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Archive for November 21, 2011

On This Day, November 22, 1963

On This Day, November 22, 1963

  John F. Kennedy assassinated John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, is assassinated while traveling through Dallas, Texas, in an open-top convertible. First lady Jacqueline Kennedy rarely accompanied her husband on political outings, but she was beside him, along with Texas Governor John Connally and his wife, for a 10-mile motorcade through the streets of downtown Dallas on November 22. Sitting in a Lincoln convertible, the Kennedys and Connallys waved at ... Full Story

Coffman Urges Super Committee to End Congressional

Coffman Urges Super Committee to End Congressional Pensions

Press Release  (WASHINGTON) –Today U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-CO, sent a letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction asking them to include the elimination of the pension plan that is available to Members of Congress as part of their debt reduction plan. The bipartisan “Super Committee,” comprised of 12 members from the House and Senate, is charged with developing a plan to find at least $1.2 trillion in savings over the next 10 years. “I served my country in both the ... Full Story

George Harrison (Feb. 25, 1943—Nov. 29, 2001)

George Harrison (Feb. 25, 1943—Nov. 29, 2001)

  George Harrison (Feb. 25, 1943—Nov. 29, 2001): A Life Remembered in Words and Songs By John W. Whitehead November 21, 2011 Ten years ago, on November 29, 2001, George Harrison—the "quiet Beatle"—passed away at the age of 58, a victim of throat cancer. Harrison left behind an amazing legacy, one that not only spanned a legendary musical career that began with the Beatles and continued throughout his solo career but also went beyond the cultural to the spiritual. Indeed, Harrison's ... Full Story

Coffman Statement on Super Committee Failure

Coffman Statement on Super Committee Failure

Press Release (WASHINGTON) - Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement today on the expected announcement that the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction failed to reach an agreement on finding at least $1.2 trillion in spending reductions over the next ten years:"I'm deeply disappointed by the failure of the super committee to find an agreement for at least $1.2 trillion in cuts, but the question now is can we still find a better solution than the across-the-board ... Full Story

Udall, 7 Other Senators Introduce Burn Pit Amendment

  Press Release Defense Authorization Amendment Creates Registry for Open-Air Burn Pit Victims   Today, Mark Udall announced he has joined seven other senators in introducing a bipartisan amendment to the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act to create a national registry of service members and veterans impacted by open air burn pits, helping identify and take better care of those affected.  Co-sponsoring the amendment are senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Jeff ... Full Story

Udall Statement on Super Committee’s Failure to

Udall Statement on Super Committee’s Failure to Reach Agreement to Reduce National Debt

    In response to news that the super committee has failed to reach a deficit reduction deal, Mark Udall issued the following statement urging Congress to bring the Bowles-Simpson deficit reduction proposal to the floor of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and to pass a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. "Today's news is disappointing and frustrating for Coloradans who want leaders capable of making tough decisions and guiding our nation through difficult ... Full Story

Obituary: Zora June Dean

  Zora June “June Bug” Dean, 83, of Loveland, died November 18, 2011 at The Hillcrest Senior Living Center of Loveland. She was born May 4, 1928 in Evansville, Wyoming to Oscar and Pauline Berry. “June Bug”, as her family called her, enjoyed painting, crafts, sewing and camping. She was a real estate broker and a member of Front Range Christian Church. June moved from Mountain Home, Arkansas to Loveland in November of 2007. June is survived by her son Ricky J. Dean; daughter Viki ... Full Story

Disturbance at Larimer County Jail

At approximately 7:00 p.m. last night, four inmates in the high security area of the Larimer County Jail engaged in a disturbance causing the jail's Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) to be activated and a K-9 unit to be brought into the facility. The four inmates threw fecal matter throughout the common area and flooded their cells, which then caused flooding in the common area. The inmates refused numerous times to follow the commands of jail staff to lock down and stop the ... Full Story

On This Day, November 21, 1783

On This Day, November 21, 1783

  Men fly over Paris French physician Jean-François Pilatre de Rozier and François Laurent, the marquis d' Arlandes, make the first untethered hot-air balloon flight, flying 5.5 miles over Paris in about 25 minutes. Their cloth balloon was crafted by French papermaking brothers Jacques-Étienne and Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, inventors of the world's first successful hot-air balloons. For time immemorial, humanity has dreamed of flight. Greek mythology tells of Daedalus, who made wings ... Full Story

With Liberty and Justice for Some

With Liberty and Justice for Some

    By :Glenn Greenwald Book Excerpt As a litigator who practiced for more than a decade in federal and state courts across the country, I’ve long been aware of the inequities that pervade the American justice system. The rich enjoy superior legal representation and therefore much better prospects for success in court than the poor. The powerful are treated with far more deference by judges than the powerless. The same cultural, socioeconomic, and demographic biases that plague ... Full Story

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