Gold Dome: Baumgardner Leaves Committee, Remains in Senate

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Sen. Randy Baumgardner stepped down from a committee chairmanship following the conclusion of a sexual harassment investigation. Democrats are pursuing measures to force him out of his Senate seat.

State Attorney General Cynthia Coffman is ditching the petition process and instead going through the caucus and assembly process to get on the gubernatorial primary ballot.

As top DOJ members leave their posts or prepare to, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is blaming a single Republican (Sen. Cory Gardner) for blocking appointments. Gardner is making good on a promise to oppose DOJ appointments until Sessions changes his stance on marijuana.

And the marijuana industry is more risky than ever for non-citizens. And those risks carry over to the marijuana companies that might hire them, as well.

Democrats rallied at the Capitol against Republicans’ attempt to defund the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Republicans, meanwhile, maintain that they are not defunding the Civil Rights Commission.

Colorado’s U.S. senators provide bipartisan support to the state’s Olympians in this video.

The Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooter was again found incompetent to stand trial.

A federal judge in New York is the second to block the Trump administration’s attempt to rescind DACA. According to the ruling, the Trump administration can rescind DACA but not under the reasoning it provided.

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, said he was not reimbursed by the president after he paid porn star Stephanie Clifford, known as Stormy Daniels, who said she had an affair with Trump.

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