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Republican Who Campared Obama to Chimp Resigns

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.08.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Linda Sorenson took the advice of Delta County (Colorado) Sheriff Fred McKee and resigned last week as chair of the Delta County Republican Party. S...

TrumpWatch: Reporters Doing the Right Thing to Press Colorado Republicans on Trump

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It seems sometimes that reporters see Democratic statements, calling on Republicans to denounce Trump's latest outrageous comment, as a political game. It's politics yes, but legit. Republicans up and down the ballot should be asked why they support Trump--or don't.

Racial-Sensitivity Training Promised After Republican Apologizes for Being 'Insensitive' in Comparing Obama to a Chimp

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.07.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

GOP Chair Linda Sorenson issued an apologized for sharing an offensive Facebook meme. But she also complained that "the left is only about tolerance when they are demanding that YOU tolerate their latest nutty idea, and if you don't like it, then you're automatically a 'racist.'"

28-Year-Old Is Running For Congress To Destroy U.S.-Saudi Relations

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Earlier this month, a political newcomer named Alex Beinstein picked up enough delegates to pose a credible primary challenge to three-...

Former Congressman Wants More Republicans to Jump in Colorado Senate Race

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.11.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Former Congressman Scott McInnis told KNUS radio host Craig Silverman Saturday that he's taking Spanish lessons and hasn't ruled out a run for statewi...

Scott Tipton Midterm Election Results: GOP Incumbent Defeats Democratic Challenger

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) defeated former state Sen. Abel Tapia (D) in the state's 3rd District Tuesday. Tipton faced a primary challenge from D...

Gardner Un-Cosponsored Legislation Before, But Not Personhood

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

One of the biggest election-year hypocrisies hanging out there, waiting for a civic-minded reporter to jump on, is the fact that senatorial candidate ...

Shadee Ashtari

GOP Lawmakers Move To Block Food Stamps From Buying Pot Brownies | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

If a new bill proposed by House Republicans is any indication, drug warriors are finding it harder and harder to whip up moral outrage over marijuana ...

GOP Congressman Faces Constituents Angry Over Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Jared Gilmour | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

Shouts erupted at Rep. Scott Tipton's (R-Colo.) town hall in Montrose, Colo., on Saturday, according to the Montrose Daily Press, with the congressman...

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.

Chieftain Should Reconsider Its Decision to Exclude Casida From Debate

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.26.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The Pueblo Chieftain has excluded independent candidate Tisha Casida from a Chieftain-sponsored debate Oct. 10 featuring candidates Scott Tipton, a Republican, and Democrat Sal Pace. It's a strange position for a newspaper to take.

New York Times Sends Wake-up Call to Major Front-Range Media

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.30.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The name "Tisha Casida" has yet to appear in the Denver Post, and other legacy media in Denver, but that didn't stop The New York Times from including Casida in a front page article Wednesday.

The Medicare Scare Coming From a Political Candidate Near You

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.09.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

We'll be hearing a lot about Medicare this election season, and reporters should study up on some of the expected flashpoints, so they can challenge candidates who try to deceive us.

Colorado Tea Party Candidate Dumps the Republican Party

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.06.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Just after Tisha Casida announced her candidacy to represent Colorado's 3rd congressional district, she got a call from the Chair of Colorado's Republican Party asking her not to run because it could hurt the Republican Party's chances.

Romney Avoids Reporters But Appears on Conservative Radio

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.07.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Romney apparently isn't making himself available to real journalists in Colorado, in advance of Tuesday's GOP caucus, but he called into conservative talk-radio shows across the state Friday, where he found a copacetic environment.

For Tipton, When Does "Reasonably Well" Become "Horribly Catastrophic"?

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.20.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Rep. Scott Tipton said last week that Japan's Fukushima nuclear reactors "held up reasonably well" after being struck by an earthquake and tsunami. So they could have been flattened, yes. But did they really hold up reasonably well?

Tea Party Radio Host Parts Ways With Rep. Tipton

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.09.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

During his last few appearances on the Cari and Rob Show, Scott Tipton faced the kind of hard questioning you rarely hear when conservatives interview conservatives or, for that matter, when liberals interview liberals.

Tipton Not Consistent About Date Daughter Started Government Relations Job

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.02.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In a radio interview, hosts Rob Douglas and Cari Hermancinski grilled Rep. Scott Tipton about his daughter's job with a tech company whose licensed products are sold to congressional offices.

Military Expansion In Pinon Canon Loses Funding (For Now)

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.25.2011 | Denver

Mention the proposed Pinon Canyon military expansion to nearly anyone in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, or Trinidad, and you're bound to hear a variety of ...

Michael McAuliff

Dem Video: GOP 'Lied' About Protecting Medicare | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats are ramping up their campaign to frame a couple dozen targeted Republicans and GOP leaders as enemies of Medicare, contending ...

Tipton Says He's Lost Trust in Boehner

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.18.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Some of the better conservative talk radio hosts can be fearless questioners, even if their queries have everything to do with their political agenda and nothing to do with exposing the whole truth.

John Salazar, Scott Tipton Rematch?

The Durango Herald | Tamar Hallerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Manassa, said Wednesday that he is considering a 2012 rematch against Scott Tipton to win back the House seat ...

Tipton: Pinon Canyon Site May Expand Despite Army's Words

The Pueblo Chieftain | PATRICK MALONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton told Colorado lawmakers on Wednesday that the U.S. Army will not expand its Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site in the immedia...

DCCC Leaves Colorado Seats Off Of 2012 Targets List

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Just 3 months after the 2010 midterms, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DSCC) is already targeting 19 House Republicans who may be vul...

John Salazar's Defeat Sends Hidden Gems Back A Step

The Aspen Times | Scott Condon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

ASPEN -- The Hidden Gems Wilderness Campaign appeared to suffer a setback Tuesday when the congressman being lobbied to sponsor a bill to protect land...