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  • Corruption: Cannon aide found guilty

    06/26/2006 3:43:30 PM PDT · by Spiff · 125 replies · 1,684+ views
    ProjectUSA ^ | 22 June 2006 | ProjectUSA
    Corruption: Cannon aide found guilty Abramoff Cannon Norquist crewmember, David Safavian, goes down Utahns should take note of the corruption trial just concluded in Washington with a guilty verdict for Congressman Chris Cannon's former chief of staff, David Safavian. With the Safavian trial only one component of the still spreading Abramoff corruption scandal, the talk is of more indictments coming—including of members of Congress. Will Chris Cannon be one of those members? You have to wonder—especially since the Interior Department, where Cannon got his start in Washington, and where plenty of funny business has gone on, has been drawn into...
  • David Hossein Safavian: From the White House to the Jail House

    09/23/2005 5:45:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies · 969+ views ^ | September 23, 2005 | Paul Sperry
    The rise and fall of an Islamic Institute alumnus. Last Monday, David Hossein Safavian, a high-ranking White House official and pal of GOP powerbroker Grover Norquist, was arrested in a federal corruption case involving lobbying bad boy Jack Abramoff. According to the FBI, Safavian repeatedly lied to federal investigators in order to cover up Abramoff’s shady dealings. He not only bent ethics rules to accompany Abramoff on a 2002 golf junket to Scotland; he also used his position as chief of staff at the General Services Administration to deliver GSA-managed land into the lobbyist’s hands. But Safavian's not just tied...
  • Chance to Fire Cannon Goes Up In Smoke

    06/26/2006 1:25:47 PM PDT · by Dane · 204 replies · 3,023+ views
    GOP USA ^ | June 25, 2006 | Chuck Muth
    Posted by Chuck Muth June 25, 2006 at 4:46 pm JOHN JACOB DINGLE-BERRY SCHMIDT The old axiom that Republicans never blow an opportunity to blow an opportunity has never been more in play than in this Tuesday’s GOP primary race in Utah’s 3rd congressional district. Challenger John Jacob had the money to credibly take on incumbent Rep. Chris Cannon. And he had the hottest of red-hot issues: illegal immigration. Cannon, after all, is well known as a champion of amnesty for illegal aliens and Jacob has been successfully pounding him on it. In addition, Rep. Tom Tancredo’s Team America PAC,...
  • Utah race closes to virtual dead heat

    06/26/2006 4:35:10 AM PDT · by Dane · 119 replies · 1,616+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/26/06 | Charles Hurt
    SALT LAKE CITY -- Rep. Chris Cannon, the five-term Republican facing a stiff primary challenge here over his stance on immigration, has lost a comfortable lead and heads into tomorrow's primary in a statistical tie, according to the latest poll by the Salt Lake City Tribune. The survey of 400 voters found that 44 percent of "likely" Republican primary voters prefer the incumbent Mr. Cannon, compared with 41 percent who prefer developer and political newcomer John Jacob, who promises to crack down on illegal immigration. The three-point gap is within the poll's five-percentage-point margin of error.
  • For Jacob, Cannon it's up in the air (UT-3)

    06/25/2006 10:55:53 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 26 replies · 630+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 6/26/06 | Glen Warchol
    John Jacob, a political neophyte, has ridden anxieties over immigration into striking distance of unseating Rep. Chris Cannon in the 3rd Congressional District race, according to a Salt Lake Tribune poll. The survey of 400 likely voters, conducted Monday through Thursday, found Eagle Mountain businessman Jacob and five-term congressman Cannon in a dead heat with 44 percent of voters favoring Cannon to 41 percent for Jacob, leaving enough voters on the fence to throw the race either way. Among those who insist they are "definite" about turning out Tuesday to vote, Jacob holds a slight edge: 45 percent to 44...
  • Utah tests GOP Alien Policy

    06/25/2006 3:01:47 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 74 replies · 957+ views
    Washington times ^ | 6/25/06 | Charles Hurt
    Republicans are betting their control of the House on the issue of immigration, and no test case is being watched more closely than the party's primary election here. Five-term Rep. Chris Cannon says he opposes amnesty for the estimated 10 million to 12 million illegal aliens in the United States, but supports a "guest-worker" program that would allow them to stay in the country indefinitely. Challenger John Jacob, a local developer and political novice who forced the primary by defeating Mr. Cannon at the Republican convention last month, calls such proposals "amnesty" and says Mr. Cannon should be removed from...
  • Polls for the Cannon-Jacob Race (Utah)

