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  • So, was evisceration of Brendan Eich “a PR stunt … nothing but a PR stunt”?

    04/08/2014 4:29:24 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies ^ | 4-7-2014 | William A. Jacobson
    If people were played here, when does the boycott of OKCupid start? A narrative is emerging that the entire Brendan Eich evisceration campaign was a public relations stunt by OKCupid. That narrative is emerging from the left, based on facts uncovered by the right.Chuck Ross of The Daily Caller was the first to report that the founder of OKCupid, who also is the CEO of, donated many years ago to an anti-gay marriage congressman: Sam Yagan, who is currently CEO of the Match Group, which controls OkCupid, donated $500 to Barack Obama in 2007 and 2008 back when he...
  • Adios Amigo! Jason Chaffetz Beats Chris Cannon in a Landslide!

    06/27/2008 5:14:26 PM PDT · by Baron OBeef Dip · 32 replies · 301+ views
    Team America PAC ^ | June 26, 2008 | Bay Buchanan
    The King of Amnesty is dead. On tuesday, Team America candidate Jason Chaffetz defeated La Raza Republican Chris Cannon by over twenty points! Team America raised over $25,000 for Jason who used the money to make it clear to the voters of Utah that he stood for securing the borders and enforcing our laws, while Cannon stood for amnesty. Chris Cannon has long been one of our top targets. He’s sponsored over half a dozen amnesty bills, and has won awards from MALDEF and La Raza for his pro-amnestyrecord. We supported his challengers in 2004 and 2006, but they...

    06/25/2008 11:11:29 AM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 28 replies · 77+ views
    Slate ^ | June 25, 2008 | Mickey Kaus
    Comprehensivist Down! In 2006, the primary victory of GOP Rep. Chris Cannon was offered by many pundits as comforting evidence that the immigration issue didn't have legs. After all, Cannon had supported "comprehensive" immigration reform--including legalization (i.e. semi-amnesty)--yet he survived in a conservative Utah district. Here's Michael Barone two years ago: If Cannon had lost, House Republicans surely would have panicked and stonewalled any approach but border-security-only. But his victory -- and the fact that he ran ads with endorsements from George W. Bush, who supports a comprehensive bill -- indicates that his positions are not political death, even in...
  • Rep. Cannon Finally Fails To Hide Amnesty Record

    06/25/2008 6:40:59 PM PDT · by Baron OBeef Dip · 21 replies · 102+ views
    NumbersUSA ^ | June 25, 2008 | Roy Beck
    Rep. Chris Cannon -- who lost in a 60%-40% Primary election landslide yesterday -- had survived several previous Primary challenges by fooling enough people into believing that he was not really an amnesty champion. The seven-term incumbent lost to Jason Chaffetz, 41, a former chief of staff for Utah's governor who was running for public office for the first time and who was outspent 7-1. Chaffetz ran as a True Immigration Reformer, favoring deep cuts in legal immigration and vigorous Attrition Through Enforcement measures.
  • Chaffetz appears to have ousted Cannon

    06/24/2008 9:20:33 PM PDT · by CarbonCounty · 16 replies · 184+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 06/24/08 | Robert Gehrke
    Jason Chaffetz's promise to change Washington, starting with Rep. Chris Cannon, resonated with Republican voters, who appear to have ousted the six-term incumbent in a Republican primary tonight. "You rock, and you rocked the Republican Party," Chaffetz told supporters gathered in Springville, shortly after polls closed. "We've done this all with volunteers, with no free meals and no polling. We've done it the right way. You can never convince me that one person can't make a difference." With nearly three-quarters of precincts counted, Chaffetz led Cannon by more than 20 points. Chaffetz now advances to face Democrat Bennion Spencer in...
  • Cannon (R-UT) advances to Republican primary by slim margin

    05/11/2008 1:07:00 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies · 128+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | May 10, 2008 | Robert Gehrke and Cathy McKitrick
    Rep. Chris Cannon barely escaped with his political life Saturday. Jason Chaffetz, a former chief of staff to Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr., nearly knocked off the incumbent in the Republican State Convention, but instead will face Cannon in a June 24 primary. "A win is a win," said Chaffetz. "We're going to go out and take it to Cannon right from Day 1." Chaffetz captured 563 Republican delegate votes, or 59 percent of the total. Cannon received votes from 391 delegates, 41 percent of the total. Chaffetz could have captured the nomination outright with 60 percent of the vote -...
  • Congress Working to Renew Federal Agency Improvement Panel

