<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - National Today]]> <![CDATA[BP to sell oil and natural gas fields to rival Apache for $7 billion]]> <![CDATA[Walter Morrison, father of the Frisbee, dies at 90]]> <![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[IRS whistleblower won't answer questions from Congress]]> The IRS employee who first informed the media that the tax agency was scrutinizing tea party and conservative groups will not answer questions from a Congressional committee.]]> <![CDATA[Judge recommends Colorado low-security prison for Blagojevich]]> A federal judge on Tuesday agreed to recommend that Rod Blagojevich serve his 14-year prison sentence at a low-security federal prison in Littleton, Colo.]]> <![CDATA[NRA's LaPierre on Navy Yard: More guns, lock up 'lunatics']]> Another gun massacre, another Wayne LaPierre press tour.]]> <![CDATA[The Americans Claim Gold in Women’s Team Gymnastics, While the Chinese Fizzle]]> Enter the American era. On Tuesday night, in front of a crowd swathed in stars and stripes, the U.S. women’s gymnastics team flipped and soared to glory, winning their first gold medal since 1996.]]> <![CDATA[FBI Says It Foiled Anarchist Plot To Blow Up Bridge]]> The FBI announced Tuesday it has arrested a group of self-described anarchists who were allegedly behind a plot to blow up a bridge near Cleveland, Ohio.]]> <![CDATA[Theater shooting: Holmes could be given 'truth serum' if he testifies in trial]]> If he pleads guilty by reason of insanity and takes the stand, Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes could be given a so-called "truth serum" drug that would supposedly make him tell the truth about whether he was insane.]]> <![CDATA[Why There Are Many More Swing Voters Than You Think]]> With the GOP primary now all but officially over—congratulations, Mr. Romney—we can safely declare it swing voter season. As the general election campaign heats up, ever more attention is going to shift to that special class of voters who we presume will be responsible for picking our next President. But there’s good reason to believe that the vast majority of Americans, including professional journalists and campaign operatives, wouldn’t recognize a typical swing voter if they met one.]]> <![CDATA[Illinois lieutenant governor nominee drops out over scandal]]> <![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 signs historic health care overhaul into law]]> President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed into law a vast overhaul of the nation's health care system, the most sweeping expansion of government social policy in more than 40 years. A triumphant Obama heralded what he called "a new season in America," saying that the new law finally delivered changes in health care sought and fought for by generations of Americans. "Today, after almost a century of trying; today, after over a year of debate; today, after all the votes have been tallied, health insurance reform becomes law in the United States of America," he said to cheers.]]> <![CDATA[Obama cuts short trip to El Salvador]]> <![CDATA[Condi Rice Top Choice For VP Slot, Poll Shows]]> Mitt Romney says he's nowhere close to picking a running mate, but that's not going to stop political reporters and pollsters from speculating on who he should tap as his no. 2.]]> <![CDATA[U.S. operation kills Osama bin Laden in Pakistan]]> Osama bin Laden is dead. President Barack Obama made the dramatic late-night announcement Sunday from the East Room of the White House, ending the long, elusive international manhunt for the leader of the al-Qaida terror organization responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.]]> <![CDATA[Fellow veterans offer funds, support for comrade jailed in Westboro case]]> <![CDATA[CIA may target first U.S. citizen]]> <![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[By not disclosing Delphi investment, Romney may have broken law]]> When Mitt Romney made millions off investments in companies that benefited from the government bailout, he wasn't breaking the law.]]>