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Wiretap: Unemployment benefits end for a million Americans

And another 72,000 will lose benefits every month. At no time in the last 65 years have so many workers been without either a job or a government lifeline.

Udall: ‘We can’t afford to play games anymore’ on debt-limit deal

Colorado’s senior senator, Democrat Mark Udall, is pushing the same panic button the White House has been pounding the last couple of days, imploring both parties to come up with a debt-limit compromise before the looming Aug. 2 deadline.

Geithner spells out consequences of not raising debt limit in letter...

U.S. Senator from Colorado Michael Bennet, this week asked Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner what would happen if Congress failed to raise the debt limit. He received a swift reply, and it wasn't pretty.