7:17 am, Dec 14, 2004
Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb is just one of many candidates to replace Terry McAuliffe as chair of the Democratic National Committee. But early indications are that he is one of the most serious candidates. Political bloggers Jerome Armstrong and Matt Stoller attended the recent meeting of Democratic Party state chairs in Orlando, and... MORE
8:30 am, Dec 13, 2004
The Four Corners region used to be an area where populations of wolves native to the Northern Rockies would mingle with Southern Rockies wolves. These days, it is a pretty wolf-free area -- wolves are considered an endangered species everywhere south of I-70 in the Colorado mountains. But that could change as the federal government considers... MORE
11:00 am, Dec 12, 2004
In the awful timing department, Swift... MORE
9:00 am, Dec 12, 2004
Albertsons ranks fourth among Colorado supermarkets -- behind King Soopers, Wal-Mart and Safeway. More than a year ago the grocer's CEO said that "in markets where we don't see a path to being the No. 1 chain or a strong No. 2, we're looking at various alternatives," which has today's Denver Post speculating that the company may close its 61... MORE
7:47 am, Dec 12, 2004
No one can say our new Senator Ken Salazar isn't frugal. He's getting a pay raise of almost double his current salary (Senators make $151,000 a year compared to the Colorado Attorney General who makes $81,000 ) but he and his brother, new Congressman John Salazar, have signed an apartment lease in Washington D.C. which they will share as... MORE
8:13 am, Dec 11, 2004
This morning's Rocky Mountain News has an interesting rundown of the potential candidates in the 2006 Colorado governor's race, the theme being that the race is wide open right now.
On the Democratic side, the News makes the race look more wide open than it probably is in reality. At this stage, U.S. Rep. Mark Udall of Eldorado Springs has to... MORE
7:05 am, Dec 11, 2004
Anyone remember Rita Bastien? She was an aide to Colorado Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell who sued him for age discrimination. A federal court ruled in 2002 that Campbell's status as a legislator rendered him immune from such lawsuits and dismissed the case. The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has now reversed that decision and ruled that... MORE
5:50 pm, Dec 10, 2004
Wellington Webb continues to promote his candidacy for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee. The former Denver mayor and other candidates will make five-minute presentations to party officials this weekend in Orlando.
Webb is expected to make the case that the new party head should come from a Western state.
"Our next... MORE
8:00 am, Dec 10, 2004
Some people really like to show their holiday spirit. Downtown dwellers know that the block of Milwaukee between 13th and 14th Avenues in Congress Park is guaranteed to be decked out in holiday splendor year after year. It seems that the homeowners on this street started a game of "keeping up with the Joneses" years ago, and nearly every home... MORE
6:00 am, Dec 10, 2004
The Christian Science Monitor portrays the new House rebels -- Rebublicans both more moderate and more conservative than President Bush who are making life difficult for the President and his agenda. Chief among them: Colorado's own Tom Tancredo.
After dubbing President Bush's "open door" border policy a threat to national security, Rep. Tom... MORE
4:15 pm, Dec 9, 2004
Governor Bill Owens today appointed U.S. Attorney John Suthers to be Attorney General of Colorado. Suthers, who lost to Ken Salazar for Attorney General in 1998, will go from being our top federal cop to our top state cop. Why would Suthers want the job? Perhaps because he has further political ambitions. It's more common for a state... MORE
10:30 am, Dec 8, 2004
The House of Representatives passed the controversial 9/11 Intelligence Reform bill Tuesday. How did Colorado legislators vote?
Democrats Diana DeGette and Mark Udall voted Yes. So did Republicans Bob Beauprez and Marilyn Musgrave. Those opposing the measure were Republicans Tom Tancredo, Scott McInnis and Joel Hefley.
The Senate will vote... MORE
6:55 am, Dec 8, 2004
The last two governors of Colorado were both state treasurers before they ran for the chief executive position. So Colorado's current treasurer, Republican Mike Coffman, has to be considered a possible candidate for the governorship when Bill Owens steps down due to term limits in 2006. But he will likely be just one of many candidates in a... MORE
6:00 am, Dec 8, 2004
On the eve of his departure from the U.S. Senate, Colorado's colorful and often controversial Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell was interviewed in Tuesday's Fort Collins Coloradan. His pet peeve: Partisanship, whether tribal or religious:
"It looks to me like America little by little is becoming balkanized, and that's really dangerous,"... MORE
5:03 pm, Dec 7, 2004
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