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Throw-Back Beauprez: He joined Musgrave, Akin in 2006 push for federal...

  DENVER -- As state courts here and federal appeals courts around the country consider the constitutionality of Colorado's same-sex marriage ban, Gov. John Hickenlooper...

Colorado’s Udall, Bennet weigh response to evolving Komen-Planned Parenthood funding clash

Colorado U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet are penning a joint letter on the evolving relationship between the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation and Planned Parenthood to reflect the unique situation developing between the organizations in Colorado, staffers told the Colorado Independent.

Pro-life Musgrave group attacks Obama for rescuing NH family-planning services

Anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List this week launched a video campaign against President Obama based on the administration's move to shore up family planning services in New Hampshire. Social conservatives on the state's executive council earlier stripped $1.8 million in federal funding from Planned Parenthood affiliates there. New Hampshire officials informed the Obama administration that, in failing to provide key women's health services, the state was violating federal law.

The Republican dilemma: Colorado civil unions debate spotlights conservative-politics fault line

The coming debate in the Colorado House Judiciary Committee on same-sex civil unions bill SB 172 will center on Republican arguments for and against the legislation. The debate scheduled to take place under the Dome in Denver Thursday will underline the dynamics shaping the larger national debate on gay rights-- a debate that now pits Republicans against Republicans because Democrats and Independents have already made up their minds on the matter.

Abortion opponents relish opportunity to shut government down

Former Colorado Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave hosted an internet conference with anti-abortion rights activists and lawmakers Tuesday focused on efforts to strip federal funding from Planned Parenthood. Musgrave was joined by Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, who explained that earlier in the day she voted to shut the government down because the compromise budget resolution that will keep the government running includes funding for Planned Parenthood and “Obamacare.”

More from NPR poll: Battleground district voters generally upset

A closer look at the NPR-commissioned Greenberg Quinlan Rosner and Public Opinion Strategies poll (pdf) on battleground district voters reveals a complex set of...

Markey seeks to emphasize independence at Denver fundraiser

DENVER-- At a fundraiser featuring Vice President Joe Biden here Friday afternoon, Colorado Congresswoman Betsy Markey toed the line she has tread since she was elected in 2008 to the seat held by hard-right social conservative Marilyn Musgrave in the mostly agrarian Front Range Fourth District. Markey, one of the swing so-called "blue dog" moderate Democratic members of Congress, talked to the crowd of roughly 150 people at the Sheraton about the value of independent political thinking and her non-lawyer, non-politician entrepreneurial background.

Conservative polling memo offers reasons for Hoffman loss

Earlier today the Washington Independent's Dave Weigel spoke with conservative pollster Rick Shaftan of Neighborhood Research. Shaftan has released a post-mortem memo and survey...

Musgrave to GOP: ‘Don’t just assume we’re yours’

The conservative backers of New York third-party candidate Doug Hoffman, a crowd that included Marilyn Musgrave, Sarah Palin and presidential hopeful Gov. Tim Pawlenty...

State Sen. Schultheis will not seek second term

Colorado Springs Republican Sen. Dave Schultheis has announced he will not seek re-election in 2010. The staunch conservative posted a blog with the news...