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  • Washington, D.C., becoming a 'Mormon stronghold'

    05/22/2012 8:47:57 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 480 replies
    Deseret News ^ | May 16, 2012 | Joseph Walker
    The stunning expansion of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Washington, D.C., area is profiled in a long, interesting and meticulously accurate CNN story that suggests "the nation's capital has become a Mormon stronghold, with Latter-day Saints playing a big and growing role in the Washington establishment."-SNIP-"It's hard to point to federal legislation or a White House initiative that bears distinctly Mormon fingerprints," Gilgoff writes, "while it's easy to do the same for other faiths." He cites as an example a recent White House "compromise" on contraception funding, which he says was "mostly a reaction to...
  • The Tea Party vs. Nevada's 'Tea Party faker'

    04/10/2010 9:48:16 PM PDT · by delacoert · 13 replies · 594+ views
    The Week ^ | April 5, 2010
    Conservatives want the GOP to grab Harry Reid's Nevada seat. Only problem: An unknown "Tea Party" candidate is messing up the works. posted on April 5, 2010, at 1:22 PM Is Scott Ashjian a Tea Party "faker"? Photo: Best Opinion: Wash. Times, Wash. Post, TPM... The Tea Party has made a crusade of defeating Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) in the 2010 elections, but its efforts are being the state's self-described "Tea Party candidate," Scott Ashjian. Both Republican and Tea Party leaders are allegeding that Ashjian is a fake — perhaps even a liberal plant — who...