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Did John Bolton call for war on Russia? But he says Trump didn’t collude

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Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, a mainstay of past Republican administrations, doesn’t think Donald Trump colluded with the Russians. But if the Russians meddled in U.S. elections, they must be dealt with. In a powerful 20-minute speech to a few thousand people at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver Friday night, Bolton said he hasn’t […]

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Zinke in Denver makes a case for energy production on public lands

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U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told the Western Conservative Summit Friday night that America should open up its public lands and shores for more energy production. “I can tell ya, the war on American energy is over,” said the former Montana congressman who is chief steward of the nation’s parks and public lands. He received […]

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Sen. Cory Gardner says Republicans aren’t done on healthcare at Western Conservative Summit

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U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner told a crowd of thousands at the Western Conservative Summit Friday night that Republicans in Congress, as early as next week, will address healthcare. The Senate GOP’s effort to repeal and replace Obamacare collapsed last week. Gardner never said how we would have voted on that bill, even though he was […]

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Colorado’s Canyons of the Ancients will remain protected

Colorado’s Canyons of the Ancients National Monument near Cortez is no longer under review and will remain protected, federal officials announced on Friday. The historic cultural landscape was under review per an executive order by President Trump, which could have meant it would have lost its critical monument status. But Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who […]

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Colorado Republicans tell national conservatives that school choice is working

State Sen. Owen Hill, R-Colorado Springs, discusses his Senate Bill 156, to require that condo associations use arbitration to settle disputes over construction defects before taking builders to court, at a rally on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, at the state Capitol. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)
Republican elected officials from Colorado welcomed conservative leaders from around the country Thursday, arguing that the Centennial State makes the case for school choice efforts. Speaking at the American Legislative Exchange Council’s annual meeting in Denver on was state Treasurer Walker Stapleton, who is considering a run for governor, and state Rep. Owen Hill, R-Colorado […]

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Forced arbitration with banks isn’t dead yet, but Colorado consumer watchdogs say let it die

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Republican leaders in the U.S. House and Senate Thursday set in motion a plan to force people possibly wronged by banks into arbitration and keep them out of courtrooms, just like in the old days before this month. Let’s back up a few steps. In 2010 Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer […]

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Zinke to speak at Western Conservative Summit, after private appearance at ALEC

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The Trump administration is coming through, after all, at the Western Conservative Summit this weekend in Denver, and in a huge way. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will speak at the mega-gathering of the country’s top conservatives at the Colorado Convention Center Friday. On Monday Jeff Hunt, the director of the Centennial Institute, which puts on […]

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Colorado leaders — but not all — show respect for McCain after diagnosis

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Colorado’s congressional members reacted to the news of Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis with the support and deep respect for the statesman and American hero from neighboring Arizona. U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Denver worked closely with McCain in 2013 as members of the Gang of Eight that passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill […]

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Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman says ALEC is ‘extremely valuable’

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman talks about her accomplishments during an interview on Feb. 24, 2017, at her office in Denver. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)
Republican Attorney General Cynthia Coffman hates traffic. At least that’s what she told an audience at the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council meeting in Denver on Wednesday. Coffman, who is considering a run for governor, was feeling “disheveled” after spending nearly an hour trying to get into the downtown Denver hotel where the meeting was […]

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