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  • Which college teams visited the White House, and who stayed home?

    11/19/2017 1:37:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 19, 2017 | Michael Moates
    President Trump hosted the National Collegiate Athletic Association champion sports teams at the White House on Friday - or most of them, that is. The event began with the student athletes meeting President Trump in the Rose Garden for photos. "A lot of great athletes," Trump told the press pool. The Marine Corps Marching Band played nearby from the South Lawn, as President Trump joked with athletes, meeting them in groups. When talking with the Ohio State men's volleyball team, the president was seen jokingly smacking a volleyball in the air. While interacting with the West Virginia rifle team in...
  • Hatch Blows Up On Dem Sen. Brown: Tired Of "That Crap" That Republicans Only Help The Rich (WOW)

    11/17/2017 7:49:57 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 97 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 16, 2017 | Ian Schwartz
    With Video ----------------------- Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) admonished Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) for accusing Republicans of writing the tax bill "for the rich" at a late night hearing on amendments and markups. "With all due respect, I get sick and tired of the rich getting richer," Brown said in a diatribe against Republicans. "I come from the poor people, and I have been here working my whole stinkin' career for people who don't have a chance, and I really resent anybody that says I'm doing it for the rich. Give me a break. I...
  • Senate Prepares to Strike a Blow for Freedom

    11/15/2017 8:08:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2017 | Terry Jeffrey
    Eight years ago, Sen. Orrin Hatch argued in a Senate Finance Committee then controlled by Democrats that Congress does not have the constitutional power to order people to buy things. The committee was discussing the incipient Obamacare bill. It's most outrageous element: The so-called "individual mandate," which would force Americans to purchase health insurance. Hatch did not believe the Constitution's Commerce Clause -- which gives Congress the power to "regulate Commerce with foreign nations, and among the states" -- could be stretched to give the federal government the power to compel individuals to do this. "Rather than regulate what people...
  • Black Rifle Coffee: A pro-Trump, pro-guns, and pro-military coffee company

    11/14/2017 8:44:14 PM PST · by MAGA2017 · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/13/2017 | Kate Taylor
    Black Rifle is an openly pro-gun rights, pro-military, pro-Trump coffee company. • Sean Hannity and Donald Trump Jr. voiced support of the company after Keurig pulled advertising on Hannity's show. • Black Rifle sells many things you wouldn't find at Starbucks, such as "F--- Hipster Coffee" and "Silencer Smooth" blends. As Trump supporters destroy their Keurig coffee makers to protest the brand pulling advertising from Sean Hannity's show, many on the right are promoting a new coffee brand. "I'm so so buying this coffee," Sean Hannity wrote on Twitter on Sunday, quote-tweeting an ad promoting Black Rifle Coffee Co. "Great...
  • Guilty, Especially If Proven Innocent

    11/11/2017 2:22:09 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 95 replies
    Mitt Romney ^ | 11/11/2017 | By Laz A. Mataz
    It read like something straight out of "The Onion". "Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections."So spake Mitt Romney, would-be King of the Establishment Republicans.This one sentence shows a complete betrayal of all American mores and morals. In every walk of life -- law, elections, even reputations -- Americans have cherished the concept that one is innocent until proven guilty. This shows how dangerous Establishment Republicans are. They are every bit as dangerous as the most liberal Democrat.... and if given enough freedom to act, they would happily join Democrats in rounding up and killing Conservatives.Right now,...
  • Mike Lee wants Roy Moore to stop using his image on fundraising ads

    11/10/2017 8:49:32 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 120 replies
    Axios ^ | 11/10/2017 | Alexi McCammond
    Sen. Mike Lee of Utah has asked Roy Moore's team to stop using his image on their campaign fundraising materials, per The Hill. After four women accused Moore of sexual assault and misconduct (when they were teenagers), his campaign blasted fundraising ads featuring images of some of the Republican senators who endorsed him — Lee, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul specifically. Why it matters: Multiple Republican senators and lawmakers have said Moore should step down from the Alabama Senate race if the allegations are true, and now some of them (like Lee) are trying to completely remove themselves from his...
  • Sen. Mike Lee pulls Roy Moore endorsement

