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Littwin: Big day in Colorado for establishment Dems, the Hick effect and power of...

There were a couple of major stories in Colorado Democratic politics Friday, and, in both cases, old-school Dems easily won the day. They left...

Littwin: Here’s how to look at the impeachment inquiry – as a do-over that...

The House impeachment inquiry has just begun, and it feels like we already know enough to vote to impeach. But here’s one thing everyone...
Sen. Cory Gardner addressing a town hall at Colorado Christian University, August 2017. (Photo by Phil Cherner)

Littwin: Trump is on the ropes and Cory Gardner is apparently off to NYC...

There’s a crazy theory out there that if Democrats do this impeachment thing right and if Trump and team continue to react to this...
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: In this photo illustration, a page of the unclassified memorandum of U.S. President Donald Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky from July 25, 2019 is shown September 27, 2019 in Washington, DC. The White House released on September 25, 2019 a memorandum of the phone call, one day after Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced a formal impeachment inquiry due to a whistleblower complaint regarding the call. (Photo Illustration by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Littwin: Get your fast-moving impeachment news here — today and for months to come

Remember all the Democratic ambivalence about impeachment? Me neither. I know, it was just a week or so ago when it was still going...
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks to the media at the Capitol Building September 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry today after allegations that President Donald Trump sought to pressure the president of Ukraine to investigate leading Democratic presidential contender, former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, which was the subject of a reported whistle-blower complaint that the Trump administration has withheld from Congress. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Littwin: It was Pelosi who took the stage to make the call, but only...

It wasn’t the Russia affair that caught Trump in its web. It was Ukraine. It wasn’t Mueller or Comey as the antagonist. It was an...
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani of New York speaking at a forum titled “Countering Iran’s Nuclear Terrorist Threats” hosted by the Iranian American Community of Arizona in Phoenix, Arizona on April 25, 2014. (Photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr:Creative Commons)

Littwin: There has never been a scandal Trump couldn’t survive, but now listen for...

The whistleblower story is not simply a bombshell. It could actually be a game changer, which would be the first in Donald Trump’s tumultuous...
HOUSTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 12: Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) (L-R), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), former tech executive Andrew Yang, former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke, former housing secretary Julian Castro appear on stage before the start of the Democratic Presidential Debate at Texas Southern University's Health and PE Center on September 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas. Ten Democratic presidential hopefuls were chosen from the larger field of candidates to participate in the debate hosted by ABC News in partnership with Univision. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Littwin: History says change is coming in Dem race, but latest debate was a...

The real news from the Houston debate was not Joe Biden’s overpraised performance. He was OK for the first hour, not so much after...
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JULY 30: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (R) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) greet each other at the start of the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre July 30, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Both candidates say they support Medicare4All, which is expected to be debated during round 3 of the Democratic primary debates on Sept. 12, 2019. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Littwin: To beat Trump, Dems need a candidate who understands political chaos theory

As you’ve no doubt heard, two of the three leading Democratic primary contenders, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, are both embracing Medicare4All, which some...

Littwin: With the expected Polis recall failure, Colorado GOP keeps its losing streak intact

Everyone knew, and many predicted, that the recall-Polis effort would end not just in failure, but in spectacular failure. But what I didn’t predict —...
Mike Johnston spoke to Democrats ahead of the precinct meetings at Tuesday's Park Hill caucus at the Smiley Middle School in Denver. March 6, 2018. Photo by John Herrick

Littwin: Johnston says he couldn’t find a positive way to answer why-not-Hick question

The only thing that surprises me about Mike Johnston’s decision to leave the U.S. Senate race is that it happened so quickly. The pool is...