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Wiretap: Alabama judge: Give blood or go to jail

Blood payment Facing prison time for a court-ordered fine you can't afford to pay? An Alabama judge says there's a way out: "Give blood or go to jail."...

Wiretap: Weed, just so very much safer than tobacco and alcohol

This may not surprise you, but a new study finds that pot is much, much safer than alcohol or tobacco. In fact, the study...

Littwin: Help wanted in Hillaryland

If you haven't heard the news, let me be the one to break it to you: Hillary Clinton is definitely running for president (OK,...

LGBT groups gear up for today’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal...

The Senate Armed Services Committee goes into room 222 of the Russell building today at 2:30 p.m. to mark up the fiscal 2011 defense authorization bill. Until members emerge at 9 p.m., it’s a black box of information for determining the contours of the half-trillion-dollar-plus piece of legislation, including the fate of Sen. Joe Lieberman’s (I-Conn.) amendment to repeal the military’s ban on open gay service, an amendment strongly supported by Colorado's Mark Udall. The coalition of LGBT-rights organizations pushing to secure passage in the committee and then later this week on the House floor are trying as hard as they can to lock down votes by mid-afternoon before the Senators gather behind closed doors.

Udall MIA on effort to close gun-show loophole

There were calls to close it in the wake of the 1999 shootings at Columbine High School. There were calls to close it in 2007 following the shooting massacre at Virginia Tech. So far, though, Congress has done nothing to address the so-called gun-show loophole, which allows unlicensed vendors to sell firearms without performing background checks on the buyers. That kind of lawmaker inaction hasn’t gone unnoticed by the family members of some of the gun-show loophole victims.

Wanted: Politician with populist power

President Obama's popularity numbers have soared and dipped but they haven't helped him sell his message and Americans continue to reel from the nation's economic woes. One of the strategies political leaders adopt to improve their standing and stir up wind for their sails is to hitch themselves to a rising populist star. Obama is now certainly casting his eyes across the political landscape but many of today’s best-known Democratic Party populists come with baggage. Who are the top five likely choices Obama will seek to promote in the coming months?

Colo. GOP chief Wadhams missed chance to target Reid in Nevada

Colorado Republican Party chief Dick Wadhams denied rumors recently that he was leaving the state to head a Nevada campaign to unseat U.S. Senate...

Sen. Webb Asks Democrats to Fight Rove-Style Politics

Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia headlined the Colorado Democratic Party's 75th Jefferson-Jackson Dinner on Friday celebrating state Democratic leadership and recognizing volunteers. Webb also...