Investigative journalist Ronan Farrow, whose exposure of ex-Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s chronic sexual harassment, alleged sexual assault, and acknowledged stomach-churning exploitation of women helped spawn a worldwide movement demanding accountability for misogynist domination of culture writ large, breaks news today with a local connection that could spell the end of President Donald Trump’s latest nomination to the U.S Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh.
As Senate Republicans press for a swift vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Senate Democrats are investigating a new allegation of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh. The claim dates to the 1983-84 academic …
Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers has declined multiple job offers from the Trump Administration, telling KVOR host Richard Randall last week that he’s “better off as mayor of Colorado Springs than some of the other things I’ve been approached about.”
Suthers said he’d been in “real good discussions” with the Trump administration about “some jobs,” which Randall characterized as “very high jobs.”
Asked about Trump more broadly, Suthers said:
“I did not support Trump in the primary, no question about it.
After a swing through Eastern Colorado that turned into a running joke with turnout to campaign stops that could best be described as pitiful, GOP gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton is touring the Western Slope this weekend in hope of drawing crowds that have thus far been embarrassingly elusive.
Based on the turnout in Pagosa Springs yesterday…well, it’s no better west of the Divide.
And reportedly, one of them was a tracker! After Stapleton’s stop …
UPDATE: According to The Hill, this is just one of several ads featuring Gosar’s siblings.
We’re still picking our collective jaws up off the floor after watching this new ad targeting Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar that has the Internet buzzing. Watch the spot first and then you can read some of the explanation afterward:
The inimitable tax-hating ex-con Doug Bruce is coming out swinging late in the campaign fight on issues he can’t stand…
The former El Paso County commissioner and state legislator, a devout Republican, takes special umbrage with his own party for supporting amendments Y and Z to change the way the state draws legislative and congressional districts, putting the map-making authority in the hands of independent commissions instead of under politicians who benefit from those maps.
Bruce said the two 12-member commissions — one for legislative and one for congressional districts — leave out minor …
After several days of ugly press for Republican leadership in the Colorado General Assembly, caught making highly regrettable jokes minimizing the sexual assault allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that invited basic questions about their respect either for women and laws protecting them, last night we saw a belated retaliatory strategy take shape.
In direct response to the widespread condemnation of the Kavanaugh social media incident, Senate Republicans yesterday released a June 5th investigative report into a complaint filed against Democratic Sen. Daniel Kagan alleging his use on several occasions of an unmarked restroom nonetheless reserved …
President Trump may have pulled a muscle this week from patting himself on the back so hard over his out-of-character silence about Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were both in high school. On Friday, Trump predictably abandoned that approach and went on the attack.
In a “Truth Check” aired yesterday, Fox 31 Denver’s Joe St. George reviews an ad released this week by congressional Democrats and concludes that it’s “true Congressman Coffman has sided with the President on issues like taxes. It is true he more often than not sides with the White House on votes in the House.”
St. George says correctly that Coffman challenged Trump sometimes, but he goes too far in concluding Coffman “opposed” Trump on the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Perhaps, in the end, Walker Stapleton just has nothing much to say about anything.
Stapleton finally dropped what his campaign calls its “health care policy” this week. It’s about as underwhelming as a backup quarterback for the Denver Broncos. This won’t come as much of a surprise if you’ve seen any of Stapleton’s other “policies,” but details are hard to come by with Team Stumbleton. As Dave Perry of the Aurora Sentinelexplains:
A lot of Stapleton’s plan [Pols note: Unintentionally hilarious link included] reads like a high-school health-care book report. It’s predictable, and it doesn’t end well. Cut Medicaid spending. Allow for …