GOP lawmaker says gays who get beat up are getting “normal consequences” for “perverse lifestyle”

Montana Sen. Theresa Manzella said LGBTQ people “play the protected class card” when they get beat up for holding hands in public. A Republican lawmaker in Montana said that LGBTQ people who get beat up for holding hands in public are receiving the “normal consequences associated with the choices they made” and said that LGBTQContinue reading “GOP lawmaker says gays who get beat up are getting “normal consequences” for “perverse lifestyle””

Oath Keepers in the State House: How a Militia Movement Took Root in the Republican Mainstream

A membership roster for the Oath Keepers, a violent extremist group whose followers have been charged in the Jan. 6 insurrection, includes state lawmakers, congressional candidates, and local government and GOP officials. North Carolina state representative Mike Clampitt swore an oath to uphold the Constitution after his election in 2016 and again in 2020. ButContinue reading “Oath Keepers in the State House: How a Militia Movement Took Root in the Republican Mainstream”

Huge California fire grows as Montana blaze threatens towns

California’s largest single wildfire in recorded history continued to grow after destroying nearly 550 homes while authorities in Montana ordered evacuations as a wind-driven blaze roared toward several remote communities. The dangerous fires are among some 100 large blazes burning Wednesday across 15 states, mostly in the West, where historic drought conditions have left landsContinue reading “Huge California fire grows as Montana blaze threatens towns”

California’s largest fire torches homes as blazes lash West

Flames racing through rugged terrain in Northern California destroyed multiple homes Saturday as the state’s largest wildfire intensified and numerous other blazes battered the U.S. West. The Dixie fire, which started July 14, had already leveled over a dozen houses and other structures when it tore through the tiny community of Indian Falls after dark.Continue reading “California’s largest fire torches homes as blazes lash West”

Republicans push to ban “discrimination” against unvaccinated people

State Republican lawmakers around the country are pushing bills — at least one of which has become law — that would give unvaccinated people the same protections as those surrounding race, gender and religion. Why it matters: These bills would tie the hands of private businesses that want to protect their employees and customers. But theyContinue reading “Republicans push to ban “discrimination” against unvaccinated people”

Majority of Americans Say GOP “Election Audits” Are Effort to Undermine Results

Most in the U.S. question the legitimacy of so-called election “audits,” like the one happening in Maricopa County, Arizona, according to new polling from Monmouth University. The poll asked respondents whether they felt audits of the 2020 presidential election, many of which are engaging in dubious activities, are “legitimate efforts to identify potential voting irregularities” orContinue reading “Majority of Americans Say GOP “Election Audits” Are Effort to Undermine Results”

‘Surreal’ and ‘Distressing’: Climate Experts’ Predictions Come True With US Heatwave

“The current heatwave and drought leave no doubt, we are living the dangerous effects of the climate crisis.” As what the National Weather Service described as “dangerous and record-breaking heat” affects 50 million people across the Western United States even before the first day of summer, climate experts and activists are using the hot conditions to reiterate warningsContinue reading “‘Surreal’ and ‘Distressing’: Climate Experts’ Predictions Come True With US Heatwave”

Arizona vote ‘audit’ data taken to mysterious ‘lab’ deep in the woods of Montana: CNN

Data collected from the widely criticized pro-Trump Arizona vote “audit” has now been shipped to a mysterious “lab” in Montana to be “forensically evaluated.” CNN reports that the data was shipped to property in Montana owned by Cipher LLC, a contractor hired by vote audit firm Cyber Ninjas to analyze data. However, the so-called lab’s exact location inContinue reading “Arizona vote ‘audit’ data taken to mysterious ‘lab’ deep in the woods of Montana: CNN”

Montana’s top prosecutor bans critical race theory programs

Montana’s top prosecutor issued an opinion Thursday labeling critical race theory and some antiracism programs taught in schools as “discriminatory” and said they violate federal and state law. Republican Attorney General Austin Knudsen’s decision bans the activities — which are also used for employee training — in the state. It came after Republican Superintendent ofContinue reading “Montana’s top prosecutor bans critical race theory programs”

Montana governor lifts mask mandate; medical officer resigns

Montana’s statewide mask mandate that had been in place since July was lifted Friday by Gov. Greg Gianforte. But some cities and counties are keeping local mask requirements because they think the governor’s move was premature. Gianforte, a Republican, promised the day after assuming office in January that he would lift the state’s mask mandateContinue reading “Montana governor lifts mask mandate; medical officer resigns”

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