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Not a vote has been cast yet, but Ken Buck seems to be winning this year's Republican primary contest the same way he won the U.S. Senate Republican primary contest in 2010.
Earlier this month Colorado Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet wrote to Secretary of the Army John McHugh to state their opposition to any expansion of the 235,000-acre Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site. Now, they have their answer.
The nominee to become secretary of the Army promised Colorado Sen. Mark Udall on Thursday he would read a two-part series published this week by the Colorado Springs Gazette examining a string of killings committed by soldiers from a Fort Carson unit. U.S. Rep. John McHugh, a New York Republican, said he had only learned about the articles yesterday, so he didn't directly address questions raised by senators about the Gazette's disturbing revelations during his confirmation hearings before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman minced no words in a bizarre, Cheney-esque attack on Gov. Bill Ritter as a "terrorist sympathizer" for signing a new state law that stymies future expansion of the Army's contentious Piñon Canyon training site proposal.
Newly arrived Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) asks a question close to my heart: How can Defense Secretary Bob Gates institutionalize the counterinsurgency lessons of Iraq and Afghanistan?
The year: 2000. Calling himself the "Conservative Congressman," Bob Schaffer laid out clearly identified "issues" that delineated -- at least in his mind --...