Colorado Articles

Ahead of Debate, Media Itching for Carson-Trump Brawl

3:27 PM, Oct 28, 2015

Boulder, Colo.
If there’s one thing that’s clear ahead of Wednesday night’s Republican primary debate in Colorado, it’s that the media are gunning for a fight between the two leading GOP candidates.

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Libertarians for Bigger Government

Gleanings and observations.
11:36 AM, Aug 03, 2015

Libertarians in Colorado are flying high after their success in getting marijuana legalized in the state. In our little town of Aspen, there are now seven stores in which eager consumers – I perhaps should say addicts because one user recently held up a store, threatening staff with a hammer, because he absolutely positively had to have the $11,000 worth of weed – can satisfy their desire for the stuff. Score one for libertarians.

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Complaint Filed Against Colorado Planned Parenthood for Covering Up Rape

9:20 PM, Jul 29, 2015

Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood recently gained notoriety when the Center for Medical Progress released a video of people at the abortion clinic picking through a dish of aborted baby parts in order to sell them.

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Swing State Polls: Bernie Just As Strong As Hillary

Both Dems losing to Walker, Rubio, and Bush.
7:36 AM, Jul 22, 2015

Democrat Hillary Clinton is trailing some potential Republican opponents in three key swing states, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac, and doing about as well against the GOP as one of her rivals for the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders.

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Biden Poses With Man Wearing Pot T-Shirt: 'I Got High in Colorado'

7:02 AM, Jul 22, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden posed for a picture with a man wearing a marijuana themed t-shirt on a recent visit to Colorado. The t-shirt, from High Times, reportedly says, "I got high in Colorado."

Here's the picture:

The picture was shared on Twitter by BambuCycles:


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Obama’s Jamaican Fantasy

12:46 PM, Apr 11, 2015

President Obama this week told an audience in Jamaica that U.S. efforts against illegal drugs were “counterproductive” because they relied too much on incarceration—particularly for “young people who did not engage in violence.” 

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Yoga Test

You got a license for that?
Mar 16, 2015

According to an article in the New York Times on Monday, March 2, “a debate . . . has roiled Colorado’s growing yoga world.” (And don’t start thinking about what kind of planet the “yoga world” is.) 

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Bloomberg: Pot Legalization 'One of the Stupider Things That’s Happening Across Our Country'

11:00 AM, Feb 08, 2015

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg criticized pot legalization in recent remarks in Aspen. "This is one of the stupider things that’s happening across our country," said Bloomberg.

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Colorado Kicks Off $5.7 Million Campaign to Encourage 'Safe' Pot Use

9:33 AM, Jan 08, 2015

The Colorado Gazette reports this week that “Colorado is taking a novel approach to marijuana education — not telling people to avoid the drug, just to use it safely.”

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El Ganador

Rep. Mike Coffman’s recipe for victory.
Nov 24, 2014

Republican representative Mike Coffman of Colorado was the No. 1 target for defeat by House Democrats in 2014. Making matters worse, he had been gerrymandered out of his solidly Republican district and was opposed by the most impressive candidate Democrats could recruit. His future as a congressman did not look bright. Yet he was reelected.

How did he do it? He learned to speak Spanish.

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The Colorado Comeback

Undoing the Democrats’ blueprint.
Nov 17, 2014

Cory Gardner stunned Coloradans in February by announcing he would give up a safe seat in the House to challenge Democratic senator Mark Udall, a well-liked incumbent with no obvious weaknesses. It was a huge risk, despite a strong Republican tailwind. The energetic young congressman from the eastern plains was effectively betting his political career that he could do something no Coloradan had done since 1978: defeat an incumbent U.S. senator.

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Gardner Wins in Colorado

9:59 PM, Nov 04, 2014

Republican Cory Gardner is projected to beat incumbent Democrat Mark Udall in Colorado's U.S. Senate race.

Gardner is a two-term House member from the state's eastern prairie region, while Udall is a former longtime congressman who won his Senate seat in 2008.

Gardner is the first Republican to win statewide in Colorado since 2002.

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Mark Udall Press Sec Says Cory Gardner is 'Best Senate Candidate in the Country'

3:02 PM, Nov 02, 2014

Colorado Senator Mark Udall's press secretary had unexpectedly complimentary things to say about Udall's Republican challenger, before attempting to backtrack on their praise:

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John Elway Backs Cory Gardner

8:09 AM, Oct 31, 2014

Bad news for Senator Udall.  As reported in The Hill, a big-time, high-profile, hero to Colorado is backing his opponent, Rep. Gardner. It isn’t the money. Another five grand, more or less, won’t swing the election. What is ominous for the Udall operation is the identity of the donor.  

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Udalls in Freefall?

2:13 PM, Oct 27, 2014

Senator Mark Udall has been in the battle for his political life for months, as his Republican challenger Cory Gardner has gained and overtaken the Colorado Democrat in the polls.

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Colorado Senate Race Now Leans Republican

2:31 PM, Oct 22, 2014

A new poll of the U.S. Senate race in Colorado by USA Today and Suffolk University finds Republican Cory Gardner with a seven-point lead over first-term Democratic incumbent Mark Udall. The poll found 46 percent of likely Colorado voters say they prefer Gardner, while 39 percent say they prefer Udall.

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Podcast: The GOP's 'Good News/Bad News' States in 2014

Hosted by Michael Graham.
2:15 PM, Oct 22, 2014

The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with staff writer Michael Warren on the 2014 elections.

