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  • Huber Watch: Mountain Accord critic seeks expanded investigation

    10/18/2018 1:49:51 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 7 replies
    KSL.com ^ | Oct 17th, 2018 | Amy Joi O'Donoghue
    SALT LAKE CITY — A leading critic of the Mountain Accord planning process wants a federal investigation of its top leader and the Utah Transit Authority, which he said devised proposed land trades and transit hubs for the Wasatch Canyons under a cloak of secrecy. That planning, asserts Norm Henderson, runs counter to a nonprosecution agreement Utah Transit Authority inked with U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber in April of 2017 that requires transparency. "It appears that UTA and certain elected officials have not taken seriously the criteria" established in the nonprosecution agreement, Henderson wrote in a letter to Huber...
  • SEN. HATCH TROLLS SEN. WARREN, CLAIMS HE’S 1/1032 T-REX

    10/15/2018 10:03:33 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/15/18 | Mike Brest
    Hatch, 84, tweeted, “DNA Test Results 1/1032 T-Rex. The rest: other dinosaurs.” According to his joke, Hatch could have the same percentage T-Rex as Warren might be Native American. The Boston Globe originally claimed on Monday that the DNA test revealed Warren was somewhere between 1/32 and 1/512 Native American, however they then corrected their story saying the numbers are actually between 1/64 and 1/1,024.
  • Bombshell: Sen. Hatch Claims He’s 1/1032 T-Rex

    10/15/2018 6:52:24 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 71 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/15/2018
    Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch released his own DNA test on Twitter Monday evening in response to Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren doing the same to prove she has Native American ancestry. Hatch, 84, tweeted, “DNA Test Results 1/1032 T-Rex. The rest: other dinosaurs.” The Boston Globe originally claimed on Monday that the DNA test revealed Warren was somewhere between 1/32 and 1/512 Native American, however they then corrected their story saying the numbers are actually between 1/64 and 1/1,024. Warren’s claims of Native American heritage have long been a point of contention between the Massachusetts Democrat and President Trump....
  • Police: Intruder dies after being shot by Orem (Utah) homeowner

    10/15/2018 11:41:52 AM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 19 replies
    KSL.com ^ | 10/15/2018 | Carter Williams
    A 49-year-old man died from his injuries after he was shot by a homeowner during a confrontation Monday morning, police said. The homeowner told police he heard a noise coming from his detached garage near 400 North and 800 West about 7 a.m., according to Orem Police Lt. Craig Martinez. The homeowner then grabbed a handgun and went to the garage and confronted the 49-year-old man who was in the garage, Martinez said. The homeowner then shot the intruder multiple times after a confrontation in the garage, according to Martinez. The 49-year-old man, whose name was not immediately released, was...
  • Mitt Romney appears to recast his role in the 'never-Trump' movement amid his Senate bid

    10/15/2018 9:30:59 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 61 replies
    ABC News/Yahoo ^ | 10/15 | Meghan Keneally
    When Romney was asked what happened with his efforts to stop Donald Trump from becoming president in 2016, Romney denied being a leader in the so-called "never Trump" movement. Politics Mitt Romney appears to recast his role in the 'never-Trump' movement amid his Senate bid ABC News MEGHAN KENEALLY,ABC News Sun, Oct 14 3:19 AM EDT .  Reactions  Reblog on Tumblr  Share  Tweet  Email Mitt Romney appears to recast his role in the 'never-Trump' movement amid his Senate bid originally appeared on abcnews.go.com Mitt Romney came to Arizona to help out a fellow Senate hopeful...
  • Mitt Romney winning men, women, Republicans and independents in final weeks of Senate race

    10/15/2018 5:46:24 AM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 44 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 10/15/2018 | Benjamin Wood
    Three-fourths of Utah’s Democratic voters plan to vote for Jenny Willson in next month’s U.S. Senate election, according to a new Salt Lake Tribune-Hinckley Institute of Politics poll. But that’s where the good news for Wilson ends, as the poll shows her opponent Mitt Romney winning among men, women, all age groups, Republicans and unaffiliated voters, for an overall lead of 59 percent to Wilson’s 23 percent
  • Romney denies he led 'never Trump' movement, says president's policies 'pretty effective'

