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After Acquittals, Federal Prosecutors Prepare For Second Malheur Trial

Acquitted in Oregon last Thursday, Ammon Bundy and his brother Ryan still face assault, conspiracy and other charges from a separate armed standoff in 2014 in Nevada.

October 30, 2016
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Why Trump Terrifies The Republicans Who Created Him And His Movement

Even if Republican officials don’t fully grasp the foulness of Trump’s end game, they must have begun to realize that he poses an existential threat to them.

October 20, 2016

Militias Patrolling Texas Border Draw Scrutiny, Concern

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times HOUSTON — Masked militias have arrived in South Texas with semi-automatic rifles and tactical gear, causing a stir not only in border communities, but also among state officials. News of the militias has spread at a time when the border has grown more militarized in response to an influx of […]

August 1, 2014

This Week In Crazy: Meet The Donald Sterling Truthers, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. Mike Vanderboegh Most of the Republican Party and the media moved on from erstwhile right-wing hero Cliven Bundy after he revealed himself to […]

May 2, 2014

At Scene Of Nevada Ranch Standoff, ‘Citizen Soldiers’ Are On Guard

By John M. Glionna and Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times BUNKERVILLE, Nev. — The first thing you see on the drive to Cliven Bundy’s ranch are the American flags _ tied to roadside guardrails, flapping in a hard desert wind. At a bend in state Route 170 sits the so-called Patriot Checkpoint, evidence of the […]

April 25, 2014

Bundy Standoff Is A Fox News Costume Drama

One thing about that mangy posse of anti-government crackpots camped out at Cliven Bundy’s place in the Nevada desert: Most don’t know a thing about cattle ranching. See, it’s calving season across most of the country. No rancher worthy of the name is going to run off leaving his cows to fend for themselves while […]

April 23, 2014