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Author : John Tomasic

Thanks Obamacare: 9.7M gained insurance, rate of uninsured lowest in 50 years

The economy-wrecking doom Obamacare was predicted to visit upon the nation has yet to arrive, but the National Center for Health Statistics reports that the […]...

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December 19, 2014 Just In

Spotify: In 2014, ‘chillout’ playlist trends high on Colorado college campuses

Spotify, the world’s cyborg DJ/jukebox, has run the numbers for Gregorian Calendar year 2014 and it has discovered that Planet Earth humans listened most to […]...

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December 19, 2014 Just In

Nebraska, Oklahoma sue Colorado for violating federal law with legalized pot

The attorneys general for Nebraska and Oklahoma are suing neighboring Colorado for legalizing pot. Initial reports have suggested the two states were acting in response […]...

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December 18, 2014 Uncategorized

Benny Johnson: Still good at purveying bad information

Benny Johnson is the viral politics editor-digital director guy fired from BuzzFeed now at the National Review who has a knack for making meme material. […]...

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December 18, 2014 Just In

Gridlocking the pope on Gitmo

The Vatican has waded into the debate, frozen on Capitol Hill for six years, concerning the status of the men held in legal limbo at […]...

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December 16, 2014 Just In

Gardner appointed to Senate Energy Committee

Colorado U.S. Senator-elect Cory Gardner’s office announced his committee assignments today. It will come as no surprise to politics watchers that Gardner has landed on […]...

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December 15, 2014 Just In

Testing prenatal tests and finding them wanting

Screening tests that use human genome sequencing technology to detect the health of fetuses have been a booming business for years and have led pregnant […]...

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December 15, 2014 Just In

On ‘Cromnibus,’ Lamborn, Polis at polar ends of opposition, but in general money talked

The so-called Cromnibus government-funding bill passed in the House last night. It was a tight vote that saw hardline conservatives and progressives oppose an enormous […]...

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December 12, 2014 Just In

Udall blasts CIA for lying, demands accountability

In a speech just ended on the floor of the U.S. Senate today, outgoing Colorado Sen. Mark Udall called out the CIA and President Obama […]...

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December 10, 2014 Just In

Wiretap: Living with the intelligence community we deserve

Barack Obama stepped lightly around the Senate Intelligence Report on CIA torture, knowing that he can condemn what happened in the dark days after 9/11, […]...

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December 10, 2014 Just In

EVENTS

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Video: Colorado Independent honors a whistle-blower

Watch the podcast of our interview with Chris Blumenstein, winner of The Colorado Independent’s first annual whistleblower award.

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Global warming takes bite out of Colorado ski season

Normally temperatures at resort elevations this time of year drop into the teens and 20s every night. This season, only a few light frosts have tinged the valleys, leaving the slopes bare and dry.

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