    09/20/2007 9:35:10 PM PDT · by anymouse · 6 replies · 295+ views
    OMB Watch ^ | September 20, 2007 | Matt Madia
    Yesterday, a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously on a bill (H.R. 3564) which would reauthorize the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) through FY 2011. Congress initially formed ACUS in the 1960's, but vanquished it in the mid 1990's as part of Newt Gingrich's effort to reduce government. Reps. Chris Cannon (R-UT) and Linda Sanchez (D-CA) are pushing the bill. ACUS is a panel of administrative law experts. (Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Stephen Breyer have both served at ACUS.) ACUS studies the federal rulemaking process and other operations of federal agencies. The panel takes...
  • LDS Church Letter May Have Raised Primary Turnout

    06/30/2006 10:09:53 AM PDT · by colorcountry · 95 replies · 1,209+ views
    KSL News ^ | 6/30/06 | (Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Some political observers are wondering whether a Mormon church statement urging members to vote in Tuesday's primary may have boosted turnout and helped five-term incumbent Republican Rep. Chris Cannon turn back challenger John Jacob. "Between the president and Mrs. Bush's endorsement (of Cannon) and the church's statement from the pulpit -- those were the two biggest factors that helped Cannon in his re-election," said Ron Fox, who helped run Bush's Utah campaign in 2000 and 2004. "I think the church's desires were to get people to the polls and vote and I think, as a...
  • Jacob Concedes [referendum on immigration issue], Cannon Moves on to General Election

    06/27/2006 10:32:40 PM PDT · by Spiff · 301 replies · 5,322+ views
    KSL TV ^ | 27 June 2006
    Jacobs Concedes, Cannon Moves on to General Election June 27th, 2006 @ 11:12pm SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Chris Cannon, challenged by a political newcomer who accused the five-term incumbent of being soft on illegal immigration, was leading in Utah's Republican primary Tuesday with more than half of precincts reporting. Cannon led John Jacob 58 percent to 42 percent, or 19,575 votes to 14,395 votes, with 313 of 623 precincts reporting. That includes 100 percent of returns from Juab, Beaver and Millard counties. The 3rd Congressional District race focused primarily on who stands taller in opposition to Bush's...
  • Cannon/Jacob GOP primary results thread

    06/27/2006 6:37:01 PM PDT · by Dane · 768 replies · 15,983+ views
    Looks like you have to hit the below link (i.e federal office) twice to get the primary results. Polls close at 10:00 PM EDT(8:00 PM MDT) Primary results I tried to link a direct link but it doesn't seem to work.
  • Cannon-Jacob primary race getting national attention over immigration debate

    06/26/2006 7:03:57 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 165 replies · 1,562+ views
    ABC 4 ^ | 24 JUNE 2006 | ABC 4
    Tuesday, Utahns all over the state will be heading to their new electronic voting machines. Tuesday is primary day in Utah and the hottest contest is in Utah's third congressional district. There, two republicans - incumbent Chris Cannon and challenger John Jacob - have been battling it out over the issue of immigration. This race is also attracting national attention because it's viewed as a barometer of how the immigration issue sits with voters; One candidate is accusing the other of being too soft on the issue. Monday's debate aired on KNRS 570 AM, ABC 4's sister radio station. Recent...
  • House Race Hotline Extra: Utah 03 (Utah GOP Exec. Dir. says good chance Cannon could go down)

    06/27/2006 11:37:28 AM PDT · by Spiff · 407 replies · 4,079+ views
    House Race Hotline Extra: Utah 03 Some quotes to illustrate the importance of this race. "There is a very good chance that he could go down," Jeff Hartley, executive director of the Utah Republican Party, tells First Read. "You wouldn't have the involvement from the White House if he weren't in jeopardy." (NBC News) Consultant LeVarr Webb: "A low turnout is expected, so be one of the few who make a difference and have a voice." (Utah Policy Daily) ) UT GOP Chair Joe Cannon "says he's trying to stay neutral" in his brother's UT 03 primary, "but it didn't...
  • Corruption: Cannon aide found guilty

    06/26/2006 3:43:30 PM PDT · by Spiff · 125 replies · 1,684+ views
    ProjectUSA ^ | 22 June 2006 | ProjectUSA
    Corruption: Cannon aide found guilty Abramoff Cannon Norquist crewmember, David Safavian, goes down Utahns should take note of the corruption trial just concluded in Washington with a guilty verdict for Congressman Chris Cannon's former chief of staff, David Safavian. With the Safavian trial only one component of the still spreading Abramoff corruption scandal, the talk is of more indictments coming—including of members of Congress. Will Chris Cannon be one of those members? You have to wonder—especially since the Interior Department, where Cannon got his start in Washington, and where plenty of funny business has gone on, has been drawn into...
  • David Hossein Safavian: From the White House to the Jail House