    10/14/2018 9:17:48 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 36 replies
    fox ^ | 10/14/2018 | Andy O'Reilly
    Despite his sharp criticism of the president during the 2016 campaign, Mitt Romney over the weekend denied he led the "never Trump" movement among conservatives. Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee who is currently running for a Senate seat in Utah, said that while Trump was not the candidate he wanted, he supports many of the president’s policies.
  • Romney defends Trump’s policies as ‘effective,' disputes he led 'never Trump' movement

    10/14/2018 10:52:45 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/18 | BRETT SAMUELS
    Utah Senate candidate and former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney claimed Saturday that he wasn't a leader in the "never Trump" movement among conservatives, and said some of the president's policies have been "pretty effective." Romney was asked following a rally in support of Arizona Senate candidate Martha McSally (R) about where he stands with Trump given his fierce criticism of the president during the 2016 campaign. "You led the never Trump movement. I mean, what happened with that?" a reporter asked, in a video posted online. "I don’t think that was the case," Romney responded. "President Trump was not...
  • Romney dodges questions on past Trump attacks during Utah Senate debate

    10/10/2018 2:02:52 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10 October 2018 | Gregg Re
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a heavy favorite in the race to replace retiring Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, ducked questions about his previous attacks on President Trump during a debate on Tuesday night. Romney called Trump a "phony, a fraud" during the 2016 presidential campaign, and said he was playing the American people for "suckers." He also said that candidate Trump's "promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University" -- prompting Trump to hit back and call Romney, who lost his bid to challenge President Barack Obama in 2012, a disloyal "choke artist." But on Tuesday, when...
  • Republicans, White Nationalists Fume Over Taylor Swift’s Senate Endorsement

    10/08/2018 1:27:49 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 105 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 08 October 2018 | Tessa Stuart
    Swift’s endorsement is not without commercial risk. According to an analysis by the New York Times, she is most popular in rural areas in the West and Midwest that tend to vote conservative, like Utah, Montana and Nevada, and only modestly popular in Tennessee...."OUR GIRL no more," one posted. "They took her from us and turned her into one of their brain dead zombies," another wrote.
  • GOP senator says wife received video of beheading after Kavanaugh vote

    10/07/2018 11:35:17 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | 0/07/18 | MORGAN GSTALTER
    Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) said on Sunday that his wife received a graphic text message with video of a beheading shortly after he voted to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Gardner told Fox News That his wife received the threatening message on Saturday, just hours after the Senate confirmed Kavanaugh on a 50-48 vote. The Colorado Republican also said someone posted the names and addresses of his family members online. Gardner is the latest GOP lawmaker to be targeted with the intimidation tactic known as “doxxing” in recent weeks. Jackson Cosko, a former Democratic aide, was arrested last week...
  • JUST IN: Doxxer Jackson Cosko Threatened to Leak GOP Senators’ Children’s Health Information

    10/04/2018 1:16:10 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 65 replies
    GP ^ | 10-4-2018 | Cristina Laila
    Nothing is too low for the left. On Wednesday, Capitol Police arrested 27-year-old Jackson Cosko of DC for "allegedly posted private, identifying information (doxxing) about one or more United States Senators." It's worse than we thought.Accused doxxer 27-year-old Jackson Cosko threatened to leak Republican Senators' children's health information if any witnesses dared go to the authorities about his criminal activities.FOX News reported: According to a sworn statement by Capitol Police Captain Jason Bell, a witness Tuesday saw Cosko at a computer in a senator's office, where he used to work, a day after two other unnamed senators' information had been...
  • On Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Mitt Romney says he’d vote ‘yes,

    10/05/2018 3:40:31 PM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 106 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 10/05/2018 | Benjamin Wood
    Mitt Romney, the GOP nominee and front-runner in Utah’s U.S. Senate race, said Friday that had he been in office, he would have supported the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who appears poised to be confirmed Saturday. “I would vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh,” Romney said, “given his decades of admirable public service and his 12-year record as an accomplished justice on the second highest court of the land.”
  • I don’t want to die this way’: Starbucks clerk relives attack after customer shoots assailant

