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  • Investigators: Drug trafficking suspect has been deported 8 times

    01/17/2019 10:22:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    ABC News Local ^ | January 15, 2019 | by SIMONE FRANCIS
    UTAH COUNTY – The Utah County Sheriff’s Office shared more information about an ongoing drug trafficking investigation. Detectives said a man recently arrested on the suspicion of drug trafficking was living in the United States illegally and had been deported eight different times. On January 12, the detectives with the Utah County Special Enforcement Team arrested 44-year-old Jose Olegario Lopez. Detectives recovered $850,000 worth of cocaine and methamphetamine following a search of his car. Lopez was booked into jail on two first-degree felony charges of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents...
  • MITT ROMNEY Continues to Trash President Trump

    01/15/2019 1:16:29 PM PST · by RandFan · 125 replies
    TGP ^ | Jim Hoft
    Senator Mitt Romney continued to trash President Donald Trump over the weekend. Romney attacked the Republican president after the weekend hit piece by the Washington Post that Trump hid his conversations with Vladimir Putin from government officials and the media.
  • Jason Chaffetz: Steve King must face real consequences for his white supremacy remarks

    01/14/2019 11:28:08 AM PST · by Blue House Sue · 80 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 1/14/19 | Jason Chaffetz
    Once again, House Republican leaders last week found themselves having to answer for the offensive statements of Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa. This time King further confirmed his insensitivity and evidently racist approach to public policy. The New York Times quoted King asking, "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization – how did that language become offensive?" In a frank Washington Post op-ed, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., asked, “Why are Republicans accused of racism? Because we’re silent on things like this.” To their credit, many Republican office holders were quick to condemn the provocative remarks, with Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst tweeting, “I...
  • Another GOP lawmaker calls on Steve King to resign over white supremacy comments

    01/14/2019 8:41:15 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1 14 2019 | Justin Wise
    Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) on Monday called on fellow GOP Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to resign over recent comments he made about white supremacy and white nationalism. "I wish he’d resign, frankly," Stewart said on CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time." "He’s lost the trust and faith of his comrades. For the good of the party, for the good of the American people, I think it’s time for us to make a change." His comments came just hours after GOP leaders in Congress stripped the Iowa congressman from any committee assignments in the new Congress. Stewart said that he "absolutely" agreed with...
  • Steve King slams GOP leaders for 'political decision' over comments on white supremacy

    01/14/2019 5:53:31 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 130 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/14/19 | Justin Wise
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Monday denounced GOP leaders' move to remove him from all committee assignments, calling it a "political decision that ignores the truth." “[House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.)] decision to remove me from committees is a political decision that ignores the truth," King said in a statement shortly after McCarthy told reporters that the Iowa congressman would not receive any committee assignments in the new Congress. King was previously a member of the House Judiciary, Agriculture and Small Business committees. He had also served as chairman of a House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and...
  • Police: Suspected narcotics dealer arrested in Spanish Fork UT; more than $850K worth of drugs...

    01/14/2019 5:34:03 PM PST · by LiberalismDestroys · 14 replies
    KSL.com ^ | 1/14/2019 | Carter Williams
    A Salt Lake City man who was a part of a narcotics investigation was arrested Saturday, and more than $850,000 worth of drugs was discovered in his car, authorities said. Jose Olegario Lopez, 44, was arrested and booked into the Utah County Jail on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, failure to stop at an officer’s command, child endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to jail records. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials added that Lopez was living in the U.S. illegally, the jail records said.
  • Romney calls on Steve King to resign after comments on white supremacy

    01/14/2019 3:53:32 PM PST · by SMGFan · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 14, 2019
    Newly-elected Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Monday called for conservative Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to resign from the House because of his remarks questioning whether white supremacy is "offensive." “I think he ought to step aside and I think Congress ought to make it very clear he has no place there,” Romney told CNN’s Manu Raju on Monday. A spokeswoman for Romney confirmed the statement. Romney is the latest high-profile Republican voice to condemn King’s comments made in an interview with The New York Times in which he said, “white nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language...
  • The 10 Most Conservative States in America

