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Cruz Blames Uvalde Shooting On School Having More Than One Door
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Where Things Stand: The Dark, Familiar Parallels Found In The NRA Response To Columbine
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Just a few days after gunmen entered Columbine High School in 1999 and murdered 13 students and adults, the National Rifle Association found itself in a situation darkly similar to what we’re seeing play out this week.

At the time, the gun group had plans to hold their annual national gathering just a few days after the school shooting that rocked a generation of Americans. And it was set to take place a few miles away from the scene of the massacre, in Denver.

As is the case today, NRA leaders ultimately opted to carry on with the planned convention, concerned that canceling it would rob officials of the opportunity to own the organization’s response to the tragedy, which was the deadliest school shooting during that decade in America.

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Texas GOPers Scheduled To Attend NRA Convention In Houston
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Anti-Choice GOPers Insist That Overturning Roe Is NBD, Actually, So Calm Down, Okay?!
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Listen to This: January 6 Deluge

A new episode of The Josh Marshall Podcast is live! This week, Josh and Kate talk about new revelations into what major Republican players were doing during and around the insurrection.

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

Where Things Stand: Fox News Won Out On Network Ratings During Hearings This Week
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It’s as if four particularly loud-mouthed Republicans knew the extent to which they were being watched.

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