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VA accountability act will protect veterans and whistleblowers, say Colorado congressmen

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The U.S. House sent President Trump a bill Tuesday that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to discipline and fire bad employees and better protect those who report misconduct. The new VA accountability law is long overdue, according to members of Colorado’s congressional delegation. “The vast majority of VA employees are […]

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Which one of these Colorado politicians is a millionaire? (Gotcha! Trick question.)

In fact, five of them are. How do we know? While looking up the net worth of Colorado’s Democratic senior U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (we had our reasons; you can read about it here), we stumbled across one of those sites that provides that information and a lot more on our entire Washington delegation — both U.S. Senators […]

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Colorado agriculture hopes Sonny Perdue keeps promise to rural America

Agriculture Secretary Secretary Sonny Perdue is seen in his office after an interview with The Associated Press, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at the Agriculture Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
When Sonny Perdue navigated the congressional process of confirmation to his post as agriculture secretary last month, he told senators he would be an advocate for rural America. Colorado farmers and ranchers, searching for stability in a waning agriculture economy, are counting on Perdue to keep his promise.

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Colorado’s Michael Bennet joins call for special prosecutor in Russian case after FBI director’s firing

Sen. Michael Bennet is leading Colorado’s Democratic delegation to Washington calling for a special prosecutor into Russian connections to Donald Trump’s campaign last year. The calls came after the president’s firing of FBI director James Comey, allegedly for treating Hillary Clinton unfairly during last year’s campaign. As he did across the nation, Trump goaded chants of […]

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DNC includes Coffman, Lamborn town halls in cheering press releases

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman fields questions for two hours at a raucous town hall in Aurora. (Video still via CNN)

Republican congressional town halls have been making headlines for weeks. Phone video of elected officials fielding angry questions and attempting gamely to defend the Trump Administration’s first 100 days and policy-making stumbles on Capitol Hill go viral soon after they post. The Democratic National Committee is enjoying the extended moment, sending round-up email dispatches to […]

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Colorado Springs town halls: Likely good pregame fodder for Lamborn vs Hill GOP congressional primary

State Sen. Owen Hill, R-Colorado Springs, speaks at a rally in support of Senate Bill 156 on Feb. 27, 2017, on the east steps of the state Capitol in Denver. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Town hall season in Colorado Springs is not only of interest for the way angry crowds are meeting Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn, it’s also of interest for Colorado election politics watchers looking for pregame action by which to gauge a likely top primary races in the state. Lamborn is gamely wrestling at town halls across […]

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Planned Parenthood supporters in Colorado call Trump order an assault

President Donald Trump signed a bill Thursday that would allow states to withhold federal money from Planned Parenthood and other organizations that provide abortion services. In Colorado, abortion rights supporters called it an assault on women’s constitutional rights. “Whether our elected leaders take action publicly or privately to restrict women’s health care and attack their reproductive […]

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