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  • Mitt Romney: 'I know Joe Scarborough. Joe is a friend'

    05/27/2020 7:20:53 AM PDT · by RandFan · 127 replies
    Twitter ^ | 27th May 2020 | Sen. Mitt Romney
    @MittRomneyI know Joe Scarborough. Joe is a friend of mine. I don't know T.J. Klausutis. Joe can weather vile, baseless accusations but T.J.? His heart is breaking. Enough already.
  • The Deeply American Reason The Oldest Saloon West Of The Mississippi Won’t Have To Shut Down Forever

    05/24/2020 7:05:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 24, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    Starting life before there was a town as four walls and some dry goods for fur trappers, it served its first beer just 19 years after the town was founded and near-half a century before it was incorporated.The story below is the third in a series on America’s small businesses, their struggles under the shutdowns, and what they’re doing to survive. Over two weeks, The Federalist is traveling the country to tell more stories like this one.HUNTSVILLE, UTAH — Across the Wasatch mountains from the county seat of Ogden, in a tony country neighborhood by the Pineview Reservoir, and around...
  • Mitt Romney counters Trump: 90 percent of 'very Republican' Utah votes by mail

    05/22/2020 5:54:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/22/2020 | BY ZACK BUDRYK
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) pushed back against President Trump’s claims that voting by mail disadvantages Republicans, noting that large numbers of voters in Utah, a Republican stronghold, vote by mail. "In my state, I'll bet 90 percent of us vote by mail. It works very, very well and it's a very Republican state," Romney told reporters on Capitol Hill Wednesday, according to ABC News. Much of the Western U.S. has voted by mail for years, and a poll released Wednesday found residents of those states are among the demographics most likely to say they would prefer to vote by mail...
  • ‘We Had To Lay Off Our Son’: American Businesses Are Doing Everything It Takes To Survive

    05/21/2020 7:43:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 21, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    The weight to having a family business,' Raymond says while guiding me through massive walk-in freezers holding a fraction of their capacity, 'is you don't want to be the one who fails.'The story below is the second in a series on America’s small businesses, their struggles under the shutdowns, and what they’re doing to survive. Over two weeks, The Federalist is traveling the country to tell more stories like this one (and a few about the outlaws).SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH — Raymond and Jill Zaelit massively expanded their facilities in 2017. Their business is meat, or more specifically, carving, crafting...
  • Memorandum on Providing Continued Federal Support for Governors’ Use of the National Guard to Respond to COVID-19 and to Facilitate Economic Recovery

    05/20/2020 3:15:45 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | May 20, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITYSUBJECT:       Providing Continued Federal Support for Governors’ Use of the National Guard to Respond to COVID-19 and to Facilitate Economic RecoveryBy the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121-5207 (the “Stafford Act”), and section 502 of title 32, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:Section 1.  Policy.  It is the policy of the United States to take measures to assist State Governors under...
  • Jeb Bush Retweeted Ben Shapiro @benshapiro · May 18 What petty, stupid bull****. How is this useful in any way?

    05/20/2020 2:28:38 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 63 replies
    Ben Shapiro and Jeb Bush Twitter ^ | 5/18/20 | Ben Shapiro, Jeb Bush, Donald J. Trump
    Jeb Bush Retweeted    What petty, stupid bulls***. How is this useful in any way? https://t.co/X31KrRAWfV— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 18, 2020 LOSER! pic.twitter.com/p5imhMJqS1— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2020
  • Inside The Defiant Mining Town Bar That Won’t Shut Down And Die

    05/19/2020 2:52:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 19, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    More and more, from Virginia's beaches to the mountains up north to right here right now, people are coming to a consensus: Their governors' shutdowns are over.The story below is the first in a series on America’s small businesses, their struggles under the shutdowns, and what they’re doing to survive. Names and locations below have been obscured to protect the people who spoke with us from government retaliation. Over two weeks, The Federalist is traveling the country to tell more stories like this one.THE NEVADA DESERT — Sonny moved to this little mining town to work the oil rigs in...
  • Utah cop showed off explicit photos of sextortion victim who was later murdered