    10/05/2018 5:54:00 AM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 50 replies
    KSL.com ^ | 10/05/2018 | Liesl Nielsen
    MILLCREEK — Shelby Hamilton’s first thought as she lay bruised and bleeding on the ground of a Millcreek Starbucks was that she didn’t want to die this way. It would be a painful way to go. It all began while Hamilton was working an early morning shift at the coffee shop near 3900 South and 900 East Thursday morning. Hamilton was standing behind the counter when a “haggard-looking” man entered, she said. Instead of coming to the register to order, the man came behind the counter and asked Hamilton if she knew who he was. When she replied that she...
  • An electric Tri-State? Illinois Tollway looks at embedding charging equipment in parts of I-294

    10/04/2018 10:56:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | September 26, 2018 | Mary Wisniewski
    The Illinois Tollway is examining the possibility of embedding equipment into I-294 that would charge electric vehicles as they drive along the road. The agency is at the start of a $4 billion project to rebuild and widen a 22-mile stretch of I-294, also known as the Tri-State. As part of the project, the Tollway wants to add infrastructure to charge electric vehicles. Off the highway, that could include both conventional charging stations and “super-charger” stations that power up electric cars and trucks more quickly. The agency also is studying “smart-powered lanes,” a type of technology being tried in Sweden...
  • Starbucks customer shoots man attacking clerk in Millcreek(Utah), police say

    10/04/2018 8:05:20 AM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 32 replies
    KSL.com ^ | 10/04/2018 | Linda Williams
    MILLCREEK — A Starbucks customer shot a man who was allegedly attacking one of the clerks Thursday morning in Millcreek, police said. Police were called to reports of a man being aggressive with customers and employees at a 7-Eleven near 3900 South and 900 East just after 6 a.m. before he went to a Starbucks across the street, according to Unified police detective Ken Hansen. The man, who is in his late 30s, physically attacked a female Starbucks clerks when he arrived at the store, Hansen said. A customer in the Starbucks pulled out a gun and shot the attacker...
  • Suspect alleged to have mailed ricin to President Trump taken into custody in Utah

    10/03/2018 1:41:10 PM PDT · by Aquamarine · 29 replies
    WJLA ^ | 10-3-2018 | Jennifer Weaver
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) -- An individual suspected of mailing ricin to President Donald Trump has been taken into custody, according to Police Cpt. Tyson Budge of the Logan Utah Police Department. The Herald Journal reported that the city of Logan and the Utah Highway Patrol are closing streets in the nearby area for investigation purposes.
  • Suspect arrested for allegedly sending suspicious envelopes to Trump, Pentagon

    10/03/2018 7:56:01 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 3, 2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    A former Navy sailor was taken into custody in Utah on Wednesday on suspicion of mailing envelopes filled with a suspicious substance to top federal officials, including President Trump. The man, identified as William Clyde Allen III, 39, was taken into custody in Logan about 85 miles north of Salt Lake City, according to local FBI spokesman Doug Davis.
  • Democratic staffer arrested in doxxing of GOP senators during Kavanaugh hearing

    10/03/2018 4:44:47 PM PDT · by calenel · 102 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/3/2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    A Democratic congressional staffer was arrested Wednesday and accused of posting the personal information of at least one Republican senator during last week's hearing about sexual assault claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, authorities said.
  • Jackson Cosko-5 Fast Facts You Need to Know (Wikipedia Senator doxer)

    10/03/2018 4:58:59 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 50 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | October 3, 2018 | Jessica McBride
    Jackson Cosko, who calls himself a “Democratic Political Professional” with cybersecurity expertise, is accused of crimes for allegedly doxing Republican Senators during the Brett Kavanaugh/Christine Blasey Ford hearings. The United States Capitol Police arrested the suspect who allegedly “posted private, identifying information (doxing) about one of more United States Senators to the internet,” a statement said. According to Legistorm, he worked for U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and previously worked for Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA). A September 2018 letter from Sheila Jackson Lee (D -TX) identifies him as a staffer for her office.