Get More Smarter on Monday (November 14)

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TOP OF MIND TODAY…

► Well, shit: Donald Trump has selected well-known white nationalist Steve Bannon to be his top advisor in the White House.

 

► What will a Donald Trump White House mean for Colorado? The Denver Post tries to answer that question:

The impacts on Colorado are likely to be felt in key industries in the state such as energy, health care, transportation and recreational marijuana, and on social issues including the environment and immigration.

In those areas, Colorado leaders are anxious about the changes to come. Trump could wipe away hallmarks of the Obama administration, from the Clean Power Plan to the Affordable Care Act, while emphasizing fossil fuel production over environmental protection and regulatory oversight.

Dennis Webb of the Grand Junction Sentinel considers this question from a Western Slope perspective.

 

► The Colorado Secretary of State’s office continues to tabulate ballot return figures for the 2016 election.

 

Get even more smarter after the jump…

IN CASE YOU ARE STANDING NEAR A WATER COOLER…

► Spread love and unity and what not.

 

► Democrats are trying to figure out how to chart out their future from a national leadership perspective. As Chris Cillizza writes for “The Fix,” one of the first steps for Democrats will be choosing a new head of the Democratic Party…and candidates are already jockeying for position.

 

► If you are actually pondering why Republican Darryl Glenn wasn’t able to defeat Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Denver) last week, here’s some analysis.

 

► Is Congressman Mike Coffman politically “invincible?” Regardless of the answer, Democrats probably won’t be putting much effort into CD-6 until the next round of redistricting.

 

Transportation and infrastructure questions will be at the top of the docket when the Colorado legislature reconvenes in January.

 

► Colorado employers are preparing their businesses for minimum wage increases

 

► The outcome of a very tight race for a Colorado Board of Education seat in CD-6 will be very, very narrow.

 

► Politico considers a few takeaways from the first five days with President-elect Donald Trump.

 

► Here’s Hillary Clinton’s loss in a nutshell.

 

► Republican infighting on Capitol Hill isn’t expected to let up anytime soon.

OTHER LINKS YOU SHOULD CLICK

► RIP, Rolle Fischer.

 

► Democrats selected Crisanta Duran to serve as the next Speaker of the House when the Colorado legislature reconvenes in January. In the State Senate, Republicans decided to go heavy on white males in leadership positions.

ICYMI

► After a dramatic win in New Orleans on Sunday, the Denver Broncos take a 7-3 record into their BYE week.

 

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6 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. ajb says:

    So oil is hovering in the $40s, gas below $3, and O&G producers want to pump more? I don't think so. It just doesn't pay to dump money into exploration and production at these prices. The only thing that will put drillers back to work is higher prices.

    Expanded leasing just means that lease prices will be artificially low. Oil companies will buy up the leases then sit on them. 

  2. JohnInDenver says:

    But "clean coal." I'm sure that Trump has an ace up his well-tailored sleeve to make clean coal (1) technically feasible, (2) economically possible, and (3) somehow more attractive than natural gas. 'Cause he and Scott Tipton are going to make the mines boom again.

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