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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 …
(Do tell – Promoted by Colorado Pols)
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 …
9NEWS’ Kyle Clark reported last night on the decision by Sen. Brittany Pettersen of Lakewood to give up on trying to pass legislation this year to authorize a pilot safe injection site for people struggling with opioid addiction, which would have been established at the location of an existing needle exchange program in downtown Denver.
As we’ll explain, those details are important:
Democrats in the Colorado Legislature will not attempt to pass a bill this session that would allow Denver to open America’s first supervised drug injection site.
Democratic Senator Brittany Pettersen of Lakewood said Republican opponents have seized …
Colorado politicos are still buzzing about a two-part story from the Colorado Springs Gazette in which Republicans openly questioned the 2018 soft money operations intended to support GOP candidates for State Representative. Reporter Marianne Goodland outlined the complaints about political spending overseen by House Minority Leader Pat Neville and his brother, Joe Neville (click for PART 1 and PART 2), including a curious case of hundreds of thousands of dollars that nobody bothered to spend prior to Election Day.
“Spend it to the end”: It’s an expression that floats around soft money groups. What it means is …
“Your best teacher is your last mistake.”
(Not a great plan — promoted by Colorado Pols)
Senator Cory Gardner (R-Yuma) has one dim path to retaining his seat in next year’s election: Hope like heck that President Trump becomes popular in Colorado.
Oh, there’s another way too: if Trump isn’t on the 2020 ballot, but let’s just call that impossible.
But who would deny that there’s a chance, even if it’s minuscule, that Trump’s fortunes could start to rise? It could happen.
And Gardner knows it.
That’s why he was on KNUS radio last week saying:
Gardner: “We’ve got to …
New polling data shows that Americans are not buying what President Trump is selling when it comes to his emergency declaration for funding a big ‘ol wall at the U.S.-Mexico border:
More than 6-in-10 Americans disapprove of President Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency so he can build barriers along the U.S border with Mexico, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds.
Nearly 6-in-10 also don’t believe there is an emergency at the southern border and that the …
We noted last week that Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Yuma) told at least one interviewer that he had personally talked to President Trump about the latter’s plan for an emergency declaration for border wall funding. Here is that exchange between Gardner and Ryan Warner of Colorado Public Radio:
WARNER: So how do you get the message to him perhaps that you don’t want him to declare a national emergency, as has been hinted, or raid other funds for this?
GARDNER: Well, it’s pretty simple. I can tell him that in person, that I think Congress needs to do …
“Conflict grows out of ignorance and suspicion.”
–Gordon B. Hinckley
(Promoted by Colorado Pols)
To get a sense of just how deep the partisan divide goes in Colorado, take a look at Ken Buck, who’s running in an obscure election to lead the Colorado Republican Party.
Buck is already known nationally as a leader of the U.S. House Freedom Caucus, a group of the most conservative Congresspeople, unafraid to drive fellow conservatives nuts with their ideological stands on immigration, healthcare, guns, and more.
In recent days, Buck is speaking up here in Colorado, apparently hoping Republican voters are listening.
Buck is adamantly opposing legislation that would require criminal background checks …
More or less the whole day Friday in the Colorado House of Representatives was wasted on a marathon and factually-challenged debate over House Bill 19-1032, legislation to requiring that if sex ed courses in Colorado are taught, which is not mandatory, that they provide medically accurate and nondiscriminatory information.
As we saw previously in debate over this bill in the House Health and Insurance Committee, there was very little connection between the reality of what this legislation would do and the views of its opponents–who turned public testimony on the bill into a lurid freakshow of …
“The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance–it is the illusion of knowledge.”
SATURDAY UPDATE: Mid-waffle update–KRDO 13 reports:
“I think the President is right to pursue additional border security dollars,” Gardner says, [Pols emphasis] “I think Congress ought to do their job and make this border security a reality.”
The declaration receiving a lot of criticism from Democrats and Republicans, including questions about its legality. The Republican Senator saying that before things move forward on the proposed wall, he wants to find out himself.”That’s what i’m looking at before anything further is just understanding the law, understanding the legal ramifications.”
He’ll be home in time for supper, folks.
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