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Why is Michael Bennet still running for president?

WASHINGTON – In the field of Democratic presidential candidates in 1992, a relatively unknown, centrist governor from Arkansas wasn’t the obvious frontrunner.  New York Magazine...

Jared Polis wins Colorado Democratic primary for governor

Jared Polis has won Colorado’s Democratic primary for governor. Polis, 43, is a five-term congressman from Boulder who, if elected in November’s general election, would...

PHOTOS: Colorado Springs ‘Felt the Bern’ this weekend

Former Democratic presidential hopeful and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders visited Colorado Springs on Saturday to stump for Hillary Clinton. Colorado Independent photographer Allen Tian captured...

Wiretap: Putin knows a chump when he sees one

How bad are things getting for Donald Trump within his own party? The New York Times cites Republican sources saying that the Khan controversy...

Today’s the last day to change parties before the primary

Do you want to vote in the June 28 Republican or Democratic primaries in Colorado, but you're not a party member? To do so, you need...

Primary season is upon us. Here’s how you participate in Colorado.

  Today, voters across snowy Iowa will gather in neighborhood caucus meetings to help pick the nation's next president. Then, onward to New Hampshire, where flinty Granite...

Bipartisan voters ousted conservative school board majorities

One of the differences in Tuesday night’s election for school boards across the state: voter turnout. It wasn’t significantly higher than in 2013, when...

Tim Neville’s bid for U.S. Senate thrusts GOP primary rightward

If there’s anything state Sen. Tim Neville, the most recent and first viable GOP contender for Democrat Michael Bennet’s U.S. Senate seat, should get...

In announcing candidacy, Hickenlooper emphasizes independent streak

DENVER-- In a speech announcing his candidacy for governor Tuesday afternoon, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper sought to emphasize the independent nature of his leadership style and record in public service, an attempt to erect an early firewall against Republican attacks levied for months against Gov. Bill Ritter in particular and perhaps against more general dissatisfaction in the state with Democratic leadership in Washington.

Curry says debate over budget, drilling regs most influential in party...

State Rep. Kathleen Curry Monday reiterated to the Colorado Independent that last week’s surprising switch in party affiliation from Democrat to Independent had nothing...