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An Interview with 9News' Adam Schrager

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I thought Schager's many admirers would like to know more about why he's leaving and his reflections about journalism and his job here as he departs.

Flow Of Outside Money Into Colo. Races DOUBLED Last Week

The Denver Post | Allison Sherry and Michael Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Outside political money being spent in Colorado more than doubled last week to over $23 million, dropping even the most cynical jaws and boosting call...

Ken Buck Speaking Less In Public Since Wrapping Up GOP Nomination

The Denver Post | Allison Sherry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Of the many differences between the primary election and the general election in the U.S. Senate race, one stands out as perhaps the most stark: GOP h...

Enthusiasm Gap? Colorado's Would-Be Governor Laments Lack of Crowds (VIDEO)

Kelly Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Kelly Maher

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper spoke Tuesday at the City Club of Denver. In response to a question about the initiative process, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate described a lack of citizen enthusiasm.

Running a Real Business? You Sure? Ask Bernie Buescher First...

Kelly Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Kelly Maher

There's a difference between expressing expertise and communicating condescension. And Colorado Secretary of State crossed that line during a debate with his opponent last Tuesday.

Attorney General John Suthers and Murderer Scott Kimball

David Thielen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Thielen

The fundamental tenet of medicine is "first do no harm." We should expect the same from our attorney general. I believe that Attorney General John Suthers violated this fundamental tenet.

The Recession's Over? Thanks, Rep. DeGette! (VIDEO)

Kelly Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Kelly Maher

DeGette has become a captive of Washington-think during her seven terms in office, a believer that if a little federal government is good, a lot must be better.

Andrew Romanoff Fundraising: Would He Be Able To Raise Enough For A General?

Politico | David Catanese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

He's sold his home and swore off PAC money, so surging Colorado Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff faces a tricky question if he's able to knock off Sen...

Budget-Busting Ballot Issues Make Strange Bedfellows Among Opponents

David Frey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Frey

The part of the ballot that could have the biggest impact on Colorado's future may be those three initiatives meant to slash taxes and government spending.

Perlmutter: "We're Not England. We're Not Into Landed Gentry"

Kelly Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Kelly Maher

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., speaking to The Denver Forum, suggested that untaxed inherited wealth -- beyond about $5 million -- is not the American way.

The Real Gorilla in the Room

Craig Alan Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Craig Alan Silverman

Neither John Hickenlooper nor Dan Maes seemed to be enjoying the first Governor's race debate. Who could blame them?

VOTE! The Best Colorado Political Ads Of 2010 (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

It's the end of summer, and for politicos, that means we're finally seeing the fruits of those millions of dollars candidates have been raising. From...

Tea Party Wins Put Reaganfeller Republicans On Notice

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

At least in Colorado, it's officially a force to be reckoned with, which should be as alarming for Reaganfeller Republicans -- those who talk like Ronald Reagan but think and vote like Nelson Rockefeller -- as it is for liberal Democrats.

Why hasn't Hickenlooper touted Bennet more? (VIDEO)

Kelly Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Kelly Maher

So, maybe there was little to be gained by Hickenlooper, who's running for governor of Colorado, making an endorsement in a contested Democratic Senate primary. But that didn't stop the ENTIRE Democratic Colorado congressional delegation from backing Bennet.

Gender Joke's on Jane: Real GOP Women Vote Buck

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

As a woman who wears three-inch high heels on a daily basis, often sprinting in them from one meeting to the next, I want a Senator who understands the issues facing working mothers.

McInnis Said He Had "Zero Rating by NARAL;" Talk-Radio Host Should Set Record Straight

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I love it when any candidate (Democrat, Republican, or American Constitution Party) tells a reporter to prove him wrong and the reporter proceeds to prove him wrong.

Hickenlooper's Summer Media Pass (VIDEO)

Kelly Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Kelly Maher

Here's footage from a July 20 event in Pueblo with Colorado gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper. No surprise, I didn't get in.

Tancredo Calls Hickenlooper "A Wild-Eyed Liberal" (VIDEO)

Kelly Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Kelly Maher

Following former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo's announcement Thursday that he's running for governor of Colorado as the American Constitution Party candidate, he answered my questions about his opponent.

Stan Garnett on Enforcing State Laws He Opposes (VIDEO)

Kelly Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Kelly Maher

The Arizona immigration law will take effect Thursday with an appeal likely. Stan Garnett, the Boulder County District Attorney who is running for attorney general of Colorado, was asked about such legislation.

Colorado News: The Week In Review (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

It's been a wild week for Colorado politics, as major developments the three most-watched statewide primaries have changed the face of the races and b...

Seeing Hickenlooper's Credibility Gap (VIDEO)

Kelly Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Kelly Maher

If Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper wants his campaign to be a "statewide conversation," why is he limiting access? He won't ...

Sen. Romer's Read To Achieve Bill Would Pay Children To Read In School

Durango Herald | Joe Hanel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - An experiment that pays children to read could be on its way to Colorado after a Senate vote Thursday. Senate Bill 210 would spend up to $...

Rep. Labuda Doesn't Know How Colorado Appoints Judges (VIDEO)

Kelly Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Kelly Maher

After hearing witnesses and other committee members at a hearing last week on the Congressional redistricting bill, state Rep. Jeanne Labuda took the...

Arizona's Message: Don't Tread on Me, Tread on Them

David Frey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Frey

The brave cowboys in Arizona have proven once again that the most powerful country in the world is also the most frightened. In this case, we're afraid of poor Mexicans.

Hickenlooper: "How Do We Wean Ourselves Off Automobiles?" (VIDEO)

Kelly Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Kelly Maher

John Hickenlooper's vision for Colorado in urban areas (and maybe beyond?) is for people to bike, walk and ride mass transit.