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Tag Archives: Al Franken

Littwin: Now that Democrats can claim the high ground, what will they do with it?

Now that Al Franken has resigned, it is fair to note that while this was the right to thing to — and not just so […]...

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December 7, 2017 Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: Democratic women in the Senate take the lead in pushing Franken to resign

Democratic women in the Senate lead the way in calling for Al Franken to resign. And as Tina Dupuy writes in The Atlantic, it finally […]...

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December 7, 2017 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

Wiretap: Who runs consumer watchdog agency under Trump? It depends on whom you ask

Even by Trumpian standards, this one is really weird. This morning, two people are expected to walk into the offices of the Consumer Financial Protection […]...

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November 27, 2017 Just In, Wiretap

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

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Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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