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  • A Mormon monument over Christian Graves [Mormons remove cross from their victims' memorial]

    04/25/2012 5:12:46 PM PDT · by NorthernCrunchyCon · 16 replies
    The first thing that caught my eye was the Rock Cairn with NO CHRISTIAN CROSS.
  • Matthew Stewart supporters gather to raise money, rebuke police tactics

    04/25/2012 1:39:11 PM PDT · by Altariel · 10 replies
    KSL.com ^ | April 12, 2012 | Ladd Brubaker
    OGDEN — A group calling itself "Keep the Peace" blames police tactics used in the war on drugs for the home raid and exchange of gunfire Jan. 4 that led to the death of Ogden police officer Jared Francom. A group of nearly 100 people held a press conference at the Weber County Library Thursday night, calling on the Ogden City Council to withdraw from the Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force, and called for the electoral defeat of Weber County Attorney Dee Smith, who is running for Utah attorney general as a Democrat. The group is also raising funds to help...
  • Mia Love: black, conservative, Mormon, GOP House candidate from Utah

    04/25/2012 6:42:06 AM PDT · by An American! · 43 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 4/24/2012 | Chris Moody
    Amid the crowded field of House candidates across the country in 2012, expect to hear a lot about Mia Love, a Republican who is an African American and a Mormon and who on Saturday defeated a handful of rivals to clinch the party nomination in the campaign for Utah's fourth congressional district. Love is preparing to face incumbent Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson. Victory in November would make her the first black Republican congresswoman in history. A Brooklyn-born Mormon convert, Love is a marathon-running mother of three and the daughter of Haitian immigrants who came to the United States with $10...
  • Black Conservative Mia Love Wins Utah GOP’s 4th Congressional District Nomination

    04/22/2012 8:08:55 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 22,2012 | Jim Hoft
    Black Mormon Conservative Mia Love won the GOP’s 4th Congressional District nomination Mia Love pulled a major upset, winning the Republican Party nomination in Utah’s 4th Congressional District, advancing to face U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson in November. Love won 70.4 percent of the vote from the delegates while former state lawmaker Carl Wimmer captured 29.6 percent. From Love4Utah website: In November 2011, Mia Love filed to run for Utah’s newly formed 4th Congressional District based on her demonstrated leadership on conservative principles. She credits her parents with providing the foundation for her ideals. After many years of living in the...
  • Utah’s Love looking to be first black Republican woman in House

    04/23/2012 7:44:18 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 23 Apr 2012 | Valerie Richardson
    Sooner or later, a black Republican woman was bound to run for Congress. It’s just that nobody expected her to hail from Utah. Mia Love won the GOP nomination for the 4th Congressional District race Saturday at the Utah Republican Convention, scoring a major upset after wowing the crowd with a roof-raising speech at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy. The daughter of Haitian immigrants, Mrs. Love took 70.4 percent of the delegate vote, well in excess of the 60 percent required to avoid a primary runoff under Utah’s unique rules. She defeated former state legislator Carl Wimmer, who...
  • Two men arrested for planting deadly booby traps on Utah walking trail

    04/23/2012 9:19:40 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    ny post ^ | april 23, 2012
    Two men are in custody in Utah after deadly booby traps were uncovered along a popular walking trail in Provo Canyon. The suspects --Benjamin Steven Rutkowski, 19, and Kai Matthew Christensen, 21 --were charged Saturday with reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor. -snip Authorities used Facebook to track the suspects down. They moved in on Rutkowski and Christensen following discussion of the booby traps on the social networking site.
  • Power is top prize in Arizona immigration battle

    04/22/2012 7:15:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Voters back state over fedsThe Supreme Court’s health care showdown last month was all about Constitution theory and prerogatives. Wednesday’s arguments between Arizona and the Obama administration over the state’s tough immigration law looks to be all about power. Arizona argues that the federal government has failed to enforce its laws on the books and says states should be free to enforce their own laws as long as they complement the national goals. Obama attorneys say the Constitution gives power over immigration to the federal government, and there can be no infringement. The electorate is clearly on the side of...
  • Breaking News: While Hatch hits a road block, Mia Love wins with 70% (Utah)

    04/21/2012 7:17:59 PM PDT · by ak267 · 54 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/21/2012 | ak267
    According to recent Twitters from Utah, Mia Love has won the GOP Utah convention with 70% of the delegates. She avoids a primary and goes straight to the November election against Jim Matheson. This is for the newly created 4th Congressional district.
  • Orrin Hatch fails to clinch GOP nomination in Utah — by 0.9%

    04/21/2012 1:53:43 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 21,2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The Tea Party movement is alive in Utah. With representatives from FreedomWorks in the audience, delegates at the Utah Republican Convention managed to force Sen. Orrin Hatch into a June 26 primary. He got 59.2 percent of their votes against Dan Liljenquist, a 38-year-old state senator. Hatch needed 60 percent to avoid the primary. He couldn’t do it. In two rounds of voting, he went from 2,243 votes to 2,313 votes. If he’d gotten 32 more votes, he would have wrapped this up… FreedomWorks and other Tea Party groups now have two Causes to distract them from their failure to...
  • Delegates force Hatch into primary for first time since 1976

    04/21/2012 4:10:19 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 29 replies
    Sen. Orrin Hatch fell 31 votes shy of winning the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, forcing him into a primary election for the first time since his first election in 1976.
  • Hatch didn't make it he has to run in Primary!!!!

