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Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson covers politics and the West from Denver. She can be reached at

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Rep. Lamar Smith, Texas Republican (Associated Press)

Obama's 'extreme climate-change agenda' blasted

Rep. Lamar Smith, chairman of the Science, Space and Technology Committee, threw cold water Wednesday on President Obama's Alaska climate-change tour, saying the president's proposed regulatory fixes have put him on "thin ice." Published September 2, 2015

Republican presidential candidate and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks at the RedState Gathering in Atlanta on Aug. 7, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama Justice Dept. backs Planned Parenthood against La. Gov. Jindal

The Obama administration has sided with Planned Parenthood in its effort to keep its contract with Louisiana, arguing in a court filing that the state's decision to defund the organization may be in violation of the federal Medicaid Act. Published September 1, 2015

Rep. Diana DeGette (AP Photo/File)

Planned Parenthood defenders demand release of unedited video footage

Defenders of Planned Parenthood called Monday for the release of the full footage from explosive undercover videos on its role in procuring aborted fetal tissue, while investigators countered that the missing video is from bathroom breaks and waiting periods. Published August 31, 2015