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Rep. Jared Polis in February 2011 in Washington (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Gay Congressman Announces Birth Of New Son

Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado has announced the birth of a new son, making him the only openly gay member of Congress to be a parent.

09/30/2011

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Unwise Conventional Wisdom

Conventional wisdom, which is generally made up of beliefs that are considered to be true by the majority, is often based on assumptions that haven’t been tested against history and facts. After giving the question some thought, I arrived at a few pieces of conventional wisdom that I disagree with.

09/22/2011

Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia (credit: Colorado.gov)

Lt. Gov. Garcia To Attend White House Announcement

Colorado’s lieutenant governor will be at the White House Friday when President Barack Obama discusses changes to the once-lauded No Child Left Behind law.

09/22/2011

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Ski Officials Warn Congress About Climate Change

An Aspen skiing official and several ski athletes are heading to Washington to warn Congress about the consequences of climate change.

09/14/2011

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Taking their Eye off the Economic Ball

It doesn’t appear that Congress in recent weeks has been paying attention to the issues that really drive the economy, CBSDenver.com blogger Dominic Dezzutti writes.

08/02/2011

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gives a thumbs up when asked whether a deal has been reached regarding the ongoing debate on the national debt reduction on July 31 in Washington. As the United States approaches the possibility of a default, the congressional leaders and the White House try to reach an agreement on measures to lift the debt ceiling. (credit: Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)

Debt Ceiling Deal: Do Not Open Until Christmas

It felt like a good ending to a July Hollywood movie blockbuster. And like any good summer blockbuster, it all but guaranteed us a sequel. The details of the big agreement set the stage for round two to be played out in just a few months.

08/01/2011

Tipton Off To Lukewarm Start Raising Money

Republican Rep. Scott Tipton appears to be starting slow raising money for his re-election.

07/18/2011

Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: CBS)

Colorado Congressmen React To Possible Federal Government Shut Down

Congressmen from Colorado, both Democrats and Republicans, are commenting on the impending federal government shutdown on Friday.

04/08/2011

The entrance into the crime scene in Tucson, Ariz. The suspect, Jared Loughner, allegedly shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) in the head during a public event entitled 'Congress on your Corner'. Six people were reported killed in the shooting rampage, and 18, including Giffords, were wounded. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Arizona Shooter’s Other Victim

Not enough can be said about the horror that the shooter in Arizona caused this weekend. There is not anything more important than that actual human cost of this tragedy. That being said, there is another casualty of this senseless violent act: the connection between our government and its citizens.

01/10/2011

Gardner To Speak In Favor Of Congressional Cuts

Cory Gardner is set to deliver his first speech in Congress. The Colorado Republican will speak Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives in support of cutting Congressional budgets.

01/06/2011

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