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John Hickenlooper is running for US Senate

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has decided to run for the U.S. Senate in 2020, several sources with knowledge of his plans said Wednesday.

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How hot does a smoking gun need to be before Trump is truly burned?

My first reaction to the no-longer-so-explosive Buzzfeed report that Donald Trump had directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the timing of his negotiations for a Moscow Trump Tower was that, yeah, of course he had.

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Trump's reputed dealmaking skills are being exposed as a lie – and it’s driving him crazy

Donald Trump is losing badly in the government shutdown battle, and that scares the hell out of me. I don’t see any viable, face-saving way out of this self-inflicted crisis for Trump, and that scares me even more. 

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Kavanaugh had a point -- what goes around may well come around

The Senate has voted. Brett Kavanaugh has been narrowly confirmed. In a normal time, that would be the end of the story, or at least this chapter of the story.

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A bus and a bucket of cash: No one in Colorado politics saw Jared Polis coming

This is the second in a four-part series about Colorado’s Democratic nominee for governor. Part 1 examined Jared Polis’s early years. We’ll cover his congressional career in Part 3 tomorrow.

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Brett Kavanaugh can mark it on his calendar -- the day he turned into Donald Trump

At the end of the day — and, yes, at the end of a long, long, long day — we still don’t know whether Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford back when they were both in high school in the early ’80s.

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Trump finally comes clean -- and admits he thinks the #MeToo movement is a 'con game'

Donald Trump is right — words, by the way, I rarely use in that order — when he says the Brett Kavanaugh accusation story is a con game.

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New Brett Kavanaugh accuser Debbie Ramirez aided domestic violence victims

The second woman to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct knows what women risk by coming forward.

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The president who loves to wrap himself in the flag trips over it this time

Donald Trump blinked. It’s not the first time, nor will it be the last.

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Donald Trump finally became an impeachable president

I’m not predicting impeachment (though it’s possible if Dems win the House in November) or conviction (unlikely in any case), but everything changed with lawyer/fixer/better-call-Sauler Michael Cohen’s guilty plea in which he implicated Trump as co-conspirator-in-chief.

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'BlacKkKlansman' takes us from Colorado Springs and the KKK to the White House

I know you didn’t ask, but I have a piece of advice for those out there in Readerland: Turn off the TV, pull yourself away from the latest chapter in the Omarosa Manigault Newman dramedy and go see Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman.” I promise Manigault Newman will still be on some station when you get back.

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It's time for GOP candidate Walker Stapleton – and Colorado – to reckon with painful KKK past

Between 1923 and 1947, Benjamin Stapleton served five terms as Denver’s mayor. He gained and retained his office by winning financial and grassroots support from the Ku Klux Klan. Stapleton did its bidding for several years, appointing Klansmen to key cabinet positions.  Jews, immigrants, Catholics, and Blacks paid a painful price.

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A calamity is now upon us -- especially if you're a woman

You can mark this date on your calendar. A calamity is now upon us.

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Held in ICE facility in Colorado, immigrant mothers share dreadful stories of separation from their sons

One mother separated from her son said the two had to spend his sixth birthday apart, and that when he asked by phone why he didn’t get the bicycle he’d hoped for, she could only tell him that she would give one to him “when this nightmare is over.”

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The strangest thing about the unhinged Rudy Giuliani interview

Let’s give everyone the benefit of the doubt and agree that Rudy Giuliani’s bombshell pronouncements to Sean Hannity were actually part of a plan.

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