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Some Colorado lawmakers laud withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq by end of year

By | 10.24.11 | 9:17 am | More from The Colorado Independent

Two Colorado congressional leaders who opposed the Iraq War from the beginning praised today’s announcement by President Barack Obama that American troops will be withdrawn by the end of the year.

“Having opposed the original Iraq war authorization in 2002, I am pleased with today’s announcement that U.S. troops will More…

VIDEO: Qaddafi killed today

By | 10.20.11 | 3:48 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

Ousted Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi was killed today by Libyans near his hometown of Sirte. His death comes two months after he was removed from power.

President Obama said Qaddafi’s death marked the “end of a long and painful chapter.”

Senator Mark Udall released this statement:

“Qaddafi was a cruel


Bachmann, Trump: Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan should give U.S. its oil as gift for liberation

By | 10.18.11 | 8:58 am | More from The Minnesota Independent

Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann hosted Donald Trump on a conference call with campaign supporters and media Tuesday.

The tycoon and the candidate talked about the Occupy Wall Street protests, fiscal issues and petroleum policy. But Bachmann made sure that callers knew that Trump was not endorsing her.

“He is not on More…

Immigration detention center in Florida will be renegotiated

By | 10.06.11 | 1:04 pm | More from The Florida Independent

With more than 100 residents demanding a stop to the construction of an immigration detention center next to the city of Pembroke Pines, commissioners on Wednesday night approved a motion to renegotiate its contract with the town of Southwest Ranches to supply water and sewage to the detention center.


Napolitano defends Secure Communities immigration strategy

By | 10.05.11 | 6:54 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano delivered a speech today at American University about border security, immigration enforcement and her department’s controversial Secure Communities program.

‘Agenders’ claim victory over U.N. in Plantation; mayor says no

By | 10.04.11 | 6:22 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Richard Swier, vice president of The United West, posted an article on the group’s website highlighting the anti-Agenda 21 movement here in Florida. His piece calls upon fellow “agenders” to ask local officials whether they plan on “having government agents come into [their] homes.”

Presence of pine beetles sign global heating up, less green forest in the future

By | 10.03.11 | 8:50 am | More from The Colorado Independent

As the planet heats up, forests die. Pine beetles–formerly killed during harsh winters, thrive, turning much of Colorado a dirty brown. As forest die, they trap less carbon dioxide, causing the earth to get warmer still.

In Colorado and southern Wyoming alone, more than four million acres of forest More…

Perry campaign targeted by immigration enforcement activists

By | 09.30.11 | 1:09 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

That in-state tuition law that sailed through the Texas Legislature and across the governor’s desk 10 years ago continues haunting Rick Perry’s presidential campaign in strange new ways, most recently with a hardline anti-illegal immigration group protesting outside a Perry fundraiser, and new complaints about social media censorship from the More…

Gingrich tells crowd he’ll cut funding to eco-friendly UN program as president

By | 09.28.11 | 11:23 am | More from The Florida Independent

Feeding into right-wing hysteria, GOP presidential hopeful Newt Ginigrich told a tea party audience in Orlando this month that if he were elected president, one of his very first executive orders would be cutting funding to the United Nations’ Agenda 21.

Agenda 21 is a 19-year-old initiative launched by the More…

Pro E-Verify group says Rick Perry weak on immigration

By | 09.26.11 | 12:08 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Numbers USA — an organization that supports “Attrition Through Enforcement” immigration policy and wants “lower immigration levels” — blames Rick Perry’s results in the Florida straw poll on his weak stance on immigration enforcement.

Numbers USA, which supports mandatory E-Verfiy, writes:

Not by design, Texas Gov. Rick