Welcome back to The Spot, where The Denver Post’s politics team captures what’s happening this week — from the Colorado legislature to Denver city hall, with a stop through the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C. There’s big Colorado politics news developing this morning (as I explain just below), so there’s a lot you need to get caught up on in the meantime. Let’s dive in. Sign up for The Spot newsletter for a weekly rundown of Colorado politics. At the Colorado Capitol, Democrats’ effort to expel a Republican state lawmaker over sexual harassment allegations failed. At the nation’s capital, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., is pressing Trump to use NAFTA for some big regulatory changes. The fallout is still ongoing from sexual harassment allegations against Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. (His accuser isn’t happy about how it’s going.) Also, we took a deep look into a change in federal immigration policy that’s … [Read more...] about The Spot newsletter: Effort to expel GOP state lawmaker fails, Cory Gardner + NAFTA + Trump, fallout over Hancock text messages continues and more
There has, understandably, been a lot of talk in Buffalo about the quarterback position during the lead-up to this month’s NFL Draft. But on the other side of the football, the Bills’ biggest hole is at another high-profile position: middle linebacker. “And the way the free-agent market is shaping up,” writes Nick Veronica for BNblitz, “it seems he best way to fill it will be through the draft.” Last year’s starter, Preston Brown, is gone after signing with the Bengals. He tied for the league lead with 144 tackles last year and was on the field for 99 percent of defensive snaps. Only sixth-round pick Tanner Vallejo remains on Buffalo’s depth chart. Bills sign defensive end: Buffalo reached a deal with former Miami Dolphins defensive end Terrence Fede on Wednesday, signing him to a one-year contract. Fede (pronounced “fuh-DAY”), 26, was picked in the seventh round in 2014 and has one career sack. More on Fede: The five things … [Read more...] about [BN] Blitz newsletter: The Bills’ biggest defensive hole
New York is a town of constant reinvention, and as New Yorkers go, so do their newsletters. That’s why we’re proud to announce the arrival today of (RE)VIEW, the Village Voice’s newly refreshed, revamped, refurbished, and reimagined film and TV newsletter. Like the Voice’s old film newsletter, (RE)VIEW will offer a survey of the week in new releases. But (RE)VIEW’s mandate will be broader and more ambitious as we venture across forms and platforms to explore the latest and greatest in movies, TV, streaming, and other work that’s consumable on screens of all sizes – be they big, small, mounted, desktop, or mobile. Our aim is to be curious and critical, timely and topical, and to help you make the most of your viewing time. We’ll also break down what’s happening behind the scenes with a roundup of the most important stories from the various eclectic worlds of motion-picture arts and entertainment. More than a quick-hit guide to what … [Read more...] about Introducing (RE)VIEW, Our New Film and TV Newsletter
Welcome back to The Spot, where The Denver Post’s politics team captures what’s happening this week — from the Colorado legislature to Denver city hall, with a stop through the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C. The stream of Colorado political news isn’t showing any signs of slowing, so let’s dive right into what’s happening, what’s coming and what you might have missed last week in the chaos. Sign up for The Spot newsletter for a weekly rundown of Colorado politics. Congress passed a $1.3 trillion spending bill which has a boat-load of impacts for Colorado. At the state Capitol, the GOP picked a replacement for an ousted Democrat-turned-Republican lawmaker, tried to repeal tax credits for electric vehicles and scored a major victory when their plan to pay for billions in needed road repairs cleared the state Senate. We have more on Cambridge Analytica’s activity in Colorado, details on a grand jury investigation into one of the … [Read more...] about The Spot newsletter: More on Cambridge Analytica’s operations in Colorado, it’s budget week at the Capitol, Pence family’s bunny book and more
The world may finally know. With all due respect to the Tootsie Pop Owl, it seems we might soon be able to answer the question of our time: What is a catch? The NFL's competition committee feels confident it has simplified the catch rule. The committee's proposal needs 24 of 32 "yes" votes to pass at the league meetings, which begin Sunday. Mark Gaughan detailed the committee's three requirements for a catch here. Bills make two proposals: While the catch rule is the biggest proposal to be voted on next week, the Bills also want to put two minor rule changes to a vote. One of them relates to the reserve/futures list, and seems to have been spurred by last year's Anquan Boldin drama. Why Zay Jones wasn't charged: When the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office chose not to pursue felony charges against Bills receiver Zay Jones, it said it couldn't provide more details. That changed Friday. Here's what Mark Gaughan reported: Representatives of the apartment building … [Read more...] about [BN] Blitz newsletter: What is a catch? The world may finally know.