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(Drain the swamp, comrade! – Promoted by Colorado Pols)
The last time U.S. Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) compared the Russia investigation with the conspiracy around Obama’s birth certificate, Buck left open the possibility that evidence of Trump colluding with Russia may still emerge.
Buck stated in May that he hoped Trump would be cleared, adding: “I also think that politically, people are going to be raising this issue just like people raised the birth certificate or other issues on President Obama that I didn’t think were credible but that some people did. And they kept gnawing at it.”
Flamboyant DaVita Inc. CEO Kent Thiry announced on Monday that he would not join Colorado’s crowded race for governor — ending months of speculation about his political ambitions.
Instead, Thiry said in a statement that he would focus on other pursuits, such as supporting “centrist candidates” and “common sense causes” in next year’s election, though he did not elaborate on whom or what. [Pols emphasis]
Thiry may have decided not to make a run at statewide office in 2018, but …
With yet another vote in the U.S. Senate on repealing the Affordable Care Act set for tomorrow, here’s what Colorado’s U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner had to say about the state of play at this weekend’s Western Conservative Summit via the Denver Post’s Brian Eason:
Over the shouts of protesters who sought to disrupt his speech, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner on Friday told a conservative gathering that he would “address the issue of health care” in the coming week, doubling down on Republican promises to repeal Obamacare, even as the effort’s success is increasingly in doubt… [Pols emphasis]
In his …
ThinkProgress reporting, Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold demands satisfaction from Republican Senators who are refusing to repeal the Affordable Care Act–old school style:
Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) is livid at the inability of the Senate to repeal Obamacare, and he knows exactly who to blame: the Republican women of the Senate.
During a radio interview on a Corpus Christi station last Friday, Farenthold said he finds it “absolutely repugnant” that “the Senate does not have the courage to do some of the things that every Republican in the Senate promised to do.”
Farenthold singled out female senators for opposing the …
The weekend’s main political event in Denver after a big week for local Republicans was the Western Conservative Summit, which played host to a large number of conservative politicos, interest groups, and individual activists–and featured a memorable disruption of Sen. Cory Gardner’s speech by disability-rights activists.
But what people are talking about most today is a video shot for Jeff Hunt of the WCS’ sponsoring organization Colorado Christian University, featuring a bevy of Colorado elected officials and Hunt dancing to the tune of Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling”–as featured (without a shred of irony) in the hit Dreamworks …
“We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds.”
–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Denver7’s Oscar Contreras reporting from the Western Conservative Summit in Denver this weekend, where disability-rights activists from the group ADAPT continued their highly visible bedevilment of Sen. Cory Gardner over the GOP’s continuing attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act:
At least two people were escorted out Friday evening as Sen. Cory Gardner gave a speech to a packed house of high-profile Republicans on the first day of the Western Conservative Summit in downtown Denver.
The removal of the protesters happened roughly 20 minutes after Gardner took the stage at the Colorado Convention Center.
“No cuts to …
“The oblique paradox of propaganda is that the lie in the throat becomes, by repetition, the truth in the heart.”
There’s a new Sheriff in town in the White House communications office. If you thought recently-departed spokesperson Sean Spicer was full of crap…wait until you get a load of the new guy, Anthony Scaramucci.
Today the White House held its first on-camera press briefing in weeks to introduce Scaramucci, and — hoo-boy — “the Mooch” is something else. From the Washington Post:
President Trump’s decision to bring Anthony Scaramucci into a top White House role represents a remarkable political ascension for the investment veteran, who had bounced around several Republican campaigns before striking gold as a full-throated Trump supporter.
Scaramucci, known as “the Mooch,” …
An issue that crops up frequently in political races concerns the use of a candidate’s image in military uniform in materials promoting their election–along with information about their service record, rank held, etc. Department of Defense regulations are quite specific about regulating this, obliging candidates for office to clearly state that the use of such images and information does not imply an endorsement by the DoD:
Any such military information must be accompanied by a prominent and clearly displayed disclaimer that neither the military information nor photographs imply endorsement by the Department of Defense or their particular Military …
(Promoted by Colorado Pols)
The incident touched off months of turmoil in Twin Falls after the story was spun into a fake news account that exaggerated or flat-out falsified many of the details, including that a knife was present, the attack was perpetrated by a …
UPDATE: In a separate story in the Denver Post, John Ingold reports that any Senate decision to repeal Obamacare without a replacement plan would virtually destroy the healthcare market in Colorado:
The repeal, as proposed in the Senate, would end in 2020 the tax credits that help many people in the individual market pay for their premiums. Also that year, it would end the extra subsidies that help low-income people pay for deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs.
But insurers, knowing that major changes are coming to the individual market, could begin pulling back this year — or asking to charge even …
CNN reporting, the long death watch for White House press secretary Sean Spicer is finally over:
White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned Friday morning, according to three White House officials.
Spicer’s resignation came after New York financier and former Trump campaign fundraiser Anthony Scaramucci accepted the position as White House communications director.
Apparently Spicer wasn’t a fan of hiring Anthony Scaramucci, told Trump so, and resigned. But after half a year as the butt …
“When someone asks, ‘Does success make you into a monster?’ I always say, ‘No, it enables you to be a monster.'”