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BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO said Monday that it’s putting extra forces on standby and sending more ships and fighter jets to eastern Europe, as Ireland warned that new Russian war games off its coast are not welcome given tensions over whether President Vladimir Putin intends to attack Ukraine.

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WASHINGTON — The annual anti-abortion rally in the nation’s capital sounded more like a victory celebration as speakers expressed a growing sense of optimism that their long-sought goal, a sweeping rollback of abortion rights in America, was finally in reach.

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WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Texas blocked the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for federal workers nationwide Friday, in a ruling that leans on a Supreme Court order last week that stopped a similar rule for larger businesses.

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WASHINGTON — Democrats were picking up the pieces Thursday following the collapse of their top-priority voting rights legislation, with some shifting their focus to a narrower bipartisan effort.

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden ends his first year in the White House with a clear majority of Americans for the first time disapproving of his handling of the presidency in the face of an unrelenting pandemic and roaring inflation, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Ce…

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WASHINGTON — Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital to protecting democracy collapsed when two senators refused to join their own party in changing Senate rules to overcome a Republican filibuster after a raw, emotional debate.

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A slate of local unions endorsed U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette's bid for a 13th term on Tuesday, calling the Denver Democrat a champion for labor and citing her support for last year's bipartisan infrastructure bill.

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WASHINGTON — During his first year in office, President Joe Biden took action on a number of his key campaign promises, from rebuilding U.S. alliances globally to distributing vaccines across America and the world.

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The Transportation Department is launching a $27 billion program to repair and upgrade roughly 15,000 highway bridges as part of the infrastructure law approved in November. The effort is being announced Friday as President Joe Biden tries to showcase how his policies are delivering for the public.

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is highlighting the federal government's efforts to “surge” military medical personnel to help overwhelmed medical facilities weather the spike in coronavirus cases and staff shortages due to the highly transmissible omicron variant.

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Former Democratic presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson has thrown her support behind U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette's progressive primary challenger, calling on her millions of followers to get behind first-time candidate Neal Walia and his "people powered campaign."

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U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet raked in more than $2.1 million in the final three months of 2021, surpassing the Colorado Democrat's own record for an off-year quarterly haul and boosting his re-election war chest to more than $4.7 million, his campaign said Wednesday.

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gino Campana plans to report around $950,000 in receipts for the final quarter of 2021, his first in the race for the seat held by Colorado Democrat Michael Bennet, his campaign said Wednesday.

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced a $500 million plan Monday to divert water out of Colorado under a 99-year-old compact between the states that allows Nebraska to seize access to Colorado land along the South Platte River and build canals.

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will use a speech in Georgia to endorse changing Senate filibuster rules that have stalled voting rights legislation, saying it’s time to choose “democracy over autocracy.” But some civil rights groups won’t be there, in protest of what they say is administra…

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Colorado Springs U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn has been named as the ranking member of the subcommittee overseeing space defense, missile defense and nuclear weapons, gaining key leverage over space programs at a time when Colorado is fighting to hold onto Space Command headquarters.

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WASHINGTON — Heading into a critical midterm election year, the top political concerns of Americans are shifting in ways that suggest Democrats face considerable challenges to maintaining their control of Congress.

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WASHINGTON — Advocates for closing the Guantanamo Bay detention center were optimistic when President Joe Biden took office. And they were relieved this summer after the U.S. released a prisoner for the first time in years. Many are now increasingly impatient.

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WASHINGTON — The White House appears to be aiming for release of President Joe Biden’s fiscal 2023 budget in March, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter, a month after the statutory deadline, which is the first Monday in February.

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Colorado Republican Joe O'Dea, one of eight candidates seeking the nomination to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, plans to undergo back surgery in the coming days, Colorado Politics has learned.

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden set out Friday to comfort Colorado residents grappling with rebuilding homes and businesses that were destroyed last week by a rare wind-whipped, winter fire that burned through a pair of heavily populated suburbs between Denver and Boulder.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is distributing an additional $4.5 billion in funds to help low-income Americans cover heating costs during a second pandemic winter, with cold-weather states receiving the largest share, according to a state-by-state breakdown released Friday.

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is taking up two major Biden administration efforts to bump up the nation's vaccination rate against COVID-19 at a time of spiking coronavirus cases because of the omicron variant.

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On the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, Colorado elected officials — including many who were inside the Capitol when it was stormed by a mob of Trump supporters — marked the occasion by asking the American public never to forget it, while others dismissed its co…

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WASHINGTON — A year after the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, the new chief of the U.S. Capitol Police said Wednesday he is making progress in resolving “critical deficiencies” despite major staffing shortages and thousands of new threats to members of Congress.

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Local officials are preparing to host President Joe Biden on Friday, when the president is expected to tour the damage from the Marshall fire that destroyed nearly a thousand homes and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents.

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WASHINGTON — The suspect was covered from head to toe, skulking through the dark streets of the nation’s capital before methodically placing two explosives outside the offices of the Republican and Democratic national committees.

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Construction company owner Joe O'Dea, a Republican candidate for Colorado's U.S. Senate seat, plans to report receipts totaling more than $1 million through the end of the most recent fundraising period, including $500,000 he chipped in to his own campaign, a spokesman said Tuesday.