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  • A handful of Republican senators say they won't be attending the GOP convention

    07/08/2020 10:33:19 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 59 replies
    AOL ^ | 7/8/2020 | Allan Smith
    he senators skipping out include Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Mitt Romney of Utah, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. The lawmakers gave varying reasons for why they won't be at President Donald Trump's renominating convention. Some of those senators are not among Trump's favorites.
  • Navajo Code Talker says Redskins name not derogatory

    07/07/2020 4:23:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    nbc ^ | Nov. 27, 2013 | Felicia Fonseca and Matthew Brown
    A leader of the Navajo Code Talkers who appeared at a Washington Redskins home football game said Wednesday the team name is a symbol of loyalty and courage — not a slur as asserted by critics who want it changed. Roy Hawthorne, 87, of Lupton, Ariz., was one of four Code Talkers honored for their service in World War II during the Monday night game against the San Francisco 49ers. Hawthorne, vice president of the Navajo Code Talkers Association, said the group's trip was paid for by the Redskins. The four men met briefly with team owner Dan Snyder but...
  • Spencer Cox wins Republican primary race for Utah governor over Jon Huntsman

    07/06/2020 8:13:48 PM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 45 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 07/06/2020 | Taylor Stevens
    Lt. Gov Spencer Cox has bested Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor who was seeking a third term, in the primary race for Utah governor. Huntsman didn’t indicate what would come next for him but said that public service is “in our blood” Cox will face Democrat Chris Peterson, a University of Utah law professor, in the contest for a seat Democrats haven’t won in 40 years. Cox has served at nearly every level of local government, before winning election to the Utah House. He was still a freshman state representative in 2013, when Herbert plucked him from relative obscurity...
  • Third arrest made from protest shooting in downtown Provo

    07/03/2020 4:12:36 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    BYU Edu ^ | 2 July 2020 | Caleb Turner
    Police arrested a third person in connection with a violent incident during a protest in downtown Provo on June 29. Ogden native Bradley Walters was taken to the Utah County Jail on Wednesday night on felony charges of aggravated assault and rioting. An affidavit of probable cause was filed by Provo Police explaining Walters’ involvement in the incident at the intersection of University Avenue and Center Street on June 29. “Bradley Walters was recorded in the middle of the intersection pulling a revolver handgun and pointed it at the driver of the vehicle as Jesse (Taggart) was chasing the vehicle...
  • Senators aim to limit Trump's ability to remove troops from Germany

    07/01/2020 11:04:53 PM PDT · by robowombat · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/29/20 03:19 PM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Senators aim to limit Trump's ability to remove troops from Germany BY JORDAIN CARNEY - 06/29/20 03:19 PM EDT A bipartisan group of senators is trying to place limits on President Trump's ability to remove troops from Germany unless the administration is able to meet a slew of requirements. The proposal, spearheaded by Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), would prohibit the administration from reducing the number of active-duty troops in Germany below 34,500 unless the Pentagon can certify to Congress that it is in the national security interest of the United States and would not negatively undermine European alliances or NATO....
  • Former NFL player Burgess Owens wins Utah GOP primary

    07/01/2020 5:50:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 1, 2020 | Abigail Mihaly
    Former NFL player Burgess Owens won the Republican primary in Utah’s 4th District on Tuesday and he will face off against Rep. Ben McAdams (D) in November. Owens, a frequent Fox News commentator, won with 43.4 percent of the vote with 97 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press, prevailing over three other Republicans, including state Rep. Kim Coleman (R).
  • Police arrest 2 after man shot during Provo protest

    07/01/2020 5:17:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    www.deseret.com ^ | Updated Jun 30, 2020, 9:22pm MDT | By Pat Reavy
    Gunman shot driver, then hid weapon and continued to protest, Provo police say PROVO — Two people were arrested Tuesday night in connection with the shooting of a motorist during a protest near the Provo Police Department the night before. The victim, a 60-year-old Provo resident, remained hospitalized Tuesday but was “stable,” according to police. The man was not part of the protest or counterprotest that had been going on, but was just driving in the area, said Provo Police Sgt. Nisha King. Tuesday night, King confirmed two people had been arrested in connection with the shooting. Jesse Taggart, 33,...
  • Ex-NFL star Burgess Owens wins Utah GOP House primary: report

