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Bloomberg: Controversial Recall Was A Win For Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

One month after two Democratic Colorado state senators were recalled for supporting gun control, New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I) considers the ...

Dem Recalled Over Gun Control Has 'No Regrets'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

The stunning victory for the National Rifle Association and gun rights activists in the first recall election in Colorado history was complete Thursda...

Big Recall Vote Stifles Stalled Gun Control Efforts

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gun control advocates say the National Rifle Association-aided recall of two Colorado legislators who backed new gun restrictions will m...

Friday Talking Points -- Cold War Nostalgia

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Before we get this ball rolling, we have two minor points which relate to the calendar which we feel merit mentioning. First, for the superstitious among us, it's not only Friday the 13th, but it's actually a double-dose, being 9/13/13. Wooo! Scary!

Major Colorado and National Implications of the Recalls

Aaron Harber | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Aaron Harber

The successful recall of two Colorado state senators due to a campaign spearheaded by the National Rifle Association and other gun rights organizations sent a shockwave through Colorado that reverberated across the entire nation.

Colorado Recall Campaigns Push To Turn Out Voters

Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

By COLLEEN SLEVIN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER — Campaigns were working to get as many voters as possible to the polls in Colorado's first legisl...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Decry Voting Process In Colorado Recall | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The first recall election in Colorado's history will determine on Tuesday the fate of two Democratic lawmakers, Senate President John Mo...

Lawmakers Challenged After Voting For Gun Restrictions

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

DENVER -- In a state darkened by the shadow of nightmarish mass shootings, a pair of Colorado lawmakers who voted in favor of new firearms restriction...

The Colorado Recall Elections vs. Common Sense

Michael Sargeant | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics
Michael Sargeant

On September 10, 2013, Colorado voters in two state Senate districts will go to the polls for a special election. The central question on the ballot i...

The Planned Parenthood "Distraction"

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

For a reporter, or even a talk-radio host, when a political operative says something is a "distraction," then that's the exact moment to start asking questions.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Bloomberg Spends Big Money To Save Colorado Democrats | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the most vocal proponents of stricter gun laws in America, donated $350,000 to the two Dem...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Colorado Democrat Facing Recall Vows To Defeat Gun Lobby | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Colorado's state legislature considered landmark gun control measures this year to reduce gun violence, state Sen. Angela Giron (D-Pu...

Morse Campaign Charges Bias In Gessler's Recall Ballot Language

The Colorado Independent | Tessa Cheek | Posted 08.09.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Tessa Cheek. ON WEDNESDAY, Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s office signed off on ballot language for t...

Morse Recall Election Details Emerge

The Colorado Independent | Tessa Cheek | Posted 08.09.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Tessa Cheek. On Tuesday the Colorado secretary of state’s office certified ballot language for the recall and spe...

Colo. Sec. Of State Downplays 'Conflict Of Interest' In Dem Recall Efforts

The Colorado Independent | Tessa Cheek | Posted 07.03.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Tessa Cheek. “I know this puts you in a tough position,” attorney Mark Grueskin said to Deputy Secretary of Sta...

Another Colo. Lawmaker Faces Recall Over Support Of Gun Control Laws

Posted 06.25.2013 | Denver

A recall effort targeting Sen. Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) moved forward Monday when enough gathered petition signatures were verified by the Colorado se...

Morse Recall Debate Mired By Cyber Censorship

The Colorado Independent | Tessa Cheek | Posted 08.19.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Tessa Cheek. The Colorado Secretary of State announced this week that 10,137 of the more than 16,000 signatures col...

Recall Petition For Senate President John Morse Certified

Posted 06.19.2013 | Denver

The first-ever recall election of a lawmaker in Colorado history is moving forward after the secretary of state's office announced that organizers sub...

Dem On Why He Backs Gun Control: 'We Had 20 6-Year Olds Shot In The Face'

Posted 06.04.2013 | Denver

Sen. John Morse is not backing down after gun-rights activists gathered double the amount of signatures needed to trigger his recall -- the first reca...

Recall Looms For Colorado Lawmaker Who Backed Gun Control

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 08.03.2013 | Denver

DENVER — Gun-rights activists in Colorado turned in petition signatures Monday to set up the first recall in state history of a state lawmaker a...

Colo. Senate President Faces Recall Over Gun Control Support

Posted 06.03.2013 | Denver

An effort to recall Colorado Senate President John Morse over his support for sweeping new gun control measures comes to a head Monday as more than 7,...

Lawmakers Who Supported New Gun Laws Facing Recall Bids

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 05.28.2013 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A Democratic campaign office here usually would be quiet this time of year, a few weeks after the state's legislature wrapp...

"They Want a Scalp" -- With Eye to '14, Gun Lobby Takes Aim at Colorado Senate Leader

Ellen Freudenheim | Posted 07.21.2013 | Denver
Ellen Freudenheim

If you're mad about the Big Nothing that happened in Congress after the murders in Newtown -- no federal gun control measures passed -- well, get ready, because the next big fight over guns and public safety is already brewing. In Colorado.

NRA Chief: Gun Control Measures Won't Pass Congress

AP | KRISTEN WYATT and IVAN MORENO | Posted 04.09.2013 | Denver

DENVER — The head of the National Rifle Association said Thursday he's confident that Congress won't approve an assault weapons ban or a limit o...

Is This Really The Word Of The Year?

AP | By STEPHANIE REITZ | Posted 02.13.2012 | Books

-- When the time came for Merriam-Webster to pick its top word of 2011, its editors decided they needed to be pragmatic. So they chose ... pragmatic...