    04/21/2012 12:33:46 PM PDT · by taildragger · 271 replies
    Fox News | 4/21/2012 | taildragger
    Folks, just heard, Hatch in a run off ! Liljenquist and Tea Partiers did it !!!
  • Utah Legislature goes for gold, silver as currency options

    04/21/2012 9:11:46 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10 March 2012 | Stephan Dinan
    The Utah Legislature on Thursday passed a bill allowing gold and silver coins to be used as legal tender in the state — and for the value of their precious metal, not just the face value of the coins. State backers said they hope the move will help insulate Utah from a potential monetary slide as countries question the value of the dollar. Others, casting their eye nationwide, said it could spur a broader move by Congress or states to readopt a gold standard. "Utah, if the governor signs this particularly, they’re going to change the national debate on monetary...
  • Big Test Set for Tea Party Muscle

    04/20/2012 4:34:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | April 20, 2012 | NAFTALI BENDAVID
    April 20, 2012 Big Test Set for Tea Party Muscle Fates of Sens. Hatch, Lugar and Other Targets to Signal Staying Power of Republican Insurgency BY NAFTALI BENDAVID Tough challenges to two powerful veterans of the Republican establishment, Sens. Orrin Hatch and Richard Lugar, will signal in coming days whether tea-party activists and their allies still have the power to reshape the party. Mr. Hatch on Saturday addresses the Utah Republican convention as its delegates decide whether he qualifies for a June 26 primary. Failure to win 40% of them would deny him a slot on the ballot, as happened...
  • Orrin Hatch May Just Punch You in the Mouth

    04/14/2012 11:05:44 AM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Jazz Shaw
    No matter how enthusiastic you may be about “purging the RINOs” from the system, it doesn’t always work. And when it fails, why should somebody like Hatch feel any loyalty whatsoever to the party leaders when it comes time for a close vote? Tick the guy off enough and you’ve got another Olympia Snowe on your hands. In a worst case scenario, just think of a situation where the GOP takes back enough seats to just barely regain control of the Senate this fall. And then Hatch suddenly decides he feels more like being an independent caucusing with the Democrats...
  • National Right to Life, others endorse Romney (Dear Lord)

    04/12/2012 9:01:29 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 297 replies
    Baptist Press/Town Hall ^ | 4-12-12 | Michael Foust
    National Right to Life and two other major pro-family groups have endorsed Mitt Romney for president, saying that on the issues of abortion and marriage, he stands with them. National Right to Life's endorsement Thursday (April 12) came two days after Romney's leading challenger for the Republican nomination -- Rick Santorum -- dropped out, making Romney the presumptive nominee. Also endorsing Romney were the Susan B. Anthony List, a group that supports pro-life women for political office, and the National Organization for Marriage, which has led the charge nationwide in protecting the traditional definition of marriage. In its endorsement, National...
  • GOP-On-GOP Attacks Leave Orrin Hatch Fighting Mad['radical libertarians']

    04/12/2012 4:34:32 PM PDT · by Theoria · 29 replies
    NPR ^ | 12 April 2012 | Howard Berkes
    Utah Republican Orrin Hatch has spent 36 years in the U.S. Senate, including stints as chairman of the Judiciary and Labor committees. He's in line to become chairman of the Finance Committee if Republicans gain control of the Senate in November. But back home in Utah, Hatch's quest for a seventh term is not the cakewalk he had in the last five elections, in which he didn't even have to run in primaries. In fact, the Hatch campaign has spent more than $5.7 million in the past 15 months just to make sure he'll survive the Utah Republican nominating convention...
  • Newt Gingrich Primary Check Bounces

    04/11/2012 5:07:39 AM PDT · by q_an_a · 74 replies
    ABC News ^ | Elica Dover
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich may not appear on the ballot for the June 26 Utah primary, after a $500 check — the required filing fee — bounced, an official said. State election director Mark Thomas told ABC News that a $500 check given by the Gingrich campaign to secure his place on the Utah ballot bounced on March 27. “Our office immediately attempted to contact the campaign and the designated agent but no phone calls were returned,” Thomas said. “We also asked the state Republican Party to assist us, but they also could not get into communication with them,...
  • Foster Friess, Santorum’s millionaire backer, swings to Romney

    04/10/2012 5:09:54 PM PDT · by Fred · 35 replies
    politico ^ | 4/1012 | H P. VOGEL and DAVE LEVINTHAL
    Foster Friess, the retired investor who spent nearly $1.7 million boosting Rick Santorum’s presidential run, is ready to help Mitt Romney. “I’m obviously going to be of help in whatever way I can,” Friess told POLITICO Tuesday afternoon, hours after Santorum suspended his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, cementing Romney’s status as the party’s presumptive nominee. Friess, who was in Washington to accept an award from the Horatio Alger Association, said he had yet to discuss his planned shift in allegiance with Romney’s campaign campaign or the Washington-based super PAC supporting it.
  • Mitt Romney is a Liberal, Part 4: “My views are progressive”

    04/09/2012 3:42:03 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 24 replies
    A few fun videos to go along with our popular “Mitt Romney is a Liberal” series. Via Buzzfeed, here are five instances on film in which Mitt Romney distances himself from either conservatism or the Republican party or both. I’ll embed the first one and link to the others at the bottom. Mitt Romney: My Views Are Progressive •Video 2: “I’m not running as the Republican view or a continuation of Republican values. That’s not what brings me to the race.” •Video 3: “I think it’s very clear to people across the commonwealth my R doesn’t as much stand for...
  • Romney must be stopped...ZOT with Obama???

    04/09/2012 12:30:58 PM PDT · by cocteautwin · 72 replies
    Myself | Today | Me
    Hello Freepers. I am a liberal democrat.. before y'all throw the barn at me because of this fact, I want to make one thing clear, as far as 2012 is concerned we are on the same side. I have been reading this site for about half a year now and even though I don't agree with most of this sites politics I do agree with one point, Romney must not be elected. I understand everyone here thinks the breaks will be cut if Obama is reelected but its also clear to most here that Romney would just be a slower...