Posts Tagged ‘candidate’

Renewable energy, oil, taxes and – huh!

by Craig Masters The coming campaigns are beginning to take shape.  As I watch the ads on television I have become confused over the basic motivation for some and the whole concept of others. Thinking I might not be the only one, I thought some of the best informed readers in the world might be [...]

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A “non-partisan” Scorecard – What’s in a Name

by Craig Masters Vultures – honest about what they are If you are someone who likes to think that you can tell the difference between campaign bullhockey and a report on legislators by a “non-partisan” panel of observers, interpret these grades issued to the seven U.S. Congress Representatives and the two Senators for Colorado. Rep. [...]

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Tuesday is Caucus Day

by Craig Masters Caucus is as good as it gets in citizen politics. But in a country founded with a government specifically limited in its powers, the caucus too has joined most of the guarantees of the Constitution as the reversal of power continues and government erases more of those limits to its power. There [...]

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Hickenlooper in crosshairs over Obamacare numbers

By Jack Minor –   Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper finds himself facing another obstacle to his reelection campaign as his administration finds itself accused of stacking an investigative panel over charges Sen. Mark Udall pressured state insurance regulators to edit Obamacare cancellation figures.     Last year the Colorado Division of Insurance published a report [...]

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Tea Party plan for recapturing black voters

WND – The South Carolina Tea Party Convention was challenged Sunday to convince blacks to flee the party of slavery and once again embrace their Republican roots by embracing a philosophy some conservatives would consider akin to heresy. “The political insight of Frederick Douglass is more important than the political insight of the Founding Fathers,” [...]

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Obama Moves to Weaponize IRS

By Matt Barber In 2010 millions of American tea-party constitutionalists, to include the GOP’s Christian base, united in a remarkable grass-roots effort to rein in our unbridled federal government and return it to its expressly limited constitutional confines. As a result, an unprecedented number of counter-constitutionalist lawmakers (read: liberal Democrats) were swept from office. The [...]

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Republicans and Conservatives – no longer a good mix

by Craig Masters El Paso County republicans may be giving conservatives a glimpse into the future of Colorado’s government policies. If this is true, for conservatives, that future is dark indeed. Democrats and the liberal press have set the standards for candidates so low for their side it seems fewer and fewer quality people are [...]

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Sheriff candidate says office needs to shift focus from tickets to catching bad guys

by Jack Minor –   A local law-enforcement official, who is one of the candidates in the running to replace Weld County Sheriff John Cooke says he believes the department is more concerned with raising revenue from writing traffic tickets than protecting the citizens of Weld County from dangerous fugitives.   Keith Olson, the Chief [...]

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Cooke, Moreno reelection decision could wait until next year

by Jack Minor –   The question of whether Weld County’s clerk and recorder, and sheriff can seek another two terms may not be decided until next year, the county attorney said.   “This concept of saying have a judge review it isn’t the type of thing that can happen now,” county attorney Bruce Barker [...]

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GOP must not abandon support for the unborn

by Jennifer Mason   In a Fox News interview on Sunday, John McCain urged Republicans to drop the abortion issue, claiming that party members need to leave abortion alone. These statements made me wonder: instead of dropping the abortion issue, why not drop John McCain? For that matter, why not drop all of the Republican [...]

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Romney repudiates GOP platform on abortion

by Jack Minor –   Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, drew a sharp distinction from the Republican Party platform when he said he is not aware of any abortion legislation he intends to make part of his agenda if elected president.   The Des Moines Register’s Editorial Board reported that when asked about the abortion issue, [...]

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Attack ads work – That’s why candidates Outsource Them!

By Craig Masters CoorsTek World HQ – here in Colorado USA There are less than four weeks until the election day. The term “attack ads” is being trivialized to the extreme. Even ‘extreme’ is a word fast becoming meaningless. Is this by design? If nobody cares, neither candidate wins advantage; right? Not true. One or [...]