    11/10/2017 11:01:15 PM PST · by EliRoom8 · 87 replies
    One of Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore's most prominent backers pulled his support Friday evening in the wake of sexual assault allegations against the former state Supreme Court chief justice. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, posted on Twitter that "having read the detailed description of the incidents, as well as the response from Judge Moore and his campaign, I can no longer endorse his candidacy for the U.S. Senate."
  • GOP lawmaker: Senate should expel Moore if he wins

    11/10/2017 5:48:39 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 134 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | 11/10/17 07:12 PM EST | By John Bowden -
    A GOP lawmaker is calling for the Senate to refuse to swear in Roy Moore (R) if the Alabama Senate candidate defeats Doug Jones (D) in a December special election.
  • Mitt Romney on twitter: "Moore is unfit for office and should step aside"

    11/10/2017 7:17:43 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 157 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 10, 2017 | Mitt Romney
    @MittRomney Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections. I believe Leigh Corfman. Her account is too serious to ignore. Moore is unfit for office and should step aside.
  • [FLASHBACK] Mitt Romney and how he 'held down gay taunt student and chopped off his hair'

    11/10/2017 8:14:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 10, 2012 | By DANIEL BATES
    One of Mitt Romney's high school classmates says that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was 'evil' in his younger years, and acted like he was a schoolboy gone mad 'like Lord Of The Flies'. The Romney camp was reeling after the revelations that he forcibly shaved the head of a high school classmate who was regularly taunted for being gay. The former governor of Massachusetts grabbed tearful John Lauber and hacked away with a pair of scissors because he thought his bleached blond hair was ‘wrong’. Mr Romney also supposedly mocked another student who was a closeted gay by shouting...
  • [FLASHBACK] Pro-Obama group blames Romney in woman's death

    11/10/2017 8:09:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    PolitiFact ^ | August , 2012 | By Jon Greenberg
    An ad from a pro-Obama super PAC suggests that Mitt Romney is responsible for a woman's death. The TV ad by Priorities USA Action has Joe Soptic, who has been used in Obama campaign ads, telling the story of what happened to his wife after Mitt Romney’s company, Bain Capital, closed the GST Steel plant where Soptic worked until 2001. On the screen are these words: "Mitt Romney and Bain Capital made millions for themselves and then closed this steel plant." Soptic says "I lost my health care. And my family lost their health care. And a short time after...
  • Two GOP senators withdraw Roy Moore endorsements after sexual misconduct allegations

    11/10/2017 4:51:24 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 77 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | 11/10/17 06:07 PM EST | By Brandon Carter
    Two Republican senators have unendorsed Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) following reported allegations of sexual misconduct against him. Both announced they would no longer endorse Moore for Senate on Friday night.
  • Utah's newest congressman is Jim Curtis: A look at the election

    11/08/2017 6:16:50 PM PST · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 8, 2017
    The Republican mayor of Provo, Utah, won Tuesday’s special election congressional race to replace Jason Chaffetz, who suddenly retired over the summer. Mayor John Curtis handily defeated Dr. Kathie Allen, a Democrat, and a handful of third party candidates, including Jim Bennett, son of the late Sen. Bob Bennett. Curtis will have to run for reelection in 2018.
  • 7 Reasons Mitt Romney Should Run For Senate In Utah

