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Tag Archives: Al Franken

Littwin: Democrats want a fight on Gorsuch, but first they have to lay a glove on him

Let’s call it Mr. Gorsuch goes to Washington. And in ordinary times, there would be no question how the movie ends. Jimmy Stewart gets the girl, […]...

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March 22, 2017 Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats, The Mix
Civil liberties watchdogs concerned by FBI facial recognition program

Civil liberties watchdogs concerned by FBI facial recognition program

In July, Sen. Al Franken opened a Senate hearing on the privacy and civil liberties implications of facial recognition technology by affirming some incontrovertible facts. “You can change your password. You can get a new credit card. But you can’t...

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October 25, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Bennet joins group to address Super PAC situation

Bennet joins group to address Super PAC situation

On the heels of a new poll that shows 70 percent of Americans think Super PACs should be outlawed, Colorado Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet has joined a task force to craft a new legislative response to blunt the...

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March 14, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Forestry budgets sapped by scourges of warming climate

Forestry budgets sapped by scourges of warming climate

The warming climate is breeding more beetle-ravaged forest and prolonged fire seasons, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell testified before a Senate committee on Tuesday, as he fielded questions about the White House's proposed agency budget for fiscal year...

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March 6, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Bennet calls for greater transparency in election spending

Bennet calls for greater transparency in election spending

Voters deserve to know who is paying for political advertisements, Colorado Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and 10 other senators wrote Tuesday in a letter to the Federal Election Commission (FEC). ...

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February 22, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
VIDEO: Al Franken cuts ad supporting marriage equality

VIDEO: Al Franken cuts ad supporting marriage equality

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, lent his likeness to a new video series launched by the Human Rights Campaign called “Americans for Marriage Equality.” Franken is the first member of Congress to appear in a video for the campaign, which...

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January 30, 2012 Civil Rights, Politics
Udall introduces bill to ensure that Americans cannot be held indefinitely without charges

Udall introduces bill to ensure that Americans cannot be held indefinitely without charges

Today, Senator Mark Udall, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence committees, announced that he has joined Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein in introducing the Due Process Guarantee Act of 2011, to clarify that American citizens apprehended inside...

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December 16, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Bipartisan bill aims to amend estate tax code to conserve America’s farms and ranches

Bipartisan bill aims to amend estate tax code to conserve America’s farms and ranches

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall has proposed a change to the estate tax code to keep more farms and ranches intact....

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November 29, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Udall, Franken gang up to keep potatoes in school lunches

Udall, Franken gang up to keep potatoes in school lunches

Today, Senator Mark Udall's amendment to prevent limits on the amount of starchy vegetables that schools can serve passed the Senate as part of a larger bill....

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November 1, 2011 Center Well, Education, Politics
Franken introduces bill to beef up protections for seniors

Franken introduces bill to beef up protections for seniors

Sen. Al Franken introduced a bill Friday that would offer seniors who receive long-term care at home the same protections from abuse as those afforded to seniors living in nursing homes....

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October 23, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health

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The Home Front: Longmont coughs up $200,000 for ‘warrantless police dog searches’ at a subsidized apartment

“Longmont on Tuesday announced that it has agreed to pay $210,000 to four tenants of The Suites and their ACLU attorneys as part of a […]

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