• AP-NORC Poll: Amid strikes, Americans back teacher raises

    Updated: 42 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans overwhelmingly believe teachers don't make enough money, and half say they'd support paying higher taxes to give educators a raise. The findings of the new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research come amid recent teacher...

  • Will a #MeToo wave help elect a woman as Colorado governor?

    By DAVID O. WILLIAMS, Colorado Politics
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Cary Kennedy sees two waves potentially carrying her into the governor's mansion in November: not only a blue wave of support for Democrats, but also potentially a women's wave born of frustration with President Donald Trump and the many sexual-harassment scandals that have plagued...

  • Hillary Clinton, not on ballot, is star of GOP midterm plan

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Almost 18 months have passed since Hillary Clinton lost the presidency. She holds no position of power in government. And she is not expected to run for office again. Yet Clinton is starring in the Republican Party's 2018 midterm strategy. With control of Congress up...

  • Corker says he won't oppose Democrat seeking his Senate seat

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Outgoing Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee is sticking by his decision not to campaign against the Democrat seeking to fill his seat. Corker says he considers the Democrat, former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen (BRED'-uh-sen), a "friend." Corker backs Republican...

  • Mitt Romney forced into a Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat as he looks to restart his career

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Apr 21, 2018

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Mitt Romney was forced Saturday into a Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah as he looks to restart his political career by replacing long-serving Sen. Orrin Hatch. Romney remains the heavy favorite overall to win the Senate seat in November. But...

  • Gov. Hickenlooper on making pot illegal again if tied to crime: 'I'm not ruling it out'

    By Mark Harden AND JOEY BUNCH Colorado Politics -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 21, 2018

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper was against legalizing marijuana, but once the voters spoke, he went along and defended Coloradans' right to use recreational pot. In an interview with CNN, he appears to be opening the door a crack to the idea of re-criminalizing cannabis....

  • Colorado Senate Democrats take a stand on the Great Sand Dunes

    By joey bunch Colorado Politics -by joey bunch Colorado Politics
    Updated: Sat, Apr 21, 2018

    Every Democrat in the Colorado Senate has signed a letter opposing the Trump administration's proposal to sell off public land for energy development near Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. But Gov. John Hickenlooper is not joining them in challenging the plan, noting that...

  • Colorado Springs school district cancels classes in anticipation of teachers attending rally

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 21, 2018

    Colorado Springs School District 11 will be closed next Friday "in anticipation of high levels of teacher participation at a rally in Denver," Superintendent Nicholas Gledich said in a statement. The cancellation of school is necessary because the district doesn't have "enough...

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    Updated: Sat, Apr 21, 2018

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez; Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Perez; Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine; White House legislative affairs director Marc Short. ___...

  • Haley's response: 'I don't get confused' draws notice

    Updated: Sat, Apr 21, 2018

    NEW YORK (AP) — The public split between the White House and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley this week over Russia sanctions threw a spotlight on her at-times uneasy relationship with President Donald Trump, even as her deft rebuttal bolstered talk about her own future political fortunes....

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