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Reporter: Common Core, Good or Bad? Udall: 'Yes'

7:20 AM, Oct 19, 2014

Democrat Mark Udall may be trying to have it both ways on the issue of Common Core standards in education. In an interview with ABC-7 News in Denver, the senator from Colorado was asked a series of questions designed to elicit simple, one-word answers. Reporter Marc Stewart asked this: "Is Common Core good or bad for Colorado students?"

"Yes," replied Udall. Watch the video, from Friday, below:

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Gardner Pulling Away in Colorado?

Udall calls Gardner "Senator."
8:34 AM, Oct 16, 2014

Republican Cory Gardner leads incumbent Democrat Mark Udall in the fourth straight poll of the U.S. Senate race in Colorado. The new Quinnipiac poll of likely Colorado voters finds Gardner ahead of Udall by 6 points, 47 percent to 41 percent, while 8 percent support an independent candidate. With that independent discounted and in a head-to-head match-up, Gardner leads 49 percent to 44 percent.

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Podcast: It's the Candidates, Stupid

Hosted by Michael Graham.
2:25 PM, Oct 15, 2014

The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with staff writer Michael Warren on the competitive purple state senate races in Iowa and Colorado, and the competitive races in traditionally red states like Georgia and North Carolina.

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CO Poll: Gardner Leads Udall By 4

9:54 AM, Oct 15, 2014

A new poll of the Colorado Senate race from CNN has Republican challenger Cory Gardner leading sitting Democrat Mark Udall by 4 points. Gardner is earning 50 percent support from Colorado likely voters, his highest rating yet, with Udall earning 46 percent support.

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Polls: Gardner Leads, Tillis Tied, Brown Within 2

2:29 PM, Oct 13, 2014

A new set of polls from High Point University and SurveyUSA have good news Republican candidates for Senate in Colorado, North Carolina, and New Hampshire. The polls of likely voters in all three swing states found Republicans in good positions against incumbent Democrats with just weeks to go before the election.

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Does Eric Holder’s Successor Face a Momentum Shift on Dope?

A key polling result may trip the legal marijuana breakout.
3:45 PM, Oct 01, 2014

A poll reported in the Washington Post on September 23 offers positive news for those troubled by the movement to legalize marijuana. It also does not augur well for those pushing more states to follow Colorado and Washington, where legalization is already underway.

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Gardner Hits Udall On Obamacare

2:01 PM, Aug 11, 2014

Republican Senate candidate Cory Gardner is going after Democratic senator Mark Udall for voting for Obamacare in a new TV ad. The 30-second spot shows the GOP congressman holding up a cancellation letter he received from his health insurance provider. 

"When Mark Udall voted for Obamacare, he promised us if we liked our health care plan, we could keep it. Well, you know how that worked out," Gardner says in the ad. "I got a letter saying that my family's plan was canceled. 335,000 Coloradans had their plans canceled, too."

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For GOP, a Good Crop of Senate Candidates

11:00 PM, Jul 23, 2014

Republicans have distinct advantages in Senate races this year, including President Obama’s low job ratings, the number of vulnerable Democrats, and an unhappy national mood. But there’s another advantage: the generally high quality of their candidates. This wasn’t the case in 2010 and 2012, when Republicans blew chances to capture the Senate.

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Obama Offered Drugs in Denver

'Do you want to hit this?'
5:15 AM, Jul 09, 2014

President Obama was asked whether he wanted to smoke marijuana by a fellow patron of a Denver bar last night. The offer came from Instagram user manton89, who posted video of the ask on his Instagram account. "Asked him if he wanted a hit of pot...he laughed!" writes manton89 .

Watch here:

A voice can be heard asking President Obama, as he glad hands his way through the establishment: "Do you want to hit this?"

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Colorado's $179 Million Obamacare Website: 'Clunky, Counterintuitive, and Confusing'

Even the sign in button is broken.
6:01 AM, Jul 03, 2014

Colorado's 9News reviews its state's Obamacare exchange and finds that it's "clunky, counterintuitive, and confusing." The site was built with a $179 million grant from the federal government, but even the sign in button doesn't work. 

Watch here:

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CO Senate Poll: Udall, Gardner in Virtual Tie

2:01 PM, Jun 30, 2014

A new poll finds Colorado Republican Cory Gardner neck and neck with the Democratic senator Mark Udall in what's become one of the hottest Senate races of the midterm elections. Rasmussen Reports finds Udall with 43 percent support and Gardner, a two-term congressman, with 42 percent support, a virtual tie between the candidates.

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University Pulls Out of 'White Privilege Conference'

2:18 PM, Jun 19, 2014

The University of Colorado’s Colorado Springs campus has decided it won’t be involved in the White Privilege Conference anymore. Since 2007 the campus’s Matrix Center for Social Equity and Inclusion, directed by UCCS sociology professor Abby Ferber, had lent the controversial conference some academic sheen, including the fact that UCCS students could get academic credits for attending the conference as part of a UCCS course. Although the annual conference is headed by its 1999 founder, Eddie Moore Jr., diversity counselor at the Brooklyn Friends School, the Matrix Center had been its official home and Ferber one of its key organizers.

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Udall Ad: Gardner Wants to Ban Birth Control

Not exactly.
7:01 AM, Jun 18, 2014

Democratic senator Mark Udall of Colorado appears in a new TV ad targeting Republican congressman Cory Gardner for his opponent's "beyond troubling" record on birth control and abortion. "Because this really matters, it's important you hear this directly from me," says the Colorado Democrat at the beginning of the 30-second spot. "My opponent, Congressman Gardner, led a crusade that would make birth control illegal, sponsored a bill to make abortion a felony, even in cases of rape and incest."

The ad features images of women and a young girl. Watch it below:

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