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  • Meet the 'plain old guy' who could end Mitt Romney's political career

    06/18/2018 8:59:49 PM PDT · by Impy · 27 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 6-13-2018 | Daniel Allott
    SALT LAKE CITY — The way Mike Kennedy sees it, he’s “just a plain old guy.” He’s no Mitt Romney, the millionaire Republican elder statesman and Kennedy’s opponent for the party’s nomination for Utah’s soon-to-be-open Senate seat. And he’s certainly no Ted Kennedy, the late liberal senator with whom he shares a surname but not a bloodline. Nope. Mike Kennedy’s “just a plain old guy” who “comes from dirt.” Mike Kennedy is not really plain or old. He’s a physician, and a lawyer, and a three-term state legislator, a husband and father of eight children. He’s a practicing member of...
  • Romney looks to lead GOP’s establishment wing

    06/10/2018 4:04:27 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 65 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/10/18 | Alex Isenstadt
    Mitt Romney is mapping out plans to become a major player in the Senate — positioning himself to be the spokesman of a listless Republican Party establishment that’s been steamrolled by President Donald Trump. The failed presidential candidate turned Utah Senate hopeful has made it clear to senior party officials that he intends to make a splash with his all-but-certain arrival on Capitol Hill next year, according to nearly a dozen senators, major party donors and confidants who’ve spoken with him.
  • Romney predicts a Trump win in 2020

    06/08/2018 6:57:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 8, 2018 | Stephen Sorace
    Mitt Romney addressed a closed-door tech summit in Utah on Thursday, telling the room he thinks President Donald Trump -- the man he once called a “phony” and a “fraud” -- will “solidly” win re-election in 2020, reports said. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, now running for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah, told a group of GOP donors that Trump will “easily” be the party’s nominee and go on to beat his Democratic rival, Politico reported. "I think that not just because of the strong economy and the fact that people are going to see increasingly rising wages, but...
  • Paul Ryan, Michael Bloomberg,Meg Whitman to speak at Mitt Romney's annual political retreat

    06/05/2018 9:43:18 AM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 33 replies
    KSL.com ^ | 6/4/2018 | Lisa Riley Roche
    PARK CITY — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert will join U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Mitt Romney's annual political retreat this week. The invitation-only event that started as a fundraiser during Romney's 2012 presidential bid will also feature business and health care leaders...
  • Iraq War vet saves Wyoming trooper from man who was attacking him on highway

    06/04/2018 4:55:00 PM PDT · by familyop · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 4, 2018 | Robert Gearty
    ...Dustin Roberts, 36, of McKinleyville, Calif., tried to disarm the trooper after being stopped for a speeding violation. Troopers found 74 pounds of marijuana and some cocaine in his vehicle, officials said.
  • Trump-Putin summit in the works

    06/01/2018 10:18:05 PM PDT · by Innovative · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 1, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz | Fox News
    A summit between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin is in the works, Fox News has learned. Trying to organize the meeting between the two world leaders “has been an ongoing project” for Jon Huntsman, the U.S. ambassador to Russia, sources told Fox News on Friday. The ambassador has reportedly been in Washington working on the plans. “This has been an ongoing project of Ambassador Huntsman, stretching back months, of getting a formal meeting between Putin and Trump,” a source told the Wall Street Journal. The plans are reportedly at an early stage, as neither a date nor...
  • Mitt Romney: Trump is not a role model for my grandkids (Mormon Kasich?)

    05/29/2018 10:28:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 29, 2018 | Garrett Haake and Adam Edelman
    Mitt Romney, a candidate for U.S. Senate in Utah, said in an interview Monday that President Donald Trump is not a role model for his grandchildren. "I don't think that I would point to the president as a role model for my grandkids on the basis of his personal style," Romney said in an exclusive interview with NBC News' Garrett Haake. "He has departed in some cases from the truth, and has attacked in a way that I think is not entirely appropriate." Romney acknowledged that Trump's policies had "been by and large a good deal better than I might...
  • Utah man incarcerated in Venezuela jail is on his way home, officials say

    05/26/2018 12:24:32 PM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com/ ^ | 5/26/18 | Kathleen Joyce
    A Utah man who has been incarcerated in a Venezuelan jail since 2016 was on a flight home to the U.S., Venezuelan officials said Saturday. Joshua Holt, 26, has been jailed in Venezuela after he traveled to the South American country in the summer of 2016 to marry Thamara Candelo, whom he met on a website for Mormon singles. The two planned to return to the U.S. after getting married, but where jailed in El Hilcolde on what human rights groups said were largely trumped-up charges. “Good news about the release of the American hostage from Venezuela. Should be landing...
  • Utah man incarcerated in Venezuela jail to be released, Trump says

    05/26/2018 7:34:14 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 26, 2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    A Utah man who has been incarcerated in a Venezuelan jail since 2016 is set to be released, U.S. officials said Saturday. Joshua Holt, 26, has been jailed in Venezuela after he traveled to the South American country in the summer of 2016 to marry Thamara Candelo, whom he met on a website for Mormon singles. The two planned to return to the U.S. after getting married, but where jailed in El Hilcolde on what human rights groups said were largely trumped-up charges. “Good news about the release of the American hostage from Venezuela. Should be landing in D.C. this...
  • How Mitt Romney could wind up running the United States 6 years

    05/21/2018 6:08:21 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 68 replies
    The Brookings Institution ^ | 04-26-2018 | Elaine Kamarck
    If, as expected, Mitt Romney wins his race for a Senate seat from Utah he may become the most powerful man in the United States Senate. As many of us remember, Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts, ran for president in 2012 and lost to Barack Obama. It wasn’t one of those totally humiliating losses—the map did not turn blue—but we assumed Mitt Romney would fade into history. Well, maybe not. The seat will remain Republican-held for President Trump come January of 2019, but this one could very well turn out to be the swing vote in the Senate. If Democrats...
  • Question

