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Littwin: The topic that’s safe to discuss over a Turkey Day...

Since we’re well into Thanksgiving week, I’ve been searching for a column topic that is safe to discuss over dinner with your once-upon-a-time favorite...

Wiretap: Water woes, silver linings and a Big Pharma pariah –...

Sunshine and water Conservationists in California had a novel idea for tackling that state’s water woes: requiring water agencies to reveal how much water businesses...

In third CD6 debate, Romanoff comes out swinging, Coffman keeps head...

  DENVER -- Former state Speaker of the House Andrew Romanoff played to win in Tuesday night's 6th District Denver Post debate. Congressman Mike Coffman...

Capitol Dispatch: A post-recession boost for needy disabled Coloradans

This safety-net stipend matters, they said. "I would have gone from living in my car to living on the streets." "I would not have survived the winter." "I would probably not be mayor."

New polls show Perry leading Romney, but Obama leading Perry

A poll released this week by Bloomberg shows Texas Governor Rick Perry with a small lead (26-22) over former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, with no other candidate preferred by even 10 percent of Republicans. Perry, though, is viewed favorably by only three in ten Americans while being viewed unfavorably by four in ten. Perry, at this point, trails Obama 49-40 among all voters, according to the poll.

Perry debuts ‘like a piñata’ at GOP debate, wins applause for...

All eyes focused on Texas Gov. Rick Perry as he made his debate debut Wednesday evening at the fourth GOP showdown, this one hosted by Politico and NBC.

Rick Perry distances himself from his own book, which called Social...

In his book “Fed Up!,” Rick Perry called Social Security a Ponzi scheme and said it was unconstitutional, but now that he’s got his eye on the White House, Perry and his campaign are distancing from those statements.

As Ryan budget debate heats up, survey finds Coloradans oppose any...

Across the political spectrum, Coloradans strongly oppose cutting Social Security to reduce the deficit, according to a poll released today (pdf) and conducted by Lake Research Partners. The poll was commissioned by Social Security advocate groups that are sounding alarms about Republican proposals to deeply cut into entitlement programs to attack the deficit. What's getting lost in the rhetoric around the budget, the groups say, is that Social Security doesn't contribute a dime to the deficit yet the Republican budget plan nevertheless opens the program up to cuts. More significant, they say, is that the GOP plan to cut Medicare benefits through privatization will eat up ever larger portions of seniors' Social Security income.

Huge majority says compromise needed to keep government up and running–further...

A new Bloomberg News poll indicates that nearly 8 in 10 Americans believe that legislators should reach a compromise on the federal budget in order to avert a government shutdown.

Buck wrong when he says media found Bennet ad untrue

The Denver Post Wednesday references an exchange between U.S. Senate candidates Ken Buck and Michael Bennet over a Bennet TV ad showing Buck making...