Congress

11:57am

Tue February 26, 2013

10:40am

Tue February 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Along Party Lines, Senate Confirms Chuck Hagel As The Next Secretary Of Defense

Originally published on Tue February 26, 2013 3:17 pm

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., who has been nominated to be the next secretary of defense.
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Update at 5:10 p.m. ET. Hagel Confirmed:

After an unprecedented filibuster by Republicans, the nomination of Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense prevailed, Tuesday afternoon.

With a vote of 58 to 41, the Senate acted mostly along party lines to confirm Hagel.

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1:27am

Tue February 26, 2013
It's All Politics

Loaded Words: How Language Shapes The Gun Debate

Originally published on Tue February 26, 2013 7:44 am

The country has been debating gun regulations for months. Later this week, a Senate committee will start work on various proposals, including a background check on every gun sale and a ban on assault weapons.

But this debate over guns goes beyond disagreements about policy. Advocates on both sides quite literally disagree on the terms of the discussion — as in, the words they use to describe it.

Ask "gun control advocates" to describe what this debate is about, and they'll say "control" really isn't the word they prefer.

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2:46pm

Mon February 25, 2013
Business

How Will The Sequester Play Out On Main Street, Colorado?

Could looming federal budget cuts spur uncertainty in consumer spending and reduce local sales tax revenues?
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1:03pm

Mon February 25, 2013
It's All Politics

Would-Be Federal Judges Face The Washington Waiting Game

Originally published on Mon February 25, 2013 5:23 pm

To understand what's happening with federal judge vacancies, consider this: The Senate voted Monday night to approve the nomination of Robert Bacharach to sit on the federal appeals court based in Denver.

Bacharach had won support from both Republican senators in his home state, and his nomination was approved unanimously. But he still waited more than 260 days for that vote.

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