The White House once again reiterated its stance on the right of states such as Colorado to make their own marijuana laws this week, jumping behind a proposal that would decriminalize possession of up to an ounce of marijuana in Washington, D.C. -- a proposal currently under fire from Republicans in ... More >>
Our post spotlighting a video of President Barack Obama being asked if he wanted a hit during a visit to the Wazee Supper Club earlier this week inspired commentary on a wide range of topics across the political spectrum. But many readers included marijuana references in their posts. Here's an examp ... More >>
Members of the Colorado marijuana scene have been waiting since election day for the federal government to definitively state its position on Amendment 64. Instead, the White House has been largely silent on the topic of pot for the better part of a year -- until yesterday, when deputy press secreta ... More >>
Hey, Ms. Slack, I couldn't help but notice the mini shit storm you caused yesterday at the White House press briefing when you misunderstood and misrepresented the lyrics of Jay-Z's "Open Letter." Real talk, that shit ain't cool. Have we learned nothing from the Nicki Minaj Romney-gate last summer? ... More >>
Comments continue to pile up on our posts about Project SAM, a Patrick Kennedy-led organization that opposes marijuana legalization. Among the latest finds a reader hyping a White House petition encouraging liquor stores to switch from booze to pot. At this writing, it's got nine signatures; look be ... More >>
The presidential election is coming up quickly, and Arvada Beer Company is offering another way to judge one of the candidates: by his homebrew. The brewery, which is celebrating its one-year anniversary by tapping a brand-new beer each day through Saturday, will release White House Honey Ale and W ... More >>
Michelle Obama, who is making two campaign stops in Denver's suburbs this morning, backs "Let's Move," an anti-obesity program with the lofty goal of solving the "epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation." Her glowing physique and enviable shoulders dressed to perfection, she's often pictur ... More >>
Seven of Colorado's most colorful sports personalities could be headed for the White House if representatives of Team USA Roller Derby -- the 2011 Roller Derby World Cup champions -- get their way. Over the weekend Team USA issued a call to action asking President Obama to honor the team's achieveme ... More >>
Another day, another doomsday scenario. Hot on the heels of theories that Comet Elenin would destroy life as we know it, followed by former Boulderite Harold Camping's latest failed end-of-the-world prediction come fears of catastrophe associated with today's nationwide test of the Emergency ... More >>
Jeff Peckman.As conspiracy theorists wonder if the federal government is being forthright about today's nationwide Emergency Alert System test, the White House is under fire from UFOlogists after formally declaring that it possesses no evidence of extraterrestrial life. Jeff Peckman, the man ... More >>
Video below.This quote, from a 9News story about a twelve-year-old who had a moth stuck inside his ear, will now haunt my dreams: "We tried drowning it in water. Didn't work. We tried irrigating it out of my ear, it didn't work." So the doctors, says reporter Corey Rose, pulled it out with tw ... More >>
Video below.Want more evidence of soccer's growing popularity in this country? Look no further than yesterday's White House ceremony honoring your Colorado Rapids, winner of the MLS Cup. Owner Stan Kroenke and the whole crew were on hand as President Barack Obama, self-declared "soccer dad," ... More >>
On June 17, 1971, President Richard Milhous Nixon announced that the United States of America would commits its vast resources to armed conflict against a hostile enemy known as "drugs." Yes, that's right. Next week, the War on Drugs officially turns forty years old, and it's showing every bi ... More >>
The White House has publically stated it's going to start cracking down on piracy and enforcing IP law, but other than some crackdowns last year, we haven't seen much in the way of a cohesive strategy. Well, until Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel delivered this t ... More >>
Sellout.On December 21, 1970, Elvis Presley sealed his fate as the first rock and roller who got too old and joined the Man. The White House meeting between The King and Richard Nixon was the former's idea -- he'd written a six-page letter proposing the visit and asking to be made a Federal A ... More >>
It's getting to be a full-time job tracing the fall-out from the job offers dangled by the White House for Andrew Romanoff. According to Roll Call, House Republicans issued a resolution of inquiry last night demanding documents from the Justice Department on the White House's role in making ... More >>
