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4:16pm

Mon February 13, 2012
It's All Politics

What Would The GOP Candidates Do With The Federal Budget? A Look At Their Plans

Originally published on Mon February 13, 2012 5:06 pm

A sign on a car window at a Feb. 2 rally for Ron Paul in Elko, Nev.
Ted S. Warren AP

It goes without saying that the men who are vying for the Republican presidential nomination found serious flaws with the budget plan President Obama released Monday. But it got us thinking that this might also be a good time to dig into the budget plans offered by the GOP candidates.

All of the candidates want to cut government spending and balance the federal budget. They also want to cut taxes.

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4:10pm

Mon February 13, 2012
Music

The Ballad Of The Tearful: Why Some Songs Make You Cry

Originally published on Tue February 14, 2012 3:45 pm

Adele won the song of the year category at this year's Grammy Awards for her tear-jerker "Someone Like You."
Kevin Winter Getty Images

Note: A number of listeners responded to this story and said the definition of appoggiatura was incorrect. Music commentator Rob Kapilow has a second opinion here.

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3:29pm

Mon February 13, 2012
Environment

Oil and Gas Companies React Cooly to Interior Budget Proposal

KUNC file photo

President Obama’s proposed budget for the Department of Interior would include a new fee levied on idle oil and gas leases on federal lands. 

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2:46pm

Mon February 13, 2012
Education

CO Community Colleges Would Benefit from $8 Billion Plan

Velkr0 / Flickr – Creative Commons

Colorado’s community college system could be getting a financial shot in the arm if President Barack Obama has his way. Today the president proposed $8 billion dollars in new spending for community colleges as part of his latest budget proposal.

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1:59pm

Sun February 12, 2012
Author Interviews

When The Bankers Plotted To Overthrow FDR

Originally published on Mon February 13, 2012 6:08 am

The Plots Against the President

It was a dangerous time in America: The economy was staggering, unemployment was rampant and a banking crisis threatened the entire monetary system.

The newly elected president pursued an ambitious legislative program aimed at easing some of the troubles. But he faced vitriolic opposition from both sides of the political spectrum.

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