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  • 14 states may target birthright citizenship

    01/04/2011 12:19:53 AM PST · by WilliamHouston · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 3, 2011 | Liz Goodwin
    Arizona state politicians will introduce model legislation this week to encourage states to prevent children of illegal immigrants from being granted citizenship under the 14th Amendment. Lawmakers in at least 14 states have said they are committed to passing the legislation targeting birthright citizenship. Arizona's anti-illegal-immigrant bill, SB-1070, was also based on model legislation that could be easily copied by states, and at least seven states are likely to pass bills similar to the first Arizona immigration overhaul this year, according to one analysis by an immigrants rights group. Arizona state Senator Russell Pearce will unveil the bill Jan. 5...
  • Mitt Romney backtracks after Trump-hating op-ed attack bombs

    01/03/2019 9:52:53 AM PST · by jazusamo · 87 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 3, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    Arriving in Washington for his new gig as Utah's junior senator, Mitt Romney jumped right in to revert to form, putting out a Washington Post attack op-ed decrying President Trump's lack of "character" and calling on Republicans to reach across the aisle. Gad, his act is old. Here Trump has given us the best economy in decades, and Mitt has almost nothing to say about it other than that he agrees with it. Trump also never wavered on the appointment of Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh and has fought like a lion to get more constitutionally minded judges appointed. Trump...
  • Kasich Endorses Romney’s Anti-Trump Op-Ed: ‘Welcome to the Fray’

    01/03/2019 9:46:59 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01-02-2019 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich gave Senator-elect Mitt Romney (R-UT) a virtual pat on the back Tuesday, endorsing Romney’s Washington Post op-ed bashing President Donald Trump’s character. “Welcome to the fray,” wrote Kasich, linking to the op-ed published Tuesday.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Son of Flake

    01/05/2019 6:26:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2019 | Michael Reagan
    What's with Mitt Romney, the newly minted Republican senator from the great red state of Utah? Mitt hadn't even been sworn in yet and he put his name on a New Year's Day op-ed column in the Washington Post bearing the headline "Mitt Romney: The president shapes the public character of the nation. Trump's character falls short." Then Mitt showed up on CNN to repeat his complaint that after two years the president of his party has "not risen to the mantle of the office." Sorry he feels that way, but if moderate Mitt really cared about the GOP he...
  • The faces of Utah's 78 homicides in 2018

    01/03/2019 8:50:05 AM PST · by LiberalismDestroys · 18 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 1/2/2019 | Ashley Imlay and Pat Reavy, Development by Jade Allen Cook
    In 2018, the Deseret News tracked 78 homicides that occurred in Utah, including 18 at the hands of police officers, more than three times the number from the year before. As is the case for most years, domestic violence was again a leading cause of homicide in the state. The victims of homicide — the killing of one human being at the hands of another — in Utah in 2018 ranged in age from just 4 months to 89 years. Two-thirds of them were shot to death.
  • Romney: My Op-Ed Was About My Relationship With Trump "And How We'll Work Together"

    01/02/2019 9:34:29 PM PST · by bitt · 184 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 1/2/2019 | Ian Scwartz
    In an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, Senator-elect Mitt Romney (R-UT) expounds on his controversial op-ed that attacked President Trump. "What I did in my op-ed was not just talk about the president and my relationship with him and how we’ll work together, but also I laid out my perspectives and priorities on a very broad basis on everything from trade to China to our allies around the world, immigration and so forth," Romney said. Romney told Tapper while he is "not looking for the next election," he has not decided who will endorse in 2020. "I haven’t decided who...
  • Mitt Romney Pledges Support For Border Wall After Slamming Trump Administration

    01/02/2019 5:35:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Huffington Post via Yahoo ^ | 1/02/19 | Sara Boboltz
    Incoming Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) revealed he would support President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall one day after publishing an opinion piece in The Washington Post critiquing nearly everything about the current administration. “I would vote for the border wall,” Romney, former Republican presidential candidate, told CNN’s Jake Tapper in a Wednesday afternoon interview. “We should have a wall on the southern border,” the former governor of Massachusetts added. While he considers the government shutdown ― which has gone on for nearly two weeks ― an “unfortunate” situation, Romney did not directly criticize it.
  • Welcome to the Romney Economy — Making Millions by Shipping Our Jobs Overseas (Oldie but goodie)

    01/01/2019 10:30:00 PM PST · by rintintin · 13 replies
    HuffPost ^ | Seo 20 2012 | Elizabeth Parisian
    A couple of weeks ago, the Washington Post published a report detailing how Bain Capital, under Mitt Romney’s leadership, invested in companies that specialize in outsourcing American jobs, creating a surge of media and public interest in his relationship to the private equity firm. Since then, the Romney campaign has offered one lame comeback after another — from splitting hairs over the terms “outsourcing” and “offshoring” and trying to drum up VP speculation, to flat out “whining” as Karl Rove put it — in an attempt to distract voters from the real issue: Mitt Romney has personally made, and continues...