Politics

  1. Another Denver deputy fired — this time for slapping inmate, lying
    A Denver employment board has upheld the firing of a jail deputy who was caught on video pushing and slapping an inmate "for no good reason and out of anger."
  2. Denver protests over proposed EPA power-plant rules stoked by politics
    Hundreds of people, many of them coal miners and power company employees, rallied near the Colorado Capitol Tuesday against proposed rules to cut power-plant emissions, saying the regulations would kill coal jobs and raise power bills.
  3. Denver EPA hearing fires debate over costs of cutting carbon — or not
    The federal proposal to cut coal-fired power-plant carbon emissions will affect the nation's economy — and witnesses at a Denver hearing Tuesday sparred over just what it will mean.
  4. Obama working on work-permit plan as House GOP unveils slimmed-down immigration bill
    President Barack Obama is developing plans to use executive action to let millions of undocumented immigrants obtain work permits that would allow them stay in the U.S. legally, said a Democratic Senate aide.
  5. Denver mayor calls for outside review of sheriff department, jail
    Mayor Michael Hancock on Monday called for an outside review of the Denver Sheriff Department with a focus on the embattled department's internal affairs bureau.
  6. Democrats have million-dollar day on impeachment
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are cashing in on chatter that Republicans are plotting to impeach President Barack Obama, raising $1 million on Monday alone, their campaign chief said Tuesday.
  7. AG asks Colorado Supreme Court to stop Boulder's same-sex licenses
    On a day when the state attorney general asked the Colorado Supreme Court to order the Boulder clerk to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses, Denver's clerk refused to record a license to a couple after a judge married them.
  8. Group: GOP governors association funneled campaign cash to hurt Tancredo
    A Washington group that tracks campaign finances says a donation made by the Republican Governors Association appears to be a back-door method of taking sides in Colorado's contested primary race for governor to benefit its winner, former Congressman Bob Beauprez.
  9. Feds need a coherent weed policy, say Colorado and Washington senators
    Concerned that federal policies toward marijuana usage in states that have legalized the drug often are "at odds with one another," the four U.S. senators from Colorado and Washington state are asking the White House to intervene and establish "consistent and uniform" guidelines across the administration.
  10. Denver City Council approves new municipal public defender office
    The Denver City Council Monday night approved the creation of a new public defender's office for municipal offenses.
  11. Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according
  12. Obama adviser: Colorado well-positioned to succeed under climate rules
    The president's top climate adviser said Monday that Colorado is "extremely well-positioned" to meet — and profit from — the administration's plan to cut carbon emissions from
  13. Rep. Mike Coffman's campaign says Andrew Romanoff's slam on VA bill misses point
    Incumbent Republican Mike Coffman, left, faces Democrat challenger Andrew Romanoff, in the race to represent the 6th Congressional District.