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Nancy BenacNancy BenacNovember 9, 201617min328

He felt it in the breeze. Nearing the end of his long, improbable journey to victory in the presidential race, Donald Trump, the candidate of so much tumult and bluster, waxed nostalgic about how he got there. "I had great parents, great parents," Trump told the crowd at a rally in steamy Orlando, Florida. "I just felt that nice breeze, so they're helping us out." The candidate who for more than a year had unapologetically demonstrated he would say anything sensed it was time to rein it in.


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Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsNovember 9, 20169min508

Hurtling down his track of defying immense odds this election, Donald Trump officially became president-elect of the United States just after midnight Nov. 9, smashing national expectations — and even the most recent polling numbers — as voters eager to shake up the nation's political establishment chose the billionaire businessman to lead the country. An unexpected Republican nominee, Trump rode a wave of support from voters seeking major change from the nation's status quo. In a victory that rattled financial markets worldwide, he upset Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who would have become the first woman to serve in the Oval Office.


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Rick JensenRick JensenNovember 8, 20165min355

"She is a fundamentally good and decent person." You really need no further explanation as to why this is a laugh line. Just know it was someone talking about Hillary Clinton. That "someone" is President Obama, furiously trying to save Hillary's sliding campaign amid the FBI re-opening her criminal investigation. One of the millions of Americans who would never be convinced of such a construct would be Democrat Dave Schippers.



Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsNovember 7, 201623min978

DENVER — So here we go … Election Eve. A fat man wearing a cape and underwear outside his leather tights will soon slide down chimney's across the land to deliver poll results ... or so the legend goes ... er, something like that ... according to my nightmare. It's hard to believe that the 2016 election cycle has been dragging on for nearly 16 months. Or maybe it feels longer depending on where you sit. Yikes! (Insert shameless plug here) Make sure you catch the Wednesday’s edition of The Hot Sheet when we break down all the results, campaign reactions and any fisticuffs (kidding – no not really) that ensue.


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Lisa LererLisa LererNovember 6, 20167min271

Hillary Clinton aimed to hit high notes Sunday in the final moments of her campaign, hoping an uplifting message would wash away voters' disgust with the grueling presidential contest. Donald Trump vowed he and his supporters would never quit, as he charged into unexpected territory. The candidates embarked on one of their final tours of battleground states, shifting to their closing arguments to weary voters deeply divided along racial, economic and gender lines.


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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinNovember 4, 20164min337

The presidential candidates and their surrogates are making Colorado appearances right and left as the final countdown to Election Day enters the last few days. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump returns to the state for a 9:30 p.m. rally Saturday, Nov. 5, at the National Western Complex in Denver. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Find ticket information here.



Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsNovember 4, 201620min378

DENVER — Whelp, we are coming down to the wire and feeling a bit punchy after months ... years? ... decades? of campaigning. The two best things we can share: 1) It’s Friday (ha! no weekend for most of you!), 2) Election Day is four days away. According to the Colorado Secretary of State, 1,406,573 Coloradans have already have voted, so go find the stragglers ... and if you are a straggler, goodness, go do your civic duty already! Several interesting stories to share with you here … By far our favorite is the effort to draft Peyton Manning as a candidate for president. Sounds like an excellent idea on the last Friday before the election. Before we get started … Happy 69th birthday to former First Lady Laura Bush!


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Ken RitterKen RitterNovember 1, 20165min359

The next U.S. president will have to act quickly to chart a course so the Colorado River can continue supplying water to millions of city-dwellers, farmers, Indian tribes and recreational users in the Southwest, according to a university research study made public Monday. A survey of policy- and decision-makers by the University of Colorado concluded that the president who takes office in 2017 could almost immediately face the prospect of Colorado River water supply cuts to Arizona and Nevada in January 2018.


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Nicholas RiccardiNicholas RiccardiOctober 30, 20168min390

Donald Trump's rhetoric on immigration is testing a long-term trend among Hispanics: Members of a family that has been in the country for multiple generations and uses primarily English are more likely to vote Republican than those who more recently arrived in the United States. The number of Latinos in the United States is growing, making them a key demographic group whose votes are coveted by both major parties. While traditionally they vote for Democrats, that support isn't ironclad.



Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsOctober 28, 201618min380

DENVER - With just 10 more days left before the E Day … at least we can say we made it to Friday, right?! We must admit, it feels pretty good. For more than a few us the political drum beat continues through the weekend with another Trump rally, candidate events, door knocking and the import filling in of our ballots (stay inside those circles now). Never forget that as Americans we are blessed to have the privilege, honor and right to cast our vote in an election. Our system – while sometimes flawed - is the best ever devised. Lecture over.