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House progressives and staffers ramp up pressure on Democratic leadership to take action against GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert

In this July 29, 2021, file photo, Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., speaks at a news conference held by members of the House Freedom Caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington.Andrew Harnik/AP Progressive lawmakers and staffers are pushing House Democratic leadership to punish Rep. Lauren Boebert.  Boebert made Islamophobic comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar in at least two public appearances.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi has argued it's the responsibility of Republicans to discipline their own members. Prog...
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130 officers have left Capitol Police since Jan. 6 insurrection, watchdog tells Senate hearing

About 130 Capitol Police officers have left since the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, which injured 140 officers, the inspector general told senators.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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200 officers have left Capitol Police since Jan. 6 insurrection, watchdog tells Senate hearing

About 200 Capitol Police officers have left since the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, which injured 140 officers, the inspector general told senators.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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200 officers left Capitol Police since Jan. 6 insurrection, watchdog tells Senate hearing

About 200 Capitol Police officers have left since the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, which injured 140 officers, the inspector general told senators.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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US Capitol Police has made a fraction of recommended changes since January 6, internal watchdog says

Only about one-quarter of recommended changes to US Capitol Police following the January 6 riot have been implemented, department Inspector General Michael Bolton told a Senate committee Tuesday.
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Ex-National Guard official says Army generals lied to Congress, alleging cover-up of decision to withhold troops from the Capitol on January 6

Members of the National Guard in Washington, DC, on January 6, after rioters broke into the US Capitol.AP Photo/John Minchillo Col. Earl Matthews said Army generals declined to send DC Guardsmen to the Capitol on January 6. Matthews accused Lt. Gen. Walter Piatt and Gen. Charles Flynn of later lying to Congress about that. In a new memo, Matthews called the two generals "absolute and unmitigated liars." A former official with the DC National Guard accused two US Army generals of lying to Cong...
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Ex-National Guard official says Army generals lied to Congress, alleging cover-up of decision to withhold troops from the Capitol on Jan. 6

Members of the National Guard in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021, after rioters broke into the US Capitol.AP Photo/John Minchillo In a new memo, Col. Earl Matthews said Army generals declined to send DC Guardsmen to the Capitol on Jan. 6. Lt. Gen. Walter Piatt and Gen. Charles Flynn later lied to Congress about that, Matthews said. Matthews called the two generals "absolute and unmitigated liars." A former official with the District of Columbia National Guard has accused two US Army genera...
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Mark Meadows downplays January 6 violence in new book, blaming 'a handful of fanatics'

Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.AP Photo/Patrick Semansky In his book, Mark Meadows downplays the Capitol riot as committed by "a handful of fanatics."  Trump's ex-chief of staff also defends the lie that the 2020 election was stolen.  Meadows recently agreed to cooperate with the House select committee probing the January 6 attack.  Mark Meadows downplays the Capitol riot in his forthcoming memoir, saying "a handful of fanatics" are behind the deadly January 6 insurrection...
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Doctors' scrubs and fetal photos: Protesters and counterprotesters gather as Supreme Court debates major abortion case

Abortion rights advocates and anti-abortion protesters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Washington, as the court hears arguments in a case from Mississippi, where a 2018 law would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, well before viability.Jacquelyn Martin/AP Protestors and counter-protestors gathered outside the Supreme Court as they began hearing arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization Wednesday.  Those who oppose abortio...
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After Boebert's Islamophobic comments, Ilhan Omar played an unsettling voicemail from an unknown man saying 'You will not live much longer'

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., plays a recording of a death threat left on her voicemail in the wake of anti-Islamic comments made last week by Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., who likened Omar to a bomb-carrying terrorist, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021.J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Reps. Omar, Tlaib, and Carson held a press conference following comments from Rep. Lauren Boebert.  Omar played a voicemail she received after Boebert's comments.  An unn...
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Democratic Muslim Reps. Omar, Tlaib, and Carson respond to Lauren Boebert's anti-Muslim comments: 'We are not anyone's scapegoat'

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar plays a voicemail containing an anti-Muslim message from an unknown person during a news conference addressing Islamophobic comments by Rep. Lauren Boebert on November 30, 2021.Elizabeth Frantz/Reuters Democratic Muslim Reps. Omar, Tlaib, and Carson held a press conference following comments from Rep. Lauren Boebert.  Last week, a video surfaced of Boebert suggesting Omar was a suicide bomber. Boebert could face action from House Democrats this week. Democratic Reps...
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Trump promotes lies about Ilhan Omar and suggests she apologize for 'abandoning' Somalia, which she fled as a child

