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The ACORN scandal, then and now

This week the Brooklyn D.A.'s office concluded a four-month investigation into the controversial ACORN sting videos produced last fall and found no criminality carried...

Rep. King apologizes for financial error

State Rep. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, asked for a moment of personal time on the House floor today. He wanted to make a clean...

Rep. King offers first defense against ‘double dipping’ ethics complaint

Grand Junction Republican state Rep. Steve King told the Colorado Independent this week that he is seeking to answer all questions related to travel expenses he incurred last spring that may have been reimbursed twice, once by his campaign and once by the state. King said he believes complaints about the expenses amount to dirty politics. "I take this seriously. Any type of accusations about ethics need to be taken seriously. I will cooperate fully with leadership in answering the questions they might have," he said. "I am confident at the end of the day this will be found to be just an election year attack and an attempt to assassinate my character."

Stacked GOP ACORN hearing finds reason to investigate further

WASHINGTON-- As legislators streamed into the room around him, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, peered over his glasses at the roughly 60 people who’d come to this special hearing. “I’m glad to see this turnout so early in the day,” said Smith. (The hearing began at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday) “Today’s hearing is an opportunity for Republicans to move forward on this issue of importance to the American people.”

Who hates ACORN most? Rep. Steve King makes his case

A "corrupt criminal organization" that caused the global financial crisis. That's right. But Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, is not referring to any bonus-loving cowboys'...

Fear of fascism, ‘gay agenda’ dominates conservative midterm elections kickoff

ST. LOUIS — Kitty Werthmann has made a career out of warning Americans that fascism is on its way. The 84-year-old native Austrian survived the Third Reich and, in her dotage as a leader of the South Dakota branch of the Eagle Forum, has recorded tapes and videos explaining just how Hitler took power. She made her case during George W. Bush’s presidency, but the audience was small–fringe conservative activists, radio hosts like Alex Jones. Then came President Obama. On Saturday, at the “How to Take Back America” conference here, Werthmann found herself speaking to an packed room of conservative activists about the parallels between the rise of Obama and the rise of Hitler.

Mobbed Joe the Plumber reflective at Take Back America Conference

Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher was a late addition to the speaker lineup at the How to Take Back America Conference last weekend in...

School safety proposal could run up against tight state budget

With an eye toward the Columbine and Virginia Tech shootings, a Grand Junction Republican plans to introduce legislation that would make Colorado the first state in the nation to require that every school — from preschools through universities — develop a plan and conduct training to prepare for disasters. "If you haven't thought about it, we want you to think about it," state Rep. Steve King told 9News, but the incoming speaker of the House, state Rep. Terrance Carroll, cautioned that a statewide lockdown procedure could be too expensive during a tight budget year.

Bruce Kicks Himself Out of Legislative Clout

I was wrong. Colorado Rep. Doug Bruce's apparent inability to utter those three words after kicking a newspaper photographer could cost him most of his...
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