NO SHOW? Udall asked about Hagel’s positions on gay rights and cyber-security, but did not press him to clarify his stand on Pinon Canyon
After what can only be described as an abysmal performance before the Senate Armed Services Committee, a number of influential Democrats are privately wondering if former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) is up for the job of Secretary of Defense. Not surprisingly, Colorado’s Senior Senator isn’t one of them. Read more »
Dems are seeking to ban high capacity magazines; and create strict liability for gun manufacturers, distributors and owners
DENVER–Democratic legislators rolled out a sweeping package of gun-control measures Tuesday, setting the stage for a blistering confrontation with gun-rights advocates who said the proposals would make Colorado the most anti-gun state in the nation.
The proposed package of eight bills would ban ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds; create strict liability for manufacturers, distributors and owners of so-called assault weapons; require background checks for all buyers, and eliminate state subsidies for background checks. Read more »
TIPTON: “This bipartisan partnership will provide small businesses and entrepreneurs with a new platform for their voices to be heard in Washington”
WASHINGTON — Three decades ago, a congressional caucus helped establish Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday as a federal holiday and convinced the U.S. government to impose sanctions against apartheid-era South Africa. Rep. Scott Tipton hopes his new congressional caucus will blaze its own path. Read more »
Young voters and Democrats were more likely to be pro-choice, while many Republicans and older voters identified themselves as pro-life
DENVER – A majority of Americans say they are pro-choice, while the number of those who call themselves pro-life has dropped to a historic low, according to a recent Rasmussen Reports poll.
When asked “Generally speaking, on the issue of abortion, do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?”, a majority of respondents, 54 percent, said they considered themselves “pro-choice,” while 36 percent said they were “pro-life”. Another ten percent said they were unsure. Read more »
Gessler is arguing that the dispute falls well beyond the scope of the commission’s jurisdiction
DENVER–The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission was established by voters in 2006 to investigate influence-peddling, not rule on criminal cases.
That’s the argument being made by Secretary of State Scott Gessler in his effort to stop the commission from ruling on a complaint filed against him in October by the left-wing group Colorado Ethics Watch. Read more »