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Wiretap: A New York Times multi-point Obamacare inspection

  Is Obamacare working? That's a complicated question, nearly as complex as the law itself. The New York Times did a full-scale investigation and found,...

Wiretap: Not raising the minimum wage and not creating jobs

Is there anyone out there who really believes that the reason Republicans oppose the minimum wage hike is because of lost jobs? Of course not.

Perry’s Iowa flameout elicits whimper of response from Colorado team

Like a tumbleweed loosed in a storm, Texas Governor Rick Perry drifted out of Iowa after his humiliating fifth-place finish in the state's first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses last night. To the dismay of Tea Party conservatives, Perry returned to the Lone Star state to reflect on whether or not he should continue his bid for the White House. News breaking on Twitter an hour ago, however, is that the campaign will continue, pinning its hopes on South Carolina's January 21 primary. The Chair of the Perry campaign in Colorado, U.S. 6th District Congressman Mike Coffman, has yet to comment on the Perry loss, the plan going forward, or on the meaning for Colorado Republicans of last night's historic Mitt Romney-Rick Santorum caucus-race photo-finish.

Gingrich up big in Colorado while Perry fades to 4 percent

A poll released today by Public Policy Polling shows Newt Gingrich with a commanding lead over Mitt Romney in Colorado. The poll shows Gingrich up 37-18 over Romney. Michele Bachmann is third with 9 percent and Ron Paul comes in at 6 percent. It wasn't that long ago that Texas Governor Rick Perry was thought to be leading in Colorado, but according to this poll he is down to 4 percent.

Harkin says cutting Education Dept. is a terrible idea

U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, calls it “nonsense” for politicians to suggest doing away with the U.S. Department of Education, saying “that flies in the face of 200 years of U.S. history.”

Bachmann says she would seek federal ban on same-sex marriage

At a speech Monday hosted by the Family Research Council—a conservative Christian organization that the Southern Poverty Law Center has identified as a hate group—U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann said she would defeat socialism, described leading Republican candidates for the White House as “frugal socialists” and accused Pres. Barack Obama of working to “usurp” the U.S. Constitution.

Coffman, Lamborn work to ban gay weddings from military facilities

Colorado Republican Reps. Doug Lamborn and Mike Coffman joined Rep. Michele Bachmann and 83 other members of the House as signers of a letter to the U.S. Senate urging that body to pass an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would prohibit gay members of America’s Armed Forces from using military facilities for marriage ceremonies.

Wannabe presidents blame current president for downturn

Five Republican presidential candidates hammered on regulations, taxes and President Obama at a manufacturing forum Tuesday in Iowa, calling for major cuts to those areas and aiming to pin the worldwide economic downturn on the president.

GOP candidates generally oppose green energy incentives

Five GOP candidates for president offered very different assessments of the federal governments’ wind energy tax credit and renewable fuel standard during a forum Tuesday morning.

Gardner, Lamborn, Coffman support litigation against Affordable Care Act

Colorado U.S. Reps. Cory Gardner, Doug Lamborn and Mike Coffman lent their names to a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday arguing that the Supreme Court should rule the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional.
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