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Supreme Court decision spurs satire at Capitol

By Anthony Bowe
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

The U.S. Supreme Court created a monster in January when it ruled that corporations and labor unions could spend unlimited money on political campaigns, according to Colorado Move to Amend and MoveOn.org.

Better Denver Bonds results in better Botanic Gardens

Denver Botanic Gardens’ CEO Brian Vogt recently led a tour inside the Gardens’ new, $15.5 million Greenhouse Complex. Funded by the citizens of Denver through the voter-approved Better Denver Bonds, the facility is located just to the west of the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory.

Local cowpokes mix politics and philanthropy

Denver Rustlers are big bidders at Junior Livestock Sale

By Jody Hope Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Toward the end of every summer for more than two decades now, the Denver Rustlers — a spirited group of metro area business men and women, elected officials, dignitaries and leaders from other arenas — don fancy custom embroidered cowboy shirts stuffed in denim jeans with oversized shiny silver belt buckles, cowboy hats and western boots and make a real party out of going to Pueblo to the Colorado State Fair. It’s a hell raisin’ fun time, for sure, always accompanied by great grub, liquid refreshments and more than a fair amount of camraderie among fellow cowpokes.

Ritter picks Marquez for state Supreme Court

By Marianne Goodland
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Gov. Bill Ritter Wednesday named Monica Marie Marquez, a deputy attorney general, to the Colorado Supreme Court, effective Nov. 30.

Justice Sotomayor credits her stubbornness for getting ahead

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

DENVER — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor credited a stubborn streak she’s had since she was a toddler with helping her rise from poverty to a seat on the highest court in the land.

Hoyer, DeGette visit Denver Health to highlight reform

By Anthony Bowe
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

The mood was celebratory as Congresswoman Diana DeGette, D-CD 1, allowed doctors to show off one of her favorite health institutions to a colleague she calls her boss.

‘Joe the Plumber’ urges flush out of Dems in Congress

Hopes to clean house, oust Perlmutter, Markey

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

LAKEWOOD — America’s most famous plumber passed through the state this week to urge voters to flush three congressional Democrats from office. Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, who goes by the nickname Joe the Plumber, made stops in Grand Junction, Lakewood and Fort Collins as part of the ‘November is Coming’ bus tour meant to rally voters against vulnerable liberal lawmakers in advance of the fall elections.

MoveOn.org rallies for campaign finance reform

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

MoveOn.org took their fight for campaign finance reform to the streets on Wednesday — specifically marching outside of 1st District Congresswoman Diana DeGette’s office on the corner of Grant Street and 6th Avenue. The activists hoped the publicity would pressure the Democrat to sign the pledge to fight corporate and lobbyists’ influence in elections.

Memo to Colorado Republican leaders from GOP State Chairman Dick Wadhams:

Wednesday, Aug, 25, 2010

The Colorado Republican State Executive Committee unanimously adopted a resolution at our regularly scheduled bimonthly meeting in August stating clear support for Ken Buck for U.S. Senate and Dan Maes for Governor along with all other Republican candidates nominated for statewide, congressional, state legislative and county offices in the August 10 primary election. The resolution is attached.

Gov spares rod on school cuts, other reductions needed

State budget going to pot

By Marianne Goodland
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

For a former district attorney, the idea of using money to balance the state budget gained from an enterprise that he once considered illegal kind of sticks in the craw.