The Election Conspiracy Theories Driving Tina Peters to Run in Colorado

The county clerk has been consumed by election conspiracy theories, lionized by a movement and indicted in a bizarre scheme. Will Republicans nominate her to run elections in Colorado?

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In Boebert’s District, as Elsewhere, Democrats Surge into G.O.P. Primary

Thousands of Democrats in Western Colorado are voting in the primary on Tuesday against Representative Lauren Boebert, part of a broader effort to defeat far-right Republicans.

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To Defeat Boebert, Some Colorado Democrats Change Their Registration

Thousands of Democrats in Western Colorado are voting in the primary on Tuesday against Representative Lauren Boebert, part of a broader effort to defeat far-right Republicans.

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Colorado to Examine Lauren Boebert’s Mileage Claims and Tax Liens

The state’s attorney general has referred for review a fraud complaint from the group that targeted Representative Madison Cawthorn, in a sign of trouble for the first-term congresswoman.

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McCarthy Feared G.O.P. Lawmakers Put ‘People in Jeopardy’ After Jan. 6

New audio recordings reveal Kevin McCarthy worried that comments by his far-right colleagues could incite violence. He said he would try to rein in the lawmakers, but has instead defended them.

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New Details Underscore House G.O.P. Role in Jan. 6 Planning

A court filing and newly disclosed text messages provide additional evidence of how closely some fervent pro-Trump lawmakers worked with the White House on efforts to overturn the election.

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In Greene and Boebert, Democrats See a Helpful Political Target

The antics of Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert, as well as recent stumbles by Republicans, have drawn unflattering attention to their party.

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Republican Recriminations Point to a Rocky Path to a House Majority

Simmering tensions between the far-right flank and more traditional conservatives burst into the open on Tuesday, while Republican leaders stayed silent.

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Boebert Reaches Out to Omar After Incendiary Video, Escalating a Feud

Representative Lauren Boebert made an overture to Representative Ilhan Omar after suggesting that the Muslim lawmaker was a terrorism threat. The call did not go well.

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The Meaning of Gosar’s AOC Anime Video

Dissecting the visual aspects of the violent video circulated by Representative Paul Gosar.

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McCarthy Threatens Technology Firms That Comply With Riot Inquiry

The top House Republican said his party would retaliate against any company that cooperated with an order to preserve the phone and social media records of G.O.P. lawmakers.

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Mark McCloskey and the Triumph of the Anti-Legislator

Representatives Mo Brooks and Marjorie Taylor Greene care more about culture warring than lawmaking. Will Mark McCloskey join them?

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Fund-Raising Surged for Republicans Who Sought to Overturn the Election

The lawmakers, who encouraged their followers to protest in Washington on Jan. 6, have capitalized on the riot to draw huge campaign donations.

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Our Firearms Problems Just Keep Piling Up

The gun crazies go wild and children die from curious trigger fingers.

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Boulder Shooting Revives Gun Control Debates

Gabrielle Giffords, the former representative from Arizona, was among those sharing messages of support for the victims.

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What to Know About the Colorado Grocery Store Shooting

Ten people were killed in the attack at a supermarket in Boulder, Colo., including a police officer, the authorities said.

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As Republicans Shun Vaccines, Congress Toils to Return to Normal

A quarter of lawmakers have yet to receive a coronavirus vaccine, even though they have been available since December.

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With Disruption and Trolling, Greene Reflects G.O.P.’s Shift

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene said being booted from committees left more time for her to push her party to the right. She’s part of a new wave of lawmakers more interested in brand-building than lawmaking.

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Republican Ties to Extremist Groups Are Under Scrutiny

A number of members of Congress have links to organizations and movements that played a role in the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol.

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After Capitol Riot, Republican Ties to Extremist Groups Are Under Scrutiny

A number of members of Congress have links to organizations and movements that played a role in the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol.

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A Republican Lawmaker for Whom the Spectacle Is the Point

Rep. Lauren Boebert represents an increasingly clamorous faction of the party that carries Mr. Trump’s anti-establishment message and is ready to break all norms in doing so.

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How Republicans Fanned the Flames Before US Capitol Building Riot

A “1776 moment”: Several of the president’s closest allies in Congress used bellicose language to urge their supporters to attend the Jan. 6 rally that turned into a deadly riot.

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Black Lives Matter Meets QAnon as Newest Members of Congress Arrive

The freshman class of the 117th Congress, featuring a new crop of conservative women and an ascendant left, is attending an unusual pandemic-era orientation.

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QAnon Supporter Marjorie Taylor Greene Is Headed to Congress

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s victory in Georgia underscores an uncomfortable truth for Republicans: The 2020 election brought QAnon into their party.

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Freedom as the Muzzle of a Glock

In western Colorado, the election is about “not having the government think for us, the right to protect ourselves.”

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