Politics

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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7:49am

Thu June 23, 2011
Politics

GOP Finds Itself At A 'Pivot Point' Over Afghanistan

Not so long ago, when the question was war, the response on Capitol Hill was an automatic blank check.

A largely compliant Congress, and presidents and politicians who were fearful of looking "weak on defense" or "unpatriotic," rubber-stamped massive military spending.

Funny how 10 years, two $1 trillion-and-counting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a budding military engagement in Libya, and a nation mired in unsustainable spending and debt can change what was once a military imperative.

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12:55pm

Tue June 21, 2011
Politics

Obama's Awkward Dance On Gay Marriage

Originally published on Wed June 22, 2011 11:54 am

President Obama after signing the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010 into law on Dec. 22, 2010.
Jewel Samad AFP/Getty Images

President Obama's self-described evolution on same-sex marriage is not happening fast enough for some gay and lesbian activists. His belief that marriage should be between a man and a woman, and that the legalization of gay marriage should be left up to the states, puts him in an awkward position this week as he heads to New York for a re-election fundraiser with the gay and lesbian community.

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1:52pm

Mon June 20, 2011
State Politics

Possible Ethics Issue against Congressman Tipton, Perlmutter

Colorado Statesman

Colorado representatives Democrat Ed Perlmutter and Republican Scott Tipton are under fire for possible conflicts of interest between their personal finances – namely the stock that they own in certain companies – and the assignments they hold in congress.

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1:34pm

Mon June 20, 2011
Politics

Romney Makes Early Campaign Stop in Colorado

Creative Commons

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is in Colorado meeting with small business owners in Aurora. He’ll also hold a private fundraiser in Cherry Hills Village this evening.

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