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American Majority training local conservatives in the national shadow of an embattled president

American Majority Project Ned Ryun

Ned Ryun and his American Majority nonprofit have a big sales pitch to make before next year’s election. The goal: find conservatives willing to run in Donald Trump’s shadow, at the same time his organization tries to build a new generation of candidates to remake the party’s outlook and image. Ryun founded the national conservative nonprofit nine years ago […]

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Staff picks: The 5 most important Colorado Politics stories of the week

From Republican Sen. Cory Gardner’s meeting with a “murderous strongman” to the hot-button issue of climate change getting plenty of time in the limelight thanks to the United States’ departure from the Paris Accord, the week after Memorial Day proved to be a warm start to the summer season in Colorado politics. Here are five stories […]

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Colorado leaders react to Trump’s decision to exit Paris accord on climate change

Colorado leaders left and right had strong feelings about President Trump’s symbolic withdrawal from the 2015 Paris climate accord Thursday. Here is a digest of what  people said. Gov. John Hickenlooper: “It is a serious mistake to back out of the Paris Accord. This is a historic global agreement between almost every nation on earth […]

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Nigel Farage, ‘person of interest’ in Trump-Russia case, will speak in Lone Tree, Colorado on June 17

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British political figure Nigel Farage, who was identified as a “person of interest” in the investigation into possible improper ties between the White House and Russia Thursday, is scheduled to speak in Lone Tree in two weeks, Colorado Politics has learned. The Brexit movement leader is down as the keynote speaker June 17 at a National […]

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Mark Udall raising money for Jason Crow in 6th Congressional District giving cred and establishment tag

Former U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is endorsing Jason Crow’s bid to unseat incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in eastern metro Denver’s 6th Congressional District. “To effectively serve, you need courage of conviction, passion for making your community a better place, and the support of your friends and neighbors,” the Democratic Party elder  says in a […]

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Lamborn’s bid to curb EPA suit against Springs gets push-back from Pueblo — and Tipton

U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn speaks prior to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence during the Trump-Pence rally at the Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs Aug. 3, 2016. (Photo by Michael McGrady/The Colorado Statesman)
  If they couldn’t fight over water, would longtime rivals Pueblo and Colorado Springs find something else to fight over? Of course! But for now, the ongoing feud over Fountain Creek will do. The contaminated stormwater that perennially pours into the waterway from the Springs metro area and flows downstream to Pueblo and beyond prompted a lawsuit against […]

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New laws provide services to at-risk adults, kids in legal trouble and people on aid who want a job

The Colorado Department of Human Services is celebrating some good news for the people it assists with the governor’s fresh signature on three laws Wednesday. House Bill 1284 requires background checks for those working directly with at-risk adults. House Bill 2017 to steer children younger than 13 to programs instead of incarceration for low-level offense. […]

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American Health Care Act will deliver deep Medicaid cuts and uncertainty to Colorado, say left’s experts

A panel of health and policy experts say Republicans aim to  repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will mean cost and pain for Coloradans. Left-leaning interests put together a conference call for reporters with their side’s researchers to talk about the impact of the American Health Care Act, which passed quickly from the U.S. House last month and […]

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