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Judge Strikes Down Colorado's Gay Marriage Ban

AP | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — A judge in Colorado has struck down the state's gay marriage ban. District Court Judge C. Scott Crabtree on Wednesday ruled the 200...

Amanda Terkel

The Top Races To Watch In The June 24 Primaries

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The tea party is getting its best chance to knock off a sitting senator on Tuesday, when Chris McDaniel faces Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss....

Obama To Fundraise For Mark Udall In Close Senate Contest

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama will help out a senator engaged in a high-profile reelection contest. The Denver Post reported Thursday that Obama will att...

Dear Governor Hickenlooper -- A Film Dispatch

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 05.30.2014 | Denver
Corinna Clendenen

Film is a powerful medium for communicating the look of things, so in a state as visually stunning as Colorado, what better way to deliver a message to the governor?

GOP Gubernatorial Debate Spoofs 'The Dating Game' In Appeal To Women Voters

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

Republicans attempted to show that they're really trying to reach out to women voters by talking about women as “ornamental” and playing music fro...

Koch-Backed Group Goes Up With New Ads In Big Races

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

A conservative nonprofit backed by billionaire businessmen Charles and David Koch is running new television spots in a top-tier Senate race in Colorad...

Paul Sandoval's Enduring Legacy and Cause

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 07.12.2014 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

Kingpin. Denver icon. Politco powerhouse. Capital Hill connoisseur. Tamale maker. Assorted titles and descriptions of Paul Sandoval's legend and influence chart the man's professional and personal oeuvre.

Dem Senator Attacks GOP Senate Opponent Over Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

A senator in a tough reelection race unveiled a new front in his attacks against a well-funded Republican challenger by attempting to make marriage eq...

Families Of Aurora Shooting Victims Call Out Koch-Backed Group For Insensitive Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

A group backed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch has agreed to adjust an ad featuring President Barack Obama and Sen. Mark Udall (D-C...

GOP Senate Candidate May Have Supported Fetal Personhood Until More Recently Than He Claims

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), who is running to unseat Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), may have mischaracterized how recently he changed his feelings about ...

Tea Party-Backed Candidate Drops Out Of Colorado Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

Colorado state Sen. Owen Hill (R) announced Monday that he is dropping his Senate bid, Colorado Peak Politics reports, leaving Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Co...

Udall's Path To Reelection Gets More Challenging As GOP Candidates Swap Races

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

The Colorado Senate race just got a lot more interesting. Rep. Cory Gardner, a rising Republican star, will jump into the race to challenge Sen. M...

State Senator: It's 'A Good Thing' That Aurora Shooter Had 100-Round Magazine

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

Colorado Republican Sen. Bernie Herpin (Colo. Springs) is facing backlash for saying that it was "maybe a good thing" that accused gunman James Holmes...

Budding Support For Marijuana Use By Athletes And Fans Ahead Of Super Bowl, Poll Shows

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

The high-flying Denver Broncos offense has set a litany of records this season, lighting up opposing defenses to the tune of 606 points in the regular...

Senator's Son Arrested On Vehicular Trespassing, Drug Charges

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Jed Udall, the son of Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), was arrested Wednesday on charges of vehicular trespassing and possession of a controlled substance i...

Tom Tancredo and the Lord

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 02.26.2014 | Denver
Christopher Brauchli

Tom Tancredo will probably be calling on the Lord again. When he needs to change his mind he lets the Lord do it for him. When he makes a decision he later regrets, he simply calls on the Lord who then decides what he should do.

Shootings, Other Woes Take Political Toll On Colorado Governor

Reuters | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

By Keith Coffman DENVER, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Stepping away after consoling families and victims in the latest of a string of violent s...

Colorado Governor: Secession Attempt Will Strengthen State

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

A failed secession attempt by 11 Colorado counties generated conversations that will make the state stronger, Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) said Tuesday....

Sharing Stories, Making Policy, Changing Lives

Karen Middleton | Posted 01.25.2014 | Denver
Karen Middleton

It is so important that we change the conversation to tell our stories and to understand why these stories matter, to us personally, to health care policy, and to Colorado.

State Voters: No To 'Gun Control,' Yes To Gun Control Laws

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

Colorado voters oppose the concept of "gun control", but support specific gun control laws in a new Quinnipiac survey released Tuesday. According ...

Colo. Gov. Favored To Win Second Term, Despite Dip In Popularity

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

Although nearly half of Colorado voters don't want Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper reelected, they like him better than his four potential GOP chall...

Tom Tancredo Gives Protester The Dirty Bird

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

Former congressman and current Republican candidate for Colorado governor Tom Tancredo flashed his middle finger to a protester at a campaign event ov...

Buzzword: Pre-K

Helen Blank | Posted 12.25.2013 | Parents
Helen Blank

As students settle back into their routines, voters across the country prepare to head to the polls. This year, there's a common theme popping up across the country that's of vital importance: the value of expanding Pre-K.

Hickenlooper Hammers 'Knuckleheads' In Congress Over Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) hammered the "knuckleheads" in Congress over the federal government shutdown on Thursday, citing the devastating e...

John Celock

State Legislators: 'Shut Down The Shutdown'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Calling Congress "childish," a group of 100 women state legislators asked lawmakers Monday to "shut down the shutdown." Members of th...