<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - National Today]]> <![CDATA[Obama stresses job creation in address to the nation]]> <![CDATA[Will business in Colorado turn into Survivor?]]> A proposed amendment to the Colorado constitution could turn the state into one giant episode of Survivor, allowing locals to vote out any for-profit business they don't like.]]> <![CDATA[Quietly, Obama's 'new foundation' sinks into slogan history]]> <![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[Why thousands celebrated the death of Margaret Thatcher ]]> Thousands of people across the world hit the streets in celebration after the death of Margaret Thatcher early April 8. As adoring eulogies rang out from leaders and the media, including President Barack Obama, general opinion was sometimes quite different.]]> <![CDATA[Black activists defend tea party against charges of racism]]> <![CDATA[Gang of 8 puts together immigration plan]]> The Senate's bipartisan Gang of Eight has agreed on an immigration proposal that would include a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S.]]> <![CDATA[Barricades removed from Occupy Wall Street Zuccotti Park]]> Barricades surrounding the park in lower Manhattan where the Occupy Wall Street movement was born were removed Tuesday, with considerable less commotion than when they were erected, enabling anti-greed protesters to easily return.]]> <![CDATA[Council Members Sue NYC Over Occupy Response]]> Four city council members filed a civil rights lawsuit against New York City on Monday for its response to the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, alleging that city police used excessive force and violated free speech rights as part of its crackdown on protesters.]]> <![CDATA[Obama touts border security, urges action on immigration overhaul]]> <![CDATA[Child prostitutes not receiving needed help, experts say]]> <![CDATA[Colorado Sheriffs refuse new gun laws]]> <![CDATA[Family allowed to sue California Highway Patrol over release of crash photos]]> <![CDATA[Once obese doctor aims to curb fat discrimination against heavy patients]]> It is perhaps telling that Joseph Majdan waited until he was thin to vent his frustration at fellow doctors who made his life miserable when he was fat.]]> <![CDATA[Lawsuit challenges Pennsylvania's gay marriage ban]]> The American Civil Liberties Union is joining 23 individual plaintiffs in suing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, looking to overturn the state's ban on gay marriage.]]> <![CDATA[GM to offer free loaner cars to concerned Volt owners]]> <![CDATA[Obama to speed up broadband to schools plan]]> The LA Times is reporting that President Obama will announce a plan today to speed up ConnectED, a program that is working to expand broadband access to schools.]]> <![CDATA[GOP increasing minority voter suppression in Southern states]]> The racial demographics of the South are shifting quickly, and Republicans just aren't keeping up.]]> <![CDATA[Slaughter of horses in U.S. could resume, in Missouri]]> The lunge whips, the saddles and the bridles are auctioned first. Then the horses are ridden into a small pen, under the glare of overhead lights: A black quarter horse. A gray Missouri fox trotter. A worn, 15-year-old chestnut gelding at the end of his better years.]]> <![CDATA[Edwards not guilty on one, deadlock on others]]> The jury in the trial of John Edwards has found the former senator not guilty on one count and is deadlocked on the remaining five, leading the judge to declare a mistrial on them, the Associated Press reported.]]>