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Colorado seventh in complaints about medical debt collection

Colorado draws a higher rate of complaints about medical debt collectors than all but six states, a new report shows. The report, released Wednesday by...

Pace demands Tipton apologize for ‘feeling good’ about high unemployment, gas...

Sal Pace is calling for U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton to immediately apologize for his campaign manager's remark that “we feel good” about high unemployment, expensive gas and the nation's enormous debt.

Video: Todd Palin says Sarah resigned to make money

Sarah Palin announced her resignation as governor of Alaska two years ago with a speech so rambling and disjointed it became immediately iconic. She said she was not "wired for politics as usual," that she wanted to "take a stand" and "not just hit our heads against a wall" and "watch valuable state time and money, millions of your dollars, go down the drain in this new political environment." She said she was giving her reasons for resigning "very candidly and truthfully," but no one knew what she was talking about. Her husband, Todd, confronted by an Alaskan in Iowa this week summed up the reasoning more succinctly and more convincingly: Palin resigned in order to earn money to pay high financial debts and to avoid legal complaints. Of course she did! Videos after the jump.

Colorado Dems praise Gang of Six, blast House vote on debt

If Americans are unhappy about a federal budget which grows more out of balance by the day, and they are, it is becoming clear that they are also unhappy about the prospect of default and the seeming unwillingness of elected leaders to seek common ground.

VIDEO: Udall, Bennet renew calls for bipartisan debt deal

Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall have been among the more outspoken critics of the partisanship that seems to grip the nation's capitol every time the words "debt" "deficit" or "spending cap" come up.

As states slash public sector, Washington reluctant to act

For tens of thousands of the nation's teachers, it is the start of an endless summer. In the past month, the Los Angeles Unified School District has sent pink slips to 693 employees. The Detroit school system has laid off 1,983 teachers, including Michigan’s 2007 teacher of the year. And Greensboro, N.C., has received national attention for firing or reassigning more than 500 teachers in a district serving just 71,000 students.

Deficit lower than White House projections

Unnamed administration officials quoted by David Cho of The Washington Post say the federal deficit is lower than the White House’s initial projections. The...

Marching Into Debt

You might think those serving in the military have enough to worry about fearing for their lives in Iraq and elsewhere. But apparently, they...