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Littwin: The 4 cops called to testify about the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection dramatically offer their version of the Big Truth

The U.S. House select committee begins its work with testimony from D.C. police officers who said they felt betrayed by those lawmakers who would diminish what they faced that day in battling the terrorists storming the Capitol

Opinion Columns
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Michael Bennet believes the child tax credit expansion will be made permanent. But he’s not sure how long it will take.

The Colorado Democrat said during a Colorado Sun event that he’s still not sure for how long the expansion would be extended under Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending bill

Politics and Government

Lauren Boebert’s campaign leads the pack as Colorado congressional candidates raised $4.8M last quarter

Boebert, a Garfield County Republican, gathered nearly $1 million in April, May and June. Gov. Jared Polis gave his reelection campaign $250,000.

Politics and Government

“We’re (expletive) idiots”: Some Democrats regret Colorado’s new redistricting process now that their party is in charge

If Y and Z hadn’t passed, Democrats would now have nearly unfettered power to draw new congressional districts ahead of the 2022 election, and more say over how legislative districts are drawn.

Politics and Government

Nicolais: Colorado’s first congressional redistricting map represents a good start

Despite partisan complaints, Colorado's redistricting map tackles tough challenges and provides an avenue for representation to some deserving populations

Opinion Columns

Rep. Crow, Colorado AFL-CIO chief: How Congress can put Coloradans back to work and curb the climate crisis

The American Jobs Plan will help Colorado create tens of thousands of good-paying, clean energy, union jobs, and move us past the worst consequences of climate change.

Opinion Columns

What’d I Miss?: A modern legislative anatomy lesson

Opinion

Two southern Colorado Democrats are running to unseat Lauren Boebert. But they may no longer live in her district.

A preliminary congressional map released Wednesday by nonpartisan legislative staff draw Pueblo and the San Luis Valley out of the 3rd Congressional District and into the 4th District.

Politics and Government

Littwin: If Democrats want voting reform, give Joe Manchin what he wants and make him deliver

If Manchin can’t deliver 10 Senate Republicans — the ones he insists are out there somewhere — to overcome a filibuster, he’s got to come up with a new argument.

Opinion Columns

Colorado’s congressional, legislative redistricting ramps up this summer. Here’s what you need to know to get involved.

Preliminary maps will be completed this month, followed by a statewide listening tour to gather input about the proposals and the process

Politics and Government

Lauren Boebert is known for her far-right Republican views. But Republicans alone didn’t send her to Congress.

Unaffiliated voters on Colorado’s Front Range often vote for Democrats. But in rural parts of the state, like the 3rd Congressional District, where they make up the largest voting bloc, that’s not the case.

Politics and Government

Nicolais: What if the January 6 Capitol riot was just a practice run?

If Congress does not enact a commission to review the insurrection that took place in January, it will court more violence in the future

Opinion Columns

Sen. Winter, Rep. Gray: It’s time for Congress to catch up to Colorado on paid family leave

We desperately need transformational change that will dismantle the economic barriers that have burdened working Americans for decades.

Opinion Columns

Ken Buck voted against ousting Liz Cheney from Republican leadership; Lauren Boebert supported removing her

Cheney was removed from her post during a closed-door meeting that lasted less than 20 minutes

Politics and Government

Jason Crow is moving to Centennial from Aurora, potentially affecting the 2022 election amid redistricting

The Democrat, who is in his second two-year term, still lives in his 6th Congressional District. But Centennial is part of a fast-growing south Denver metro area that some believe could anchor Colorado’s new 8th Congressional District.

Politics and Government

Littwin: For speaking the naked truth about Trump lies, GOP decides Liz Cheney must be punished

The truth is easy to find. Just watch vulnerable Big Liars backpedaling as Colorado’s own Eric Coomer and Dominion Voting Systems fight the Big Lie in the courts.

Opinion Columns

Colorado Democrats in the U.S. House want nearly $200 million for earmarked projects

The three Colorado Republicans in the U.S. House oppose designated projects, leaving Colorado Springs and rural areas of the state out of the spending requests for now

Politics and Government

Littwin: Those who didn’t watch Biden’s go-big-or-go-home speech may have no idea what they missed

It’s hard to fathom that the so-called transitional president, with a bare minimum of congressional support, is going for transformational. What in the name of FDR is going on here?

Opinion Columns

It’s official: Colorado will get an eighth congressional seat in 2022

It could take until around the end of the year for Colorado’s new congressional map to be finalized.

Politics and Government

Colorado got $119 million in early childhood funding from the second federal stimulus bill. Here’s where it’s going.

Overall, state officials estimated that at least 60% percent of the $119 million will go directly to child care providers across the state

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