Dick Wadhams, scorching Dem earth.According to Colorado GOP boss Dick Wadhams, there's a very simple reason why Republicans like Jane Norton have concentrated more on Michael Bennet and less on Andrew Romanoff in relation to the White House job offer scandal. Wadhams sees no scenario in whic ... More >>
"It's nice to feel wanted."In recent weeks, senatorial hopeful Andrew Romanoff has been under increasing pressure to talk about alleged job offers from the White House if he wouldn't challenge Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet in November, especially in light of similar claims made by Penns ... More >>
Photo by John JohnstonIs impeachment a black-and-white issue?The idea that a White House job offer to Pennsylvania's Joe Sestak -- one allegedly designed to convince him not to challenge Senator Arlen Specter -- might be an impeachable defense has been popular in Republican circles of late. ... More >>
For someone who talks a lot -- to Meet the Press Sunday, to CNN yesterday -- Pennsylvania representative Joe Sestak doesn't say a lot. Especially when he's pressed for specifics about who at the White House offered him a job if he skipped the Pennsylvania Senate primary, where he trounced Arl ... More >>
It was a highly anticipated episode: Mario, Bobby, Emeril, and the White House executive chef, Cristeta Cornerford would all be there. The secret ingredient? Any vegetable from the White House vegetable garden. And the 7.6 million viewers that tuned in to Iron Chef America on January 3 also ... More >>
What you may have missed this week on Cafe Society while you were getting your morning groove on at the new Rise & Shine Biscuit Kitchen and Cafe, which opened right around the same time as the Denver Biscuit Company. Cupcakes: out; biscuits: in. After hyping and hyping and hyping the two- ... More >>
Photo: Courtesy of Getty ImagesFirst, Michelle Obama caught the attention of carrot stalkers when she corralled a group of Washington, D.C., schoolkids to help her garden grow on the White House's South Lawn; she also pimped her garden on Sesame Street. Then Spike Mendelsohn, burger wizard, forme ... More >>
This Associated Press photo made brewers around the nation weep for joy.No big deal: Just four guys having a beer and settling a brewhaha. That's what Barry, Joe, Hank and Jim did last week (with Colorado's Blue Moon in a starring role). It's something that happens all over the world, million ... More >>
estheraseNo amount of tickling will bring him back to us. Why isn't my dad Obama's adviser? Today in The Latest Word: -The sad, graphic world of roadkill. -What standards? -Michael Vick really shouldn't ever be a Bronco. -Trapeze in Westminster. -Denver is OK for singles. Today in Cafe ... More >>
CNN.comPolis (and his nostrils) at the White House. President Obama and I disagree... about the awesomeness of CNN's YouTube-y reality show Freshman Year, starring Colorado's own freshman congressman, Jared Polis of Boulder. According to Polis, Obama "loves" his show. Me, not so much. (Although I d ... More >>
Restaurants and bars all over town opened their patios Sunday -- on the first of March! -- to take advantage of the unseasonable temperatures. You can enjoy both the unbelievably balmy weather and incredible views from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight, March 3, at the Vistas at Park Meadows, where La Sandia will ... More >>
Fat Daddy's -- the restaurant at 12 East 11th Avenue where Daniel Young, the almost-White House chef, was the cook -- was done in by the blizzard of March 2003. It was replaced by Metro Kitchen Bar, which was done in by -- well, who knows what.But now the space is back in business, with a big "now ... More >>
When I ran into Daniel Young on New Year's Day, it sounded like the chef who'd brought us Diced Onions (its former home at 609 Corona Street is now occupied by Table 6), ran the Denver Press Club kitchen and also worked for Carmelo Anthony was still in the running to become the new White House execu ... More >>
While White House Press Secretary and former Colorado resident Dana Perino (for Michael Roberts's profile, see "New Forecast") fields hundreds of questions from a ravenous Washington press corps every day on subjects that span the globe, her father, Leo Perino, took questions from Westword during a ... More >>
Can an Obama press secretary entertain the trained monkeys press corps as well as President Bush did? If the polls hold up and Barack Obama is elected president, among the first decisions he'll make is selecting his White House Press Secretary. It's also one of the most important decisions, becaus ... More >>
November tells the story of one unpopular president.
Just how corrupt is the Bush administration?
Silver City and Colorado stand out in this season of political intrigue.
Easter hops into northwest Denver.
The evolution of mankind, and sports, is made possible by...click...Anna Kournikova.