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Cory Gardner

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...

Senator-Elect Cory Gardner Welcomes Baby Girl

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics

Senator-elect Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) announced Monday that his wife has given birth to a daughter, Caitlyn Quinn Gardner. Welcoming to the world th...

Desperately Needing Watchdog

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.06.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Last week, Colorado Rep. Cory Gardner voted to halt Obama's program to defer deportation of millions of immigrants who have children in our country. Gardner voted in Aug. (during his successful U.S. Senate campaign versus Democrat Mark Udall) against halting Obama's  program to defer deportations of young immigrants.

Here's How Republicans Could Defuse The Immigration Issue

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama's moves on immigration without alienating the nation's fast-growing po...

Bizarro Election 2014: When Homophobes Backed Gay-Equality Supporters and Vice Versa

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In the bizarro election of 2014, where the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage backed pro-gay Democratic candidates to show the GOP that they will help defeat any Republican candidate who veers from the evangelical right's agenda, pro-gay hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer helped the anti-gay GOP take control of the U.S. Senate.

Laura Bassett

Gillibrand: Democrats Did Not Talk Too Much About 'Women's Issues'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) insisted Wednesday that Democrats didn't run too hard on so-called "women's issues" during the midterms...

Why Democrats Lost Big in the 2014 Midterm Elections

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

Elections are moving targets. Nonetheless, absent dramatic irregularities in the election context, polls focused on high visibility races are usually robust predictive tools. Obviously, this was not the case in this year's midterm elections.

Paul Blumenthal

Current and Incoming Republican Senators Set Out Pro-Corporate Agenda For Next Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans senators, including those already in office and incoming new members, discussed across morning television shows on Sunday wh...

It's the Media's Fault! Or Is It?

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.08.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Here's a chance to talk back to the media directly. On Tuesday, a panel of top local journalists will discuss the highs and lows of media coverage of the 2014 election--and take questions from the audience.

How The Ground Game Pushed GOP To Victory In 2014

AP | By NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — In the suburbs south of Denver, a tight-knit group of Republicans hatched plans this spring to counter the "Bannock Street P...

Kate Sheppard

Tom Steyer's Very Expensive Experiment In Making Climate Change A 'Wedge Issue'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tom Steyer's climate-focused electoral efforts came up with mixed results Tuesday, but the billionaire environmentalist and former hedge...

Dave Jamieson

Democrats Had Winning Issues, Just Not Winning Candidates

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If American voters want to see the minimum wage raised, they sure have a funny way of showing it. Binding ballot initiatives that wou...

Ali Watkins

The CIA And NSA Should Be Happy That Mark Udall Is Gone

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- He wasn't vocal about promoting his work on civil liberties and intelligence. But over time, astute national security wonks learned to w...