Tag Archives: Idaho

Justice Department Sues Idaho Over Anti-Abortion Law

The Associated Press reports: The Justice Department on Tuesday filed a lawsuit that challenges Idaho’s restrictive abortion law, arguing that it conflicts with a federal law requiring doctors to provide pregnant women medically necessary treatment that could include abortion. The federal government brought the lawsuit seeking to invalidate the state’s “criminal prohibition on providing abortions as applied to women suffering …

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Lindell: Idaho’s Republican Gov Stole The GOP Primary

The Idaho Press reports: Mike Lindell, known as the MyPillow guy, is back at it again — suggesting there’s voter fraud in Idaho despite Republican and Democratic assurances that the state’s elections are fair and accurate. Idaho’s May primary had a number of high-profile races, but none more so than the governor’s race pitting against each other Gov. Brad Little …

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Extremist Pastor Claims Patriot Front Are Secretly Antifa Even Though At Least One Of Them Attends His Church

Religion News Service reports: Shortly after 31 members of a white nationalist group were arrested in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, over the weekend, pastor and former Washington state lawmaker Matt Shea claimed on Facebook the men were members of antifa, or anti-fascist demonstrators. “This attempted ambush from antifa was thwarted,” said Shea, who has previously espoused Christian nationalism and has suggested …

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Cultists Target Idaho Cops With Death Threats, Doxxing

NBC News reports: Idaho police said they’ve received death threats since arresting 31 men affiliated with white nationalist group Patriot Front near an annual LGBTQ+ event over the weekend. Coeur d’Alene Police Chief Lee White spoke to reporters Monday, saying that his department has fielded about 149 calls in the aftermath of the arrests. Officers have also received threats of …

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Armed Extremists Menace Idaho Pride Event, White Nationalist “Patriot Front” Mob Arrested By Riot Police

From a June 3rd report by the New Republic: In the last month, two very different videos, both threatening to confront Pride celebrations with armed protest or “hunting” LGBTQ people and allies, have raised fears of how Republicans in state legislatures have enabled an environment for anti-LGBTQ violence and emboldened far-right extremists. At the end of April, GOP Idaho state …

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Idaho Hospital Sues Ammon Bundy For Defamation

Law & Crime reports: St. Luke’s Health System and St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center sued Ammon Bundy, his campaign for Idaho governor, his consultant Diego Rodriguez, and three of his organizations—Freedom Man Press, LLC, Freedom Man PAC, and People’s Rights Network—for defamation and harassment on Wednesday. The hospital alleges that campaign depended on Bundy and his followers using “slick marketing …

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Idaho Gov Candidate: “Christ Will Reign” When I Win

Raw Story reports: Idaho’s right-wing Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin vowed that “Christ will reign” if she is elected governor. The lieutenant governor is looking to unseat incumbent Gov. Brad Little, also a Republican, and she’s drawn the endorsement of former president Donald Trump after she defended him during an appearance on Tucker Carlson’s program on Fox News, and she has …

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Speaker At ID Gov Candidate’s Rally: Enemies Of MAGA Are “Possessed By Demons” And Want To Rape Our Kids

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Janice McGeachin, Idaho’s radical lieutenant governor who is seeking to defeat Gov. Brad Little in the state’s Republican primary, held a campaign rally Wednesday that featured a variety of far-right activists and conspiracy theorists. In attendance to campaign for McGeachin were radical right-wing commentator Michelle Malkin, election conspiracy theorist Arizona state Sen. Wendy …

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Former Idaho GOP State Rep Found Guilty Of Rape

The Associated Press reports: A former Idaho lawmaker was convicted Friday of raping a 19-year-old legislative intern after a dramatic trial in which the young woman fled the witness stand during testimony, saying “I can’t do this.” The intern told a Statehouse supervisor that Aaron von Ehlinger raped her at his apartment after the two had dinner at a Boise …

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ID Republicans Refuse To Debate Primary Challengers

