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Clock Ticking on Gardner

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It's a big week for Colorado senatorial candidate Cory Gardner, as the clock ticks down on his opportunity to withdraw his co-sponsorship from a federal personhood bill, which aims to ban all abortion, even for rape and incest.

Colorado's Contraception Controversy: Both Sides In Senate Race Are Misleading Voters

FactCheck.org | Lori Robertson | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Both sides in the Colorado Senate race are misleading voters in TV ads on Republican Rep. C...

Samantha Lachman

Here's How Vulnerable Senate Democrats Reacted To Obama's ISIS Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reactions from Democrats running for the U.S. Senate ranged from apprehension to full-throated encouragement after President Barack Obam...

Mark Udall Apologizes For Comments On Slain Journalists

AP | By NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — Sen. Mark Udall on Monday apologized for saying that two reporters beheaded by militants in the Middle East would agree that the Unite...

Reporter Has No Luck Understanding Gardner Hypocrisy

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.08.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

One of the biggest mysteries of the current election season, consistently overlooked by Denver journalists, is why U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Senate Polls Show Edge For GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

Two sets of polls released Sunday find an edge for the GOP in a closely contested Senate midterm environment, although they differ on the size of that...

Candidates Spar In Pivotal Senate Race

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Health care and the partial government shutdown underscored the first debate Saturday between U.S. Democratic Sen. Mark...

How Gardner Rode an Abortion Ban to Congress

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It's clear enough that personhood was one of the foundational building blocks of his climb to Congress, proving Keith Mason correct and shedding light on the short-term gain GOP candidates encounter by joining with anti-abortion activists.

Cory Gardner Brags About A Measure That Failed In New Campaign Ad

AP | By KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — GOP Senate candidate Cory Gardner, framed by sunflowers and wind turbines, tells voters in a campaign ad this week that he co-wrote a ...

Want Marriage Equality? Don't Sit Out These Elections

Chris Cormier | Posted 09.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Chris Cormier

As a gay man who has spent the last decade working to advance marriage equality, I cheer "yaaaas" with each new marriage victory. And yet, I know that our momentum will quickly be stunted if we sit out the November elections.

Paul Blumenthal

Corporate PACs Stick With Senate Democrats So Far

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the most heavily contested Senate races over seats now held by Democrats, corporations and business trade associations are largely st...

Fight Emerges Over Birth Control In Key Race

FactCheck.org | Lori Robertson | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. A major issue in the Colorado Senate race has been a state ballot initiative on “personho...

Marina Fang

Immigration Reform Could Swing Two Key Races In Colorado

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When House Republicans voted resoundingly earlier this month in favor of a bill to dismantle protections for young undocumented immigran...

Gardner's Sweet Talk on Immigration Not Found on his Website

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.12.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Here are the first two paragraphs of Colorado senatorial candidate Cory Gardner's official position on immigration, as written on his congressional we...

Why Gardner Still Supports National Abortion Ban

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I may be the only person in the universe who spends his quiet moments in the shower trying to figure out the puzzle, left unsolved by local and nation...

Igor Bobic

Democratic Senator Calls For CIA Director To Resign

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following reports that Central Intelligence Agency employees improperly accessed computers used by U.S. Senate staff to investigate the ...

Senators Took Donations From Lobbyists Representing Pro-Keystone Alberta Government

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A high-powered Washington lobbying firm representing the government of Alberta, Canada, made $17,000 in donations to senators it was cou...

Gardner's Immigration Spin Cycle Exposed

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Colorado Senate candidate Cory Gardner, who's challenging Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, has been hitting the radio airwaves recently with his thoughts o...

Gardner bill "strikes at the heart of Roe v. Wade"

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Senatorial candidate Cory Gardner's spokespeople are saying that a federal personhood bill cosponsored by Garder and called the Life at Conception Act...

Don't Be Distracted by My Crusade to Ban Abortion

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

On a Denver radio show over the weekend, GOP senatorial candidate Cory Gardner accused his Democratic opponent, Sen. Mark Udall, of "trying to distrac...

Women, Hobby Lobby and the GOP: Hell to Pay in November?

Martha Burk | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Republicans have been saying that the "war on women" Democrats accuse them of waging is a fake issue. Really? If it's not a war, it's one hell of a frontal assault. We'll see if women remember in November.

Don't Let Gardner Mislead Us About His Personhood Bill

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The Life at Conception Act aims to redefine the definition of a person in the 14th Amendment, and apply the 14th Amendment's protections to zygotes, hence banning all abortion, even for rape, as well as common forms of birth control that endanger, or even potentially endanger, fertilized eggs.

New Poll Finds Democrats Ahead In Michigan, Colorado

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

Democrats have a slim advantage in their quest to hold onto two Senate seats in Michigan and Colorado, an NBC/Marist poll released Tuesday finds. ...

Why Are We Still Fighting Over Birth Control in the 21st Century?

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

Walking home from the Capitol recently, I saw the words engraved above the portico of the Supreme Court: "Equal justice under law." They don't say "equal justice under law except for women." They don't say "equal justice as long as it's OK with your boss." And yet that is exactly what the court majority said in its ruling.

Longer Than Pinocchio's Nose

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

We all remember the childhood story of Pinocchio and the valuable life lesson it taught us about the importance of telling the truth. I've repeated the same story to my own children in hopes that a growing nose may dissuade them from lying. Unfortunately, the Pinocchio story doesn't seem to have impacted the U.S. Chamber of Commerce or Crossroads GPS.