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Colorado's First Couple of Pro-Fracking Front Groups

Jesse Coleman | Posted 12.21.2014 | Green
Jesse Coleman

Colorado has emerged as a key battleground in the national debate over shale drilling and fracking. The state's oil and gas industry has over 50,000 hydraulically fractured wells, and plans to drill many thousands more every year into the foreseeable future.

Republicans' Advice Lost on Republicans

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.28.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

After the last election, which saw Republican losses everywhere you turned, two well-known Republican operatives, Josh Penry and Rob Witwer, took to t...

Republican's Tent Still Too Small for Undocumented Students

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.09.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

You'd think Gardner would get on board with Colorado's ASSET law, which allows colleges to offer these so-called "Dreamers" the normal in-state tuition rate.

Still Waiting for the GOP News Conference Against Abortion Extremism

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.16.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Why the move to the right when logic would dictate a move to the middle, in light of the power of the women's bloc in the 2012 election, and the GOP collapse?

Hey Republicans, Where's the Burrito?

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.14.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Reporters shouldn't let Republicans get away with saying they support Hispanics without asking for those ugly specifics, which go beyond good looks and leadership positions.

Disturbing Image Found At Obama Office

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A swastika was found painted on the window of President Barack Obama's campaign office in a Denver, Colo., suburb late Thursday. The...

Josh Penry's High Voltage Hypocrisy

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

The problem Penry has as a credible spokesman for lower energy costs is his co-sponsorship of the so-called Clean Air-Clean Jobs Act, which will drive up utility bills for many Coloradans.

Ken Buck Rips Josh Penry

Colorado Statesman | Ernest Luning and Jody Hope Strogoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Ken Buck, elected Weld County district attorney since 2004, is vying for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate against former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton...

Jane Norton's 'Positive' Polling Still A

Hotline On Call | Steven Shepard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A new survey conducted for ex-CO LG Jane Norton's SEN campaign shows she leads the GOP primary over Weld Co. DA Ken Buck, contradicting the most recen...

Bill Ritter Donor Refund Requests Due Today

Grand Junction Sentinel | Charles Ashby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Coloradans who donated to Gov. Bill Ritter's now-defunct re-election campaign have until today to request a refund. Those who don't will see their ...

Jane Norton, Ken Buck Trade Shots On Alleged

The Colorado Independent | Joe Boven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Republican U.S. Senate candidates Ken Buck and Jane Norton have been trading punches on Denver's Caplis and Silverman talk radio show this week. The r...

Right Wing PRAISES Ken Buck For Being Reprimanded By U.S. Attorney

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

When the Denver Post published a detailed account of events that led to Ken Buck's reprimand at the Colorado U.S. attorney's office, you could practic...

Jane Norton And Josh Penry: 'Who Should Be The Candidate And Who Should Be The Staffer?'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In a Thursday blog post Public Policy Polling (PPP) pondered the effects of Jane Norton's shocking hire of Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry as campai...

Josh Penry Will Manage Jane Norton

The Denver Post | Allison Sherry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

GOP Senate hopeful Jane Norton shook up her campaign staff today, replacing her campaign manager Norm Cummings with rising state GOP star Sen. Josh Pe...

Colorado Senate Passes Budget That Reduces Government By $150 Million; Republicans Call It 'Socialist'

The Colorado Independent | Joseph Boven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER-- Republican lawmakers furious with the $18.2 billion budget presented Friday in the senate here said the proposal failed to limit government s...

Jane Norton Leans Heavily On Staffers To Answer Questions

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Republican senatorial candidate Jane Norton's recent decision to hire Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry to manage her campaign generated chatter among...

Scott McInnis-Sean Tonner Connections Still Being Investigated By Watchdog Groups

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado campaign watchdog groups are keeping a close eye on a Virginia nonprofit group with a Littleton address, which they suspect may be the smokin...

The GOP Is for Lovers

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

Many Republicans can and do support gay rights without believing that expanding government intervention or mandates into our personal lives is the most effective way to fight discrimination.

Pinnacol Debate: House Dems Not High On Ritter's Privatization Plans

The Denver Post | Tim Hoover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

With the legislative session halfway over, leaders from both parties are saying it's less likely lawmakers will consider a proposal to spin off Pinnac...

The Legislative Session In Review: VOTE For The Best And Worse Laws of 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

As usual, the end of the 2010 legislative session has been accompanied by a chorus of spin. To Senate President Brandon Shaffer, 2010 was "the most b...

Colorado's Gas Industry Following National Trends; Struggles Due To Prices, Not Regulations

Durango Herald | By Joe Hanel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - Gov. Bill Ritter has something in common with Sarah Palin. The Colorado Democrat and the Alaska Republican could hardly be more different po...

Republicans In Colorado Senate Encourage Budget Cuts, Refuse To Offer Specifics

The Denver Post | Lynn Bartels and Tim Hoover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A rancorous legislative session, aggravated by a budget crisis and a crucial election in November, took another turn Thursday when Senate Republicans ...

Hickenlooper's Presence At Oil And Gas Reception Infuriates Josh Penry

The Denver Post | Lynn Bartels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

What was supposed to be a reception honoring the new Colorado Oil & Gas Association president turned into a political brouhaha after Denver Mayor John...

Colorado Pension Vote Could Make State First In Nation To Limit Annual COLA Increases

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A plan to keep the state's pension system from going bankrupt is set to get its first hearing at Colorado's Capitol. Senate President ...

Josh Penry Won't Run For Reelection To The Colorado Senate

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Sen. Josh Penry will not seek re-election to his Senate seat, the Grand Junction Republican said today. Penry's unexpected withdrawal for the GOP n...