Cory Gardner Archives - Colorado Politics
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Scott TiptonScott TiptonFebruary 20, 20185min1880

Over the past few years, one question I have often heard in the 3rd District is: why are the federal departments that have jurisdiction over most Western lands headquartered in Washington, D.C. rather than in Western states? Particularly, why is the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) headquartered in Washington, when 99 percent of the over 247.3 million acres of public land that the BLM manages is located in the West?


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Joey BunchJoey BunchFebruary 17, 201810min3240


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Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandFebruary 17, 20186min328
  Makes-you-wonder-department: Rep. Jim Wilson, Capitol M’s go-to for many things humorous, has struck again. He threatened recently to filibuster bills in the House until he got enough bids for three bags of flour donated by the Colorado Wheat Growers Association earlier in the week. The threat worked. Lawmakers, eager to get out for the […]

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Joey BunchJoey BunchFebruary 16, 20187min413
The head of Denver police union, Detective Nick Rogers, testified to Congress Thursday about law enforcement issues in a so-called sanctuary city of undocumented immigrants. He was one of a handful of Coloradans in the ring Thursday speaking about the contentious immigration issue, intensified by the Colorado’s purple, swing-state political status. Rep. Ken Buck, R-Windsor, […]

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Dan NjegomirDan NjegomirFebruary 15, 20183min6040
Colorado U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet, left, and Cory Gardner channel their inner Canadian in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington. (Office of Sen. Michael Bennet via YouTube)

Judging by a video posted to YouTube this week by the press staff of Colorado’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, you’d think he and his Colorado counterpart, Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, just can’t get enough of each other. And it’s not only when they collaborate on high-profile, heavyweight issues like the immigration-reform legislation they jointly introduced on Wednesday. Sometimes, it involves lighter fare. Like curling.

Yes, the winter sport that’s beloved everywhere north of the United States. Only, this time, it was played by two pols in a hallway of the Russell Senate Office Building in the nation’s capital.

 

We’ll resist the temptation to crack wise about this centuries-old Scottish pastime (or the latter-day Canadians who embrace it with a passion). We’ll just confess some of us at Hot Sheet are mystified by its appeal — even if it is an Olympic sport — and leave it at that.

Instead, let’s note how our two U.S. senators seem to have figured out the antidote to our nation’s acrimonious political climate — and maybe the key to survival in it — is a warm and chummy display of bipartisanship. Certainly, in perennially purple Colorado, where the largest voting bloc is unaffiliated.

The video is a tribute to the ongoing Winter Olympics and the fact that, “Colorado has the most athletes of any state competing in Pyeongchang.” There are plenty of smiles and even a high five between the two officeholders. It all should play well in a swingable bellwether like Jefferson County — even if most of the voters there don’t get curling any more than we do.

 


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Joey BunchJoey BunchFebruary 13, 20186min4302
Blame Cory Gardner. Democrats have been doing that for a while, but now U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is down on the senator from Colorado, claiming the fellow Republican is using pot to trip up the Justice Department. On Tuesday Gardner wasn’t backing down. Gardner is blocking Trump nominees over Sessions’ decision in January to […]

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