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Cory Gardner

Reporters Should Expect Gardner to Co-Sponsor Life at Conception Act Soon

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.03.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Colorado's Republican Senator, Cory Gardner, spent a good chunk of his 2014 election campaign telling us that the Life at Conception Act was really nothing more than a symbolic statement, when, in fact, it is federal personhood legislation that would ban all abortion, even for rape.

Former Political Reporter Writes News-Like Blog for Secretary of State

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.25.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

When political reporter Lynn Bartels left The Denver Post last year for a communications job at the Secretary of State's (SOS) office, it appeared she...

Obama Loves America So Much He Wants To Save It From Becoming Fascist

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics

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Republican Candidate Promises to Remain Anti-Choice

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.25.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

"My name is Tim Neville, and I'm the pro-Life candidate running for the nomination to take on and defeat Democrat Michael Bennet in November 2016." That's how Neville, who's considered the frontrunner in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, describes himself in a recent fundraising email.

GOP Faces Uphill Climb With Latino Voters In Key Swing State Of Colorado

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

BOULDER, Colo. -- Minutes before presidential candidates took the stage at Wednesday's Republican primary debate, an evangelical pastor stepped to a ...

Colorado Is a Good Place to Ask Cruz and Rubio About Personhood

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.26.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Before Wednesday's Republican debate in Colorado, home of the personhood movement, it's worth a quick review of the top GOP candidates' positions on personhood laws, which would ban abortion by giving legal rights to zygotes (fertilized eggs).

How to Be a Successful Sitting Duck

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.21.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It's after Labor Day, and the thin lineup of Colorado Republicans even thinking about challenging Sen. Michael Bennet would make you believe they're scared of Bennet and his war chest.

The Donald Again Sounds Like Mike Coffman

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.31.2015 | Entertainment
Jason Salzman

I know reporters don't have time to hook every national political development to our humble locale. But they should give it their best shot, because the stakes are so high.

Will Colorado Continue to Be a Model in Filling Judicial Vacancies?

Peg Perl | Posted 08.27.2015 | Denver
Peg Perl

The District Court in Colorado, which has not increased the number of judges since 1984, is already overworked and understaffed.

No, Defunding Planned Parenthood Wouldn't Make Colorado Better

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.21.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It's true that there are many more community health centers than Planned Parenthood clinics in our state. But this doesn't mean that throwing more money at the community health clinics would provide equal or greater access to healthcare than what's available now.

Senator 'Alarmed' By Reports U.S. Military Families Were Harassed

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

DENVER, Aug 5 (Reuters) - A U.S. Senator said on Wednesday he was alarmed by reports of an FBI alert that relatives of U.S. military personnel in Colo...

Jennifer Bendery

Gary Peters May Be The Loneliest Senator, But He's Doing OK

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gary Peters. Does the name ring any bells? No? He's a United States senator, a Democrat from Michigan. But he also sits on the low...

Democrats' Birth-Control Bill Spotlights Gardner's Broken Campaign Promise

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.10.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Yesterday, Senate Democrats, including Colorado's Michael Bennet, introduced a bill that Sen. Cory Gardner should have co-sponsored as well -- at least if you believe what Gardner said during last year's campaign.

Gardner Breaks Promise on Birth Control

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Last year, then U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner had a nice-sounding proposal: offer birth control over the counter, easy and quick. But as journalists pointed out, Gardner's plan would be more expensive for women.

City Council Candidate Still Not Explaining GOP Support

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.27.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Wayne New told the Post he supports left-leaning initiatives, like a plastic-bag fee, and he doesn't want to get into partisan scrapping. Fair enough. But it's not a partisan attack to want to know why Wayne New donated to Cory Gardner. It's a substantive question.

Laura Bassett

GOP Senators Push For Birth Control Access, But Check The Small Print

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics

Republicans in Congress are not known for their efforts to expand access to birth control, but on Thursday they introduced a bill that they claim woul...

City Council Candidate Claims to Be Pro-Choice but His Money Trail Tells a Different Story

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.19.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Denver City Council races are supposed to be all sweet and nonpartisany, and part of me really wishes they could be that way. But if you want to have a full pictures of a candidate, you'd be stupid to ignore their partisan history. Here's a case in point.

Colorado Senator Makes Epic Weed Joke During Hearing

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) made a pretty good weed joke during a Capitol Hill discussion about cherry blossoms this week. As Sens. Roger Wicker (R...

Koch Brothers Aggressively Hunting 2016 Hispanic Vote

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Only when the Democratic Party takes Latino voters seriously enough to fully engage them, will their candidates be truly competitive in 2016.

Senator Gardner Dodging Radio Show

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.23.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Jefferson County State Rep. Justin Everett wants newly elected U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, a fellow Republican, to appear on a tea-party radio show that Gardner has been dodging.

Republicans in Colorado Are Mad at Each Other

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.11.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

An entertaining trio of Republicans (former Congressman Tom Tancredo, Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, and GOP State Chair candidate Steve House) appeared on KLZ 560-AM's Grassroots Radio Colorado Monday, and their conversation encapsulates the riptide of disagreement enveloping the GOP in our state.

Laura Bassett

Over-The-Counter Birth Control May Be A Game-Changer

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

About half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended. But if birth control pills were available over the counter and covered by insurance...

Cory Gardner's Wind Hypocrisy

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 03.31.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

I keep looking at this image from Sen. Cory Gardner's campaign ad of him in the middle of a wind farm claiming that he supports the next generation and suggesting that he'll support clean energy.

Reporters Are Still Letting Gardner Play Them on Immigration

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.18.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Republican Sen. Cory Gardner took his slippery interview tactics to the national stage of PBS' Newshour yesterday, responding to questions with predi...

The Best Pictures From The First Day Of The 114th Congress

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

From a tense House leadership election to Vice President Joe Biden's infamous performance at the Senate swearing-in ceremony, the first day of the 114...