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Environmental Groups Push Back against Palin's Drive to Drill in Alaska Refuge

Posted October 10, 2008 | 17:52:34 (EST)

**By David O. Williams **

Confronted with Sarah Palin's nationally broadcast campaign to push Republican presidential nominee John McCain to embrace drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), environmentalists have formed a 527 group to fight Palin and her oil-and-gas industry allies.

"Drilling has gone from being a congressional...

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The Great U.S. Political Party Tradition: Rally Yours, Disenfranchise Theirs

Posted October 1, 2008 | 22:48:41 (EST)

** By Wendy Norris **

As voter registration deadlines loom, there remain the uniquely American tangle of obstacles to citizens across the country who hope to cast ballots. From reading tests and ID challenges to felon disenfranchisement laws and the endless purging of voter rolls, the U.S. is almost alone...

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Ex-Medicare Chief Criticizes Obama, McCain Health Care Plans

Posted August 7, 2008 | 11:04:13 (EST)

By J.C. O'Connell

In order to make health care affordable, the system needs more efficiency — not just more cash or tax credits, Mark McClellan, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, told a crowd of more than 200 statisticians on Monday in Colorado.

McClellan, a...

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DNCC Security: Sorry, No Bikes at "Greenest Convention in History"

Posted August 6, 2008 | 12:19:05 (EST)

By Jason Kosena

DENVER -- Organizers for the Democratic National Convention and party leaders have touted the official greenness of the upcoming convention in Denver, including everything from bio-diesel buses and recyclable materials to a hybrid-auto fleet and carbon counting.

But in the rush to secure things green -- even...

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The New Meaner More Popular McCain

Posted July 30, 2008 | 10:22:51 (EST)

By Jason Kosena

John McCain knows how to dish it out.

If you’ve been paying attention to the presidential race the last couple of weeks, you’ve noticed the bruising attacks McCain has leveled against his opponent, Barack Obama.

They’ve been hard to miss.

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Voice Your Dissent -- In A Security Cage

Posted July 23, 2008 | 16:02:48 (EST)

By John W. Whitehead

Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. -- First Amendment, U.S. Constitution


If there's one thing...

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National Guard Rents 500-Plus Hotel Rooms For Democratic Convention

Posted July 21, 2008 | 11:42:31 (EST)

The U.S. Army and Colorado National Guard have announced intentions to reserve more than 500 hotel rooms for lodging during the Democratic National Convention, hinting at the number of military personnel that may be in Denver for the high-profile event that is expected to draw an estimated 50,000 protesters.

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McCain Security Threatens ProgressNow Protesters With Arrest

Posted July 7, 2008 | 14:47:30 (EST)

DENVER--Protesters with ProgressNow outside today's John McCain town hall meeting here were told to throw their signs away or risk being arrested for trespassing.

McCain's secret service detail told the Denver Police that the three protesters, one dressed in a pea costume that included photos of President Bush and...

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