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After the Flipping, Top Candidates Line Up Against Personhood Amendment

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.14.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Republican candidates for governor and U.S. Senator in Colorado have a twisted history of support then opposition to state personhood amendments, not ...

Matt Ferner

GOP Gubernatorial Hopeful Thinks Colorado Voters Should Consider Repeal Of Legal Weed

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.10.2014 | Home

During a gubernatorial debate Thursday in Fort Collins, Colorado, between incumbent Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) and Republican challenger Bob Beauprez,...

Matt Ferner

Colorado Governor Walks Back 'Reckless' Weed Legalization Comment

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.08.2014 | Home

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) said Tuesday his state's recreational marijuana law is not "reckless," as he called it a day earlier, but "risky."...

Matt Ferner

Colorado Governor: Legalizing Marijuana Was 'Reckless'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.07.2014 | Home

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), a vocal opponent of his state's legalization of marijuana, said Monday that recreational marijuana laws are "reck...

Beauprez's 'Big Problem' with IUDs

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.02.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Pregnancy is defined by the medical establishment as beginning after a fertilized egg implants in the uterine wall. IUDs do not end such pregnancies. Still, personhood backers say that IUDs threaten or destroy fertilized eggs, which mark the starting point for their definition of "pregnancy."

Humor Brings Light Instead of Darkness to Political Ads

Christopher Lamb | Posted 11.22.2014 | Home
Christopher Lamb

Humor brings light instead of darkness to political advertising. Does it give us better politicians than the ones who hide behind attack ads?

If You Don't Think Beauprez Would Really Ban Abortion...

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.22.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I wrote last week about gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez's comment, unchallenged by reporters, that he believes a governor has "very limited impac...

Beauprez Says his Opposition to All Abortion Is Irrelevant. Not

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.19.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I don't envy reporters who are trying to uncover the logic in Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez's decision to withdraw his support for p...

Beauprez Says Colorado Shouldn't Care for Child Migrants Due to our "Inland" Location

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.29.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

As reported by The Denver Post Wedneday, gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez told KNUS-radio yapper Peter Boyles that he would not allow young immig...

Beauprez Says Tea Party "Uprising" Is "Healthiest Thing" He's Seen in Long Time

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.28.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Remember this Denver Post headline, after the June 24 Republican primary: "In Bob Beauprez, Colorado GOP goes with mainstream contender." I rolled my...

Hickenlooper Defends Death Sentence Comment As 'Hypothetical'

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2014 | Home

By Keith Coffman DENVER, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper said on Tuesday that he was responding to a hypotheti...

Brandi Carlile and Co. Raise Hell, Hail Lyons' 'Triumphant' Return

Michael Bialas | Posted 10.20.2014 | Home
Michael Bialas

As so many promising bands and veteran acts have already expressed, a stop at Planet Bluegrass is like living in another world.

Colorado Governor Fights To Stave Off Republican Challenger

Reuters | Posted 10.10.2014 | Home

By Daniel Wallis and Keith Coffman DENVER, Aug 10 (Reuters) - When Colorado Democrat John Hickenlooper was elected governor four years...

Colorado Gov Unveils Plan To Head Off Fracking Bans

Reuters | Posted 10.04.2014 | Home

By Keith Coffman DENVER, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper said on Monday he has brokered a deal between environm...

Marijuana Legalization Update: The Jury's Still Out

Howard Meitiner | Posted 09.09.2014 | Home
Howard Meitiner

It has now been six months since Colorado legalized recreational use of marijuana. This week, Washington became the second state to roll out retail pot sales. All eyes are on these two states, but to me, it's quite telling that Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is reluctant to call legalization a success.

Colorado Gun Restrictions Upheld By Federal Judge

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2014 | Home

A federal judge upheld gun restrictions in Colorado on Thursday, throwing out a lawsuit aimed at overturning the state's new gun laws, Fox 31 and the ...

Bike To Work Day

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.25.2014 | Home
Natalie Pace

Today, tens of thousands of Coloradans are garaging their car and hitting Colorado's bike trails to commute into work for Colorado's annual Bike to Work Day. One of the biggest upsides to biking, and other clean energy and conservation policies, is how empowering it is to the average person.

Tancredo the Biggest Loser?

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Gessler launched an ad yesterday attacking his rival Tom Tancredo as a loser because Tanc lost his 2010 campaign for governor. The conservative radio world isn't buying Gessler's attack.

Friday Talking Points -- From Bears to Zombies

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.23.2014 | Home
Chris Weigant

Gay marriage is becoming legal in so many states, it's hard to keep up these days. As federal court after federal court strikes down laws against marriage equality, some politicians have realized it's a losing battle.

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

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.22.2014 | Home

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...

Will Beauprez Be Banned from Saturday's GOP Convention?

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.09.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Delegates at the state Republican convention will vote Saturday to pick one or more of the GOP gubernatorial candidates who will appear on the primary...

Tea-Party Radio Host Wins Argument with GOP Candidate

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.08.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If you really want to understand the dynamic playing out right now among conservative candidates battling each other to win the June primary election,...

Riding a Joint Into the Governor's Office

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo thinks he can ride his support for pot legalization into the governor's office. That's what he said T...

Republicans Want to Stop Gays From Filing Joint Tax Returns? Really?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.06.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Over the objection of Republicans, Democrats, who control the Colorado Legislature, passed a bill last week allowing same-sex couples to file joint st...

Matt Ferner

No, Colorado Isn't Releasing People Imprisoned For Pot Crimes. But Why The Hell Not?

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.25.2014 | Home

DENVER -- A parody news story went viral earlier this week, claiming that Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) had proposed a bill that would release p...