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Progressive Democrats pressure Nancy Pelosi to discipline Lauren Boebert

By Brian Soldysko, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A group of progressive Democrats on Wednesday ratcheted up pressure on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to punish firebrand conservative Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, whose recent comments likening a Muslim member of Congress to a bomb-carrying terrorist they decried as a “bigoted” incitement to violence that puts “an […]

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Turning outrage into power: How far right lawmakers like Lauren Boebert are changing the GOP

By Brian Slodysko, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy appears to have settled on a strategy to deal with a handful of Republican lawmakers who have stirred outrage with violent, racist and sometimes Islamophobic comments. If you can’t police them, promote them. The path to power for Republicans in Congress is now […]

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Silverman: Lauren Boebert has branded Muslim-Americans as enemy combatants

On Thanksgiving, Broncos fans joined an exceptionally large TV audience, watching the reviled Raiders play the sanctimonious Cowboys. Disdain for the self-proclaimed America’s Team, from so-called Big D, took root for me at Super Bowl XII. The Broncos-Raiders rivalry goes back further.  We rooted for Dallas this Turkey Day to enhance the Broncos’ 2021 AFC […]

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Littwin: No one is surprised a second Boebert video turns up — still bigoted, but with slightly different details

I was going to write today about the spread of the potentially deadly omicron variant of COVID-19, but I’m afraid there’s another dangerous virus making its rounds — threatening Colorado, threatening America, threatening to normalize bigotry, threatening democracy itself — that also must be addressed.  This virus, sadly, has no vaccine. No cure. I’m pretty […]

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In call with Ilhan Omar, Lauren Boebert refuses to publicly apologize for anti-Muslim remarks

By Brian Slodysko, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Days after firebrand conservative Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado was harshly criticized for making anti-Muslim comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat whom she likened to a bomb-carrying terrorist, the two spoke by phone. By both lawmakers’ accounts, it did not go well. Monday’s conversation, which […]

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Lauren Boebert apologizes to Muslims after her remarks about Ilhan Omar

By James Anderson, The Associated Press Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert apologized Friday for using anti-Muslim language in describing a recent encounter she had with Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. In her apology, Boebert didn’t address Omar’s criticism that Boebert made up her story about the encounter at the U.S. Capitol. Boebert tweeted that […]

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Colorado’s Jason Crow launches effort to boost police accountability, federal misconduct investigations

A Democratic congressman from Colorado introduced a bill Thursday that seeks to gather racial policing data from across the nation, create a federal task force to investigate local law enforcement misconduct and provide financial incentives to agencies that implement pilot programs to reduce wrongdoing.  “This should have happened a long time ago,” said U.S. Rep. […]