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Author : John Tomasic

Lefty group lampoons Gardner as tea partier turned ‘creature of washington’

"This boat is a 28-footer," said Runyon-Harms. "The one Cory was sailing around on in Florida was a 40-footer."...

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April 21, 2014 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Bills passing fast; guvs drop by to honor ‘Johnny Van’

There were fistfights on the floor. One lawmaker brought a gun. Another crawled into the gallery so he wouldn't lose control of his bill… There was none of that when Johnny Van took over." ...

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April 21, 2014 Just In, Politics, The Beats

At 87, and not the work of a firing squad

Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday at 87. Cancer....

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April 18, 2014 Reporter's Notebook, The Blogs

Tenth Circuit judges have what they need in gay-marriage cases

The U.S. appeals court here weighing two path-breaking cases in which Utah and Oklahoma same-sex marriage bans have been struck down was all business Thursday in court....

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April 17, 2014 Civil Rights, LGBTQ, Politics, The Beats

Gay marriage: Round Two at the Tenth Circuit in Denver

The U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the second of two gay marriage cases Thursday afternoon, wrapping up the arguments phase in what is the first round of federal cases testing the constitutionality of state gay-marriage bans. ...

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April 17, 2014 Dig In, LGBTQ, Politics, The Beats

Gardner fact check: He and Udall voted for same Medicare ‘cuts’

The congressman repeated a line that has become a staple of Republican stump speeches around the country, but he went beyond stretching the truth and twisted it into an ironic tangle....

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April 17, 2014 Dig In, Politics, The Beats

Ethics commission rules for Hickenlooper against Gessler

The embattled commission opened itself up to more abuse when it ruled to dismiss a complaint against Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper and then declined to revisit a decision it handed down last year against Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler....

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April 15, 2014 Politics, The Beats

Gay marriage in Denver: What happened, what’s happening this month at the U.S. Tenth Circuit

  DENVER– A panel of three judges at the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals here last week grilled lawyers presenting arguments in a Utah […]...

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April 14, 2014 Civil Rights, Dig In, LGBTQ, Politics, The Beats

Gay marriage comes to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

A key chapter in the story of gay marriage in the United States opens today in Denver, where the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in the pathbreaking Utah case that in December struck down...

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April 10, 2014 Civil Rights, Dig In, LGBTQ, Politics, The Beats

Partisan split on gender pay equity sure to be election issue in Colorado

  DENVER – There has been a lot of discussion today — online and offline, on Capitol Hill and under the gold dome in Denver — […]...

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April 8, 2014 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Beats

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Hick leads; Udall, Gardner tied. Haven’t we heard this all before?

The latest Colorado polls are out (more to come Thursday), and they look a lot like the last round of polls: John Hickenlooper has opened […]

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Happy Earth Day
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"The Heart of the Issue," by Abe Heymann. Burned into NYT photo with magnifying glass reflecting ...
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Derek Kitchen and Moudi Sbeity, plaintiffs in a pathbreaking gay marriage case before the Tenth ...
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