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‘Tar baby’ lawmaker bans protests at his office

The Republican U.S. Representative from Colorado who compared President Barack Obama to a “tar baby” has implemented a no-protesting rule at his Colorado Springs office. During a radio interview late last month, Rep. Doug Lamborn said that Republicans shouldn’t participate in debt ceiling negotiations with the president because they would…

Congressman Lamborn apologizes for calling Obama a ‘tar baby’

Republican Representative Doug Lamborn of Colorado apologized Monday for saying that being associated with President Barack Obama would be like touching a “tar baby.” “Even if some people say, ‘Well the Republicans should have done this or they should have done that,’ they will hold the president responsible,” he said…

House panel votes to defund NPR after emergency GOP hearing

WASHINGTON – The House Rules Committee on Wednesday voted 6-5 to defund National Public Radio after an emergency hearing called by Republicans, sending the measure to the floor for debate Thursday. The committee examined and approved H.R. 1070, a bill designed “to prohibit Federal funding of National Public Radio,” the…

House Republicans call emergency meeting to defund NPR

The House Rules Committee will hold an emergency meeting Wednesday to consider legislation to permanently prohibit federal funding of National Public Radio (NPR) after conservative activist James O’Keefe released a video smearing the news organization. The bill, H.R. 1076, was introduced by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), who is leading the…

Fox News chief: NPR has ‘a kind of Nazi attitude’

Roger Ailes is clearly still holding a grudge against NPR for firing Juan Williams. In an interview published by The Daily Beast‘s Howard Kurtz Wednesday, the Fox News chairman attacked NPR as “Nazis.” As Fox News’ top “liberal” contributor, Williams had appeared on Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor in October…

Republicans to force vote on defunding NPR

Republicans in the House of Representatives will force a floor vote Thursday to defund NPR, a move they have been promising since the public broadcaster fired Juan Williams last month. House Republican Whip Eric Cantor and Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) made it clear in a statement Wednesday that their call…

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