Reporters shouldn’t be fooled by Rep. Mike Coffman’s recycled attempts to paint his Democratic challanger Morgan Carroll as anti-immigrant. Coffman tried the same tactic in 2014 and failed.
Perhaps the most dangerous belief Arvada State Sen. Laura Woods promotes is the long-debunked notion that vaccines cause autism.
Setting aside that in order to be “born without a father” a child would have to be the product of artificial insemination or have a deceased biological father, (and I suspect that number is quite small), let’s examine what Tancredo’s meme was likely trying to impart, which is the percentage of African American children born into single-parent households without a father. As it generally happens, the meme falls apart under scrutiny. The 72% figure was likely taken from the statistic that 73% of African American children are born to unwed mothers. The implication is that 73% of them don’t have a father in their life, but “unwed” doesn’t mean the father isn’t living with the mother and child. The latest figures available (2014) show that 66% of AA households are single-parent. Even this number is misleading, as many of those households have the father as the only parent.
After once calling Donald Trump a “fraud,” and then remaining silent on the GOP presidential nominee for months, U.S. Rep. Ken Buck has now thrown his endorsment to the celebrity mogul.
Denver Congresswoman Diana DeGette joined pro-choice leaders yesterday in an “informational telephone town hall” about, among other things, a proposed federal law that would allow federal funds to pay for abortions.
I’ve been trying to convince journalists to find out why state senate candidate Nancy Doty thinks Sarah Palin gave a “Spot on” speech in Denver, in which the former Alaska governor raved about Donald Trump. (Here’s a funny video to emphasize the point.)
At this point, nothing about Tom Tancredo should surprise me, but my jaw bounced off the floor when he said Saturday he’d vote for state Sen. Morgan Carroll over U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman.