Under Obamacare, the Hen House Guards Morph Into Foxes

By: Friday July 25, 2014 10:23 am

It looks like the new state-based exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act are powering the next spin of the Revolving Door. We are not even a full year into implementation and already the head of Colorado’s insurance exchange is moving on to more lucrative pastures on the other side. From The Denver Post: The state [...]

Call Today To End Prohibition Tomorrow

By: Monday November 5, 2012 1:36 pm

If you have a moment today, please consider calling a couple voters in support of one of these important initiatives. It’s really easy and a lot of fun, and you can make a really big difference with just a few minutes of your time.

You can visit the Firedoglake Ballot Initiative Phone Bank here: http://fdl.platform.webstrong.com/dna/login

Michael Bennet “Doesn’t Confuse the Blogosphere with Real People and Real Voters”

By: Thursday March 25, 2010 9:14 am

Hey, Internet! Did you know that by reading news in an online medium you cede your rights as both a voting citizen and as a person? According to Colorado Senator Michael Bennet, that’s all true!

Bennet is feeling the pressure at home for bailing on his promise to “save the public option,” and now he’s lashing out. A local TV news outlet in Bennet’s hometown of Denver reported last night that Bennet says he “doesn’t confuse the blogosphere for real people and real voters.”

Frosh Sen. Michael Bennet Won’t Offer Public Option Amendment, Still Seems Not to Understand How Legislative Process Works

By: Wednesday March 24, 2010 3:38 pm

Oh, poor, poor Michael Bennet (D-CO). He just doesn’t seem to understand how the legislative process works. He took to the Senate floor to praise what the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”–which was signed yesterday by President Obama–will do. That bill is now law. Today they are working on a completely different bill, a [...]

Health Care Action in the States

By: Friday July 31, 2009 12:04 pm

Here’s a round-up of the latest action in Minnesota, Oklahoma, Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, Texas, New Mexico, Montana, Maryland and Delaware.

Palin Supporter Pulls Gun at Rally

By: Thursday October 23, 2008 1:01 pm

A Sarah Palin supporter pulled a loaded handgun while leaving a campaign rally in Colorado on Monday! The gun-toting Palin reported waved the gun at another driver after they got into a dispute while attempting to leave the event:

A “Free Speech” Zone at the DNC

By: Monday August 25, 2008 1:09 pm

Free Speech Zone, originally uploaded by Lindsay Beyerstein. DENVER, CO. My first assignment at the DNC was to find a designated "free speech zone" aka a "freedom cage." Apparently, there are several around the Pepsi Center. This one is near the corner of 7th St. and Auraria Pkwy, in sight of an amusement park. The [...]

There Are Just Too Many Udalls Out There

By: Thursday June 19, 2008 7:27 am

Rep. Steve Pearce’s campaign in New Mexico decided they wanted to attack their opponent on “restricting energy development.” Ok. So they were going to attack a Udall, as they are running against Tom Udall in New Mexico. Sounds fair, if perhaps wrongheaded.

The problem is, however, that they attacked the wrong Udall.

Obama Up By Six In Key Swing State Of Colorado

By: Wednesday May 21, 2008 11:07 am

It would seem that after foaming at the mouth over Kentucky and West Virginia all last night, some political prognosticators might want to also take into account states Obama can win, which Dems have traditionally not won (last time was Bill Clinton, only in ’92, he lost it in ’96, before that, ’64 perhaps?).The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state shows Obama leading 48% to 42%.

McCain Campaign Ads For Closing The Gun-Show Loophole

By: Friday May 16, 2008 9:34 am

In this case he was against closing it (1980s), before he was for closing it (1990s), before he was against closing it again: