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  • Keith Ellison: No mandate for GOP; electorate ‘has a lot of complicated things that it thinks’

    11/20/2014 12:58:09 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 34 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Rep. Keith Ellison, Minnesota Democrat, said Tuesday that Republicans don’t have a mandate after a midterm election cycle in which they took back control of the Senate and picked up about a dozen seats in the House — pointing to low voter turnout and successful ballot initiatives on raising the minimum wage as evidence of a nuanced electorate. Appearing on CNN’s “New Day,” Mr. Ellison was responding to comments from Sen. Mike Lee, Utah Republican, that the American people have spoken and President Obama can listen to them on issues like immigration. “Well, you know, we had a 72-year low...
  • For Love or Money

    11/20/2014 12:40:44 PM PST · by The people have spoken · 1 replies
    Salt Lake City Weekly ^ | Nov. 19, 2014 | Colby Frazier
    From her days persuading developers to exterminate lake flies around her home near the banks of Utah Lake to her time as a Saratoga Springs city councilwoman and her now current place in history as the first black Republican congresswoman, a reporter from The Salt Lake Tribune has never strayed too far from Mia Love. And that vault of reporting and data, much of which appeared on the Tribune's pages over the years, but some of which no doubt did not, is all available for $6.99 in the form of the e-book Mia Love: The Rise, Stumble and Resurgence of...
  • Utah lawmaker questions city water going to NSA

    11/19/2014 7:15:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2014 8:50 PM EST | Lindsay Whitehurst
    A Utah lawmaker concerned about government spying on its citizens is questioning whether city water service should be cut off to a massive National Security Agency data storage facility outside Salt Lake City. Republican Rep. Marc Roberts, of Santaquin, said there are serious questions about privacy and surveillance surrounding the center, and several Utah residents who spoke at a legislative committee hearing Wednesday agreed. During the last legislative session, lawmakers opted to hold off on Roberts’ bill to shut off the facility’s water and decided to study it during the interim. …
  • Utah's Concealed Carry Permits Popular Around US

    11/19/2014 4:09:18 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 19, 2014 | By BRADY McCOMBS
    Tens of thousands of gun owners from around the country are taking advantage of Utah's concealed firearm permits each year often taking a required class given by instructors licensed by Utah but who live in other states. About two-thirds of the nearly 577,000 permits Utah has issued in the last two decades have gone to residents from other states. More than 81,000 out-of-staters obtained permits from Utah in fiscal year 2014, accounting for 80 percent of the cards issued, shows a new state report issued this week. Utah's permit is attractive to out-of-state residents because it's recognized in 35 states...
  • Key GOP Senator Says He Thinks Obama’s Attorney General Nominee Will Be Confirmed

    11/13/2014 3:05:07 PM PST · by Maceman · 42 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | Nov. 13, 2014 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch said Thursday he believes U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch will get approved by the Senate to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, but that the confirmation process should wait until after the new Senate has taken office in January. “Looking at it, I have to say, she looks like she will be a good person,” said Hatch on the Steve Malzberg Show. “But I think the newly-elected senators on both sides should have the privilege of voting for or against her — and I think most of them will probably vote for her. And it ought to...
  • Gunnison sage grouse gets federal protection ( Colorado and Utah )

    11/12/2014 10:30:17 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    ap ^ | Nov. 12, 2014
    Federal wildlife officials have granted protection to the Gunnison sage grouse, a move that could to bring restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other land uses to preserve the bird's habitat in Colorado and Utah. ... They're related to the greater sage grouse, which is at the center of a separate and larger debate over federal protection across 11 Western states.
  • Women’s Gains Questioned Academically

    11/10/2014 8:42:29 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 9, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    In the wake of the 2014 election, a record number of women have been elected to Congress but academics question their historical significance. “These victories undoubtedly represent important milestones for women’s representation,” Jennifer Lawless, head of American University’s Institute on Women and Politics, told Time magazine’s Jay Newton Small. “But upon closer inspection, the 2014 midterm elections hardly amounted to a ‘Year of the Woman.’” “These are really incremental gains,” Kelly Ditmar, a scholar at Rutgers University’s Center for American Women and Politics, said to Small. “While we’re excited to welcome new women to Congress, the numbers aren’t increasing in...
  • BYU Groper To Seek Evidence Suppression

