1. In new poll, Colorado voters strongly favor death for Aurora theater shooting gunman
    A new poll finds Colorado voters, by a 2-to-1 ratio, believe convicted killer James Holmes deserves the death penalty.
  2. NSA to destroy controversial phone records
    The Obama administration has decided that the National Security Agency will soon stop examining — and will ultimately destroy — millions of American calling records it collected under a controversial program leaked by former agency contractor Edward Snowden.
  3. House leader "rules out" using Senate's highway bill
    House Republicans rebuffed their Senate counterparts Monday over must-pass highway legislation, setting the two chambers on a collision course days ahead of a crucial deadline in the midst of the summer driving season.
  4. Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal 'ridiculous' 'sad'
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran "ridiculous if it weren't so sad.
  5. Oklahoma court: Ten Commandments monument at Capitol must go
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court reaffirmed in a 7-2 decision Monday that a Ten Commandments monument on the state Capitol grounds is unconstitutional and must be removed.
  6. Quinnipiac poll finds Colorado voters oppose tougher gun laws
    A Quinnipiac University poll released Monday shows Colorado voters oppose tougher gun control laws, especially among men and Republicans.
  7. Colorado the latest battleground over states taking over federal land
    Nearly a year after Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob Beauprez argued that Colorado should fight for the right to control federal public lands, the debate has risen fast in Colorado and at least eight other Western states.
  8. The death penalty in Colorado: has there been enough conversation?
    The death-penalty phase of a trial is underway in Centennial, and a dealth-penalty case is just beginning in Denver.
  9. Republicans duke it out to make debate
    Candidates struggle to make their mark by targeting Trump and using TV to reach Top 10.
  10. Senior Republicans rebuke Sen. Ted Cruz for attacks
    Senior Senate Republicans lined up Sunday to rebuke Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for harshly criticizing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, an extraordinary display of intraparty division played out live on the Senate floor.
  11. Probe sought into Clinton private emails for suspected sensitive content
    The Justice Department on Friday said it has been notified of a potential compromise of classified information in connection with the private e-mail account that Hillary Clinton used while serving as secretary of state.
  12. President Barack Obama recalls father's legacy during Africa trip
    Fulfilling the hopes of millions of Kenyans, Barack Obama returned to his father's homeland Friday for the first time as U.S. president, a long-sought visit by a country that considers him a local son.