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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...

Littwin: Colorado Republicans won’t stand for success

Last November, as you may remember, Cory Gardner not only won a seat in the U.S. Senate, but in the process he also gifted...

Colorado’s analog records laws lag behind digital practice

Messages today multiply. One brings another and soon they pile up like grains of sand in the Sahara. Can we really expect officials to keep them all and to deliver them in digestible chunks in a timely way upon request?

MLK-inspired Senate civil rights debate marked by 21st-century disconnect

It was the day after Martin Luther King Day. "You will not redefine marriage, and strike marriage, and strike the terms 'husband' and 'wife' from statue," said Senator Ted Harvey, a Highlands Ranch Republican.

Wiretap: Assigning blame for Benghazi

The committee report puts much of the blame on the State Department, but has little to say about Hillary Clinton's role. So Republicans put out an addendum.

On Hot-Button Election-Reform Bill, It’s Gessler Versus the Clerks

DENVER -- Colorado’s Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler arrived late to testify at the Senate committee hearing, but he came prepared. A practiced courtroom lawyer, he began slowly. He threw in folksy asides. He answered his own rhetorical questions. And he smiled at the majority-Democratic committee members as he railed against the election-reform bill they all support and that he wants desperately to derail. It was a dramatic moment in Colorado politics that had been building since Gessler took office two years ago.

Colorado county clerks baffled by Gessler ‘non-citizen voter registration’ claims

“I really have no idea what he is talking about,” Republican Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner told the Colorado Independent.

Colorado lawmakers won’t push ‘proof of citizenship’ bill this session

Colorado lawmakers who last year introduced legislation to address claims that perhaps thousands of undocumented residents had voted in the state will not re-introduce the legislation this year. Secretary of State Scott Gessler reportedly waved off the lawmakers, saying he felt he could address the issue outside the halls of the capitol with means available to him through his office.

DeGette rallies state civil rights activists to spotlight, counteract new GOP...

DENVER-- Colorado Democratic Congresswoman Diana DeGette and representatives of the state's top civil rights organizations this weekend railed against efforts by Republican lawmakers and officials around the country to recast voter rules. Flooded with pale mountain sun on the west steps of the capitol, the speakers took turns detailing ways new registration and voting requirements and restrictions will make it more difficult for millions of Americans to cast ballots in presidential election year 2012.

Gessler lawsuit launched against Denver County sounds voter-suppression alarm bells

In filing suit yesterday against Denver County over its 2011 election plan, Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler has raised the specter for the second time since he took office in January that he is using his position as head of elections not to expand but to suppress voting in the state.