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Opinion: Colorado’s Ken Salazar is steering Mexico toward better relations with the U.S.

Congratulations to President Joe Biden for persuading Mexico’s President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to meet with him in Washington on July 12 to discuss key Mexico-U.S. issues, especially those pertaining to the border. I believe, however, that much of the credit should go to the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, who has done something […]

Posted inElection 2020, Politics and Government

Hickenlooper and Bennet seem like twins, but they are expected to go different directions in Washington

In the U.S. Senate, Colorado is now represented by two politicians whose biographies are so similar they look identical at first glance. U.S. Sen.-elect John Hickenlooper and Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet both graduated from Wesleyan University, a small liberal arts school in Connecticut. Both are East Coast transplants who made millions in business in Colorado […]

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John Hickenlooper easily defeats Cory Gardner in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race

Updated 10:15 p.m. Nov. 3, 2020 Riding a wave of opposition to President Donald Trump, former Gov. John Hickenlooper defeated Republican incumbent Cory Gardner in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race. The Democratic victory Tuesday put the party in position to take control of the U.S. Senate, but the balance of power still hinges on races in […]

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Opinion: Stop digging a hole for first responders, schools and small businesses. Vote “yes” on Amendment B

The Gallagher Amendment is a 40-year-old formula that has no business in the constitution.  We are proud to stand with the state’s small business leaders, who say Gallagher poses an enormous threat to Colorado’s small businesses in this post-COVID world. We are proud to stand with firefighters, teachers, law enforcement and rural hospitals, who all […]

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Joe Biden’s “inexplicable” no-show strategy makes him an outlier in Colorado’s presidential primary

Eager to score delegates and woo battleground voters, all of the Democratic presidential candidates are hosting rallies in Colorado ahead of Super Tuesday. Except one. Joe Biden, the former vice president, is the only top contender not to hold a public event in Colorado ahead of the state’s presidential primary. He visited Denver for the […]

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Opinion: Super fires across the West have many causes, but one gets little attention

The western wildfires the past two years have been horrible and tragic. Last year in southern Colorado we experienced our third-largest fire ever with the Spring Fire in Costilla and Huerfano counties, destroying 150 homes and buildings and burning over 100,000 acres of forest. Meanwhile, this year in California, thousands of people have been displaced […]

Posted inPolitics and Government

Who Colorado donors support the most in the 2020 presidential race

There’s at least one category where John Hickenlooper leads the vast Democratic field of presidential contenders. That’s in campaign cash from Coloradans. The former Colorado governor raised $1.5 million from fellow Centennial State residents, topping even President Donald Trump, who raised $1.1 million in the state between January 2017 and June 30. In all, about […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News, Politics and Government

Democrat attorneys general are among Trump’s largest roadblocks. Where does Colorado’s Phil Weiser fit in?

Minutes after a ceremony swearing him into office in January, Attorney General Phil Weiser was swarmed in the Colorado Supreme Court chambers by a group of reporters who wanted to know what would be his first actions as the state’s chief law enforcement officer. He rattled off a list of lawsuits he was planning to […]

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Get to know Phil Weiser, the Democratic candidate for Colorado attorney general

Democrat Phil Weiser won a hard-fought primary against state Rep. Joe Salazar to secure his party’s nomination for Colorado attorney general, spending roughly $1 million to secure the chance to be on the Nov. 6 ballot. The former University of Colorado Law School dean and first-time candidate is now fending off attacks from his Republican […]