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Despite anti-immigrant rhetoric, Latino GOP voters have held steady under Trump

By Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press LITTLETON — Pedro Gonzalez has faith in Donald Trump and his party. The 55-year-old Colombian immigrant is a pastor at an evangelical church in suburban Denver. Initially repelled by Trump in 2016, he’s been heartened by the president’s steps to protect religious groups and appoint judges who oppose abortion rights. […]

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Colorado-based Santa tracker will still run despite government shutdown; Rocky Mountain National Park impacted

By Dan Elliot, The Associated Press The government may be partially shut down, but that won’t stop hundreds of volunteers dressed in Christmas hats and military uniforms Monday from taking calls from children around the world who want to know when Santa will be coming. The military says the NORAD Tracks Santa won’t be affected by […]

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Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, one of the state’s top Republicans, on what’s ahead for the GOP, his city and his future

When John Suthers termed out of statewide office in 2015, after one of the longest runs as Colorado attorney general in state history, the powerful Republican did not slide into retirement. Within six months, he was elected mayor of the second-largest city in the state and quietly began working to jumpstart Colorado Springs’ listless recovery […]

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Michael Bennet: Congress needs bipartisan strategy as Trump doubles down against climate science

Since 1901, Western Colorado has experienced some of the greatest temperature increases in America. By the end of the century, average temperatures across our state could increase another 8 degrees Fahrenheit, with catastrophic effects for our communities, health and economy. These are not warnings of a political fringe. They are the findings of the National […]

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Nicolais: Why Justice Roberts responded to President Trump

While Democrats count down the days until they officially take control of the U.S. House of Representatives more eagerly than children awaiting Christmas, President Trump turned his 280-character attention toward the third branch of government. The aftermath underscores what a woefully vulnerable and discordant position the judiciary finds itself in, compared with its sister branches. […]

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Democrats in the mix for a 2020 presidential run — Michael Bennet among them — are already eyeing Iowa staff

By Thomas Beaumont,  The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa — Andrew Turner was driving Iowa’s Democratic candidate for state auditor back to Des Moines last month when a potential presidential contender called to make an introduction. It was one of many such overtures the 23-year-old has fielded. “I’m hearing from them,” said Turner, who managed […]

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How a movie about Gary Hart will make you rethink modern politics (and the media)

Thirty-one years ago, Colorado’s Gary Hart launched his presidential campaign at Red Rocks. It ended about three weeks later in scandal. Best remembered for the punchline of a boat named “Monkey Business,” Hart’s 1988 presidential bid gets a new look in the movie, “The Front Runner,” that opens Friday in Denver. The film recounts the […]

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Three graphics that explain the 2018 election and Colorado’s political future

The historic Democratic wins in the 2018 election are no fluke — but rather a sign of Colorado’s political future. A new analysis by The Colorado Sun found that all but one of the state’s seven congressional districts is shifting to favor Democrats, including once rock-solid Republican turf. And a handful of one-time swing counties […]