Colorado’s Ken Buck among few to oppose newly signed $2 trillion stimulus

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With the support of all but one Coloradan, the U.S. House passed the largest economic stimulus package in American history Friday, a more than $2 trillion agreement to boost a national economy ravaged by coronavirus. President Donald Trump signed the bill shortly thereafter. It passed on a voice vote, a tactic used for uncontroversial legislation. As a result, House members were not required to re... Read more »

This impeachment process is totally infair to Rupublicans!

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The extremely stable genius picked up his cellphone at 7:32 a.m. Wednesday. Republicans “are starting to go after the Substance even more than the very infair Process,” President Trump typed. “Rupublicans, go with Substance and close it out!” The misspelled missive caused laffter and merrymint. But you know what’s funnier? Trump sent this command to Rupublicans at the start of the only two days t... Read more »

LAUNCH WINDOW: Space command center could put Aurora into a new orbit

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Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson’s inbox probably has more mail from Colorado these days. Leaders across the state are lobbying for the new U.S. Space Command to be based here, and they’re making a strong case. Letters from the business community, local elected officials and the state’s congressional delegation have pointed out that Colorado is well-situated for the program because of a flourish... Read more »

Bipartisanship Continues to Show Strength in Congressional Softball Game

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The positive energy and sense of community spilled over to the Congressional Women’s Softball Game from the previous week’s Congressional Baseball Game. With a record number of tickets sold and money raised for young women with breast cancer, the members losing 2-1 to the media team didn’t seem so bad. “We tried hard and we’ll try hard next year, but it was a great night and I felt like not only d... Read more »

Strange bedfellows sign on to a new marijuana banking bill

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For years, lawmakers have introduced marijuana banking bills that have gone nowhere. Now, comes a new bill -- this one has the backing of Republican Sen. Cory Gardner and Democrat Sen. Michael Bennet. But it also includes sponsorship from Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Eliabeth Warren and Republican Sen. Rand Paul, of Kentucky. Called the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2017, its ba... Read more »

Bill opens a door for Commerce City to redevelop part of the old Rocky Mountain Arsenal

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Rocky Mountain Arsenal was used by the U.S. Army for decades to manufacture chemical weapons. Like Rocky Flats, which was a former nuclear facility, large portions of the site are now a wildlife refuge. Outside the boundaries of the refuge are roughly 1,000 acres that Commerce City would like to develop for housing, shops and offices. That project hasn’t moved forward because covenants on the land... Read more »

In embracing Nancy Pelosi, Democrats still aren’t getting the message

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In case anyone missed it, Election Day should have been a huge wake-up call for Democrats. The surprising victory of President-elect Donald Trump was only the half of it. Any solace Democrats try to take in Hillary Clinton’s small popular-vote win ought to be considered against some hard facts on the ground. In Washington, Republicans control the House and the Senate, and soon the presidency. Acro... Read more »

Wells Fargo CEO grilled by House panel

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Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf returns to Capitol Hill Thursday to testify about the bank's sales practices. Stumpf will appear before the House Financial Services Committee on Thursday morning. Scroll down for live updates. 12:47 p.m. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) highlighted that $20 billion in market value from Wells Fargo's stock has been erased amid this scandal. That is like "obliterating half of Ford Mo... Read more »

Wells Fargo CEO Roasted on Capitol Hill for 'Egregious Fraud', 'Identity Theft'

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Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf faced down a furious panel of lawmakers Thursday as the House Financial Services Committee grilled him on his bank's shady practices. Representative Maxine Waters, the committee's ranking Democrat, told Stumpf that Wells Fargo's abuse of the public's trust was "some of the most egregious fraud we have seen since the foreclosure crisis," and compared it to mass identity ... Read more »

Men who died fighting ISIS come home

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The bodies of two young Americans who died fighting the Islamic State group in Syria were returned to their sobbing families early Sept. 16 in simple, gray caskets that were pulled from an Amtrak train in Denver as throngs of sleepy passengers watched. Relatives of Levi Shirley, 24, of Arvada, and Jordan MacTaggart, 22, of Castle Rock, huddled together against the morning chill as U.S. Rep. Ed Per... Read more »

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