6:32 am, Jul 21, 2005
The Rocky Mountain News today presents this troubling fact, based upon its review of documents related to the federal Homeland Security Grants received by Colorado:
Federal Homeland Security grants have flooded Colorado communities with high-tech equipment like blast suits for bomb squads and half-million-dollar RVs stuffed with communication or... MORE
1:04 pm, Jul 20, 2005
You may have seen or heard that an anti-abortion group calling itself Operation Rescue is holding a "convention" in Denver this week. I say, "You may have seen..." because members of the group have been out and about waving anti-abortion signs and trying to spread their message.
Apparently they also had time for a detour yesterday, stopping off... MORE
10:16 am, Jul 20, 2005
Colorado's legal and judicial community have not been as quick as our politicians to praise Judge Roberts. One concern is his lack of experience as a trial lawyer or judge. U.S. Senior District Court Judge John L. Kane, Jr. tells the Denver Post:
"As I understand his record, he's never been in a trial himself. He's spent most of his time in the... MORE
6:05 am, Jul 20, 2005
As Jason mentioned here, the White House has not been a particular fan of Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo. His recent remarks about bombing Muslim holy sites seem to have offended everyone.
Today, the State Department criticized his remarks as "offensive" and "insulting."
At least, Tancredo recognizes that his chances for a Presidential... MORE
6:02 am, Jul 20, 2005
I think most people's reaction to President Bush's nomination of D.C. Circuit Appeals Court Judge John G. Roberts to the Supreme Court was, "Who?" Not Senator Wayne Allard. He came out with an almost immediate endorsement for Judge Roberts:
[The nomination] has the early support of Sen. Wayne Allard, who said Tuesday that he expected those... MORE
12:50 pm, Jul 19, 2005
The Denver Posthas an editorial today discussing, in part, "When is a good time to start campaigning?"
Many of the leaders of the statewide effort to pass a fiscal recovery package believe it's too early to start campaigning in earnest for the November ballot measures known as Referendums C and D. Coloradans, they say, don't pay attention to... MORE
10:20 am, Jul 18, 2005
It has been well-documented that Rep. Tom Tancredo is seeking the Republican Presidential nomination in 2008, which as he says is a way to spark more debate about the problem of illegal immigration. Most observers would agree that Tancredo has little chance at winning that nomination, but if he isn't more careful, he may soon find himself in a... MORE
4:30 pm, Jul 17, 2005
Republican candidates for Governor are far ahead in the fundraising department so far.
Denver Republicans have jumped out to an early lead raising money for what is expected to be an expensive race for governor. G.O.P. candidates have raised more than $1.3 million dollars so far, compared to less than $300,000 for the two leading Democrats.... MORE
9:22 pm, Jul 16, 2005
Denver makes the New York Times Sunday, but not in a positive way. It seems not only are housing prices flat here in the metro area, there's no sign it's going to change soon. In fact, the Times speculates Denver may represent a coming trend in other cities.
Even as prices for homes in frothy markets like Las Vegas; Riverside, Calif.; Miami;... MORE
11:47 am, Jul 15, 2005
Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean spoke to a crowd of 300 at a fundraiser in Denver last night. He said immigration is going to be a key Republican issue in 2006 . He commended Colorado Democrats for their win in the state house last November. He talked about Colorado being a swing state.
He took a swipe at Focus on the Family... MORE
10:45 am, Jul 15, 2005
The Washington Post reports that "With their disputes only deepening, House and Senate lawmakers agreed yesterday to put off action on Social Security restructuring again -- this time until September at the earliest."
The most recent in a series of meetings by Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee broke up yesterday with no progress on the... MORE
12:56 pm, Jul 14, 2005
If you're a Deaniac, or would otherwise just enjoy meeting DNC Chair Howard Dean, head on over to the Oxford Hotel (with contribution in hand - $100 per person, $40 for students) around 6:00 pm tonight.
Here's the official invite.
Governor Howard Dean
Chairman of the Democratic National Committee
for a reception
Thursday, July 14,... MORE
10:03 am, Jul 14, 2005
Yesterday we discussed the first campaign finance reports from the Democratic candidates for governor, Bill Ritter and Rutt Bridges. Their Republican counterparts, Marc Holtzman and Rep. Bob Beauprez, are expected to release their fundraising numbers for the second quarter today, and most observers believe both candidates will report more money... MORE
3:01 pm, Jul 13, 2005
Former Denver District Attorney Bill Ritter announced today that he had raised more than $164,000 in his campaign for governor, topping fellow Democrat Rutt Bridges by more than $30,000. As I wrote earlier this afternoon, Ritter is keeping pace in the battle for the Democratic nomination by raising more money than Bridges. This is big news for... MORE
1:44 pm, Jul 13, 2005
Rutt Bridges, one of two Democrats running for governor, announced his second quarter fundraising results today. The official filing deadline isn't until Friday, and Bridges is the first of the four candidates running to file. The Bridges campaign reported $131,000 raised in the second quarter, which for Bridges takes into account only about a... MORE