    11/04/2017 4:30:28 PM PDT · by Mafe · 46 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 3, 2017 | Tom Joyce
    After 42 years, it is time Utah changes up senators. When incumbent Sen. Orrin Hatch was elected to his seventh term in 2012, he vowed it would be his last. Recently, however, the 83-year-old told KUTV he will run again—unless his friend Mitt Romney calls him and says he would like to run. Then Hatch would step aside. Here are seven reasons Romney should take Hatch up on that offer. 1. Gives Utah Time to Find a Long-term Solution According to The Salt Lake Tribune, 75 percent of voters said Hatch should not run again. By 2024, he would be...
  • Nurse forcibly arrested for doing her job gets $500K settlement

    10/31/2017 7:49:27 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 31, 2017 | 10:08pm
    SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah nurse who was arrested for refusing to let a police officer draw blood from an unconscious patient settled Tuesday with Salt Lake City and the university that runs the hospital for $500,000. SEE ALSO Nurse dragged out of hospital, arrested for doing her job Nurse dragged out of hospital, arrested for doing her job Nurse Alex Wubbels and her lawyer, Karra Porter, announced the move nearly two months after they released police body-camera video showing Detective Jeff Payne handcuffing Wubbels. The footage drew widespread attention online amid the national debate about police use of...
  • Orrin Hatch: "I'm planning on running again" [two caveats]

    10/28/2017 4:32:33 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    KUTV ^ | October 27, 2017
     (KUTV) Senator Orrin Hatch basked in praise on Friday, speaking before a supportive crowd at the Women Tech Awards, downtown at the Grand America. Meantime, a report in The Atlantic, said Hatch has been telling friends he's leaving the Senate, to make way for a likely election victory for Mitt Romney. "Right now, you are planning to run?" KUTV2News asked the senator. "I'm planning on running again," Hatch replied, but added what seemed to be two caveats. First, concerns from his wife Elaine, who is against race number eight. "She's always worried about me," said Hatch. "Certainly I'm going to...
  • Clinton's Uranium One Deal, Why Is No One Talking About the Malheur Documents Found by the Bundys?

    10/27/2017 4:20:54 PM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 32 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 10-27-2017 | Tim Brown
    As news outlets across America are reporting on a Federal Bureau of Investigation informant being allowed to testify before Congress on the Clinton-Obama Uranium One deal with Russia, no one in the media is referencing the documents that were uncovered by the Bundy brothers and others during the Malheur Wildlife Reserve protest in early 2016. ... why is there no talk of ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond and the bullying they received at the hands of the government over their land which is rich in minerals, including Uranium? This issue is much bigger than Hillary Clinton.  This goes all the...
  • Orrin Hatch Tells Friends He Plans to Retire [Get Ready for Willard]

    10/27/2017 11:11:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 72 replies
    The Altantic ^ | October 27, 2017 | McKay Coppins
    Senator Orrin Hatch has privately told allies in Utah that he is planning to retire at the end of his term next year, and if he does, Mitt Romney intends to run for his seat, according to five sources familiar with the situation.
  • SLC police lieutenant demoted after nurse’s arrest appeals, says discipline was ‘excessive’

    10/25/2017 8:07:57 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 11 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Oct. 25, 2017 | Jessica Miller
    The watch commander who was on duty when a Salt Lake City police officer arrested a University Hospital nurse last summer is appealing his demotion, claiming it was “excessive discipline.” Lt. James Tracy was demoted to the rank of officer last month after the police chief determined Tracy made the “completely unreasonable” order that Detective Jeff Payne arrest nurse Alex Wubbels on July 26, after she refused to allow Payne to draw a patient’s blood.
  • Utahns are feeling more extreme summer heat due to climate change, study says

    10/25/2017 7:17:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | October 25, 2017 | By Luke Ramseth
    A majority of Americans — and Utahns — are facing more days of extreme heat each summer than they did a few decades ago, according to a study that highlights the health effects of that trend. The study released Tuesday by the environmental advocacy group Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) finds that two-thirds of the U.S. population, or about 210 million people, live in counties that have faced more extreme heat days each year over the past decade than they did from 1961 to 1990. The NRDC cited Utah as one of 20 states, plus Washington, D.C., with populations especially...