Politics

5:29am

Thu February 13, 2014
Politics

'Citizens United' Critics Fight Money With Money

Originally published on Thu February 13, 2014 9:19 am

A woman signs a giant banner printed with the preamble to the U.S. Constitution during a demonstration against the Citizens United ruling in Washington in October 2010.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

It's been four years since the Supreme Court's controversial Citizens United ruling, the case that set the stage for unlimited and often undisclosed contribution money in federal elections. This year, the superPACs and social welfare organizations that use that money for attack ads are already at it, even as Republicans and Democrats are still choosing their candidates for the fall campaigns.

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3:20pm

Wed February 12, 2014
Transportation

Surprising CDOT, Lawmakers Push Back Over U.S. 36 Public-Private Partnership

Road signs for U.S. 36 in Arvada, Colo., June 2007.
Landry Heaton Flickr - Creative Commons

Roughly 100,000 cars travel along U.S. Highway 36 between Boulder and Denver each day. In a bid to ease congestion, Colorado is embarking into uncharted territory as the state’s department of transportation is creating a public-private partnership.

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12:00pm

Tue February 11, 2014
Politics

Poll Suggests Tight Colorado Senate Race

U.S. Senate

Colorado’s U.S. Senate race is still months away but new details are emerging for both the incumbent, Mark Udall (D), and who could ultimately be his Republican challenger.

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2:53pm

Fri February 7, 2014
Agriculture

Years In The Making, New Farm Bill Becomes Law

President Obama signs the Agriculture Act of 2014 as members of Congress and the Cabinet look on.
Credit Stephen Carmody / Michigan Radio

President Barak Obama signed the new farm bill into law Friday at Michigan State University in East Lansing, ending years of negotiations and wrangling.

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6:00am

Thu February 6, 2014
Agriculture

The Uneasy Marriage Of Food Stamps And The Farm Bill

About 47 million Americans, 1 in 7, received assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in the 2013 fiscal year.
Credit pasa47 / Flickr

When President Obama signs the long-overdue Agriculture Act of 2014– the new farm bill – into law Friday, both farmers and food stamps advocates will be sighing in relief. This farm bill process was fraught with ups and downs and the loose coalition tying nutrition and farm programs seemed barely able to survive.

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