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Buck Already Drawing Energetic Support and Determined Attacks

Weld County Republican D.A. Ken Buck announced Wednesday he is running to represent Colorado in the U.S. Senate, looking to unseat first-term Democrat Mark Udall. The news made a splash, firing up conservative supporters hungry for a substantial Republican candidate to enter the race and generating groans and sharp criticism from Democrats who were relieved to see him recede from the statewide political stage three years ago.

At Denver Summit, Conservatives Bone Up on Mainstream Persuasion

DENVER -- Some people don’t want to hear it, others don’t know they want to. To address mainstream-media messaging problems, the 2013 Western Conservative Summit hosted here this weekend wrapped with a trust-building and communication "boot camp" on political persuasion.

Cruz Lights Up Colorado Conference Crowd Hungry for Confident Conservative Message

DENVER -- Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz was the star speaker Saturday at Colorado Christian University’s fourth-annual Conservative Western Summit -- the first-term firebrand rallying the roughly 2,000 Republican voters here with an aggressive and unapologetic speech celebrating the power of the far-right message and detailing a plan through which he hopes to rewrite the nation’s tax code, abolish the IRS and sink the “Obamacare” health-care reform law by leading a move to starve it of funding during its crucial implementation phase.

Muslim group decries Grantham comments as unAmerican

"The only news is that it's no longer news that a Republican lawmaker spews anti-Muslim bigotry," said Ibrahim Hooper, communications director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Religious freedom confusions: Banning mosques and vouchers for Muslim schools

Louisiana Republican Rep. Valerie Hodges wants a do over. When she enthusiastically supported Gov. Bobby Jindal's private school voucher program this year, she had no idea Muslim schools and Christian schools would enjoy the same access to public funding.

Western Conservative Summit delivers pizza guy for prez, strange takes on...

The Western Conservative Summit in Denver over the weekend saw former Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum backpedaling mightily on New York’s new marriage equality law, Focus on the Family founder James Dobson rushing to the defense of Michele and Marcus Bachmann on ex-gay therapy, and former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain celebrating a straw poll win.

Rick Perry to headline Western Conservative Summit in Colorado

Amid his noticeably robust travel agenda these days, Gov. Rick Perry plans to stop in Colorado later this month to deliver the keynote address at the Western Conservative Summit, the Denver Post recently reported.

Bachmann calls for constitutional conservative takeover to free ‘nation of slaves’

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., was "giddy" on policy and heavy on appropriating comments from conservative pundits in her key note speech to the Western Conservative Summit in Denver Friday. Railing on Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the health-policy adviser at the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, for his support of rationing health care and what she saw as Obama sponsored takeovers of U.S. industries, Bachmann said that the only way to escape the "tyranny" imposed by the last 18 months of Democratic rule was to elect constitutional conservatives to Congress.
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