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GOP Frontrunner for CO Gov: Platform of 'Impeach Obama' Will Win Back the Senate in 2014

GOP Frontrunner for CO Gov: Platform of 'Impeach Obama' Will Win Back the Senate in 2014
Colorado GOP gubernatorial frontrunner Tom Tancredo's latest opinion column for a hard-right conservative website doesn't screw around. The candidate says that "the case for impeaching and removing President Obama grows stronger each week" and then throws in some comparison to Nazi Germany for good measure.
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Obama at Prayer Breakfast: Religious Freedom Is A National Security Issue

Obama at Prayer Breakfast: Religious Freedom Is A National Security Issue
"Freedom of religion matters to our national security," intoned President Barack Obama at this year's National Prayer Breakfast. Unlike the right's concept of religious freedom, generally, the President meant all religions and their ability to congregate freely, not just the uniformly Christian members of today's GOP.
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George Bush's Brother Believes Obama Is Closing the Vatican Embassy (Not True)

George Bush's Brother Believes Obama Is Closing the Vatican Embassy (Not True)
Jeb Bush, brother of George W. Bush, former governor of Floriday and potential presidential candidate eventually, believes the insane conspiracy spreading around the internet that Obama is closing the U.S. embassy to the Vatican as "revenge" against Catholics. The truth is truly hilarious...
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CO Senate Candidate Climbs That Birther Mountain

CO Senate Candidate Climbs That Birther Mountain
Owen Hill, a conservative Republican state senator from Colorado vying to challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Udall next fall, went birther at a political breakfast last week.
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Securing Their Paychecks: Homeland Security Agencies Abuse Overtime Rules to the Tune of Almost $9M

Securing Their Paychecks: Homeland Security Agencies Abuse Overtime Rules to the Tune of Almost $9M
Employees from six Homeland Security Department offices have abused an overtime program and cost the government about $8.7 million a year, according an Office of Special Counsel letter and report sent Thursday to the president and Congress.
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New Haven's New Mayor is an African-American Female, But Is She Progressive?

New Haven's New Mayor is an African-American Female, But Is She Progressive?
Toni Harp's almost-certain victory next week in the New Haven mayoral race will make history: she will become the first female mayor in the history of the Elm City, and one of only a handful of black female mayors in the country. That should be cause for celebration by everyone. Still, progressives in one of the most progressive cities in one of the most progressive states in America cannot help but be dispirited that, as Harp's electoral "mandate" will be almost completely devoid of progressive priorities.
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Four Great Speeches from Civil Rights March 50th Anniversary: Obama, Clinton, Carter and Lewis

Four Great Speeches from Civil Rights March 50th Anniversary: Obama, Clinton, Carter and Lewis
Compiled below are speeches from President Barack Obama, former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, and Representative John Lewis, the last living man to give a speech at the March on Washington in 1963 - known for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech. The videos were all taken at the 50th anniversary of that march.
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LGBT Couples Line up for Immigration Benefits Following SCOTUS Ruling

LGBT Couples Line up for Immigration Benefits Following SCOTUS Ruling
"Many of our families have waited years, and in some cases decades, for the green card they need to keep their families together. Couples forced into exile will be coming home soon. Americans separated from their spouses are now able to prepare for their reunion."
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Pipe Dreams: Republicans Vote to Fast Track Keystone XL, White House to Veto

Pipe Dreams: Republicans Vote to Fast Track Keystone XL, White House to Veto
On Tuesday, the White House released a statement declaring that a bill — H.R. 3, by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) to fast track a portion of the Keystone XL pipeline through the state of Nebraska — would be vetoed by the President. The measure will likely pass the Republican controlled House. So what does this mean for the controversial proposal?
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Education Reform Under the Knife As State-Funded Pre-K Programs Cut Back

Education Reform Under the Knife As State-Funded Pre-K Programs Cut Back
While Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius continue to promote the president's proposal, researchers say existing programs are inadequate, and until their shortcomings are fixed there is little desire by lawmakers to get behind Obama's call for more preschool.
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