11:16 am, Jul 7, 2005
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was in Denver yesterday for a visit with Department of Justice officials and later, to take a tour of the Bureau of Prisons "Supermax" facility in Florence. He had this to say about the Supeme Court Justice nominations process and his possible inclusion on a replacement list:
"It's a rare opportunity, and... MORE
10:52 am, Jul 7, 2005
Rep. Bob Beauprez announced yesterday that he had received the endorsement of Gov. Bill Owens as he tries to succeed Owens in office. I wrote at the time that it would be worth watching to see if Republican Marc Holtzman tries to position himself as the "anti-establishment" candidate in the wake of Owens' endorsement of Beauprez (and the fact that... MORE
7:51 pm, Jul 6, 2005
Rep. Bob Beauprez announced today that Gov. Bill Owens has endorsed him to succeed him in office in 2006. Owens has ties to both Republican candidates for governor (Marc Holtzman served as Owens' Secretary of Technology), but Beauprez is the "establishment" candidate for whom some of the longtime Republican party bosses have aligned themselves... MORE
10:07 am, Jul 6, 2005
June 30 was the last day for candidates running for congress and governor to raise money for the second quarter of this year, and now that it's almost a week later, we still haven't heard much about how those candidates fared. Why the delay? It's probably because nobody is very confident in how their numbers will look, and thus doesn't want to... MORE
9:39 pm, Jul 1, 2005
The Associated Press has obtained a copy of a plan by an activist group, Americans United to Protect Social Security, to target Congresspersons serving on the House Ways and Means Committee during the July 4th weekend. This is the committee that will be the first in the House to examine a Republican-sponsored social security bill expected to be... MORE
9:38 pm, Jul 1, 2005
Colorado Senators Wayne Allard and Ken Salazar commented Friday on the retirement announcement of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor:
Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo., said he would ask Bush to nominate somebody with experience and knowledge of issues of particular interest in the West, such as water and other natural resources.
"I think the... MORE
9:37 pm, Jul 1, 2005
Rep. Tom Tancredo said Friday he will run for President in 2008 to get the nation focused on immigration.
"I'm not so naive to think I'd be a huge threat to the nominee," Tancredo said. "(But) I am in a position to be influential in the process."
Tancredo is off to Iowa next week and has visited New Hampshire and North and South Carolina. Who'... MORE
1:36 pm, Jul 1, 2005
Colorado Springs evangelist James Dobson of Focus on the Family wasted no time in getting his views known on the retirement of Justice O'Connor and what he expects of President Bush. Today he issued this press release:
"Today marks a watershed moment in American history: the resignation of a swing-vote justice on the Supreme Court and the... MORE
8:59 am, Jul 1, 2005
The big news in politics today is the announcement that Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor plans to retire as soon as a replacement is confirmed.
The announcement is somewhat of a surprise, because it was expected that Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, 80, would be the one to retire first. Democrats had been hoping to keep O'Connor on... MORE
3:33 pm, Jun 30, 2005
Hooray for Thornton! According to The Denver Post, with more than 100,000 people in their midst Thornton has hit "the mark of a true city."Of cities that had 100,000 or more people in 2004, Thornton was the 12th-fastest-growing city in the nation since 2000, according to the census numbers. It was also the fastest-growing city in Colorado with a... MORE
8:32 am, Jun 30, 2005
Today is the last day for candidates for governor and congress to collect checks for their campaign coffers if they want it to appear on their Q2 campaign reports, and there's quite a bit of last-minute fundraising going on. Reports will be made public in mid-July, and for political insiders these will be important figures.
The biggest... MORE
8:51 pm, Jun 29, 2005
Sen. Wayne Allard today called upon the Air Force to issue guidelines outlining what is permissible when it comes to religious expression at the Academy.
Allard, who is a member of the governing board of the Air Force Academy, isn't giving the Air Force much time. He says he wants the guidelines by July 15 when the board meets next.
When was... MORE
8:50 pm, Jun 29, 2005
Being a political candidate is no walk in the park these days. Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Rutt Bridges is taking his campaign on the road this weekend. If you'd like to meet him, here's the schedule. I got tired just reading through it.
Friday, July 1, 2005
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. -- Steamworks Brewing Co. -- 801 East 2nd Avenue,... MORE
10:18 am, Jun 29, 2005
The Independence Institute, Colorado's conservative think tank, is coming under fire for using its tax-exempt status to raise money that may fund advertisements opposing Referendums C and D, the ballot measure voters will face in November that deals with adjusting Colorado's finances. What the institute is doing is dancing through one of the many... MORE
10:13 am, Jun 29, 2005
Rep. Tom Tancredo is again taking on President Bush, accusing the White House of trying to hide documents that indicate the President's comments on guest worker programs were interpretated by illegal immigrants as an invitation to come to the United States.
The documents, obtained by the public interest group Judicial Watch, show that immigrants... MORE