National Super PAC seeks to influence Colorado's 3rd Congressional District race
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by Heather Willard
2h ago
DENVER (KDVR) — As the primary election edges closer, one national lobby group is seeking to turn voters away from a candidate endorsed by the Colorado Republican Party. On this week's "Colorado Point of View," political analysts Andy Boian and Michael Fields look at how the Congressional Leadership Fund is anticipating that 3rd Congressional Seat candidate Ron Hans will lose if he wins the primary. Meanwhile, they also discussed Utah Gov. Spencer Cox denouncing Denver for sending migrants to Salt Lake City, President Joe Biden's new pathway to citizenship policy and Gov. Jared Polis not endor ..read more
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Supreme Court rejects a settlement in a water dispute between New Mexico and Texas
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by LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press
6h ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a settlement between Western states over the management of one of North America’s longest rivers. In a 5-4 decision, the justices ruled that the water-sharing deal between Texas and New Mexico can't go through because the federal government still has concerns about New Mexico's water use on the Rio Grande, which Colorado also draws from. “Having acknowledged those interests, and having allowed the United States to intervene to assert them, we cannot now allow Texas and New Mexico to leave the United States up the river witho ..read more
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Tension grows between U.S. and Israel
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by Vinay Simlot
1d ago
WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) - House Speaker Mike Johnson’s office announced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint session of Congress at 2 p.m. ET on July 24. In response, several Democrats have announced they will skip the address. “His extremist right-wing government needs to hear from the United States that we need peace in the region. Not escalating war,” said Rep. Greg Casar (D-Texas.). Congressman Casar said he will not attend Netanyahu’s speech next month. The Hill.com reported Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) a ..read more
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Supreme Court upholds gun ban for domestic violence abusers
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by Maddie Biertempfel
1d ago
WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) - The Supreme Court upheld a federal law meant to protect domestic violence victims by restricting abusers from having guns. In an eight to one ruling, the court says the government can stop dangerous people from getting guns, specifically those found by a court to pose a credible threat of physical safety to someone else. Writing for the majority, Chief Justice John Roberts said those with domestic violence restraining orders can be barred from having a gun. “This ruling is a huge relief for women and children in this country,” said gun violence prevention advocate, Emma ..read more
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Draft eligibility for women a sticking point in defense bill
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by Jessi Turnure
2d ago
WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) – The U.S. military has not activated a draft in more than 50 years, but Congress is currently debating whether to change the process. The proposals would expand the draft to women for the first time and automatically register those eligible for conscription.  "I think we'll take that out," said Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, who is leading the charge against the idea. "I don't think the draft will be reimplemented any time soon." Senate Democrats added the proposed requirement for women to the annual defen ..read more
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Senators express support for social media warning labels
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by Basil John
2d ago
WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) -- Many senators on Capitol Hill are fired up after seeing the Surgeon General's op-ed on social media warning labels. "Social media as designed today is a dangerous product," said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Senator Graham says it's about time Congress takes action against the dangers of social media. "I totally support what he's saying," Graham said. The only way to implement warning labels of any kind is through Congressional action, and Graham says the numbers justify it. "We've seen suicide rates among teenage girls go fairly dramatically. Depression among the young ..read more
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Are attack ads for contentious primaries effective?
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by Sara Bichler
2d ago
DENVER (KDVR) — More advertisements are coming out ahead of Tuesday’s primary election, and while some are meant to help a candidate, others are looking to make political opponents appear worse. In the race for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional Seat on the Western Slope, six Republican candidates are vying for a spot on November’s ballot to take over the seat U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert is leaving behind ..read more
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Debate over SNAP funding could impact farm bill passage
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by Jessi Turnure
2d ago
WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) -- Congress needs to pass the latest edition of the country's sweeping agriculture law this year. However, a debate over funding for nutrition programs, including SNAP, is trapping the farm bill in limbo. "If you don't take care of the farmers, it just doesn't work," said U.S. Sen. John Boozman, (R-Ark.), the top Republican on the Senate Agriculture Committee.  Boozman warns it's growing harder for farmers across the U.S. to make a living. "The things that help them manage their risk simply aren't working," he said.  That's why Boozman wants to include better saf ..read more
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FTC refers TikTok child privacy complaint to Justice Department
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by Vinay Simlot
2d ago
WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) – TikTok’s latest court filing details its fight against the federal government’s potential ban of the app in the United States. Congress passed a law that could ban TikTok from the app store, if it doesn’t change owners. The filing said the federal government’s potential ban of the act violated the First Amendment. It also said TikTok worked with the federal government on a 90-page draft agreement, that would’ve addressed the government’s concerns.  Instead, the filing said, Congress chose to force the sale or ban the app. Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commiss ..read more
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Bump stocks back on shelves as ban falls in Senate
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by Basil John
2d ago
WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) – Bump stocks are back in stock at gun stores, after the Supreme Court overturned a ban on them. "Firearm technology that essentially convert semiautomatic weapons into nearly fully automatic weapons and machine guns," said Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.). Kaine co-sponsored legislation to ban bump stocks.  Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) who introduced the bill calls this a common sense approach. "As someone who has owned and used firearms for most of my life, for hunting, for sport, for self-defense, I know for a fact that bump stocks serve no legitimate purpose," Heinrich sai ..read more
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