Mon January 26, 2015
Capitol Conversation

Tempers Flare Over GOP Moves In Committee At The Statehouse

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Colorado's new Republican Senate has majority flexed their muscles at the state capitol, using their power on the Joint Budget Committee to defund a 2013 law allowing people in the country illegally to obtain a state driver's license. They also struck down a bill to harmonize Colorado's civil unions law with a gay marriage ban that was deemed unconstitutional by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. On top of that, a commission looking at pay equity between men and women was struck down.

With split legislative control and Democrats in charge of the House, how will this impact both parties politically?

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Wed January 21, 2015
It's All Politics

Obama State Of The Union Seeks To 'Turn The Page' To A Brighter Chapter

Mandel Ngan AP

In the first minute of his hourlong State of the Union address, President Barack Obama summed up his theme in single sentence: "Tonight, we turn the page."

The president then detailed a page of history filled with the financial crisis of 2008, the recession and unemployment and deficits that followed and the two distant and difficult wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

It was a reminder of the ills that helped elevate young Sen. Obama to the Oval Office six years ago. And now, after many battles, he was ready to declare he had turned that page.

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Tue January 20, 2015

Republicans' Responses Take Shots At Obamacare, Push Keystone XL

Originally published on Tue January 20, 2015 11:36 pm

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, rehearses her remarks for the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday.
Susan Walsh AP

Joni Ernst, who in 2014 became the first woman elected to the Senate from Iowa, offered the Republican response to the State of the Union last night and introduced herself to the nation.

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Tue January 20, 2015
State of the Union

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: 2015 GOP State Of The Union Response

Screencap of Senator Joni Ernst as she delivered the official GOP Response, January 20, 2015.
Office of Speaker Boehner YouTube

The GOP response to President Obama's State of the Union was delivered by newly elected Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa.

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Tue January 20, 2015
State of the Union

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: The 2015 State Of The Union Address

President Obama addresses a joint session of Congress, delivering the annual State of the Union, January 20, 2015.
White House YouTube