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Perfect Colorado tree sought for U.S. Capitol

Perfect Colorado tree sought for U.S. Capitol

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., July 9 (UPI) -- Officials in Colorado said they are identifying candidate trees to send to Washington to become next December's U.S. Capitol Christmas tree.
Bill bans tax funds for party conventions

Bill bans tax funds for party conventions

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Sens. Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla., say they're sponsoring legislation to end funding to party conventions in presidential elections.

Colo. National Monument name in play

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo., May 9 (UPI) -- Colorado legislators are considering renaming the Colorado National Monument to avoid confusion for tourists, some of whom expect to see a statue.
State of the Union: Obama gives his third on Tuesday

State of the Union: Obama gives his third on Tuesday

President Obama gives his third State of the Union Tuesday against a backdrop of a still-sluggish jobs market and an electorate ready to glom onto signs of economic progress.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Vote sets up clash on terrorism detainees

Vote sets up clash on terrorism detainees

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate, ignoring a veto threat by President Obama, may move forward on legislation to require certain terrorism suspects be held by the military.

Senate rejects easing detainee policy

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Tuesday rejected a defense spending bill amendment that would have eased the policy on detainees captured as terror suspects on the battlefield.
Sen. Udall comes to defense of potatoes

Sen. Udall comes to defense of potatoes

DENVER, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A proposal to limit starch in U.S. school lunches has drawn fire from Colorado Sen. Mark Udall as being unfair to his state's $300 million potato industry.

Colorado's Udall wants more gun ranges

DENVER, July 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., say he aims to allocate federal funding for public shooting ranges.
Call for bipartisan State of Union seating

Call for bipartisan State of Union seating

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said Wednesday the House and Senate should abandon the custom of partisan seating arrangements for the State of the Union address.
Reform bill nears vote

Reform bill nears vote

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has called on his colleagues on Capitol Hill to wind down the debate on the financial reform bill.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Udall joins McCain call for nuclear power

Udall joins McCain call for nuclear power

ESTES PARK, Colo., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Senators John McCain and Mark Udall agreed on the need for increased use of nuclear power during a hearing on climate change in Colorado.

Hollywood women target U.S. Senate races

LOS ANGELES, June 18 (UPI) -- Female Hollywood power brokers are backing Democratic U.S. Senate candidates looking to take on GOP incumbents, sources told a political Web site.

Gaffe forces Senate candidate to pull ad

DENVER, May 15 (UPI) -- Former Rep. Bob Schaffer, R-Colo., yanked an ad for his U.S. Senate campaign because an image meant to show Pikes Peak actually showed Alaska's Mount McKinley.

Democrat McNulty confirms retirement plans

ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Rep. Michael McNulty, D-N.Y., announced his retirement from Congress Monday, making him the first Democrat to officially retire this cycle.

Peace activist gets 30 days for sit-in

WESTMINSTER, Colo., July 28 (UPI) -- An anti-war activist has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for refusing to leave the Westminster, Colo., office of U.S. Rep. Mark Udall, D-Colo.

Wilderness bill protects Colorado park

FORT COLLINS, Colo., May 15 (UPI) -- A bill proposed by Colorado's congressional delegation would protect Rocky Mountain National Park by designating 94 percent of the land as wilderness. Rep. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said he began introducing wilderness bills when he became a state representati

NASA aviation cuts could slow research

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Members of the U.S. Congress from both parties warned that cuts in aeronautics research at NASA could harm the U.S. aviation industry.

Udall will not run for Colo. governor

DENVER, March 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said he will not run for governor in 2006 but will run for the U.S. Senate in 2008, the Denver Post said Friday.

Udall will not run for Colorado governor

DENVER, March 3 (UPI) -- Rep. Mark Udall, D-Colo., announced Thursday that he will not run for Colorado governor next year.

Space Watch: Backing a bad Hubble decision

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- NASA officials have claimed they performed a risk analysis before deciding to cancel the last space-shuttle servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope, but no such analysis was ever done.
ROBERT ZIMMERMAN

GOP's Norton won't run for Colo. governor

DENVER, March 1 (UPI) -- Colorado Republican Lt. Gov. Jane Norton says she will not become a candidate to succeed retiring Gov. Bill Owens in 2006.

Professor''s resignation demanded

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A Colorado college professor has refused to take back a statement that people killed in the destruction of the World Trade Center were "little Eichmanns."

Analysis: Shuttle safety rules Hubble fate

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- The National Academy of Sciences' preliminary review of the Hubble Space Telescope repair issue has placed the question of space shuttle safety squarely at the center of the ongoing debate about the instrument's future.
FRANK SIETZEN, United Press International
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