7:00 am, Nov 21, 2004
Democrats are picking themselves up, dusting themselves off, and getting back in the game. But what should they do differently? There seems to be a national consensus among party leaders that Colorado has the answer. Why? Because Colorado is a "solidly red state that went almost completely blue this year."
Despite a large Republican advantage... MORE
10:12 am, Nov 20, 2004
Rocky Mountain News columnist Bill Johnson fills in the remaining blank on how returning members of Colorado's Republican Congressional delegation voted on the DeLay Rule.
Centennial Congressman Tom Tancredo voted to relax the party's ethical standards.
That leaves Scott McInnis as Colorado's only unaccounted for Republican rep. Because McInnis... MORE
8:38 am, Nov 20, 2004
Denver Post columnist Jim Spencer has found his work often relegated to the back pages of section B since the Post added conservative David Harsanyi to its team of local columnists.
But Spencer was back on Page B-1 Friday, reporting on the crackdown by new Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa, Jr. on what apparently has become... MORE
5:30 pm, Nov 19, 2004
Because of a death in her family, Marilyn Musgrave was not in attendence at a Republican meeting earlier this week, where members voted on a measue that's become known as the "DeLay Rule."
When asked how the congresswoman would have voted, press secretary Aaron Johnson said he didn't know and that due to the death, they have not spoken about it... MORE
5:00 pm, Nov 19, 2004
Joel Hefley's press secretary tells 5280 that the Colorado Springs congressman voted against the Delay Rule, a Republican measure that eased the party's ethics standards. Hefley is chairman of the House Ethics Committee. MORE
4:04 pm, Nov 19, 2004
Earlier this week, House Republicans voted to rescind their own 11-year-old rule which required party leaders to temporarily step aside if indicted. The move was seen as motivated to protect majority leader Tom DeLay, who is at the center of a political corruption controversy in his home state of Texas. The rule change was approved behind closed... MORE
12:54 pm, Nov 19, 2004
At a media event Thursday, Kenyon Martin and Andre Miller of the Denver Nuggets cast the first ballots in voting for the NBA All-Star Game. But as Rocky Mountain News writer Chris Tomasson points out, they're not allowed to vote.In the fine print on my All-Star ballot, it tells me that employees of the NBA and its member teams are "ineligible to... MORE
7:42 am, Nov 18, 2004
According to a complaint recently filed in federal court, the Family Dollar store on East Colfax Ave. hired several predominantly Spanish-speaking employees of Mexican and Salvadorean descent, disciplined them for speaking Spanish on the job, and then fired them and replaced them with English-speaking white employees.
Federal law prohibits... MORE
7:00 am, Nov 18, 2004
For the first time in 44 years, the Democrats will be the majority party in the state legislature. In the Senate, their margin is a single seat. So why is incoming Senate majority leader Ken Gordon thinking about appointing Republicans to vice-chair important legislative committees?
"It's pretty close to the most asinine thing I've ever heard of... MORE
11:28 am, Nov 17, 2004
Colorado is a bellwether state when it comes to politics and elections, John Hazelhurst writes. He bucks conventional wisdom and says the recent election results show support for Bush and the far right agenda have peaked and they won't be winning any more elections.
First, Colorado turned left:
Like it or not, every major national political... MORE
7:30 am, Nov 17, 2004
Howard Dean wants it. Iowa Governor Tom Vilsak wants it. Now, former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb may throw his hat in the ring. The prize? Chairing the Democratic National Committee.
Webb wouldn't be the first Coloradan to get the job. Former Governor Roy Romer once held the position. Former Webb aide Mike Dino says that Jesse Jackson... MORE
9:08 am, Nov 16, 2004
Reports immediately after the election on November 3 announced that the Democrats had retaken the state House with a 34-31 majority. Those reports assumed that in House District 23, incumbent Ramey Johnson would hang on against Democratic challenger Gwyn Green. But now, after provisional ballots have been counted (after a late rule change by... MORE
11:59 am, Nov 15, 2004
If you can't find your trusty AT... MORE
10:30 am, Nov 15, 2004
Glendale exists as a separate city from Denver because a long time ago, Denver leaders refused to provide water service to that area. But instead of withering away as expected, Glendale got its own water supply and thrived by providing a home for businesses that found it easier to locate there than contend with Denver zoning.
The tiny... MORE
9:17 am, Nov 14, 2004
Before the election we heard many dire warnings of potential fraud by ineligible voters or voters who might attempt to cast multiple votes. Governor Bill Owens issued stern threats of prosecution, and Secretary of State Donetta Davidson's Election 2004 web page featured "Voter Fraud Investigations" as the top item. Owens and Davidson were... MORE