Bennet signed a letter last year asking the IRS to investigate tax exempt groups
After reportedly making a deal with Majority Leader Harry Reid to head up the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) in exchange for a seat on the powerful Senate Finance Committee, Colorado Senator Michael Bennet may soon find himself wishing for a mulligan. Read more »
This session will be remembered as one of the most contentious
The 2013 legislative session will go down as one of the most contentious and gaffe-prone in recent memory. Here are five moments that stand out in our minds as among the most memorable: Read more »
The whole air traffic controller fiasco demonstrates that politicians can come together and take a scalpel to federal programs
Count us among those shocked — shocked! – that the sun has continued to rise each morning since President Obama and his friends in Congress failed to prevent the automatic spending cuts known as the “budget sequester.”
When Mr. Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and others initially created this so-called “problem” last year, the intent was to package budget cuts that would be so offensive to both sides that neither party would bear letting them actually happen. Read more »
ACORN 2.0? Same-day voting and a lack of photo-ID requirements will make it easier for ineligible voters to commit fraud
Being clueless about guns didn’t stop Colorado Democrats from forcing through gun-control legislation, and apparently being clueless about voting won’t stop them from mucking up the state’s elections system, either.
House Democrats gave initial approval to a sweeping election-reform bill late Thursday, even after House Republicans pointed out that some of those who supported the bill were unaware of the state’s voting requirements. Read more »
The overarching point which seems to be lost on metro-area Democrats is that at some point, someone has to foot the bill for these green energy handouts
Give credit to members of the Colorado Senate Republican Caucus for coming up with a pretty clever way to describe the manner in which the Governor of Denver, John Hickenlooper, treats the rest of Colorado. Read more »
DOUBLE STANDARD? There shouldn’t be one rule on Cuba vacations for friends of the president, and another for everyone else
He may have 99 Problems, but apparently the ban on tourist travel by Americans to Cuba isn’t one of them. We refer, of course, to power couple Jay-Z and Beyonce’s recent vacation to Havana to celebrate their wedding anniversary.
Critics have slammed the visit, saying the hip-hop stars’ jaunt to Cuba provides cash and credibility to one of the world’s oldest and most brutal communist dictatorships. Read more »
Months after conceding that a bevy of new rules wouldn’t have prevented the Aurora tragedy, the governor signed several controversial gun control bills into law
In the immediate aftermath of the Aurora theater massacre, Governor John Hickenlooper earned the praise of many — including us — for his cool-headed and common-sensical response to the carnage.
When he was asked to comment about whether more aggressive gun control laws might have prevented the tragedy, Hick resisted the opportunity to politicize the moment, and stated the obvious. Read more »
The legislature and Governor Hickenlooper should take a break from left-wing social engineering and rein in the bureaucracy
‘Tis the season for debates about spending, setting priorities and good fiscal stewardship under the golden dome in Denver. With the Colorado Senate putting finishing touches on Senate Bill 13-230, otherwise known as the Long Bill, the Colorado General Assembly is on a glide path to spend, spend, spend in the next fiscal year. Read more »
We are surprised by just how sloppy and nonsensical these gun control measures really are
A time-tested rule of governing is to never, ever legislate on things you don’t understand. Unfortunately for Colorado, elected officials with names like Fields, McCann, Morse and Hickenlooper have chosen to ignore this rule in favor of their own ambition and political hubris.
Not letting their own lack of knowledge of all things firearms stop them, Colorado Democrats leased the Colorado Capitol out to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Vice President Joe Biden to pass House Bill 1224, House Bill 1228 and House Bill 1229. Read more »
SEX, SEX, SEX: Every time we turn around, it seems the Democrat-led legislature is debating same-sex unions, sex education, sexual immorality, or adultery
We’ve waxed poetic before about the good old days – that time in the not-too-distant past when Colorado Democrats criticized Republicans for their never-ending obsession with ideological wedge issues like gay marriage.
Back then, the top talking point for Democrat politicians and their media allies was that Republicans were pursuing a divisive social agenda at the expense of the kitchen table issues people really cared about. Read more »