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Littwin: The real war on Christmas

Christmas movies are all about the happy ending. Carelessly switch to one of the cable TV news stations, though, and the game is up. ...

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December 24, 2013 Health, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats
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

House to vote on unemployment insurance extension

The U.S. House will vote today on whether to approve the compromise bill to extend the Bush tax cuts and federal unemployment benefits, but will first try to amend the provision on the estate tax to raise more revenue....

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December 16, 2010 Center Well, Politics

As lawmakers wrangle, Americans voice strong support for unemployment extension

Although progressive activists and Democratic U.S. House members hate the Obama-Republican deal on taxes and unemployment extension, the American people like it, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll, especially the unemployment extension part, which will see insurance benefits extended...

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December 14, 2010 Center Well, Politics
Obama explains deal: Tax cuts for wealthy the GOP ‘holy grail’

Obama explains deal: Tax cuts for wealthy the GOP ‘holy grail’

Taking heat from the left as well as from moderate Democrats like Colorado’s Mark Udall for cutting a deal with Republicans to extend tax cuts […]...

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December 8, 2010 Blog, Marijuana, Politics
Organized online, jobless Americans eye midterm elections

Organized online, jobless Americans eye midterm elections

Sometime this spring, Republicans turned against unemployment. In Nevada, Sharron Angle (R), the candidate facing incumbent Sen. Harry Reid (D), told local reporters, “You can make more money on unemployment than you can going down and getting one of those...

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July 28, 2010 Center Well, Politics, State Budget, Top Stories
Markey joins Colorado Republicans in voting against unemployment extension

Markey joins Colorado Republicans in voting against unemployment extension

Colorado Fourth District Democratic Rep. Betsy Markey voted with Colorado Republican Reps. Doug Lamborn and Mike Coffman against extending unemployment benefits to jobless constituents Thursday. […]...

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July 22, 2010 Blog, Politics
Obama lauds Senate action on unemployment benefits, bashes GOP political gamesmanship

Obama lauds Senate action on unemployment benefits, bashes GOP political gamesmanship

Following the Senate’s reauthorization of an extension to unemployment benefits tonight, President Obama released a statement urging the U.S. House of Representatives to quickly pass […]...

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July 21, 2010 Blog, Politics
Senate passes unemployment benefits extension

Senate passes unemployment benefits extension

Tonight, after waiting 30 hours for a cloture vote, the Senate reauthorized the federal extension of unemployment benefits — moving one step closer to restoring […]...

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July 21, 2010 Blog, Politics
Obama slams GOP for putting tax cuts above unemployment extension

Obama slams GOP for putting tax cuts above unemployment extension

In his weekly address, President Obama hammered Republicans for putting the interests of the rich above the unemployed. He said they are making a hypocritical […]...

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July 19, 2010 Blog, Politics

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Hick leads; Udall, Gardner tied. Haven’t we heard this all before?

The latest Colorado polls are out (more to come Thursday), and they look a lot like the last round of polls: John Hickenlooper has opened […]

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