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  • A Nobody With No Audience Gets Noticed by Mitch McConnell

    04/26/2012 4:34:39 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | 4/26/2012 | Erick Erickson
    Yesterday on Laura Ingraham’s radio show, she asked Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell about a recent Roll Call article that framed me as one of the loud leaders of conservatives opposed to Mitch McConnell. The Senator from Kentucky responded that he had never heard of me and I did not have an audience. That sounds a bit like the child, when asked if he ate the cookie, replying that he had not and besides it did not taste good. If he’d never heard of me, how can he comment on my audience? If he states plainly I have no audience,...
  • Report: Russian Troops to Seize CIA Facility in Elaborate War Game on U.S. Soil

    04/26/2012 7:37:15 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 43 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | April 26, 2012 | Liz Klimas
    According to reports, the U.S. and Russian military will be engaging in an anti-terrorism exercise that will involve Russian paratroopers using U.S. weapons to take and hold the main facilities of the CIA and Denver International Airport in Colorado and the National Security Agency in Utah. (Related: Learn about the hypothetical war games the U.S. and China have been playing) The European Union Times has more on the report announcing this exercise from the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation: Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Colonel Alexander Kucherenko publically announced this 24-21 May anti-terror drill this Friday past noting that this...
  • 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 GOPs 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 GOPs 4th Congressional District nomination Mia Love pulled a major upset, winning the Republican Party nomination in Utahs 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 Utahs 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...
  • Utahs 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. Its 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 Utahs 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 Courts health care showdown last month was all about Constitution theory and prerogatives. Wednesdays arguments between Arizona and the Obama administration over the states 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 couldnt do it. In two rounds of voting, he went from 2,243 votes to 2,313 votes. If hed 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, theyre 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 doesnt 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 youve 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, Santorums 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 Santorums presidential run, is ready to help Mitt Romney. Im 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 Romneys status as the partys 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 Romneys 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. Ill embed the first one and link to the others at the bottom. Mitt Romney: My Views Are Progressive Video 2: Im not running as the Republican view or a continuation of Republican values. Thats not what brings me to the race. Video 3: I think its very clear to people across the commonwealth my R doesnt 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...
  • In Mass., Romney raised taxes, fees

    04/07/2012 11:01:04 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    UnionLeader.com ^ | Jan 6, 2012 at 3:00 am | DEROY MURDOCK
    Hot on the heels of his eight-vote Iowa-caucus landslide, Willard Mitt Romney is crisscrossing New Hampshire before Tuesday's key primary. Romney is masquerading as a limited-government, free-market executive from next-door Massachusetts. From the Golden Gate to the Granite State, voters should greet Romney's impersonation with a quarry full of skepticism. In fact, Romney increased taxes by $309 million, mainly on corporations. These tax hikes, described by Romney apologists as loophole closures, totaled $128 million in 2003, $95.5 in 2004, and $85 million in 2005. That final year, Romney proposed $170 million in higher business taxes, the Boston Globe reports. However,...
  • NCAA 2012 Brackets

    03/16/2012 11:07:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 64 replies · 3+ views
    various | Friday, March 16, 2012 | participants
    This is based on a genealogy table I made. Had a bit more trouble than I should have tracking down the first round results, wth.
  • Lindsey Graham blasts Newt Gingrich on Afghanistan(Rino not happy about wanting out of Afghan)

    03/14/2012 5:11:08 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 23 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ^ | Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 03/13/2012 | By Ed O'Keefe
    A clearly miffed Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) called on Newt Gingrich and other Republican presidential candidates Tuesday to temper their remarks on U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan, warning they run the risk of dividing the GOP and emboldening the Taliban. Graham, a vocal defender of military action in Afghanistan and previous operations in Iraq, said he was very disappointed with the former House speakers recent comments that the United States no longer has the willpower or the capacity to do the things you have to do to fundamentally change Afghanistan.
  • [LDS] Group calls on Santorum to disavow pastor over Mormon comments

