Colo. GOP propose gun rights legislation

Colorado Republicans are reloading their holsters on attempts to expand gun rights. Some of their proposals this year are ideas that Democrats have rejected in the past. Republicans are trying to give business owners and employees the power to use deadly force against intruders. Another proposal would allow people to have a concealed weapon at […]

Democrats dismiss GOP deficit offer

Members of a special deficit-cutting panel are getting renewed encouragement from their colleagues even as they remain far apart on taxes and cuts to so-called entitlement programs like Medicare. And some are taking a glass-half-full view of a Republican offer this week in which even GOP hardliners on taxes showed new flexibility on tax revenue […]

Victorious GOP sets out to repair image

Republicans cast themselves as the anti-Obama and scored a blowout at the polls. Now their real work – repairing the party’s still-tattered image and earning voters’ trust – begins. It’s a mammoth job, made more difficult by the very things that propelled the GOP to the House majority and bolstered numbers in the Senate: tea […]

GOP fears losing majority party status in Colorado

Colorado Republicans fear their party will become a minor party and lose fundraising advantages in the 2012 presidential election if its candidate for governor, tea party favorite Dan Maes, gets less than 10 percent of the vote on Nov. 2. It’s a stunning prospect for a party that has the largest number of registered voters […]

GOP-allied group weighs in with $4 million in ads

A deep-pocketed alliance with ties to top Republicans Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie is pumping more than $4 million into key Senate races in a single week of advertising, a crucial infusion to counter a surge in Democratic Party spending as Election Day draws near. The new wave of ads by Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies […]

RNC Chair Steele touring Colo. for GOP

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is in Colorado to rally support for GOP candidates during his national “Fire Pelosi” bus tour. Steele will be in Fort Collins Thursday morning in the district that Republican candidate Cory Gardner is trying to take from incumbent Democrat Betsy Markey. Gardner has been critical of the job Steele […]

GOP chairman Michael Steele to visit Colorado

Republican Party chairman Michael Steele is coming to Colorado. The state party says Steele will visit volunteers at party headquarters on Thursday morning in Greenwood Village. His appearance in Colorado will be his first since he came under fire for calling the nine-year-old conflict in Afghanistan a mistaken “war of Obama’s choosing.” He’s expected to […]

Sen. Arlen Specter switching from GOP to Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) – Veteran Republican Sen. Arlen Specter disclosed plans Tuesday to switch parties, a move intended to boost his chances of winning re-election next year that will also push Democrats closer to a 60-vote filibuster-resistant majority.”I now find my political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans,” Specter said in a statement posted […]

GOP boys put primary preservation before environmental preservation

Last week, a long-awaited bill to set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as protected wilderness was rejected by the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would have designated Rocky Mountain National Park as a protected wilderness, and would have expanded the Indian Peaks Wilderness. The vote was 282-144, two votes shy […]