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Political rallies get ugly but Colorado spared as Election Day nears

The acrimony on the presidential campaign trail has reached new lows in distortions, misinformation and irresponsible racially and religiously coded attacks by pundits, campaign staffers, surrogates and the candidates themselves.

Nader smashes campaign record, and not the one you think

Barack Obama wasn’t the only presidential candidate setting records over the weekend. AP news is reporting that, in a day that made the candidates of both major parties look lazy, independent candidate Ralph Nader delivered 255 minutes of speeches to 21 Massachusetts communities on Saturday.

Obama campaign launches new Spanish-language ads in Colorado

Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama have announced that new Spanish-language advertisements will be airing in Colorado and other battleground states.

Citation violation: Sarah Palin’s garbled channeling of Reagan

When Sarah Palin quoted Ronald Reagan in the vice presidential debate, I was moved. At the culmination of her cocky evening at the podium opposite Joe Biden, her final statement quoting Reagan was a moment of seriousness-of-purpose that took me by surprise: "It was Ronald Reagan who said that freedom is always just one generation away from extinction. We don't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. We have to fight for it and protect it and then hand it to them, so that they shall do the same, or we're going to find ourselves spending our sunset years telling our children, and our children's children, about a time in America, back in the day, when men and women were free."

Obama makes historic appearance in Denver

(Photo/Bob Spencer)Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama made history in Denver Sunday — he headlined the largest political rally in Colorado ever as well as his campaign's biggest U.S. event to date. View the photo slideshow below.

UPDATED: Nearly 150,000 Coloradans rally for Obama on Sunday

DENVER and FORT COLLINS -- It was Colorado's biggest show yet. After Barack Obama attracted 19,000 to a February rally on the University of Denver campus, people knew the Illinois senator was going to be popular in Colorado. Then came Obama's acceptance speech at Mile High Stadium during the Democratic National Convention attended by 84,000 in August. Then, with one week remaining before America votes on Election Day, Obama drew an estimated 100,000 people to Civic Center Park in Denver for a morning rally followed by another in Fort Collins that drew another 45,000 to Colorado State University. UPDATE: View the photo gallery of the Denver and Fort Collins events inside.

100,000 turn out for Obama in Denver

(Photo/Bob Spencer) Early police official estimates peg the crowd at over 100,000 to see Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama at Civic Center Park in downtown Denver. People were stretched up to the West steps of the state capitol from 14th and Bannock streets. More coverage soon.

Clinton makes first Colorado appearance for Obama

(Photo/Bob Spencer)Following a bruising primary campaign, former First Lady and now New York Sen. Hillary Clinton delivered a rousing speech on behalf of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama to 1,800 supporters in an Aurora, Colo. park. Read our speech analysis and view the photo gallery below.

McCain leads Obama — in movie cameos

The movie fan site Spout.com just published its top 10 list of movie cameos by politicians, with Sen. John McCain nabbing the top spot with his appearance in the comedy “Wedding Crashers.”

Clinton promotes Obama, early voting at Aurora rally

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton stumped for Barack Obama in Aurora this afternoon, rallying a crowd of more than 1,000 people who traveled from around the Denver metro area to see her. Flanked by Colorado Governor Bill Ritter and U.S. Senator Ken Salazar, Clinton spoke at a park adjacent to the University of Colorado Hospital and a Colfax Avenue Checker Auto Parts store at 5 p.m.. She has made dozens of similar stops for her former rival in recent weeks.
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