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It should come as no shock that research is showing our national political system to be more partisan and less effective than ever. And within that partisan divide, there is further imbalance:...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Policy and Politics Digest

Durangoans pose questions for Mike Pence

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence is set to speak at noon Wednesday at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. We asked more than a dozen residents Tuesday what they would like to ask Pence...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proponents of minimum wage hike attacked over workers’ pay

DENVER – Proponents of a ballot initiative that would gradually raise the minimum wage in Colorado paid petition workers at least $12 an hour, according to an amended report. The campaign was...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bernie Sanders has book deal; will reflect on campaign

NEW YORK – Just days after ending his campaign and endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, Sen. Bernie Sanders is preparing to take his message to the printed page. Thomas Dunne Books told The...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

NAFTA a sore spot for some Democrats on Clinton in Michigan

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. – Michigan is trickier than it may appear for Hillary Clinton, a Democrat whose party’s presidential nominees have carried the struggling manufacturing hub for decades. Bernie...

DATE: July 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Obama campaign machine revving up to elect Clinton

WASHINGTON – The vaunted data-driven machine that twice got President Barack Obama elected is revving up to help elect Hillary Clinton, as Democrats look to recreate the tactical advantage they...

DATE: July 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Clinton, Trump angle for advantage in politics of gender

WASHINGTON – She has no stamina. She shouts. She’s got nothing going for her but being a woman. Donald Trump, after toying with gender politics off and on during the campaign, is all in on a...

DATE: April 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

At ‘campaign crossroads,’ rivals defend anti-Trump pact

BORDEN, Ind. – Declaring the Republican presidential contest at “a fork in the road,” Ted Cruz and John Kasich defended their extraordinary new alliance on Monday as the party’s last, best chance...

DATE: April 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Surprise Clinton supporter: Charles Koch

Conservative political activist Charles Koch suggested in an interview with ABC News on Sunday that Democrat Hillary Clinton would be a better president than the Republican contenders, although he...

DATE: April 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Hosting Clinton fundraisers, Clooney decries political cash

WASHINGTON – Actor George Clooney would like to get big money out of politics – so he doesn’t have to raise it. Clooney hosted two weekend fundraisers in California on behalf of Democratic...

DATE: April 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Trump calls on Kasich to quit race: ‘He’s taking my votes’

MILWAUKEE – Donald Trump on Sunday called for John Kasich to drop out of the Republican presidential race, arguing that the Ohio governor shouldn’t be allowed to continue accumulating delegates if...

DATE: April 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Bernie Sanders takes Colorado after young people turn out for caucuses

Heavy turnout at Democratic caucuses in Southwest Colorado and throughout the state Tuesday was grass-roots politics at its finest – and sometimes most chaotic. The numbers at the simultaneous...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News