Around here, folks tend to earn Schmuck of the Week glory for crimes they've already committed. That makes Mike Vanderboegh special -- because the Alabama blogger and blowhard familiar to a certain segment of the populace from numerous appearances on Fox News earns this week's honors for an offense ... More >>
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 >>
In the days following the movie theater massacre in July, Representative Ed Perlmutter, whose district then included Aurora, was one of the few local politicians who called for a gun policy change: the reinstatement of the assault weapons ban. He's been working on that legislation for months, but gi ... More >>
Unless you've been living in a basement without electricity, you've heard about the socio-political chicken soup boiling up around Chick-Fil-A, complete with boycotts and "buycotts" inspired by the company president's anti-gay-sex marriage stance. And you've heard about it from one side, then the ot ... More >>
Ron Paul isn't the only presidential candidate in Colorado today; Rick Santorum is slated to speak at the Lone Tree Golf Club Lounge at 10 a.m. But Paul will certainly make a bigger splash, with three events on tap. And in advance, his surrogates are taking shots at one of his principal opponents, N ... More >>
Video below.Last week, we noted the weird cameo by convicted Greeley gang-banger Christian Hanson in an allegedly racist attack video aimed at Janice Hahn, a California candidate running for Congress in a special election taking place tomorrow. Afterward, we heard from filmmaker Ladd Ehlinger ... More >>
Scott Tipton.In late May, Representative Scott Tipton apologized to the House Ethics Committee for his daughter Elizabeth's tactic of dropping daddy's name while seeking clients for Broadnet, the family-related telecommunications firm where she works. Although Tipton's staff denied that Eliza ... More >>
Scott Tipton.Shortly after winning praise for getting the ban on the military expansion of Pinon Canyon restored, Representative Scott Tipton faces potential embarrassment over letters sent by his daughter, Elizabeth, in which she dropped daddy's name to seek business for the family-connected ... More >>
Michael Steele.Michael Bennet's camp knows turnout will decide if he retains his Senate seat or loses it to Ken Buck -- and so does Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele. In conjunction with the launch of NoMoreFrankens.com, a website using the SNL performer turned Minnesota s ... More >>
Which one are you?Americans United for Life wants Colorado voters to know that U.S. Congressman John Salazar "voted for taxpayer-funded abortion in Nancy Pelosi's health-care bill." But the Washington, D.C.-based pro-life group isn't doing a very good job of spreading its message, at least o ... More >>
Kenny Gilbert got booted last night.Are the folks at Bravo as bored with Top Chef as some viewers have started to be? No photos of the food on the website this week. No insider blogs. No Michael Voltaggio telling us how to make the winning dishes, which is the only way I can figure out why th ... More >>
"Either way, I'm a winner."Yesterday, we told you about bickering between Republican senatorial hopefuls Ken Buck and Jane Norton over Sarah Palin's Denver appearance on Saturday. Buck said it would be rude of Palin to endorse Norton, which the grapevine says she plans to do, the same day as ... More >>
Bet Carl is very zen about the criticism.Today's nominee for best article ever goes to the Boulder Daily Camera piece about Carl Fuermann, a staffer in the CU registrar's office who thinks the gulf oil spill can be resolved if people all over the world meditate to make the rig's blowout preve ... 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 >>
"No, I'm not being facetious."The U.S. House's passage of a massive health-care bill President Barack Obama is planning to sign into law today is already having plenty of political impact locally, with the Gun Owners of America targeting Dem Betsy Markey, who voted for the measure (after voti ... More >>
"Who isn't mad at me these days?"In the immediate aftermath of yesterday's health-care vote in the U.S. House, Republican Party types have deemed a number of representatives nationwide as being ultra-vulnerable, with Betsy Markey's name coming up as often as anyone's. One reason: Markey voted ... More >>
"Me a hero? Ah, shucks."As President Barack Obama prepares to make his first State of the Union address tonight, the promise of a health-care bill actually earning passage looks pretty sick thanks to the election of Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown -- a man who Colorado candidates Scott McIn ... More >>
Cory Gardner's attacking Betsy Markey for voting his way. Huh?You've got to have a surplus of political creativity to criticize an opponent for voting as your guy would have, as opposed to going the other direction. So props to Cory Gardner campaign manager Mike Ciletti for pulling off a diff ... 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 >>
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 >>
Jared Polis and a polar pal.Jared Polis: He's everywhere these days. When he's not sucking down a cold one with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, beer-bong style, the Boulder Democrat is pointing the camera at himself as part of Freshman Year, a CNN series in which he and Utah Republican Cong ... More >>
Just because speech is free in America doesn't mean it's always enlightening. That truth comes through loud and clear from the video above, assembled by Fireside Productions during Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's visit yesterday to the Stout Street Clinic, 2100 Broadway -- an effort by Democra ... More >>
The Truth logo.The Truth, at 101.5 FM, has launched its new website following yesterday's switch from its inspired interim format, The Pole. As a result, we now know the station's full slate: Mancow (6 a.m.-10 a.m.), Neal Boortz (10 a.m.-1 p.m.), Jerry Doyle (1 p.m.-4 p.m.), Michael Savage (4 ... 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 >>
"I got money in the bank/Shorty what you drink?"House Democrats are playing nice again, and moving closer to finding compromise on a stripped down version of the president's health-care plan. And wouldn't you know it, just days after irking upperclassmen with his very-un-freshman-like stance ... More >>
Colorado connections make these reality TV shows more fun to watch.
Jared Polis as he appears on an episode of CNN's "Freshman Year." The last time we blogged about Freshman Year, CNN's You Tube-y reality show about two totally different congressmen picked to serve in the House, we had these predictions for forthcoming episodes: Conservative Utah father-of-three Ja ... More >>
Jared Polis, looking "real" for CNN. Freshman Boulder Congressman Jared Polis caused a stir yesterday -- both locally and nationally, it seems -- when the Denver Post reported that he told a progressive political group on Saturday that bloggers killed the Rocky Mountain News, an act he hailed as " ... More >>
Dick Wadhams. Sweeping defeat in the 2008 elections hasn't made Colorado Republican Party boss Dick Wadhams any less feisty. On behalf of the state GOP, Wadhams purchased enormous advertisements in both the Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post featuring the banner headline "COLORADO REPUBLICANS ... More >>
Suddenly, Ted Haggard is everywhere again. Yesterday, the disgraced former pastor of Colorado Springs' New Life Church, who left that post following revelations of homosexual conduct unveiled by onetime male escort Mike Jones (who's made a new video lambasting the church), was named in headlines a ... More >>
When Al Gore and other global-warming experts want to come in out of the cold, they turn to Boulder's Konrad Steffen.
With Tony Snow out, Colorado-reared Dana Perino steps into one of the most thankless posts ever: White House press secretary.
War on zombies, war on terror, what’s the diff?
Who's ready for some Fantasy Congress?
From the week of April 3, 2003