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Obama mines riches of Aspen in re-election bid

Barack Obama's reelection campaign is off to a strong start, thanks in no small part to Aspen Skiing Company managing partner Jim Crown, who raised tens of thousands of dollars for the president.

Taking a beating on budget compromise, Boehner turns up heat on...

Conservative celebrity Sarah Palin and right-wing blogger Erick Erickson are just two of the high profile far-right leaders disparaging Speaker of the House John Boehner for the budget deal he hammered out with President Obama and Democratic Senate leaders last week. Colorado "liberty movement" talk radio hosts are unhappy. Colorado Tea Party freshmen Congressmen Scott Tipton and Cory Gardner as well as Colorado Springs conservative Doug Lamborn broke with the Speaker and voted against the budget. But Boehner can't go back on the deal and he won't likely win over the Tiptons and Palins and Ericksons with a lecture on the delayed gratification of budget cutting and the difference between outlays and spending. On the contrary, it would just make him seem more establishment. So instead, Boehner followed the lead of GOP presidential hopefuls and took a provocative and distracting stand against gay rights.

Poll: With no GOP frontrunner, Obama favored to win in 2012

Results from a Pew Research Center poll released Wednesday show that so far, President Obama has the edge over his GOP counterparts in the next presidential election.

GOP governors pushing block grants for Medicaid, policy analysts worry millions...

Among the many Republican-backed provisions to cut federal spending is a proposal to transform Medicaid into block grants. If enacted, some worry the change could leave millions without coverage.

Time profiles independent expenditure groups pouring money into US elections

Time’s Michael Crowley has published a good overview of the current independent expenditure landscape heading into midterm elections. It covers mostly trodden ground, but...

Tancredo outraises Maes 4-1; RGA done giving GOP pick money

Democratic candidate for governor John Hickenlooper continues to rake in the cash, bringing in more in August than his two opponents combined. Meanwhile, American Constitution...