<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - National Today]]> <![CDATA[Senate Dems point to climate change in Sandy hearing]]> The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee saw tears and surprising aggression from Democrats in a recent hearing on Hurricane Sandy.]]> <![CDATA[Romney Aide to Reporters: 'Kiss My Ass.']]> Romney's overseas trip was marked by another questionable quote from one of the candidate's aides on Tuesday when spokesperson Rick Gorka rebuffed journalists' questions for the candidate by telling them to "Kiss my ass."]]> <![CDATA[Reid drops assault weapons ban; lacks support from Senate Democrats]]> Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., has announced he will not pursue a revival of the ban on assault weapons, saying the White House-supported measure has fewer than 40 votes in the Senate.]]> <![CDATA[Amendment One: North Carolina gay marriage ban passes]]> North Carolina overwhelmingly voted Tuesday in favor of a state constitutional amendment defining marriage between one man and one woman as the only legal union recognized by the state.]]> <![CDATA[Wal-Mart Has a Justice Department Probe on Its Hands]]> Well this sounds familiar: The New York Times publishes a damaging story on a (arguably) well-loved and (not arguably) successful brand, their public reputation wanes, and then the investigations surface. Multiple unnamed sources at Wal-Mart have told Bloomberg and The Washington Post that the company is being investigated by the Justice Department and has been since December. The Washington Post's Sari Horwitz and Jia Lynn Yang report that Wal-Mart has also met with the SEC over this weekend.]]> <![CDATA[Levy slaying suspect charged with threatening witness]]> <![CDATA[Supreme Court may strike down DOMA: Day 2 of gay marriage debate]]> The day after the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments over California's anti-gay-marriage law Proposition 8, the justices heard a case against the federal Defense of Marriage Act.]]> <![CDATA[Obama to barnstorm swing states after State of the Union speech]]> President Obama will follow up his State of the Union address next week with a three-day, five-city swing through electoral battleground states. The White House announced Wednesday that Obama will make stops in Iowa, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and Michigan next week to sell his election-year agenda, which likely will focus on jobs.]]> <![CDATA[Democrats losing favor with some Latinos]]> <![CDATA[Flying with snow globes? TSA will likely just say 'no']]> <![CDATA[Report Shows 'Stunning' Increase in Anti-Government Groups]]> The number of hate groups and anti-government organizations in the U.S. continued to climb in 2011, following an upward trend that has been accelerating in recent years, according to a new report from a civil rights group that tracks such organizations.]]> <![CDATA[The Darkest Day in the History of American Super PACs]]> Today, Jan. 30, 2012, is a uniquely strange day in the history of American democracy. It's the day before Florida's Republican primary, and the gap between the million dollars in outside spending and the possibility of transparency through technology is, quietly, bigger than it has ever been in the history of the republic.]]> <![CDATA[U.S.-Russia treaty stalls over Obama missile defense plan]]> <![CDATA[Medical marijuana creates workplace dilemma]]> <![CDATA[In Texas Senate, heroine Wendy Davis and Democrats win in the end]]> The Texas legislature was the star of social media last night, as the Democratic minority mounted a filibuster against a tough anti-abortion law that would have caused more than half of Texas' abortion clinics to close. And after more twists and turns than a Bond film, the bill died last night as the special session ended.]]> <![CDATA[Why Republican voters are so angry about Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline.]]> Newt Gingrich’s schedule, 72 hours before the Florida primary, goes like this: church, parking lot of a retirement mega-city, church. His only speech of the day is here, in a grove of tidy homes and souped-up golf carts. As the Villagers stand, or sit in their chairs, or stay in their carts to sip Arizona Iced Tea or frappes, Gingrich explains why Barack Obama is failing them.]]> <![CDATA[PHOTOS: Look back at the Iraq War, 10 years later]]> The U.S. invasion of Iraq took place 10 years ago this week, and news outlets have been marking the occasion by checking in with the current state of the country and looking up notable names from that time.]]> <![CDATA[Calling himself a 'Muslim soldier,' Times Square bomb suspect pleads guilty]]> <![CDATA[FBI investigating 'promising' lead in D.B. Cooper case]]> <![CDATA[New study proves gun control works]]> Study finds the 2007 repeal of a Missouri law that required a license before being able purchase a gun caused an immediate local spike in gun murders. ]]>