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On anniversary, Cliven Bundy backers celebrate when feds backed down

On anniversary, Cliven Bundy backers celebrate when feds backed down

Cliven Bundy is throwing a shindig this weekend. It’s a cookout he’s calling a “freedom celebration,” with burgers on the grill and much speechifying under the wide-open desert skies, with an attendance of perhaps thousands of people who support the Nevada rancher in his years-long battle against the federal government over what he calls the public’s right to use public land. This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of when federal agents swooped onto the public lands near Bundy’s ranch to round up hundreds of cattle that the 67-year-old had been grazing without permits. The land is administered by the Bureau of Land Management. The raid...

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