Politics

2:14pm

Thu September 29, 2011
Law

Law Doesn't Mark End Of Alabama Immigration Battle

Originally published on Fri September 30, 2011 3:37 am

Gov. Robert Bentley talks with reporters outside the Capitol in Montgomery, Ala., on Wednesday. Bentley said he will work with the state attorney general to appeal the parts of the decision that struck down sections of the state's illegal immigrant law.
Dave Martin AP

Alabama's toughest-in-the-nation law on illegal immigration went into effect Thursday, a day after a federal judge upheld some of its key provisions, but the court battle over the issue appears far from over.

State law enforcement can now question and detain without bond people they suspect may be in the country illegally, and public schools are required to verify students' immigration status.

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7:16pm

Tue September 27, 2011
Politics

President Pushes Jobs Package in Denver

Kirk Siegler

Denver was the last stop on President Barack Obama’s western tour to raise money for his re-election campaign and promote his new jobs plan. The President spoke to several thousand people at a largely Hispanic high school in southwest Denver on Tuesday. KUNC’s state capitol reporter Bente Birkeland has more.

7:11pm

Tue September 27, 2011
Politics

President Picks Strategic Location for Denver Stop

Creative Commons

President Obama got a mostly warm reception in southwest Denver on Tuesday where he spoke to a crowd of students and many supporters at Abraham Lincoln High School.  Many analysts and even residents of the predominately Latino neighborhoods around the school saw the choice as strategic.

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3:15pm

Tue September 27, 2011
Politics

Prepared Text of the President's Denver Speech

Kirk Siegler

Hello, Denver! It is great to be back in Colorado. It is an honor to be here at Lincoln High School. And I want to give Amelia a special thank you for that introduction. Amelia's a great example of how smarter courses and better technology can help guarantee our kids the foundation they need to learn, and graduate, and compete in this economy. 

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1:18pm

Tue September 27, 2011
Economy

Obama Returns To Familiar Turf To Sell New Stimulus

President Obama says his jobs plan would create tens of thousands of construction jobs by funding public works projects like roads, bridges and school improvements.

The president made that case again Tuesday afternoon, while standing outside Abraham Lincoln High School in Denver.

The Mile High City is familiar turf for Obama: It's where he accepted his party's nomination for the White House three years ago; and it's where he signed the original economic stimulus bill.

At the time, he said it marked the beginning of the end of the nation's economic troubles.

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