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Dominic Dezzutti’s Blog

Gov. John Hickenlooper and Rep. Jared Polis at a news conference announcing a compromise on fracking measures. (credit: CBS)

Fracking Compromise May Create a Bigger Fight in 2016

While the big compromise announced this week may keep fracking off of the 2014 ballot, it may have only intensified the fight in the next round.

08/05/2014

The scene on Sunday (credit: CBS0

Will the Israel-Gaza Conflict Affect Colorado Politics?

Even though it’s thousands of miles away, the conflict in Gaza may play a big role in Colorado’s 2014 election.

07/31/2014

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Colorado Plays Role In The NYT Editorial Endorsement Of Legalized Pot

Even though the New York Times Editorial Board got the headlines for its pro-pot stance this week, the real credit should go to Colorado.

07/29/2014

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Two Weeks to Ballot Measure Showdown Deadline

In two weeks, we’ll have a better idea of just how epic the 2014 ballot measure battle will be and what forces may make it an historic election.

07/22/2014

A Ukrainian State Emergency Service employee searches for bodies amongst the wreckage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the village of Grabove, in the region of Donetsk on July 20, 2014. (credit: BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

MH-17: If Europe Won’t Respond Now, It’ll Never Happen

The attack on MH-17 must earn an unprecedented response from Europe if they ever hope to keep Russia at bay in the future.

07/20/2014

Protesters calling for immigration reform and a mariachi band crowded Rep. Cory Gardner's office on Thursday (credit: CBS)

Immigration Crisis: Advantage Democrats

The current immigration crisis involving minors from Central America may provide a major advantage for Democrats this fall.

07/15/2014

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Same Sex Marriage Deserves a Better Coming Out Day

An issue as important as Same Sex Marriage deserves clarity in Colorado, not the legal jumble of interpretations and decisions that it is currently mired in.

07/11/2014

President Obama at the Wazee Supper Club on Tuesday (credit: Mark Knoller/Twitter)

Obama’s Visit: President Non-Grata

Will Governor Hickenlooper, Senator Udall and Andrew Romanoff come to regret not doing what it took to appear publicly with President Obama during his Denver visit?

07/08/2014

Enjoy the Sounds of Silence, for They Will be Fleeting

The short span between the primary and general election seasons should be savored this year because that span will be far shorter than any of us would prefer.

06/29/2014

RMGO Hands the Colorado Senate to Dems in Jeffco Wins

While establishment Republicans did well in high profile races on Primary Election Day, two key races in Jefferson County went against the establishment and will likely keep the State Senate in Democratic hands for some time.

06/24/2014

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