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Colorado U.S. Senator Mark Udall Wednesday unveiled an updated version of the Energy Security Act he worked with Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to introduce last year. The bill aims to boost increasing military efforts to move away from dependence on fossil fuels.
The Centennial Institute conservative think tank at Colorado Christian University is hosting a "Tribute to the Troops" Monday, where the featured speakers will be Sarah Palin and General William "Jerry" Boykin. Although both figures in the past have been associated with an aggressive Christian politics known as Dominionism, Boykin is one of the people at the heart of post-9/11 U.S. religious militarism. For years he has been giving talks in which he conjures a Christian America targeted by hundreds of millions of violent Islamic jihadists, rallying support for the most hawkish variety of anti-terror U.S. foreign and domestic policies. If Boykin's past presentations are any measure, attendees at Monday's rally are in for tough talk peppered with statistics that sound official and scary but that fail to stand up to the kind of mathematical fact checking you can do in your head as you listen to him speak.
U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter announced he will host his first government in the grocery of 2011 on Saturday, Feb. 26 at the Safeway on the corner of Colfax and Garrison in Lakewood.
When the shootings in Arizona happened in January--killing or injuring more than 20 people--there was an immediate cry from some quarters for more civility in American politics. Today, the University of Arizona is doing something about it as it announces the creation of the National Institute for Civil Discourse.
In the wake of the Arizona "Congress on Your Corner" shooting spree, Americans began to talk again about the nation's gun laws. In Arizona Jared Loughner, a mentally unstable man with a record of disturbing public behavior and drug use, opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun he bought in a strip mall. He killed six people and injured at least a dozen others. Some of us talked about the need to keep crazy people from buying guns. Others of us talked about how we should be able to take our guns everywhere-- like into the nation's capitol-- to protect ourselves from the crazies. In Georgia today, a gun rights group is celebrating the introduction of a bill that would lift a state law banning weapons in houses of worship. Unarmed worshipers, they say, are ripe for attack. They call the bill "church carry" but there are an estimated 100,000 Muslims living in Atlanta who will refer to the bill as "mosque carry," which may not be looked upon as favorably by the bill's sponsor.
Colorado Congressman Ed Perlmutter is postponing his next scheduled "Government in the Grocery" meeting in order to discuss any safety concerns grocery store owners and local law enforcement might be weighing in the wake of last week's shootings in Arizona.
U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., gave a short speech on the floor of the Congress today, honoring critically injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz, who was shot in the head during a meet-and-greet event in Tucson Saturday. He spoke of having been friends with Giffords since they each served in their state legislatures, and he said meetings like the one Giffords was conducting in front of a grocery store are an essential part of being an effective member of Congress.
Former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin broke her silence on the Gabrielle Giffords shooting earlier today, posting a video on her Facebook page that will no doubt only add to the controversy.
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., said Monday he will introduce legislation to reinstate a ban on the sale of high-capacity ammunition clips like the one allegedly used by Jared Lee Loughner in Saturday’s massacre at a Tucson Safeway store that left six dead and 14 injured, including Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
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