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  • Pence Casts Tie-Breaking Vote After Outgoing Republican Tries to Block Trump Nominee

    12/12/2018 3:33:20 PM PST · by naeim.darzi · 56 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | December 12, 2018 | ZACHARY STIEBER
    Vice President and former Senator Mike Pence cast a tie-breaking vote to confirm a federal judge after outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) broke rank and voted against the nominee. The Republicans hold a slim majority in the Senate, 51-49, until the New Year. After that, the margin will widen to 53-47 as the GOP won several seats during the November midterms. Flake’s vote made the total 50-50, forcing Pence to step in and cast the tie-breaking vote in his role as the ex officio President of the Senate to confirm the nomination of Harvard Law School graduate Jonathan Kobes, 44,...
  • Jeff Flake Insults Cruz & Trump, Says It’s Anti-Semitic to Criticize Soros

    11/03/2018 8:00:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 113 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | November 3, 2018 | S. Noble
    Sen. Jeff Flake, the left-wing ‘Republican’, is a nasty, vengeful guy. Three days before the election, he appeared on Wolf Blitzer’s show to praise Obama, criticize Ted Cruz and the President, and he suggested criticism of George Soros is anti-Semitic. He downplayed the “threat” posed to America by illegal immigration and blasted Sen. Ted Cruz for calling out his opponent who has supported illegal immigrants. A Project Veritas undercover video appeared to show that Cruz’s opponent Robert Francis O’Rourke has been aiding illegal immigrants, possibly illegally.
  • Don Leo Jonathan dead at 87 (all-time great professional wrestler)

    10/14/2018 10:18:24 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    CANOE -- Slam! Sports - Wrestling ^ | October 14, 2018 | Greg Oliver
    Don Leo Delaun Heaton, better known to the pro wrestling world as "The Mormon Giant" Don Leo Jonathan, has died. He was 87 years old. At the end of August, Heaton was admitted to a hospital in British Columbia, and never left. Throughout his lengthy career, Don Leo Jonathan was one of the top wrestlers in the world, period. At 6-foot-6, at usually 280-320 pounds, he was both hulking, but also fast and agile, able to do a nip-up. Contrasting his size was his voice, which was squeaky and high-pitched, yet measured and thoughtful, menacing when it needed to be,...
  • Mormon no more: Tabernacle Choir renamed in big church shift

    10/05/2018 10:30:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    AP ^ | October 5, 2018 | Brady McCombs
    The well-known Mormon Tabernacle Choir was renamed Friday to strip out the word Mormon in a move showing the faith’s new president is serious about ending shorthand names for the religion that have been used for generations by church members and previously promoted by the church. The gospel singing group will now be called the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a statement. It’s a nod to the home of the choir for the last 150 years, the Tabernacle, located on church grounds known as Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    08/18/2018 8:09:45 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/18/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    There's word from the war Saudi Arabia is conducting in Yemen against the Houthis who heavily populate the northern part of the country and are supported by Iran. A bomb supplied by the United States was used in an air attack on a school bus recently that killed 51 people including 40 children. It was a laser guided Mk 82 bomb manufactured by defense contractor Lockheed Martin according to the lettering on it. This news report has political overtones since CNN is behind it noting that former President Barack Obama banned the sale of these kind of bombs after an...
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issues new name guidelines, dropping term Mormon ...

