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We’ve been keeping track in this space of Sen. Cory Gardner’s (R-Yuma) slow waffle on supporting President Trump’s “emergency declaration” so that he can hijack other funds to build his great big wall. Last week, literally hours before Trump declared his great big emergency, Gardner told Colorado Public Radio’s Ryan Warner that he opposed the idea of an emergency declaration:
GARDNER: …I don’t think he should do anything without Congress’ approval. It’s important for Congress to have the appropriate oversight…
WARNER: So how do you get the message to [President Trump] perhaps that you don’t want …
Snow is coming to the Front Range later today. It’s time to “Get More Smarter.” If you think we missed something important, please include the link in the comments below (here’s a good example). If you are more of a visual learner, check out The Get More Smarter Show.
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► House Democrats will vote on Tuesday on a measure rejecting President Trump’s “emergency declaration” for big ‘ol wall building money. From …
CBS4 reports on the story of one Denver woman for whom 2017’s so-called “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” had a rude surprise in wait — a YUGE tax bill instead of the refund she expected:
Isadora Bielsky typically gets a tax refund, but not this year. In fact, she is one of thousands of Americans who got a big surprise when filing taxes.
“I plugged it all in and at first I thought oh my goodness we’re getting $8,000 back and then I realized it was the wrong color; so, I went back in and checked everything and I …
In another edition of a long-running series we like to call, “At Least They’re Not Your Legislator,” we take you to (of course) Florida. It seems that the Mayor of Port Richey is not only a quack doctor, but a quack doctor with an itchy trigger finger.
From ABC Action News in Tampa Bay:
Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad is charged with attempted murder after shooting at a Pasco County SWAT team Thursday morning.
“I used to be up in the DC area. They had Marion Barry up there. This is Port Richey’s version. An individual that you …
“Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
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One of Colorado’s top Republicans is crediting conservative radio station KNUS for being instrumental in stopping a program aimed at saving the lives of drug addicts.
But another conservative host at a competing radio station is calling out Colorado Republicans for “basically” lying in an effort to “turn people against” safe injection sites, where addicts can use street-purchased drugs under the supervision of medical personnel.
“I saw an email that was going around from the Republican Party in the state of Colorado…that was exceptionally misleading in the data that they used to try to turn people …
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Colorado Mesa University is hosting climate change denier Steve Goreham this evening, for a speech titled “Energy, Climate Change & Public Policy.”Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese promotes tonight’s speech at CMU by climate change denier Steve Goreham
Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese promoted the event on her Facebook page.
Pugliese has publicly rejected global warming, saying, “It is not a proven scientific theory. There is not evidence to support it.” Pugliese did not return a call requesting comment.
Goreham is …
In today’s Denver Post political newsletter “The Spot,” reporter Nic Garcia resurrects a topic that was a brief flashpoint last summer: The demise of Club 20 as a statewide political power. Garcia takes a tone that is oddly deferential to Club 20 and glosses over the reality that the organization made itself irrelevant with a rightward partisan lurch over the last decade:
It has been 205 days since then-Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis declined to debate his Republican opponent, Walker Stapleton, in front a crowd of Western Slope movers and shakers.
While Polis’ apparent snub of Club 20 meant little …
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KDVR FOX 31’s Joe St. George reports:, Colorado’s so-far friendly presidential rivalry is headed east this weekend:
[Gov. John] Hickenlooper is scheduled to visit Sioux City, Carroll and Ames in Iowa beginning on Saturday, February 22.
However, now it is clear he may not be the only Coloradoan thinking about a run for President.
Sen. Michael Bennet is heading to Iowa this weekend for multiple stops.
Bennet will begin his tour in Dubuque and will add house parties and visits to farms to his agenda beginning on Thursday, February 21. Bennet will …
No additional commentary needed for this social media smackdown:
— Colorado Sec. of State (@COSecofState) February 21, 2019
What she said, trolls. Let’s have some decorum up in here.
“Telling the truth to people who misunderstand you is generally promoting a falsehood, isn’t it?”
There’s a lot to unpack about special counsel Robert Mueller’s apparently soon-to-be-final report into potential collusion between President Trump’s campaign and/or obstruction of justice, so let’s jump right in, shall we?
Attorney General Bill Barr is preparing to announce as early as next week the completion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, with plans for Barr to submit to Congress soon after a summary of Mueller’s confidential report, according to people familiar with the plans.
The preparations are the clearest indication yet that Mueller is nearly done with his almost two-year investigation.
The precise timing …
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Former State Sen. Tim Neville (R-Littleton) blames his loss in November’s election, in part, on “some of the worst execution” he’s seen by fellow Republicans who ran separate campaigns in support of Neville.
Emphasizing that he did the “things a candidate can do,” Neville told KNUS Saturday that outside groups launched ineffective advertising and messaging campaigns, including lousy mailers.
“It was extremely frustrating as a candidate to watch these …
Politico reports and if you’re paying attention to the 2020 Democratic presidential race you’d better take note:
Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign is off to an impressive start: The Vermont senator crushed other Democratic candidates in his first day of online fundraising, and boasted social media stats that easily outstripped his competition, too.
The Vermont senator brought in more than $5.9 million from more than 220,000 donors in the 24 hours since he announced his presidential …