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Do not feel bad for Kristi Burton Brown

BY: - July 30, 2021

Republican lies about the election, the January coup attempt, the threat of a former president building a new regime on the ashes of American democracy — these are not matters on which political leaders can remain aloof. Every leader in the country with a constituency to answer to must choose a side. It’s either preservation […]

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Shoulder to shoulder with a seditionist in Grand Junction

BY: - July 28, 2021

Some of the photos from Interior Secretary Deb Haaland’s visit to Grand Junction last week made the rounds because they illustrated how out of place Rep. Lauren Boebert appeared. There was the freshman Republican, who seems to believe she was elected to Congress for the sole purpose of antagonizing the left, trying to fit in […]

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Literacy rates are falling, and Democrats could lose big

BY: - July 28, 2021

Twenty-five years ago Republicans were more educated than Democrats. Today, the inverse is true. The education gap is readily apparent. Facts have become partisan, and Republicans have tossed whole science books out the window. It’s a strategy that appears ill-considered at first glance — after all, what good is letting a virus ransack your base? […]

Secretary Haaland meets with Colorado delegation in Grand Junction

BY: - July 23, 2021

During her first official visit to Grand Junction, the nation’s first Native American secretary of the interior, Deb Haaland, wouldn’t say whether the Bureau of Land Management headquarters will remain in the city or return to Washington, D.C. “It’s an open question, but needs to be known soon,” she said. Haaland was joined on Friday […]

Conflicting versions of tree-spiking case overshadow Stone-Manning nomination

BY: - July 16, 2021

Tracy Stone-Manning and a former federal investigator in recent days shared widely varying accounts of her involvement in a 1989 tree-spiking in an Idaho national forest, as the fight over the Montanan’s nomination to lead the U.S. Bureau of Land Management escalated. Stone-Manning’s confirmation remains stuck in a divided U.S. Senate Energy & Natural Resources […]

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to headline El Paso County GOP fundraiser

BY: - July 15, 2021

Controversial Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is slated as the keynote speaker for the El Paso County Republican Party’s annual fundraising dinner in August. Who shows up, and who doesn’t, could indicate the willingness of prominent Colorado Republicans to embrace the far right. But local elected officials generally appear to be avoiding that conversation. Greene, […]

Biden administration defends COVID ‘surge response teams’

BY: - July 9, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s key COVID-19 advisers on Thursday defended the administration’s strategies for boosting vaccinations in the states, after Missouri’s governor said federal door-to-door outreach efforts are not welcome there. Top Biden adviser Jeff Zients said anyone mischaracterizing the administration’s attempts is “doing a disservice to the country.” Missouri Gov. Mike Parson voiced […]

Preliminary congressional map released by Colorado redistricting commission

BY: - June 23, 2021

A preliminary plan released by Colorado’s Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission on Wednesday would create a new Democratic-leaning 8th District in Denver’s northern suburbs, substantially alter the boundaries of the Western Slope’s conservative 3rd District and make the 7th District seat currently held by Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter much more competitive. The proposed map, which is […]

Emergency Colorado election rules said to address threat of ‘sham audits’

BY: - June 18, 2021

The Colorado secretary of state on Thursday announced the temporary emergency adoption of new rules that clarify and limit who is allowed to access voting equipment in Colorado. Secretary Jena Griswold said the new rules are necessary to prevent the kind of suspect election audits that are occurring or have been proposed elsewhere. “A third-party […]

Boebert’s alleged insurrection role will not be investigated by House ethics committee

BY: - June 15, 2021

The U.S. House Committee on Ethics informed Rep. Lauren Boebert on Monday that it would not establish a subcommittee to investigate her alleged role in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, according to a letter from the Committee that Boebert released. One of Boebert’s own colleagues, Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington, had […]

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Colorado is also under attack by enemies of democracy

BY: - June 11, 2021

Many Republicans since November have demonstrated that they have little interest in democracy and would rather obliterate voting rights than lose elections. They started by rejecting President Joe Biden’s defeat of former President Donald Trump. In doing so they helped fuel a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on the day members of Congress certified […]

Electric buses, asphalt and bridges: Politicians jostle for federal transportation cash

BY: and - May 24, 2021

WASHINGTON — The nearly $1 billion that U.S. Rep. Garret Graves is seeking through Congress’ revamped earmarks process isn’t a typo.  The Louisiana Republican says Baton Rouge desperately needs a new bridge to alleviate a crush of roadway congestion — at a cost of $955.2 million for several projects. That far exceeds the $20 million that […]