The Mix

News and analysis pulled from the rush

Wiretap: Gardner’s Capitol Hill Obamacare-derangement episode

He got himself in front of the nation's cameras -- and did a giant pratfall. Grilling HHS Secretary Sibelius at the Obamacare hearings, Gardner focused on the Colorado Brosurance kegger ad, which Sebelius, of course, has nothing do with.

Wiretap: Obamacare, insurance, triangles

One of the biggest unanswered questions out there is what's really going on with insurance rates and Obamacare. This is the time when you need a smart guy to explain it all. Enter Ezra Klein.

Gessler surprises with plan to campaign for DougCo school board candidates

Secretary of State Scott Gessler, a Republican candidate for governor, announced Tuesday he would be suspending campaign efforts this week in order to help elect conservative candidates to the Douglas County School Board. The surprise move has political observers scratching their heads.

Pot-tax vote, another step on Colorado’s legalization rollout

Colorado continues to plow into the future of recreational marijuana use as residents begin to vote on Proposition AA, a tax measure that would fund pot-industry regulation enforcement here.

Wiretap: Obama’s never heard of the NSA, cuz what is that anyway?

The NSA is everywhere, everywhere. It's even tapping Angela Merkel's phone. And the one taking the heat for it, President Obama, says he doesn't know anything about it.

Center for Disease Control called out for transphobic policy

Kaiser and Colorado HealthOp agreed last month to cover more services for transgender Coloradans. But discrimination persists, particularly against those who are most vulnerable and seeking publicly funded treatment.

Montrose councilwoman Ellis caught at airport packing heat

Kathy was pulled aside by screeners at the Montrose County Regional Airport. They found a .25-caliber semi-automatic Browning handgun in her purse, a class 6 felony that could land her two years in prison with a $100,000 fine to pay.

Dutch DNA duo helps free another innocent man

The Dutch scientists who helped exonerate Tim Masters have done it again. DNA experts Richard and Selma Eikelenboom found the evidence that freed David Camm, who was convicted of killing his wife and two kids in 2000.

Wiretap: What was the shutdown all about, anyway?

Maybe the biggest debate in the post-shutdown Washington world is what the argument was really about. Michael Tomasky looks at the debate over food stamps to find an answer.

No violation: JeffCo ‘duplicate ballot’ was a Delta County special election ballot

In its internet afterlife, the mystery ballot was held up as evidence that recent electoral reforms were opening the state to fraud. In fact, it demonstrated the system is working as well as it ever has done, and maybe better.
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