    03/14/2012 2:51:59 PM PDT · by T Minus Four · 207 replies
    KSL.com ^ | March 14th, 2012 @ 10:50am | KSL.com
    SALT LAKE CITY -- An LDS-oriented group is calling on GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum to disavow a pastor who made anti-Mormon comments earlier this week. In a news release, MormonVoices, which is associated with the Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research, called for Santorum to "condemn the anti-Mormon comments made by his supporter, an honorary Florida chairman, the Rev. O'Neal Dozier" of the Worldwide Christian Center. On Monday Dozier said "the Mormon religion is prejudiced against blacks, Jews and native Americans." He called Mormonism a "racist" religion and called on Romney to renounce it. The Church of Jesus Christ...
  • Unexpected: job growth consistently higher in right-to-work states

    03/12/2012 3:44:58 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 3 replies
    Doug Ross Journal ^ | March 11, 2012 | Doug Ross
    Why, this must be some sort of strange coincidence:Currently, the U.S. has22 right-to-work states. All of them are in the South, West, and Central Midwest. During the past 15 years, these states have collectively outperformed the rest of the nation to an almost embarrassing degree: From 1995 to 2005, incomes of residents in right-to-work states grew by 142 percent more than the incomes of Ohioans, and private-sector job growth was 500% greater. After passing right-to-work legislation in 1986 and 2001, respectively, Idaho and Oklahoma both experienced explosive growth in their economies and overall employment. An after-tax dollar...
  • Public meetings begin on federal oil shale plan

    03/12/2012 1:18:32 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 7 replies
    Colorado Springs Business Journal ^ | March 12,2012 | Staff Writer
    The federal government is holding the first of several public meetings on plans for oil shale development on public lands that would keep activity off thousands of acres of environmentally sensitive areas in three Western states. Under the proposal, new leases initially would be issued strictly for research on how to commercially produce oil from oil shale in Utah, Wyoming and Colorado.The first meeting is being held Monday in Silt to discuss the environmental impact and the different options that have been announced.The George W. Bush administration made almost 2 million acres available for potential oil shale development and 431,000...
  • Shooting for Liberty States competing for lowest Brady score

    03/10/2012 7:39:03 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    The Firearms Coalition ^ | 9 March, 2012 | Jeff Knox
    The Brady Bunch has released their annual scorecard rating states based on how strict their gun laws are. The scorecard is a very useful tool to help rights groups understand how their state compares to others on a liberty scale; more points = less liberty. Alaska, Arizona, and Utah have all achieved the coveted Zero Points/Zero Stars on the Brady scale and are now competing to see which state will be the first into negative numbers which is possible through bonus points. Arizona and Alaska can reach a 2 point score by protecting carry rights on campuses of state...
  • Utah on verge of passing bill demanding Feds relinquish public land

    03/06/2012 7:06:52 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 06, 2012 | unattributed
    Lawmakers who want to seize control of federal lands are pushing a legal battle they insist is winnable despite multiple warnings their effort is highly unconstitutional and almost sure to fail in court. Utah is poised to become the first state to pass a package of bills that demand the federal government relinquish claims to huge sections of public land. A proposal that advanced Wednesday demands that by 2014 the federal government cede control of nearly 30 million acres -- nearly 50 percent of the entire state. A bill setting an identical deadline is also moving in the Arizona Legislature....
  • Dan Liljenquist skips a lot of votes

    03/06/2012 6:14:57 PM PST · by swampfoxniner · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 6th, 2012 | Youtube
    The truth behind the Liljenquist rhetoric. Utah needs a Senator that actually votes...
  • Mystery mountain man to Utah cabin owners, Get off my mountain

    02/23/2012 8:55:21 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2012 | AP
    He's eluded authorities for more than five years, a mountain man who roams the wilderness of southern Utah, breaking into remote cabins in winter, living in luxury off hot food, alcohol and coffee before stealing provisions and vanishing into the woods. Investigators have clawed for clues, scouring cabins for fingerprints that match no one and chasing reports of brief encounters only to come up short, always a step behind the mysterious recluse. They've found abandoned camps, dozens of guns, high-end outdoor gear stolen from the homes and trash strewn around the forest floor. But the man authorities say is armed...
  • Hispanic Mormons Speaking Out Against Romney

