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Colorado politics news, elections, races, candidates — The Denver Post
  1. Trump bull-market bounty tops $1 trillion; bear cases fall silent
    Donald Trump is doing to U.S. equity bears what seven years of economic stimulus rarely could: shut them up.
  2. Trump is ready to hand over the family empire. It doesn’t always go well.
    By Thomas Heath, The Washington Post President-elect Donald Trump has said he will disengage from his sprawling family business and pass it on to three of his children to run. Easier said than done. Passing on a family business to heirs, whether they are involved or not, can be a very knotty dilemma, rife with […]
  3. Tim Tymkovich: Coloradan through and through would give SCOTUS missing perspective
    Tim Tymkovich, currently the chief judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, made President-elect Donald Trump’s list of 21 candidates for the current vacancy on the court.
  4. Allison Eid, possible Trump court pick, could fit mold of mentor Clarence Thomas
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas once recommended Allison Eid, one of his former clerks and then the state’s solicitor general, to replace Justice Rebecca Kourlis.
  5. Neil Gorsuch: Elite credentials, conservative western roots land Denver native on SCOTUS list
    On a U.S. Supreme Court shortlist heavy on the heartland as much as pedigree, Neil Gorsuch has emerged as a candidate who checks both boxes — conservative, Western roots that complement a sterling East Coast resume.
  6. Republican John Kennedy wins Louisiana Senate race in runoff
    Louisiana voters chose Saturday to send Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy to the U.S. Senate, filling the nation's last Senate seat and giving the GOP a 52-48 edge in the chamber when the new term begins in January.
  7. Trump expected to tap Exxon’s Tillerson for State Dept. post
    President-elect Donald Trump moved closer to nominating Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of State Saturday, meeting privately with the business leader for the second time in a week. Trump's transition team cautioned that no announcement was expected over the weekend.
  8. Trump EPA could put Colorado at center of climate change, energy debate
    Under President-elect Donald Trump, the decision on how to combat climate change -- or not -- may increasingly be left to the states, putting Colorado and its energy sector at the center of the national debate over environmental regulations.
  9. Trump appointees donated almost $12 million with their families to campaign, party
    With his choice of restaurant executive Andrew Puzder to serve as his Labor secretary, President-elect Donald Trump has now tapped six big donors and fundraisers to serve in his administration, lining up an unprecedented concentration of wealthy backers for top posts.
  10. Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win the White House
    The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, according to officials briefed on the matter.