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Archive for December 16, 2011

Reply from U.S. Senator Mark Udall

Reply from U.S. Senator Mark Udall

  Dear Gary, Thank you for contacting me regarding controversial detainee provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act (FY12 NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012 (H.R.1540).  I appreciate hearing your thoughts on this important topic. As you may know, I am firmly opposed to several provisions in the FY12 NDAA that regulate the detention of terrorism suspects.  These provisions could be interpreted to authorize the indefinite military detention of American citizens who are ... Full Story

This Week in College Football History: 
Dec. 19

This Week in College Football History: 
Dec. 19 – Dec. 25

This Week in College Football History: 
Dec. 19 - Dec. 25   As part of an ongoing series throughout the fall, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame posts This Week in College Football History, which takes a look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 143 years FEATURED MOMENT: December 19, 2001 - No. 25 Marshall and East Carolina staged perhaps the wildest bowl game in college football history in the GMAC Bowl in Mobile, ... Full Story

2012 Capitol Christmas Tree will be from Colorado

Udall, Bennet, Tipton Announce 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree will be from Colorado Tree will come from White River National Forest near Meeker Watch the Video HERE Today, U.S. senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet and Congressman Scott Tipton proudly announced that the 2012 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be selected from Colorado's White River National Forest near Meeker. The U.S. Forest Service will work with local officials over the next year to pick candidate trees, from ... Full Story

Udall Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Bill to Prohibit

Udall Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Bill to Prohibit Indefinite Detention

Udall Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Bill to Prohibit Indefinite Detention of Americans without Trial or Charge   Today, Mark Udall, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence committees, announced that he has joined Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein and a bipartisan group of his colleagues in introducing the Due Process Guarantee Act of 2011, to clarify that American citizens apprehended inside the United States cannot be indefinitely detained by the ... Full Story

Coffman Proposes More Reforms for Congress

Coffman Proposes More Reforms for Congress Introduces Bills to Enact Term Limits and Stop Automatic Pay Raises   (WASHINGTON) – Today U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman announced that he introduced two pieces of legislation aimed at reforming Congress. One bill would put an end to automatic annual pay raises for members of Congress, requiring federal lawmakers to vote on any salary increase, while the other bill would limit the number of terms a member of Congress may serve. “The current ... Full Story

Mark Udall’s Sugar Loaf bill passes the House,

Mark Udall's Sugar Loaf bill passes the House, heads back to Senate Mark Udall's bill to facilitate a land swap between the Sugar Loaf Fire District and the Forest Service unanimously passed the House today by 413-0.  It now heads back to the Senate to address some minor changes from the House, after which it will make its way to the President's desk.  Udall is working with Senate leadership to get this bill passed before the holiday recess at the end of the year. "The Sugar Loaf Fire ... Full Story

On This Day, December 16, 1773

On This Day, December 16, 1773

The Boston Tea Party In Boston Harbor, a group of Massachusetts colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians board three British tea ships and dump 342 chests of tea into the harbor. The midnight raid, popularly known as the "Boston Tea Party," was in protest of the British Parliament's Tea Act of 1773, a bill designed to save the faltering East India Company by greatly lowering its tea tax and granting it a virtual monopoly on the American tea trade. The low tax allowed the East India ... Full Story

ACLU challenges voter suppression law

ACLU challenges voter suppression law

ACLU's Federal Challenge to WI GOP's Photo ID Restrictions Could Reverse Similar Laws Nationwide   By Ernest A. Canning on 12/15/2011 6:29am Guest blogged by Ernest A. Canning Election laws in Wisconsin are not covered by Section 5 of the federal Voting Rights Act, which would otherwise require the Dept. of Justice or a federal panel of judges to "preclear" such laws to assure they are not discriminatory. Thus, it falls to non-governmental organizations, such ... Full Story

Premier Gymnastics scores well in state meet

Premier Gymnastics scores well in state meet

  Premier Gymnastics of the Rockies competed in COUSAG's Level 5 State meet this past weekend at Boulder Flyers! In Session B Senior Division Morgan Kenner placed 4th on the Bars. In the Junior Division Sarah McCormick also placed 4th on bars. In Session B Child Division, Alexis Copeland placed 2nd on Beam with a 9.5 and was 3rd in the All Around. In Session A Junior Division Lauren Thomas placed 1st on the Vault with a 9.325, 1st on Bars with a 9.7, 1st on floor with a 9.7 and ... Full Story

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