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YESTERYEAR: World leaders descend on Denver for G-7; health care forum exposes tragedies

Colorado Lt. Gov. Gail Schoettler, one of the three Denver co-hosts of the "Summit of the Eight" speaks from the Denver G-7 event stage in this June 1997 photo. (Statesman archives)
Twenty Years Ago This Week in The Colorado Statesman: Little old Colorado was plunged into the deep end of international politics when Denver hosted eight world leaders from the Group of Seven. Denver rolled out the carpet for national leaders from the USA, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Russia and the United Kingdom, and on the […]

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Iran, Russia sanctions receive bipartisan support from Colorado U.S. Sens. Bennet and Gardner

U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner (Colorado Statesman archives)

There was bipartisan applause this week after the U.S. Senate placed new sanctions on Iran and Russia. Colorado U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet, a Democrat, and Cory Gardner, a Republican, backed the sanctions to punish Iran for recently testing ballistic missiles, as well as human rights abuses, and to signal to Russia that the United States […]

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Bennet discusses legislating in the Trump era and whether words have meaning anymore at Frisco town hall

“None of us picked this time we were going to have to deal with a president who doesn’t believe in separation of powers, doesn’t believe in an independent judiciary, doesn’t believe in freedom of the press," says U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Colorado Democrat, at a town hall meeting on Friday, June 9, 2017, at the Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco. (Photo by Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)

Near the end of the town hall in Frisco last Friday, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat in his ninth year in the Senate, invoked the famous answer Benjamin Franklin gave when asked what the framers of the Constitution had created. “He was asked, ‘What kind of government are you forming, a republic or a […]

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Colorado Republicans more serious about truth in Trump investigation

Republicans from Colorado’s congressional delegation appear more interested in seeking the truth behind President Trump’s potential obstruction of justice. The fallout began this week following reports that President Trump asked FBI Director James Comey to shut down a federal investigation into the president’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. The reports stem from a memo […]

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