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Republican House leaders fast-track Lamborn bill to defund NPR

Colorado-Springs Republican Doug Lamborn has led the charge for two years to ban federal funding for National Public Radio programming. His bill has gained traction among Republican House leaders just as a conservative dirty-tricks media campaign waged against the public broadcaster has made news. Majority Leader Eric Cantor, looking to strike while the iron is hot, fast-tracked the bill, lining up a vote for today. The bill cuts no money from the federal budget.

Lamborn aims to shoot down Big Bird, public broadcasting on wings...

Republican Colorado Congressman Doug Lamborn Wednesday was already dancing on Big Bird’s grave in the wake of a National Public Radio scandal he hopes will gives wings to his bid to yank federal funding from public broadcasting.