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‘Gun grabbers’ rhetoric never to fade at Colorado capitol, because it...

Rough-and-tumble "no compromise" Rocky Mountain Gun Owners is a major player in Colorado politics, mainly due to the way it pressures Republican lawmakers from...

It’s a 4-way GOP race in the 4th CD

Barbara Kirkmeyer and Steve Laffey join Scott Renfroe and Ken Buck in the battle to succeed Cory Gardner in the 4th.

Three GOP congressional districts will have primary races

The 4th CD race will feature at least three candidates seeking to replace Cory Gardner, while two incumbents face challenges in the June 24 primary

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners PAC: Big bang for small bucks

The conservative gun-rights group's political arm doesn't spend much, and its results are mixed. But Rocky Mountain Gun Owners gets plenty of cred in Republican primaries.

Friday Fact: Steve Laffey is running for something

First, he filed to run for Colorado’s Republican U.S. Senate nomination in January 2013. Four months later, he filed to run for the GOP gubernatorial...

Reanimated Colorado abortion bill fuels anxious opposition

Colorado lawmakers today will consider a bill that would ban abortion, even in cases of rape and incest and make it a Class 3 felony for doctors to perform the procedure.

Session notes: Colorado moved ahead or stayed even on education, gay...

Colorado legislative debate this year on education, gay rights and women's health policies reflected larger well-worn national political back-and-forths, where showy speeches on immigration "illegals," "traditional marriage" and religious freedom often sidetrack efforts to serve the public good.

CO Senate Republicans test out arguments against undocumented-student tuition bill

DENVER-- In a highly anticipated Senate debate here Friday, Republicans launched early-round attacks against a bill that aims to create a mid-level state-university tuition rate for undocumented students who have graduated from Colorado high schools. Although the bill easily weathered the GOP barbs in the Democrat-controlled chamber, passing on a 20-13 voice vote, the two-hour back-and-forth showcased the lines of argument opponents of the bill will seek to sharpen before it arrives a few weeks from now in the Republican-controlled House.

Hitchens dies, leaves craven people in power to sigh with relief

Christopher Hitchens died yesterday of cancer. He was a learned and caustic cultural critic who wrote for the popular press and who was at his best when eviscerating the hypocrisy and pretense of people in power. He famously hated organized religion. It's easy to imagine that, had Hitchens ever trained his talents on Colorado politics, he might have reserved his best stuff for the small-town Christian moralizing and persecutorial grandstanding that erupts in regular intervals from certain corners of the state capitol.

Ten legislators abandon controversial Republican Study Committee

Former Colorado Springs Senator Dave Schultheis is no longer holding forth on bills on the Senate floor in Denver, but he has continued to exert influence this year as the powerful force behind the conservative Republican Study Committee of Colorado. Now that influence may be waning. This week, a third of the RSCC flock quit the committee, rejecting the would-be radical-right revival.