    11/09/2014 8:09:08 PM PST · by Colofornian · 4 replies
    MidUtahRadio.com ^ | Nov. 4, 2014 | Duke Dance
    The alleged “BYU Groper” Nathan Fletcher made a brief appearance in a Provo courtroom Monday afternoon. Fletcher has pleaded not guilty to two counts of class A misdemeanor sexual battery. His attorney told a judge Monday that they plan to file a motion to suppress certain evidence from begin presented to jurors at trial. A Dec. 22 date was set to argue on that motion. A five-day jury trial is also expected to be scheduled on that day. During a September preliminary hearing in 4th District Court, 23-year-old Fetcher was identified as the jogger who allegedly assaulted two of 16...
  • Sorry, What? The Huffington Post says Mia Love Enjoys WHITE PRIVILEGE

    11/09/2014 5:43:54 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 70 replies
    Website will not allow me to cut and paste text on a tablet.
  • Dems Realize “War on Coal” Cost Them Coal Country

    11/09/2014 8:12:55 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 68 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 11-9-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Dems Realize “War on Coal” Cost Them Coal Country by Daniel Greenfield People are funny that way. They cling to their bibles and guns. And then if you declare war on them, they don’t want to vote for you. Coal-heavy districts in West Virginia, Kentucky and Illinois that had been steadily moving away from Democrats in recent elections appear to have completed that shift Tuesday, when they overwhelmingly backed Republicans who vowed to oppose what they call President Barack Obama’s “war on coal.”In West Virginia, once a long-time Democratic stronghold, Republicans will take control of both houses of the state...
  • Mia Love's inspirational life story (Mia slaps down CNN about being vote in bc of "race")

    11/08/2014 5:21:20 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 19 replies
    Love is progress, whether so-called progressives want to embrace it or not. Her election is a reflection, yea an extension of the Rev.. Martin Luther King Jr's dream. The daughter of Haitian immigrants, born in Brooklyn, living in Utah, a state that is less than 1% black, judged by the content of her character. And because of that, she is coming to Washington. If that is not what the dream is all about then we truly have lost our way. As Democrats spend the remainder of the week infighting after losing the Senate, licking wounds from gubernatorial defeats in blue/purple...
  • The Midterms Were Only Bad for Women If You Have a Very Narrow View of Women

    11/07/2014 9:11:36 PM PST · by South40 · 20 replies
    Slate ^ | 11/7/2014 | Jessica Grose
    A headline on the Cut announces that the midterm election results were “Bad News for Women.” Under it, Ann Friedman argues that even though there were several “prominent victories” for Republican women this week—including combat veteran and hog castrator Joni Ernst in Iowa, black Mormon Mia Love in Utah, and youngest woman to ever be elected to Congress Elise Stefanik in New York—because they do not support abortion rights and are pro-gun, that means their wins are not a boon for women. I’m not sure I agree. If you are against everything Joni Ernst or Mia Love stand for, then...
  • Dad confronts kidnapper, saves 5-year-old daughter

    11/07/2014 2:02:15 PM PST · by Kartographer · 44 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 11/7/14 | BRADY McCOMBS
    A Utah dad foiled an attempt to kidnap his young daughter from her bed early Friday after confronting a man carrying her across the lawn. The 5-year-old girl wasn't hurt in the frightening experience, but the incident has evoked haunting echoes of when 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart was snatched out of her Salt Lake City bedroom in 2002. She was held captive for nine months before being found.
  • GOP official goes off on NAACP for ignoring Mia Love and Tim Scott

    11/06/2014 6:07:30 PM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Nov. 6, 2014 | T. Becket Adams
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Thursday addressed the Nov. 4 midterm elections in a statement that failed to make any mention of the historic wins of Congresswoman-elect Mia Love, R-Utah, and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C. Love is not only the first Haitian-American elected to Congress, but she is also the first African-American woman running as a Republican to be elected to Congress. Meanwhile, Sen. Scott’s victory on Tuesday makes him the first African-American senator to win an election in the South since the Reconstruction. Shortly after the NAACP released its Nov. 4 statement, which was...
  • Spokesman Slams NAACP for ‘Unacceptable’ Conduct He Says Proves ‘How Out of Date They Are’

