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Saint Patrick’s Day Knows No Borders - Undocumented Solidarity Abroad

Saint Patrick’s Day Knows No Borders - Undocumented Solidarity Abroad
Saint Patrick’s Day quit being political to most people in the United States a long time ago. But this year, U.S. immigrant rights organizers experienced a little luck of the Irish — rather, luck of undocumented people living in Ireland. Activists dropped a banner down the front of a building on the route of Dublin’s annual Saint Patrick’s Day parade. The banner read: “Happy St. Patrick’s Day to the undocumented in the U.S.A. from the undocumented in Ireland.”
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New Senate Prez Cadman Launches Session by Prioritizing Cooperation

New Senate Prez Cadman Launches Session by Prioritizing Cooperation
Taking Republican control of the State Senate for the first time in a decade, newly elected Senate President Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs, lit candles in memory of three people, setting the tone for a session he hopes will benefit from stronger relationships among members.
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Thanks Obamacare: 9.7M Gained Insurance, Rate of Uninsured Lowest in 50 Years

Thanks Obamacare: 9.7M Gained Insurance, Rate of Uninsured Lowest in 50 Years
The economy-wrecking doom Obamacare was predicted to visit upon the nation has yet to arrive, but the National Center for Health Statistics reports that the rate of Americans without health insurance has dropped to 11.3 percent — which is “at or near the lowest levels ever recorded across the 50 years for which we have data,” notes the White House Council for Economic Advisers. That drop translates as roughly 9.7 million newly covered Americans.
The Affordable Care Act was passed primarily to address the country’s high rate of the uninsured, a problem that ha
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Gardner Predictably Appointed to Senate Energy Committee

Gardner Predictably Appointed to Senate Energy Committee
Colorado U.S. Senator-elect Cory Gardner’s office announced his committee assignments today. It will come as no surprise to politics watchers that Gardner has landed on the Energy and Natural Resources committee. A Representative of the Colorado Front Range gas patch for the last four years in the House, Gardner has been a reliable champion of oil and gas on Capitol Hill, and his election campaign coffers have been brimming with oil industry money for years.
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Blog: Immigration Reform As Viewed From a Classroom

Blog: Immigration Reform As Viewed From a Classroom
OUR country’s immigration policies are reflected in the lives of my students. Some kids are taught from early ages to protect the people they love or those people will be sent away, never to be seen again. Some are made to lie, forced to cheat, and threatened with unnamed horrors so their undocumented family members can remain in the shadows.
One clue comes with simple questions. How many brothers and sisters do you have? Do your mother and father speak English? How long have you lived in Colorado? When the answers keep changing, you learn to stop asking.
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CU Regents Unconvinced About Divesting in Fossil Fuels - Buffaloes Soldier On

CU Regents Unconvinced About Divesting in Fossil Fuels - Buffaloes Soldier On
The University of Colorado this month provided a great lesson on the difficult question of how best to address climate change. It came not from the science or politics department but from the board of regents.
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CIA to Congress: Oops, Maybe We Did Spy on You a Little Bit

CIA to Congress: Oops, Maybe We Did Spy on You a Little Bit
The CIA admits that it actually did spy on Congress, hacking Senate Intelligence Committee files and filing a bogus report to the Justice Department.
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Sheriff Deputy Caught on Tape Viciously Beating Man in Denver Detention Center

Sheriff Deputy Caught on Tape Viciously Beating Man in Denver Detention Center
Denver Sheriff Deputy Thomas Ford was captured on taped viciously beating a man in the city's downtown detention center. The lies and the cover-up are hard to fathom, especially with this kind of visual evidence.
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Denied on Appeal, 'Best and Most Complete Coverage' SCOTUSBlog Won't Get Credentials

Denied on Appeal, 'Best and Most Complete Coverage' SCOTUSBlog Won't Get Credentials
SCOTUSBlog, renowned for its reporting of the highest court in the land, will not be credentialed. A five member panel of old-media journalists denied the appeal of the blog, saying that its parent company wasn't a news organization (and overlooking the fact that most newspapers are now owned by non-media corporations).
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Amnesty Shamnesty: Republican Party Still Battling Itself Over Immigration

Amnesty Shamnesty: Republican Party Still Battling Itself Over Immigration
Republicans must do something about immigration reform now or they will find themselves speeding into another presidential election year wrestling with the same “Latino problem” that destroyed any chance for a Republican victory in the last election. But will the Tea Party fringe of the GOP let anything happen?
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