Colorado Democrats call for new national monument in Rockies
Top Colorado Democrats on Friday asked President Joe Biden to declare a new national monument in the heart of their state's Rocky Mountains. In a letter to Biden, the state's two Democratic senators, Democratic governor and Democratic congressman who represents the area asked for Biden to create a Camp Hale - Continental Divide National Monument. The preserve would be centered on Camp Hale outside of Vail, where the legendary 10th Mountain Division trained for alpine warfare during World War II. Many of the soldiers returned to Colorado to play a pivotal role in founding the state's ski industry.news.yahoo.com
Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' law fuels anti-LGBTQ hate online
Research that analyzed social media posts finds that hateful references to gays, lesbians and other LGBTQ people surged online after Florida passed a law that bars instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade.
Kinzinger hits back at Boebert’s church and state remarks: ‘We must oppose the Christian Taliban’
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) on Wednesday criticized comments that Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) made on Sunday in which she called for ending the separation of church and state in the United States. Boebert said in a speech at the Cornerstone Christian Center in Basalt, Colo., that she is “tired” of the principle and falsely claimed…news.yahoo.com
Boebert says she is ‘tired’ of separation between church and state: ‘The church is supposed to direct the government’
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) says she is “tired” of the longstanding separation between church and state in the U.S., adding that she believes “the church is supposed to direct the government.” In a Sunday speech at the Cornerstone Christian Center in Basalt, Colo., ahead of her primary election on Tuesday, Boebert argued that “the government…news.yahoo.com
US House: Boebert primary, runoffs, incumbent vs. incumbent
In Colorado, Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert, one of the most polarizing members of Congress, is trying to beat back a challenge from a more mainstream Republican in her primary Tuesday. Two Republican House incumbents from Mississippi are facing primary runoffs to keep their seats, including one who voted in favor of a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. In Illinois, Republican Rep. Mary Miller, who called the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade a “historic victory for white life” during a rally with former President Donald Trump — her spokesperson said she misspoke — is going up against a fellow GOP incumbent.news.yahoo.com
Lauren Boebert Baffled by ‘Bricks’ Belonging to a Construction Site
Zachary Petrizzo for The Daily BeastRight-wing media has long been convinced any pallets of bricks are solely the property of anti-fascist activists. And on Friday night, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) was tripped up over the conspiracy theory. “@CapitolPolice why are there 20 pallets of bricks one block from the House Office Buildings?” Boebert tweeted, apparently alluding to the standard bricks the right believes are owned by potential antifa activists.Yet as it turned out, the bricks are part ofnews.yahoo.com
Chasten Buttigieg knocks Boebert after her ‘shoutout’ to America’s dads
Chasten Buttigieg on Wednesday called out Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) for recently tweeting her support for America’s fathers despite having “attacked” his husband, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, when he was at the hospital with their son last year. Chasten said he and Buttigieg’s “two-month-old son was on a ventilator at the children’s hospital when…news.yahoo.com
Rep. Lauren Boebert called Biden's infrastructure bill 'wasteful' and 'garbage.' Now she wants $33 million in infrastructure funding for a new bridge.