    11/06/2014 5:42:58 PM PST · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Three Percent Nation ^ | November 6, 2014 | Emmanuel
    A spokesman for the Republican National Committee turned to Twitter Thursday evening to slam the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for seemingly failing to congratulate Tim Scott and Mia Love on their historic midterm election wins Tuesday. “Can we take a moment to understand how the @NAACP didn’t congratulate the first black person ever elected to both the House and Senate?” RNC deputy press secretary Raffi Williams tweeted, adding that the group is “failing the black community by only supporting Dems.” can we take a moment to understand how the @NAACP didnt congratulate the first black person...
  • Davis, Fluke And Dunham: Liberal Feminism’s Rage Spiral

    11/06/2014 4:15:39 PM PST · by Coleus · 30 replies
    the daily caller ^ | 11-6-14 | Matt K. Lewis
    Radical liberal feminism — the kind that likes abortion on demand and taxpayer-funded birth control — has been rejected at the polls. Or, at least, it’s been a really rough week, or so. And I’m not just talking about the fact that Sen.-elect Cory Gardner effectively pushed back on the “war on women” narrative by defeating Colorado’s ”Mark Uterus.”The story also played out in Texas, where — writing about the race — Mollie Hemingway observed: “Wendy Davis was the face of ‘War On Women’ Politics. How’d that go?” And it played out in California, where Sandra Fluke lost a bid for...
  • Megadonor: Tea Party 'ruined' GOP

    11/05/2014 9:36:27 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/5/14 | JOSEPH LAWLER
    The Tea Party has "completely captivated and ruined" the Republican Party, and will doom the party's chances of reclaiming the presidency unless it is checked, says Jon Huntsman, Sr. The billionaire and one-time adviser to President Richard Nixon weighed in on the state of the GOP Tuesday in an interview with Yahoo Finance. He recommended that the party turn to a candidate such as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush or his son, Jon Huntsman, Jr., the former governor of Utah and U.S. ambassador to China who ran in the Republican primary for the 2012 nomination and was widely perceived as...
  • Mia Love, the Obama of the Republican Party?

    11/05/2014 12:40:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/5/2014 | Michael Thurston
    Even her name is media friendly. Mia Love instantly became the darling of the Republican Party on Wednesday, after being elected as its first black female member of Congress -- and a Mormon to boot. And she has also rapidly drawn comparisons with Barack Obama, not least since she wowed her party's 2012 national convention with a tale of rags-to-political riches, much like the young Senator Obama did in 2004. "Many of the naysayers out there said that Utah would never elect, a black Republican LDS woman to Congress," she said at her victory rally, referring to the Church of...
  • Mia Love’s Remarkable Win in Utah Is One For the History Books (victory speech included!)

    11/05/2014 6:45:26 AM PST · by God luvs America · 31 replies
    IJReview ^ | 11/5/2014 | Justen Charters
    South Carolina Senator Tim Scott wasn’t the only candidate who made history Tuesday. Following his footsteps is Utah’s Mia Love, who became the first black Republican woman elected to Congress in United States history.
  • Meet Mia Love. You’ll be seeing a lot more of the Republicans’ first black congresswoman.

    11/05/2014 4:26:43 AM PST · by Raymann · 56 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Moyer | Justin
    For at least half a century, the party of Lincoln has battled charges that it is racist, sexist and anti-immigrant. Today, voters from a conservative state made those arguments a little bit harder to make. In Utah, Mia Love became the first black Republican woman — and first Haitian American — elected to Congress. For the GOP — a house divided that faces significant demographic hurdles to winning the White House in 2016 even as it celebrates President Obama’s shellacking — this was huge. A party threatened with extinction among African Americans and immigrants now has someone to brag about...
  • Mia Love Tries to Be the First Black Republican Woman in Congress

    11/03/2014 8:32:19 PM PST · by Ripliancum · 48 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Winston Ross
    White, white, white. In nearly every room Love enters as she stumps her way across Utah’s 4th District on a quest to become the first black female Republican in Congress, she is not just the only black person there. She’s the only person of any color, unless you count farmer tans. This 39-year-old, Brooklyn-born daughter of Haitian immigrants and former mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, seems completely at home in a crowd of mostly old white dudes. What’s more, she gets a warmer reception here than when she made a speech at the University of Chicago Law School in 2013....
  • Doug Owens leads early; will Mia Love lose shot at history? [Love wins, Owens concedes]