    08/16/2018 1:38:27 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    Deseret News ^ | August 16, 2018 | Tad Walch
    Complete Headline: President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement Thursday afternoon regarding the name of the church "The Lord has impressed upon my mind the importance of the name He has revealed for His Church, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We have work before us to bring ourselves in harmony with his will. In recent weeks, various Church leaders and departments have initiated the necessary steps to do so." [Snip] The term "Mormonism" is inaccurate and should not be used. When describing the combination of doctrine,...
  • Mike Lee's chances as SCOTUS pick

    07/06/2018 12:25:34 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 47 replies
    Deseret News ^ | July 6, 2018 9:13 am | Herb Scribner
    Robert Costa, a Washington Post political reporter and NBC News political analyst, tweeted Thursday: "When I asked a prominent Trump ally about Sen. Lee/ SCOTUS, they said this article is floating around the WH, as evidence that he's a long shot." Costa included a link to an Associated Press story about Lee casting a "protest" vote in the 2016 presidential election for independent candidate Evan McMullin.
  • Mormon missionary, 26, tells of the horrific conditions he endured during two-year Venezuelan [tr]

    06/04/2018 10:53:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 4, 2018 | Ryan Perry
    The Mormon missionary jailed in Venezuela over bogus claims of government espionage has spoken of his prison hell and how his new wife was electrocuted and tortured to elicit a false confession about her American husband. In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Josh Holt said he's 'grateful to God' he and Venezuelan wife Thamy Caleno, who was also jailed, survived their two-year ordeal. Speaking from his home in Riverton, Utah, Josh tells how callous Venezuelan intelligence operatives roughed him up and terrified him with staged fake executions.
  • Romney denounces pastor slated to speak at US embassy in Jerusalem

    05/13/2018 9:31:46 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 166 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/13/18 10:50 PM | BRANDON CONRADIS
    Senate candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) on Sunday night denounced the pastor expected to speak at Monday's ceremony celebrating the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. "Robert Jeffress says 'you can’t be saved by being a Jew,' and 'Mormonism is a heresy from the pit of hell.' He’s said the same about Islam. Such a religious bigot should not be giving the prayer that opens the United States Embassy in Jerusalem," Romney tweeted. Jeffress, a Dallas-based pastor and known supporter of President Trump, said over the weekend that he would be leading the prayer at...
  • Mormon church cuts ties to Boy Scouts after program drops ‘boy’ from the name

    05/10/2018 8:57:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/10/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 9, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The Mormon Church has announced that it will end all association with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and other worldwide Scouting programs, a week after the BSA announced it would cut “boy” from the name because it now accepts girls. “Effective on December 31, 2019, the Church will conclude its relationship as a chartered organization with all Scouting programs around the world,” the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) announced on May 8. Instead, next year it plans to launch its own youth programs to “help all...
  • One thousand current and former Mormons march on church HQ in Salt Lake City demanding an end...

    03/30/2018 7:46:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 55 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Mar 30, 2018 | ap
    FULL TITLE: One thousand current and former Mormons march on church HQ in Salt Lake City demanding an end to one-on-one 'worthiness' interviews between youths and lay leaders that include sexual questions About 1,000 current and former Mormons marched to the church's headquarters in Salt Lake City Friday to deliver petitions demanding an end to closed door, one-on-one interviews between youth and lay leaders where sexual questions sometimes arise. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints changed its policy this week to now allow children to bring a parent or adult with them to the interviews, but protesters said...
  • Former Bay Area resident killed in fiery crash at Travis AFB's main gate identified

    03/23/2018 5:49:27 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 66 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | 23 Mar 2018 | Anon
    Officials said a 51-year-old former Bay Area resident who drove a flaming minivan loaded with propane tanks and gasoline cans through the main gate at Travis AFB has been identified. Authorities extracted a video from his cell phone and are analyzing it to try and see if it could help point to a motive. Sources wouldn't offer any details about the video. During a press conference Friday, officials said the driver had no known links to terrorism. FBI agent Sean Ragan said Hafiz Kazi was found dead inside the Kia minivan Wednesday evening shortly after rolling slowly through the main...
  • Mitt Romney announces bid for U.S. Senate in Utah

