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Progressives groups release combined scorecards rating Colorado legislators

A group of liberal advocacy organizations for the first time released combined legislative scorecards this week, conglomerating assessments of the 100 Colorado lawmakers’ votes last session on key legislation the organizations said they plan to present to voters next year. A Republican who received among the lowest overall scores, however, dismissed the endeavor as a […]

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Colorado U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner talks security threats with Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, left, meets with Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Villamor Air Base in Manila, in a photograph provided by the Philippine government. Gardner was accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, while Duterte was accompanied by his foreign affairs secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, the government said. (Photo via Philippines Presidential Communications Operations Office)

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner met Wednesday with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at an airbase in Manila, drawing strong criticism from a local progressive organization that demanded a “full accounting” of the senator’s powwow with “a murderous strongman,” but a spokesman said the Yuma Republican was simply doing his job by discussing security threats with an […]

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Straight outta #coloradopolitics: ICYMI, politics IS a contact sport

…and that’s on the assumption dozens of smart alecks haven’t already beaten us to the, um, punch: Political commentators @iansilverii & @okmaher don’t often come to blows, but when they do…#HeyNext #9NEWS #COpolitics pic.twitter.com/gIzPwyzYOA — Brandon Rittiman (@BrandonRittiman) March 20, 2017 @BrandonRittiman when you’re listening to your jam with eyes closed and your agreement fists […]

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Bennet between proverbial rock and hard place

Colorado's Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, for the vote to confirm Interior Secretary-designate Ryan Zinke along with colleagues from left Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. Bennet has refused interviews about his decision-making process on U.S. Supreme Court Nominee and fellow Coloradan Neil Gorsuch. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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 […]

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Backlash against Uber symbolic of morality war in Trump’s America

Uber and Lyft are accustomed to competition. But a new race toward good conscience — highlighted by protests in Denver — offers a glimpse into the morality battle in a Donald Trump era, a war that is reshaping both business and politics. Across social media, #DeleteUber is trending, a plea by those opposed to Trump’s Muslim ban […]

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Senate GOP site targeted by progressives

Colorado Senate Republicans sought input on which laws people wanted to see changed or repealed, but most of the comments early Monday afternoon, Jan. 9, supported progressive issues, after ProgressNow Colorado urged followers and supporters to make such comments onthe GOP Majority web site. (Courtesy Colorado Senate Republicans)
Majority Republicans in the Colorado Senate asked for comments, so ProgressNow Colorado urged its followers to do just that. But that input probably differs – maybe even strongly differs – from what the GOP might have expected or wanted to hear. The Senate Majority sent social media messages on Monday, Jan. 9, asking people to […]

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