    02/20/2012 8:03:01 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 21 replies
    The Ogden Standard Examiner ^ | 02/20/2012 | Russell Contreras
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. When Honduran-born Antonella Cecilia Packard converted to the Mormon Faith 20 years ago, she said it was like coming home. The Catholic-educated Packard, who grew up in the middle of Mayan ruins, appreciated the faiths strong sense of family and conservative values. She also saw her own history in the Book of Mormon with stories of migrations, tragedies and triumphs of a people many Mormons believe are the ancestors of some present-day Latinos. But two decades after her conversion while a college student at Mississippi State, the 43-year-old Packard finds herself on a new mission: defeating Mitt...
  • Elizabeth Smart marries in Hawaii

    02/19/2012 5:15:56 AM PST · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    KSL - Utah ^ | February 18, 2012
    LAIE, Hawaii Elizabeth Smart and Matthew Gilmour were married Saturday on the North Shore of the island of Oahu. The couple exchanged vows at the Laie Hawaii Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in front of a small group of immediate family members, according to a statement released by Smart family spokesman Chris Thomas. The wedding party was celebrated at a private reception and luau. Following Saturday's festivities, the couple planned to leave on an extended honeymoon to an undisclosed location. "Elizabeth's desire was for what most women want to celebrate her nuptials in...
  • Mountain man on the loose: Armed recluse has eluded capture for five years

    02/17/2012 9:40:53 AM PST · by Teflonic · 49 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/17/12 | Associated Press
    He's eluded authorities for more than five years, a mountain man who roams the wilderness of southern Utah, breaking into remote cabins in winter, living in luxury off hot food, alcohol and coffee before stealing provisions and vanishing into the woods. Investigators have clawed for clues, scouring cabins for fingerprints that match no one and chasing reports of brief encounters only to come up short, always a step behind the mysterious recluse. They've found abandoned camps, dozens of guns, high-end outdoor gear stolen from the homes and trash strewn around the forest floor. But the man authorities say is armed...
  • 16 Members of Congress Funneled Millions to Their Relatives, Employers, Study Finds

    02/13/2012 5:53:49 PM PST · by STARWISE · 70 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2-13-12 | Wynton Hall
    n his New York Times bestselling book, Throw Them All Out, Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer revealed how members of Congress enrich themselves and their relatives using earmarks and insider information. Now, the Washington Post, following in Schweizers footsteps, has conducted a study that found 16 members of Congress have used their power of the purse to benefit companies, colleges, and community groups tied to their relatives. *snip* Among those cited in the Washington Post report were the following (below):
  • Bin Laden Zombie Film Coming This Summer

    02/12/2012 8:56:51 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 8 , 2012 | RANDY KREIDER
    Bin Laden Zombie Film Coming This Summer A Utah production company announced today that it has shot a movie based on the premise that Osama bin Laden rises from his watery grave and leads an army of zombie terrorists in a violent jihad of the undead. In the feature-length film, "Osombie: The Axis of Evil Dead," a NATO Special Forces unit races to defeat zombie bin Laden and his flesh-seeking militia, while also stopping the infection from spreading to even more terrorist corpses. According to the film's executive producer, Kynan Griffin, the script was written before the real al Qaeda...
  • Major Islamic art exhibit being installed at BYU [Utah Mormon University]

