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US: Utah (News/Activism)

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  • Mitt Romney finally headed to D.C. with Utah Senate victory

    11/07/2018 7:04:42 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 58 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 7, 2018 | Jan Crawford
    Mitt Romney is finally heading to Washington. The 2012 Republican presidential nominee won a seat in the Senate for his adopted home state of Utah in Tuesday's election. "I will be only one of a hundred United States senators, but I believe that one person doing the right thing at the right time can have a lasting impact," Romney said on Election Night. For Romney, it was the right time. In 2012, he waged a hard-fought presidential campaign, complete with an endorsement from then-businessman Donald Trump. After losing to President Barack Obama, Romney stepped out of the public eye. Four...
  • June 2018: Running for Reelection, Mia Love Distances Herself from Trump

    11/07/2018 6:40:50 AM PST · by rintintin · 35 replies
    NRO ^ | June 11 2018 | Daniel Allott
    She mostly supports his policies but shares the concerns of conservative Utah voters about his character.
  • Fox News: Willard Wins Utah Senate Seat

    11/06/2018 7:06:34 PM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 6, 2018 | Staff
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will defeat Democrat Jenny Wilson to succeed retiring GOP Senator Orrin Hatch in Utah, Fox News can project.
  • Distinguished pol of the week: If Romney can do it, others can

    11/06/2018 6:38:39 AM PST · by kevcol · 38 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | November 4, 2018 | Jennifer Rubin
    The jury is out on whether Mitt Romney, the nearly certain winner in the Senate race in Utah, will be a powerful voice challenging President Trump or whether he will, as so many other Republicans have, crumble. However, his essay this week in defense of a free press was as excellent start. . . Romney should be credited with responsibly defending the First Amendment. It is good practice for the oath he’ll take to uphold the Constitution (including all the amendments) before entering the Senate. Republicans who think the media really is the enemy of the people and/or support Trump’s...
  • Will Utah be part of a 'blue wave?

    11/04/2018 9:00:56 AM PST · by LiberalismDestroys · 35 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 11/4/2018 | Lisa Riley Roche
    Anyone questioning the existence of a "blue wave" of Democratic voters surging toward control of the U.S. House in Tuesday's midterm elections just needs to look at Utah's 4th Congressional District race, national experts say. "There's no question there's a Democratic wave. If there wasn't, we wouldn't be talking about this seat," David Wasserman, who analyzes House races around the country for the Cook Political Report, told the Deseret News. But he and others, including NBC News, said it remains to be seen whether the wave is strong enough in Utah to carry Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams...
  • Mitt Romney: Donald Trump’s Vilification of the Media Is Unprecedented

    11/04/2018 4:12:36 AM PST · by chief lee runamok · 109 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/03/2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney wrote in a blog post this week that President Donald Trump’s vilification of the media is unprecedented, stating he vehemently disagrees with labeling the press “the enemy of the people.”
  • UTAH National Guard Soldier killed in “Inside Attack”

    11/04/2018 3:07:31 AM PST · by JohnThree3to16 · 29 replies
    Press briefing scheduled for this afternoon
  • North Ogden (Utah) mayor killed while deployed in Afghanistan

    11/03/2018 5:49:17 PM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 32 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 11/3/2018 | Wendy Leonard
    Brent Taylor, North Ogden mayor and a major in Utah's Army National Guard, was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday.
  • Salt Lake County residents already voting in record numbers

    11/02/2018 10:34:23 AM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 16 replies ^ | 11/2/2018 | Alex Cabrero
    After watching several people drop their ballots off at a drop box outside the Salt Lake County government center, it is clear people are excited to vote this year. “I’m voting!” said one woman, while raising both her arms to the sky. “Thanks!” said another man, who ran to the drop box. “It’s just things are nuts,” said another woman, who said everyone should vote. Maybe it’s because we believe we're so divided right now, or we want our voices to be heard. Whatever the reason, Salt Lake County residents are voting in record numbers. “People are returning their ballots...
  • New rating says Utah's 4th Congressional District race now leans Democratic

    11/01/2018 4:25:14 PM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 49 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 11/1/2018 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — For the first time in the race between Rep. Mia Love and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, the 4th Congressional District race has been rated as leaning toward the Democratic candidate. FiveThirtyEight, an analysis website owned by ABC News famous for political predictions by its founder, Nate Silver, now gives McAdams a 60.6 percent chance of beating the two-term Republican incumbent.
  • Romney says Trump calling news media 'enemy of the people' hurts democracy, freedom

    11/01/2018 12:07:23 PM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 133 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 11/1/2018 | Dennis Romboy
    Mitt Romney can’t "conceive of thinking or saying" the news media is an enemy as President Donald Trump continues to do, according to an essay he posted on his campaign website Thursday. Romney wrote that someone asked him at a recent campaign event whether he would “take action to shut down ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and the New York Times.” "When I responded ‘of course not,’ and that, in fact, I would do everything in my power to preserve freedom of speech, the person persisted by arguing that these outlets purvey fake news," the Republican U.S. Senate candidate said.
  • Koch Brother Joins Fight to Stop America’s Involvement in the Yemen War

