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Tag Archives: Iraq War

Wiretap: Hard questions loom over Iraq bombing

  Barack Obama made the hard call in Iraq, but he didn’t answer the hardest questions. As John Cassidy asks in the New Yorker, “Once […]...

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August 8, 2014 The Mix, Uncategorized
Ron Paul praises WikiLeaks, blasts America’s rush to war

Ron Paul praises WikiLeaks, blasts America’s rush to war

Republican presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) delivered a strong anti-war message at an appearance this weekend in Des Moines, praising whistle blowers like WikiLeaks, questioning the use of drone missile strikes and calling for more information going out...

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November 1, 2011 Center Well, Politics
Udall, DeGette laud withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq by end of year

Udall, DeGette laud withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq by end of year

Two Colorado congressional leaders who opposed the Iraq War in the beginning praised today’s announcement by President Barack Obama that American troops will be withdrawn by the end of the year. ...

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October 21, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Huge majority says compromise needed to keep government up and running–further cuts not wanted, except to military

Huge majority says compromise needed to keep government up and running–further cuts not wanted, except to military

A new Bloomberg News poll indicates that nearly 8 in 10 Americans believe that legislators should reach a compromise on the federal budget in order to avert a government shutdown....

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March 10, 2011 Politics, Top Stories
Rove on the Bush years: It’s everybody else’s fault

Rove on the Bush years: It’s everybody else’s fault

Washington memoirs are all about settling scores. Karl Rove’s “Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight” takes that tradition to new and self-parodying heights. To read Rove’s recollections of George W. Bush’s White House is to...

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March 10, 2010 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
McKinley’s baffling animal rights bill succumbs to protest campaign

McKinley’s baffling animal rights bill succumbs to protest campaign

DENVER-- A complex bill apparently intended to strengthen animal protections in Colorado inspired contradictory interpretations and sparked a storm of protest this week. Sponsored by self-proclaimed cowboy and animal lover, Walsh Democratic Representative Wes McKinley, the bill sought mostly to...

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March 1, 2010 Center Well, Politics
Former Iraq security contractors say firm bought black market weapons

Former Iraq security contractors say firm bought black market weapons

Last spring, the U.S. diplomatic mission in Iraq got a makeover,replacing the scandal-plagued Blackwater private security company with a firm named Triple Canopy. The new $1 billion contract cemented Triple Canopy's status as the pre-eminent provider of private security services...

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September 18, 2009 Center Well, Politics
Udall wants change to military culture that ‘stigmatizes’ mental health care

Udall wants change to military culture that ‘stigmatizes’ mental health care

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall vowed Thursday to “hold [Army Secretary-nominee John McHugh] to his commitment” to make sure soldiers receive the best mental health treatment […]...

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July 30, 2009 Blog, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics
Big Oil makes a comeback in Iraq

Big Oil makes a comeback in Iraq

Add this news to the numerous reasons oil exploration and production are down on the Western Slope. From Slate.com's The Big Money:

"A welcome-back party for Big Oil" is how the Wall Street Journal today sums up the...

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June 24, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Polis joins Republicans Coffman, Lamborn voting against war funding

Polis joins Republicans Coffman, Lamborn voting against war funding

Talk about strange bedfellows. Tuesday night, liberal Democrat Jared Polis joined Colorado's two Republicans -- U.S. Reps. Mike Coffman and Doug Lamborn -- voting against the $106 billion Iraq-Afghanistan war funding bill, which narrowly passed the House...

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June 16, 2009 Blog, Politics

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Hickenlooper calls his executive order for orphan gas wells the ‘second-best solution’

Colorado’s Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper, on Wednesday signed an executive order focused on addressing the safety concerns around orphaned wells— while simultaneously admitting that the […]

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