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Littwin: Hick, Bennet might have been better off in Round 1...

The first round of the Democratic primary debates — which, of course, are not really debates; you can’t have a debate with 10 contestants...

Littwin: Bennet does well in his town hall, but how much...

If you missed it, Michael Bennet did well in his CNN town hall with Dana Bash Thursday night. The question now is whether doing...

Littwin: Hick’s longshot argument — Colorado comity actually beats Washington dysfunction

Now that John Hickenlooper has officially joined the presidential race, he has, let us say, just a few challenges to overcome. 1. Money. It should...

Littwin: Colorado’s not a swing state anymore, but that doesn’t mean...

When the news broke that Michael Bennet was mulling a run for president and even talking to Iowa politicos about the possibility, one thought...

Bipartisan bill aims to amend estate tax code to conserve America’s...

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

Progressive group: felony streaming bill could ‘stifle innovation, jail ordinary citizens’

As MN Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s bill to amend U.S. copyright law to make it a felony to stream copyrighted material online heads for a vote on the Senate floor, more attention is being paid. The nonprofit government transparency group MapLight notes that backers of the measure — which includes the Recording Industry Association of America, the Motion Picture Association of America, NBC and CBS, among others — have given more than $85 million to sitting senators in the last six years. And the progressive group Demand Progress is challenging Klobuchar’s assertion that the bill will only target “criminals” hoping to make big money from copyright infringement.

Five year prison sentence awaits violators who stream copyrighted performances if...

A bill introduced last month by Sen. Amy Klobuchar could make it a felony criminal act to stream copyrighted “performances” online without permission. The bill — “To amend the criminal penalty provision for criminal infringement of a copyright, and for other purposes,” or S. 978 — assigns a maximum 5-year prison term for those convicted of streaming “10 or more public performances by electronic means, during any 180-day period, of 1 or more copyrighted works” and in cases where the “total retail value” of those performances to its owner exceeds $2,500 or the value of licensing of the works exceeds $5,000.

Senate considering amendment that would eliminate ethanol subsidy

The U.S. Senate may vote as early as today on an amendment that would eliminate one of the major government subsidies for the production of corn-based ethanol.

Udall, Democratic senators point finger at oil speculators for high gas...

Several Democratic senators, including Mark Udall, are staging a media stakeout at the U.S. Capitol today to voice their concerns over the role of complicated finance speculation in high gas prices.

Sens. Udall and Bennet seek to have it both ways on...

Colorado U.S. Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet with 12 other Senate Democrats signed onto a letter (pdf) urging Senate leaders weighing climate legislation...
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