Former President Donald Trump.Win McNamee/Getty Images Trump released a lie-filled statement about Omar in the wake of Boebert's Islamophobic comments. "Ilhan Omar should apologize ... for essentially abandoning her former country," he wrote. Boebert could face censure by the House of Representatives after a phone call with Omar went awry. Former President Donald Trump released a lie-filled statement on Tuesday demanding that Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota apologize for "abandoni...
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Trump launches lie-filled attack on Ilhan Omar calling on her to apologize for 'abandoning her former country' Somalia, which she fled as a young girl

President Donald Trump discusses the potential impact of Hurricane Michael during a meeting with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and FEMA Administrator Brock Long in the Oval Office of the White House on October 10, 2018 in Washington, DC.Win McNamee/Getty Images Trump released a lie-filled statement about Omar in the wake of Boebert's Islamophobic comments. "Congresswoman Ilhan Omar should apologize... for essentially abandoning her former country," he wrote. Boebert could f...
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House members descend into a Twitter brouhaha after Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene rips Rep. Nancy Mace as 'the trash in the GOP conference'

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, left, attacked her colleague Rep. Nancy Mace, right, on Twitter on November 30, calling her "the trash" of the House GOP conference.AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades, AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin The House GOP conference devolved into Twitter chaos on Tuesday morning.  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene called Rep. Nancy Mace "trash" for condemning Islamophobia from Rep. Lauren Boebert.  Mace used three emojis to call Taylor Greene "batshit crazy," with other members also chi...
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Lauren Boebert apologizes for Islamophobic story, but Omar says Pelosi and McCarthy 'need to take appropriate action'

Rep. Lauren Boebert puts on a transparent mask after a reminder from Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on October 21, 2021.Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images Lauren Boebert apologized to Ilhan Omar on Friday after making anti-Muslim comments during a campaign event. "I apologize to anyone in the Muslim community I offended with my comment about Rep. Omar," she said. After Boebert apologized, Omar insisted that House leadership "need to take appropriate action" Repub...
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Rep. Adam Kinzinger retweets Lauren Boebert's primary challenger after calling the Colorado lawmaker 'TRASH' for her Islamophobic story about Ilhan Omar

Republican Reps. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and Lauren Boebert of ColoradoTom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Kinzinger called fellow GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert "TRASH" over her anti-Muslim remarks. Boebert told a story about riding in an elevator with Omar, adding: "Well, she doesn't have a backpack. We should be fine." Kinzinger retweeted a Republican primary challenger to Boebert who said "help me take out the trash." Rep. Adam Kinzinger retweeted a primary challenger to fello...
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Rep. Adam Kinzinger retweets Lauren Boebert's primary challenger after calling the Colorado lawmaker 'TRASH' for her anti-Muslim story about Ilhan Omar

Republican Reps. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and Lauren Boebert of ColoradoTom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Kinzinger called fellow GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert "TRASH" over her anti-Muslim remarks. Boebert told a story about riding in an elevator with Omar, adding: "Well, she doesn't have a backpack. We should be fine." Kinzinger retweeted a Republican primary challenger to Boebert who said "help me take out the trash." Rep. Adam Kinzinger retweeted a primary challenger to fello...
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Capitol Police officer rips the right-wing's 'hypocrisy' of calling Kyle Rittenhouse a 'hero' while ignoring and insulting those who defended the Capitol

U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Harry Dunn testifies during the House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2021.Andrew Harnik/AP Photo A US Capitol Police officer excoriated the "hypocrisy" of prominent right-wing figures' response to the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict. Fox News' Laura Ingraham criticized LeBron James for having "mocked [Kyle Rittenhouse's] emotional testimony." But Ingraham mocked Dunn and other officers' harrowing...
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Fox News host Bret Baier dodges question about Tucker Carlson's controversial Capitol riot special: 'I don't want to go down this road'

Fox News host Bret Baier is seen on September 17, 2020.Alex Wong/Getty Bret Baier on Monday tried to evade a question on Tucker Carlson's January 6 Capitol riot special. The Fox News anchor was asked about the mini-series by network colleague Brian Kilmeade. "Brian, I don't want to go down this road," Baier said on Kilmeade's radio show. Fox News host Bret Baier dodged a question posed by his colleague, "Fox & Friends" host Brian Kilmeade, about primetime host Tucker Carlson's...
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We watched Tucker Carlson's Jan. 6 documentary so you don't have to. Here's why its whitewash of the Capitol insurrection makes no sense.

