Capitol News Connection http://kunc.org en Congress Cracking down on Medicare Fraud http://kunc.org/post/congress-cracking-down-medicare-fraud <p>Even as Congress prepares to slash most government programs, one is slated to grow. The federal government is spending more than ever to combat Medicare and other medical fraud. Mon, 26 Sep 2011 12:00:00 +0000 Capitol News Connection 14997 at http://kunc.org Congress Cracking down on Medicare Fraud Udall Questions Top Defense Officials about Pakistan http://kunc.org/post/udall-questions-top-defense-officials-about-pakistan <p>The nation&rsquo;s top defense officials told a Senate committee on Thursday the U-S must remain invested in Iraq and Afghanistan for now. But Colorado Senator Mark Udall had another country on his mind. Thu, 22 Sep 2011 18:40:47 +0000 Capitol News Connection 14929 at http://kunc.org Udall Questions Top Defense Officials about Pakistan Colorado Senator Praises Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” http://kunc.org/post/colorado-senator-praises-repeal-%E2%80%9Cdon%E2%80%99t-ask-don%E2%80%99t-tell%E2%80%9D <p>Colorado Senator Mark Udall called Tuesday&rsquo;s repeal of the military&rsquo;s &ldquo;Don&rsquo;t Ask, Don&rsquo;t Tell&rdquo; policy &ldquo;a giant step&rdquo; for national security and fundamental fairness. Tue, 20 Sep 2011 20:57:40 +0000 Capitol News Connection 14816 at http://kunc.org Colorado Senator Praises Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Athletes say Global Warming Will Hurt Colorado Tourism http://kunc.org/post/athletes-say-global-warming-will-hurt-colorado-tourism <p>A group of winter sports athletes were on Capitol Hill Thursday to a make a chilling prediction: they say the state of Colorado stands to lose billions of dollars if Congress doesn&rsquo;t do something about global warming. Fri, 16 Sep 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Capitol News Connection 14580 at http://kunc.org Athletes say Global Warming Will Hurt Colorado Tourism Bennet Calls for Harsher Penalties on Counterfeit Drugs http://kunc.org/post/bennet-calls-harsher-penalties-counterfeit-drugs <p>Colorado Senator Michael Bennet says prescription drugs are not as safe as they should be. And part of the problem begins overseas. Wed, 14 Sep 2011 20:48:21 +0000 Capitol News Connection 14526 at http://kunc.org Bennet Calls for Harsher Penalties on Counterfeit Drugs