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Trump reported to be ready to tap Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court

BY: - September 25, 2020

President Donald Trump plans to nominate federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to several media reports. Barrett, 48, is a judge for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, Ill. She was appointed to the position by Trump […]

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Replacing the irreplaceable

BY: - September 23, 2020

Black wool crepes drape over the chair that once held her 100-pound frame. The court’s flag remains at half-staff. Mourners pay their respects by the thousands. It feels like five feet small has never stood so tall. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the definition of a legal legacy. Even after passing, she continues […]

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RBG’s death ‘is the last straw’

BY: - September 19, 2020

Do not waste energy hoping Sen. Cory Gardner will do the right thing. Since news of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death broke on Friday, all eyes in Colorado turned to the junior senator, since the Senate will be called upon to confirm a new justice. Gardner posed as an independent decision-maker when he […]

House passes bill to boost post office funding by $25 billion, block service changes

BY: - August 22, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House convened a rare weekend session Saturday in an attempt to stop the U.S. Postal Service from allegedly disrupting mail service to sabotage the November elections. The Democratic-led chamber passed a bill 257-150 that would infuse $25 billion into the agency as it prepares for a surge in mail-in ballots and bar it […]

Colorado approved for $300 extra a week in federal unemployment assistance

BY: - August 17, 2020

The Trump administration has approved Colorado to receive new funding for unemployment assistance, according to a FEMA news release. Eligible jobless residents will be able to claim $300 extra a week. FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor approved Colorado, along with Missouri and Utah, on Sunday for grants under the program, which was adopted by executive action, […]

‘A historic moment’: Colorado Democratic women celebrate Biden’s pick of Harris for VP

BY: - August 11, 2020

Influential Democratic women in Colorado politics celebrated presidential candidate Joe Biden’s vice presidential selection of California Sen. Kamala Harris, which was announced Tuesday. If Biden wins the election in November, Harris will become the first woman to serve as vice president, as well as the first woman of color to serve in this role. “I […]

21 presidential contenders and counting: Colorado candidate list released

BY: - August 7, 2020

For people wondering which candidates for public office could appear on Colorado’s general election ballot, the secretary of state’s office released a helpful tool Aug. 7. The new webpage — featuring a list of people who’ve filed candidacy paperwork — will be updated periodically leading up to Sept. 4, the day the ballot is finalized, […]

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Fascism isn’t new. It’s just been rebranded by Trump.

BY: - July 27, 2020

One of the defining characteristics of fascism is the elevation of loyalty to things and symbols over people and democratic ideals. There is no such thing as compulsory patriotism in a democracy. We are very much seeing a test of that principle right now, in Portland and states across the country. A nation that began […]

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Racism and health care inequity demand a federal response

BY: - July 22, 2020

We are at a cultural flashpoint when it comes to recognizing and dealing with racism here in the United States. Across the country, people are taking to the streets to protest police brutality and push for real change. Unfortunately, for people of color, racism is not something that we only face when it comes to […]

‘Cold day in hell’ before he’d tolerate ‘uninvited’ federal agents, former DHS boss Ridge says

BY: - July 21, 2020

HARRISBURG, Penn. — The nation’s first secretary of the Department of Homeland Security had sharp words for his former agency Tuesday, condemning the Trump administration’s decision to send federal officers into the streets of Portland, Ore., to quell protests, saying it was “counterproductive,” and that it was not the agency’s mission to act as domestic […]

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The questions Sen. Cory Gardner has yet to address

BY: - July 21, 2020

By Katie Farnan With little over 100 days until the presidential election, and with COVID-19 keeping people distant, elected officials understandably are not hosting many public forums. Sen. Cory Gardner is no exception. But, prior to COVID-19, Gardner had been maintaining such distance from his constituents that political groups organized a statewide bus tour to […]

Trump’s easing of key environmental law slammed by top Colorado Democrats

BY: - July 16, 2020

Top Democrats and environmental advocates in Colorado had harsh words for President Donald Trump’s decision to weaken a longstanding environmental law that requires extensive federal review processes for large industrial and infrastructure projects. The White House Council on Environmental Quality announced on July 15 that it had finalized work to “modernize” certain provisions of the […]