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Mark ShermanMark ShermanApril 7, 20176min358

With Neil Gorsuch's confirmation as the 113th Supreme Court justice expected on Friday, it won't be long before he starts revealing what he really thinks about a range of hot topics he repeatedly sidestepped during his confirmation hearing. In less than two weeks, the justices will take up a Missouri church's claim that the state is stepping on its religious freedom. It's a case about Missouri's ban on public money going to religious institutions and it carries with it potential implications for vouchers to attend private, religious schools.


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Erica WernerErica WernerApril 6, 20179min485

The vote was 55-45, short of the 60 needed to advance Gorsuch over procedural hurdles to a final vote. All 44 Democrats and independents voted against advancing Gorsuch, and for procedural reasons, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cast his vote with them to enable the vote to be reconsidered. Many senators voted from their seats, a rare and theatrical occurrence, then stayed in the chamber for the drama yet to unfold.


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Mary Clare JalonickMary Clare JalonickApril 3, 20179min318

A deeply divided Senate panel favorably recommended Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Monday, sending the nomination to the full Senate for what is expected to be a partisan showdown — and eventual confirmation. The 11-9 committee vote for President Donald Trump's nominee, strictly along party lines, came shortly after Democrats secured enough votes to block the nomination in the full Senate. But that Democratic success was virtually certain to be a short-lived political victory, as Republicans vowed to change Senate rules to put Gorsuch on the court and score a much-needed win for their party.


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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinMarch 7, 201711min392

While his vote may be in the minority regarding Neil Gorsuch's confirmation as a U.S. Supreme Court justice, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet's position and intent toward the process and Gorsuch himself have fueled political speculation and concerns over consequences. Gorsuch, a Colorado native and Denver-based federal appeals court judge, was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the seat vacated a year ago by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Gorsuch, the son of the late Anne Gorsuch who was EPA chief under Ronald Reagan, would be the second Coloradan on the Supreme Court. Byron “Whizzer” White retired in 1993.


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George AthanasopoulosGeorge AthanasopoulosMarch 6, 20175min748

Our election process is being hijacked by big money interests, and if we don’t take a stand today, tomorrow will be too late. To save our electoral process, the Colorado General Assembly must pass a bill this session delaying the implementation of Proposition 108. Proposition 108 was passed by the voters last November but it was sold under false pretenses. Based on the 2016 presidential caucuses, there were many Democrats and Republicans who were justifiably angry that they couldn’t vote for their preferred presidential candidate.


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Julie PaceJulie PaceFebruary 28, 20175min384

Heralding a "new chapter of American greatness," President Donald Trump stood before Congress for the first time Tuesday night and issued a broad call for overhauling the nation's health care system, significantly boosting military spending and plunging $1 trillion into upgrading crumbling infrastructure. Striking an optimistic tone, Trump declared: "The time for small thinking is over."


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningFebruary 7, 20175min562

Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio says the stakes are profound but it’s also personal whether Judge Neil Gorsuch winds up on the U.S. Supreme Court. Palacio, the first openly gay man to chair a major party in Colorado, says he’s only able to marry his partner — they’re engaged right now — because of the vote of a single justice on the high court and warns that the “ultraconservative” Gorsuch could tip the scales back.