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Immigration:

Littwin: Ted Cruz’s humanitarian crisis

  TED Cruz nearly had me. I went to see the Texas senator at the Western Conservative Summit because I have a soft spot for […]...

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July 22, 2014 Immigration, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats

Wiretap: Perry shows up for Obama, border talk

  President Obama left the Denver fundraiser, where Mark Udall was a no-show, for Dallas, where the real action was. Conservatives wanted Obama to go […]...

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July 10, 2014 Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Cory Gardner looks for win-win stance on immigration reform

Immigration reform is a key issue in Colorado elections, where 14 percent of the voting population is Hispanic and where 70 percent of voters overall support reform. Protests in favor of immigration reform, or of at least staying deportations, have...

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July 8, 2014 Immigration, In-Depth

Wiretap: Mainstream GOPers see White House conspiracy in child border crossings

“I mean, how do you move that many people from Central America across Mexico and into the United States without there being a fairly coördinated effort?” ...

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July 8, 2014 Civil Rights, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats

‘Taking each day as it comes’

Jorge Tellez grew up in Colorado, an all-American kid. He's also one of the country's nearly 2 million undocumented immigration-reform Dreamers....

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July 4, 2014 Civil Rights, Immigration, In-Depth

ICE gets iced by ACLU and most Colo sheriffs

The majority of Colorado’s sheriffs have officially agreed to stop detaining suspected undocumented immigrants based solely on requests from the federal government......

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July 3, 2014 Immigration, Just In

Wiretap: Republicans can’t change, won’t change on immigration

The three sentences written by the Republican National Committee on immigration reform that will haunt Republicans in the 2016 presidential election and maybe even in the 2014 midterms....

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July 2, 2014 Civil Rights, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Watch: Colorado immigration activists kick off campaign to halt parent deportations

The groups intend to collect 30,000 signatures demonstrating support from Coloradans and to deliver the resolution and signatures demanding action to Washington and to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper's offices....

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July 1, 2014 Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Wiretap: Defending the embattled rights of corporations

The Hobby Lobby ruling is a minefield. What other companies can avoid what other laws based on what other religious beliefs? ...

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July 1, 2014 Civil Rights, Health, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Wiretap: Deporting the border kids; ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby

  There’s a crisis on the border. Unaccompanied children, mostly from Central America, are being smuggled into southern Texas. As the New York Times reported, […]...

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June 30, 2014 Civil Rights, Environment/Energy, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats

ELECTIONS 2014

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Gardner and Udall have raised and spent millions, but the real money is independent

In what’s shaping up to be one of the most influential congressional races in the nation, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall raised $1.74 million during April and May and spent just over $2 million. His Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner, raised just over $1.5 million and spent roughly $600,000.

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THE BLOGS

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News Poem: ‘Birds of the Flood’

In the morning, the dog puked after lapping from a puddle. / He refused a bowl from the tap as if he knew better.

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EVENTS

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‘It ain’t Latin’: A news-stained poetry happening

Where are poetry and journalism coming together today? Right here at the Colorado Independent and live in Denver, July 26 at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

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