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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.

Rural Republicans Don't Know They Agree With Dems On Immigration

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 09.25.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. National Rural Assembly Poll results on the presidential race released Monday (pdf) found unsurpris...

Romney's Visit Called The 'Height Of Irony'

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 09.25.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. Mitt Romney campaigned in Pueblo, Colorado, on Monday, telling about 3,000 supporters that, as presid...

Romney's Plan To Win Key Voting Block In Colorado Already Doomed?

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 09.20.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. Republican Party donors and strategists alarmed by the trajectory of the embattled Romney presidentia...

'Mitt Romney Has Failed The Character Test'

Posted 09.19.2012 | Denver

Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) slammed Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney for his charge that 47 percent of Americans pay no taxes and think th...

Poll: Obama Builds Lead Over Romney In Colorado

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.13.2012 | Denver

A new poll released today from OnSight Public Affairs/Keating Research gives President Barack Obama a five-point lead over GOP challenger Mitt Romney ...

Suburbs Are Key To Victory In Colorado For Obama, Romney

The Washington Post | Amy Gardner | Posted 09.13.2012 | Denver

GOLDEN, Colo. — The road to victory in many of the most competitive states in this year’s presidential election winds through the strip malls, tra...

Hick At DNC: 'We Need To Finish What We Started'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.06.2012 | Denver

Before Bill Clinton stole the show last night at the Democratic National Convention, Gov. John Hickenlooper took the stage and delivered a measured, s...

All Eyes On House District 29 As Dems Aim At Regaining The House

The Colorado Independent | Scot Kersgaard | Posted 09.05.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard. In November 2010, political junkies in Colorado anxiously awaited results of the nail-biter race fo...

Colorado Featured At DNC: Polis, Salazar, Case & Ciano Speak

Posted 09.05.2012 | Denver

The state of Colorado was well represented during the opening night of the Democratic National Convention with speeches from Rep. Jared Polis, Secreta...

WATCH: Legal Weed TV Ad To Premiere During DNC

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.04.2012 | Denver

"It's time for a more sensible approach. It's time to regulate marijuana." That's the message of a new television ad from the Campaign to Regulate ...

Colo. Senator's Sound Advice To Todd Akin: Avoid 'Explosive Boners'

Posted 08.21.2012 | Denver

From his Facebook page, Colorado Sen. Shawn Mitchell (R-Broomfield) has advised GOP U.S. Senate candiate Todd Akin to avoid "explosive boners" regardi...

Scott Gessler Asks 4,000 Voters For Proof Of Citizenship

Posted 08.17.2012 | Denver

Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler has mailed approximately 4,000 registered voters in the state requesting that they prove that they are in fa...

Polls: Majority Of Colorado Voters Favor Ban On Assault Weapons

The Colorado Independent | Scot Kersgaard | Posted 08.09.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard. Poll results released late Wednesday by Public Policy Polling reported Colorado voters favor bannin...

Barack Is Back!

Posted 08.08.2012 | Denver

President Barack Obama is back in Colorado again today beginning a two-day, four-city campaign swing through the Centennial State. The president wi...

Colorado Reps Lead The Way Toward Tighter Gun Control Laws

The Colorado Independent | Scot Kersgaard | Posted 08.07.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard. While many politicians are playing it safe, saying it is too soon to talk about gun laws or saying ...

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...

'It’s No Longer News That A Republican Lawmaker Spews Anti-Muslim Bigotry'

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 09.09.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic: “The only news is that it’s no longer news that a Republican lawmaker spews anti-Muslim bigotry,...

Lawmaker: Ban On Building New Mosques Worth Considering

Posted 07.07.2012 | Denver

Dutch right-wing politician and staunch critic of Islamic religion, Geert Wilders spoke at at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver last weekend i...

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...

Lundberg Wins GOP Primary, Will Face Polis

Posted 06.27.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic: “Jared Polis is a far left-wing candidate but Kevin Lundberg is even farther out on the right,” s...

Gessler: A 'Good Election' Is When 'Republicans Win'

Posted 06.26.2012 | Denver

On Tuesday, ColoradoPols.com unearthed a video of Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler talking about election integrity that may raise some eyebr...

Ethics Watch Requests IRS Investigation Of Gov't Watchdog Group

The Colorado Independent | Posted 06.26.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic: On the record, Jessica Peck isn’t thinking much about a potential Internal Revenue Service investig...

Doug Lamborn Lashes Out Against Major Colo. Newspaper

The Colorado Independent | Posted 06.21.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard: The race for the Republican nomination for the Fifth District congressional seat, centered in Color...

How Marijuana Has Reshaped Colorado

Ryan Glasspiegel | Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics
Ryan Glasspiegel

Damien LaGoy strides down 13th Avenue towards Gyspy House, a small coffee shop in Denver, with a bounce in his step. Atop a gaunt, 110-pound frame wit...