Lauren Boebert

Where Things Stand: Another Far-Right Rep Is Bringing Another Fake Grievance Issue To DC
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The domino effect is playing out much quicker than I expected.

I wrote just yesterday about far-right Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) bringing an on-its-face small potatoes issue to Congress, introducing a resolution — co-sponsored by 20 other Republicans — that would recognize the second place finisher of an NCAA women’s swimming tournament as the first place winner. Both of the impressive athletes are women. The first place winner is a trans women. Hence the discriminatory and socially backwards uproar.

On the same day, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) reportedly announced her plans to write a federal version of Florida’s homophobic “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

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Listen To This: Filibuster Progress?!

A new episode of The Josh Marshall Podcast is live! This week, Josh and Kate discuss Congress finally being on the verge of getting a filibuster carveout… but not for what you think.

You can listen to the new episode of The Josh Marshall Podcast here.

Where Things Stand: Progressives Issue Emotional Plea For Dems To Do Something About Boebert Prime Badge
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Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) introduced a resolution today, asking the House to kick Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) off her committee assignments for repeatedly and brazenly attacking Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) with racist and hateful anti-Muslim remarks.

It’s the culmination of weeks of frustration for Omar and fellow progressives, as congressional leadership does next to nothing to discipline the far-right Boebert for making racist jokes about Omar, who is a Muslim, and insinuating that the Minnesota Democrat’s religion somehow makes her a terrorist.

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Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association (NRA), speaks during a news conference in Washington.  The NRA, the powerful U.S. gun rights lobby, went on the offensive on Friday arguing that schools should have armed guards.
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