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“Skip” Carlson best qualified for House race

I have real concerns for our country, state, and the politics that affect us all. Loyalty to political parties trumps the message of the candidate and what they stand for in this day and age of media sound bites. I am a proud independent unaffiliated registered voter and as such can support members of both [...]

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Convention bias: reporter says Romney happy with “black people drowning”

by Matt Lacy –   Members of the mainstream media appear to be abandoning all pretense of objectivity, with a former ABC news producer saying on a hot mic that Ann and Mitt Romney are “happy to have a party with black people drowning.”   Sources confirm the comment was made by David Chalian, Yahoo! [...]

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Obama guts welfare work requirement

by Peter Grady –   The Obama administration has quietly issued a directive that effectively guts a key requirement of welfare reform that places work requirements on those receiving benefits.   Fox News reported that the memo issued by the Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday was intended to slip below the radar [...]

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Churches able to raise money for PACs

Pastor Cripe by Peter Grady –   A church in Maine has announced it will be taking a special offering for a Political Action Committee; and, in what may surprise people, the action does not run afoul of IRS rules.   The Waterville congregation at Faith Evangelical Free church will send its Father’s Day offering to Protect [...]

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Romney rips Obama energy policies, avoids social issues

by Jack Minor –   During a campaign stop in Ft. Lupton, the presumptive nominee, Gov. Mitt Romney launched into a series of attacks against Obama’s energy policies while noticeably avoiding any mention of social issues such as abortion or same-sex marriage. The event was held at an oil well site operated by K.P. Kaufman [...]

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Gingrich supporters encouraged to support Ron Paul

by Peter Grady – Following yesterday’s announcement by Newt Gingrich that he was suspending his presidential campaign for Republican nomination, a Christian leader is calling on his supporters to throw their support behind Ron Paul rather than Mitt Romney who many conservatives consider to be a moderate candidate. Pastor Stephen Andrew, president of USA Christian [...]

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Obama’s Fallon appearance may have violated campaign law

Last night, President Obama appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s unwatchable show to “slow-jam the news.” By this, Fallon meant that Obama would read a campaign speech about student loans, Fallon would utter a few lines to back him up every so often, and his lead band singer would warble in support of Obama’s propaganda. Only one [...]

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King Obama I: President uses executive power

WASHINGTON — One Saturday last fall, President Obama interrupted a White House strategy meeting to raise an issue not on the agenda. He declared, aides recalled, that the administration needed to more aggressively use executive power to govern in the face of Congressional obstructionism. “We had been attempting to highlight the inability of Congress to do [...]

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GOP delegates choose conservative slate for Tampa

by Craig Masters Saturday, Colorado republicans gathered in Denver to finish the process of nominating delegates to their party’s national convention to be held in a few weeks in Tampa, Florida. Candidate Santorum won the majority of republican votes cast at Colorado precinct caucuses. By the time of the county assemblies Romney and Dr. Paul [...]

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DNC taking steps to prevent Obama challenger from appearing on ballots

by Matt Lacy –   Following surprising primary results in Oklahoma and other states that have showed discontent with Obama among Democratic voters, the party is taking steps to ensure that a pro-life candidate does not appear on any more ballots. While the media attempts to portray Democratic voters as solidly supportive of Obama, in [...]

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Christian leader encourages Santorum voters to back Ron Paul

by Peter Grady – With Rick Santorum’s announcement that he was suspending his campaign, conservative organizations have begun to swing into Romney’s camp; however one evangelical leader is calling on Christians to turn their support to Ron Paul instead. Pastor Stephen Andrew, president of USA Christian Ministries, has noted that many Christians were disappointed at [...]

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Candidates and officials speak for Loveland Tax Day rally

by Craig Masters The regular bi-monthly meeting of Loveland’s 9-12 conservative group was highlighted by several celebrity speakers to boost enthusiasm for this Sunday’s Tax Day Rally along the Lake Loveland shoreline. Colorado state representative, Marsha Looper from Colorado Springs, joined Grassroots Radio personality Ken Clark to impress upon the group the importance of staying [...]

