Get More Smarter on Wednesday (July 27)

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TOP OF MIND TODAY…

► History was made — again — in Philadelphia on Tuesday when Hillary Clinton officially became the first woman in American history to capture a major party nomination for President.

Day Two of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) also involved a Clinton. Former President Bill Clinton delivered a powerful speech intended to help humanize his wife, Hillary. For more DNC coverage from Tuesday, check out winners and losers from “The Fix.” Or check out this story for more on how Colorado supporters of Bernie Sanders are encouraging their brethren to come together for Hillary Clinton.

 

► Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump publicly called on Russia to hack into Hillary Clinton’s emails in attempts to expose negative information about the Democratic Presidential nominee.

Let’s say that one more time: Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump publicly called on Russia to hack into Hillary Clinton’s emails…

 

► Colorado Republican Senate candidate Darryl Glenn is getting a firsthand look at one of the oldest lines in politics: The cover-up is (almost) always worse than the crime. Glenn is defending his own remarks to reporters that an old altercation with his father — dating to 1983 — may have involved someone else named Darryl Glenn. A different Darryl Glenn who somehow ended up with the same social security number as the Republican nominee for Senate. Seriously.

 

Get even more smarter after the jump…

IN CASE YOU ARE STANDING NEAR A WATER COOLER…

► Senator Michael Bennet (D-Denver) announced on Tuesday that the Colorado Department of Transportation will receive $15 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help fund an expansion of I-25 between Ft. Collins and Loveland. 

 

► Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper nabbed one of the most coveted speaking slots at the DNC. Hick will speak on Thursday evening, not long before Hillary Clinton will take the stage to accept the Democratic nomination for President.

Elsewhere, John Frank of the Denver Post reports Hickenlooper as saying he would be unlikely to accept a potential Cabinet position in a Hillary Clinton administration. We can’t explain this one.

 

► One more vote.

 

► State Sen. Laura Waters Woods (R-Arvada) is mad as heck about some of her campaign signs being vandalized. Apparently, she is the only politician in the history of Colorado who has experienced vandalized yard signs.

 

► Donald Trump is coming to Colorado Springs on Friday for a fundraiser on his behalf.  Trump will also attend public events in both Colorado Springs and Denver before getting back on an orange-eye flight.

 

► The Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry (CACI) is again supporting more Republicans than Democrats in legislative races this fall. Why this is news, we have no idea.

 

OTHER LINKS YOU SHOULD CLICK

► Conservation Colorado announced its support for a local control ballot measure this fall.

 

Ben Higgins is not a martyr.

ICYMI

 

The oil and gas industry is not the economic juggernaut in Colorado that supporters would have you believe. And it has nothing to do with regulations.

 

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4 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. itlduso says:

    Looks like it's time to go protest at a Trump rally.  Now, where did I put that "Shame" sign from the Bush election?

  2. Bokonon says:

    It is truly amazing to hear Trump continue to flail at Clinton over that flipping e-mail issue … and call her a liar and a criminal … while he simultaneously calling for foreign governments to commit espionage against his opponent and the US government for his benefit. 

    Do you think the press will FINALLY stop pretending this is all good fun and playing the equivalence game?  

     

    • BlueCat says:

      Oh we've been seeing plenty of that already. The media has long been trying to undo the damage they did creating Trump for ratings. It just doesn't do much good.

  3. Voyageur says:

    I wouldn't count on the press cleaning up it's act, Bokonon.   But after Hillary carries 47 states but before the inauguration when a column of T-72 tanks rumbles down Constitution Ave. flanked by Russian Spetznatz commandos to install Trump by force, I am looking forward to Brian Williams explaining: "to be fair, it's possible that if Donald Trump had won the election, it's just possible that supporters of Hillary Clinton might have tried their own extra legal measures to keep Trump out of power."

    False equivalence is a mighty powerful drug to our media.

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