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  1. Why are Rand Paul and Kamala Harris teaming up on a bill?
    Now that they're both in the Senate, Paul and Harris are teaming up on another criminal justice reform idea they know is popular back home and believe can find bipartisan support: providing aid to people who can't afford bail.
  2. Audit: Colorado’s Obamacare exchange making progress but needs to improve accounting
    After two scathing audits in the last three years, a new state report finds that Connect for Health Colorado is making progress in fixing its accounting troubles but still has purchases not properly documented.
  3. By a hair, Senate votes to debate GOP health care bill
    The Senate has voted to move ahead on health care legislation aimed at dismantling the Obama health law.
  4. Senators on hot mic: Trump is “crazy,” “I’m worried”
    At the end of a Senate subcommittee hearing on Tuesday morning, a senator forgot to switch off her mic and discussed the federal budget - and President Donald Trump's lack of familiarity with the details of governing.
  5. Cory Gardner votes to open debate on Senate GOP push to repeal Obamacare in down-to-the-wire tally
    U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner gave his first hint on where he stands on his chamber's initiative to undo the Affordable Care Act, voting yes Tuesday on a procedural vote that passed after going down to the wire.
  6. Michelle Obama to speak before thousands Tuesday night at the Pepsi Center
    Michelle Obama is in Denver to speak at an event sponsored by the Women's Foundation of Colorado to celebrate its 30th anniversary Tuesday night at the Pepsi Center. More than 8,000 people had bought tickets as of Tuesday morning. Obama's popularity led the organization to make more seats available.
  7. Longtime Aspen police officer to run against Joe DiSalvo for Pitkin County sheriff next year
    While the election for Pitkin County sheriff isn't until November 2018, longtime Aspen police officer Walter Chi said last week he plans to run against incumbent Joe DiSalvo.
  8. EPA chief taps taxpayer dollars for Colorado trip, weekend flights home
    WASHINGTON -- Records show the head of the Environmental Protection Agency spent weekends in his home state during his first three months in office, frequently flying to and from Oklahoma at taxpayer's expense.
  9. Cory Gardner remains mum hours ahead of expected Senate vote on health care
    Hours before the U.S. Senate was set to hold a critical vote Tuesday on health care, aides to U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said the Colorado Republican still hasn’t decided whether he would back it -- an approach that tracks with Gardner's weekslong avoidance of a definitive position.
  10. “I’m going to fire everybody:” Scaramucci threatens White House purge over leaks
    Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director, threatened on Tuesday to fire his entire staff in an effort to stem the leaking that has plagued President Trump's administration since almost the first day he took office.