Erin Prater

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THE DOWNLOAD: On social media, some Gardner critics impressed by his Charlottesville rhetoric

White nationalist demonstrators walk into Lee park surrounded by counter demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency and police dressed in riot gear ordered people to disperse after chaotic violent clashes between white nationalists and counter protestors. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Sometimes what one doesn’t say — or tweet — is just as important as what one does. The old adage has, perhaps, never been as true as it was earlier this month, when politicians responded en masse to the weekend violence between white nationalists and counter-demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va. — and President Trump’s varied responses […]

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Contrarians in Trump Country: Liberal Manitou Springs copes with a decidedly conservative presidency

For yoga instructor Jess Saffer and the other happy hippies of Manitou Springs, last year’s presidential election was an emotional body blow — intense, raw and visceral. “It felt like heartbreak,” said Saffer, 28, of the moment she learned that Trump had taken the lead. Nine months in, a siege mentality has taken hold in […]

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Colorado politicos don shades for #SolarEclipse2017 — even if POTUS doesn’t

Monday was the day of the obligatory eclipse-glasses selfie — or so we thought. By now we all know that a certain politician didn’t wear his protective glasses while looking at the eclipse — at least not at first. Someone shouts "don't look" as Pres. Trump looks up without eclipse glasses on as solar eclipse passes over […]

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Colorado lawmakers should step up fight against cancer, report says

Colorado officials could be doing more to “prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer” via policy and legislation, according to a new report by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. Of the nine areas of public policy examined in the report — including cigarette tax rates, Medicaid coverage of tobacco cessation and access […]

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#Retweets of the Week: The best from the feed of Colorado Politics

Eating wings at Samples World 🌎 Bistro on #StartupDay w/ @RepKenBuck. Not all startups are tech, some are delicious! pic.twitter.com/wMZjl3xgZA — Rep. Jared Polis (@RepJaredPolis) August 1, 2017 Gotta hand it to @progressnowco. But as @colo_politics points out, a bit redundant given our coverage. #sickburnhttps://t.co/7clWFeRIPt — Doug Robinson (@DougRobinsonCO) August 3, 2017 .@colo_politics has inspired […]

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Congressional Republicans, including Colorado’s Sen. Gardner, vote to allow debate on health care bill

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., voted Tuesday to move ahead on health care legislation aimed at dismantling the Obama health law, lending a crucial vote that contributed to the 51-50 victory for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump. All 48 Senate Democrats, including Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., opposed the motion, according to CNN. […]

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Six months of Trump doesn’t shake his Colorado believers

Donald Trump’s true believers in Colorado still believe. Since taking up residency in the White House six months ago, the first family has taken on political wounds over their potential involvement with Russian operatives, a shaky health care overhaul and campaign promises that have yet to materialize, including a border wall paid for by Mexico […]

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PERRY: Focus on the Family ties that bind Pence and Trump to cruel bigotry, abuse and pseudoscience

These are not conservatives. This is an extreme-right religious cult that works relentlessly to abuse homosexual children by encouraging parents to subject their gay children to “conversion therapy,” which they claim can “cure” children and adults of their homosexuality. Trump and Pence are no longer being coy about wanting to take women’s rights back to […]

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