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3 years 4 months ago

Protesters greet GOP candidate Perry in NH

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - Presidential hopeful Rick Perry got his first brush with New Hampshire protesters. Democratic protesters waved signs and chanted "Go Back To Texas" outside Popovers Bakery & CafDe on Thursday morning as the newcomer to the Republican presidential field tried to meet voters. It was the first...

3 years 4 months ago

Commission: John Edwards' campaign must repay $2M

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials say former presidential candidate John Edwards must repay more than $2 million to the U.S. Treasury. In a final report released Friday, the Federal Election Commission unanimously approved an internal audit that said Edwards' campaign understated its cash on hand and overstated its expenses...

4 years 3 months ago

White House sends spending wish list to Congress

The Obama administration is pushing a pre-election shopping list on its Democratic allies in Congress as they prepare must-pass legislation to prevent a government shutdown next month. Republicans are protesting the spending requests, which include $1.9 billion for school grants, financial help for the Postal Service and more than...

4 years 3 months ago

Democrat Hickenlooper returned tax break to IRS

A Denver TV station is reporting that Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper paid over $52,000 to the Internal Revenue Service in 2008 to settle issues surrounding tax credits he received on conservation easements. KMGH-TV reported Tuesday that the easements were on land that Hickenlooper and a partner acquired in...

4 years 3 months ago

Hickenlooper announces education policy for Colorado

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper is getting ready to unveil his education policy for Colorado. He'll be joined by his running mate, Colorado State University-Pueblo president Joe Garcia, at Monday's announcement at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton. Two years ago as mayor Hickenlooper started a preschool stipend program...

4 years 3 months ago

Interior secretary to rally volunteers for Bennet

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and about two dozen volunteers are kicking off a door-to-door campaign for Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet. Salazar came to his old campaign headquarters in Denver, where Democrats now are working the phones for Bennet, his successor. Salazar told the volunteers Sunday not to despair because...

4 years 4 months ago

President Obama politicking, raising money

President Barack Obama is touching nearly every region of the country to stir up cash and attention for Democrats, launching a three-day trip. Obama will spend the heart of his Monday in Wisconsin, raising money for gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett and other Wisconsin Democrats. He will cap his...

4 years 5 months ago

Colorado's Senate primary getting feisty

With just three weeks left before Colorado's primary elections and mail-in ballots already hitting mailboxes, the sleepy Democratic Senate primary is showing more life. Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet aired his first negative ad Tuesday against challenger Andrew Romanoff. The same day, Romanoff launched an attack at the incumbent. Romanoff...

4 years 7 months ago

Democrat lied about being a Vietnam veteran

Democratic Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal has conceded he has "misspoken" in claiming he served in Vietnam but defended his military record and his commitment to veterans. At a news conference backed by veterans, the popular Connecticut attorney general said he meant to say he served "during Vietnam" instead of...

4 years 9 months ago

House Democrats ban earmarks to corporations

House Democratic leaders have announced that they will ban the much-criticized practice of using annual spending bills to direct pet projects to for-profit companies that often return the favor with campaign contributions. The announcement comes as their GOP rivals are weighing giving up so-called earmarks altogether in an election-year...

4 years 11 months ago

Democrats to begin discussing smaller health bill

President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies are conceding that they may have to accept a less ambitious health overhaul. That's after a Republican won Tuesday's special Senate election in Massachusetts, ending the Democratic caucus' 60-vote majority. Officials say a more modest health care bill could focus on curbing insurance...

4 years 11 months ago

Sheriff Maketa will not seek re-election

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa announced Wednesday that he will not seek a third term in office this November. In a prepared statement released Wednesday morning Maketa said it was with a "heavy heart" that he came to his decision. "I have been approached with several opportunities...

4 years 11 months ago

Democratic leaders make health bill push

President Barack Obama and the Democratic leaders of the House and Senate say they have made "significant progress" toward reaching a final health care deal. The president joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in a written statement following daylong talks Wednesday among senior Democratic leaders...

4 years 11 months ago

McInnis pushes for job growth in campaign stop

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis called for stronger relationships with the energy industry and the military to create jobs in Colorado. Delivering what he called phase one of his Strategic Plan for Colorado, the former Congressman told business leaders in Colorado Springs Wednesday that ,if elected, his priorities for...

4 years 11 months ago

Hickenlooper announces he is running for governor

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper announced his candidacy for governor Tuesday afternoon. Saying it is a privilege to live in Colorado, Hickenlooper says he understands the difficulties facing Colorado in the midst of a recession, but says he's up to the challenge. During his announcement speech, Hickenlooper recalled his introduction...

4 years 11 months ago

Colorado congressman rejects bid for governor

Democratic congressman Ed Perlmutter says he won't jump into the Colorado governor's race. Perlmutter says supporters asked him to run, but he loves his job representing Colorado's 7th District. The Denver Post says Perlmutter disclosed his decision on Monday. Others considering the race after incumbent Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter dropped...

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