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Michael ReaganMichael ReaganOctober 9, 20164min358

Now that was a debate. The Mike Pence-Tim Kaine bout Oct. 4 wasn't the main event of 2016. It was what they call in boxing an "undercard" match. It was a contest between two natural lightweights — the VP candidates. There was no exciting 12th round knock out. But Pence and Kaine engaged in a good, spirited political fight that provided much more substance and entertainment value than the Trump-Clinton debate.


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Josh LedermanJosh LedermanOctober 5, 20168min361

Republican Mike Pence won bipartisan plaudits for a calm and collected performance in the vice presidential debate. But Democrat Tim Kaine was claiming mission accomplished for forcing his opponent to confront —or not — Donald Trump's long list of provocative remarks. Pressed by Kaine to defend his running mate throughout the 90-minute debate Tuesday, Pence mostly dodged, sidestepped or let the moment pass by. He vouched for the billionaire's tax history, but was less vocal when challenged about Trump's temperament or his inflammatory words about women and President Barack Obama. "I can't imagine how Gov. Pence can defend the insult-driven, me-first style of Donald Trump," said Kaine, the Virginia senator and Hillary Clinton's No. 2.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJuly 12, 20166min372

Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet leads his Republican challenger, Darryl Glenn, by 6 points in the first publicly available polling released since the El Paso County commissioner won the nomination in a crowded primary at the end of June. In the race for Colorado’s nine electoral votes, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton holds a 7-point lead over Donald Trump, the likely GOP nominee, according to a survey of likely Colorado voters conducted at the end of last week by Harper Polling, a Republican-leaning firm.