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3 years 11 months ago

Looking for partners to handle a big year

Fort Carson's population is growing and deployment cycles look to be continuing. That's what Fort Carson's Commanding General, Major General David Perkins, told a packed room at the Antlers Hilton in downtown Colorado Springs Thursday evening. Col. Robert McLaughlin, garrison commander for Fort Carson, says 2010 will see the...

4 years 3 months ago

Obama to Hill leaders: No litmus tests on abortion

President Barack Obama says there won't be any "litmus tests" for a Supreme Court nominee, but he wants someone who recognizes individual aspirations, and "that includes women's rights." The president said he was confident the Senate would offer a smooth, civil and thoughtful confirmation process for his eventual choice....

4 years 4 months ago

House Democrats ban earmarks to corporations

House Democratic leaders have announced that they will ban the much-criticized practice of using annual spending bills to direct pet projects to for-profit companies that often return the favor with campaign contributions. The announcement comes as their GOP rivals are weighing giving up so-called earmarks altogether in an election-year...

4 years 6 months ago

Deal to protect famed Utah canyon signed

An agreement meant to protect a central Utah canyon rich with ancient American Indian art while allowing for nearby mineral development has been struck. The unusual pact governing Nine Mile Canyon was signed at the Utah Capitol on Tuesday by federal and state agencies, conservation and archaeology groups, tribal leaders...

4 years 8 months ago

U.S., Japanese leaders meet in Tokyo

President Barack Obama has been meeting with Japan's new prime minister. Obama arrived in Tokyo earlier today on a trip aimed at shoring up ties with Japan. The country's new leader came to power calling for a more equal partnership with Washington. Obama and Yukio Hatoyama will be holding a...

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