    02/10/2012 7:59:18 AM PST · by T Minus Four · 53 replies
    KSL.com ^ | February 9th, 2012 | Carole Mikita
    PROVO -- A major new art exhibit is currently undergoing installation at the BYU Museum of Art is expected to attract 100,000 visitors and will feature art from the world of Islam. KSL was able to get an exclusive first look. The "Beauty and Belief" exhibit is expected to attract 100-thousand visitors. Works will travel to four museums in America, but they make their first stop in Provo. The exhibit team is mounting 250 works of art. A pair of 19th century mother-of-pearl doors from India were donated by the Doris Duke Foundation in Hawaii. A heavy, jewel-encrusted box from...
  • Washington father attacked sons with hatchet before setting blaze: Report

    02/07/2012 11:44:32 AM PST · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 07, 2012 | AP
    The monster who killed himself and his two young sons in a Washington house fire two years after his wife vanished reportedly attacked the boys with a hatchet before setting the blaze. The sons of Josh Powell, who were just 7 and 5, suffered what police described as "chop wounds" to their heads and necks before the Graham, Wash., home went up in flames as a helpless social worker looked on Sunday. The cause of death for all three is believed to be smoke inhalation. The grisly new details emerged as investigators combed through the charred rubble of the home...
  • Suspect in police shooting says he feared for life

    02/05/2012 9:15:46 PM PST · by Altariel · 62 replies
    Boston.com ^ | February 4, 2012 | AP
    A man accused of fatally shooting a police officer and wounding five others during an Ogden drug raid last month says he feared for his life because he thought people were breaking into his home to rob and kill him. Matthew Stewart told The Salt Lake Tribune (http://bit.ly/zMxrig ) that he never heard the drug strike force members identify themselves or announce they were at his home to serve a search warrant the night of Jan. 4. Stewart, in an interview Friday at the Weber County Jail, said he was asleep when he heard his alarm clock and then a...
  • According to Php 1:15-18, Sen. Hatch was wrong to chastise Obama for quoting Jesus' words

    02/03/2012 6:18:26 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 39 replies
    2/3/2012 | Laissez-faire Capitalist
    Do I agree with Obama's interpretation of Luke 12:48? No. Do I agree with Obama in his 2004 interview "I have a deep faith" in which he said that there many paths to heaven/the Father and his words which were contrary to Jesus saying He is the "Way, Truth, Life...no man comes unto the Father but by me." Absolutely not. Do I agree with Mormon teaching that Jesus and Satan are brothers? Again, absolutely not. (link below in comments section.) The point of the this thread is to point out that Orrin Hatch was wrong. In fact, I believe that...
  • Boxing legend Don Fullmer dies at age 72

    01/30/2012 9:08:23 AM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Deseret News ^ | January 28, 2012 | Amy Donaldson
    Utah's gentleman bruiser, Don Fullmer, 72, who fought some of the world's most famous boxers and came within a single fight of a world title himself, died peacefully Saturday morning surrounded by the prize he valued most his family. Fullmer and his boxing brothers, Gene, the oldest and a world middle weight champion in 1957, and Jay, second oldest who left the sport with a 20-5-2 record after an eye injury, put Utah on the international boxing stage in the 1950s and '60s.
  • Romney backers at Gingrich events run into political pit bull

    01/29/2012 5:53:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 29, 2012 | Seema Mehta
    Reporting from Port Saint Lucie, Fla. Dubbed the "proxies with moxie," Mitt Romney's congressional backers have been crashing Newt Gingrich's events to offer a counterpoint to the former House speaker's remarks. It's an unusual tactic to begin with, but their collisions with Gingrich's testy spokesman, R.C. Hammond, have made their sparring into the campaign trail's version of must-see TV. Gingrich said he doesn't mind their presence, which he said is a sign of desperation by Romney. "They send a member of Congress, we send R.C. It's a slight overmatch R.C.'s a little bit more informed than they are, but...
  • Five key senators abandon online piracy bills amid Web protests

    01/18/2012 3:08:55 PM PST · by abb · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 18, 2012 | Brendan Sasso and Gautham Nagesh
    Congressional support for controversial online piracy legislation eroded dramatically on Wednesday in the face of an unprecedented online protest supported by tech titans such as Google, Wikipedia and Facebook. Several key senators withdrew their support from the Senate's Protect IP Act (PIPA), including Tea Party favorite Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), an elected member of his party's leadership. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who leads the Senate GOP's campaign team, said the legislation should be put on hold, while Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), a sponsor and the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, retreated from the...
  • Why Huntsman Reached The End Of The Road

