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Author : John Tomasic

Obama order could draw up to 90,000 Colorado residents out of the shadows

In an address to the nation Thursday evening, President Obama confirmed that he would take executive action to push stalled immigration reform policy forward. He […]...

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November 20, 2014 Uncategorized

Rep. Lamborn surveys constituents on coming Obama immigration action

Congressman Doug Lamborn represents Colorado’s deep-red 5th district centered around Colorado Springs. He is Colorado’s member of what conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer once derided as […]...

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November 20, 2014 Just In

Obama previews immigration-reform announcement

President Obama will announce on Thursday that he will take executive action to advance long-stalled reforms of the nation’s immigration policy, mainly by lifting the […]...

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November 19, 2014 Just In

Koch-backed groups move fast post-election to head off wind-power tax credit

Conservative groups funded by the oil billionaire Koch brothers dumped millions of dollars this year into electing Republicans to Congress, and now they are looking to take advantage of coming Republican control on Capitol Hill. ...

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November 10, 2014 Environment/Energy, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

‘Last time I saw Lamborn at a Town Hall was in 2010!’

  On Election Night, Christy LeLait, executive director of Peak Dems, groaned at the thought of being represented in Congress for two more years by […]...

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November 6, 2014 Just In

Neck and neck

Analysts see the governor's race as a good measure by which to judge which party will control the state legislature. For now, the race remains very close. ...

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November 4, 2014 Election 2014: Featured, Just In

Computer glitches and alleged Gessler grandstanding

The glitchiness of Colorado's vote-tracking system spurred 2nd District Congressman Jared Polis, a Democrat from Boulder, to call outgoing Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler to task....

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November 4, 2014 Just In

Udall doing really old-school stumping to turn out votes

  Via Washington Post reporter Katie Zezima, who has apparently chased the campaign to Fort Collins this morning. It’s one stop on a three-college-campus tour […]...

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November 4, 2014 Just In

Wiretap: One-party rule in the two Americas

As we head into Tuesday's election, there are 36 states -- 23 of them Republican -- with one party in control of the legislature and the governor's office....

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October 31, 2014 The Mix

Wiretap: In Ottawa, a good guy with a gun

The sergeant-at-arms of the Canadian Parliament's name is Kevin Vickers. He is 58 years old, and here's how the lethal madness at the Canadian capitol ended yesterday. ...

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October 23, 2014 The Mix

EVENTS

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Honoring a whistleblower

Please join us Thursday, December 11, for the presentation of The Colorado Independent’s first annual whistleblower award.

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TWITTER

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Global warming takes bite out of Colorado ski season

Normally temperatures at resort elevations this time of year drop into the teens and 20s every night. This season, only a few light frosts have tinged the valleys, leaving the slopes bare and dry.

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THE BLOGS

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Film critic Robert Denerstein: A theory of everything and a couple comfortable with complexity

The mysteries of marriage, as even the dimmest of us must know, remain resistant to scientific analysis.

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