A bipartisan group of U.S. senators, including Colorado’s Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, announced Thursday that they have reached an agreement on how to address immigration and the future of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients. “President (Donald) Trump called on Congress to solve the DACA challenge,” the group of lawmakers said in a written statement. “We have been working for four months and have reached an agreement in principle that addresses border security, the diversity visa lottery, chain migration/family reunification, and the Dream Act — the areas outlined by the president. We are now working to build support for that deal in Congress.” U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Robert Menendez, D-N.J., were the other lawmakers involved, along with Gardner, a Republican, and Bennet, a Democrat. The immigration agreement comes after a Tuesday meeting members of the group held with … [Read more...] about Bipartisan group of senators, including Colorado’s Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, reach deal on DACA, immigration
If America's enemies launch a cyber attack, a Colorado senator's bill would give them something new: guaranteed consequences.Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner penned a measure that would label hackers attacking the U.S. as "critical cyber threat" actors, giving the White House a menu of sanctions that can target individuals, foreign agencies or nations."We know the threat of cyber attacks is increasing each and every day," said Gardner, who is pushing the bill with the help of U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.Gardner said U.S. response to cyber attacks, including Russian actions during the 2016 election, has been haphazard."We don't have an appropriate mechanism in place to counter those threats and actions," he said.Over the past decade, the U.S. has raced to counter growing cyber threats from Russia, China, North Korea, Iran and even terror groups. Cyber attacks, used successfully in Russian campaigns against its neighbors Georgia and Ukraine, are seen globally as a low-cost way to … [Read more...] about U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner drafts bill that would punish foreign hackers
Cue the speculation that his real goal is unseating Senator Cory Gardner in 2020 — not that Johnston, who finished third to Democratic nominee Jared Polis, will offer confirmation at this point. "I've had a lot of people reach out and ask me that, and and I'm flattered by their suggestions," Johnston allows. "But I'm really focused on the 2018 race. I think the stakes are very high." Mike Johnston with (from left) fellow Democratic Colorado gubernatorial hopefuls Cary Kennedy, Donna Lynne and Jared Polis. CPT12.org When it came to Democratic contenders for governor, money was at least as important as ideas, if not more so.Figures provided by the Colorado Secretary of State's Office show Polis spent $11,240,266.75 during the primary. According to the Colorado Independent, this cash was supplemented by $961,964.88 from political action committees, resulting in a sum of $12,202,231.63. Polis finished with 44.43 percent of the vote.Next came former Colorado treasurer Cary … [Read more...] about Mike Johnston Considering Run Against Cory Gardner in 2020
Let’s imagine that this really is the beginning of the beginning of the end for Donald Trump. It’s in the air. And, yes, we’ve all been wrong about this before, and, to be perfectly honest, we may all be wrong again. But this does feel different. Now let’s imagine what all those soul-selling Republican enablers in Congress would think/do if Trump actually is in free-fall, Democrats retake the House and maybe even in the Senate in November, Trump’s “rats” keep grabbing for plea deals or immunity and Robert Mueller’s relentless investigations gets ever closer to the top. OK. Once we’ve gotten that far, now let’s imagine you’re Cory Gardner, and your decision is moving from whether to jump ship to when. He has wonder if it’s not already too late. If you remember, Gardner was anti-Trumpist during the GOP presidential primary. When he not surprisingly embraced Trump after the election, he tried to find issues where he … [Read more...] about Littwin: If the Trump ship is taking water, when will Republicans like Cory Gardner jump?
Colorado’s elected officials are expressing support for special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation in the aftermath of former Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s guilty plea Tuesday. Cohen said in court that President Trump directed him to make payments to two women during the 2016 campaign so they would keep silent about alleged affairs. Those speaking up on behalf of Mueller’s efforts include Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, who was captured on CNN exiting Air Force One with President Trump in West Virginia amid breaking news both about Cohen’s plea and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s verdict. “Senator Gardner fully supported the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel and continues to do so,” said Casey Contres, Gardner’s spokesman. “Based off of the public reporting he has seen, Senator Gardner believes the special counsel’s investigation has been conducted with the utmost … [Read more...] about After Cohen guilty plea, Colorado’s Cory Gardner stresses support for Mueller investigation