A group of House Democrats introduced a bill Wednesday to abolish the nation’s newest armed service, eliminating the Space Force and giving the Air Force its responsibilities.
The outpatient clinic at the new Veterans Administration hospital in Aurora will be named after Lt. Col. John W. Mosley, a Colorado native and pioneering civil rights leader who served with the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, under legislation sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jason Crow, D-Centennial.
A pair of Colorado’s most prominent Democrats stand opposed to a National Park Service plan to lethally remove a dozen bison from Grand Canyon National Park, with Gov. Jared Polis backing a last-ditch effort to relocate them to southeast Colorado.
Internal polling released Tuesday by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Eli Bremer's campaign shows President Joe Biden and Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet underwater with Colorado voters.
Colorado Republicans behind a plan to cancel the GOP's primary election next year and instead designate nominees at party assemblies say that allowing unaffiliated voters to help pick their candidates is like letting fans of a rival football team choose the Broncos' starting quarterback.
The Bureau of Land Management's national headquarters are moving back to Washington, D.C., but the agency plans to beef up its Grand Junction office as a Western headquarters, Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland announced Friday.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be the draw at a high-dollar fundraiser in Colorado Springs next month for Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn's re-election campaign, according to an invitation obtained by Colorado Politics.
Former state Rep. Joe Salazar, a key Colorado supporter of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential bids, told Colorado Politics on Thursday that he isn't going to seek the Democratic nomination in the state's new congressional district.
"I don't take this endorsement lightly, and I am proud to fully support Eli Bremer for my former seat in the U.S. Senate."
Former U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner faced nearly identical criticism two years ago when he hopped a plane for the nation's capital at about the same time then-Vice President Mike Pence was landing in Colorado for a Gardner fundraiser.
President Joe Biden on Tuesday touted technology emerging from a renewable energy lab in a Denver suburb as a central component of his plan to combat climate change while modernizing infrastructure and creating good-paying jobs.
President Joe Biden plans to discuss Colorado's renewable energy economy during an afternoon visit to the state Tuesday, sources familiar with the president's plans tell Colorado Politics.
A group of Colorado House Republicans have a message for Democratic President Joe Biden, who is expected to visit Denver on Tuesday.
A man serving a 60-year sentence for a 1998 Colorado Springs murder has turned to the U.S. Supreme Court to ask for a judge’s review of whether the government knew that an informant’s key testimony was false at the time of trial.
Ernest Luning: "During that brief period before harsh reality brought the flights of electoral fantasy down to earth, the pairing loomed as the kind of starkly defined contest that comes along only once."
This week on Colorado Politicking, legislative reporter Pat Poblete and political correspondent Ernest Luning discuss Reps. Joe Neguse, D-Lafayette, and Lauren Bobert, R-Silt, being drawn into the same legislative district and the latest from the campaign trail. Meanwhile, judicial reporter Michael Karlik previews three cases the state Supreme Court is set to take up when it returns next week.
Democrats in Colorado sounded the alarm Wednesday over a Texas law banning most abortions that took effect Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to rule on an emergency appeal to put the law on hold.
U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper plans to hold a virtual town hall tonight to talk about the $1 trillion infrastructure bill he helped pass in the Senate, his office said Monday. The Colorado Democrat also plans to take questions from constituents.
U.S. Rep. Jason Crow, a decorated Army Ranger from Aurora, said Friday that he wants the Biden administration to delay the planned Aug. 31 military withdrawal from Afghanistan until the country finishes evacuating Americans and gets as many of its Afghan allies to safety as possible.
President Joe Biden on Thursday indicated the Islamic State group's Afghanistan affiliate was responsible the attacks, which Pentagon officials say left 13 American service members dead and another 18 wounded.
Ernest Luning: "When it comes to attacks based on ethics complaints, the more spectacular the details, the better."
Initial word of the attack prompted U.S. Reps. Ken Buck, R-Greeley, and Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado Springs, to take to Twitter with messages of support for American forces and their allies in Afghanistan.
The bill would add the state-level age requirement to the list of prohibitors identified through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
The bill, approved on a 219-212 vote, would restore the ability of the U.S. Justice Department to prevent changes to voting rules in places with a history of discrimination and allow minority residents to challenge state laws they consider discriminatory — reversing the effects of two recent Supreme Court decisions.
