Oil and gas companies across Colorado and the West are lashing out against President Obama’s proposed deficit reduction plan saying it will stifle jobs in the region. It's the latest tit for tat in the ongoing political battle over drilling on federal public lands.
KUNC's coverage of President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress will begin at 5pm tonight (7pm ET). We will join NPR News for special national coverage hosted by Robert Siegel. He will be joined in studio by NPR National Political Correspondent, Mara Liasson, and from the White House by NPR White House Correspondent, Scott Horsley. The speech is expected to last one hour and we will rejoin our regular schedule upon conclusion of the speech starting with The World.
Was that a jobs plan Mitt Romney unveiled Tuesday or a Steve Jobs plan?
Wanting voters to see him as the political version of the black turtleneck-clad business visionary, Romney compared himself not only to Jobs but to someone using a smartphone (President Obama was still in the coin-operated payphone world, Romney said.)
There has been a lot for supporters of gay marriage to celebrate this year, including a new law that permits same-sex nuptials in New York.
Back in February, the Justice Department said it would no longer defend the federal law that restricts marriage to heterosexual couples, citing doubts about its constitutionality. This week, the White House said President Obama wants to overturn the law. On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will consider a bill that would do that and — for the first time — give federal benefits to same-sex couples who marry.
President Obama's self-described evolution on same-sex marriage is not happening fast enough for some gay and lesbian activists. His belief that marriage should be between a man and a woman, and that the legalization of gay marriage should be left up to the states, puts him in an awkward position this week as he heads to New York for a re-election fundraiser with the gay and lesbian community.