    11/04/2014 10:01:08 PM PST · by tflabo · 60 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Nov 4, 2014 | By ROBERT GEHRKE
    Mia Love, bidding to become the first black Republican woman to win a congressional seat in 160 years of the Grand Old Party, was trailing Democrat Doug Owens in early unofficial returns Tuesday evening in Utah’s 4th District race.
  • Utah family found dead likely poisoned, police reports say

    10/31/2014 11:14:13 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 5 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 10/30/14 | crimesider staff/cbsnews/ap
    SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah couple and three of their children found dead in their home last month were likely poisoned, their bodies found together in a locked room with cups next to each of them, and empty bottles of methadone and nighttime cold medicine in a trash can. Police in Springville aren't saying who killed the family or whether one of the parents might have been involved. Toxicology results have not determined an exact cause of death, but search warrants obtained Wednesday say the family was likely poisoned.
  • Sacramento killings: How suspect went free after Utah arrest

    10/29/2014 6:14:39 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 5 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 10/28/2014 | Don Thompson and Lindsay Whitehurst
    A man accused of killing two sheriff's deputies and wounding two other people in a bloody chase through Northern California was arrested nearly a decade ago in Utah, but authorities didn't connect him with his criminal past or previous deportations.
  • Parent says school assignment to take inventory of medicine cabinet invaded privacy

    10/25/2014 8:30:24 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 43 replies
    http://fox13now.com ^ | october 23, 2014 | max roth
    Students at a Mapleton Junior High School in Utah County were asked to take inventory of the things inside their family medicine cabinet and then turn that list into their health teacher. A parent, Onika Nugent, was not pleased with the assignment, so she posted the assignment on Facebook and sent a note to the teacher and the principal. She shared a portion of the letter she sent school officials: “I said, ‘Although it may be a good idea for parents to do an inventory of their medicine cabinet, I believe it is inappropriate for students to counsel their parents,...
  • Links to the Facebook pages of the alleged cop killer and the woman arrested with him

    10/25/2014 4:19:44 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 6 replies
    Facebook ^ | October 25, 2014
    The Facebook page of a cop killer, Marcello Marquez: https://www.facebook.com/marcelo.marquez.3910 And the woman arrested with him, Janelle Monroy, age 38: https://www.facebook.com/janelle.monroy.3 Please do not repost her photo because she has a minor child in the photo with her. He doesn’t deserve that.
  • Utah to BLM: Rein in your cops

    10/23/2014 5:30:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Oct 03 2014 | BRIAN MAFFLY
    Public Enemy No. 1 for rural Utah sheriffs just happens to be a fellow peace officer: Dan Love, the Bureau of Land Management’s special agent in charge. Elected law enforcement officers from Nephi to Blanding call him an arrogant and dishonest bully who has little regard for local authority and dodges accountability, derailing a collaborative approach to police work on the state’s federal lands. Love reportedly just laughed when Garfield County Sheriff James "Danny" Perkins relayed ranchers’ complaints about federal officers removing plastic feed tubs from the range and threatening the ranchers with litter citations. He drew early controversy during...
  • Traditional marriage supporters urge Utahns to keep fighting [Black Pastors]

    10/18/2014 6:55:01 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Good 4 Utah ^ | 10/15/14 | Nadia Crow
    Two groups fighting for traditional marriage say they'll continue to speak up for the majority of Utahns who agree marriage is only between a man and a woman. The Coalition of African-American Pastors and the American Leadership Fund went to Utah's State Capitol asking them to fight with them....
  • David Harsanyi commentary: Unless you’re for polygamy, you’re not for marriage equality

    10/17/2014 8:51:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 10, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    This week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected gay-marriage appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin, in essence allowing lower courts to legalize same-sex couples. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, an institution that has vigorously opposed gay marriage for some time now, conceded that the political battle over marriage is over. “As far as the civil law is concerned,” the Mormon church admitted, “the courts have spoken.” Actually, nothing is over until God says it’s over. At least, this is my understanding of how religion operates. So though I don’t want to accuse Mormons of being a...
  • Feminist Nixes Speaking Engagement To Protest Utah State University's Pro-Gun Policies

