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LAKEWOOD, CO. — Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon currently leading polls, didn't always want to run for president. That was his message to reporters and...
Republican Ken Buck this afternoon conceded the U.S. Senate race to incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet, who at noon delivered his victory speech to dozens of members of the press and a couple hundred fans, staff and supporters on the west steps of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Gov. Bill Ritter today touted Colorado’s “New Energy Economy” as the keynote speaker at the “Good Jobs-Green Jobs” conference in Washington, D.C. – the...
Michael Bennet has been mocked on the right and left as the state's "unelected" senator. He was appointed by Gov. Bill Ritter and has never held elected office before. He may be an insider for his history of government employment and long association with wealthy influence-wielders like Phil Anschutz, but he is no career politician. Needless to say, in the era of the Tea Party, this is a good thing. He views the goings on in Washington with welcome freshness during this especially charged first act of the Obama administration, where the politics of health reform have highlighted the ugliest aspects of the legislative sausage-making process.
It’s been more than two weeks since President Obama’s shockingly innocuous speech to schoolchildren urging them to, gasp, stay in school and work hard,...