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Bye bye cowboy diplomacy

I would go listen to former Colorado Senator Gary Hart give a lecture on just about anything, even sea slugs, but I don't think my editors would let me write about it. Luckily, today the Obama campaign hosted a "round table" with Hart and Congressman Ed Perlmutter on national security, a more palatable topic for a political column. Hart has become something of a well respected elder statesman and Perlmutter has quickly established himself as one of our delegations go-to guys on the issue, so you can imagine that as a former Military Legislative Assistant I really enjoyed this forum.

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Udall says bailout bill felt rushed like Iraq war, Patriot Act...

Rep. Mark Udall, stumping in Edwards Sunday, came as close as he’ll likely ever come to saying “I told you so,” comparing his two "no" votes last week on the financial bailout package to his dissent on the Iraq War and the Patriot Act.

There goes the carney vote

Barack Obama is on the radio in Colorado with an ad mocking John McCain for his Iraq policies, referencing the construction of a luxurious ferris wheel "with air-conditioned cars" in Baghdad, according to Politico's Ben Smith. "John McCain wants America to keep spending $10 billion a month in Iraq when we should be rebuilding America," the ad's announcer says over a lilting carnival calliope tune.

A lurching Bob Schaffer taken to the woodshed

The latest Fix is in on the Bob Schaffer/Mark Udall Senate race, and it’s not looking so good for Schaffer, a conservative Republican who has, as...

Slip-ups mar Bob Schaffer

It’s hard to imagine a worse kickoff to a political campaign. For Republican Bob Schaffer, formerly the self-described “Conservative Colorado Congressman” who currently is...

Slip-ups mar Bob Schaffer

It’s hard to imagine a worse kickoff to a political campaign. For Republican Bob Schaffer, formerly the self-described “Conservative Colorado Congressman” who currently is...

GJ Protest: Not All About Cheney, It’s About Profit from War

When Vice President Dick Cheney flew into Grand Junction on Friday for a fund-raiser for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bob Schaffer, anti-war and...

Hart Attack on Iraq: ‘The war is making us weaker’

On the week of the fifth anniversary year of the Iraq War and on the eve of the 4,000th official American military deaths in...

School’s Photo Display Triggers Controversy Over Iraqi Children Victimized by War

The deep divisions wrought by five full years of war in Iraq are evident everywhere. At a small language-immersion school in Denver, a photo...

Democratic Hopefuls Unveil Plan to End War

Ten  U.S. House candidates, including CD-2's Jared Polis, offer a sweeping strategy to get out of Iraq, as Mike Lillis from Washington Independent reports.On...