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1 year 6 months ago

Romney signs go missing

Republicans are calling foul! Mitt Romney supporters say several yards signs -- maybe as many as 50 -- have been stolen from in front of homes in the Gleneagle area of Northern El Paso County. They didn't catch the thieves, but neighbors did file a police report. Now...

1 year 7 months ago

13 defense executives bemoan uncertainty of cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Thirteen defense executives are complaining that the threat of automatic, across-the-board cuts to military spending is creating uncertainty that's already affected their industry. Seven senators released copies of the executives' letters on Monday. The six Republicans and independent Joe Lieberman are trying to ratchet up the political...

1 year 8 months ago

AP sources: House GOP won't extend farm bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - House GOP aides say party leaders have dropped plans to extend the current farm program and instead are going to press for immediate help for livestock producers whose federal protections against drought losses expired last year. The decision Tuesday comes as Republicans feel pressure to extend relief...

1 year 9 months ago

GOP House votes again to kill health law

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pressing an election-year point, Republicans pushed yet another bill through the House on Wednesday to repeal the nation's two-year-old health care law, a maneuver that forced Democrats to choose between President Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement and a public that is persistently skeptical of its value. The...

1 year 11 months ago

Obama makes health care appeal to female voters

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama told hundreds of female supporters Friday that Republicans seem determined to meddle in women's health decisions in ways that are "appalling, offensive and out of touch." A recent fight in Congress over contraception access, Obama said, was like "being in a time machine." "These...

2 years 1 month ago

Obama, GOP continue sparring over energy

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and Republicans traded accusations today in their weekly radio and Internet messages. Obama underscored his administration's work to develop alternative energy sources and increase fuel efficiency. He accused the GOP of using a "bumper sticker" approach to solving the nation's energy problems. He says...

2 years 1 month ago

GOP leader suggests force vs. Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Republican leader said Monday the United States should use overwhelming military force against Iran if American intelligence shows that Tehran has decided to build a nuclear weapon or it has started to enrich uranium to weapons-grade level, a bold call certain to reverberate in U.S.-Israeli...

2 years 1 month ago

Republican governors concerned about primary race

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic governors are bullish on President Barack Obama's re-election prospects, citing the improving economy and a Republican nominating contest that has exposed deep divisions in the party's base. Republican governors insist Obama is vulnerable, but they say they are concerned the prolonged primary race has alienated independent...

2 years 2 months ago

Senate weighs bill on hiring Colorado workers

DENVER (AP) - Senate Democrats approved legislation to provide bidding preferences to companies that employ mostly Colorado workers despite strong opposition from business groups. Democrats say the bill is meant to bring more jobs to the state by providing an incentive for companies to hire Colorado workers. But businesses told...

2 years 2 months ago

Tearful Giffords says goodbye to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The applause rolled through the big chamber, growing ever louder as hundreds of Republicans and Democrats suddenly realized Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was back in the House. But this time she had come to say goodbye. Fellow lawmakers gave her a fitting send-off: cheers, hugs, a...

2 years 2 months ago

On jobs, CO lawmakers moving past rhetoric

DENVER (AP) - If there's one thing Colorado's sharply divided Legislature agrees on, it's the importance of jobs. But Democrats and Republicans are now past the speech-making phase of the session, and their differences on how best to go about improving the economy will come to the fore. A House...

2 years 2 months ago

Romney on the offensive in Florida

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mitt Romney spent years building a presidential candidacy based on corporate success, a squeaky clean image and an aura of electability that let him focus on President Barack Obama rather than his GOP rivals. South Carolina Republicans destroyed that strategy in an instant, saying they see...

2 years 5 months ago

Deficit-cutting panel looking at benefits, taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rival deficit-cutting plans advanced by Republicans and Democrats on Congress' secretive supercommittee would mean both smaller-than-expected cost of living benefit increases for veterans and federal retirees as well as Social Security recipients - and bump up taxes for some individuals and families. The changes would reduce...

2 years 6 months ago

Pelosi: GOP didn't object to tea party taunts

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says she agrees with protesters from Wall Street to Washington who are saying most of the country isn't getting a fair shake from the financial and political establishments. Republicans are criticizing the protesters' message as divisive. Asked to respond, the California...

2 years 7 months ago

Deal reached to avert transportation shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - A key Republican lawmaker says House and Senate leaders have reached a deal that averts a looming shutdown of federal highway and aviation programs. Representative John Mica of Florida, chairman of the House Transportation Committee, says the agreement clears the way for passage next week of...

2 years 8 months ago

Lawmakers trade blame for downgrade

WASHINGTON (AP) Lawmakers trade blame for downgrade One of the world's three major credit rating agencies says there's too big a gulf between Republicans and Democrats when it comes to dealing with debt, so it's giving the government a downgrade. Standard & Poor's has bumped the U.S. credit rating...

2 years 8 months ago

Vote postponed in House over debt plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - House GOP leaders are postponing a vote on a plan to trade more than $1 trillion in spending cuts for an increase in the government's borrowing cap that would be nearly as large. Rep. David Dreier of California says the postponement is because congressional scorekeepers said...

2 years 10 months ago

GOP tries to bridge social-fiscal divide

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders are trying to keep Christian conservatives excited in a fiscally dominated election season by blurring the line between social and economic issues. Failure to do so could potentially depress turnout by an important part of the Republican base. Social and Christian conservatives have no...

