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Romney defends business record

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Mitt Romney says he likes being able to “fire people” who don’t provide adequate business services. The Republican presidential candidate also is defending his business background as rivals step up their attacks. Romney told a Nashua Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Monday that he wants to allow people to shop for their own health insurance… Continue Reading Romney defends business record

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Poll: Most want US payroll tax cut extended

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Most Americans want Congress to vote to continue the payroll tax reduction, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll that comes as Democrats and Republicans wrestle over whether to extend the cut through 2012. It’s the latest instance in which lawmakers on Capitol Hill have allowed partisan sniping to hold up action that polls show… Continue Reading Poll: Most want US payroll tax cut extended

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Senate rejects two balanced budget amendments

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The Senate has rejected two proposals to amend the Constitution to require Congress to come up with a balanced budget every year. The votes on the two measures, one backed by Republicans and the other by Democrats, effectively ends for this year the drive to change the Constitution as a way of forcing Congress to… Continue Reading Senate rejects two balanced budget amendments

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Bennet wants new visas for students

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U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is unveiling a bill that would help keep foreign students with high-tech skills in the United States. Bennet says the bill being unveiled Tuesday will create a new category of visas for students graduating with specialties in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. He says the bill will help fill Colorado’s increasing… Continue Reading Bennet wants new visas for students

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Gas pipeline proposed for Colorado River

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The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is considering an application for a 22-mile gas pipeline that would run from the Divide Creek area under the Colorado River to processing facilities near Parachute. The BLM says the pipeline proposed by Bargath LLC would be bored under the Colorado River to avoid impacts to the riverbed, aquatic… Continue Reading Gas pipeline proposed for Colorado River

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House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday he’s confident that congressional Republicans are ready to move ahead with legislation that would continue a payroll tax cut. “I feel confident in our ability to move ahead,” the Ohio Republican told reporters after GOP leaders previewed legislation to extend the Social Security payroll tax cuts — and long-term… Continue Reading GOP leaders hope for agreement on payroll tax cut

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FEMA supports allowing tribes to ask for aid

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The Obama administration says it supports changing the federal law governing disaster aid to let tribal governments apply directly to the White House for help. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, which announced the administration’s stance Wednesday, says right now only governors can ask for a disaster declaration, which brings with it access to federal money… Continue Reading FEMA supports allowing tribes to ask for aid

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Oil prices fall sharply on fears of slow growth

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Oil prices fell nearly two percent Monday over fears that the world economy will remain weak and push down demand for crude. West Texas Intermediate oil, which is used as a benchmark to price oil in much of the U.S., fell $1.30 to $96.37 in midday trading in New York. Brent crude, which is used… Continue Reading Oil prices fall sharply on fears of slow growth

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Lamborn’s oil shale proposal gets a hearing

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A Colorado Republican’s proposal for promoting oil shale research is getting a hearing. Rep. Doug Lamborn’s proposal was on the agenda for a hearing of the House subcommittee on energy and mineral resources Friday morning. He wants the Interior Department to offer more parcels of federal land that companies could lease to conduct research on… Continue Reading Lamborn’s oil shale proposal gets a hearing

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Forest Service to form panel on new planning rule

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The U.S. Forest Service says it will form a committee to advise the U.S. agriculture secretary how to implement a new planning rule that is set to be finalized this winter. The new rule would guide how management plans are developed for the 155 national forests around the country, 20 grasslands and a prairie. The… Continue Reading Forest Service to form panel on new planning rule

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