Ernest LuningErnest LuningJuly 21, 20178min486

A former Democratic elected official is accusing Levi Tillemann, an Aurora Democrat, of acting as a congressional candidate when he was operating an exploratory committee to determine whether to challenge U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, a five-term Republican, in Colorado's 6th Congressional District. But Tillemann, one of three Democrats running for the swing seat, said his conduct has been well within the limits of federal election law and then opened up a fresh attack on Jason Crow, one of his primary opponents, for legal work the attorney has performed in recent years.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningJune 26, 20178min245

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 “political stunt” and told Colorado Politics he doubts the predictable rankings — Democrats good, Republicans bad — give voters any meaningful information.


John TomasicJohn TomasicApril 5, 20176min672

State Senate Republicans introduced a sweeping bill on Monday adapted from similar efforts across the country that would establish new rules around abortion services in Colorado with an eye to lowering the number of abortions performed in the state. The bill sped into committee Wednesday, leaving opponents playing catch up. NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado called a hasty tele-press conference before the hearing, sounding warnings against the bill. “This is literally ten elements of anti-choice legislation pushed by national groups like Americans United for Life all jammed into one bill,” said executive director Karen Middleton.

Peter MarcusPeter MarcusFebruary 10, 20177min192
Democrats early Friday morning shot down a trio of bills pushed by abortion opponents following an 11-hour marathon hearing that saw an effort to reverse abortions. The bills that were rejected by the House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee on party-line votes included: House Bill 1086, sponsored by Reps. Justin Everett, R-Littleton, and Dan Nordberg, R-Colorado Springs, which […]

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Joey BunchJoey BunchFebruary 1, 201714min146
Nobody much wanted to talk about U.S. Appeals Court Judge Neil Gorsuch before Monday evening, but plenty spoke up when he became President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. The native Coloradan who presided over federal cases in Denver for a decade faces a bruising confirmation process. Here are the statements that landed in […]

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Sen. Irene AguilarSen. Irene AguilarAugust 19, 20168min246

Earlier this week, ProgressNow, a nonprofit that claims to support progressive issues, came out against ColoradoCare/Amendment 69. With this decision, the organization abandoned the people of Colorado and joined forces with status quo establishment politicians and profit- driven private insurers who make it their business to deny care to those who need it most. ProgressNow abandoned legendary progressive voices like Noam Chomsky, who endorsed ColoradoCare in July, and joined forces with corporate insurance lobbyists and Big Pharma, who are spending millions of dollars to spread fear and lies about universal health care.


Justine SandovalJustine SandovalAugust 3, 20166min278

Here’s a stunning fact: right now, there are 60 anti-choice Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Colorado, 15 in the Denver area alone. And let’s be clear: these centers are not about health care Crisis Pregnancy Centers are a national network of generally unlicensed, unregulated religious extremist, anti-choice organizations posing as comprehensive health care clinics, organized by the anti-choice movement to discourage women from choosing abortion. For CareNet, which has affiliates in Colorado, its mission is “a culture where women and men faced with pregnancy decisions are transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ and empowered to choose life for their unborn children and abundant life for their families.”