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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3:11 pm, Dec 7, 2004
As our new Senator-elect Ken Salazar heads off to Washington, Governor Bill Owens is considering possible replacements. Salazar has submitted a list of 29 people he'd like to see get the job. Owens does not have to consider them, but has said he will.
Salazar has included both Republicans and Democrats on his list, but expressed concern... MORE
7:47 am, Dec 7, 2004
Downtown residents and workers have been dealing with the street closures and construction noise for over two years now, but the payoff is now as the new, expanded Colorado Convention Center finally opens for business. The expanded Convention Center is the fifteenth largest facility of its kind in the country and will be capable of hosting all... MORE
7:45 am, Dec 7, 2004
Outgoing state senate President John Andrews has a column in this week's edition of the conservative Weekly Standard and concludes that last month's election results have Colorado Republicans listening to a radio station he calls "WTHH: What The Hell Happened in this 2004 election?"
Why did a state so reliably red for so long--a state that's gone... MORE
6:00 am, Dec 6, 2004
The ACLU has launched a campaign to end FBI spying on political and religious activists in Colorado and nine other states, as well as the District of Columbia.
As a first step, the ACLU and its state affiliates have filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests in 10 states and the District of Columbia. We have evidence that the FBI and local... MORE
10:44 am, Dec 5, 2004
He hasn't even been sworn in as a Senator yet, but the Denver Post is already speculating about how Ken Salazar is going to handle his new role as the Senate's only Hispanic Democrat.
This isn't completely unreasonable -- fairly or not, Salazar is going to face much more scrutiny than the other freshman Hispanic senator, Mel Martinez of Florida... MORE