    06/25/2006 4:55:14 AM PDT · by Dane · 71 replies · 1,342+ views
    Deseret News & Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | June 25, 2006 | Various
    Deseret News PollSalt Lake City Tribune Poll Also this poll on the issue of immigration in this mornings Deseret News from registered voters in Utah's 3rd Congressional district. Utah voters split on immigration
  • Jacob says he shouldn't have spoken about Satan (UT-3)

    06/24/2006 8:34:58 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 15 replies · 565+ views
    Daily Herald ^ | 6/27/06 | Alan Choate
    Earlier this week, Republican John Jacob said he thought Ol' Scratch himself -- Satan -- was working against his campaign to unseat incumbent Rep. Chris Cannon in Utah's Third Congressional District. On Friday, however, Jacob tried to put some distance between himself and the devil. "What I was trying to say, and obviously didn't do it very well, is that over the last eight months I've had more adversity in my life than I've had in the last 10 years," Jacob said of comments made to the editorial board of The Salt Lake Tribune and subsequently published in Friday editions....
  • Cannon and Jacob in Challenging Battle for Congressional Seat

    06/24/2006 8:44:06 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 50 replies · 651+ views
    KSL TV 5 ^ | 23 JUNE 2006 | KSL TV 5
    After ten years in Congress, Chris Cannon is facing his toughest challenge yet. Results of an exclusive Dan Jones poll for Eyewitness News and the Deseret Morning News tells the story: Political newcomer John Jacob is giving Congressman Cannon a real run for his money. Today, Cannon says he is confident. But he's not taking anything for granted either. In the meantime, Jacob's campaign is dealing with a few unexpected challenges. John Jacob is spending a lot of his day explaining comments he made to a newspaper that the devil -- Satan -- is behind some recent bad fortune. He's...
  • Cannon leading Jacob

    06/24/2006 9:16:09 AM PDT · by Dane · 97 replies · 1,152+ views
    Deseret News ^ | 6/24/04 | Bob Bernick Jr.
    Cannon leading Jacob Getting supporters to polls may be key to election Copyright 2006 Deseret Morning News By Bob Bernick Jr. Deseret Morning News Rep. Chris Cannon holds a good lead over fellow Republican John Jacob in the 3rd Congressional District as Tuesday's primary approaches, a new Deseret Morning News/KSL-TV poll shows. But when pollster Dan Jones & Associates breaks out those most interested in the election and hard-core GOP voters, the race tightens consider- ably. Jones polled 617 registered 3rd District voters from Monday to Thursday. Among all the voters, Cannon leads 46 percent to 33 percent. Still, whether...
  • Congressional Hopeful Blames Troubles On The Devil

    06/24/2006 9:02:16 AM PDT · by catholicfreeper · 32 replies · 1,015+ views
    kutv ^ | Jun 23, 2006 | ap
    SALT LAKE CITY Republican congressional hopeful John Jacob believes the devil is impeding his efforts to unseat five-term Representative Chris Cannon. He says there's another force that wants to keep him from going to Washington and the devil is what it is. Jacob says that since he decided to run for Congress, Satan has disrupted his business deals, preventing him from putting as much money into the race as he had hoped. Jacob said during a Wednesday immigration event that the devil was working against him, then reiterated his belief yesterday in a meeting with The Salt Lake Tribune editorial...
  • Solutions to America's border crisis (Alan Keyes speech in Utah, Cannon/Jacob Tuesday primary)

    06/23/2006 11:24:06 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 68 replies · 1,473+ views ^ | June 23, 2006 | Alan Keyes
    Solutions to America's border crisis ~~~ Alan Keyes ~~~ June 21, 2006 Provo, Utah Thank you very much. Good evening. God bless. Praise God. Thank you. Good evening. [audience: "Good evening."] I have to tell you that it always feels good when I have the opportunity to get back to Utah, if only because it gives me a chance to meet, once again, all the wonderful folks whose heart and spirit and values are so consonant with my own. I know you realize that sometimes in the business of working in our politics in America today, you can kind of...
  • Immigration key to Utah election

    06/23/2006 3:40:49 AM PDT · by Dane · 270 replies · 2,481+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/23/06 | Charles Hurt
    PROVO, Utah -- Rep. Chris Cannon is a loyal Republican with the endorsement of the National Rifle Association and a 100 percent rating from the American Conservative Union. He is unmarred by the ethical scandals that have roiled Washington in this election season.... Tuesday's matchup in Utah is viewed as a bellwether for how immigration issues play out nationwide. "If you want to throw the bums out, you can do that," Mr. Cannon said during his debate with Mr. Jacob earlier this month. Responded Mr. Jacob: "When you talk about throwing the bums out, I'm just working on one right...
  • Cannon-Jacob race 'undecided'(Sensenbrenner officially endorses Cannon)

