Trump rhetoric, endorsements and federal immigration policy

Feb. 28, 2016

Former Arizona governor endorses Trump Photo courtesy of Wikicommons Former Arizona Gov Jan Brewer announced her endorsement for Trump on Saturday. Brewer, who is well known for her rigid positions on immigration, became nationally known after introducing the controversial Senate Bill 1070 in 2010, which allowed for law enforcement to...

Profiling, religion and immaturity: The struggles surrounding immigration reform

Feb. 25, 2016

New Orleans to stop profiling for undocumented immigrants Photo: Courtesy of Reuters The New Orleans Police Department has announced that starting Sunday, Feb. 28, they will no longer require officers to check the immigration status of people they think may have come into the country illegally, unless not doing so...

Republicans fight over immigration reform leading up to the Nevada caucus

Feb. 24, 2016

Ted Cruz takes hardest stance yet on immigration Sen. Ted Cruz speaks at a rally in Las Vegas, Monday Feb. 22. Photo Credit: Jae C. Hong - Associated Press Right before the Nevada caucus, Sen. Ted Cruz struck out to bypass Sen. Marco Rubio and Donald Trump in a race...

It’s all in the numbers: Immigration, Republicans and Donald Trump

Feb. 23, 2016

What Republican voters really think about immigration Donald Trump spoke during a campaign rally in Atlanta. Photo credit: Boston Globe Republican voters were asked if they thought undocumented immigrants should be offered a chance to apply for legal status or if they should be deported. Fifty-six percent of New Hampshire...

Holmes case and trial costs still being tallied

Dec. 20, 2015

Number reaches $4.5 million — and that doesn't begin to count defense attorney salaries and some expenses still to be released by prosecutors Graphic by Lo Snelgrove/CU News Corps No one knows exactly how much taxpayer money was spent on the Aurora theater shooting case, but the three-year investigation and...

Meet Colorado’s Public Defender

Dec. 7, 2015

Why we don't know how he spends taxpayer dollars and what it's like to defend bad guys like the Planned Parenthood shooter Colorado Public Defender Doug Wilson This CU News Corps story ran in the Colorado Independent . Colorado Public Defender Doug Wilson’s office, which provides free criminal defense for...

Hardrock River Rising

Dec. 5, 2015

Hardrock River Rising The Gold King Mine Spill was only a symptom of damage caused by hardrock mining, but it may also be the impetus for change. On the morning of Aug. 5, 2015, a crew from the Environmental Protection Agency began to conduct a series of tests on an...

Race to the Ranch

Oct. 14, 2015

Iowa pizza chain is a must-stop for GOP presidential candidates on the campaign trail GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee talks to a crowd at the Pizza Ranch in Jefferson, Iowa. Photo: Lars Gesing/CU News Corps LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Have you ever gotten pushed around or hit with an elbow...

The man who told Barack Obama he had won the presidency

Oct. 11, 2015

In our Anecdotal Evidence column, movers and shakers share personal stories of how intriguing (and often odd) campaigning in their respective swing state can be. Steve Schale – Obama’s 2008 Florida campaign director Steve Schale. Photo: Lars Gesing/CU News Corps “In 2008 the Obama team agreed to start the last...

How third parties messed up the 2000 Flori-duh election

Oct. 6, 2015

In our Anecdotal Evidence column, movers and shakers share personal stories of how intriguing (and often odd) campaigning in their respective swing state can be. Aubrey Jewett – Political Scientist, University of Central Florida Aubrey Jewett with a voting punchcard ballot from the 2000 presidential election. Photo: Lars Gesing/CU News...

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