Fox News host and FOX Nation streaming host Tucker Carlson.FOX Nation Tucker Carlson's documentary on the Jan. 6 insurrection is riddled with errors and fallacies. A pair of longtime Fox News contributors recently resigned over the three-part streaming series. The film jumps to shaky conclusions and relies heavily on innuendo, not demonstrated evidence.  In the telling of Tucker Carlson's gloomy documentary, the Jan. 6 Capitol siege was inspired by Capitol Police and FBI informants, a...
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A Capitol police officer wished a 'Happy Veterans Day' to all who served - except those who were involved in the Capitol attack

U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Harry Dunn testifies during the House select committee. AP Photo/ Andrew Harnik, Pool A Capitol Police officer sent a sharp message to Capitol rioters in a Thursday Veterans Day tweet. Officer Harry Dunn wished service members a happy holiday, with one caveat. "EXCEPT THOSE WHO WERE INVOLVED IN THE JANUARY 6TH INSURRECTION," he tweeted. A Capitol Police officer delivered a pointed message to Capitol rioters in his seemingly innocuous Veterans Day tweet Thursday."Ha...
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Rep. Ilhan Omar says a man who called her office and said 'tell her I'm going to kill her today' has been convicted of threatening lawmakers

Ilhan Omar speaks with media gathered outside Mercado Central in Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 11, 2020. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images A Florida man was convicted Wednesday of threatening three lawmakers. Rep. Ilhan Omar said on Twitter her office was among those targeted with a death threat. The man was also convicted of calling another congressman and threatening to cut off his head. A 73-year-old man in Venice, Florida, has been convicted of threatening three members of Congress, and ...
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Exclusive: Inside the Capitol Police intelligence unit overhaul that caused confusion ahead of January 6

About two months before the January 6 riot, the US Capitol Police hired two outsiders to overhaul the department's intelligence operation, giving them control over a unit which had been plagued by inadequate training and a lack of clear standards for years.
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Donald Trump is trying to block the Jan. 6 committee from obtaining White House records. A new court filing reveals the documents he is trying to withhold.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump leaves Trump Tower in Manhattan on May 18, 2021 in New York City. James Devaney/GC Images Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit trying to prevent the Jan. 6 committee from obtaining certain White House files. A new court filing reveals the types of documents the former president is attempting to withhold. One former GOP congressman said the files are "surely embarrassing and probably indicting." Former President Donald Trump has been trying to block the House ...
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Capitol Police Feared Attack By Counterprotesters On Jan. 6, Plan Reportedly Reveals

A Capitol Police strategy document predicted that it would be counterprotesters who would attempt to gain access.
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'Tell Matt Gaetz to watch his back': Authorities arrest a California man they say left Florida congressman death threats

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., departs after attending a House Judiciary Committee closed door session with former White House counsel Don McGahn on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, June 4, 2021. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Authorities say Eugene Huelsman threatened Rep. Matt Gaetz in a voicemail on January 9. A federal jury in Pensacola, Florida, indicted Huelsman for his threat against Gaetz on May 18. An initial hearing for the case will be held Friday at a US District Court in Florida. Euge...
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The Washington DC resident who found a pipe bomb on January 6 initially thought it was something to recycle

A Capitol Police officer watches as Trump supporters gather outside the US Capitol on the morning of January 6, 2021. Photo by Cheriss May/Getty Images A Capitol Hill resident found the pipe bomb on January 6 near the Republican National Committee. At first, Karlin Younger thought it was a recyclable object - until she saw the caps and timer. Younger told her story to Insider as part of its massive Insurrection Day oral history project. Karlin Younger's wine-stained sweater was still ...
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Capitol Police division protecting congressional leadership was unprepared for January 6, department watchdog says

The US Capitol Police division tasked with protecting congressional leaders was understaffed, didn't have the right kind of equipment and lacked a comprehensive plan during the Capitol riot on January 6, a new department watchdog report says.
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Jan. 6 protest organizers say they met with GOP representatives such as Paul Gosar, Madison Cawthorn, and Lauren Boebert ahead of Capitol insurrection: report

Supporters of Donald Trump broke past Capitol Police into Capitol on January 6, 2021, in an attempt to stop the electoral vote certification. Photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images Two Jan. 6 protest organizers told Rolling Stone that they met with more than "a dozen" GOP representatives. They say they met with several members of Congress including Paul Gosar, Lauren Boebert, and Madison Cawthorn. It's unclear what exactly they discussed when meeting the representatives, but three of thos...
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Paul Gosar assured Jan. 6 protest organizers they would get a 'blanket pardon' while they were planning rallies: report

Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ) speaks at a news conference on January 7, 2016. Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage Rep. Paul Gosar offered protest organizers a "blanket pardon" to motivate them to plan rallies on Jan. 6, reported Rolling Stone. Gosar told the organizers he had spoken with former President Donald Trump about the pardons, which were never realized. The GOP congressman has defended US Capitol rioters before, saying they were "peaceful protestors." GOP congressman Paul Gosar enco...
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