    10/31/2018 2:42:20 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 20 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10-30-2018 | Spencer Ackerman
    A heavyweight right-wing financier has thrown in with a left-right coalition to end the U.S. military’s involvement in the Saudi-led war on Yemen, one of the world’s most devastating humanitarian catastrophes, The Daily Beast has learned. The Charles Koch Institute, bearing the brand of one of the most influential sources of conservative political money, is backing an effort spearheaded by progressive California Democrat Ro Khanna to demand either an end to non-counterterrorism aid to the Yemen war or a direct congressional vote authorizing it. Multiple congressional and allied sources told The Daily Beast they plan to bring their resolution to...
  • After visit to mosque, Mitt Romney says he supports Trump's travel ban, opposes restrictions

    10/26/2018 5:12:20 PM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 63 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 10/26/18 | Dennis Romboy
    Standing in his stocking feet, Republican Senate candidate Mitt Romney spoke and answered questions at the Utah Islamic Center on Friday before attending a worship service with about 200 Muslims. Romney fielded questions on guns, immigration and health care, but interestingly no one asked him about President Donald Trump's order to restrict travel from several majority Muslims countries, which the president referred to as a "Muslim ban" during the 2016 election
  • 'If his lips were moving, he was lying': University of Utah police detail Lauren McCluskey's

    10/26/2018 10:39:12 AM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 13 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 10/25/2018 | Ashley Imlay
    Before she was gunned down on campus by a bitter ex-boyfriend, the man's manipulations had led Lauren McCluskey to believe that despite his lies, harassing text messages and efforts to extort money from her, she wasn't in danger. And even after receiving multiple reports about what was going on, University of Utah police determined that while they would investigate the harassment, Melvin Rowland, a convicted sex offender, didn't appear to pose a physical threat to the student who was almost two decades his junior. That's according to a shocking timeline of moments leading up to McCluskey's murder, presented Thursday by...
  • John Huber's FBI-Justice Department probe shrouded in mystery

    10/25/2018 4:50:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 25, 2018 | Jeff Mordock
    Roughly one year after U.S. Attorney John Huber was appointed to investigate whether accusations that the FBI and Justice Department abused their powers during the 2016 election season merit prosecution, his work remains shrouded in mystery. Likely witnesses tell The Washington Times that they haven’t heard from him, though they are eager to tell what they know. Nor has Mr. Huber kept congressional overseers in the loop on his activities. “I would just like to know what he’s doing,” Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican, told The Times. “I’ll take anything. All I know is that we haven’t heard a single...
  • Records: Suspect in Utah university killing was sex offender

    10/24/2018 5:56:30 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 42 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 23, 2018 | Lindsay Whitehurst and Brady Mccombs
    A University of Utah student and track athlete who was shot and killed on campus by a former boyfriend had filed a police complaint against him after she learned he was a sex offender and broke off the relationship, authorities said Tuesday.
  • Huber Watch: Mountain Accord critic seeks expanded investigation

    10/18/2018 1:49:51 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 7 replies ^ | Oct 17th, 2018 | Amy Joi O'Donoghue
    SALT LAKE CITY — A leading critic of the Mountain Accord planning process wants a federal investigation of its top leader and the Utah Transit Authority, which he said devised proposed land trades and transit hubs for the Wasatch Canyons under a cloak of secrecy. That planning, asserts Norm Henderson, runs counter to a nonprosecution agreement Utah Transit Authority inked with U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber in April of 2017 that requires transparency. "It appears that UTA and certain elected officials have not taken seriously the criteria" established in the nonprosecution agreement, Henderson wrote in a letter to Huber...

    10/15/2018 10:03:33 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/15/18 | Mike Brest
    Hatch, 84, tweeted, “DNA Test Results 1/1032 T-Rex. The rest: other dinosaurs.” According to his joke, Hatch could have the same percentage T-Rex as Warren might be Native American. The Boston Globe originally claimed on Monday that the DNA test revealed Warren was somewhere between 1/32 and 1/512 Native American, however they then corrected their story saying the numbers are actually between 1/64 and 1/1,024.
  • Bombshell: Sen. Hatch Claims He’s 1/1032 T-Rex

    10/15/2018 6:52:24 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 71 replies ^ | 10/15/2018
    Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch released his own DNA test on Twitter Monday evening in response to Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren doing the same to prove she has Native American ancestry. Hatch, 84, tweeted, “DNA Test Results 1/1032 T-Rex. The rest: other dinosaurs.” The Boston Globe originally claimed on Monday that the DNA test revealed Warren was somewhere between 1/32 and 1/512 Native American, however they then corrected their story saying the numbers are actually between 1/64 and 1/1,024. Warren’s claims of Native American heritage have long been a point of contention between the Massachusetts Democrat and President Trump....
  • Police: Intruder dies after being shot by Orem (Utah) homeowner

    10/15/2018 11:41:52 AM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 19 replies ^ | 10/15/2018 | Carter Williams
    A 49-year-old man died from his injuries after he was shot by a homeowner during a confrontation Monday morning, police said. The homeowner told police he heard a noise coming from his detached garage near 400 North and 800 West about 7 a.m., according to Orem Police Lt. Craig Martinez. The homeowner then grabbed a handgun and went to the garage and confronted the 49-year-old man who was in the garage, Martinez said. The homeowner then shot the intruder multiple times after a confrontation in the garage, according to Martinez. The 49-year-old man, whose name was not immediately released, was...