    01/14/2019 3:05:46 PM PST · by EveningStar · 78 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 14, 2019 | Nick Johnson
    To determine the most conservative states in the United States, we looked at voting patterns and conservative policy decisions that have taken place over the last 20 years. These are the states that supported Donald Trump the most in the last presidential election, and where liberals and democrats are least represented.
  • Donald Trump rejects Mitt Romney's ironic tax attack

    02/24/2016 7:03:02 PM PST · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | February 24, 2016 | Stephen Collinson, Jeremy Diamond and Hasan Khan
    Donald Trump is leaving the door open to not releasing his tax returns, just hours after Mitt Romney warned Wednesday that the billionaire's tax documents could contain a "bombshell." The GOP front-runner said in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper that he will "make a determination over the next couple of months" as to whether he will release his tax returns... It was also an attack steeped in irony, since Romney was on the receiving end of similar claims by then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, when Democrats eviscerated him over his fortune and business record during the 2012 campaign. Reid...
  • Romney 2020 touted by Nevada’s Harry Reid, calling Trump ‘amoral’

    01/11/2019 4:12:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Bosotn Herald ^ | January 10, 2019 | Staff
    Former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid is pushing for a Mitt Romney challenge to President Trump in 2020, saying Thursday that Trump has no conscience. “I’ve had dealings with the man,” Reid said of Trump. “I think he’s amoral. I don’t think he has a conscience.” Reid said he and Romney had differences in the past. But he said he likes Romney and thinks he’s “a moderate voice the Republicans need.” He also insisted that he had claimed Romney hadn’t paid “his fair share of taxes,” rather than no taxes and said he was glad he had raised the issue.
  • Former Disney actor now faces federal charge in Utah

    01/10/2019 4:00:38 PM PST · by LiberalismDestroys · 24 replies
    KSL.com ^ | 1/10/1019 | Pat Reavy
    The case of a former Disney Channel actor charged in Salt Lake City with trying to entice a 13-year-old boy into having sex has now gone federal. A federal grand jury on Wednesday returned an indictment charging Stoney Westmoreland, 48, of Los Angeles, with one count of coercion and enticement. A summons will be issued for him to appear in federal court in Salt Lake City, according to the U.S. Attorney for Utah's office. Westmoreland was previously charged in 3rd District Court with enticing a minor, a second-degree felony; four counts of dealing in harmful materials to a minor, a...
  • Republicans Have Questions for John Huber, US Atty Utah

    01/07/2019 3:52:13 PM PST · by AnthonySoprano · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | The Daily Caller
    “A group of top House Republicans is asking the Justice Department for details of an investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton and Trump-Russia probes that is being conducted by U.S. attorney John Huber. In a letter sent Monday, the Republicans pressed Huber, the U.S. attorney for Utah, for details about witnesses and documents reviewed as part of the investigation. EXCERPT
  • House panel demands accounting from Utahn tasked in Clinton, Trump probes

    01/08/2019 10:30:47 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    KSL ^ | Jan 7th, 2019 | Dennis Romboy,
    Two House committees want an accounting from U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber of his investigation into whether the Justice Department and the FBI abused its authority in their probes of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Donald Trump's election campaign. The Republican ranking members of the House Government Oversight Committee and the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Huber on Monday seeking an update of his work. "Your investigation has been ongoing for over nine months," wrote Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., the top GOP members of the Oversight and Judiciary committees,...
  • Romney and the Never Trumpers Are Hiding Behind "Character" (Really good)

    01/07/2019 8:55:16 PM PST · by servo1969 · 52 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 1-7-2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I have been alleging, alluding to the Mitt Romney piece, and I want to dissect this very briefly, and not so much as to go after Romney, but rather what Romney represents. Romney represents the greatest blown opportunity in modern American politics. Romney represents the 25-year-old Republican establishment. He also represents the Never Trumpers, which are part of the out-of-touch Republican and in some cases conservative establishment. They are so out of touch and they're so focused on things that are not relevant today that were 25 or 30 years ago. They have been unable to adapt. They're still...
  • Chaffetz predicts government shutdown will continue until end of January at least

