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“We were trapped”: Rep. Jason Crow, others talk about lingering trauma of Jan. 6

By Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Long after most other lawmakers had been rushed to safety, they were on the hard marble floor, ducking for cover. Trapped in the gallery of the House, occupying balcony seats off-limits to the public because of COVID-19, roughly three dozen House Democrats were the last ones to […]

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Littwin: As the January 6 Capitol riot anniversary nears, we’re in no better shape one year later

As we approach the anniversary of the January 6 insurrection/attempted coup/riot/assault on democracy/pro-Trump demonstration gone awry/righteous protest to stop the steal/patriots come to save America/false flag operation, one thing is clear a year later — that Americans can’t begin to even agree on how to describe the assault.  And that’s just the beginning of the […]

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Lauren Boebert vows to stay her course as she seeks another term in Congress

GRAND JUNCTION — Far-right conservative firebrand Lauren Boebert announced Friday morning from the basement of a bank in Grand Junction that she is seeking a second term representing Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District. In an appearance that was toned down relative to a recent performance at a Turning Point USA conference where she strutted across a […]

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Telluride man accused of assaulting police during Jan. 6 riot

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press A man from Colorado and another from Florida who are accused of assaulting police officers in separate incidents during the Jan. 6. riot at the U.S. Capitol were being held in federal custody Wednesday. Mason Joel Courson, 26, of Tamarac, Florida, was arrested Tuesday in Florida and appeared in […]

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Littwin: It’s much easier to say that U.S. democracy is under attack than to figure out what to do about it

I have a young progressive friend who is working toward a Ph.D. and plans to be a professor of something or other. We’re coffee shop friends, and when we bump into each other, which is often, we usually take time to discuss the issues of the day and typically end our conversation — one nearly […]

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Another Colorado man accused of assaulting police outside U.S. Capitol during Jan. 6 riot

Another Colorado man was arrested and is facing federal charges after authorities say he joined other rioters in pushing a large metal sign into police defending the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, according to court documents. Thomas Patrick Hamner, 48, of Peyton was arrested in Colorado Springs and charged with engaging in physical violence in […]