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Decision to move U.S. Space Command out of Colorado to Alabama was “reasonable,” Defense report says

Air Force officials were reasonable and followed the law when choosing Huntsville, Alabama, as the permanent site of the U.S. Space Command Headquarters, the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General wrote in a recent report, despite claims from Colorado lawmakers that the process was politically influenced and lacked transparency. Authorities developed “relevant and objective […]

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Zornio: If Republican leaders won’t change course after Trump, Republican voters will have to

Last month, former state Rep. Cole Wist announced he was leaving the Republican Party. “It’s been 1 year since Jan. 6, 2021,” he said in a tweet. “All downhill from there. Election lies, vaccine misinformation, making it harder to vote, excusing Jan. 6 thuggery, conspiracy theories galore. I tried. I encouraged reason. I urged a […]

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Littwin: It seems Doug Lamborn is always fighting off primary challengers. This time, the fight could be real.

The highlight of the troubling ethics report on Rep. Doug Lamborn’s family business — which, not coincidentally, seems to the same as his official, taxpayer-funded job as a U.S. congressman — has to be this quote credited to Lamborn’s wife, Jeanie: “If mama ain’t happy, nobody’s happy.” Well, here’s a guess. Mama — who plays […]

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Ethics investigators find “substantial reason” to believe Congressman Doug Lamborn misused official resources

Congressional ethics investigators said Monday that they found evidence that gives them “substantial reason” to believe U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn misused official resources and solicited or accepted improper gifts from his subordinates.  Aides to the Colorado Springs Republican told nonpartisan investigators from the Office of Congressional Ethics that they were frequently asked to run errands […]

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What we can learn from the 10,000 tweets sent by Colorado’s congressional delegation in 2021

Colorado’s congressional delegation took to Twitter in 2021 to extol their policies, raise money and take jabs at their enemies, not necessarily in that order.  The state’s seven U.S. House members and two U.S. Senators tweeted 10,052 times in 2021 from both personal and congressional accounts. The Colorado Sun analyzed those tweets to identify a […]

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We analyzed dozens of Colorado congressional floor speeches to see who had the most — and least — to say in 2021

Colorado’s elected leaders faced a year of tumult at the U.S. Capitol – though some had more to say about it than others on the House or Senate floor.  From the Jan. 6 insurrection and the vote to impeach a former president, to debates over coronavirus measures and other hot-button topics, some congressional delegates made […]