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
DNC chair says Reps. Majorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert 'may as well' have been wearing trash bags during their State of the Union antics
"It was that sitting in the garage for a week type of trash," Jaime Harrison wrote, calling Boebert and Greene "juvenile deliquents" in another tweet.news.yahoo.com
Lauren Boebert Embarrasses Herself With State of the Union Outburst
EVELYN HOCKSTEINRep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) attempted to make Tuesday night’s State of the Union address all about herself—only to get booed by her colleagues as President Joe Biden solemnly talked about his son dying of cancer and military veterans suffering from burn pit exposure.Towards the end of his speech, the president turned his attention to an issue that has drawn bipartisan support and attention: increased care for soldiers who have suffered the effects of toxic exposure.As he announcednews.yahoo.com
Boebert outburst on Afghanistan jolts State of the Union
As President Joe Biden was coming to the end of his State of the Union address Tuesday night, a somber moment about his son’s death turned into a stunning outburst by one of the Republicans' most outspoken members. Delivering the loudest heckling of Biden during the speech, Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado blamed Biden for the 13 service members who were killed during the U.S. withdrawal in Afghanistan. It was just the latest breach of decorum for a presidential address, an annual event where unruly behavior by lawmakers has become almost expected.news.yahoo.com
Boebert asked Jewish visitors to Capitol if they were doing 'reconnaissance': report
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) reportedly asked a group of Jewish individuals who were visiting the Capitol if they were there to do "reconnaissance," the visitors told BuzzFeed News.Boebert is said to have seen the group of visitors on Thursday, looked at them "head to toe" and asked if they were visiting the Capitol to do "reconnaissance," one person who saw the interaction told the outlet."You know, I'm not sure to be offended or not," one of...news.yahoo.com
Ocasio-Cortez criticizes GOP for 'projecting their sexual frustrations' at her
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Friday shot back at criticisms from right-wing figures after a photo of her on vacation with her boyfriend in Florida was shared online, suggesting that her critics stop "projecting their sexual frustrations" on her.Steve Cortes, a former Trump campaign adviser, shared a photo on Twitter on Friday of Ocasio-Cortez in public with her boyfriend Riley Roberts vacationing in Florida.Cortes attacked Ocasio-...news.yahoo.com
Ocasio-Cortez: Democrats need to to 'crack down' on 'old boys club' in Senate
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Monday called on Democrats to "crack down on the Senate," which she likened to "an old boys club."The progressive lawmaker in an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" slammed the chamber's inability to pass voting rights legislation because of GOP-led filibusters.Ocasio-Cortez has previously called on the Senate to abolish the filibuster, a move that moderate Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (...news.yahoo.com
The uncomfortable truth 9News' Kyle Clark wants Colorado media to confront
9News anchor Kyle Clark is admitting an uncomfortable truth — and challenging local news outlets to find a solution.The intrigue: In commentary for his prime time "Next" show, Clark acknowledged that his NBC-affiliated TV station covers U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Rifle) differently than any other elected official in Colorado.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free"We hold Congresswoman Boebert to a far lower standard," Clark said. "Ifnews.yahoo.com
Turning outrage into power: How far right is changing GOP
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. The path to power for Republicans in Congress is now rooted in the capacity to generate outrage. The alarming language, and the fundraising haul it increasingly produces, is another example of how Donald Trump, the former president, has left his mark on politics, changing the way Republicans rise to influence and authority.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.