    05/19/2018 8:18:49 AM PDT · by tayper · 25 replies
    What is going on with Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah)? I thought she was conservative!
  • Jerusalem embassy to be opened by 'religious bigot,' Romney says (Pastor Jeffress)

    05/14/2018 7:30:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    MSN ^ | May 14, 2018 | F. Brinley Bruton and Vaughn Hillyard, NBC News
    Former Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney lashed out at the decision to have a controversial evangelical leader give a blessing at the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem Monday, calling him a "religious bigot." The Senate candidate from Utah criticized the inclusion of the Rev. Robert Jeffress — the pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas who is also an an adviser to President Donald Trump. The president recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital last year. "Robert Jeffress says, 'You can't be saved by being a Jew,' and 'Mormonism is a heresy from the pit of hell,'" Romney wrote in...
  • Hatch calls McCain's decision not to invite Trump to funeral 'ridiculous'

    05/08/2018 5:22:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 99 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 7, 2018 | Benjamin Brown
    Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said Monday “it's ridiculous" that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., reportedly does not want President Donald Trump to attend his funeral, and hopes the war hero has a change of heart. "I think it's ridiculous," Hatch told Politico. "Well, he's the president of the United States and he's a very good man. But it's up to [McCain]. I think John should have his own wishes fulfilled with regard to who attends the funeral." McCain’s closest family members reportedly informed the White House that the current plan is for the funeral to be held at Washington’s National Cathedral,...
  • Mitt Romney: “My Favorite Meat Is Hot Dog”

    05/04/2018 11:09:10 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 78 replies
    Boston Magazine ^ | May 4, 2018 | Spence Buell
    The former Massachusetts governor and shapeshifting perennial candidate spilled the beans on his hot dog meat habit in a moment captured by The Washington Times, which just published a lengthy profile on Romney, who is running for Senate in Utah: “My favorite meat is hot dog, by the way. That is my favorite meat,” he told a gathering of supporters as they joined him recently for a casual dinner organized by his campaign. “My second favorite meat is hamburger. And, everyone says, oh, don’t you prefer steak? It’s like, I know steaks are great, but I like hot dog best,...
  • Scientists Question FBI Probe On Anthrax

    08/03/2008 1:31:44 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 84 replies · 392+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, August 3, 2008; A01 | By Joby Warrick, Marilyn W. Thompson and Aaron C. Davis
    For nearly seven years, scientist Bruce E. Ivins and a small circle of fellow anthrax specialists at Fort Detrick's Army medical lab lived in a curious limbo: They served as occasional consultants for the FBI in the investigation of the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks, yet they were all potential suspects. Over lunch in the bacteriology division, nervous scientists would share stories about their latest unpleasant encounters with the FBI and ponder whether they should hire criminal defense lawyers, according to one of Ivins's former supervisors. In tactics that the researchers considered heavy-handed and often threatening, they were interviewed and polygraphed...
  • Congress Is Aiming Toward Another Omnibus Spending Disaster. Here’s How To Prevent That

    04/28/2018 5:18:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/28/2018 | Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Jim Jordan
    “I will never sign another bill like this again,” President Trump said after signing last month’s 2,232-page, $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill. President Trump is right. The omnibus bill Congress passed this March betrayed everything for which conservatives stand.Not only did it bust the spending caps conservatives worked so hard to secure in 2011 by more than $250 billion, but it also failed to build the border wall President Trump promised during his campaign. The bill also included language limiting the ability of federal law enforcement officers to enforce our nation’s immigration laws. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi identified...
  • 800,000 People To Flee New York & California In Next Three Years

    04/28/2018 9:27:39 AM PDT · by blam · 87 replies
    Newz Sentinel ^ | 4-28-2018
    Over the past decade, more than 3.5 million Americans have left high-tax blue states like California, New York, and many others in the Northeast, for low-tax red states like Arizona, Florida, and Texas. While the migration has been happening for years, conservative economists Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore are forecasting the next significant movement out of blue states could be right around the corner. Earlier this week, in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal titled “So Long, California. Sayonara, New York,” Laffer and Moore spoke about a provision within the brand-new tax bill that could create a mass migration...
  • Romney at the Jazz game

    04/27/2018 10:18:09 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 14 replies
    Instagram ^ | April 24, 2017 | cstewartthenow
    How about Mitt Romney letting Russ Westbrook have it last night?
  • Mitt Romney says he'll make decision on supporting Trump in 2020 'down the road'

    04/22/2018 9:05:53 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | 9:00 PM ET, Sat April 21, 2018 | Maeve Reston
    West Valley, Utah (CNN)Mitt Romney said Saturday that he could not yet commit to supporting Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign, making it clear that he intends to stake his claim as an independent voice for Utah. "I will make that decision down the road," Romney, who is running for US Senate, said in an interview with CNN as he waited for his turn to speak at the Utah GOP convention where he was vying for his party's nomination. "As a person of political experience, if I endorse someone, I'll want to know what's in it for Utah and what help...
  • Mitt Romney fails to secure Utah GOP nomination, will face primary

    04/21/2018 7:36:11 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 170 replies
    CNN ^ | April 21, 2018 | Maeve Reston
    Mitt Romney did not win the Utah Republican Party's nomination on Saturday, meaning he must compete in a June primary election as he seeks to replace retiring US Sen. Orrin Hatch. After a wild and raucous day of voting at the Utah GOP convention, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee was unable to win the 60% that he needed to head to the November ballot unopposed. When none of the 12 candidates were able to cross that threshold, the party continued with successive rounds of caucus voting until one candidate reached 40%. On the second round of...