Politics

12:31pm

Tue July 5, 2011
Politics

Senate President Shaffer To Challenge 4th CD Rep. Gardner

Colorado General Assembly

State Senator Brandon Shaffer says he'll remain president of the chamber while he challenges freshman Republican Congressman Cory Gardner next year.

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5:18pm

Thu June 30, 2011
Politics

There's Nothing Funny About Colbert's SuperPAC

On Thursday, the Federal Election Commission gave comedian Stephen Colbert the OK to form a superPAC.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

Show-biz celebrities just gravitate toward someplace in Washington: Capitol Hill, the White House, certain restaurants. But on Thursday, Comedy Central star Stephen Colbert showed up at the Federal Election Commission, which was weighing his bid to launch a political action committee.

TV camera crews turned out, Colbert tweeted, and a crowd gathered. And along the way, the FEC made two significant decisions that could affect players in the 2012 elections.

'We Won! I Am A SuperPAC, And So Can You'

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2:35pm

Thu June 30, 2011
Politics

Bennet, Udall Stay in Washington to Work on Deficit

Google Images

Senators in Washington have scrapped their plans to spend next week in their home states. Instead they will remain on Capitol Hill for 11th hour negotiations to deal with the deficit.

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11:47am

Thu June 30, 2011
The Two-Way

FEC OKs Stephen Colbert's 'Super PAC'

Stephen Colbert at last October's "Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear" on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

Comedian Stephen Colbert can launch a so-called super political action committee and, in theory, raise unlimited amounts of campaign cash for the 2012 political season, USA Today's On Politics blog reports.

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2:51pm

Wed June 29, 2011
Politics

CO Legislator Says He Plans to Reintroduce Civil Union Bill

Colorado Rep. Mark Ferrandino

Colorado Democratic Representative Mark Ferrandino says he’ll reintroduce a bill to create civil unions in the state after New York legalized same sex marriages earlier this month. A similar bill this year died in a House committee on a party-line vote.

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