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Ken Salazar Says He'll 'Fully Consider' Congressional Input On Fracking Regulations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Interior Secretary and former Colorado Senator Ken Salazar this week vowed to 'fully consider' congressional input as his department decides whether ...

Proud of My Party, Strong for My State, and Ready to Rumble -- for Stem Cell Research!

Don C. Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Passing a stem cell research protection law can be done -- it must be done -- but it will be most easily done with the larger stem cell majority we have in office now.

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.

Mike Fallon, GOP Candidate In Colorado CD-1, Granted 'On The Radar' Status By NRCC

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The National Republican Congressional Committee has put Mike Fallon, GOP candidate in Colorado's Congressional District 1, 'On the Radar,' signalizing...

EPA Fracking Meeting Held In Denver

AP | CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Natural gas industry groups on Tuesday urged the Environmental Protection Agency to limit the scope of an upcoming study on the effects...

Diana DeGette Takes Criticism For Fundraiser Billed 'Insider Briefing' On Oil Spill

POLITICO | CHRIS FRATES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A leading government watchdog group has criticized Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette for holding a fundraising event for state Democrats billed as an "insid...

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.

Jay Stewart Devaughn To Plead Guilty To White Powder Mailings To Colorado Government Offices

The Denver Post | Jace Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The man arrested for allegedly sending white powder to many government offices is expected to plead guilty to related charges in Colorado and Alabama,...

Why Michael Bennet Will Win the Colorado Senate Race

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Andrew Romanoff will not win; newly appointed US Senator Michael Bennet will win his first race. Here's why.

DeGette To Push For Tighter Fracking Regulations

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette Wednesday will introduce an amendment calling for full disclosure of hydraulic fracturing fluids to a bill introduced earl...

The Super Seven: Colorado's Congressional Health Care Heroes

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Mark Udall, Michael Bennet, Ed Perlmutter, Diana DeGette, John Salazar, Jared Polis and Betsy Markey are seven ordinary human beings with extraordinary courage.

Obama's Republican Health Care Bill

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

From throwing people into a system without any choice, to providing a windfall to insurance companies, to using women's rights to get it done, this health care bill is one Richard Nixon would have loved.

Natural Gas Industry Executives Come Out In Favor Of More Trasparency

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The oil and gas industry is starting to see some cracks in its to-date united front against federal oversight of the common drilling practice known as...

Exxon Reserves Right To Back Out Of Gas Deal If FRAC Act Passes

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Exxon would be able to walk away from the deal if U.S. lawmakers make hydraulic fracturing "illegal" or "commercially impracticable," according to the...

Natural Gas Documentary Affects Garfield County Commissioners On Federal Legislation (VIDEO)

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

GLENWOOD SPRINGS -- Everyone was a film critic Monday at a somewhat tense screening of the new anti-gas-drilling documentary "Split Estate" for the Ga...

Colorado Oil Regulators Understaffed: ProPublica

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado oil and gas regulators have admitted to the Colorado Independent they're spread too thin to handle a new set of EPA rules if proposed federal...

Some Dems Vow To Block Final Health Bill If Anti-Abortion Amendment Stays

The Plum Line | Alec MacGillis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a move that will intensify the coming war over how to treat abortion in the health care bill, more than three dozen House Dems have signed a letter...

Anthem Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Colorado Workers Fed Up With Debate, Start 'I Exist' Campaign

Denver Business Journal | Bob Mook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Workers at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado are mad as heck and they're not going to take it anymore. Employees for Colorado's largest...

Diana DeGette The Leading Force Behind Controversial Legislation Expanding Protected Lands

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

For a decade now, Democratic U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette of Denver has been fighting an uphill battle to vastly increase the acreage of Colorado's public ...

What's Next for Health Reform?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

As you chat with friends and family over the holiday, do you know what is in these bills and what might emerge in the final version?

Ned Prather, Garfield County Man Allegedly Poisoned By Fracking Fluid, Waiting For Decision From State

Glenwood Springs Post Independent | John Colson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DE BEQUE, Colorado -- A Garfield County man claiming he was poisoned by contaminants from a natural gas drilling operation wants to know what state re...

Tearing Down the Barriers to Competition

Rep. Diana DeGette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Rep. Diana DeGette

Potentially egregious anti-trust violations in the insurance industry should not be permitted, and the government should be given the power to protect the public from harmful behavior that drives up prices.

Slippery Slope: Three Members Of Congress Hosting Ski-Trip Fundraisers This Weekend

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The upcoming weekend will be a big one for ski trip fundraisers. According to invitations received by the nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation, three legis...

Diana DeGette Targeted By Conservative Groups For Standing Up To Stupak

The Hill | Michael O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) suffers from "religious bigotry" for suggesting religiously-affiliated groups should not take part in the healthcare deba...

Fracking Proves Dangerous In Pennsylvania Case

David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

ProPublica Monday reported environmental officials were scrambling to clean up 8,000 gallons of a "potential carcinogen" manufactured by Halliburton a...