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Obama the Diplomat having Trouble Wrestling with the Russian Bear

The lack of significant response from President Obama on the Crimean vote is showing that a President known for his diplomacy is having trouble with the Russian Bear.

03/16/2014

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GOP’s Investment in Ground Game a Page from Democrats’ Playbook

With the addition of 14 new staffers and 12 new offices opening across Colorado, the Republican National Committee is showing they are committed to winning, even if it takes a Democratic strategy to do it.

03/11/2014

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Will Foreign Affairs Begin to Distract from Obamacare?

Republicans are counting on Obamacare to stay in the headlines throughout 2014, but what if foreign affairs begins to kick everything else off of the headlines?

03/09/2014

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Beauprez Isn’t Scaring Anyone Yet

Rep. Cory Gardner was able to clear the field with one announcement, but when Bob Beauprez made his announcement this week, he only added to an already huge pack running in the GOP Gubernatorial primary, and so far, has cleared no one from the race, CBSDenver.com Dominic Dezzutti writes.

03/04/2014

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Game Changer: Gardner, Buck Upset The Apple Cart

Rep. Cory Gardner and Ken Buck stole a page from the Democrats’ handbook and found a way to completely change the scope of the 2014 election, all in one afternoon.

02/26/2014

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Arizona Refusing To Learn Lessons From Colorado’s Dance With Discrimination

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will ultimately decide, with either her veto or signature, if Arizona becomes the hate state of the 21st Century.

02/25/2014

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Pot Revenue Estimates Should Start to Turn National Heads

When Governor John Hickenlooper announced this week that the state expects to receive more than $100 million more dollars in tax revenue from recreational pot, he turned many heads in Colorado and likely many more across the nation.

02/20/2014

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Are Jail Sentences a Real Deterrent?

Two very different legal cases give two very different ways to look at the idea if prison sentences are a detterent for future criminals.

02/18/2014

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The Real Damage From The CDOT And US 36 Controversy

The controversy over how CDOT has handled a deal to improve the Boulder Turnpike with a Public Private Partnership may endanger future P3s in Colorado.

02/14/2014

Ken Buck and Jane Norton campaign prior to the Republican primary in Colorado in 2010. (credit: CBS)

Quinnipiac U.S. Senate Poll Raising The Stakes For GOP Primary

A recent poll shows that the GOP primary for the 2014 U.S. Senate race in Colorado is tightening up and the stakes are only getting higher.

02/06/2014