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Author : Jeff Bridges

The view from inside a campaign

The view from inside a campaign

Tomorrow people across the country will go to the polls and select the next cadre of leaders for our great nation. As a former campaign junkie — I've worked as Communications Director on two congressional and two gubernatorial races, as...

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November 3, 2008 Politics
Wadhams lowers expectations

Wadhams lowers expectations

Colorado Republican Chairman Dick Wadhams has pre-emptively conceded both houses of the state Legislature to the Democrats in what looks like an effort to drastically lower expectations for Election Day Tuesday. Leading off a Thursday interview with Channel 4,

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November 1, 2008 Politics
McCain and Palin play the blame game

McCain and Palin play the blame game

A few days ago Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin went off script about her $150,000 shopping spree, much to the chagrin of John McCain's staffers. Now, according to Roger Simon of the Politico, "John McCain's campaign is looking...

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October 31, 2008 Politics
Nobel winners go for Obama, Joe the Plumber sticks with McCain

Nobel winners go for Obama, Joe the Plumber sticks with McCain

76 American Nobel Prize winners have endorsed Barack Obama for President. In an open letter, they praised Obama's "emphasis during the campaign on the power of science and technology to enhance our nation's competitiveness." Meanwhile, John McCain has earned the...

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October 30, 2008 Uncategorized
Results of lawsuits in CD4 delayed until after election

Results of lawsuits in CD4 delayed until after election

In what could be good news for at least one of the candidates in Colorado's 4th Congressional District, the results of dueling lawsuits filed by both campaigns against the other for lying in their TV spots will not come out...

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October 30, 2008 Politics
A battle for the soul of the GOP

A battle for the soul of the GOP

Conservatives have planned a gathering in Virginia to take place shortly after the election to "begin a conversation about their role in the GOP and how best to revive a party that may be out of power at both ends...

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October 29, 2008 Politics
Throwdown: Obama crowd vs. McCain crowd

Throwdown: Obama crowd vs. McCain crowd

Democratic rallies or Republican rallies — it doesn't matter. They all have protesters. How the crowd reacts to the protesters, though, seems to vary significantly. After watching a video of people waiting in line for McCain's rally on Friday, I...

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October 29, 2008 Politics
Planning to vote? Read this first

Planning to vote? Read this first

Planning to take on your civic responsibility and vote this year? Good choice. But where should you go? What if something goes wrong at the polling booth? What the heck is Referendum O? And did you manage to get your...

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October 25, 2008 Politics
A handicapped cabinet: Running a presidential slate is a bad idea

A handicapped cabinet: Running a presidential slate is a bad idea

The independent media/polling firm Rasmussen Reports recently decided, for whatever reason, to conduct a poll on whether people want presidential candidates to announce their cabinet choices before the election. While the idea of having a cabinet vetted by the...

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October 22, 2008 Politics
Obama leaving campaign trail to visit ailing grandmother

Obama leaving campaign trail to visit ailing grandmother

Barack Obama's campaign announced yesterday that he will leave the campaign trail on Thursday and Friday to visit his ailing grandmother in Hawaii. Candidates for President don't just stop campaigning for two days with only two weeks left, so I...

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October 21, 2008 Politics

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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