    05/18/2020 7:16:37 AM PDT · by Arones · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 17, 2020 | Lee Brown
    A Utah cop kept explicit photos of a terrified college track star who was being sextorted by her ex — and showed them off to a colleague just days before the young athlete was murdered, according to his force and a damning report Sunday. University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey, 21, went to campus cops in October 2018 because she was so scared of her blackmailer — twisted ex Melvin Rowland, 37, a registered sex offender — she had already paid an initial $1,000 demand, the Salt Lake Tribune said. Officer Miguel Deras then saved the explicit images onto his...
  • Mitt Romney calls Trump's IG firings 'a threat to accountable democracy'

    05/16/2020 6:52:25 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 162 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 16 May 2020 | Kelly Mena
    Republican Sen. Mitt Romney on Saturday denounced President Donald Trump's firings of internal government oversight officials, calling it a "threat to accountable democracy." Romney's comments came in response to Trump's Friday firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick -- the latest in a series of dismissals of independent government watchdogs that have come in the wake of the President's acquittal on two articles of impeachment earlier this year. "The firings of multiple Inspectors General is unprecedented; doing so without good cause chills the independence essential to their purpose. It is a threat to accountable democracy and a fissure in...
  • Utah Decriminalizes Bigamy

    05/13/2020 8:50:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 79 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 12, 2020 | Tauren Dyson
    Utah has decriminalized bigamy, which allows two people to marry while one or both of them is already married, to a crime carrying the same penalty as a traffic ticket. . . . Utah GOP Gov. Gary Herbert signed the bill into law in March and it has gone into effect today. Republican state Sen. Deidre Henderson, who sponsored the bill, said Utah's previous law never kept people from maintaining polygamous relationships, it only pushed them into the shadows.
  • Romney takes swipe at Trump administration virus response

    05/12/2020 12:45:53 PM PDT · by rintintin · 88 replies
    AP ^ | May 12 2020 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee hearing on the coronavirus pandemic (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney is taking a swipe at the Trump administration’s pandemic response, and also questioning President Donald Trump’s suggestion that his predecessor Barack Obama is responsible for the lack of a coronavirus vaccine. Romney chided administration “testing czar” Adm. Brett Giroir for taking part in a White House event celebrating nearly 9 million coronavirus tests in the U.S., much more than testing leader South Korea performed. The difference is that South Korea tested...
  • Mitt Romney slams the US's coronavirus-testing record as 'nothing to celebrate whatsoever'

    05/12/2020 12:45:29 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 44 replies
    business insider ^ | 5/12/2020 | Eliza Relman
    Sen. Mitt Romney, the Utah Republican, forcefully criticized the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus during a Tuesday Senate hearing and accused a Health and Human Services official of misleading the public about the US's record with testing for the virus. Romney pointed to Adm. Brett Giroir's statement — which reflects those made by President Donald Trump — that the US has tested twice the number of people per capita than South Korea has. But the assertion that the US's testing abilities are more robust than South Korea's makes no sense, given that the Asian nation ramped up testing far...
  • Horowitz: Mitt Romney cluelessly exaggerates coronavirus fatality rates

    05/09/2020 4:44:01 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    conservative review ^ | · May 8, 2020 | Daniel Horowitz
    Simple arithmetic seems to be lost on the politicians, and that error is perpetuating a needless and counterproductive policy destroying our country. Politicians like Mitt Romney don’t seem to understand that the fact that there are so many infections actually makes the fatality rate of the virus remarkably low – a fact that should guide our policies going forward. The politicians keep referring to widespread outbreaks in prisons, meatpacking plants, and other semi- or fully confined areas with predominantly young populations. Then they refer to a relatively small number of fatalities anecdotally, as if this is the bubonic plague or...
  • Romney calls for a $12 temporary increase in minimum wage

    05/07/2020 12:08:15 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 82 replies
    Restaurant Business Online ^ | May 4, 2020 | Peter Romeo
    Sen. Mitt Romney has proposed raising the wages of restaurant employees and other essential workers by $12 an hour through July as a way of raising their compensation above what they could collect in unemployment benefits and other forms of relief. Under the Utah Republican’s Patriot Pay Plan, employers would eat $3 of the increase, with the rest generated from a federal tax credit. For employees earning no more than $50,000 on an annualized basis, employers would get a refundable tax credit equal to $9 an hour, up to a maximum of $1,440 a month per employee.
  • Romney proposes 'Patriot Pay' raise for essential workers fighting coronavirus