    07/01/2020 2:31:57 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 01 2020 | Dom Calicchio
    A former NFL safety took a big step Tuesday night toward a whole new career. Burgess Owens, who played from 1973-1982 for the New York Jets and the Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders, won Utah’s Republican primary for a U.S. House seat, according to The Associated Press. Owens, 68, who played college football at the University of Miami, was leading in the 4th Congressional District race by nearly 20 percent over the next candidate, FOX 13 of Salt Lake City reported.
  • Gunman shot driver, then hid weapon and continued to protest, Provo police say

    06/30/2020 5:52:55 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 19 replies
    https://www.deseret.com ^ | Jun 30, 2020, 1:03pm | By Pat Reavy
    PROVO — Provo police have confirmed that one person was shot during a protest Monday night near the police department. The victim, a 60-year-old Provo resident, remained hospitalized Tuesday but was “stable,” according to police. The man was not part of the protest or counterprotest that had been going on, but was just driving in the area, said Provo Police Sgt. Nisha King.
  • Man Shot After Protester Fires Handgun Into SUV During Utah BLM Protest

    06/30/2020 1:44:18 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 86 replies
    Deseret News ^ | June 30, 2020 | Pat Reavy
    Provo police have confirmed that one person was shot during a protest Monday night near the police department. The victim, a 60-year-old Provo resident, remained hospitalized Tuesday but was “stable,” according to police. The man was not part of the protest or counter-protest that had been going on, but was just driving in the area, said Provo Police Sgt. Nisha King.
  • Romney (!): Mandatory E-Verify is critical to turn off ... incentives that encourage illegal immigration.

    06/26/2020 1:57:40 PM PDT · by rintintin · 50 replies
    twitter.com/SenatorRomney ^ | June 27 2020 | Mitt Romney
    Mandatory E-Verify is critical to turn off the magnet that draws people to enter the country illegally. While continuing work to secure our southern border, Congress must also put in place measures to eliminate incentives that encourage illegal immigration.
  • Senators Rand Paul, King, Crapo and Lee Reintroduce FAIR Act to Reform Civil Asset Forfeiture Process

    06/26/2020 10:48:41 AM PDT · by RandFan · 32 replies
    US Senate ^ | June 25 | Rand Paul
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Angus King (I-ME), Mike Crapo (R-ID), and Mike Lee (R-UT) reintroduced the bipartisan Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration (FAIR) Act, S. 4074, to protect property owners’ rights, defend innocent Americans, and restore the Fifth Amendment’s role in civil forfeiture proceedings. “The federal government has made it far too easy for government agencies to take and profit from the property of those who have not been convicted of a crime. The FAIR Act will uphold the Fifth Amendment and ensure government agencies no longer profit from taking American citizens’ property without due process....
  • GOP rallies around Trump after firing of Manhattan US attorney

    06/22/2020 11:54:23 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/22/20 08:05 PM EDT | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    GOP rallies around Trump after firing of Manhattan US attorney BY ALEXANDER BOLTON - 06/22/20 08:05 PM EDT — GOP rallies around Trump after firing of Manhattan US attorney Senate Republicans on Monday largely defended President Trump following his controversial decision this week to fire Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) said Trump was within his right to fire Berman, who was involved in a number of politically sensitive investigations that touched on Trump and his advisers. “It’s kind of like previous firings, I would say,” Thune said....
  • Kerik: “I just listened to SenMikeLee on FoxNews ShannonBream say the people tearing down statues have a valid grievance. REALLY?”

