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Can Democrat Irv Halter beat Lamborn in 2014? He may have a fighter’s chance.

Retired Maj. Gen. Irv Halter, the presumptive Democratic nominee for Doug Lamborn’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives has got so many things going for him that it’s possible to imagine that (gasp! choke!) he might actually win. In the past, Democrats have tried to appeal to El Paso County voters by nominating retired… Continue Reading Can Democrat Irv Halter beat Lamborn in 2014? He may have a fighter’s chance.

BRAC could start overseas

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If you want to strike fear into a city like Colorado Springs, where our local and regional economy leans so heavily on the military, all you have to do is bring up that most dreaded acronym. BRAC. In plain English, it means Base Realignment and Closure of military installations, a process that over the past… Continue Reading BRAC could start overseas

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Lamborn asks for furlough expemptions

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Colorado Congressman Doug Lamborn sent an appeal to the Department of Defense today: exempt any civilian worker affected by the Black Forest fire from the federal furloughs. Lamborn sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, noting that the Air Force granted exemptions to workers who lost homes in the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma.… Continue Reading Lamborn asks for furlough expemptions

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Anderson’s idea doesn’t pan out

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Colorado Springs manufacturer and businessman Dave Anderson had a theory that he could coalesce voters around an idea of improving the nation’s finances and job market. He also believed he could rally voters around an independent candidate in U.S. House District 5, facing three-term Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn in the district that includes El Paso,… Continue Reading Anderson’s idea doesn’t pan out

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Obviously our Republican Representative Doug Lamborn missed the sensitivity class when he was in college. He recently called President Barack Obama a “tar baby.” Whether or not you should still like President Obama after the latest debacle remains open for discussion, but the office of the President should be respected. And the use of an… Continue Reading Setbacks and strides in Springs’ diversity appreciation

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President Barack Obama urged Americans to call Congress about the lack of progress on raising the nation’s debt ceiling. Apparently, people took him up on it. Congressman Doug Lamborn’s office reports that his website is moving slowly, and that the House of Representatives switchboard is clogged with phone calls. According to an email from Lamborn’s… Continue Reading Slow web, jammed phones lead Lamborn to ask for direct calls

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