By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Colorado's Debbie Brown, a savvy former Republican campaign operative, made it her mission in 2012 to disarm the biggest guns in the Democrats' "war on women" strategy.
Democrats pushing for comprehensive federal immigration reform are getting some help from Republicans still reeling from their drubbing at the hands of Hispanic voters in 2012.
After sweeping Colorado voters off their feet en route to a rousing victory in 2008, President Obama is suddenly finding those same voters playing hard to get.
For Senate Republicans, 2012 is starting a lot like 2010. They have a shot at taking control away from Democrats as long as insurgent conservatives who are defeating the party's more establishment candidates in primaries don't frighten too many independent voters like they did two years ago.
As the sting of their November defeats subsides, many fallen GOP tea party stars are taking steps again toward the public stage.
"The Caplis & Silverman Show" tackles the thorniest political issues of the day, but it's one radio program people can't say lacks civility.
The Republican juggernaut lost a bit of its steam once it hit the Rocky Mountains, with Democrats and Republicans largely splitting the key contested races for governor and Senate, and Colorado Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet pulling out a win in a race that was only called late Wednesday.
If the "tea party" is the story of 2010, then Marco Rubio's rise from anti-establishment challenger to senator-elect is the story of the insurgent movement itself.
The pivotal Senate race in Colorado is locked in a dead heat as Republican Ken Buck struggles to keep the message on taxes and spending, while Democrat Michael Bennet pounds his opponent on social issues.
Never have so many politicians spoken so weirdly about something of which they know so little. On Oct. 14, President Obama trotted out "born gay, always gay" rhetoric to back his aim to force the military to accept open homosexuality.
Watching an "Oprah" show about holiday craft tips? The commercial break includes a piece starring a sickly man in a hospital bed with dire warnings about the health care overhaul supported by Sen. Michael Bennet.
Guests for the Sunday TV news shows:
Two top Democratic strategists said Sunday that President Obama has the nation moving in the right direction, downplaying polls that suggest Republicans have a big edge heading into November's midterm election.
The disaster that is the Colorado Republican gubernatorial campaign could end up dragging down the rest of the party's ticket. Or it could benefit other GOP candidates by freeing up resources and creating a sense of urgency among activists.
A high-ranking Vermont state senator had a narrow, 190-vote edge in the five-way contest for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination with all the votes counted, but his two closest rivals had not yet conceded.
"Accordingly, we will not be dismissing existing marijuana possession cases," said Mr. Buck in a statement. "But more importantly, our office prosecutes low-level possession cases to get drug users help with their addictions. That practice will continue until state law changes."
District Attorney Ken Buck, a spokesman for the anti-64 campaign, said his office "has an obligation to prosecute offenses that were crimes at the time they occurred."