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CO Department of Corrections Ordered to Disclose Execution Plans

CO Department of Corrections Ordered to Disclose Execution Plans
The Colorado State Department of Corrections has been ordered to reveal details about how it carries out executions. This follows a state-wide conversation begun by Governor John Hickenlooper regarding the necessity and efficacy of state-sponsored lethal sentences.
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Fracking Protesters Swarm Democratic Governors Association in Aspen

Fracking Protesters Swarm Democratic Governors Association in Aspen
More than 100 anti-fracking protesters gathered outside the Democratic Governors Association meeting held in Aspen, in an attempt to draw the attention of Governor John Hickenlooper and the other “important state leaders and presidential hopefuls” in attendance. A few who did take notice were ordinary citizens without a clue to the dangerous natural gas recovery process going on underneath their feet.
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Colorado Senator Warned of Patriot Act's Potential for Privacy Invasions

Colorado Senator Warned of Patriot Act's Potential for Privacy Invasions
He made impassioned speeches on the Senate floor, held press conferences and appeared on the Sunday talk shows. For years, Colorado Senator Mark Udall has been telling anyone who will listen that key provisions of the Patriot Act are being used by the the government to tread on citizens’ constitutional rights to privacy. This week, they started listening.
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What Gun Safety Gets You: John Morse to Become First-Ever Sitting CO Legislator to Face Recall

What Gun Safety Gets You: John Morse to Become First-Ever Sitting CO Legislator to Face Recall
Behind a powerful push of undisclosed money, the recall of Colorado State Senator John Morse appears to be successful. Of course, that should be expected after the former police chief tried to make his constituency safer with more stringent gun laws.
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Steve Cooper
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House Finance Chair Goes on Ski Vacation with Wall Street

House Finance Chair Goes on Ski Vacation with Wall Street
In January, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, ascended to the powerful chairmanship of the House Financial Services Committee. Six weeks later, Hensarling was joined by representatives of the banking industry for a ski vacation fundraiser at a posh Park City, Utah, resort.
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Billions Proposed for New Border Security. Where Would the Money Go?

Billions Proposed for New Border Security. Where Would the Money Go?
Federal spending on border security is at an all-time high—and it would get even higher under the Gang of Eight’s new plan. The Senate immigration proposal, released last week, would allocate $4.5 billion in the next five years to tighten control of U.S. borders.
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What Went Wrong in West, TX — and Where Were the Regulators?

What Went Wrong in West, TX — and Where Were the Regulators?
A week after a blast at a Texas fertilizer plant killed at least 15 people and hurt more than 200, authorities still don’t know exactly why the West Chemical and Fertilizer Company plant exploded.
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McCain's Gang of Eight Presents an 844-Page Immigration Bill

McCain's Gang of Eight Presents an 844-Page Immigration Bill
Four Democratic and four Republican senators formally unveiled a sweeping immigration bill Thursday at a news conference attended by traditional opponents from big business and labor, and conservative and liberal groups.
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No Selection Made In Italy's Presidential Election

No Selection Made In Italy's Presidential Election
Italian lawmakers failed on Thursday to elect the nation's president during an initial two rounds of voting, the latest worrisome evidence of the political discord that has thwarted the formation of a government for two months.
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Paul for President: KY Senator Considers 2016 Bid

Paul for President: KY Senator Considers 2016 Bid
Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said Wednesday he is considering a presidential campaign in 2016. Paul is the son of former Texas Rep. Ron Paul, a libertarian Republican who sought the presidency in 1988, 2008 and 2012.
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