeuvre.

Dem Senator Attacks GOP Senate Opponent Over Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

A senator in a tough reelection race unveiled a new front in his attacks against a well-funded Republican challenger by attempting to make marriage eq...

Families Of Aurora Shooting Victims Call Out Koch-Backed Group For Insensitive Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

A group backed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch has agreed to adjust an ad featuring President Barack Obama and Sen. Mark Udall (D-C...