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In final hours, Obama administration sent $221 million to Palestinians Authority

In this Jan. 15, 2017 file-pool photo, Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with the media in Paris. Defying Republican opposition, officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking. The official said John Kerry had informed some lawmakers of the move shortly before he left the State Department for the last time on. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool, File)

Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking. A State Department official and several congressional aides said the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning. The official said former […]

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PHOTOS: Colorado Republicans toast Trump inauguration at glittering gala

Arlene Johnson smiles next to a cardboard rendition of President Donald Trump at the Colorado Inaugural Ball presented by the Lincoln Club of Colorado, marking Trump's inauguration on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016, at the Marriott Denver Tech Center in Denver. The "glittering gala," as host John Andrews described it, featured a big band playing swing tunes into the night. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)
Former Senate President John Andrews welcomed “fellow Americans, fellow patriots, fellow deplorables” to a glittering celebration of President Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday night at the Marriott Denver Tech Center in Denver, promising a “rip-roaring celebration of making America great again.”

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New President Donald Trump greeted by Colorado well-wishers, protesters

A group of Coloradans attended President Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington D.C. Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, including Father Andre Mahanna; state Rep. Clarice Navarro, R-Pueblo, Colorado Trump campaign operative Patrick Davis, Dede Laugesen and William Mutch. (Courtesy photo)
America received a new president last week who brings to Colorado the same controversies that marked his tumultuous election campaign. The inauguration ceremonies in Washington included thousands of Coloradans who came to either protest or support Donald Trump. Heather Toth, Colorado organizer of the Women’s March on Washington, said she marched in Washington to let […]

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While not a Trump fan, Gardner impressed by Tillerson

Rex Tillerson, Cory Gardner
Following the Senate confirmation hearing last week for Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner walked away impressed by the candidate presented to him as the incoming presidential administration and its appointees begin to filter in closer to filling their executive branch positions. Gardner said he came away from […]

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Williams disappointed at DHS election systems classification

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams has joined his peers across the country in expressing disappointment with the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to classify election systems as “critical infrastructure” without a promised collaboration process. A news release from Williams’ office said one concern is that the classification may give the federal government more control […]

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McCann makes history as first female DA

Beth McCann takes the oath of office as Denver's first female district attorney from 2nd Judicial District Chief Judge Michael Martinez on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (Mike McKibbin/The Colorado Statesman)
Beth McCann is now doing the job she really wanted to do. As a result, she made history as the first female district attorney in Denver. McCann, who defeated independent candidate Helen Morgan in last fall’s general election, was sworn in to office Tuesday, Jan. 10, before a couple hundred supporters, family, friends, colleagues and […]

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