    01/06/2019 8:32:34 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 50 replies
    Utah Policy ^ | Jan 6, 2019 | Written by Bryan Schott, Managing Editor
    Former Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, now a Fox News commentator, predicted Sunday the partial government shutdown would continue at least through President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, and Republicans would be seen as the winners. If the current partial shutdown continues through Friday, it would be the longest on the books. Chaffetz, speaking on Fox News Sunday, said he believes the shutdown would still be going on at that point, and would likely not end before President Trump gives his speech on January 29. "I think the next pressure point is the State of the Union at the...
  • Officials identify Provo (Utah)Officer killed in the line of duty

    01/06/2019 2:27:43 PM PST · by LiberalismDestroys · 17 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 1/6/2019 | Yvette Cruz
    Officials on Sunday identified the Provo police officer who was killed while trying to apprehend a fugitive in Orem. Joseph Shinners, 29, was shot in the line of duty just before 10 p.m. near the Bed Bath and Beyond in Orem located at 50 W. University Parkway. Shinners was transported to Utah Valley Hospital in critical condition but died from his injuries just before midnight, according to Rich Ferguson, Provo chief of police. Shinners, a Boston area native, was a 3-year veteran to the department and a member of the SWAT team. He was also a husband and a father...
  • GOP senator knocks Romney: The last thing we need is ‘a Jeff Flake on steroids’

    01/05/2019 3:01:58 PM PST · by bitt · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/5/2019 | CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
    Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) needled fellow Republican Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah) in an op-ed in The Washington Post on Friday, arguing that the GOP doesn't need "more distractions." "The mainstream media and Democrats want to further divide Republicans, and now Romney has played right into their hands," Perdue wrote. "Jeff Flake (Ariz.) filled that role before his retirement; the last thing we need now in the Senate is a Jeff Flake on steroids. We certainly don’t need more distractions. We need constructive leaders who want to get things done." Perdue invoked Flake, a vocal critic of President Trump who retired...
  • Sen. David Perdue: Mitt Romney makes the same mistake that cost him the White House

    01/05/2019 7:10:51 AM PST · by rintintin · 83 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan 5 2019 | David Perdue
    n a recent op-ed for The Post, “The president shapes the public character of the nation. Trump’s character falls short,” Mitt Romney made the same mistake that many Republicans did in 2012 — a mistake that cost him the White House. With his attempted character assassination of the president, a fellow Republican, Romney put self-interest ahead of the larger national interest: conservative Republican governance. The op-ed brought to mind 2012, when many Republicans chose to divide the party by continually bashing each other. Romney eventually discovered that many discouraged GOP voters decided to stay home on Election Day.
  • Elizabeth Smart kidnapper living near elementary school

    01/04/2019 5:31:33 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    FOX News Network, ^ | January 1, 2019 | BRADY McCOMBS
    SALT LAKE CITY – A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart is living several blocks from a Salt Lake City elementary school following her release from prison in September, according to Utah's sex-offender registry. Wanda Barzee, 73, is listed in the registry as living in an apartment near the school after her initial placement in a halfway house. She was released on parole much earlier than anticipated, despite her refusal to cooperate with mental health professionals while incarcerated. ... She was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2010 after pleading guilty to helping her husband, street preacher Brian David...
  • Ukrainian Il-76 Airlifter That Was Tracked Across U.S. Delivered Radar Asset To Utah Air Base

    01/03/2019 6:17:17 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 19 replies
    Ukranian Air Force Il-76 'Candid' cargo plane has appeared at an Air National Guard facility attached to Salt Lake City International Airport. We now know that it has delivered an unspecified mobile radar system as part of a U.S. Air Force contract. Online plane trackers first noticed the Il-76, of which the Ukrainian Air Force has around five in service in total, traveling westward from Ottawa/Macdonald–Cartier International Airport in eastern Canada on the morning of Dec. 3, 2019. The Candid was on the ground in Salt Lake City before 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. ***** If the radar does go...