Colorado Senator Mark Udall is co-sponsoring legislation that would add an amendment to the US Constitution directing Congress to balance the federal budget each year, similar to what many states already require.
Gay rights activists are criticizing Colorado Attorney General John Suthers for seeking to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act, which is being challenged in Massachusetts. At issue are federal benefits for same-sex couples.
Recent calls for civility in politics hit a bump in the road at the state capitol last week. KUNC’s Brian Larson spoke with Colorado Statesman Publisher Jody Hope Strogoff about that and the confirmation of a controversial member Governor John Hickenlooper’s cabinet that’s already causing partisan divisions.
A bill that aims to ban people from using public assistance money at strip clubs overwhelming cleared a house committee on Thursday. The Democratic sponsor of the bill says it’s a relatively rare occurrence but still a loophole in the law.
The White House has released the text of President Obama's State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery:
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans:
Tonight I want to begin by congratulating the men and women of the 112th Congress, as well as your new Speaker, John Boehner. And as we mark this occasion, we are also mindful of the empty chair in this Chamber, and pray for the health of our colleague — and our friend — Gabby Giffords.