    10/16/2014 7:25:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/15/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On October 14 feminist speaker Anita Sarkeesian canceled a speaking engagement at Utah State University upon learning that state law forbids the university from banning concealed carry on campus.
  • Exclusive Poll: Love 49%, Owens 40% (Utah alert)

    10/14/2014 4:25:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    Utah Policy ^ | October 13, 2014 | Bryan Schott
    The 4th Congressional District race between Mia Love (R) and Doug Owens (D) is tightening a little with about 3 weeks to go until election day. The latest UtahPolicy.com poll conducted by Dan Jones and Associates finds Love with a 9-point lead over Owens. 9% are undecided.
  • Cowboy Express gallops into Utah to protest federal land managers ( BLM )

    10/10/2014 10:50:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Oct. 2 2014 | Amy Joi O'Donoghue
    A group of horseback riders drew stares, honks and a few handshakes and high-fives along Redwood Road Thursday, hooves clattering on pavement in a protest ride of federal land management policies. The Utah trek of the Grass March Cowboy Express hit Salt Lake City and continued east up Parleys Canyon, with Tooele County Commission Chairman Bruce Clegg and Utah Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, riding in tandem. With them they carried a mail pouch sporting a letter demanding the resignation of a BLM field office manager who ordered grazing reductions in Battle Mountain, Nevada, and petitions from rural Utah counties...
  • ( Dan ) Rather says the business of journalism is 'evolving'

    10/08/2014 9:38:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Oct. 7 2014 | Jasen Lee
    Rather characterized the current state of journalism using the term interregnum — “the old order is gone, but the new order is not yet in place.” The major concern for the future of journalism, he said, is how it will be financed in a way that provides the audience with quality, integrity-driven content in the years to come. ... Rather also noted that the measure of journalism and those who cover it is the level and quality of service provided to the public. Commercial enterprises that report the news hold the public trust, he explained, and doing so with integrity...
  • Utah congressmen cry foul over yellow-billed cuckoo protections ( UN Agenda 21 )

    10/08/2014 9:12:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Oct. 7 2014 | Amy Joi O'Donoghue
    Two Utah congressmen say the public needs more time to weigh in on a "sweeping" proposal to designate more than a half-million acres as critical habitat for the Western yellow-billed cuckoo. Republican Reps. Jason Chaffetz and Chris Stewart are among 17 members of Congress who urged U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe to extend the comment period on the designation beyond Oct. 14. "While we oppose this listing proposal, we find it completely unacceptable that the (agency) has proposed only 60 days of public comment with no public hearings, effectively shutting out meaningful comment on a sweeping critical...
  • Diary of a Republican Black Woman

    10/07/2014 8:24:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/7/2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    Folks, when I saw what the Democrats are doing to this American black woman in Utah, I had to sound the alarm. Black Republican Mia Love is running for Congress in Utah. Love's liberal opponent and the Democrats have pulled out all the stops, launching a hate website against her, “No love for Mia,” and a $300,000 smack-down ad campaign trashing the sister. Meanwhile, hypocritically, they accuse Republicans of having a war on women. Folks, it amazes me that Democrats, the MSM, and liberals continue to get away with their scam, portraying themselves as champions of minority empowerment.
  • High court denies gay marriage appeals [legal immediately in IN, OK, UT, VA and WI]

    10/06/2014 7:07:01 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 211 replies
    AP ^ | 10/06/2014 | Mark Sherman
    he Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions. The justices on Monday did not comment in rejecting appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. The court's order immediately ends delays on marriage in those states. Couples in six other states should be able to get married in short order. That would make same-sex marriage legal in 30 states and the District of Columbia. But the justices have left unresolved for now the question of same-sex marriage nationwide.
  • Utah mom of 6 given 24 hours to live defies odds, returns home

    10/03/2014 2:05:51 PM PDT · by workerbee · 24 replies
    Fox ^ | 10/3/14 | Alexandria Hein
    ***SNIP*** At 26 weeks pregnant, Taylor was determined to prolong the delivery for as long as possible, but her liver started failing. Luke was born weighing 1 pound 15 ounces. Doctors whisked him away to the neonatal intensive care unit at Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City before his mother, who was taken directly to the intensive care unit, father or any of his five siblings were able to spend time with him. Shortly after the delivery, Taylor’s children and her husband, Nate, were brought in to say their final goodbyes to her. Doctors said she had only 24...
  • (Kansas) AG Schmidt: Fight over Lesser Prairie Chicken to be settled in Tulsa ( OK )

