• Vince Bzdek: Can we fix our broken tax code? We want to hear from you.

    By Vincent Bzdek The Gazette -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    In the Netherlands, it takes the average person 15 minutes to fill out a tax return. In Britain, Japan, France and Peru, it's so simple there are no H&R Blocks or tax preparation firms. In Finland, Norway and Sweden, the government fills out your tax form for you. In Sweden, in...

  • In Virginia's Trump country, low enthusiasm for Republican

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    POUND, Va. (AP) — People in Virginia's coal country still love President Donald Trump, but not his pick to be their next governor. Ed Gillespie is a Washington insider and Trump's choice as Virginians prepare to go to the polls. The president promised southwest Virginia voters in a...

  • Cub Scout kicked out after asking lawmaker about gun control

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — A Cub Scout was kicked out of his den after he questioned a Colorado state lawmaker about her position on gun control and previous comments she made about African-Americans' health and eating fried chicken. It was the latest political flashpoint for the Boy Scouts after...

  • Could Colorado House and Senate flip in '18? Yes, says Ballotpedia

    By JOEY BUNCH ColoradoPolitics.com -by joey bunch ColoradoPolitics.com

    Here's something I bet you haven't heard anywhere else: The Colorado House and Senate each could flip next year. OK, maybe you've heard half that. The Republicans hold just a one-seat edge in the 35-member Senate, which will see 17 seats on the ballot next year. But the House?...

  • ‘My pain is everyday’: After Weinstein’s fall, Trump accusers wonder: Why not him?

    Karen Tumulty, Mark Berman and Jenna Johnson, The Washington Post
    Updated: Sat, Oct 21, 2017

    Almost a year after New Yorker Jessica Leeds and other women stepped forward with harrowing accounts of being sexually assaulted by a powerful man, another scandal with similar elements exploded. Only this time, the punishment was swift and devastating. “It is hard to reconcile...

  • Democratic chairman: Trump 'most dangerous' president ever

    Updated: Sat, Oct 21, 2017

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Trying to quell accusations that he is ousting activists from the party's left flank, Democratic Chairman Tom Perez told fellow Democrats on Saturday that unity is crucial in the fight against President Donald Trump, whom he lambasted as an "existential threat" to the...

  • Dems struggle to avoid discord for unified counter to Trump

    Updated: Fri, Oct 20, 2017

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nine months into the Donald Trump era, Democrats are still searching for a standard-bearer and a crisp message to corral widespread opposition to an unpopular president and a Republican-led Congress. The minority party has put that struggle on vivid display this week...

  • Pelosi says she must remain as leader so a woman is at table

    Updated: Fri, Oct 20, 2017

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she must retain her leadership position so there is a woman at the table when key decisions are made. After more than a decade leading House Democrats, Pelosi has faced demands from some lawmakers for leadership changes,...

  • Dems rebuff effort urging Sanders, King to switch party

    Updated: Fri, Oct 20, 2017

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The independent status of Sens. Bernie Sanders and Angus King is just fine with Democrats. Democrats on Friday rejected a resolution that would have urged Vermont's Sanders and Maine's King to switch their party affiliation to Democrat. The two caucus with Democrats....

  • Prominent chefs oppose baker in major gay rights case

    Updated: Fri, Oct 20, 2017

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prominent chefs, bakers and restaurant owners want the Supreme Court to rule against a Colorado baker who wouldn't make a cake for a same-sex couple's wedding. The food makers say that once they open their doors for business, they don't get to choose their customers....

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