    05/01/2020 2:30:47 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 01 2020 | Nick Givas
    Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, proposed a pay raise for essential workers on Friday who are braving the front lines of the novel coronavirus outbreak. The temporary bonus, known as "Patriot Pay," would amount to an increase of $12 per hour in May, June, and July, according to a Senate press release. One-quarter of the bonus would be paid by employers, while the remaining three-quarters would be paid out by the federal government. The measure would be funded by a refundable payroll tax credit.
  • Mitt Romney slams Donald Trump's handling of coronavirus pandemic and criticizes move to end World Health Organization funding

    04/29/2020 9:05:24 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 April 2020 | RACHEL SHARP FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Mitt Romney made a series of digs at President Trump's leadership amid the pandemic when speaking on the Georgetown Politics Forum Tuesday Romney said Trump should realize he's 'not the smartest guy in the room' The former Massachusetts governor also said the initial response to the crisis 'will not stand out as being a great moment of American leadership' A more centralized approach from the federal government would have been 'more effective' in tackling the pandemic, he continued Romney then criticized Trump's move to suspend WHO funding His comments are likely to reignite his long-running feud with Trump The Senator...
  • Not ‘a great moment in American leadership:’ Romney criticizes government response to coronavirus

    04/29/2020 5:59:53 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 80 replies
    Washington Post via msn ^ | 4/29/2020 | Colby Itkowitz
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) offered a critical assessment of the federal government’s readiness for the novel coronavirus, describing it as not a “great moment in American leadership.” Romney mostly kept his criticisms broad, avoiding attacking President Trump directly, though he took a few swipes at the president’s management style during an event with Georgetown University students via video chat on Tuesday night. The speed of our response looked slow compared to other people. That first phase will not stand out as a great moment in American leadership,” Romney said, referring to the onset of the coronavirus outbreak, adding, “We didn’t...
  • The key in leadership is recognizing when you're not the smartest guy in the room': Mitt Romney slams Donald Trump's handling of coronavirus pandemic and criticizes move to end World Health Organization funding

    04/29/2020 5:30:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 29, 2020 | Rachel Sharp
    Mitt Romney has slammed Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic mocking him as 'not the smartest guy in the room' and saying his initial response was not a 'great moment in American leadership'. The Republican Senator laid into the president while speaking live on the Georgetown Politics Forum Tuesday evening. As well as blasting Trump's leadership style, Romney also criticized his move to stop funding to the World Health Organization and said a more centralized approach from the federal government would have been 'more effective' in tackling the pandemic.
  • Senate Fails to Override Trump’s Veto on Iran War Powers Bill.....

    05/07/2020 9:04:09 PM PDT · by caww · 20 replies
    theepochtimes ^ | 5/7/2020 | JACK PHILLIPS
    The Senate failed Thursday to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a bill that would curb his ability to take military action against Iran. The Senate came up short of the two-thirds majority, and it voted 49-44, with seven GOP senators joining Democrats. Seven Republicans broke with Trump: Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine, Mike Lee of Utah, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Todd Young of Indiana, and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) joined Democrats in February to pass the bill, but he did not vote Thursday. Trump on Wednesday night,...
  • 5-Year-Old Boy Pulled Over in Utah While Driving to California to Buy a Lamborghini

    05/05/2020 2:19:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 5, 2020 | Minyvonne Burke
    The boy said he left home with only $3 in his pocket after an argument with his mom because she refused to buy a sports car, the Utah Highway Patrol said.A 5-year-old boy from Utah wanted his mother to buy him a Lamborghini, and since she refused, he got in her car and attempted to drive to California himself to purchase one. The child's planned multistate journey, however, ended roughly five minutes after he took the car when a Utah Highway Patrol trooper pulled him over on the freeway Monday around noon. In a dash-cam video released by the department,...