2 years 11 months ago

GOP calls for action on energy, spending

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are calling for action on gasoline prices and spending. In the weekly GOP radio and internet address, Alabama Rep. Martha Roby says it's time for Washington to get serious about the challenges facing the country. She praised the House for passing three measures to...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Colorado GOP picks Call as new leader

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) - The Republican Party in Colorado has chosen its legal counsel, Ryan Call, as its new party chairman with just one round of voting. The Denver Post reports Call needed 138 votes to win in the first round and received 166.6 votes during balloting Saturday...

3 years 3 months ago

A familiar ring as GOP welcomes 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) - One of the new Republican lawmakers arriving in Washington says her party is in a good position to "change business-as-usual in Washington." Senator-elect Kelly Ayotte (AY'-aht) of New Hampshire says Republicans will be focusing on cutting spending and helping businesses grow and hire. She delivered...

3 years 5 months ago

Candidates Trick or Treating For Votes This Weekend

DENVER (AP) - Having tried to win over undecided voters, Colorado's candidates spent yesterday trying to run up their numbers in places where they're already popular. Senate candidate Ken Buck and other Republicans were focusing on GOP-friendly turf along the Western Slope, around Colorado Springs and in Denver's southern suburbs....

3 years 5 months ago

Early turnout lags among Colorado independents

DENVER (AP) - Independent voters in Colorado are voting at a slower pace than Democrats and Republicans this year. Early-voting totals released Monday by Colorado elections officials show that unaffiliated voters are way behind party members in casting early ballots. About 96,000 unafffiliated voters had voted by mid-afternoon...

3 years 5 months ago

Denver GOP reports vandalism at headquarters

DENVER (AP) - Denver Republicans say vandals drove holes into the outside walls of their party headquarters and ripped down campaign signs. GOP officials say police are investigating the damage done Saturday and Sunday nights. Spokesman Aindriu Colgan says the damage was estimated at $2,200. The Denver County...

3 years 5 months ago

Conservatives square off in Colorado Springs

South Sierra Madre in Colorado Springs drew the battle lines for Republicans Sunday, amongst themselves; both sides with a conservative candidate they want in the Governor's office. "We wouldn't be in it, this dividing up the Republican vote, if Tancredo hadn't jumped in after the assembly," says Jimmie Butler,...

3 years 6 months ago

Buck, Hickenlooper lead top Colorado races

Republican Senate challenger Ken Buck holds an edge over Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, while Democrat John Hickenlooper leads the gubernatorial race according to a Denver Post/9News poll. The poll published Sunday showed Buck leading Bennet 48 percent to 43 percent. In the governor's race, Hickenlooper led with 46...

3 years 6 months ago

State Senate Republicans issue reform agenda

Colorado state Senate Republicans have issued their reform agenda for next year. Assistant Majority Leader Greg Brophy of Wray says the GOP goal is to limit state spending to core functions and reduce Colorado's dependence on federal subsidies. Brophy says Republicans want to go to a priority-based budget...

3 years 6 months ago

Complete text: GOP A Pledge to America

Want to know what Republicans would do if they win control of the House? No need to guess any longer. House Republicans were at a hardware store in suburban Virgina Wednesday to roll out a 21-page policy agenda. Their "Pledge to America" pulls together familiar proposals to slash...

3 years 6 months ago

Poll: Independents as upset as Republicans

An Associated Press-Gfk Poll finds that independent voters are nearly as outraged as Republicans about politics this year. Fifty-eight percent of independents and 60 percent of Republicans say politics is making them angry, compared with 31 percent of Democrats who said so. About 7 in 10 independents and...

3 years 7 months ago

Tea party favorite O'Donnell wins in Delaware

The candidate backed by establishment Republicans as well as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has taken the lead over a tea-party favorite in New Hampshire's Republican Senate primary. Former Attorney General Kelly Ayotte edged ahead of Ovide Lamontagne as returns piled up after midnight. Her lead was roughly 1,000...

3 years 7 months ago

Lawsuit challenges Tancredo's spot on ballot

Two Colorado Republicans have filed a lawsuit to try to keep third-party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo off the November ballot. The Denver Post reports that Marian Olson of Golden and Joseph Harrington of Highlands Ranch filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Denver District Court. They claim that Tancredo, a former...

3 years 8 months ago

Democrats seek united front for November

Democrats are hoping to smooth tensions after the bitter Colorado Senate primary. Party chairman Tim Kaine will be in Denver on Thursday for what the party is calling a unity rally. Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet and his primary challenger, Andrew Romanoff, have both agreed to attend. Bennet overcame Romanoff's...

3 years 8 months ago

'Trackers' could throw Colorado election

They're as common at campaign stops as colorful banners: hand-held cameras wielded by politicians' opponents to catch them making a stupid mistake. So how come candidates keep getting tripped up by "trackers" who record their every move? Trackers have been credited for spoiling campaigns from Virginia to Nevada. ...

3 years 8 months ago

Colorado GOP candidates struggling

At a time when Republicans across the nation are counting on victories in gubernatorial races, Colorado's GOP is struggling with gubernatorial and U.S. Senate candidates who have stumbled in recent months. The latest problems include a spat between GOP Senate candidates Jane Norton and Ken Buck touching on gender...

3 years 9 months ago

Conservatives gather for Colorado summit

Conservatives gathering in suburban Denver are hoping to plot a "Contract With America"-style plan for drawing votes this fall. The Western Conservative Summit in Lone Tree includes Republican favorites such as conservative columnist Michelle Malkin and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann. Participants at the three-day summit starting Friday will...

3 years 9 months ago

Sides gearing up for November elections

As November draws nearer, Democrats and Republicans are framing the election in vastly different ways. And the stakes couldn't be higher: all 435 House seats, 36 seats in the Senate and 37 governorships are up for grabs. Accordingly, Republicans want to have voters view this election as a referendum...

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