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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

DeGette, Polis once again introduce FRAC Act to bring federal oversight to gas fracking

U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette and Jared Polis, both Colorado Democrats, have once again introduced the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act (FRAC Act) to regain federal regulatory authority over the natural gas drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or...

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March 15, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Politics
Unemployment benefits extension no help for growing numbers of jobless

Unemployment benefits extension no help for growing numbers of jobless

Late Thursday afternoon, President Obama signed into law a bill granting workers out of a job for more than 26 weeks additional unemployment insurance payments, paid for by the federal government. The benefits had been...

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July 23, 2010 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
British PM to discuss BP invovlement in release of Lockerbie bomber

British PM to discuss BP invovlement in release of Lockerbie bomber

Prime Minister David Cameron will meet with four Senate Democrats today to discuss whether BP played a role in the release of convicted Lockerbie bomber […]...

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July 20, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Plans of attack emerge as Obama considers immigration reform

Plans of attack emerge as Obama considers immigration reform

WASHINGTON-- Pro-immigration reform advocates may be applauding President Obama’s immigration meetings at the White House today, but anti-immigration groups are pushing back hard. The meetings came in advance of a planned March...

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March 11, 2010 Center Well, Civil Rights, Politics, Top Stories
Sonia Sotomayor’s hearings face: A visual record of our national politics

Sonia Sotomayor’s hearings face: A visual record of our national politics

Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s face during her Supreme Court nomination hearings is a YouTube-era national treasure. Turn down the volume as you watch her and imagine […]...

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July 14, 2009 Blog, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics

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Leadership at the League of Women Voters in Colorado split over redistricting campaign

The president of the League of Women Voters of Colorado, a nonpartisan voter education group that lent its name and credibility to a revamped campaign to […]

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