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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 24: U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill January 24, 2012 in Washington, DC. The president made a populist pitch to voters for economic fairness, saying the federal government should more do to balance the benefits of a capitalist society. (Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

SOTU: Obama Courts the Middle

President Obama’s third State of the Union speech was accurately dubbed as his opening salvo on the re-election campaign trail. The speech was not only the official beginning of his campaign, but also showed his future Republican opponent that he intends to battle hard for the political middle of this country.

01/24/2012

President Barack Obama  (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Colorado Lawmakers Differ On Attending State Of The Union Address

President Obama will deliver his State of the Union speech Tuesday night. While one U.S. senator from Colorado is calling for the two parties to sit together, one of the state’s congressmen says he won’t even show up.

01/23/2012

President Barack Obama speaks at the Auraria Campus in Denver on Oct. 26, 2011. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Will Obama’s Army Enlist For A 2nd Tour?

While President Obama likely won’t have the rock concert reception at his campaign stops in 2012, he still needs the effort of the college aged vote to be his army of volunteers on the ground. The question is, will they be there for him in 2012?

10/27/2011

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The Jobs Act Moment of Truth

The Democratically controlled U.S. Senate declined to pass the American Jobs Act on Tuesday, and thereby gave President Barack Obama the moment of truth that he predicted, but I’m unsure if he knew just how much truth would come from this moment.

10/11/2011

Anwar al-Awlaki (credit: Muhammad Ud-Deen)

Drones Raise Legal, Moral Questions

However, the moral questions are ones that will be left for politicians and their constituents to answer. And for that part of the discussion, the debate seems far more one sided.

10/02/2011

Abraham Lincoln High School on Monday (credit: CBS)

Denver Schools Could Benefit From President’s Jobs Plan

Part of President Obama’s job creation plans includes renovating schools across the country.

09/27/2011

President Obama on Friday (credit: CBS)

Colorado’s Education Commissioner In Washington For Obama’s Announcement

President Obama is pushing a plan to let states do away with part of the no child left behind education law.

09/24/2011

CBS4's Shaun Boyd talks with realtor Aaron Lebovic (credit: CBS)

Economy & Recession Will Dominate Obama’s Denver Visit

The economy and recession worries will dominate Obama’s Denver visit.

09/24/2011

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Unwise Conventional Wisdom

Conventional wisdom, which is generally made up of beliefs that are considered to be true by the majority, is often based on assumptions that haven’t been tested against history and facts. After giving the question some thought, I arrived at a few pieces of conventional wisdom that I disagree with.

09/22/2011

President Barack Obama addresses a Joint Session of Congress on Sept. 8, 2011. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Tax the Rich: Class Warfare or Math?

Taxing the rich will not singlehandedly make a difference to a country spending trillions on Social Security, Defense and Medicare. And ignoring them completely is not going to inspire millionaires to suddenly hire a fleet of unemployed Americans to rebuild our country.

09/20/2011

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