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Bennet says Trump should finance water projects alongside roads, broadband

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The Trump administration’s talk of a major infrastructure bill should not only look at modernizing the nation’s highways and broadband, but it also needs to lay a new foundation for water infrastructure, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet said Wednesday. The Denver Democrat touched on a variety of issues during a luncheon speech at the Colorado Water […]

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Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner renews Trump criticism at town hall: ‘There is no moral equivalent to the hatred we saw’

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, a Colorado Republican, answers a question about his votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act at a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, Colorado. (Photo by Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner kept his cool even as hundreds of constituents lost theirs time and again Tuesday afternoon at a town hall meeting in Lakewood. After going more than a year without holding a traditional town hall —Gardner has held several tele-town halls and numerous roundtable discussions with small groups —the Colorado Republican held […]

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It’ll be a friendly audience, so Michael Bennet likely won’t have to duck …

… eggs and tomatoes. Not to mention any of the invective hurled at some Republicans who’ve encountered angry constituents (and activists, too) in recent months. And never mind the invective stored up in reserve for those Republicans whom Democrats accuse of ducking gatherings with constituents amid the never-ending congressional debate over repealing Obamacare. At any […]

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Gov. John Hickenlooper, DNC Chair Tom Perez plan Tuesday rally to support ‘quality, affordable’ health care

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper plan to appear at a rally urging members of Congress to hear from constituents before voting on health care legislation at the state Capitol in Denver on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. (Photos by AP and Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)

Republican plans to overturn Obamacare might be on the ropes, but Democrats aren’t letting up. Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez plans to join Gov. John Hickenlooper and House Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, along with activists, on the steps of the Colorado Capitol for a rally Tuesday morning against attempts to “strip and sabotage health […]

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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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