    02/16/2018 6:28:45 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 110 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 16, 2018 | Adam Edelman
    Mitt Romney, the GOP’s presidential candidate in 2012 and a former governor of Massachusetts, announced Friday that he would run for U.S. Senate in Utah. “I have decided to run for United States Senate because I believe I can help bring Utah’s values and Utah’s lessons to Washington,” Romney said in a video announcing his bid. “Given all that America faces, we feel that this is the right time for me to serve our state and our country,” he said. Romney pointed to Utah's balanced budget and trade surplus as examples of the state's strengths, comparing them with Washington's debt...
  • Mitt Romney to announce Senate run Thursday on social media

    02/14/2018 6:49:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 107 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 14, 2018 | David M. Drucker
    Mitt Romney will launch his Utah Senate campaign Thursday morning with a low key announcement on social media, and will make his first public appearance a day later near Salt Lake City with a keynote address to a gathering of grassroots Republicans.
  • President Thomas S. Monson Dies at Age 90 (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

    01/03/2018 4:12:23 AM PST · by Normandy · 20 replies
    With tender feelings we announce that Thomas S. Monson, president and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died this evening at 10:01 pm in his home in Salt Lake City. He was with family at the time of his passing. He died at age 90 from causes incident to age. President Monson, who has served as president of the Church since February 2008, leaves behind a legacy of service and good works. A successor is not expected to be formally chosen by the Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles until after President Monson’s funeral. To the...
  • Mormon Cult Leaders Indicted for Forcing Almost Daily Sex Rituals With Underage Girls, Said God (Tr)

    12/30/2017 2:30:37 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 139 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | December 29, 2017 | Cristina Maza
    A group of Mormon cult leaders is being charged with organizing sexual religious rituals with underage girls and threatening them with damnation if they did not participate, according to court documents filed in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Wednesday.
  • Chaffetz: Time for AG Sessions to Step Down

    12/16/2017 3:18:19 PM PST · by mandaladon · 114 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 16 Dec 2017 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Former House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, Saturday called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to be removed from office, saying that may be a cure for the "deep systemic problems" in the Department of Justice. "It pains me to say this a little bit [but] I don't think the attorney general is up to the job he's doing," Chaffetz, now a contributor for Fox News, told the "Fox and Friends Saturday" program. Sessions "had to remove himself from everything" involving President Donald Trump and that led to the appointment of Robert Mueller as special investigator in the investigation into Russian...
  • Leaked Mormon church document claims that masturbation turns you gay

    12/15/2017 11:51:58 AM PST · by Morgana · 83 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Dec. 15, 2017 | Keith Griffith For Dailymail.com
    A leaked Mormon church document has revealed the church's teaching that self-pleasuring can make you homosexual. The handbook for church leaders, simply titled 'Homosexuality', was published in 1981 and leaked on Wednesday by the Las Vegas-based transparency group MormonLeaks.
  • It’s Monday. It’s December. I believe that calls for recipes.

    12/11/2017 5:04:13 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-11-17 | MOTUS
    It’s Monday. It’s December. I believe that calls for recipes. I saw a couple of teases in the comments over the weekend, such as 3XLady’s pictures of Potato Candy – candy? With potatoes? We need a recipe! And MichellenotTHATone was bragging about making white chocolate popcorn – White. Chocolate. Popcorn.!! Recipe please!For my part I want to harken back to our discussion on the November 21 ham and cheese sliders recipe post. Somebody commented that they are called “funeral sandwiches” in the South and I responded that in Utah the ubiquitous cheesy potato casserole was known as “funeral potatoes.” Behold,...
  • Polygamous fundamentalists say they are victims of 'cultural cleansing' as they are evicted...

    11/03/2017 8:35:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Nov. 3, 2017 | Charlie Moore For Mailonline and Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: Polygamous fundamentalists say they are victims of 'cultural cleansing' as they are evicted from their homes by the Government A polygamous group of religious fundamentalists fears their community is being destroyed by 'cultural cleansing'. Members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints have been evicted from their homes in Hildale, a 100-year-old red rock community on the Utah-Arizona border. The evictions stem from an order by a Utah state judge who became fed up with people not paying $100-a-month occupancy fees.