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TOP OF MIND TODAY…
► The Coffmangate Scandal rages on as infighting in the State Republican Party continues to escalate. Attorney General Cynthia Coffman has an odd media strategy, which includes ignoring the Washington Post but giving an exclusive interview to the right-wing Politichicks blog.
► Vice President Joe Biden is in Denver today to give a speech about college education and the Obama Administration’s overall economic policy.
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IN CASE YOU ARE STANDING NEAR A WATER COOLER…
► Colowyo Carping Conceals Credible Climate Concerns. The alliteration is so nice we had to use it twice.
► The Koch Brothers may be getting financially involved in opposing the Jefferson County School Board recall efforts. It’s not clear what they could actually accomplish, however, so long as recall supporters collect enough signatures to make the ballot in November.
► Bill Theobald of the Ft. Collins Coloradoan takes a deeper look at the fundraising prowess of Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Denver).
► Congressman Ed Perlmutter (D-Jefferson County) played golf in Washington D.C. on Sunday with President Obama.
► Colorado state Rep. Dan Thurlow is already kicking off his re-election campaign. The freshman lawmaker upset fellow Republicans during the legislative session by voting with his conscience instead of his Party.
► The City of Longmont wants to ban fracking in the area, and voters support the proposal, but the State of Colorado says no dice. The Colorado Court of Appeals will hear arguments on whether or not Longmont will be forced to abide by statewide regulations on oil and gas operations.
► Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado Springs) called on Colorado State University to stop using fetal tissue from abortions in its research. The University politely told Lamborn to go jump in a lake.
OTHER LINKS YOU SHOULD CLICK
► The editorial board of the Des Moines Register has some (very) pointed words for famous person Donald Trump:
By using his considerable wealth, his celebrity status, and his mouth to draw attention to himself, rather than to raise awareness of the issues facing America, he has coarsened our political dialogue and cheapened the electoral process.
► Former Florida Governor and 2016 Republican Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush is about to get ornery, says Politico.
► Ohio Gov. John Kasich is running for President because America needs more than 15 Republican candidates in 2016.
► Aurora Sentinel editor Dave Perry offers a poignant take on the Aurora Theater Shooting trial and the next steps for the community.
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