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Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson covers politics and the West from Denver. She can be reached at [email protected].

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Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel addresses Hispanic business owners and community members at the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce in Lansing, Mich., in this May 5, 2017, file photo. (AP Photo/Christopher Hermann, File)

RNC chairwoman blasts Michelle Obama on Twitter

Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel on Thursday accused former first lady Michelle Obama of making a "false accusation" by declaring that the GOP is exclusively populated by white men. Published October 5, 2017

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2014 file photo, Dave Archambault II, chairman of the Standing Rock Reservation in the Dakotas, sits at his desk in Fort Yates, N.D. The American Indian leader who spearheaded opposition to the four-state Dakota Access pipeline has been ousted as Standing Rock Sioux chairman. The unofficial vote count in Wednesday's tribal election shows that Dave Archambault got 37 percent of the vote and Mike Faith got 63 percent. Archambault conceded defeat in a statement Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, saying he'll "continue to advocate for the issues facing our community." (AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom, File)

Standing Rock tribe votes out pipeline protest leader

Dave Archambault II, the tribal chairman who urged activists to "stand with Standing Rock" against the Dakota Access pipeline, has been overwhelmingly defeated in his reelection bid to lead the protest-weary tribe. Published September 28, 2017

In this July 7, 2017, file photo, France's President Emmanuel Macron talks with U.S. President Donald Trump after the family photo on the first day of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

Alliance of blue states vows to meet Paris climate goals without Trump

The governors of two dozen liberal states, described as the economic equivalent of "the third largest country in the world," said Wednesday they are on track to meet their share of the Paris climate agreement despite President Trump's decision to withdraw. Published September 20, 2017