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Littwin: Will somebody please tell Cory Gardner that Republicans lost in...

Excuse me if I take the local angle on the huge national story, in which Democrat Doug Jones shocked the political world by getting...

Bennet votes with Senate GOP in pipeline political theater

Bennet didn't just vote for the bill. He also voted against amendments brought by Democrats meant to shore up environmental protections.

Wiretap: Abortion clinics all gone in South Texas Rio Grande Valley

The women are still there. The last two clinics served 3,000 people annually. According to the New York Times, by September, there might be as few as six clinics that perform abortions in the entire Lone Star state.

Udall goes to bat for veterans discharged under DADT

While the American military's Don't Ask Don't Tell policy was rescinded late in 2011, its negative effects linger for some veterans discharged under the policy.

Gridlocked U.S. Senate thin on women lawmakers

There are only 17 women in the 100-member U.S. Senate, which is one of so many under-the-radar problems exacerbating gridlock in the dysfunctional chamber, the Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel reports. By comparison, 17 is the same number of women who presently sit in the 35-member Colorado senate. The upshot, according to the lawmakers Terkel talked to, is that the family, health and poverty issues at the heart of daily national life are inadequately addressed and compromise and problem-solving are reduced to four-letter words.

British PM to discuss BP invovlement in release of Lockerbie bomber

Prime Minister David Cameron will meet with four Senate Democrats today to discuss whether BP played a role in the release of convicted Lockerbie...

Number of military gays fired in 2009 dips to record low...

That statistic comes to you from Servicemembers United, which opposes “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and seeks its repeal. It’s lower than in previous years:...

Udall: DADT waste of time, energy, money

Sen. Mark Udall said he was moved to introduce legislation repealing the nation's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" military policy banning gay service members from serving openly in part because the policy has wasted hundreds of millions of dollars over the past 17 years and negatively effected the lives of thousands Americans dedicated to their country.

Udall co-sponsors bill to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Colorado Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall joined with Connecticut Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman and eleven co-sponsors to introduce legislation this morning to repeal the...

Colorado’s struggling dairy farmers get a boost

Struggling dairy farmers in Colorado and the nation received a $290 million boost from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Thursday. Starting Monday, the U.S. Department...