Geographic concentration of terrorist attacks: Global Terrorism Database
DENVER, CO – Thanks to left-wing extremism and several high-profile incidents of eco-terrorism, two Colorado counties have been named “hot spots” of terrorism according to a recently issued government report.
Denver and Boulder counties have earned a place in the Department of Homeland Security’s report “Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States, 1970 to 2008,” created by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland. The report was released January 31, 2012.
Using incident information drawn from the Global Terrorism Database and other sources ranging from the U.S. census and newspapers, the UM research team created extensive profiles for each act of terrorism, compiling and categorizing each event in order to tease out potentially relevant information—specifically, geographic concentration. Read more »
GOLDEN, CO – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich made his first appearances in Colorado on Monday, just one day before the state’s Republican voters headed to their precinct caucuses to vote in a Presidential preference poll and select fellow party members who will eventually comprise the 36 delegates and 33 alternates to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida in late August.
Gingrich spent the day in Golden, Colorado, beginning with a morning rally and followed by a speech centered on energy policy at the 2012 Colorado Election Energy Summit held at the Colorado School of Mines.
Gingrich came out swinging at President Barack Obama’s energy policies.
“This is the most anti-American energy administration you’ve ever had,” said Gingrich, drawing applause. He pointed to urban policy makers out-of-touch with the energy concerns of the majority of Americans, citing the cost of fuel and the impact it has on consumable goods like groceries.
“You have an administration whose policies are wrong on national security grounds, they’re wrong on American job-creating grounds, and they’re wrong on cost of living grounds,” Gingrich argued. Read more »
DENVER, CO – It’s politics at the most personal level, as Colorado Republicans gather tomorrow at their precinct caucuses to discuss and profess support for each of the four remaining GOP presidential candidates with their neighbors, and for the second time in four years, vote in a non-binding straw poll.
Most political observers expect former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, winner of Saturday’s Nevada caucus, to roll to another victory in Colorado. Such an outcome would make Romney 2-for-2 in the state’s preference poll after his 2008 romp.
Romney garnered just over 60 percent of the vote in Colorado’s 2008 straw poll, easily outpacing the eventual nominee, Sen. John McCain, by more than forty points. But while his support in Colorado remained considerable, Romney decided to end his campaign just days later, on February 7, 2008. Read more »
DENVER, CO – On the same day as the Florida primary and with just one week remaining before Colorado Republicans head to caucus on February 7, 12-term Texas Congressman Ron Paul campaigned along the Front Range, stopping in Denver for a noon rally and town hall.
The longshot Republican candidate spoke before a raucous, standing-room-only crowd that greeted their favored presidential aspirant with rousing chants of “President Paul!” and “End the Fed!”
“Sounds like the revolution got here before I did,” Paul said in his opening remarks. Read more »