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Congressional Black Caucus calls for Senate action on voting rights

BY: - January 13, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is expected to meet with Senate Democrats on Thursday to push for the swift passage of two voting rights bills, and members of the Congressional Black Caucus are applying pressure for action as well.  During a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, caucus Chair Joyce Beatty said that members […]

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Schumer insists ‘failure is not an option’ as voting rights fight intensifies

BY: - January 12, 2022

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said that the Senate will act as soon as Wednesday to attempt to again pass voting rights legislation.  “Failure is not an option for the democracy of America,” the New York Democrat said at a Tuesday press conference with other Senate Democrats. “We’re running out of time.” Schumer […]

At MLK alma mater, Biden pitches Senate rule change to safeguard voting rights

BY: - January 12, 2022

President Joe Biden called for an end to the Senate filibuster during a visit to Atlanta’s Morehouse College campus, arguing Senate Democrats can push past GOP opposition now blocking major voting rights legislation. The visit by Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to Atlanta was the latest sign of Georgia’ central role as a battleground […]

State Sen. Brittany Pettersen launches campaign for Perlmutter’s congressional seat

BY: - January 11, 2022

One day after longtime Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s surprise retirement announcement, the first high-profile Democratic candidate has jumped into the race for the 7th District seat as the jockeying to replace the eight-term congressman begins. State Sen. Brittany Pettersen of Lakewood formally declared her candidacy with a filing early Tuesday morning, according to the Federal Election […]

Conservative groups target state, local voter registration rolls with multiple lawsuits

BY: - January 11, 2022

North Carolina’s voter rolls are like a refrigerator that needs to be cleared periodically of rotting milk and other items past their expiration date, according to Jason Snead, director of the pro-Trump Honest Elections Project.  Snead is an elections advocate supporting Republican plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking to force the state to more regularly maintain […]

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Gov. Polis and Democrats unveil 2022 legislative platform

BY: - January 11, 2022

Colorado Democrats — who control the state Senate, House of Representatives and governor’s office — unveiled their election-year legislative platform during a Monday press conference. Democrats hear Coloradans’ concerns about the rising cost of living and “have a plan to make it easier to get by,” House Speaker Alec Garnett said on the steps of the Colorado  […]

Army overturns reprimand for captain who attended Denver BLM march, wrote critical op-eds

BY: - January 11, 2022

An Army review board overturned a reprimand that a then-captain in the Colorado National Guard received from Guard leadership in 2020 after he participated in a Black Lives Matter march and wrote an opinion column criticizing his leaders for investigating that behavior.  Capt. Alan Kennedy, who as of December serves in the U.S. Army Reserve, […]

Tina Peters could resume election role, but only with severe restrictions

BY: - January 11, 2022

The Colorado secretary of state is demanding that the Mesa County clerk sign a document promising to protect the security of future elections she might oversee after a court barred her from election duties in November. Clerk Tina Peters allegedly allowed an unauthorized person to attend a software update for Mesa County’s Dominion Voting Systems […]

Rep. Perlmutter won’t seek reelection in Colorado’s 7th District

BY: - January 10, 2022

Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter has announced that he will not seek reelection to Congress later this year, a surprise reversal that sets up a potentially competitive race in the recently redrawn 7th District. Perlmutter has represented the 7th District, centered on the western suburbs of Denver, since 2006. He previously announced in November that he […]

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Rep. Lamborn is now ‘cancer-free’ after procedure to remove melanoma

BY: - January 10, 2022

Rep. Doug Lamborn, of Colorado’s 5th Congressional District, had melanoma, which was removed by a team of doctors without incident, according to a statement released Monday.  “It was removed completely and he’s cancer-free,” Cassandra Sebastian, Lamborn’s communications director, said. She said it was removed “recently.” “I am grateful to my team of doctors, and their […]

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State Sen. Coram to run against Rep. Boebert in primary election

BY: - January 10, 2022

Republican state Sen. Don Coram, of Montrose, has entered the primary race for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, hoping to unseat incumbent Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert.  Coram, who represents Senate District 6, filed his statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday. A financial summary is not yet available.  “I’m looking at our state […]

President Biden tours Boulder County neighborhoods scorched by Marshall Fire

BY: - January 7, 2022

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden visited Louisville on Friday to assess the damage from the Marshall Fire and meet with affected families.  The Marshall Fire destroyed more than 1,000 homes and businesses as it burned through Boulder County on Dec. 30, accelerated by high winds and dry conditions. It is the most […]