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U.S. Sen. Mark Udall's attempts to distance himself from President Obama and the White House are getting laughs. A day after President Obama's remarks on Islamic terrorists, CNN's John King poked fun of the Colorado Democrat's statement on the speech in King's show "Inside Politics."
The RGA goes after Democrat David Ige, tying him to departing Gov. Neil Abercrombie. The narrator argues that Ige voted for $800 million in new taxes and fees, making it hard for people to make a living in the state, before praising Republican Duke Aiona.
The 2014 mid-term election is shaping up to be a nail biter. After making few gains in 2012, Republicans are set to take over the Senate, keep control of the House, and perhaps make gains in individual state governments, such as Colorado, which is controlled by Democrats.
Liberal groups, transparency advocates and the whistleblower behind the Pentagon Papers are coming out strongly against a Senate bill to reform the National Security Agency , arguing the reforms it contains are inadequate. Activists and whistleblowers told members of Congress in a letter on Monday that Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy's USA Freedom Act "contains ambiguities that are ripe for abuse" and "fails to protect against future privacy invasions of innocent people."
Petro Chan, left, and Ron Boog, employees of Walsh Construction, shovel concrete Friday to anchor a post for a gate across the St. Vrain Greenway path at Boston Avenue and the St. Vrain River.
Mark Udall Cory Gardner We don't see either Udall or Gov. John Hickelooper losing in November, but for the first time, we have Udall as a slightly bigger favorite in his respective race. Gardner's campaign has been an absolute mess , and national politicos and reporters are coalescing around the idea that Udall is in the driver's seat now.
I just want to note that every member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence who is complaining about stonewalling from CIA director John Brennan has a 'D' after their name. What are their names? Chairwomen Diane Feinstein, Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan , Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado , and Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico.
James Hohmann of Politico reported on "a nearly million-dollar" ad buy by Planned Parenthood to boost Democratic senators Kay Hagan and Mark Udall, spending a half-million dollars in the Raleigh TV market for Hagan and $400,000 in Denver for Udall. Like your average blinkered liberal journalist, Hohmann paints the pro-life Republicans as "strident" while Planned Parenthood is simply a "women's group."
Planned Parenthood is joining liberal groups in attacking Republican candidates who have recently come out in support of expanding access to over-the-counter contraceptives . Planned Parenthood Votes, the organization's political action committee, launched ad buys in Colorado and North Carolina on Friday totaling nearly $1 million, targeting GOP Senate candidates Thom Tillis and Cory Garndner.
Like most midterms, the 2014 congressional races are widely seen as a referendum on the president, even though his name doesn't actually appear on any congressional ballots. With all the focus on the Senate it's sometimes easy to forget that at the state level, most of America is governed by a Republican administration: the GOP holds 29 of 50 governor seats, covering more than half the population -- so with 22 of them up, this November can also be seen as something of a referendum on Republican executives, too.
SEPTEMBER 11: Spectators shield themselves from the rain during the game between Pomona and Mullen at the North Area Athletic Conference in Arvada, Colorado, Thursday, September 10, 2014. "But he made me choose between him and my friends, and between him and my family, until I didn't even have work friends.
Fighting for his political life, Colorado U.S. Sen. Mark Udall marked the one-year anniversary of last year's devastating floods by visiting two battered villages northwest of Denver while his re-election campaign continued to attack his Republican challenger for backing the government shutdown after the deluge. Udall's increasing emphasis on the flood in his re-election campaign has incensed Republicans, who note that the senator's challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner, represents an area that was hard hit by the disaster and worked closely with Udall and other Colorado representatives in Washington to secure emergency federal aid.
U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., gestures while speaking during a joint news conference with Trout Unlimited's Stephanie Scott and David Nickum, by the shore of the St. Vrain Creek, which was disastrously flooded a year ago this week, in Lyons, Colo., Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.
President Barack Obama is welcoming former President Bill Clinton to the White House to mark the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program.
It is not quite time for Republicans to panic about the Senate races in Colorado, Iowa, and North Carolina, but it's worth ratcheting up the concern another notch. In Colorado, the good news is that incumbent Democrat Mark Udall remains below 50. But Cory Gardner can't seem to get over the hill and take the lead: In North Carolina, the concerns about Thom Tillis are triggered mostly by one poll showing a surprising six-point lead for incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 05:22 am
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