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AP source: Trump's revised travel ban targets same countries
AP source: Trump's revised travel ban targets same countries

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WASHINGTON — A draft of President Donald Trump's revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and...

FDR issued an executive order sending Japanese Americans to internment camps — 75 years ago
FDR issued an executive order sending Japanese Americans to internment camps — 75 years ago

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The documents would expose everything: the racism inherent in the president’s executive order, the cynical politics behind it, the lies told in...

Pence says U.S. to hold Russia accountable, stand with NATO
Pence says U.S. to hold Russia accountable, stand with NATO

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MUNICH — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday conveyed a message to jittery partners that the Trump administration will "hold Russia accountable"...

‘California is a nation, not a state’: A fringe movement wants a break from the U.S.
‘California is a nation, not a state’: A fringe movement wants a break from the U.S.

By: - 0 Sat, Feb 18, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — About 15 people huddled in a luxury apartment building, munching on danishes as they plotted out their plan to have California secede...

DeVos criticized teachers at D.C. school she visited — and they are not having it
DeVos criticized teachers at D.C. school she visited — and they are not having it

By: - 0 Sat, Feb 18, 2017

Newly minted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had a hard time getting inside the District’s Jefferson Middle School Academy last week when protesters...

Latest construction defect litigation bill borrows from previous ideas

By: - 0 Fri, Feb 17, 2017

A new construction defect litigation reform measure was introduced on Friday that is being framed as "progress," despite a lack of buy-in so far from...

Trump family’s elaborate lifestyle is a ‘logistical nightmare’ — at taxpayer expense
Trump family’s elaborate lifestyle is a ‘logistical nightmare’ — at taxpayer expense

By: - 0 Fri, Feb 17, 2017

On Friday, President Trump and his entourage will jet for the third straight weekend to a working getaway at his oceanfront Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm...

AP Exclusive: DHS weighed Nat Guard for immigration roundups
AP Exclusive: DHS weighed Nat Guard for immigration roundups

By: - 0 Fri, Feb 17, 2017

The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including...

Trump supporters cheer his combative stance with the media
Trump supporters cheer his combative stance with the media

By: - 0 Thu, Feb 16, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Critics of President Donald Trump saw in his Thursday news conference a combative, thin-skinned chief executive who continues to...

Harward turns Trump down for national security adviser job
Harward turns Trump down for national security adviser job

By: - 0 Thu, Feb 16, 2017

WASHINGTON — Vice Admiral Robert Harward has turned down an offer to be President Donald Trump's new national security adviser, the latest blow to a...

Trump raps 'criminal' leaks, 'dishonest' media, 'bad' judges
Trump raps 'criminal' leaks, 'dishonest' media, 'bad' judges

By: - 0 Thu, Feb 16, 2017

WASHINGTON — Aggrieved and spoiling for a fight, Donald Trump used a marathon encounter with reporters Thursday to denounce the "criminal" leaks that...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's messy case that he inherited a mess
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's messy case that he inherited a mess

By: - 0 Thu, Feb 16, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday made a messy case that he "inherited a mess" from his predecessor. Economic stats and territorial...

Trump seeks pause in legal fight with revised travel ban
Trump seeks pause in legal fight with revised travel ban

By: - 0 Thu, Feb 16, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — The Trump administration said in court documents on Thursday it wants a pause in the legal fight over its ban on travelers from seven...

GOP leaders unveil new health law outline, divisions remain
GOP leaders unveil new health law outline, divisions remain

By: - 0 Thu, Feb 16, 2017

WASHINGTON — Top House Republicans unveiled a rough sketch of a massive health care overhaul to rank-and-file lawmakers Thursday, but a lack of detail,...

Trump names Acosta as new choice to become labor secretary
Trump names Acosta as new choice to become labor secretary

By: - 0 Thu, Feb 16, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday announced law school dean R. Alexander Acosta as his new labor secretary nominee, one day after his...

