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GOP Gov Candidates Fail to Discuss Reproductive Rights or Equal Pay at 'Women and Colorado's Future' Debate

GOP Gov Candidates Fail to Discuss Reproductive Rights or Equal Pay at 'Women and Colorado's Future' Debate
Three of the four men running in the Republican primary race for governor on Tuesday gathered for a debate at Colorado Christian University meant to showcase policy proposals and life experience that would make them attractive candidates to Colorado women. But the three candidates had no specific policy proposals regarding women’s issues and barely mentioned women, a voting bloc that has come to decide statewide elections over the years and one that increasingly has turned away from the Republican Party.
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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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Donald Sterling: Too Big to Dog Whistle

Donald Sterling: Too Big to Dog Whistle
NBA commissioner Adam Silver gave a seminar in crisis management, after which nearly everyone agreed he had done the bold and courageous and, most important, the right thing in banning the racist lecher Donald Sterling and setting up the process by which he’ll almost certainly be tossed from the league.
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Denver Post Scrubs Clean Interview with Personhood Flip-Flopper (and 8 Reasons Why they Need to Fix It)

Denver Post Scrubs Clean Interview with Personhood Flip-Flopper (and 8 Reasons Why they Need to Fix It)
Here are eight reasons why Denver Post reporter Kurtis Lee's blog post, quoting Rep. Mike Coffman about personhood and abortion-for-rape-and-incest, was newsworthy and should not have been deleted from The Post's website. Prime among them: it was news!
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CO Residents Battle Power Company Xcel Over Expansion of Rooftop Solar

CO Residents Battle Power Company Xcel Over Expansion of Rooftop Solar
Environmentalists and solar power energy supporters gathered at Colorado's Public Utilities Commission to voice their support for net metering, a way for independent, home-based solar power to be siphoned onto the grid. Xcel, the state's main energy supplier, claims that net metering doesn't make it enough money.
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No More Abortion Clinic Safe Zones? Supreme Court to Decide Fate of 'Bubble Laws'

No More Abortion Clinic Safe Zones? Supreme Court to Decide Fate of 'Bubble Laws'
In 2000, the Supreme Court ruled that buffer, bubble, zones around abortion clinics were perfectly constitutional. Since then, the court has become more conservative, and states have pushed ever more restrictive abortion laws. When buffer zones are revisited by the court this year – will it change its mind?
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New Mexico Affirms Equality of Marriage, Colorado Holds It's Breath

 New Mexico Affirms Equality of Marriage, Colorado Holds It's Breath
Gay rights supporters in Colorado are applauding the New Mexico Supreme Court ruling that affirmed the right of same-sex couples to marry in the state, celebrating the unanimous decision as yet another in a cascade of similar developments coast to coast that underscore the progress the movement for equal rights in the U.S. has made in the last decade.
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CO Congressman Rails at Oil and Gas Association: ‘Stop suing the communities I represent’

CO Congressman Rails at Oil and Gas Association: ‘Stop suing the communities I represent’
Colorado Representative Jared Polis fired off a letter to the Colorado Oil and Gas Industry, a powerful oil and gas lobby, decrying their lawsuits against the cities of Fort Collins and Lafayette. Both cities, after ballot initiatives, forbade the industry from fracking near their communities.
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Bernie Sanders: 'We Have to Get Away from These Junk, Inadequate Insurance Programs and Provide Real Coverage'

Bernie Sanders: 'We Have to Get Away from These Junk, Inadequate Insurance Programs and Provide Real Coverage'
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is never one to mince words: "As a nation, we should not be proud that people have quote-unquote health insurance, think they're covered, and then when they end up in the hospital they find that they have at most a few thousand dollars in coverage."
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GOP Senators Introduce Bill to Strip Federal Fire Fighters of Retirement Plan

GOP Senators Introduce Bill to Strip Federal Fire Fighters of Retirement Plan
Three U.S. Senators recently introduced a bill to eliminate defined benefit plans for federal fire fighters and other government employees. Contrary to the bill’s name — the Public-Private Employee Retirement Parity Act — the legislation would clearly do nothing to create parity among public and private retirement systems, forcing federal fire fighters to rely solely on an expensive and unpredictable 401(K)-style system.
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