    09/23/2005 5:45:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies · 969+ views ^ | September 23, 2005 | Paul Sperry
    The rise and fall of an Islamic Institute alumnus. Last Monday, David Hossein Safavian, a high-ranking White House official and pal of GOP powerbroker Grover Norquist, was arrested in a federal corruption case involving lobbying bad boy Jack Abramoff. According to the FBI, Safavian repeatedly lied to federal investigators in order to cover up Abramoff’s shady dealings. He not only bent ethics rules to accompany Abramoff on a 2002 golf junket to Scotland; he also used his position as chief of staff at the General Services Administration to deliver GSA-managed land into the lobbyist’s hands. But Safavian's not just tied...
  • White House endorses Cannon

    06/19/2006 3:12:41 AM PDT · by Dane · 116 replies · 2,084+ views
    PROVO — Laura Bush is campaigning for Utah Congressman Chris Cannon. With both Cannon and challenger John Jacob poised to release television ads, the first lady recorded a phone message last week asking Republicans in Utah's 3rd District to vote for Cannon in the party's June 27 primary. "We need Chris in Congress so he can continue securing our borders, protecting our families and helping make the president's tax relief permanent," Bush said in the message, which hasn't been released yet Word of the White House endorsement leaked to the Jacob camp over the weekend through a Republican Party channel....
  • 3rd District debate sizzles

    06/20/2006 5:12:17 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 4 replies · 258+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 06/20/2006 | Glen Warchol
    As the 3rd Congressional District race rolls into its last full week before next Tuesday's primary, immigration reform has even more intensely become the pivotal issue. During a radio debate Monday on public radio station KCPW, tempers flared as Utah County businessman John Jacob and incumbent Chris Cannon tried to pin each other down on the subject. "This [primary election] is a referendum on immigration," Jacob said. On that, at least, the candidates agreed. Beyond that it was unclear exactly where the two men stand on the issue, especially following stories last week that Jacob had given money to an...
  • Ads Expose Chris Cannon's Support for Illegal Alien Amnesties

    06/18/2006 2:19:01 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 348 replies · 3,677+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | 06/14/2006 | Brantley Davis
    Campaign Highlights Inconsistencies Between Record and Rhetoric WASHINGTON, June 14 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Team America PAC has launched a radio campaign in Salt Lake City, Utah. The purpose of the campaign is to make Republican Primary voters aware of Representative Chris Cannon's support for illegal alien amnesties and other benefits for illegal aliens even though he represents his record as having been tough on illegal immigration. On his website, Congressman Cannon claims he's never supported amnesty for illegal aliens and never will. In fact, Cannon has not only supported nine amnesties for illegal aliens, he's actually co-sponsored six amnesties himself....
  • Is It Deception or Ignorance that is Controlling the Immigration Debate?

    06/03/2006 1:27:38 PM PDT · by Doctor13 · 36 replies · 965+ views
    Banner of Liberty ^ | 3 June 2006 | Mary Mostert
    Yesterday Sean Hannity, a conservative who I think generally tries to do a good job of researching his stories, attacked one of the most conservative members of the House of Representative, Chris Cannon, who happens to be my congressman. In that attack he joined what has become a nationwide campaign to defeat Congressman Cannon over the issue of the illegal immigration problem. Rep. Cannon has been voting for bills to address the illegal alien problem since his first years in Congress during the Clinton Administration, as he points out on his website. Cannon was voting for legislation in the House...

    05/20/2006 1:16:03 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 526 replies · 8,816+ views (received via email) ^ | May 20, 2006 | Stephen Frank
    Conservatives, nationwide are getting angry about the loss of principle by GOP'ers in office. Big spending in Washington and Sacramento. The inability to control illegal aliens. Failure to protect jobs and the failure to stop the social agenda of liberals in our schools in finally causing conservatives to say NO to GOP incumbents, even if it means we could lose seats in a legislative body. The thought is simple, why protect a Republican running for office if their voting record will differ little from the Democrats. In Utah, GOP Congressman Chris Cannon could not win his Parties endorsement for re-election--his...
  • Cannon declines debate with Colorado rival (Tancredo)

    08/05/2005 6:08:28 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 134 replies · 1,861+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Robert Gehrke
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, known for his outspoken and sometimes outlandish views on immigration, will be in Utah later this month and agreed to debate his political rival, Rep. Chris Cannon. Cannon says he has more pressing engagements - working on the irrigation system at his home. Tancredo, a Colorado Republican and leading spokesman of the anti-immigration movement, was invited to the state by the group Utahns For Immigration Reform and Enforcement, or UFIRE, a group that battered Cannon over his immigration stance during his 2004 re-election bid. He agreed to spend Aug. 24 to 25 in the...