Despite ramped-up pressure from national media outlets, the federal government still has not offered a response to the December 10 signing of Amendment 64, which allows adults 21 and over in Colorado to use and possess small amounts of marijuana. Into this vacuum have stepped a number of legislator ... More >>
In the final weeks of 2012, Congresswoman Diana DeGette, who represents Denver, pushed for an immediate vote on a measure to ban high-capacity assault magazines. The bill, she said, would be a sign of concrete action after twenty children were slaughtered in Connecticut. But the chance for a vote ne ... More >>
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We reported yesterday that Representative Ed Perlmutter, a Democrat, plans to introduce an assault weapons ban on the very first day of the new Congress. But his colleague, Democrat Diana DeGette, is pushing for gun-control action even sooner with a bill to ban high-capacity assault magazines that s ... More >>
Representative Ed Perlmutter wants to introduce gun-control legislation on the first day of the new Congress, and is calling for a reinstatement of the assault weapons ban. Representative Diana DeGette wants to pull the trigger on gun control even earlier -- this week, if possible. She's joined with ... More >>
Since James Holmes fired shots into a movie theater in Aurora, killing twelve people, politicians across the country have launched heated debates about gun control. Now, Representative Diana DeGette has entered the fray with proposed legislation that she says could help prevent this kind of tragedy ... More >>
Wildfire season -- which has included several massive Colorado blazes already this year -- puts thousands of seasonal firefighters to work. But because many have temporary status, they aren't eligible for federal health insurance -- a concern Representative Diana DeGette hoped to address in a new bi ... More >>
Tucked inside a small room in an industrial building just south of I-70 and west of Holly Street, three leaders from a clean tech company called Coolerado explained to Congresswoman Diana DeGette how they are turning the traditional air conditioning process upside down.
Denver blog posts bring the pain -- and pleasure. The Colorado Independent's Troy Hooper on Michael Bennet arguing on Fox News, of all places, that allowing the wind tax credit to expire would cost thousands of Colorado jobs. Who Said You Said questions Diana DeGette's position on the U.S. Postal ... More >>
The Denver Housing Authority did not stand on authority. Yesterday, the latest phase of Denver's newest city housing community broke ground with passed-out pinwheels, high school drummers and speakers ranging from Mayor Michael Hancock, Representative Diana DeGette and councilwoman Judy Montero to t ... More >>
Denver blog posts are made of all-natural ingredients. Colorado Pols shares Diana DeGette's response to Mitt Romney's negative comments about Planned Parenthood. No, they can't be considered an endorsement. Mile High Mamas' Catherine considers the "kid blender." No, it's not a horrific new kitchen ... More >>
Diana DeGette.Denver blog posts live like kings. Colorado Independent's Troy Hooper on Diana DeGette's nods to Alice in Wonderland when discussing legislation to stop the EPA from regulating farm dust. Which it isn't doing, by the way. Free Range Longmont's Joseph Bassman asks: Do you know ... More >>
Diana DeGette.As reported in this space on Friday, a new study from Common Cause tracks how oil and gas interests spent $747 million on lobbying and campaign donations since 2001 to win congressional support for "fracking," hydraulic fracturing drilling methods that involve using toxic chemic ... More >>
U.S. Representative Diana DeGette didn't just fall off the turnip truck. She's been concerned about food safety throughout her tenure in Congress, and yesterday, she and California Representative Henry Waxman sent a letter demanding a full investigation into the listeria contamination that's already ... More >>
Diana DeGette.These Denver blog posts never drive drunk. Colorado Independent's Ashley Lopez on Diana DeGette pushing back on what she sees as a Republican vendetta against Planned Parenthood. DenverUrbanism's Dan Malouff on brainstorming a better RTD livery. Mile High Hockey's David Drisc ... More >>
Award-winning nachos at Racines, not Bob's.Bob doesn't want Diana DeGette showing up at his door anytime soon, expecting to get the Readers' Choice Best Nachos from the Best of Denver 2011. On Monday, he received a letter from the congresswoman, congratulating the recipient for winning the aw ... More >>
These Denver blog posts materialized before our very eyes. Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein shares what we've learned since the Nuggets dealt Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks -- including that Melo is a high-maintenance superstar. To say nothing of LaLa. WhoSaidYouSaid spotlights a mom who real ... More >>
"Gasland"Representatives Diane DeGette and Jared Polis are taking another run at tightening federal regulations on hydraulic fracturing, a natural gas drilling technique also known as fracking. Introduced this week by the Colorado twosome and fellow Democratic rep Maurice Hinchey from New Yor ... More >>
