Politics

9:34am

Mon December 19, 2011
Presidential Candidates: Did You Know?

5 Things You May Not Know About Rick Santorum

Originally published on Mon December 19, 2011 3:24 pm

Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum listens during a presidential debate Oct. 11 at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.
Scott Eells-Pool Getty

Born in the spring of 1958, former Sen. Rick Santorum — the son of a psychologist and a nurse — was the second of three children in a Catholic family. The Pennsylvania Republican spent most of his childhood in the Pittsburgh suburbs.

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2:00am

Mon December 19, 2011
Politics

Fight Over Extending Payroll Tax Cut Flares Up Again

House Republicans are rejecting a bipartisan compromise approved overwhelmingly by the Senate Saturday. The deal would have extended the payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits through February.

7:57am

Sun December 18, 2011
Politics

Governor, Lawmakers Outline Priorities for Upcoming Legislative Session

Colorado’s legislative leaders talked about job growth and cutting government red tape in their annual forum previewing the upcoming legislative session. Lawmakers also pledged to put the partisan rancor of congressional and statehouse redistricting behind them. KUNC’s State Capitol report Bente Birkeland examines how things will likely play out with fellow state house reporters.

6:15pm

Thu December 15, 2011
State Capitol

Pinnacol Task Force Mulls Privatization

A task force charged with analyzing whether the state created worker's compensation company should privatize has even more questions than when it first began examining the plan. The group held its second meeting on Thursday.

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2:43pm

Thu December 15, 2011
Occupy Denver

Denver Police Chief Meets with Occupy Protesters

Denver Police Chief Robert White met with Occupy Denver protesters personally in Civic Center Park Thursday afternoon.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Facing yet another eviction, Occupy Denver protesters vowed to continue camping in Civic Center Park after a brief meeting between the city's new police chief.

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