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Mike Coffman

Coffman Still in Dark on Dream Act

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.25.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Now Coffman is saying he supports one of the DREAM Act's paths to citizenship (military enrollment) -- not the second path (high school or college graduation). So, he hasn't flipped on the DREAM Act. Based on his current positions, he'd vote against it again.

Coffman's America: Taxation Without Representation?

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.15.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The picture of millions of "legal" immigrants with no voting rights gets ugly, doesn't it, when you start thinking about it in the context of those pesky American values, like democracy.

Another Republican Comes Out In Support Of Pathway For Dreamers

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

Another Republican member of congress came out in support of a pathway to citizenship for undocumented young people, adding to a drip of GOP lawmakers...

Paul Blumenthal

Dem Super PAC Starts 2014 Early

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The leading Democratic super PAC is getting an early start on the 2014 election cycle. House Majority PAC announced on Thursday that...

Where Are Those "More Tax Cuts for the Millionaires!" Protests?

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.04.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Reporters should cover events like the protest in Aurora this Saturday against extending tax cuts for the top two percent, and note the super rich weren't in the streets over this. What's up with them? Too busy? Embarrassed to put their faces out there?

Colorado Republicans Love to Hate Amnesty for Immigrants

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.03.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It's great for the Denver Post to back comprehensive immigration reform and to criticize the GOP's half-baked proposals. But it should also spotlight the obstacles to real immigration reform here in Colorado.

Exemption From Federal Pot Law Legislation Is Here

The Colorado Independent | Scot Kersgaard | Posted 11.16.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard. Colorado U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette introduced legislation today that would exempt states from federal...

The Kind of Questioning We Need

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In a good story, Associated Press reporter Ivan Moreno, discusses how the personhood amendment isn't on the Colorado ballot but it's nonetheless a big part of this year's election debate.

Asked About Allowing Abortion for Rape, Coffman Doesn't Answer and Runs Away!

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.31.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Somehow, the details of Mike Coffman's thinking on abortion -- why he's come to take such a hard-line stance -- have fallen through the journalistic cracks.

Coffman Called a "Statesman" for Strong Opposition to a Women's Right to Choose

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.30.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Rep. Mike Coffman stands alone as a major Colorado politician in close election who has not withdrawn his previous support for the personhood amendment, which would ban all abortion, even in the case of rape and incest.

Coffman's Opposition to Promising Medical Research Rooted in his Extreme Anti-Abortion Position

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

One of the more memorable ads this election is the House Majority PAC's attack on Coffman for opposing embryonic stem cell research. In its Truth Test on this topic, 9News should have said more about the ramifications of Coffman's position.

Coffman's Hard-Right Views Challenged In Newly Centrist District

The Colorado Independent | Scot Kersgaard | Posted 10.22.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard. U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman won 65.7 percent of the vote in his first Colorado Congressional District Si...

Report: GOP Rep. 'Duplicated' Other Pols' Writing In Own Op-Eds

The Denver Post | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

A pair of columns published by Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman of Aurora within the past year contain passages of previously published work by other...

Coffman and Coors: Pro-Personhood and Anti-Colorado?

Don C. Reed | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Linked up with the others, Coffman and Coors could do considerable damage to medical research, women's rights, and the dreams of family for childless couples. Fortunately, democracy provides us a remedy. Remember in November!

A List of the Best Political Reporting in Colorado This Election Season

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.15.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Compared to the 2010 election in Colorado, this one has been mostly a snoozer, journalistically. Still, reporters have turned out some excellent work this time around, and I've listed my favorite reporting below.

Will Congressman Coffman Put His Answers Where His Mouth Is?

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.03.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Mike Coffman told The Denver Post that he will provide "very specific" answers to any question from his constituents. Here are a few questions for Coffman:

A Congressman's 2012 "Town Hall Meeting" Versus His 2011 Version

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.25.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Coffman's summer "town hall meetings" appear to be private gatherings for small groups of employees at large corporations (Home Depot, LabCorp and Tyco Fire & Security). Not very town hallish.

A Congressman Turns "Town Hall Meetings" Into Private, Corporate Affairs?

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.18.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

When I think of a "town hall meeting," what does not come to mind is a private gathering for employees at big corporation or even a small corporation. Apparently Mike Coffman is re-inventing the term.

Liberal Super PAC Adds Michele Bachmann To Its List Of Tea Party Targets

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

A liberal super PAC hoping to unseat some of the Tea Party's most beloved lawmakers added a new incumbent to its takedown list: Rep. Michele Bachmman ...

Social Security a Criminal Enterprise? Anyone Disagree?

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.21.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Why do righty talk-radio hosts love to sit there in silent acquiescence as their guests say that Social Security is nothing but a disaster?

Romney VP Choice May Find Role Model Among CO Personhood Endorsers

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.15.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

As the personhood initiatives have come and gone in Colorado, we've seen the different reactions of politicians who endorse personhood. Will Rep. Paul Ryan, who supported personhood legislation in Congress, stand by his decision?

"Dear Dan, Please Make Sure Your Listeners Know I'm Against Abortion, Even After Rape"

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.14.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Reporters should get clarification from Coffman about his personhood views, and you'd expect him to be just as eager to clarify today as he was three years ago.

Coffman Denies Removing Obama 'Birther' Comments From His Wikipedia Page

Posted 07.12.2012 | Denver

Rep. Mike Coffman is in hot water again. This time a computer with a House of Representatives IP address was used to edit Coffman's Wikipedia page, re...

You Never Ducked Us, Congressman, but What About the Rest of the Media?

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.29.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Mike Coffman thinks he's being unfairly targeted for his birther comments. As if it's unfair for journalists to simply want to talk to him about it? What's a reporter to do when he will only take questions from conservative talk-radio hosts?

Lawmaker's 'Birther' Apology Mocked At New Gag Website

The Colorado Independent | Posted 06.28.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic “I stand by my statement that I misspoke and I apologize.” That sentence, Colorado U.S. Republican...