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Michael Huttner

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    LaLa Vazquez's valentine to Denver: Kenny Be's Playing Cupid

    Lovely LaLa Vazquez.​ It pains my heart to see strained relationships. Why can't everyone just get along? Since it's the season of love, I've created Kenny Be Valentine's cards, intended to calm the cantankerous and help bring impassioned parties together. Below, LaLa's heartfelt offer of love ... More >>

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    January 26, 2011

    Michael Huttner, ProgressNow not responding to questions about not-awarded Hawaii trip

    Michael Huttner.​As part of the August 2009 launch of 50 Ways You Can Help Obama Change America, Michael Huttner, the book's co-author, as well as founder and CEO of ProgressNow.org, promised to give away a trip to Hawaii to the person with the best idea to improve America. Over two years late ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010

    Michael Huttner encourages America to help Barack Obama on inauguration anniversary -- and man, does he need it

    Michael Huttner as seen on Fox News -- his favorite network!​Lucky Michael Huttner. On the anniversary of Barack Obama's inauguration, the ProgressNow Colorado frontman planned to promote 50 Ways You Can Help Obama Change America, a book he co-wrote with Jason Salzman -- and instead, he's forc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Jon Caldara isn't resting on health care even after Scott Brown's win

    Jon Caldara would have looked like this had Scott Brown lost.​Yesterday, the Independence Institute's Jon Caldara was among the driving forces behind a large gathering at the state capitol in favor of opting out of any federal health care plan, either via legislation or a ballot measure. Then, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Scott McInnis isn't the real tea party candidate, says rival Dan Maes

    Dan Maes would like to have his tea and drink it, too.​Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is upset about the effort by GOP heavyweights to make Scott McInnis the de facto party standard bearer months before the primary -- and he says lots of tea party members will express the same sen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Fast-track this: Five untapped Colorado energy sources

    Thar she blows: The Penry-Huttner Geothermal Project.​The Department of the Interior just designated six renewable energy projects, including a 400-megawatt solar tower, as "fast-track" developments deserving of the highest priority. All six of the projects happen to be in California. Hard t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    ProgressNow Colorado prepares for a grocery-store strike

    "We're not asking you not to eat. Really."​ Negotiators for union employees of King Soopers and Safeway are heading back to the bargaining table yet again in an attempt to break a contract stalemate that's dragged on for months -- and in an indication that things are getting serious, the left- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    ProgressNow Colorado takes aim at Jane Norton

    ProgressNow Colorado's Michael Huttner during a recent Fox News appearance.​How do you know that Jane Norton, who announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate yesterday, is the first Republican in the race feared by Democrats? Because she's already under attack by ProgressNow Colorado, the most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: Michael Huttner, the early days

    ​On my first road trip to Montana, back in the pre-cell-phone days, I had to stop every hour or so and find a phone so that I could check in with a lawyer who was concerned that the Denver DA's office was going to file charges against our high-school intern. Why? Because that intern had just w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Gitmo and beer: Together again for the first time

    ​Although ProgressNow Colorado's Michael Huttner lived through a grilling by Fox News' Neil Cavuto, he likely made few converts among the cable net's mondo-conservative viewership. The Colorado branch of the American Civil Liberties Union is hoping for a friendlier audience for "Gitmo Revealed ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    ProgressNow Colorado's Michael Huttner subjects himself to Fox News

    ProgressNow Colorado's Michael Huttner will go just about anywhere to pimp 50 Ways You Can Help Obama Change America, a new book he co-wrote with former Rocky Mountain News media writer Jason Salzman -- including Fox News. He didn't emerge from his appearance opposite Neil Cavuto unscathed, however ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Scott McInnis spokesman Sean Duffy about the "extraordinary double standard" used against his candidate

    Sean Duffy.​Got a call moments ago from Sean Duffy, spokesman for Scott McInnis' gubernatorial campaign, responding to a post about what I consider to be the candidate's two latest mistakes: complaining in writing about an impending Republican Party straw poll that he could well lose and then ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Liberal authors offer prize even birthers can love

    ​Earlier today, Sean Duffy, spokesman for gubernatorial hopeful Scott McInnis, said he didn't want his candidate to be reduced to a caricature by Michael Huttner, the man behind the left-leaning ProgressNow Colorado operation. After making that comment, Duffy noted that Huttner's very effectiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Scott McInnis and Bob Schaffer don't know their Colorado mountains

    A screen capture from Scott McInnis' website featuring a scenery shot from... Canada? When politicians make a gaffe, an army of online smart asses is ready, willing and able to make them feel stupid about it. Witness Republican gubernatorial hopeful Scott McInnis, whose website went live with a pho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    In branding Scott McInnis "McLobbyist," left borrows from right's playbook

    Scott McInnis. Scott McInnis has been positioning himself for a political comeback since at least last year. Note that in October, McInnis prematurely pissed on the GOP's grave by publicly predicting that Bob Schaffer would lose to Mark Udall in the U.S. Senate contest -- and adding that he could h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    ProgressNow rebrands itself ProgressNow Colorado

    Denver-based ProgressNow and ProgressNow Action have become among the most effective political organizations in these parts, using a growing network of supporters to push its liberal agenda. So why change its name to ProgressNow Colorado, as is being announced today? The roots of the decision were d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Could Wayne Allard actually be a good CSU chancellor?

    Wayne Allard. As soon as word surfaced that Wayne Allard was interested in the open post of Colorado State University chancellor, the folks at the left-leaning ProgressNow organization hit the apeshit button, arguing that Allard would be as bad a CSU administrator as he's been a U.S. senator. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2008

    The Denver Post's bizarre juxtaposition of Jared Polis and Marilyn Musgrave

    Jared Polis. On Sunday, the front page of the Denver Post's Perspective section was dominated by endorsements of Democrat Jared Polis, who's running for Congress in the 2nd District, and Republican Marilyn Musgrave, making her third re-election bid in the 4th District. Hard to imagine stranger be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2008

    Carol Kreck: The Librarian Strikes Back

    The press advisory from Michael Huttner of ProgressNow Action identifies Carol Kreck, pictured above, as a "60-year-old librarian" -- a description that's technically accurate, but which plays on at least a couple of stereotypes, as noted in this More Messages blog about Kreck's arrest outside a Joh ... More >>

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    July 25, 2008
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    January 28, 2008

    In Defense of Bitch Slapping

    ProgressNow has successfully embarrassed KOA talk-show hosts for unwise statements in the past. Remember that in May 2007, the left-leaning organization made headlines for whipping up an advertiser boycott aimed at rabble-rouser Bob Newman, who'd declared, "I want every Muslim immigrant to America w ... More >>

  • News

    December 6, 2007

    Life Skills Offers Last-Chance High

    Justin Martinez was raised in the school of hard knocks, but Life Skills is his last hope for a diploma.

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    August 9, 2007

    Making Progress

    ProgressNow exports its model for hypying liberal causes across the U.S.

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    May 31, 2007

    Post-Imus Radio

    Talk show fallout.

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    September 21, 2006

    Let the Buyer Beware

    Little meth house on the prairie.

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    November 10, 2005

    Toke of the Town

    Denver voters just say yes.

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    August 25, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of August 25, 2005

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    August 11, 2005

    Off Limits

    Things to Do in Denver When You're As Good As Dead

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    February 10, 2005

    Off Limits

    Patter Familias

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    February 10, 2005

    It's Not Easy Being Green

    Progressive causes find a new home in a modern-day commune.

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    August 19, 2004

    Young Blood

    Rising political powerhouse Jared Polis is rich, tireless and filled with contradictions.

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