Colorado congressional delegation cooperates to contain Washington's hot air. Mark Udall, the Colorado senior senator who has recommended a mixed-party seating arrangement to symbolize unity during President Obama's January 25 State of the Union speech, has an extended game plan for continued ... More >>
Mike Fallon.There are no national polls gauging Colorado's 1st Congressional District race. Staunchly Democratic Denver is widely viewed as a lock for incumbent Diana DeGette, who has held the seat since 1997. But there is anecdotal evidence to suggest that Republican newcomer Mike Fallon i ... More >>
Mike FallonIt's the middle of the afternoon and Mike Fallon is at Pint's Pub. The Republican candidate for Colorado's 1st Congressional District wasn't driven to the bottle by the rigors of campaigning, however. Rather, he's holding the first in a series of town-hall meetings that will take ... More >>
Chris Nevitt has something to proclaim.The controversial Arizona immigration bill hasn't stopped any folks from coming into this country illegally yet. After all, it won't take effect until July. But it's certainly led to a bumper crop of proclamations, including denunciations by Denver Publi ... More >>
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An early strategy being used to undermine John Hickenlooper in his run for the governorship is actually an old favorite -- portraying him as too liberal. That's the theme of the video above, put together by WhoSaidYouSaid.com, a humor-oriented political website overseen by Republican stalwarts Kell ... More >>
Will Nancy Pelosi get so mad at Diana DeGette that she actually blinks?Just because the House of Representatives passed a healthcare bill this weekend doesn't mean it'll stay passed. Denver congresswoman Diana DeGette is leading a group of reproductive-rights supporters who are mad as hell th ... More >>
Our daily perusal of local web goodness. At HuffPo Denver, Alan Gottlieb writes that we need to demand more of our teachers -- and compensate them accordingly (H/T Education News Colorado). With Dems in control, Congresswoman Diana DeGette might finally be in position to save some wildernes ... More >>
Even after Congresswoman Diana DeGette announced a slew of in-person healthcare town halls to supplement a previously scheduled teleconference, she was still portrayed in some quarters as trying to dodge face-to-face interaction on the subject. Note the accusations leveled by a Ron Paul supporter w ... More >>
Diana DeGette.Back on August 4, the conservative Face the State website (which is currently in limbo as it attempts to restructure), went out of its way to slap Congresswoman Diana DeGette for scheduling only one healthcare town hall -- over the phone. At the time, a number of congressional r ... More >>
The lightning rod named Nancy Pelosi.The U.S. House of Representatives is on recess -- but that doesn't necessarily mean its members are having fun. They'll likely spend much of their time off pimping healthcare reform -- and to that end, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- the woman with giant eye ... More >>
"It's for you, Diana...."A blogging we will go -- but where? Tell us. Face the State headlines that Democrat Diana DeGette's only town-hall meeting during the House recess will be by phone -- but buries the fact that Republican Mike Coffman is among Colorado reps who haven't scheduled any se ... More >>
Sometime this morning, right after the full House votes on the Food Safety Enhancement Act (the discussion starts at 8:30 a.m. MST), Representative Diana DeGette and other members of the working group that pushed the measure will hold a press conference to discuss its ramifications. In anticipation ... More >>
The name game took a loopy twist after Colorado Media Matters published an item last Wednesday attacking KHOW talk-show host Peter Boyles for referring to Congresswoman Diana DeGette as "Vagina DeGette" and "Vagina DeJet," for reasons that are too dopey to explain -- although CMM did so at length in ... More >>
Diana DeGette wants to be Colorado's first female Senator - maybe - but Denver's U.S. Representative has gone about making that known in a strangely blunt and abrasive way, namely by calling out Governor Bill Ritter, who will choose a a new one, and by bashing the "chattering class." In a video pos ... More >>
A few weeks ago, Diana DeGette, Colorado's representative for the 1st Congressional District, had lunch with Ken Salazar, the Colorado senator who'd early on been rumored to be in the running for a position in the Barack Obama cabinet. "No, it's not going to happen," he told her. Yesterday, it happ ... More >>
Tom Tancredo, bailout buddy. For at least one day in election year America, partisanship didn’t rule. The muddy moral oozing out of Capitol Hill in the wake of the failed $700 billion Wall Street bailout is that individual survival always trounces party allegiance. Beneath the inevitable finger ... More >>
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