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Colorado sending at least 200 National Guard troops to Washington for Joe Biden’s inauguration

Gov. Jared Polis is sending at least 200 members of the Colorado National Guard to Washington, D.C., for security purposes surrounding President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week. “Colorado will proudly do our part, joining 40 other states across our great nation in sending members of our National Guard to the nation’s capital for our country’s […]

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Colorado’s House delegation splits along party lines as Donald Trump is impeached for a second time

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has become the first American president to be impeached twice, facing a strong bipartisan rebuke from the House exactly one week after a violent mob of his supporters invaded the U.S. Capitol. The House voted 232-197 to impeach Trump, with 10 Republicans joining with Democrats to charge him with incitement […]

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Colorado’s Joe Neguse, Diana DeGette named impeachment managers as House races to oust Donald Trump

By Lisa Mascaro, Zeke Miller and Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The U.S. House rushed ahead Tuesday toward impeaching President Donald Trump for the deadly Capitol attack, taking time only to try to persuade his vice president to push him out first. Trump showed no remorse, blaming impeachment itself for the “tremendous […]

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Incoming Colorado representative was one of more than a dozen state lawmakers in the U.S. Capitol riot crowd

By Cuneyt Dil, The Associated Press A second Republican lawmaker from West Virginia who marched to the U.S. Capitol to support overturning Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential win said in a radio interview Monday that he hopes President Donald Trump “calls us back.” State Sen. Mike Azinger told the broadcast outlet that the crowds loyal to […]

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“You literally just did history”: Colorado’s teacher of the year wants students to understand the power of bearing witness

The syllabus for Gerardo Muñoz’s AP World History class doesn’t call for discussing coups until Unit 9, but after watching a mob of extremists storm the U.S. Capitol Wednesday in an effort to stop the certification of the presidential election, Muñoz decided to skip ahead. His students had just witnessed history, and he wanted them […]

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Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems sues Trump lawyer Sidney Powell for at least $1.3 billion

WASHINGTON — Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit against lawyer Sidney Powell on Friday, seeking at least $1.3 billion for Powell’s “wild accusations” that the company rigged the presidential election for Joe Biden. “Dominion brings this action to set the record straight,” the company said in the suit filed in federal court in Washington. […]

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Sen. John Hickenlooper: “Trump and the thugs who attempted a violent coup can’t override the will of the people”

On Sunday, I was sworn in to represent Colorado in the United States Senate. Three days later, I was hunkering in a secure location in the U.S. Capitol’s basement, texting my wife, Robin, that I was OK and to make sure she was safe. It’s now been about 24 hours since the Capitol was ransacked […]

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Joe Biden’s win confirmed after pro-Trump mob storms U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON — Congress confirmed Democrat Joe Biden as the presidential election winner early Thursday after a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election, undercut the nation’s democracy and keep Trump in the White House. Lawmakers were resolved to complete the Electoral College […]

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“We were getting ready to make a stand”: Colorado congressmen recount harrowing moments as rioters approached

U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse had just finished speaking on the House floor in defense of President-elect Joe Biden’s win on Nov. 3 when the Democrat from Lafayette noticed something was wrong. Speaker Nancy Pelosi was escorted from the chamber. Then House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, who was sitting behind Neguse, was removed from the House […]

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Two wins in Georgia build on victory in Colorado and hand Democrats control of U.S. Senate

Democrats ousted Colorado Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner in November and put one more seat in their column. On Wednesday, the final pieces of the U.S. Senate majority came together as Democrats claimed both Georgia runoff elections after the final votes were counted. The takeover of the chamber serves as a stunning defeat for President […]