    01/17/2012 9:50:39 AM PST · by truthkeeper · 17 replies
    RealClearPolitics.com ^ | January 16, 2012 | Sean Trende
    Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman has become the second Republican voted off the island in the 2012 Republican primary campaign (we don't count Tim Pawlenty or Herman Cain, both of whom dropped out before voting began). His decision late Sunday to suspend his campaign is a bit jarring, given that he had insisted after a disappointing third place finish in New Hampshire that he was staying in through South Carolina. I suspect that what happened is a combination of two things. First, financial reality set in. If you dont think a candidate is going to win, youre hard pressed to...
  • Love would 'take apart' Congressional Black Caucus if elected in Utah's 4th District

    01/16/2012 8:58:06 AM PST · by Baynative · 36 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Jan 5, 2012 | Dennis Romboy
    If elected in November, Love would be the first black Republican woman in Congress and Utah's first black representative. She said she would join the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, D.C., should she win. "Yes, yes. I would join the Congressional Black Caucus and try to take that thing apart from the inside out," she said.
  • Major SC newspaper endorses Huntsman

    01/15/2012 10:24:35 AM PST · by Qbert · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/15/12 | Daniel Strauss
    Jon Huntsman was endorsed by Columbia, S.C.'sThe State newspaper on Sunday. The endorsement comes less than a week before the South Carolina primary and comes as Huntsman quickly tries to gain traction in the Palmetto state. The State's endorsement is actually similar to what happened just before the New Hampshire primary: Mitt Romney's hometown paper, The Boston Globe, backed Huntsman in a long editorial in which it compared Romney with the former Utah governor. Like the Globe endorsement, The State praised both Romney and Huntsman but said Huntsman was the better candidate. "There are actually two sensible, experienced grownups," The...
  • Aspiring first black GOP congresswoman: Dont put me in a box

    01/14/2012 9:52:02 AM PST · by Baynative · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/14/12 | Alexis Levinson
    If Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love wins her bid for Congress, she will be the first black Republican congresswoman in history. But dont try to put her in that box. ~snip~ If she does receive significant media attention, Love hopes to use the opportunity to express a conservative message that has too few African American champions. Any time Im in front of that camera Im going to champion those conservative causes. Im going to let people out there know that we exist, and that there are conservative black Americans everywhere that believe in fiscal discipline, limited government and...
  • Orrin Hatch Fighting Pro-gun Challengers in Re-Election Efforts(UT)

    01/14/2012 7:58:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 January, 2012 | GOA
    Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- Two pro-gun conservatives recently announced they were running against Utah Senator Orrin Hatch. This is welcome news for gun owners. In a Senate career that has lasted more than thirty five years, Hatch has not been a particularly good friend of the Second Amendment. During negotiations over the 1986 McClure-Volkmer Firearms Owners Protection Act designed to protect gun owners from abuses of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms -- Hatch sat at the negotiating table next to officials of the ATF and argued against the pro-gun positions of Sen. Jim McClure. Though a senior member...
  • Salt Lake City gayest town in U.S.?

    01/10/2012 7:21:34 PM PST · by Colofornian · 57 replies
    World Net Daily/MSNBC ^ | Jan. 10, 2012
    (MSNBC) Forget San Francisco (18th) or New York (not even on the list) the gayest city in the U.S. is Salt Lake City, Utah, according to The Advocate, the gay and lesbian newsmagazine. Rather than rely on the U.S. Census tabulation of gay and lesbian populations, which inevitably yield San Francisco as No. 1, The Advocate used different measures to establish per capita queerness including a citys number of teams entered in the Gay Softball World Series, gay bookstores, openly gay elected officials and semifinalists in the International Mr. Leather Contest...