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Majority Of Colorado Congress Giving Up Pay During Government Shutdown

The partial shutdown of the federal government continues as politicians bicker, and 800,000 federal employees are not allowed to work, including thousands here in Northern Colorado.

A lot of us, myself included, are growing continually disheartened by our elected officials as this goes on. However, I just found out that the majority of Congress members from Colorado are forgoing their pay during the shutdown.

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Government Shutdown Puts Thousands in Northern Colorado Out of Work [VIDEO]

This morning, thousands of Larimer County workers were forced to stay home from work, as the Federal Government shut down.

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Many Rural Colorado Counties Are Seeking To Form New State

Now that the smoke has somewhat cleared from the last legislative session, many county commissioners (not including Larimer county) are devising a plan to start a new state and will be asking for our votes this November.

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4-Year-Old Mayor Is the Cutest Politician You Will Ever See

Experience isn’t always the most important qualification for a politician. Sometimes dimples work just fine.

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Major Election Changes Could Be Coming to Colorado

A major overhaul in the way Coloradans vote has been approved by the state House.

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Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar Threatens To ‘Punch Out’ Colorado Reporter

U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar (A former Colorado Senator) was caught on tape threatening to hit a Colorado Springs Gazette reporter at a campaign rally for President Obama last week.

I'm no politician, but I thought the old "no comment" response was how they are supposed to handle questions they don't want to answer.

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South Carolina and Kentucky Ban Booze on Election Day

An election is the ultimate celebration of democracy. However if you live in South Carolina or Kentucky, booze probably isn't going to be part of your November 6 revelry.

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People React to Last Night’s Debate…Before It Happened [VIDEO]

When it comes to Presidential elections, I base a large part of my decision-making process on the debates. To me, they're the most telling part of the entire campaign. I feel like you can tell a lot about candidates from putting them on the spot a little more. Some folks, though, already have their mind made up; and the debates don't really matter.

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Campaign-Sign Theft and Vandalism: Are People in Our Community Really That Immature?

I know it's kind of hard to believe, but we're only a couple weeks from the election. Now, I haven't counted the number of political campaign signs I see on a daily basis; but, especially this close to the election, I know I see a lot. A whole lot. Well, apparently, some people in Larimer County can't just leave those signs alone, and instead are stealing or vandalizing the ones they don't agree with. Really? Really?

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Apple Has More Cash Than U.S. Government – America’s Debt Crisis

American's are understandably upset with the continuing bickering and petty politics that have lead to, and perpetuated America's 'debt crisis'.

If you and I handled our personal or business like our elected representatives, we'd be in deep trouble.

But wait until you hear this.

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Greeley Could Cancel Election. No Interest

The City of Greeley could cancel Mayoral and City Council elections. Why ? Lack of interest.

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Michele Bachmann Officially Announces Presidential Bid

Minnesota Rep. and Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann officially announced her candidacy for the 2012 presidential election on Monday.

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