Sen. Menendez flips New Jersey the bird

BY: - October 2, 2023

This commentary originally appeared in the New Jersey Monitor. Six years ago, New Jersey Democrats rallied behind Sen. Bob Menendez’s reelection bid even though Menendez had just skated on federal corruption charges. Menendez has returned the favor by giving Democrats the middle finger. The state’s senior senator visited Union City last Monday to deny the […]

Pennsylvania’s Fetterman may pursue expulsion of ‘defiant’ Menendez from U.S. Senate

BY: - September 28, 2023

WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania Democratic U.S. Sen. John Fetterman said Thursday he would be open to expelling New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez from the Senate. “Now that it’s confirmed that he’s not going to go the honorable way. You know, I would like to pursue whatever avenues are available,” Fetterman told reporters. Menendez spoke privately […]

Former Adams County sheriff, two senior staff members charged with felonies in false records case

BY: - September 28, 2023

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser charged former Adams County Sheriff Rick Reigenborn, along with two other former sheriff executives, with four felonies Wednesday for allegedly lying about completing required training. Reigenborn is charged with an attempt to influence a public servant, a Class 4 felony; forgery, a Class 5 felony; conspiracy to attempt to influence […]

Menendez to address U.S. Senate Democrats Thursday about his indictment

BY: - September 27, 2023

WASHINGTON — New Jersey U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez will address his Democratic colleagues in a closed-door meeting Thursday amid growing calls for him to resign following a federal indictment. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Wednesday that he was “deeply disappointed, disturbed” after reading the indictment, which charged Menendez with conspiracy to commit bribery, conspiracy […]

Supermax prison staff in Colorado get bigger retention bonus following high turnover

BY: - September 26, 2023

All staff members at the Federal Correctional Complex in Florence, the most secure federal prison in America, will receive a 25% retention bonus. The so-called “supermax” prison has been working through staffing difficulties for years, with high turnover amid difficult working conditions and forced overtime. The American Federation of Government Employees Local 1169, the union that […]

Menendez urged to step down by a growing number of U.S. Senate Democrats

BY: and - September 26, 2023

WASHINGTON — More than two dozen U.S. Senate Democrats, including the two from Colorado, are calling on New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez to resign following his indictment on corruption charges for the second time. Among the 26 senators on the record as of Tuesday night was New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker, who said in […]

Colorado senators join call for New Jersey’s Menendez to step down

BY: - September 26, 2023

U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper joined the calls for fellow Democrat U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey to step down following his recent indictment. Federal authorities indicted Menendez for the second time Friday, charging him with conspiracy to commit bribery and related offenses over his alleged aid to a North Jersey businessman and […]

Fox News, Hannity to be added as defendants in Boebert defamation lawsuit, attorney says

BY: - September 25, 2023

Fox News, Sean Hannity and others will be added as defendants in a defamation lawsuit against Rep. Lauren Boebert, the plaintiff in the case said this week. North Carolina political activist David Wheeler sued the Silt Republican in June, claiming she made multiple false statements about him and the political group he leads, American Muckrakers, […]

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Potential for threats from Trump in 14th Amendment case sways Colorado judge

BY: - September 22, 2023

A lawyer for plaintiffs who are suing to block former President Donald Trump from the 2024 Colorado presidential ballot persuaded a judge to enter a protective order for witnesses and other people involved in the lawsuit, largely based on Trump’s history of “inflammatory” statements around other cases in which he is a defendant. Denver District […]

U.S. attorney general defends Hunter Biden investigation under questioning by House GOP

BY: - September 21, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans led by Ohio’s Jim Jordan on Wednesday grilled U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland about how the Justice Department has handled its investigation and prosecution of Hunter Biden on felony gun charges. The questions about the president’s son came after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy last week asked several committees, including the […]


Colorado is in the minority of states keeping comprehensive police officer data secret

BY: - September 20, 2023

This commentary was originally published by the Invisible Institute and the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition. After the 2020 murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, Colorado lawmakers passed a bill requiring the state’s Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) board to publish a public database containing some basic disciplinary information about police officers. But […]

Former U.S. Capitol Police chief blames intelligence failures, not Trump, for Jan. 6 attack

BY: - September 19, 2023

The FBI and U.S. Department of Homeland Security failed to share intelligence with the U.S. Capitol Police ahead of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack, leaving the Capitol Police under-prepared for that day’s violence, the former chief of the Capitol Police told a U.S. House panel chaired by Georgia Republican Barry Loudermilk on Tuesday. But Democrats […]