<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - National Today]]> <![CDATA[Washington GOP candidate to reporter: 'F--- yourself']]> Mike Baumgartner, a state senator in Washington running against Democratic incumbent Maria Cantwell for the U.S. Senate, grew frustrated with Seattle blogger Josh Feit's questions about Akin and the related issue of abortion.]]> <![CDATA[Santorum Endorses Romney]]> Rick Santorum is endorsing Mitt Romney for president. The news came in an email that the former Pennsylvania senator sent to his supporters Monday night, which was then quickly forwarded along to Politico. ]]> <![CDATA[The Sad End of the Gingrich Campaign]]> Despite Newt Gingrich’s best efforts, it looks like the world is going to have to save itself. A humiliating third-place finish in Saturday’s Louisiana primary should have extinguished the last embers of Gingrich’s wildfire dream of a second-ballot victory at the GOP Convention. Any Newtonian fantasy about stopping Mitt Romney in Tampa requires the former House speaker to continue to accumulate convention delegates. But Gingrich—after winning a combined 9 percent of the vote in Louisiana and the prior Illinois primary—is now in the goose-egg phase of his descent into irrelevance.]]> <![CDATA[September unemployment figures spur conservative trutherism]]> Did President Barack Obama fake the figures?]]> <![CDATA[D.C. sniper set to be executed Tuesday]]> <![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[Romney last year: Feds 'cannot afford' FEMA]]> There's a storm comin'. New York City has already made plans to shut down its public transportation as Hurricane Sandy barrels down on land and a winter storm forms in the north, possibly creating the perfect-yet-silly "Frankenstorm."]]> <![CDATA[5.9 earthquake hits Virginia]]> <![CDATA[Immigration reform must include path to citizenship, Senate Dems say]]> A group of Senate Democrats have sent a message to Democratic members of the House: Do not back down on the "path to citizenship" in any immigration reform.]]> <![CDATA[Judge orders woman adopted as baby deported to Mexico]]> <![CDATA[Eric Holder Held in Contempt by House]]> House Republicans on Thursday followed through with their plans to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress—but not before dozens of Democrats stormed out of the chamber in protest.]]> <![CDATA[Romney’s energy plan promotes fossil fuels, dismisses solar and wind]]> <![CDATA[Obama again raises idea of closing Guantanamo Bay detention facility]]> President Barack Obama, addressing the media today, has raised an issue Congress previously rejected: closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay.]]> <![CDATA[8 lessons from convention season]]> The crowds have roared their last and all those mass-produced signs are back on the shelves, as the Democratic and Republican national conventions have drawn to a close.]]> <![CDATA[Clint Eastwood 'delusional, detached from reality,' says Michael Moore]]> Thanks, Clint, writes independent filmmaker Michael Moore. Thanks for the memory.]]> <![CDATA[Giffords returns to Congress for debt-limit vote]]> Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., returned to Congress in dramatic fashion for the first time since being shot in the head in January, appearing almost unannounced in the midst of one of the most contentious votes of the year.]]> <![CDATA[Mexico working to disarm vigilante groups]]> The BBC is reporting that the Mexican Army has started disarming local vigilante groups that formed to drive out members of drag cartels in Michoacan state. From the article... "]]> <![CDATA[Supreme court denies to hear appeal on "boobies" ban ]]> A Pennsylvania school district that lost a lawsuit after banning students from wearing breast cancer awareness bracelets had its appeal denied by the U.S. Supreme Court.]]> <![CDATA[To lure shoppers, stores cut turkey prices to new lows]]> <![CDATA[U.S. support for gay marriage surges to highest mark ever]]> Fewer than 10 years ago, 55 percent of Americans opposed gay marriage — to the point that they told an ABC News/Washington Post poll it should be made illegal.]]>