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Wiretap: Unemployment benefits end for a million Americans

And another 72,000 will lose benefits every month. At no time in the last 65 years have so many workers been without either a job or a government lifeline.

Wiretap: Zen Congress still working hard at doing nothing

It's just another day on Capitol Hill, where nothing seems to ever get done.

Littwin: Obamacare is the story of the year (and of next...

Whatever Time said about the liberalish new pope or Glenn Greenwald tells us about Edward Snowden's NSA revelations, the most important story of the...

Udall pleased House Republicans agreed to end ‘political brinksmanship’ on payroll...

Colorado U.S. Sen. Mark Udall this afternoon said he hopes a deal between House Republicans and Senate leaders to end a payroll tax-cut stalemate signals a new willingness for both parties to work together after the holidays.

Colorado Dems pile on Romney for lack of leadership during payroll...

Colorado Democrats today joined the Obama administration in going after Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney for calling a payroll tax extension for 160 million Americans a “temporary little Band-Aid.”

GOP inclusion of Keystone XL in payroll tax bill dubbed ‘most...

Colorado and national environmental groups today were sharply critical of congressional plans to accelerate a White House decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline as part of a deal to extend payroll tax relief and unemployment benefits.

Super Committee failure could hit unemployed in the wallets

The failure of the congressional “Super Committee” to reach an agreement jeopardizes the federal unemployment benefits of almost 2 million unemployed workers, according to the National Employment Law Project.

Obama hints at push for unemployment extension

During a joint press conference with German Chancellor Andrea Merkel on Tuesday, President Obama suggested that he would like to explore with Congressional leaders the possibility of extending unemployment benefits again.

Colorado delegation split 4-3 as House approves Obama tax cut compromise...

Colorado’s congressional delegation late last night split in approving President Obama’s compromise bill to extend the Bush tax cuts in full for two years and federal unemployment benefits for one year. Republican Mike Coffman joined Democrats Jared Polis, John Salazar and Betsey Markey in voting for the final bill, which passed 277-148 after the House first rejecting an amendment to change the estate tax provisions of the agreement.

Udall again votes against Obama deal on tax cuts, unemployment benefits

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., Monday joined eight other Democrats in opposing the extension of Bush-era tax cuts as the Senate moved the measure forward in an 83-15 procedural vote.
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