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Governor’s lifeline to Colorado ballot campaigns may reach multiple courts before resolution

Whether or not Colorado ballot campaigns will be allowed to collect petition signatures by mail and email remains an open question, and may reach multiple courts before it’s settled. On Friday morning in Denver District Court, Judge Robert McGahey heard arguments in a legal challenge by a coalition of business groups to Gov. Jared Polis’s […]

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U.S. Senate confirms Trump nominee Ratcliffe to be top U.S. spy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate backed Republican House of Representatives member John Ratcliffe on Thursday as the next director of national intelligence, a victory for President Donald Trump the second time he tapped the conservative lawmaker for the top spot. The Senate backed Ratcliffe’s nomination by 49 to 44, amid stiff opposition from Democrats. […]

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Factbox: Second time likely the charm for Trump's divisive intelligence pick

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate was expected to confirm U.S. Representative John Ratcliffe as director of national intelligence on Thursday over Democratic objections the second time President Donald Trump tapped him for the position. Here are some facts about the divisive nomination: RESUME Ratcliffe was a U.S. attorney and then mayor of Heath, […]

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Supreme Court blocks House from Mueller grand jury material – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily prevented the House of Representatives from obtaining secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. The court’s unsigned order granted the Trump administration’s request to keep previously undisclosed details from the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election out of the hands of […]

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Democrats grill EPA chief on regulatory rollbacks during coronavirus outbreak

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic senators on Wednesday grilled Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler on the agency’s recent moves to roll back rules and halt enforcement actions and monitoring requirements during the coronavirus outbreak, saying they would especially harm minorities. Senators pressed Wheeler on the agency’s half dozen regulatory rollbacks since the coronavirus outbreak hit […]

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Watch out, Boris! Expert outlines how Sir Keir Starmer can drive huge Labour turnaround

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The Labour Party has been in been turmoil for several months after Jeremy Corbyn was humiliated when leading the party to its worst general election result in history at the end of […]

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Brexit: ‘Very little progress’ in negotiations with the EU, UK says

London and Brussels have “made very little progress towards agreement on the most significant outstanding issues between us”, the UK’s Brexit negotiator has said. David Frost issued the downbeat assessment at the end of the third round of talks on the future relationship between the two sides. EU negotiator Michel Barnier described the discussions as […]

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House to vote Friday on more coronavirus aid, despite GOP skeptics – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House is pressing ahead Friday with votes on another massive rescue bill that would pump almost $1 trillion to state and local governments, renew $1,200 cash payments for individuals, and extend a $600 weekly supplemental federal unemployment benefit. The first four coronavirus response bills were bipartisan measures that passed by sweeping […]

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N.S. premier says province would play ‘support’ role if Ottawa probes shooting

Nova Scotia’s premier says his government would only play a “support” role if a public inquiry is called into a shooting rampage that took 22 lives in the province last month. Premier Stephen McNeil said today there “will be a review I’m sure,” but it’s his belief the national government will lead and the provincial […]

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Explainer: Trump keeps raising 'Obamagate.' What's that?

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor Barack Obama of seeking to damage his presidency, repeatedly referring to it as “Obamagate” but offering no details. WHAT IS ‘OBAMAGATE’? Trump has not made clear what he is accusing Obama of doing but the allegations appear to focus on law enforcement actions taken at […]