Late last night, it became official: Senator John Morse and Representative Angela Giron lost recall elections prompted by their support of firearms-control bills. The defeats thrilled gun-rights groups and conservatives, while disappointing progressives who'd recently rejoiced over the measures' pas ... More >>
Exactly four years after Barack Obama accepted the Democratic presidential nomination in Denver, he returned to Colorado, telling a crowd of students and other fans at Colorado State University that this state's vote is key in his re-election -- and that whoever wins Colorado will win the presidency ... More >>
Our post about photographer Kim Sidwell, one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the City of Denver for mass arrests during the 2008 Democratic National Convention spurred a comment from a participant in protests at the DNC and its Republican counterpart. She didn't like what she saw there ... More >>
Both Governor Bill Ritter and Lieutenant Governor Barbara O'Brien were out of town yesterday (he to the Western Governors' Association meeting in Utah, she to an education confab in North Carolina). And who did that leave in charge? By the Colorado Constitution, the State Senate President. But Br ... More >>
The last time this state's economy went bust, Colorado fought its way back by constructing Denver International Airport. That's not going to be an option this time, Governor Bill Ritter said as he walked along DIA's Concourse B Thursday, off on a fast (less than 24-hour) trip to the East Coast to br ... More >>
In so many ways, the Democratic National Convention of last August seems like a dream, a dream that packed the streets and businesses of Denver, and sent images of this city around the world. Looking out the window now, I can barely make out the silhouette of Invesco Field at Mile High, where Barac ... More >>
No one's in the driver's seat. Last week, Denver City Councilman Charlie Brown reported that 38 of the hybrids donated for use during the Democratic National Convention were missing. He'd heard that from Paul Lhevine of the Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee at a convention recap on Friday, S ... More >>
Mo Rocca. I'm looking out over the Platte Valley, the scene of so much celebration last week. Invesco Field at Mile High, which filled with a record crowd for Barack Obama's speech accepting the Democratic nomination for president. The Pepsi Center, where politicos and stars and Joe Citizens gathe ... More >>
The Dems' first lady. Dear Billy Compton, You are hereby directed to come in to the Shmuck headquarters and explain your comments and why you would like to censor and intimidate a national delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention in light of these comments. Sincerely, Shmuck of the W ... More >>
From disappearing mailboxes to locking fire hydrants, security is starting to tighten for the Democratic National Convention. See photos, and other DNC coverage, at Westword's convention blog, Demver.
It only took one little word for Colorado Republican Party chief and Westword profile-subject Dick Wadhams to notch a media victory. And the Denver dailies won't even print it. That term was "ass." Or, as the Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post spell it, "a--."
Only you can prevent poo at the Democratic National Convention. Do your duty and sign the Denver Doo-Doo Accord over at the Demver blog.
Cruise to Demver, Westword's DNC blog, to see Adam Cayton-Holland's guide to surviving the Democratic National Convention. There's a boot, there's beer in a boot, and there's a dude in cut-off jean shorts. So there's pretty much something for everyone.
What with all the history being made in Denver these days, it's not surprising that Mayor John Hickenlooper might lose track. On July 9, the city celebrated the hundredth anniversary of the Auditorium Theatre -- which had opened on July 8, 1908, just in time for that year's Democratic National Conve ... More >>
Suspicions confirmed: Early on July 7, the Democratic National Convention Committee announced that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama will deliver his acceptance speech on August 28 at Invesco Field at Mile High. Look below for the DNCC's official press release and or click her ... More >>
Sleep in on Sunday (or maybe go to the Warped Tour) and miss Colorado guv Bill Ritter on Meet the Press? Look below for the transcript of his conversation with moderator Tom Brokaw and Wyoming's governor, Dave Freudenthal.
Right-wing radio rabble rouser Rush Limbaugh may be “dreaming of riots in Denver,” but we’re dreaming of Rush in the middle of those riots, covered in pepper spray, wrists tied together with plastic police cuffs, a baggie full of Oxycontin hanging part way out of his pocket. At the moment, tho ... More >>
On April 25, Denver's mainstream media weighed in on syndicated yakker Rush Limbaugh's recent wisecrack about dreaming of riots in Denver at the time of August's Democratic National Convention. In the Denver Post's piece, for example, interview subjects included Glenn Spagnuolo, spokesman for Recrea ... More >>
Able to cast a powerful vote with a single belch, Funny the Superdelegate will save the world.
Here’s one to get the ball rolling: “In anticipation of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Denver police today began experimenting with various methods of controlling protesters.” –Jared Jacang Maher
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Denver will host the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Not because the Democratic Party will win big in this state on Tuesday -- although it will. And not because Denver went through such contortions to guarantee a union hotel -- although it did, with the Hyatt Regency recognizing UNITE-HERE in ... More >>
Back in June, Bill Clinton's handlers didn't think he'd answer a question about whether his wife was running for president. (Although answer it he did — twice — and one of his lines even rated a laugh on Leno.) But in Denver yesterday, when Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled the Dem ... More >>
What if you gave a protest and no one came? Yesterday, the Colorado Republican Party staged a protest outside the Grand Hyatt Denver on 17th Street to illustrate the "Tug of War" between Democratic factions. "The radical wing of the Democratic Party, led by the likes of Howard Dean and Ted Kennedy, ... More >>
Diana DeGette gets played, not laid, on The Colbert Report.
A maverick makes a run for the Statehouse.
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Tom Strickland's coffers bulge with funds from his law partners and their clients.
A COMPUTER PROGRAMMER TRIES TO CRASH CONGRESS.