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Democrats, Get Ready to Lead: Holly Schepisi Was Not All Wrong – Process Matters

Democrats, Get Ready to Lead:  Holly Schepisi Was Not All Wrong – Process Matters
On December 17th the Assembly Judiciary Hearing released 4 proposals to amend the constitution. Republican Judiciary member Holly Schepisi repeatedly called into question cramming these proposals, each complex and important, into one hearing tightly controlled with limited time for testimony and debate. “It’s government as its absolute worst,” she said. And she was not entirely wrong.
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“Peace, Joy, Health and Happiness”

“Peace, Joy, Health and Happiness”
I thought of posting three hours of the twelve hour long Norwegian fireplace video broadcast for these next few slow news days but decided against it. So here instead is a remarkably odd antique Christmas card from the 1800’s Victorian Era.
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World AIDS Day – Dec 1, 2015 - Act Now

World AIDS Day – Dec 1, 2015 - Act Now
There is no better time than World AIDS Day to recommit ourselves to achieving an AIDS-free generation. This year, we will celebrate the tremendous progress we have made together in expanding access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care services, and focus on the potential to achieve sustainable epidemic control and end AIDS as a public health threat.
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Veterans' Day: Remembering Charlie Frost

Veterans' Day: Remembering Charlie Frost
Radcliff, Kentucky — A local man who survived the Tiger Death March as a POW in the Korean War died Sunday, January 24, 2010. Charles Frost Jr. often arrived at local veterans events in a 1942 Army Jeep. He also would wear his old uniform, which he will be buried in. He was 77.
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Telecoms, Manufacturers Delaying Critical Patches for Classified Military Smartphones

Telecoms, Manufacturers Delaying Critical Patches for Classified Military Smartphones
You would think the nation’s military would move with lightning speed to patch cell phones vulnerable to hackers, particularly after recent disclosures that Chinese hackers harvested the personal information of 21.5 million U.S. government employees and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard broke into the Obama Administration’s social media accounts. You would be wrong.
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Department of Education Demands Greater Accountability from College Accreditors

Department of Education Demands Greater Accountability from College Accreditors
The U.S. Department of Education announced new transparency measures for college accreditors today, encouraging the organizations to focus more on student outcomes such as graduation rates. As part of a series of legislative recommendations, the agency also called on Congress to give it the power to set standards for how accreditors measure student achievement.
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Watchdog Accuses Pentagon of Evading Questions on $800 Million Afghanistan Program

Watchdog Accuses Pentagon of Evading Questions on $800 Million Afghanistan Program
The watchdog charged with overseeing U.S. spending in Afghanistan says the Pentagon is dodging his inquiries about an $800 million program that was supposed to energize the Afghan economy. John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, said the military is restricting access to some documents in violation of law and has claimed there are no Defense Department personnel who can answer questions about the Task Force for Business Stability Operations, or TFBSO, which operated for five years.
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Ties Bind Conservative School Board's Anti-Union Attacks

Ties Bind Conservative School Board's Anti-Union Attacks
The most recent battle in the conservative attack on teachers’ unions erupted in Loveland’s Thompson School District. The fight comes in the wake of similar — and perhaps politically connected — squabbles in Jefferson County and Douglas County where conservative board members have tried to bulldoze the unions — and in JeffCo may get recalled instead.
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Take a Sneak Peek at CO's November Ballot

Take a Sneak Peek at CO's November Ballot
Ballots for the November 3 coordinated election will arrive in Coloradans’ mailboxes in just over a week. But if you can’t bear to wait that long and need to get your hands on it sooner, the Secretary of State’s office has just the tool for you. Coloradans can now take a sneak peak at their ballots by going to GoVoteColorado.com. Here’s how.
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Can Biden Run for President with TPP Around His Neck?

Can Biden Run for President with TPP Around His Neck?
Vice President Joe Biden is considering a run for president. But Biden is currently working behind the scenes to push the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which most (if not all) core Democratic-aligned groups will likely oppose. Can Biden run for president as a Democrat after pushing TPP on us?
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