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Former Gov. Sarah Palin slams Obama, liberals

But stays mum on Colorado's GOP contests

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Like dessert after a feast of Republican politics and candidates at the state GOP assembly in Loveland, Sarah Palin dished down-home views of President Barack Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress in a series of mock conversations during her appearance in Denver Saturday night.

Dems get in their licks at 'Half-Baked Alaskan' fundraiser

Sarah Palin takes the cake, Dems say

By Anthony Bowe
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Colorado Democrats clearly had a full palate of politics to digest at their state assembly in Broomfield last Saturday, but the night before was reserved for more fun fare and fundraising at a dessert and cocktail party designed to mock polar nemesis Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate and former Alaska governor who was in town the same weekend to address supporters at the Magness Arena at the University of Denver.

Clarence Miller, longtime Capitol fixture, honored by Gov. Ritter in attempt to raise awareness of DPN

Governor Bill Ritter paused on the last day of the General Assembly session last week to honor one of the best known Capitol icons — Clarence Miller.

Romanoff camp doubles down on Bennet charges

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

U.S. Senate primary candidate Andrew Romanoff’s campaign doubled down this week on charges that incumbent Michael Bennet failed to protect college students from predatory lenders.

Biden plugs electric motor firm, boosts Markey

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Christmas came a few months late this year for the Bartley family.

Romanoff fires ‘Westwood bullet’ at Bennet, but record suggests it’s a dud

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff came out swinging April 23 at the second Democratic Senate primary debate with U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet at Colorado College in Colorado Springs.

Former Homeland Security Secretary Ridge shares insights about fighting terrorism

By Jimy Valenti
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

The first secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, discussed a threat never imagined by officials in the aftermath of 9/11— the increasingly complicated and challenging threat of domestic terrorism — during a forum at the Denver Art Museum this week.

National Chamber exec urges job creation at state level

By Anthony Bowe
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

The same pioneering spirit that enriched the United States’ economy for decades is integral for pulling the nation out of its latest recession, according to the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce who met with Colorado business and government leaders on Monday.

Norton’s decision to petition fuels rebuke by competition

By Jody Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Jane Norton’s decision to forego the traditional caucus-assembly method of nomination for her U.S. Senate race in favor of petitioning on to the ballot has ignited a fireball of criticism from her opponents — although some of her boosters have publicly congratulated her on her recent political maneuver.

Jeffco GOP revved up after county assembly

By Anthony Bowe
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

An overflowing crowd of Jefferson County Republicans struggled to find parking spots at their county assembly at the El Jebel Shrine in Denver last Saturday. Delegates arriving thirty minutes after doors opened at 7 a.m. were forced to park blocks away.