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Politics:

Wiretap: Midterm-election nation, a Republican-heavy America

The voting population swings dramatically to the right in the midterms. That's obviously a big problem for Democrats in 2014. But it might be even a bigger problem for Republicans in 2016....

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October 22, 2014 Politics, The Beats, The Mix

The Snowden era: Tom Engelhardt interviews Laura Poitras

  As voters begin casting their ballots in Colorado, many have lamented the issue-free campaigns that have dominated this year’s midterm election season. One of […]...

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October 20, 2014 Civil Rights, Elections 2014, Just In: Elections 2014, Politics, The Beats

Wiretap: A ‘dark day for democracy’ in Texas

"If voters can't be protected after findings of intentional racial discrimination and a permanent injunction in a case where there was a year of discovery, nine days of trial and a comprehensive District Court opinion, when will they be?"...

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October 20, 2014 Elections 2014, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Littwin: Another easy question; another apparent whopper of a white lie

  The question in the 9News Senate debate was half-softball, half-gotcha and the answers, by themselves, meant little in the greater scheme of things. Except […]...

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October 17, 2014 Elections 2014, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats

Littwin: It’s bigger than personhood, Mr. Gardner

  Let’s say, for argument’s sake, that the prime-time 9News Senate debate, which was broadcast on Channel 20, actually got a decent audience (I doubt […]...

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October 16, 2014 Elections 2014, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats

Sen. Hart to DenPost on Gardner endorsement: You talked to whom, exactly?

  Colorado statesman Gary Hart does not get it, at all. He is calling the Denver Post‘s endorsement of Congressman Cory Gardner in his race […]...

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October 15, 2014 Elections 2014, Just In: Elections 2014, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado Latino leaders stump for Democrats as ballots drop

  DENVER — Latino leaders gathered on the steps of City Hall here Tuesday to strongly encourage community members to vote for Democratic leaders. They […]...

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October 15, 2014 Elections 2014, Just In: Elections 2014, Politics, The Beats

Keefe on Lamborn leadership

  The Colorado Independent cartoonist’s take on 5th District Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn, who this month revealed his own special plan on how to set […]...

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October 15, 2014 Politics, Reporter's Notebook, The Beats, The Blogs

Wiretap: We designed the chemical weapons we were looking for in Iraq

C.J. Chivers reports on the pre-1992 chemical arms buried in Iraq. They were used in Iraq's war with Iran and then found new victims between 2004 and 2011: American and Iraqi troops....

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October 15, 2014 Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Romanoff campaign as focused as ever on turnout, of course

  For more than half a year, former state Speaker of the House Andrew Romanoff’s campaign has said that the race in Colorado’s dead-heat evenly […]...

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October 14, 2014 Just In: Elections 2014, Politics, The Beats

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Desert drought dust ups avalanche danger in Colorado backcountry

We all know what a blanket of fresh snow is supposed to look like, but for the last 10 years, the snows falling in parts of the Colorado Rockies have been far from virgin white and fluffy.

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THE BLOGS

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Keefe: Cory Gardner as Colorado’s surrealist candidate

You see, he’s not lying. He is “challenging our preconditioned perceptions of reality.”

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EVENTS

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Democracy Now! Denver Double Whammy

On Democracy Now! tomorrow, The Independent’s Susan Greene on the historic $4.65 million jury verdict against the city of Denver for the 2010 city-jail excessive force killing of Marvin Booker, and columnist Mike Littwin on Colorado’s dead-heat races for governor and U.S. Senate.

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