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Littwin: Colorado is not Kentucky

  THE news is now official. The Obama administration has proposed new rules that will significantly reduce carbon emissions, with coal-producing power plants clearly the […]...

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June 3, 2014 Environment/Energy, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats

Littwin: Just don’t say ‘amnesty’

The big story out of the House Republican retreat is, of course, the House Republican retreat on immigration reform....

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January 31, 2014 Civil Rights, Immigration, In-Depth, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats
Anti-Abortion Activists Refine Messaging in Wake of Electoral Defeats

Anti-Abortion Activists Refine Messaging in Wake of Electoral Defeats

After two GOP Senate candidates saw their campaigns implode when they made controversial comments about abortion and rape, Republicans like Sen. John McCain have been asking their party to just shut up about abortion....

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December 14, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics
Obama in Golden seeks to rev up swing-state campaign

Obama in Golden seeks to rev up swing-state campaign

GOLDEN-- On his eighth trip to swing-state Colorado this election year, President Obama came to this scenic town in battleground Jefferson County to energize and recruit ground troops to help his campaign win the state's nine electoral college votes, just...

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September 13, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Environment/Energy, Health, Immigration, LGBTQ, Politics, Top Stories
Obama calls in to Colorado-based Spanish-language radio show

Obama calls in to Colorado-based Spanish-language radio show

DENVER — When KBNO radio host Fernando Sergio launched his weekday Spanish-language talk show in 2004, you’d have been completely crazy to predict that the President of the United States would call in for a chat about seven years...

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May 22, 2012 Center Well, Marijuana, Politics, Top Stories
Republicans blowing up military’s plans for alternative energy; Democrats fighting back

Republicans blowing up military’s plans for alternative energy; Democrats fighting back

The fight over America's energy policy has a new battleground: the Department of Defense budget....

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May 22, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Marijuana, Politics
An Obama campaign top priority: Chasing Colorado youth vote

An Obama campaign top priority: Chasing Colorado youth vote

BOULDER-- National leaders of the Obama reelection campaign recently told students gathered on the University of Colorado campus here that winning swing-state Colorado is among the highest priorities for the campaign and that youth voters are the linchpin in this...

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April 3, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Education, Health, LGBTQ, Politics
Ahead of caucuses, major Colorado tea party group promotes Ron Paul

Ahead of caucuses, major Colorado tea party group promotes Ron Paul

In advance of the Colorado Republican caucuses tonight, the Northern Colorado Tea Party-- perhaps the most influential of the state's many tea party groups-- isn't backing away from its constitutional conservative mission. Far from recommending members warm up to...

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February 7, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Health, Politics
Perry’s Iowa flameout elicits whimper of response from Colorado team

Perry’s Iowa flameout elicits whimper of response from Colorado team

Like a tumbleweed loosed in a storm, Texas Governor Rick Perry drifted out of Iowa after his humiliating fifth-place finish in the state's first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses last night. To the dismay of Tea Party conservatives, Perry returned to the Lone...

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January 4, 2012 Center Well, Politics
DeGette expresses ‘extraordinary frustration’ as GOP House leaders reject payroll tax deal

DeGette expresses ‘extraordinary frustration’ as GOP House leaders reject payroll tax deal

Republican Colorado congressional members joined their House colleagues today in blaming the Senate for failing to pass a long-term extension of unemployment benefits and a payroll tax break, but senior Denver Democrat Diana DeGette scoffed at that notion on Tuesday....

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December 21, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Politics

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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