    09/24/2014 7:09:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    KSN TV ^ | September 23, 2014
    Kansas – A federal judge has decided a lawsuit challenging increased federal regulation of economic activity and land use in the area that is habitat for the Lesser Prairie Chicken will be litigated in Oklahoma and not transferred to Washington, D.C., Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. The decision yesterday by U.S. District Judge James H. Payne is the second time in the last two months that the federal judiciary has rejected an attempt by the federal government to move the litigation from Oklahoma to Washington, D.C. “This is good news for Kansas,” Schmidt said. “It means our case...
  • A STING IN THE DESERT

    09/24/2014 10:49:20 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 22 replies
    LA Times ^ | SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 | JOE MOZINGO
    For generations, the people of the Four Corners region have battled the federal government over collecting and selling Native American artifacts. Then agents persuaded a local dealer to go undercover. Operation Cerberus Action was supposed to expose a lucrative trade in stolen antiquities. Instead, it tore a hole in a Utah town. In the high country of the Navajo reservation, a family walked through the pinyon pines, combing the earth for the remnants of a vanished civilization. Their breath steamed in the morning air. Dr. James Redd wandered away from his wife and daughter for a few minutes, then called...
  • Polygamist women dressed 'like ninjas' attack home of witness in Utah sex assault case

    09/21/2014 5:11:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 20, 2014 | Jessica Glenza in New York
    Two armed “polygamist women” dressed like “ninjas” were subdued by a sword-wielding man during a home invasion, according to police in suburban Utah. Police said the two women, aged 18 and 22, were attacking the home of a witness and victim in a criminal child sex assault case against a man the women called their “husband”. The women “violently attacked one of the adult males in the house who came to see who was coming,” Ian Adams of the West Jordan police department told the Guardian. “Another adult male joined the fray in defense of the first male victim. He...
  • The 12 Republicans That Voted Against Arming Syrian Rebels

    09/19/2014 8:15:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Charlie Spiering
    The Senate approved a continuing resolution for the budget which included a provision authorizing President Obama to arm and train Syrian rebels for the purpose of combating Islamic State terrorists. The legislation passed 78-22. Of the 22 Senators that voted no, here are the 12 Republicans that voted against the provision: John Barrasso (WY) Tom Coburn (OK) Michael Crapo (ID) Ted Cruz (TX) Mike Enzi (WY) Dean Heller (NV) Mike Lee (UT) Jim Moran (KS) Rand Paul (KY) James Risch (ID) Pat Roberts (KS) Jeff Sessions (AL)
  • Utah men involved in ATV protest facing federal charges

    09/18/2014 9:38:00 AM PDT · by redreno · 13 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 09/17/2014 | By LINDSAY WHITEHURST
    SALT LAKE CITY — Five Utah men have been slapped with federal charges for taking part in an ATV protest ride in southwestern Utah earlier this year that the group said was to call attention to the federal government’s overreaching control of public lands. Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday they have charged the five southern Utah men with misdemeanor conspiracy and illegal use of all-terrain vehicles Wednesday in connection with a ride organized to show displeasure with the federal government. Prosecutors say the May ride through southwestern Utah’s Recapture Canyon was an illegal protest. “We respect the fact that the citizens...
  • 80 Utah Lawmakers Tell Supreme Court Gay Marriage Will Lead To Incestuous Marriage, Polygamy: READ

    09/16/2014 2:33:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Towleroad ^ | September 10, 2014 | Sean Mandell
    Eighty legislators from Utah have submitted an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in which the legislators warn the Court that legalizing same-sex marriage would lead to the legalization of incestuous and polygamous marriages. The brief comes following the request for a writ of certiorari from both Utah's Attorney General, Sean Reyes, and the plaintiffs in Kitchen v. Herbert, the case that found both both a district court and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in favor of marriage equality in Utah. As Joe.My.God points out, "the brief is signed by 22 of the 29 members of the state...
  • Is Polygamy the Next Gay Marriage?

