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Trump claims credit for what is still mostly Obama’s economy

President Donald Trump relentlessly congratulates himself for the healthy state of the U.S. economy, with its steady growth, low unemployment, busier factories and confident consumers.


Stronger together: More than 50,000 show solidarity against a shifting culture during Women’s March 2018

The Denver Post

A year after the first march, many talked about the culture President Donald Trump created, saying it was one of disrespect that attacked a swath of people ranging from racial minorities to sexual minorities. In response, marchers came out…


Faces of the 2018 Denver Women’s March

The Denver Post

Women's March Denver draws protesters from across the Front Range in its second year.

Saturday, Jan 20


State braces for big winter storm, up to 7 inches along I-25 corridor predicted

The Denver Post

A major winter storm is headed for Colorado later today, with forecasters predicting up to 10 inches of snow for the Denver foothills and 3-7 inches expected to be dumped along the Interstate 25 corridor.


Protesters rally at a second women’s march in nation’s capital

Thousands of demonstrators taking part in the Women's March on Washington gathered Saturday morning on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to rally for women's rights, urge women to run for public office and call on citizens to fully engage…


PHOTOS: Signs of the 2018 Denver Women’s March

The Denver Post

A photo gallery of signs displayed by participants in the 2018 Denver Women's March.


Trump plans gala at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday night, again renting a ballroom from himself

President Donald Trump's posh Mar-a-Lago Club is set to host a high-priced gala Saturday night intended to celebrate Trump's first year in office and raise money for his reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee.

Second Denver Women’s March mobilizes along route and through speeches to spark power at the polls

The Denver Post

Thousands of people of all ages, races and genders poured into Civic Center park Saturday morning for Denver's 2018 Women's March, propelled by a year of social and political tumult that many of them hope to calm at the ballot box.


GOP, Dems show no sign of retreat in shutdown’s first day

Congress prepared to return to work Saturday as negotiators pressed for a budget deal to keep a government shutdown that began at midnight short-lived.


The one place in Colorado where Donald Trump is still not president

The Denver Post

Donald Trump is absent and President Barack Obama's presidency continues indefinitely in the Gallery of Presidents at the Colorado Capitol.


Adult-film star details alleged Trump affair in transcript

Donald Trump was attending a celebrity golf tournament at a Lake Tahoe resort in July 2006 when he met the adult-film star Stormy Daniels, she later said. Daniels said she took the future president up on his offer to ride around the…

Jeffco GOP picks RTD director Tina Francone as next commissioner

A Republican vacancy committee Friday night chose Regional Transportation District director Tina Francone as Jefferson County's next commissioner.

Mattis unveils new strategy focused on Russia and China, takes Congress to task for budget impasse

The United States must build up its military to prepare for the possibility of conflict with Russia and China, according to a new Pentagon strategy released Friday by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis as he took Congress to task on the eve of a…

Border wall tests find heights should keep out crossers

Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico found their imposing heights should stop border crossers, The Associated Press has learned, a finding that's likely to please security…


Funding for government lapses as short-term spending bill stalls in the Senate

The Denver Post

The government shut down early Saturday morning on the first anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration after Congress failed to meet a midnight deadline to renew funding.


Neighbor agrees to plead guilty to assault of Sen. Rand Paul, court documents show

A neighbor of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, has agreed to plead guilty in federal court in a November attack that left the nation's best known libertarian with six broken ribs and briefly sidelined him during debate over the tax overhaul,…

Friday, Jan 19


Shutdown deadline nears; no accord in Trump-Schumer meeting

President Donald Trump and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer met Friday afternoon in an eleventh-hour effort to avert a government shutdown, with a bitterly divided Washington locked in stare-down over federal spending and legislation…

Trump to anti-abortion marchers: “We are with you all the way. May God bless you.”

Thousands of activists at the annual March for Life enjoyed a rare display of political firepower Friday, with addresses by the president, vice president and House speaker all celebrating gains the anti-abortion movement has made under…

Clues sought in helicopter crash that killed Zimbabwe opposition leader near New Mexico-Colorado border

A husband and wife who pushed for political change in Zimbabwe, an adventurous Texas investor and a pair of decorated pilots died in a fiery helicopter crash in a remote area of New Mexico.


Supreme Court to rule on Trump’s powers to ban foreign travelers

The Supreme Court on Friday said it will review whether President Donald Trump has the authority to ban travelers from certain countries in the name of national security, and will rule by June in what will be a major examination of the…


Here’s how a federal government shutdown could affect Colorado — from federal workers to research to parks

The Denver Post

Colorado braced Friday for the possibility of a government shutdown as lawmakers on Capitol Hill appeared no closer to reaching a deal before a midnight deadline.


Flu program would be suspended if U.S. government shuts down

The Denver Post

The U.S. government's efforts to battle an especially virulent flu season could be forced to pause if lawmakers fail to reach agreement on spending legislation before an early Saturday deadline.


“I just don’t like Muslim people”: Trump appointee resigns after racist, sexist and anti-gay remarks

An appointee of President Donald Trump has resigned from the federal agency that runs AmeriCorps and other service programs after remarks he made disparaging blacks, Muslims, gays, women, veterans with PTSD and undocumented immigrants…

What Trump said about marijuana enforcement while campaigning in Colorado

The Colorado Spring's Gazette's editorial board has released audio from July 2016, with Donald Trump repeatedly pledging to respect states' marijuana laws.


40 Denver police officers sue police union, city of Denver

Forty non-union police officers sue Denver and the city's largest police union over fees they are charged for wage negotiations.

Boulder County federal workers brace for looming government shutdown

The Denver Post

One of Boulder County's critical economic engines is in danger of lurching to a sudden stop on Friday as thousands of employees at the area's federal research labs face the prospect of being told to stay home due to a looming federal…


Responding to #MeToo, Colorado Democratic Party looks to combat sexual assault on the campaign trail

Democratic Party Chairwoman Morgan Carroll is expected to announce Friday the creation of a panel that will make recommendations about how to combat “sexual harassment and assault on the campaign trail.”


Front Range growth boom may tap defunct Colorado mountain gold mines — to get more water for people

The Denver Post

The hunt for more water to sustain the Colorado Front Range development boom has driven metro Denver suppliers to try to tap a new source: defunct mountain gold mines.


What happens when the government shuts down

The world won't end if a dysfunctional Washington can't find a way to pass a funding bill before this weekend.

House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim

On the edge of a government shutdown, a divided House voted late Thursday to keep the government open past a Friday deadline — setting up an eleventh-hour standoff in the Senate, where Democrats have vowed to kill the measure.