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Health-reform rhetoric: Broun seems to mock self in likening legislation to...

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), a leader in the battle to defeat health reform, sounded an odd note against the legislation yesterday, likening the...

Poll: Markey right, Gardner wrong on health reform

In the wake of a Congressional Budget Office report finding that current health reform legislation would cut the deficit by $138 billion in ten years, Colorado Fourth District U.S. Rep. Betsy Markey confirmed that she planned to vote to pass the legislation this weekend. State Rep. Cory Gardner, the GOP frontrunner seeking to unseat Markey in November, wasted no time blasting her for the decision.

Markey targeted by new pro-health reform campaign

Moderate Democratic U.S. Rep. Betsy Markey is being targeted by a pro-health reform campaign that will run in the districts of 17 members of...

YouTube of the week: Grayson’s other public option

It has been a week since Florida Democratic U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, aghast with the shenanigans on Capitol Hill, took matters into his own...

Beefed up maternity health insurance bill sails through the House

DENVER-- Lawmakers Monday passed a bill in the Colorado House that would require health insurance companies to include prenatal and birth control in all plans offered to women on the individual health care market. Sponsored by Denver Democrats Beth McCann and Jerry Frangas, the bill was stripped of this strong provision in committee weeks ago in order to move it onto the floor. House watchers expected to see a fight on the floor but the bill passed on a voice vote, with only minimal questioning from conservative Monument Republican Amy Stephens, who asked if the bill would now cover so-called Plan B contraception, the "morning after" pill, which some see as akin to abortion.

Udall sees opportunity for bipartisan ‘reset’ after speech

Colorado Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Udall said he shared in the willingness Pres. Obama expressed in his State of the Union address tonight to reach across the aisle and work with Republicans to lift health care reform legislation over the last hurdles and make sure it passes into law. Udall told the Colorado Independent that he saw positive signs in the House chamber during the speech that suggested there is willingness on the part of Democrats and Republicans to work together.

It’s not politics; it’s a pledge: Lamborn vows to oppose ‘health...

Colorado U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado Springs, made the unsurprising announcement today that he had joined 26 other lawmakers sponsored by the conservative Club...

Dueling political press event day: Caldara versus Romanoff

Today brings two big political press events: Former House Speaker Andrew Romanoff is meeting the press at his campaign headquarters sometime just after noon....

Times sees Colorado disappointment over health reform as emblematic

In a front-page story that positions Colorado as representative, the New York Times today reports that voters here "crave reform of health care and...

Senate health bill may encourage discrimination

You're a good worker but your heart rate and blood sugar are high. Sorry, according to the provisions of the Senate health care bill,...
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