Colorado bill aimed at accountability for forfeiture seizures dies in legislature
Colorado bill aimed at accountability for forfeiture seizures dies in legislature

By: Peter Marcus - 0 Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Police and prosecutors on Wednesday protested a bill that aimed at increasing transparency when officials seize property under forfeiture laws....

Southwest Chief Commission could steer trains up the Front Range
Southwest Chief Commission could steer trains up the Front Range

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Thu, Feb 16, 2017

The volunteer state commission that's kept Amtrak's Southwest Chief rumbling across southern Colorado could begin work soon to bring passenger rail up...

IRS won’t withhold tax refunds if Americans ignore ACA insurance requirement
IRS won’t withhold tax refunds if Americans ignore ACA insurance requirement

By: - 0 Wed, Feb 15, 2017

The Trump administration is taking its first steps to put its imprint on the Affordable Care Act, reversing plans to withhold tax refunds this year...

Puzder withdraws nomination to be Trump's labor secretary
Puzder withdraws nomination to be Trump's labor secretary

By: - 0 Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Andrew Puzder says he is withdrawing as President Donald Trump's nominee for labor secretary. The fast food executive says in a statement provided to...

Charter school equity bill advances amid debate over local control
Charter school equity bill advances amid debate over local control

By: Peter Marcus - 0 Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Students at DSST Cole High School, a charter school in Denver. (Nicholas Garcia/Chalkbeat Colorado) Charter school equity bill advances amid debate...

Cyberschoolers will descend on the Capitol Thursday
Cyberschoolers will descend on the Capitol Thursday

By: Dan Njegomir - 0 Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Colorado long has been in the forefront of education reform and school choice. As new and varied educational options have proliferated in our state, so...

WATCH: Trump slams intel officials, media over Flynn and Russia
WATCH: Trump slams intel officials, media over Flynn and Russia

By: - 0 Wed, Feb 15, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed the media and "illegally leaked" intelligence information for bringing down his national...

Republicans explore curbing the Endangered Species Act
Republicans explore curbing the Endangered Species Act

By: - 0 Wed, Feb 15, 2017

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing Wednesday with Republicans focused on curbing the Endangered Species Act, the latest...

Charter schools get warm treatment ahead of a bill's hearing
Charter schools get warm treatment ahead of a bill's hearing

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Wed, Feb 15, 2017

You've seen them funny. You've seen them serious. Now Colorado Senate Republicans are tugging at your soft side for charter schools in their latest...

AP FACT CHECK: Democrats condemn Flynn based on fake tweet
AP FACT CHECK: Democrats condemn Flynn based on fake tweet

By: - 0 Wed, Feb 15, 2017

WASHINGTON — A fake Michael Flynn Twitter account has fooled two top House Democrats who cited a series of tweets in condemning President Donald...

Two explosive reports on Trump and Russia; zero on-the-record sources
Two explosive reports on Trump and Russia; zero on-the-record sources

By: - 0 Wed, Feb 15, 2017

There's very little good news for President Donald Trump these days. His White House is dealing with not one but two explosive reports that his aides...

U.S. official: Russia deployed missile in violation of treaty
U.S. official: Russia deployed missile in violation of treaty

By: - 0 Wed, Feb 15, 2017

WASHINGTON — Russia has deployed a cruise missile in violation of a Cold War-era arms control treaty, a Trump administration official said Tuesday, a...

Trump knew Flynn misled WH weeks before ouster: officials
Trump knew Flynn misled WH weeks before ouster: officials

By: - 0 Tue, Feb 14, 2017

WASHINGTON — Just six days into his presidency, Donald Trump was informed his national security adviser had misled his vice president about contacts...

Flynn, fired once by a president, now resigns to another
Flynn, fired once by a president, now resigns to another

By: - 0 Tue, Feb 14, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fired by one American commander in chief for insubordination, Michael Flynn has now delivered his resignation to another. President...

White House posts wrong versions of Trump's orders on its website
White House posts wrong versions of Trump's orders on its website

By: - 0 Tue, Feb 14, 2017

WASHINGTON — The White House has posted inaccurate texts of President Trump's own executive orders on the White House website, raising further...