News Roundup: Another shutdown fight; Boebert ‘crossed a line’


Electing conspiracy-promoting extremists continues to prove a foolish, destructive idea.

In the news today: Another government shutdown battle. What’s the reason for this one? It doesn’t matter. It literally never matters.

In the meantime, Rep. Lauren Boebert is being called out by a Colorado paper for her ongoing, incoherent attacks on a Muslim colleague; former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows is now calling himself fake news rather than standing by the leaked book revelation that Trump had tested positive for COVID-19 before he showed up—and refused to be tested—at the last presidential debate; and a second look at the videos from that period make it pretty clear that Trump was both sick at the time and knew it. Just call him Typhoid Trump?

Here’s some of what you may have missed:

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