    06/22/2020 9:00:31 PM PDT · by rintintin · 94 replies
    Bernard B. Kerik Twitter ^ | June 22 2020 | Bernard B. Kerik
    “ I just listened to @SenMikeLee on @Foxnews @ShannonBream say that the people tearing down statues have a valid grievance. REALLY? What’s the grievance? What justifies arson, lawlessness, looting? Stop cowering to thugs!”
  • Former NFL Player Burgess Owens on Kaepernick: ‘We’re Looking at Approving Affirmative Action for a Marxist

    06/22/2020 12:08:27 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 22 2020 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Former New York Jets safety Burgess Owens recently slammed the NFL for looking to implement “affirmative action for a Marxist,” by encouraging teams to sign Colin Kaepernick. As a member of the San Francisco 49ers, Kaepernick prominently started protesting against the country during the playing of the national anthem in 2016 but found himself left unsigned by any NFL team the following year when he turned free agent. Despite not playing since 2017, this year, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has begun saying that the NFL needs to work with Kaepernick to guide the league’s spending on social justice issues. On...
  • Mitt Romney says it's clear that fellow GOP senator's Hunter Biden probe is politically motivated

    06/17/2020 12:10:21 PM PDT · by kevcol · 92 replies
    The Week ^ | June 15, 2020
    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) considers himself "a straight shooter" who "calls them as I see them." That's why he says he's leading an investigation into former Obama officials for allegedly unfairly targeting President Trump and his associates during the presidential transition period in 2016, as well as a probe into Hunter Biden's time on the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma, which faces corruption allegations. -------------- Romney, who sits on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs which Johnson leads, did vote for his fellow senator's subpoena authorizations targeting former Obama officials. But he declined to say if...
  • Tucker Carlson Highlights Google’s Ideological Control and Congressional Inaction…

    06/16/2020 7:44:55 PM PDT · by bitt · 15 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 6/16/2020 | SUNDANCE
    In his opening monologue today Fox host Tucker Carlson took on the subject of Google and their control over 70% of all on-line advertising revenue. Within the very accurate segment, Carlson noted that Utah Senator Mike Lee is in charge of the antitrust subcommittee and yet does nothing, absolutely nothing, to stop the authoritarian demonetization and deplatforming action carried out through the monopoly Google holds. No single issue will do more damage to the reelection efforts of President Trump than allowing Google to carry out their political agenda. However, that accepted, that’s also the motive for the Senate and DOJ...
  • Sean Davis: Federalist Comments Section Will Return, Looks Like NBC Partnered with Left-Wing Group to ‘Use Google to Go After Us’

    06/16/2020 6:50:16 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Jun 2020 | Ian Hanchett
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the Federalist Co-Founder Sean Davis stated that the Federalist never got any notice from Google over the threatened demonetizing of the site, it appears NBC “partnered with a foreign left-wing group in Europe to go after us and to use Google to go after us.” And vowed that the site’s comments section will return. Davis said, “We never got any formal notice from Google. We never got any notice from their ad team. We learned about this from NBC News, from the reporter, Ms. Fraser, who emailed a general...
  • Romney: Trump will win reelection in 2020

    06/10/2020 2:06:17 PM PDT · by kevcol · 72 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 10, 2020 | Dominick Mastrangelo
    Sen. Mitt Romney predicted President Trump will be reelected this fall despite breaking with the president several times during his first term in office. “I'm confident that we will keep the majority in the Senate," Romney said Wednesday, according to Politico reporter Jake Sherman. "And I actually have long predicted the president will be reelected ⁠— I continue to think that's the case.” Romney, who ran for president and lost in 2012, has been one of the few Republican senators to criticize Trump for his public remarks, tweets, or policies.
  • Mitt Romney’s former Utah mountain retreat seeks $15.5 million

    06/09/2020 5:19:36 PM PDT · by rintintin · 69 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 3 2020 | By JACK FLEMMING
    Mitt Romney’s former mountain estate — which the senator sold for about $5 million in 2009 shortly after an unsuccessful presidential campaign — has surfaced for sale at $15.5 million. Perched in the hills of Park City, Utah, the 16.5-acre property is tucked among forests of spruce, aspen and oak trees overlooking the Deer Valley ski resort. The sellers are artist and race car driver Hal Prewitt and his wife, Corinne, who’ve owned the home for 11 years. The snowy retreat centers on a log cabin-style mansion of more than 12,000 square feet. Across four stories sprawling down the hillside,...