    06/22/2006 4:58:50 AM PDT · by Dane · 16 replies · 520+ views
    Deseret News ^ | 6/22/06 | Ted Walch
    In a week where Cannon has received endorsements from President Bush and first lady Laura Bush, he released a new one Wednesday from one of the toughest critics of the Senate bill and its path-to-citizenship proposal, House Judiciary Committee chairman James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis. In a recorded message, Sensenbrenner said Cannon is "a major force in Congress." "And long before it was fashionable, Chris Cannon was working with me to stop illegal immigration. Just about everybody in Congress is talking about immigration, but Chris Cannon is one of the few doing the heavy lifting to actually solve the problem."
  • Immigrant funds flow to Cannon campaign

    06/21/2006 4:07:04 AM PDT · by Dane · 62 replies · 1,219+ views
    Desreret News ^ | 6/21/06 | Bob Bernick Jr. and Lee Davidson
    Just days before his Republican primary election, U.S. Rep. Chris Cannon is seeing more than $134,000 flowing into his war chest, much of it from organizations known to favor cheap immigrant labor. The pro-immigration groups have given Cannon, R-Utah, at least $58,200 in the past 12 days alone, a review of federal campaign reports shows. That includes at least $30,000 from agricultural interests — such as the California Farm Bureau and the Dairy Farmers of America. Additional money is coming from businesses known for hiring inexpensive labor —including Wal-Mart and the National Roofing Contractors Association.
  • 3rd District debate sizzles

    06/20/2006 5:12:17 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 4 replies · 258+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 06/20/2006 | Glen Warchol
    As the 3rd Congressional District race rolls into its last full week before next Tuesday's primary, immigration reform has even more intensely become the pivotal issue. During a radio debate Monday on public radio station KCPW, tempers flared as Utah County businessman John Jacob and incumbent Chris Cannon tried to pin each other down on the subject. "This [primary election] is a referendum on immigration," Jacob said. On that, at least, the candidates agreed. Beyond that it was unclear exactly where the two men stand on the issue, especially following stories last week that Jacob had given money to an...
  • Jacob rips Cannon, Bush (proposes a Disneyland type of fast pass for immigration)

    06/20/2006 4:06:53 AM PDT · by Dane · 57 replies · 923+ views
    Deseret Morning News ^ | 6/20/06 | Ted Walch
    Jacob admitted that he has not ironed out details of his proposed immigration FastPass, styled after the pass used at Disneyland. Park visitors can go to a ride, obtain a FastPass, and then return during a specific time and go to the front of the line. Cannon pressed him on which illegal aliens would qualify for a FastPass. Jacob said it would not be for everyone, only those who had been in America for 10 to 20 years. If they've actually been here that long, show us the five Social Security numbers you've used, get an affidavit from your wife...
  • UT 3: Immigration Dominates GOP Radio Debate [also link to audio for Cannon-Jacob Debate

    06/19/2006 4:51:18 PM PDT · by Torie · 26 replies · 681+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | Jun. 19, 2006 | Michael Teitelbaum
    UT 3: Immigration Dominates GOP Radio Debate By Michael Teitelbaum | 7:15 PM; Jun. 19, 2006 | Email This Article Correction: An earlier version of this article incompletely characterized John Jacobs' description of his relationship with a Chilean couple to whom he gave money. Immigration dominated today’s debate between Utah Rep. Chris Cannon and John Jacob, who is challenging him in next week’s primary. The hour-long debate was aired live on Salt Lake City public radio station KCPW, and can be heard here in its entirety. Jacob called the race a referendum on immigration policy and ask Cannon if he...
  • White House endorses Cannon

    06/19/2006 3:12:41 AM PDT · by Dane · 116 replies · 2,084+ views
    PROVO — Laura Bush is campaigning for Utah Congressman Chris Cannon. With both Cannon and challenger John Jacob poised to release television ads, the first lady recorded a phone message last week asking Republicans in Utah's 3rd District to vote for Cannon in the party's June 27 primary. "We need Chris in Congress so he can continue securing our borders, protecting our families and helping make the president's tax relief permanent," Bush said in the message, which hasn't been released yet Word of the White House endorsement leaked to the Jacob camp over the weekend through a Republican Party channel....
  • Cannon-Jacob race a battle of convictions

    06/18/2006 4:37:43 AM PDT · by Dane · 13 replies · 475+ views
    Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | June 18, 2006 | Thamos Burr
    Beyond immigration: While he says he doesn't mind that immigration has been the centerpiece of this primary contest, he also wants to be known for his other work. In keeping with his complex persona, one of his proudest accomplishments is the "Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act," to block taxation of the Internet and e-mail. As chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, Cannon heads up legislation such as reform of class-action litigation and the new bankruptcy law. Cannon is the only House member from Utah to hold a chairmanship. He admits it can be boringly titled but...