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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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"The attorneys general have appointed themselves to decide what is valid and what is invalid regarding climate change," House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith of Texas said at a press conference with other committee Republicans. "The attorneys general are pursuing a political agenda at the expense of scientists' right to free speech." (Associated Press)

AGs subpoenaed over prosecuting climate change skeptics

The House Science Committee chairman issued subpoenas Wednesday to two Democratic attorneys general over their pursuit of climate-change dissenters after the prosecutors refused to respond to the panel's previous requests for information. Published July 13, 2016

Newt Gingrich (Associated Press) **FILE**

Newt Gingrich wins Western straw poll for Donald Trump running mate

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich won Sunday's Republican vice presidential straw poll of attendees at the Western Conservative Summit. Mr. Gingrich, who took 194 votes, for 20 percent of the 985 votes cast, was followed by Sen. Tom Cotton, Arkansas Republican, who spoke Saturday at the three-day conference and took 148 votes, or 15 percent. Published July 3, 2016