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Colorado Republicans hoping to unseat Michael Bennet in 2022 are relying on “dumpster fire” ballot-access process

Colorado Republicans’ path to unseating Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet could hinge on a slate of six upstart GOP candidates whose decision to try to use the unpredictable caucus and assembly process to get on the ballot is heaping volatility onto a race with national consequences. Because the candidates all lack name recognition, even within […]

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WATCH: John Hickenlooper discusses his first year in the U.S. Senate and what comes next

U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper joins The Colorado Sun on Monday night to discuss his first year in the U.S. Senate and what comes next. The Colorado Democrat was elected to Congress in 2020 after serving two terms as Colorado’s governor. Before serving as governor, Hickenlooper served as Denver’s mayor. The event is moderated by Colorado […]

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Littwin: Remember when Reagan and Trump made their affirmative action picks for the Supreme Court?

Let’s stipulate here, as lawyers like to say, that Joe Biden’s decision to choose a Black woman as his Supreme Court nominee is, in fact, affirmative action. But only if we agree first to understand the term to mean that we must act affirmatively to end discrimination. And that presidents have been doing this for […]

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Nicolais: Stephen Breyer gets caught by the politics of Supreme Court appointments

After decades denying politics play a role on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Stephen Breyer’s final act is purely partisan. Haunted by the ghost of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Breyer timed his retirement to provide Democratic President Joe Biden the opportunity to nominate his successor. Supreme Court nominations have regularly been surrounded by political enmity. […]

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Littwin: It was late coming, but Biden finally said what had to be said of Trump and his enablers

Among those still in the if-everyone-would-only-ignore-Trump-he’d-simply-go-away camp, Joe Biden finally realized that the concept wasn’t working. Not only was it not working, it was a disaster. And not only has it been a disaster, there’s no easy way to fix it.  Some are saying Biden gave the best speech of his presidency Thursday on the […]

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Michael Bennet: Reform the filibuster to revive the Senate and democracy

Confined to bed and forced to watch television coverage of the Senate for a week, an American citizen wouldn’t see anything resembling the old School House Rock cartoon about “How a Bill Becomes a Law.” Committees don’t draft careful legislation after weeks of deliberation. Senators don’t debate the pros and cons of that legislation on […]

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Silverman: End the filibuster on voting-rights legislation to stop election-rigging schemes

A recent Lincoln Project podcast was compelling. Beto O’Rourke defended Texas House Democrats’ desperate exodus from Texas to avoid enactment of legislation built on Trump’s Big Lie.  Voting rights are civil rights. Beto announced a march from Georgetown to Austin, which would culminate Saturday morning with a rally at the Texas Capitol. “It is going […]

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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.

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet said Monday that he’s confident the one-year expansion of the federal Child Tax Credit will be made permanent. But the Colorado Democrat conceded that he’s not sure when that will happen.  “The question is going to be how long will that take and how much fighting will there be,” he said […]