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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.

Republicans Throw Elbows at Each Other as Colorado Senate Race Begins

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.08.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

After State Sen. Ray Scott's name was floated on Facebook as a possible candidate to take on Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, Rep. Justin Everett of Littleton stood up for his guy, State Sen. Tim Neville.

Denver Talk-Radio Host 'Very Serious' About Senate Run

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.06.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

On Colorado Public Television's Colorado Inside Out Friday, Westword Editor Patricia Calhoun told moderator Dominic Dezzutti that Denver radio host Dan Caplis is considering a U.S. Senate run against Democrat Michael Bennet.

Gun Extremists May Propel Colorado Senate Candidate

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.02.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Everyone knows Brown loves Neville, and vice versa, and it goes beyond their mutual dream of eliminating all background checks on anyone who purchases any gun anywhere, in this life or the next.

GOP Senate Candidate Blaha Expects Attacks from 'Permanent Political Class'

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.17.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Appearing on a Colorado Springs radio station over the weekend, Robert Blaha, a Republican likely to run for U.S. Senate in Colorado, said he expects the "permanent political class" to fire attacks and lies at him, as it did when he ran for office previously.

Colorado Republicans Versus Planned Parenthood

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.08.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The attacks against Planned Parenthood were launched after an anti-choice group released heavily edited tapes of Planned Parenthood officials discussing sales of fetal tissue for research. No evidence of wrongdoing has emerged.

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.

Year of the Caregiver?

Dora Calott Wang, M.D. | Posted 07.13.2015 | DC
Dora Calott Wang, M.D.

At the AARP Forum on Family Caregiving in Washington, DC, on July 8, 2015, lawmakers recognized the hard work of caregiving. They spoke of bills that would provide funds to help millions across the nation in need of caregiving.

Whatever, Sen. Ellen Roberts

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.07.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

State Sen. Ellen Roberts quickly went from being a rarity in Colorado, a great Republican hope to defeat Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, to being just another common Colorado Republican implosion.

Attack on "Liberal Columnist" Spotlights Tragic Defeat of Family-Planning Legislation

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.18.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In her column, Pollitt provided the widely-known fact that insurance companies are not currently paying for the services and care provided by the LARC program.

Will the 47 Diplomacy Saboteurs Have Democratic Enablers?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Democrats have been outraged by 47 Senate Republicans ostentatiously trying to blow up negotiations with Iran with their "open letter" to Iranian leaders. But in terms of practical outcomes, the main drama still lies ahead.

Kate Sheppard

All Eyes Are On A Small Group Of Democratic Senators For The Keystone Vote | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The Senate's vote next week on legislation to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline may come down to a handful of Democrats, who ...

Ryan Grim

Here's The Democratic Route Back To Senate Control In 2016 | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When a congressional caucus shrinks, it tends to solidify the politics of the remaining members, as conservative Democrats and moderate ...

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 ...

Empanadas and Women Don't Mix Well With Cory Gardner

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Women gathered at Maria's Empanada Thursday to express their concerns about senatorial candidate Cory Gardner. After sampling the fare prepared by restaurant owner Lorena Cantorovici, four woman spoke to reporters about how Gardner's positions have hurt them and their families.

Stop Polluters From Putting Their Money Where Your Mouth Is

Courtney Hight | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green
Courtney Hight

Udall and Bennet's amendment will overturn the damaging effects of Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United v. FEC that have thrown open the floodgates to a tidal wave of corrupting campaign cash. Ever since these decisions, the amount of toxic money from big polluters in our political system has skyrocketed.

Trying to Make Republicans More Immigrant-Friendly

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

American Spectator columnist Ross Kaminsky reported on a private meeting last month between Republican Senate candidate Cory Gardner and "a small grou...

'Our Energy Moment': The Blue Engine Behind Fracked Gas Exports PR Blitz

Steve Horn | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Behind nearly every major corporate policy push there's an accompanying well-coordinated public relations and propag...

The 'Two-Whacks' Gardner Theory

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.12.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

When I first heard Caplis two-whacks theory, I didn't know all these details about Gardner's softball campaign history, but I still thought Caplis had it right just based on Udall's appeal and war chest, as well as all the uncertainty we see on the 2014 political landscape.

Ashley Alman

Obama Fundraiser In Philadelphia Sets Million-Dollar Goal | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

President Obama's fundraiser in Philadelphia Thursday night, hosted by a pair of business executives, is aiming to raise a million dollars for the the...

Joy Resmovits

Has The Last Bastion Of Bipartisanship Fallen? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

Once upon a time, education was a bipartisan issue, even in Washington. When it came to America's schools -- a point of bombastic rhetoric on the ...

Schwarzenegger's New USC Policy Center Takes Up Immigration Reform: Where Is This Issue Heading?

William Bradley | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

It's not all that hard to incite a Republican race to the hard right on immigration. Once undertaken, that race ends up in the same place: one of fences, exclusion and super-heated rhetoric that utterly turns off most people of color and younger voters.

Elise Foley

John McCain: On Immigration, Republicans More Likely To Prioritize Politics | Elise Foley | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday he makes a pitch to fellow Republicans to support comprehensive immigration reform on principle,...

Obama Plans Dinner With Dems

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is making dinner plans with more lawmakers, this time with Democrats. The White House says Obama is having ...

Obama Nothing But 'Confident' On Immigration Deal

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's hopes for comprehensive immigration reform remain nothing short of "confident." In a Wednesday interview aired on Telemund...