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Politics:

Pulse of religion still beats in conservative politics

  “AM I the only guy who’s ending sentences with ‘amen’ this weekend?” Ralph Reed, conservative political operative and born-again Christian, asked during his speech […]...

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July 24, 2014 In-Depth, Politics

Littwin: Ted Cruz’s humanitarian crisis

  TED Cruz nearly had me. I went to see the Texas senator at the Western Conservative Summit because I have a soft spot for […]...

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July 22, 2014 Immigration, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats

Desperate fight to save the republic comes to the Western Conservative Summit

An hour after she gave a speech calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama, Sarah Palin was only halfway across the lobby of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Downtown Denver, mobbed by many of the more than 3,000 attendees...

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July 21, 2014 In-Depth, Politics

Littwin: The Great Colorado Fracking Wars

  AS we head into the next stage of the Great Colorado Fracking Wars, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: Jared Polis has backed himself […]...

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July 18, 2014 Environment/Energy, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics

Recall-prone El Paso County fails in effort to oust embattled sheriff

There was a flash and a bang and then… that was it. Embattled El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa narrowly dodged a recall effort that […]...

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July 15, 2014 In-Depth, Just In, Politics

Wiretap: Political divisions, millennial confusion

  Barack Obama’s second-terms problems don’t look much different from George W. Bush’s problems and Bill Clinton’s problems. The question these days for a president […]...

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July 15, 2014 Just In, Politics, The Beats

Wiretap: It’s not just another crisis

  It’s not a border crisis. It’s not an immigration crisis. It’s not a crisis caused by the Dreamers’ debate. It’s not a crisis that […]...

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July 11, 2014 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Wiretap: Perry shows up for Obama, border talk

  President Obama left the Denver fundraiser, where Mark Udall was a no-show, for Dallas, where the real action was. Conservatives wanted Obama to go […]...

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July 10, 2014 Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats

President Obama talks middle class economics, partisanship in Denver

President Barack Obama gave a speech on middle class economics today from a shady grove in Denver’s Cheesman Park. The event, limited to roughly 100 invited members of the public, comes at the end of Obama’s whirlwind tour of Colorado’s...

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July 9, 2014 Just In, Politics

Gardner’s awkward scheduling priorities

During the floods and the government shutdown he was hobnobbing with Karl Rove and his money men. During the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe it was lobbyists for British Petroleum. ...

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July 9, 2014 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats

ELECTIONS 2014

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Chris Christie in Colorado to campaign for Bob Beauprez

  DENVER — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took a tour of downtown Denver today with Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez.  The pair stopped off at […]

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THE BLOGS

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News Poem: ‘Belongings’

A two-year-old child survived by clinging to a ladder.

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EVENTS

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‘It ain’t Latin’: A news-stained poetry happening

Where are poetry and journalism coming together today? Right here at the Colorado Independent and live in Denver, July 26 at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

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