State Rep. Yadira Caraveo, a Thornton Democrat, on Tuesday became the first candidate to announce a run in next year's election for Colorado's eighth U.S. House seat, touting her background as a pediatrician and daughter of immigrants, her Adams County roots and a record passing progressive legislation.
The Windsor Republican is joining with Democratic U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia to sponsor the House version of a bill meant to crack down on what Buck calls the "stranglehold" companies such as Google and Apple maintain over app developers through the tech giants' mobile app stores.
The progressive political action committee Democracy for America has again endorsed U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, the Lafayette Democrat seeking a third term in Colorado's 2nd Congressional District.
Civil liberties advocates, scholars and others are lining up to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a Colorado man's appeal, after a lower court decided the Denver police officers who allegedly retaliated against him for filming an act of brutality were immune from liability.
U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday after experiencing what the Colorado Democrat described as mild symptoms.
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is urging fellow Senate Democrats to include his proposal to spend $400 billion on home and community-based health care in the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation measure.
A bipartisan trio from Colorado’s congressional delegation is working with Broomfield Army veteran Scott Henkel to save an interpreter he worked with while deployed in Afghanistan.
Ernest Luning: "On the theory that it can help make sense of where you’re going if you have a clear picture of where you’ve been, here are some of the hallmarks of Colorado elections in the modern era — a grab bag of some of the mosts, firsts, and other superlatives, the purely political milestones that have defined the state’s contests for major statewide and congressional offices over the past 50 or so years."
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday morning unanimously confirmed former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's nomination to become U.S. ambassador to Mexico, the first of President Joe Biden's ambassador nominees to be confirmed.
Those who follow the judicial nominating and confirmation process believe Colorado has been quick to repopulate its bench for one likely reason: U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper have been fast at making their preferences known.
“Having twice worn the uniform of our nation — in the military and in the Olympics — I am concerned that the country I have represented is being sold out by self-interested politicians,” Bremer said in a statement.
U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper celebrated the infrastructure bill; Rep. Jason Crow, a Centennial Democrat, introduced legislation to expand electric vehicle charging capabilities; and Rep. Ken Buck asked for reimbursements for Colorado farmers and ranchers participating in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program.
Republican Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado has transformed himself from a free-market evangelist to a crusader against tech monopolies.
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The District Court Judgeships Act of 2021 would expand the U.S. District Court in Denver from its current roster of seven active judges to 11. The district court is the state's federal trial court, and it has had seven members since the mid-1980s, despite a near-doubling of both the state's population and total cases filed.
This week on Colorado Politicking, legislative reporter Pat Poblete and chief legislative reporter Marianne Goodland discuss Interior Secretary Deb Haaland's trip to Colorado, and judicial reporter Michael Karlik discusses Mesa County's chief judge, who is facing a lawsuit because he is alleged to have ignored expired protection orders not getting cleared, resulting in arrests that violate the Fourth Amendment.
Ernest Luning: "Just as Salazar’s heritage and background mirrors the ever-evolving relationship of the American Southwest and its centuries-old neighbor to the south, Salazar’s political rise from the ranch his family has tended for generations in Los Rincones — one of the first spots in Colorado to be settled by Europeans — set the pace for the Colorado Democratic Party’s climb from obscurity to near-total control of the state."
Camp Amache, a Japanese American incarceration camp that imprisoned over 7,000 in southeast Colorado, took one step closer to becoming a national park Thursday.
Colorado's two U.S. senators introduced one of their predecessors Wednesday at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing to consider former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's nomination to become U.S. ambassador to Mexico.
Former colleagues and Coloradans who knew former U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi mourned the death Monday of the 77-year-old former shoe salesman from Gillette, Wyoming, who retired earlier this year after serving four terms in the Senate.
They want to delay a confirmation vote on Tracy Stone-Manning until there's a commitment to keep the Bureau of Land Management headquarters in Grand Junction.
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U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn said Friday that he hopes the new name of the Briargate Post Office will remind people of Chaplain Captain Dale Goetz's patriotism and courage, as well as the courage and service of all military chaplains.
The House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved legislation sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jason Crow to increase the number of visas available for Afghan interpreters and others who are facing retribution for aiding U.S. and coalition forces during the 20-year war.
Ernest Luning: "A week ago, marking one year since the day civil rights icon John Lewis died at age 80, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, a friend and longtime colleague of the Georgia congressman, shared a memory on social media."
Two of Colorado's three Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives, along with Weld County and a Denver-based think tank, are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a New York law regulating the ability to carry a concealed firearm outside of the home.