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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinFebruary 15, 20175min576

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, and 10 of his Republican colleagues, last week sent a letter to encourage President Donald Trump to assess the future operations and detention of terrorism-related detainees held at the Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Guantanamo Bay (GTMO), Cuba. “Congress has continuously opposed and prohibited the closure of GTMO as well as the transfer of GTMO detainees to U.S. soil since 2010 in response to the previous administration’s attempt to fulfill a campaign promise,” the senators wrote on Feb. 9. “Despite the growing number of threats to our nation from terrorists around the globe, the Obama administration demonstrated a serious disregard for the safety of the American people and the will of Congress by dramatically reducing the number of detainees housed at GTMO to justify those remaining to be transferred to the U.S.”



Jared WrightJared WrightAugust 23, 201640min435

DENVER — Good morning and congratulations on soaring through another Monday and successfully into Ride the Wind Day. Ironic since Colorado's skies are full of national political figures riding the cool mountain currents and burning rubber down our own little old airstrips this week — all before teacher (us) calls them back in from (congressional) recess Sept. 5. "Teachers, winds, flying machines ... mix metaphors much?" you ask me. Yeah, yeah, let's just move on, shall we? ...