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Republicans hold county assemblies across Colorado

by Craig Masters Saturday marked the second of the Republican Party’s major statewide election events. County assemblies were held across Colorado to nominate candidates for state house and senate offices as well as conducting a host of other party business. In Weld County, delegates voted on 17 resolutions which, if adopted, are submitted to the [...]

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Obama campaign expresses worry over losing election

by Matt Lacy – A new e-mail sent out by the Obama campaign is expressing concerns that the President could actually lose the election. The e-mail was sent out last evening during the Republican primaries in Alabama and Mississippi by Jim Messina, the President’s campaign manager. “According to a new poll, if the general election [...]

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Religious voters key to Santorum’s southern victories

by Peter Grady – Demographics in yesterday’s primaries in Alabama and Mississippi reveal a sharp difference in the level of ideological support for the candidates. Presidential candidate Rick Santorum received a huge lead among voters in both states among voters who were seeking a candidate who was a real conservative and had strong moral character [...]

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Judge rules school must allow access to sexually explicit LGBT sites

by Jack Minor – A federal judge has ordered a Missouri school district to unblock its web filters and give students access to sexually explicit material by the middle of March. A US District Judge issued a preliminary junction against the Camdenton R – III School District banning them from using filtering software. The American [...]

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Neutrality towards “gay” lifestyle now considered bullying

by Peter Grady – While the Justice Department says a bullying settlement involving Minnesota’s largest school district should be a model for all US schools, an analyst at the Family Research Council disagrees. The Anoka-Hennepin School Board approved the settlement 5-1 at its meeting Monday evening, agreeing to a long list of measures to help [...]

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Now the race begins!

by Craig Masters Weld and Larimer county Republican caucus precincts gave Senator Santorum a much larger margin of victory than indicated in state-wide totals. According to Colorado Republican Party Chairman, Ryan Call: With a total of 66,027 total participants, and with 100% of precincts reporting as of 10:00 a.m. this morning, the final official vote [...]

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Trump says won’t run if Romney nominee, might if nomination goes to another

by Peter Grady – In a possible attempt to persuade Republican voters, Donald Trump has still held out the possibility of running as an independent if the Republican’s don’t pick the “right candidate.” Last Thursday, Donald Trump told a group of reporters in Las Vegas that he was endorsing Mitt Romney as the Republican nominee [...]

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Ron Paul packs The Fort – makes no apologies for his policy vision

By Craig Masters This morning more than 200 were turned away when the CSU student center auditorium reached its capacity. The doors opened an hour before the scheduled 10:00 a.m. event featuring the appearance of Presidential candidate, Dr. Ron Paul; who took the stage almost immediately to the delight of the enthusiastic but attentive, supporters. [...]

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Evangelical vote tightens as Perry drops out, endorses Gingrich

  by Jack Minor – Texas Governor Rick Perry announced today that he is dropping out of the race and will be endorsing former House speaker Newt Gingrich. In a press conference in Charleston, South Carolina Perry said, “”I have come to the conclusion that there is no viable path forward for me in the [...]

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Ron Paul picks up major evangelical endorsement heading into South Carolina

by Jack Minor – Ron Paul picked up a major endorsement from an evangelical leader when Dr. James Linzey, president and founder of the Military Bible Association, endorsed the candidate. Lizney, who served as a military chaplain for over 24 years and retired with an honorable discharge, has hosted Operation Freedom, a television program in [...]

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Georgia judge rules Obama must be eligible to appear on ballot

by Jack Minor – While multiple court cases over Obama’s eligibility to be President have been dismissed without ever hearing the merits of the case, a judge in Georgia has said the President must meet the constitutional demands of the office in order to appear on the ballot. The ruling came from Deputy Chief Judge, [...]

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