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Lamborn, Blaha Swap Corruption Charges in Heated GOP Contest

May 8, 2012

Incumbent Congressman Doug Lamborn, pictured here, released a pair of hard-hitting ads this week targeting his GOP challenger, businessman Robert Blaha

WASHINGTON – Rep. Doug Lamborn has gone to the airwaves to attack the business record of his opponent Robert Blaha, leveling the same charge of corruption that has been aimed at him. Read more »

Anti-War Left Mum on Obama Drone Attack Policy

May 3, 2012
While Rep. Coffman (R-Lone Tree) is supportive, his Colorado colleagues have declined to speak on the record about the Obama Administration’s policy of drone strikes in Yemenjames_gordon_los_angeles / Foter

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration’s policy of using unmanned drone attacks in Yemen, including an attack that killed a Colorado State graduate, has received an unusual response from the Colorado members of the House of Representatives. Only one member has gone on the record to voice an opinion about it. Read more »

Obama EPA Appointee Quits After Flap Over “Crucify” Comments

April 30, 2012

Armendariz resigned his position at the EPA after saying that his regulatory approach was to “crucify” oil companies. The Obama appointee says he was not asked to resign

WASHINGTON – A top environmental official whose “crucify” remarks about oil and gas companies prompted calls for a congressional hearing has stepped down, according to media reports.

Dr. Alfredo Armendariz was the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency’s region 6, which includes New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma. Read more »

House Votes to Extend Lower Rate on Student Loans

April 30, 2012

(Photo by Li Tsin Soon)

WASHINGTON – As the House passed a bill Friday to prevent an increse in interest rates for new loans for college students, Colorado Republicans and Democrats assailed the other side for being more interested in political posturing than compromise. Read more »

Gardner Wants EPA Bureaucrat to Explain “Crucify” Remarks to House Panel

April 26, 2012

Gardner, shown here, stopped short of calling for Armendariz’s resignation, but said he wants the EPA official to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee

WASHINGTON – Rep. Cory Gardner wants a high-ranking Environmental Protection Agency official to testify before Congress about his comment that the agency had a “crucify them” strategy toward oil and gas companies. Read more »

Bennet Postal Reform Measure Advances

April 25, 2012
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WASHINGTON – The United States Senate passed a measure Tuesday that would allow post offices to generate extra income by issuing hunting and fishing licenses as well as Social Security cards. Read more »

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Targets Colorado for Ad Blitz

April 20, 2012

The DCCC has reportedly reserved more than $32 million in TV ads 14 states, including Colorado

WASHINGTON – The House Democrat campaign apparatus plans to buy $2.5 million of television advertising on Denver stations after Labor Day to help three local House Democratic candidates, a list that might include Rep. Ed Perlmutter of Lakewood. Read more »

Colo. Lawmakers Call for Sterner Approach to North Korea

April 18, 2012
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WASHINGTON – Voicing frustration with North Korea’s defiance of international agreements, Colorado House members from both parties say the United States should adopt a tougher approach toward the rogue nation.

Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Denver) suggested she supports the Obama administration’s decision to cancel a shipment of 240,000-metric tons of food aid to North Korea. “We should eliminate the carrots, because it’s clear the carrots don’t work,” DeGette said in an interview Wednesday. Read more »

Poll Shows Upstart Blaha Within Striking Distance of Lamborn

April 18, 2012


Political newcomer Robert Blaha trails incumbent Congressman Doug Lamborn by just five percentage points according to a recent poll

COLO. SPRINGS - Casting himself as a conservative outsider and business leader, Robert Blaha is picking up steam in his campaign against Rep. Doug Lamborn ahead of this year’s GOP primary. Read more »

Tipton Fundraising Ramps Up

April 14, 2012

Titpon's fundraising haul for this quarter will reportedly more than double his total for the last quarter of 2011

DENVER – Rep. Scott Tipton raised $378,000 in the first quarter of this year, a figure reportedly more than double the amount the Grand Junction Republican raised in the last quarter of 2011.

Tipton has $813,000 cash on hand to spend against his likely Democratic challenger, former House Minority Leader Sal Pace. Read more »

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