    09/13/2014 5:10:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 12, 2014 | Sally Kohn
    Should we really care if more than two consenting adults want to marry each other, or if polygamy advocates see the LGBT movement as an inspiration? A few years ago, when I was rushing my daughter to pre-school one morning, a similarly tardy and exasperated-looking mom passed us on the stairs. My daughter took this as an opportunity to announce, “I have two moms.” The exasperated mom picked up her hunched shoulders to turn to Willa and, after a sigh, say, “You don’t know how lucky you are.” This has happened to us a lot. On more occasions than I...
  • Teacher hurt when gun accidently shatters toilet (concealed carry in elementary school)

    09/11/2014 5:35:32 PM PDT · by dayglored · 78 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept 11, 2014 | Associated Press
    SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah elementary school teacher who was carrying a concealed firearm at school was struck by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when her gun accidently fired in a faculty bathroom on Thursday, officials said. The sixth-grade teacher at Westbrook Elementary School, in the Salt Lake City suburb of Taylorsville, was injured when the bullet struck a toilet and caused it to explode, Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley said. Authorities initially thought the teacher had accidently shot herself. They now believe she was injured when the bullet and toilet fragments struck her lower...
  • Mother of Utah newborn rescued from trash charged

    09/05/2014 9:34:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | September 5, 2014 | Jessica MIller
    A conviction on the attempted murder charge is punishable by up to life in prison. No court dates were immediately set for Englert. But her bail has been doubled, from $250,000 to 500,000, cash-only. She remains incarcerated at the Salt Lake County jail. According to court documents, Englert allegedly admitted to police that on Aug. 24, she gave birth to the baby in the bathroom of her Kearns home. She wrapped the infant in a towel, left her on the floor, and went to bed, according to charges. The next day, a Monday, she went to work, leaving the child...
  • WHAT? Renee Ellmers Claims She Has ‘Same Immigration Stance as Cruz, Paul, Lee’ (Loses Straw Poll)

    03/22/2014 4:53:34 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 21, 2014 | David Steinberg
    Last Saturday, Renee Ellmers (R-NC02) — a 2010 Tea Party favorite who has since lost the support of conservatives — gave a brief speech to the Moore County, North Carolina GOP Convention. During the speech, she claimed to hold the same views on immigration as Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, and even Dr. Ben Carson. This statement came a few days after Ellmers’ tendentious appearance with Laura Ingraham last week — an interview that might have progressed smoothly had Ellmers actually expressed the same views on immigration as those four. Ellmers’ brief speech in Moore County offered no specification backing her...
  • Harry Reid’s Alma Mater Removes His Name from Building

    08/29/2014 6:29:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/29/2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Southern Utah University has decided to do away with its Harry Reid Outdoor Engagement Center. Not the building itself, but the current Senate majority leader’s name on the building due to his unpopularity as well as unfulfilled promises in donations.The St. George Spectrum reports that university president Scott Wyatt and local officials began receiving calls for Reid, a one-time SUU Thunderbird, to no longer have his name on the building. “We had people step up and pledge money towards removing his name. In five days I received pledges totaling $40,000 — in just five days,” said a city councilman in...
  • Out of state group threatens to sue Utah cities and counties over gun laws

    08/28/2014 9:23:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    good4utah.com ^ | 8/27/2014 | Glen Mills
    SANDY, Utah- (ABC 4 Utah) – Municipalities across Utah are taking a second look at their gun ordinances to make sure they are in line with state law. Sandy City Council amended ordinances to make it legal to carry a gun at city parks and other recreational facilities. The changes were already in the works, but a letter from a national group threatening to sue the city sped up the process. The Second Amendment Foundation is taking aim at local gun laws state by state. "We go in and do some research on city and county codes and figure out...
  • Federal judge strikes down part of Utah’s ban on polygamy

    08/27/2014 7:11:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 58 replies
    KSTU ^ | 8/27/2014 | BEN WINSLOW AND MARK GREEN
    A federal judge declared a portion of Utah’s polygamy ban unconstitutional late Wednesday, essentially decriminalizing polygamy in the state.U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups ruled the phrase in the law “‘or cohabits with another person’ is a violation of the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is without a rational basis under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.”The ruling comes in a lawsuit filed by reality TV polygamist Kody Brown and his wives, who left Utah fearing prosecution. They sued the state, arguing that the ban violated their right to freely...