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Peter MarcusApril 17, 20175min381
Democrats on Monday advanced a measure that would require presidential candidates to disclose complete income tax returns in the wake of President Trump’s refusal to do so. House Bill 1328 passed the House Finance Committee on a party-line 7-5 vote. The legislation faces an uphill battle in the divided legislature. The bill would require candidates for […]

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Clifford D. MayClifford D. MayFebruary 2, 20178min404

In an inaugural address that was more purposeful than poetic, President Trump last Friday vowed to “unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate from the face of the Earth.” I hope we can agree, across party and ideological lines, that those are worthwhile objectives. But let’s acknowledge, too, that achieving them will require a much more strenuous and strategic effort than previous administrations have undertaken. The least likely place for uniting nations: the United Nations, an organization that has never managed even to define terrorism. A few U.N. members fight terrorism day after day (e.g. Egypt, Jordan, Israel). Others, however, condone and even sponsor it (e.g. Iran). The U.N. includes representatives of both the civilized and uncivilized worlds, and cannot be said to prefer one over the other.


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Clifford D. MayClifford D. MayJanuary 12, 20179min879

It’s apparent that Donald J. Trump was — to employ a neologism coined by President George W. Bush 16 years ago — misunderestimated. But those who gave odds that he couldn’t transform from a successful businessman into a successful politician are now betting he can’t transform from a successful politician into a successful statesman. Meanwhile, his admirers expect the world of him. And worlds are notoriously difficult to deliver. These facts lead to this conclusion: It will be hugely helpful if the new president can make a strong start, by which I mean demonstrating leadership and vision and, most important, achieving a few quick but significant victories.


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Ken ThomasKen ThomasDecember 10, 20168min426

President-elect Donald Trump is partaking in one of the nation's most storied football rivalries, saluting U.S. troops at the annual Army-Navy game on Saturday as he prepares to enter the White House. The future commander-in-chief planned to attend the 117th game between the military academies at West Point and Annapolis, which is being held on relatively neutral ground, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Trump tweeted on Saturday morning that he was going to the game "as a show of support for our Armed Forces."


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Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsNovember 23, 20162min287

Over the course of my adult life, I have had the privilege to vote in eight presidential elections. In four of those contests, my candidate won, and in four the opposite happened. Sometimes I expected to vote for a winner and was disheartened when the result was contrary and other times I was pleasantly surprised. In all eight elections, I was forced — at some point — to contemplate the consequences of the opposite party winning the White House. In every one of those elections, I could think of at least a handful of areas where I could find common ground and areas where I was optimistic in how the other candidate might perform in office. With hindsight, my hopes were not always correct, but I was at least prepared for what might come.



Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsNovember 22, 201616min367

DENVER — Good Tuesday to you and yours. If it’s a traveling day (“over the river and through the woods …") for you, we do hope you arrive safely and possibly hungry. As you’ll notice, we are sharing several topics concerning our law enforcement today. With the recent police shootings (four this weekend) they have been top of mind and frankly … in our prayers. As Thanksgiving approaches, we hope you will keep those who wear a badge in your thoughts and prayers as well. More today as well ... Let’s get started!


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Julie PaceJulie PaceNovember 12, 20168min350

Donald Trump may take a victory tour to states that elected him president, an aide said Saturday, as boisterous protests unfolded outside the tower where he holed up with members of his transition team and fielded calls congratulating him. While he's announced one decision — putting Vice President-elect Mike Pence in charge of the transition instead of Chris Christie — Trump must identify other people for top White House jobs and Cabinet posts. The president-elect remained out of sight at Trump Tower, with streets outside swarming with thousands objecting to the results of Election Day. At one point, documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, a liberal critic of Trump who nevertheless had predicted his victory, entered the tower lobby with a camera crew in tow and asked to see Trump. "I just thought I'd see if I could get into Trump Tower and ride the famous escalator," said Moore, who did just that until he reached the fourth floor and the Secret Service told him he could go no higher.