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  1. MOOCs Lead to Massive Data CollectionRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | The Heartland Institute

    Students enrolled in Massive Open Online Courses may be subject to mass data collection by private companies. MOOCs are made available through schools and universities, as well as private, for-profit businesses such as Coursera and nonprofit organizations like edX.


  2. Part 1: 'Toothless:' How the Watchdog Press Became a Government LapdogRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | American Reporter

    Hoping to jump-start the American economy and restore sagging consumer and corporate confidence, President Barack Obama today signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act . It is, in his words, "the most sweeping economic recovery act in our history."


  3. Want to ban fracking? Be ready to pay up under Colorado Legislature billRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Business Journal

    Counties that enact a ban on fracking would have to compensate the owners of mineral rights under a bill Rep. Perry Buck , R-Windsor, plans to introduce during the 2015 legislative session. "It's only fair, if you have an asset like mineral rights, that you're allowed to receive the value for it," Buck said.


  4. Trying to grok Congress and cannabisRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Boulder Weekly

    It's impossible to understand the labyrinthine rhyme or reason behind any part of the Goliath spending bill passed by Congress to keep the government running another year.


  5. The Colbert Report Ten Funniest Videos About ColoradoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Denver Westword

    Stephen Colbert isn't going anywhere -- other than CBS, where he's been chosen to take over the Late Night franchise from David Letterman. But tonight, he's scheduled to broadcast his final episode of his signature show, The Colbert Report , on which he's given Colorado a lot of love over the years.


  6. Boulder firm hosts researcher looking at pot, vets and PTSDRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Colorado Daily

    Sue Sisley passed through Boulder on Tuesday as part of a two-day cram course in marijuana production Colorado-style, which she hopes will be highlighted with her being awarded a $2 million grant from the state for a study of pot's effectiveness in treating veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. Sisley, a psychiatrist, earned headlines in Arizona earlier this year when she says she was stripped of her post as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, with the cancelation of three contracts.


  7. Congress: Tax Marijuana on a Federal Level?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | High Times

    While it is painfully obvious the US government is in no hurry to repeal prohibition and establish a taxed and regulated marijuana market, that hasn't stopped a handful of progressive lawmakers from introducing legislation aimed at making the concept a reality in the near future. However, while most pot-savvy citizens are aware that Uncle Sam is sitting on proposals that could turn the war on marijuana into the next industrial revolution, few understand how the product would be taxed.


  8. Congress Secretly Voted Themselves A CRomnibus Luxury Car PerkRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | OpEdNews

    Over the weekend, the CRomnibus budget deal passed the Senate by a 56-40 margin after narrow approval by the House. The outcome is a win for big corporations and wealthy campaign donors, and a huge letdown for 99% of Americans, who once again have been shafted by back-room negotiations and legislation written to favor the rich and powerful.


  9. Mentoring Minds Takes the Privacy Pledge, Emphasizing Long-Term...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | PRWeb

    At Mentoring Minds, protecting the privacy of student information is a long-term high priority and signing the Pledge is an opportunity to re-articulate that commitment along with other education leaders. Mentoring Minds, a national provider of K-12 educational resources, announced today it signed the Privacy Pledge, an initiative of The Future of Privacy Forum and the Software & Information Industry Association designed to safeguard privacy regarding the collection, maintenance and use of student personal information.


  10. Spending bill includes $1,000 monthly subsidy for Congress to pay for their carsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 |

    After much debate, both the House and Senate were able to come to an agreement late Saturday night on a spending bill that will fund the government through September of 2015. While there was vocal opposition on both sides, there was enough support to send the bill to President Obama's desk.


  11. Gutierrez enrolls immigrants while evangelizing RepublicansRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Illinoisreview

    Liberal Democrat Congressman Luis Gutierrez said Friday that it would be difficult for a future president to repeal President Obama's deferred deportation program if enough illegal immigrants sign up. "The more people to sign up, the more unlikely you'll ever unravel this," Gutierrez said on MSNBC's "The Rundown" with Jose Diaz-Balart.


  12. White House silent on privacy debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | The Hill

    Here's an interesting question. What do Jimmy Kimmel, the Death Star, major league baseball and home brewing all have in common? The White House has responded to public petitions dealing with each of these subject matters.


  13. Ford, Magna, Verizon commit $2 million to bring 10 transportation-related startups to DetroitRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Automotive News

    Bill Ford: "We're seeing some of most exciting consumer products and services on market today coming from innovative startup companies." DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co., Magna International Inc. and Verizon Telematics are sponsoring what is being billed as Techstars Mobility, Driven by Detroit, an accelerator program to foster innovative transportation-related startups.


  14. Top Democrat Admits: Not One Member Of House Rules Committee Actually ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 |

    House Rules Committee ranking Democratic member Rep. Louise Slaughter admitted at the opening of the House Rules Committee hearing on Speaker John Boehner's 1,603-page omnibus spending bill that nobody had actually read the bill before the hearing. "There's some things I think I really have to say about this, mostly process, 1,600 pages right here" Slaughter said as she gestured toward the bill.


  15. The House Day Care Waitlist Isn't Getting Any ShorterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Roll Call

    The benefits of early childhood education are clear. So why are more working families unable take advantage of it? At Wednesday's White House Summit on Early Childhood Education, President Barack Obama announced a $1 billion investment in education for children under five years old.


  16. Part 1: 'Toothless:' How the Watchdog Press Became a Government LapdogRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 9 | American Reporter

    Hoping to jump-start the American economy and restore sagging consumer and corporate confidence, President Barack Obama today signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act . It is, in his words, "the most sweeping economic recovery act in our history."


  17. Gibson says ENDA 'not going to become law this Congress'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Washington Blade

    A Republican supporter of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act affirmed Tuesday night long-pursued legislation to bar employers from discriminating against LGBT workers won't become law before the year is out. Rep. Chris Gibson , one of eight House Republican co-sponsors of ENDA, made the assessment about the bill during brief remarks at a "Voices of Hope" LGBT reception hosted by the group Human Rights First at the Newseum in D.C. "With the ENDA bill, disappointingly it's not going to become law this Congress, but the fight continues as we move into the 114th Congress," Gibson said.


  18. Computer Science Education Week Launches in BoulderRead the original story

    Monday Dec 8 | PressReleasePoint

    ... will celebrate the start of CSED and enable attendees to learn more about the week's programs. Representative Jared Polis will deliver a special message, and his Colorado Chief of Staff, Lisa Kaufmann, will be in attendance. Other events throughout ...


  19. 5 WTF Marijuana Moments of 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | High Times

    It was a banner year for marijuana in politics, with market legalization in Oregon and Alaska, personal legalization in Washington DC and South Portland, Maine, decriminalization in two New Mexico counties and six Michigan cities, and medical marijuana in Guam and Florida . That also means it was a banner year for the prohibitionists to take to the airwaves, print, and online media to proclaim the devastation wrought by legalization in Washington and Colorado and to forecast the destruction the new marijuana policies will bring.


  20. Labor Department issues rules to protect LGBT workers - Good start,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | Seattle Gay News

    Obama's order charged the Labor Department with updating federal rules prohibiting discrimination by companies that do business with the federal government. Sexual orientation and gender identity were added to the list of prohibited forms of discrimination.