Boise’s NBC News affiliate reports: Ahead of Idaho’s May 17 Republican primary election, Gov. Brad Little confirmed to KTVB on Friday that he will not be participating in any debates for governor of the Gem State. According to Betsy Russell, the president of the Idaho Press Club, this is the first time in more than three decades that the sitting …

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Extremist Idaho Gov Candidate Jailed For Contempt

The Idaho Statesman reports: Far-right leader Ammon Bundy is heading to jail for 10 days. The gubernatorial candidate was found guilty of being in contempt of court Thursday after he refused to complete 40 hours of community service related to a July 2021 conviction. Bundy had argued that the stops made during his gubernatorial campaign satisfy his court-mandated community service. …

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GOP Idaho Gov Signs Texas-Style Abortion Bounty Bill

CBS News reports: Idaho on Wednesday became the first state to enact a law modeled after a Texas statute, banning abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy and allowing the law to be enforced through civil lawsuits to avoid constitutional court challenges. Republican Gov. Brad Little signed into law the measure that allows people who would have been family members …

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Idaho Extremists Doxx Judge In Child Welfare Case

The Idaho Press reports: An alert sent out to a far-right extremist group on Friday encouraged members to seek out the presiding judge in a local child welfare case at her residence. People’s Rights, a far-right extremist group in the Treasure Valley, received an audio alert Friday morning from group leaders. It encouraged members to protest at an Ada County …

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Idaho Lt Gov Reverses: “Yes I Did Know” That I Was Speaking To Neo-Nazis And I’m Not Going To Back Off

“I was invited to present a video of my commitment to Idaho First policies and my vision for the State of Idaho and for America to these thousands of young conservatives. I was invited by Michelle Malkin. “And so yes I did know who I was talking to, who had invited me to speak at that conference, so I don’t …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Far-Right Idaho Lt. Gov Flees Interview After Being Confronted For Speaking To Neo-Nazi Group

Mediaite reports: Brian Holmes, a reporter with Boise’s KTVB-TV, grilled Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin (R-ID) for addressing a white nationalist event, in an interview that has gone viral on social media. Holmes confronted McGeachin after she made a video appearance at Nick Fuentes’ America First Political Action Conference in Orlando. Holmes asked McGeachin, “Are you familiar with who puts this …

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Extremist Candidate Forces ID Hospital Into Lockdown

The Associated Press reports: A major Boise hospital went on lockdown Tuesday after far-right activist Ammon Bundy urged supporters to go the facility in protest of a child protection case involving one of his family friends. Boise Medical Center went on lockdown and began diverting incoming patients at about 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday. “Safety is our top priority,” the hospital …

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Idaho Lawmakers Approve Texas-Style Abortion Ban

USA Today reports: Idaho became the first state to pass abortion legislation modeled after Texas’ six-week ban on Monday. The Idaho House voted 51-14 with no Democratic support to pass a bill that would allow potential family members to sue any doctor who performs an abortion during a pregnancy longer than six weeks. The state Senate had already approved the …

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ID House Passes Life Sentence For Treating Trans Kids

NBC News reports: The Idaho House of Representatives on Tuesday passed legislation to make it a crime punishable by life in prison for a parent to seek out gender-affirming health care for their transgender child. Idaho Rep. Bruce Skaug, the Republican sponsor of the bill, said Tuesday on the floor of the Legislature that his proposal is necessary because minors …

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Idaho Bill Would Jail Librarians Over LGBTQ Books

The Idaho Capitol Sun reports: The Idaho House of Representatives passed a bill Monday afternoon that critics said could lead to librarians being prosecuted for checking out materials that are deemed harmful to minors. Following a long debate, the Idaho House voted 51-14 to pass House Bill 666. If passed into law, the bill would remove an exemption that protects …

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Man Charged In Alleged $82M Christian Ponzi Scheme

The Idaho Statesman reports: A Boise man who allegedly preyed on Christians, using biblical quotes to entice them to invest in Arizona real estate, is accused of operating a Ponzi scheme and scamming investors out of more than $82 million. Bradley R. Heinrichs, 41, was indicted in Arizona on four counts of fraudulent schemes and artifices, illegal control of an …

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