<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - National Today]]> <![CDATA[On 2nd anniversary of revolution, Egypt still in turmoil]]> It's been two years since the revolution in Egypt ousted the government and helped spark the Arab Spring. But rocks are still flying and unrest still rules the day in the North African country.]]> <![CDATA[GOP presidential candidates seek Hispanic votes]]> <![CDATA[Surge in campus hate crimes challenges notion of a post-racial America]]> It's tempting to think of college campuses as islands of enlightenment, places where students embrace new ideas, people and cultures without the specter of hate hanging overhead. Tempting. But it's not always the case, as demonstrated by events on campuses across the nation in recent months. There were cotton balls scattered outside the black cultural center at University of Missouri-Columbia. There have been racial slurs and a threat of lynching at St. Louis University. There was a swastika scrawled on a bathroom wall near a Jewish studies center at the University of Miami. There were death threats against black students left on a bathroom wall at Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. And a white fraternity sparked an uproar at the University of California San Diego, when it sponsored a ghetto-themed "Compton Cookout" to mock Black History Month.]]> <![CDATA[Sen. Rob Portman supports gay marriage — but what about issues that don't affect his family?]]> Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, has announced that he is in favor of gay marriage after his son told Portman and his wife that he is gay.]]> <![CDATA[In filibuster reform, Senate may avoid 'nuclear option']]> Senate Republicans will not block President Barack Obama's nominees to the National Labor Relations Board, averting a showdown in the Senate that would have had larger implications for the filibuster process.]]> <![CDATA[Obama again offers Medicare, Social Security cuts]]> In an attempt to ease the automatic sequester budget cuts, President Barack Obama has again offered to reduce spending on Social Security and Medicare, two "entitlement" programs often targeted by Republicans.]]> <![CDATA[President Obama’s New Role in the Fight Against Black Homophobia]]> There are many reasons to be glad that President Obama has finally decided to stop dissimulating and openly advocate gay marriage. Not least among them is that he is no longer giving tacit approval to a prejudice in the African-American community that becomes more awkward and regrettable by the year.]]> <![CDATA[John Edwards' Trial Kicks Off With Witness Revelation]]> John Edwards' trial for campaign finance violations kicked off in North Carolina on Monday with prosecutors painting a picture of a man who would stop at anything in his bid to become president.]]> <![CDATA[GOP convention attendees ejected after harassing black camerawoman]]> Two attendees at the Republican National Convention were tossed from the Tampa Bay Times Forum after an apparently racist incident directed at a CNN camerawoman.]]> <![CDATA[Boehner defends Mitt Romney, overseas jobs]]> For a long time, congressional Republican leaders have ignored the presidential campaign, training their attention on strengthening their own majorities on Capitol Hill. That changed Wednesday morning.]]> <![CDATA[Obama threatens payroll tax veto over pipeline provision]]> <![CDATA[Verizon abandons $2 ‘convenience fee’ after consumer backlash]]> <![CDATA[Congress agrees to payroll tax deal; Obama will sign it]]> <![CDATA[10 questions of law the candidates should face in tonight's debate]]> Tonight's debate, the third and final between President Barack Obama and his challenger, Gov. Mitt Romney, will focus on foreign policy.]]> <![CDATA[Todd Akin's 'legitimate rape' statement: a roundup of news and analysis]]> Senate candidate Todd Akin, currently a representative from Missouri, told a news station Sunday that "legitimate rapes" aren't likely to result in pregnancy.]]> <![CDATA[54 countries worldwide implicated in CIA torture program]]> Since 2001, the U.S. government has implemented a policy of arresting and detaining terrorism suspects, including the use of CIA-run prisons that used torture as a method of extracting information.]]> <![CDATA[Obama to unveil offshore oil drilling plan for Florida, Virginia, Alaska coasts]]> <![CDATA[Buffett throws $5 billion lifeline to troubled Bank of America]]> <![CDATA[House Republicans say they're going cold turkey on pork projects]]> <![CDATA[Obama tells Latino voters he can't conjure immigration reform alone]]>