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Pot stays hidden in the grass in Colorado politics

Pot stays hidden in the grass in Colorado politics

Colorado has seen feisty debates this fall, with candidates in close races for governor, Senate and the U.S. House arguing over abortion rights, energy policy and the death penalty. Just…

Lots of jabs in Colorado Senate debate

Lots of jabs in Colorado Senate debate

Health care and the partial government shutdown underscored the first debate Saturday between U.S. Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and Republican U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, who are deadlocked in a pivotal…

Republicans pump money, resources into Colorado races

Republicans pump money, resources into Colorado races

The Republican National Committee is pouring resources into Colorado, adding more than a dozen staffers as a new Senate candidate and sagging poll numbers for Democrats raise GOP hopes of…

The election that Democrats lost big time a week ago

The election that Democrats lost big time a week ago

Which is the most important result of Tuesday’s election? A. A Republican governor won a landslide election in a blue state. B. A Democrat was elected governor in a purple…

Gun advocates fund recall efforts in Colorado

Gun advocates fund recall efforts in Colorado

In Colorado, where legislators actually had the nerve to take on the pro-gun lobbyists and pass new laws curbing the glut of weapons sales and use of deadly arms in…

Obama hits the road to try and revive stalled gun control effort

Obama hits the road to try and revive stalled gun control effort

In danger of losing congressional momentum, President Barack Obama is drawing attention to Colorado’s newly passed gun control laws as he applies public pressure on Congress to pass similar federal…

Gun nuts threaten boycott of Colorado over new gun control laws. Good. Let them stay home.

Gun nuts threaten boycott of Colorado over new gun control laws. Good. Let them stay home.

The overwhelming gaggle of rabid right-wingers, homophobes, racists, bigots and bitter over-reactionaries who dominate the National Rifle Association and other pro-gun groups are upset with Colorado, a state with the…

New gun control laws pass Colorado Senate

New gun control laws pass Colorado Senate

A gun control package pushed by Colorado Democrats cleared the state Senate on Monday, as sponsors described it as a needed response to Colorado’s blood-soaked history of mass shootings. One…

What do about the increasing gun violence: The debate goes beyond weapons control

What do about the increasing gun violence:  The debate goes beyond weapons control

On the morning of the latest mass shooting, in a place that has become synonymous with tragedy, Tom Mauser’s phone started ringing at 5 a.m. When he turned on the…

GOP-tea party marriage: For better or worse

GOP-tea party marriage: For better or worse

Colorado Republicans are hosting a campaign tea party this fall, for better or worse. Or maybe for better and worse, in a jarring demonstration of the potential and peril generated…