On Monday, Boebert sent a letter to US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg strongly supporting the South Bridge Project in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.news.yahoo.com
Lauren Boebert taking legal action over Dem PAC's 'false and disgusting claims' that she was 'paid escort'
The attorney for Rep. Lauren Boebert sent a letter to the American Muckrakers PAC's David Wheeler about the "false and defamatory statements" claiming the congresswoman was an escort.news.yahoo.com
Liberals Rush to Spread Bogus Lauren Boebert Escort and Abortion Rumors
EVELYN HOCKSTEINDemocrats have seized on a political action committee’s allegations that Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) worked as a prostitute and had multiple abortions—claims that rest on zero actual evidence.On Tuesday, American Muckrakers PAC, co-founded by Democrat and former North Carolina state Senate candidate David Wheeler, published allegations claiming that Boebert had previously worked as an escort on a sugar-daddy website and underwent at least two abortions, one of which was related tonews.yahoo.com
Trump family must testify in New York fraud investigation, appeals court rules
An appeals court ruled that Donald Trump and two of his children, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump, must comply with subpoenas and testify in a civil investigation by the New York attorney general's office. CBS News investigative reporter Graham Kates shares the latest on "Red and Blue."news.yahoo.com
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Lauren Boebert should 'quit' instead of 'acting like a useless piece of furniture when babies are shot with AR15s'
"Why even be in Congress if you don't believe in doing your job?" Ocasio-Cortez replied after Boebert tweeted: "You cannot legislate away evil."news.yahoo.com
House Republicans ask Twitter to save records from Elon Musk’s bid
Placeholder while article actions loadA group of House Republicans has asked Twitter’s board of directors to preserve all correspondence related to Elon Musk’s proposed takeover, according to a letter released Friday. On Thursday, Musk said he had secured $46.5 billion in financing to support his bid for the social media platform. The Tesla chief executive launched his hostile takeover bid earlier this month, saying he thinks Twitter is essential to a functioning democracy. Many Republicans, including Jordan and Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) have cheered Musk’s bid, characterizing the billionaire as a crusader for free speech. AdvertisementTensions have been brewing between Republicans and Twitter for years, with conservatives accusing the site of censoring their voices.washingtonpost.com
Rep. Lauren Boebert suggested that Americans in the LGBTQ+ community should be 21 before they can make 'life-altering decisions about their sexuality and identity'
"We require people to be 21 to purchase alcohol beverages, and 21 to purchase tobacco products," Boebert tweeted on Friday.news.yahoo.com
EXPLAINER: Why Congress is looking closely at Jan. 6 rally
The House panel investigating the Jan_ 6 Capitol insurrection has focused some of its early work on the planning behind a massive rally at which President Donald Trump falsely claimed to have won reelection and told his supporters to “fight like hell.”.
Haunted by mass violence, Colorado confronts painful history
On Wednesday, Reinfeld was reeling from the latest mass shooting even closer to home, after authorities say a 21-year-old gunned down shoppers at a local grocery store. “I could see at some point leaving because of all this,” said Reinfeld, a gun control activist. But it's also been haunted by shootings that have helped define the nation's decades-long struggle with mass violence. The Aurora shooting brought that terror from schools to a movie theater. After each of Colorado's biggest massacres, the local gun control movement has gained heartbroken new recruits.
Democratic-led House makes conservation push with lands bill
Republicans said the wilderness area designations would restrict use of those lands and make them more susceptible to catastrophic forest fires. It is one of the largest land-protection packages Congress has ever considered and covers almost 3 million acres of public lands, overwhelmingly in Colorado, California, Washington and Arizona. The ideological split over the bill was evident as the congressional delegation from Colorado debated the measure on the House floor. The legislation encompassed bills from Rep. Joe Neguse and DeGette that would affect more than 1 million acres of public lands in the state. “I prefer public lands with many uses," he said.
Texas blackouts fuel false claims about renewable energy
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)With millions of Texas residents still without power amid frigid temperatures, conservative commentators have falsely claimed that wind turbines and solar energy were primarily to blame. “We should never build another wind turbine in Texas,” read a Tuesday Facebook post from Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller. Still a variety of misleading claims spread on social media around renewable energy, with wind turbines and the Green New Deal getting much of the attention. AdA viral photo of a helicopter de-icing a wind turbine was shared with claims it showed a “chemical” solution being applied to one of the massive wind generators in Texas. On top of that, while Texas has ramped up wind energy in recent years, the state still relies on wind power for only about 25% of its total electricity, according to ERCOT data.
A fluke or the future? Boebert shakes up Colorado district
But unlike Greene, Boebert doesn't hail from an overwhelmingly GOP, safe district. But unlike Greene, Boebert doesn't hail from an overwhelmingly GOP, safe district. The question strategists in Colorado and elsewhere in this divided country are asking is whether Boebert is a fluke — or the future. AdIn an interview, Boebert said the district's voters are eager for disruption. Boebert insists she and the rest of the first-term class of lawmakers are the future, even in districts like hers.
Gun-toting congresswoman-elect may carry Glock at Capitol
The agency's officials did not answer directly when Democrats on the House Committee on Administration asked in 2018 how many lawmakers carry firearms in the Capitol. Aides can carry lawmakers’ weapons for them on the Capitol complex, he wrote. He said members and their staffs carry firearms around the Capitol “all the time,” though he mentioned no names. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., chairman of the House Second Amendment Caucus, justified letting lawmakers carry weapons. Its officers routinely arrest people caught trying to carry weapons at the Capitol.