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US: Utah (News/Activism)

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  • Iraq War vet saves Wyoming trooper from man who was attacking him on highway

    06/04/2018 4:55:00 PM PDT · by familyop · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 4, 2018 | Robert Gearty
    ...Dustin Roberts, 36, of McKinleyville, Calif., tried to disarm the trooper after being stopped for a speeding violation. Troopers found 74 pounds of marijuana and some cocaine in his vehicle, officials said.
  • Mitt Romney says he voted for his wife in 2016

    05/31/2018 7:37:49 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | May 31, 2018 | Veronica Stracqualursi
    Mitt Romney made no secret of his criticism of Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, but until now, he had not publicly revealed who he voted for: his wife, Ann. "I wrote in the name of a person who I admire deeply, who I think would be an excellent president," the Utah US Senate candidate told the Deseret News and KSL editorial boards Wednesday. Romney said he realized his vote "wasn't going to go anywhere, but nonetheless felt that I was putting in a very solid name."
  • MITT ROMNEY Goes On NBC To Slam Trump: He Is Not a Role Model - President Departs “From The Truth”

    05/29/2018 1:07:57 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 169 replies
    Blunt Force Truth via GP ^ | 05/29/18 | Jim Hoft
    It’s safe to say we know what Mitt Romney will be like as a US Senator.He’s a #NeverTrumper to the core.On Tuesday Mitt Romney went on NBC to slam Republican President Donald Trump.The Washington Times reported: Mitt Romney said Tuesday that President Trump is not the role model he would want for his grandchildren.“I don’t think I would point to the president as a role model for my grandkids on the basis of his personal style. He has departed in some cases from the truth, and has attacked in a way that I think is not entirely appropriate,” Mr. Romney...
  • Utah man incarcerated in Venezuela jail is on his way home, officials say

    05/26/2018 12:24:32 PM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com/ ^ | 5/26/18 | Kathleen Joyce
    A Utah man who has been incarcerated in a Venezuelan jail since 2016 was on a flight home to the U.S., Venezuelan officials said Saturday. Joshua Holt, 26, has been jailed in Venezuela after he traveled to the South American country in the summer of 2016 to marry Thamara Candelo, whom he met on a website for Mormon singles. The two planned to return to the U.S. after getting married, but where jailed in El Hilcolde on what human rights groups said were largely trumped-up charges. “Good news about the release of the American hostage from Venezuela. Should be landing...
  • Utahn Josh Holt released from prison in Venezuela, expected to arrive in D.C. Saturday night

    05/26/2018 12:22:47 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 13 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 26 May 2018 | Dennis Romboy
    SALT LAKE CITY — A Riverton man who has been imprisoned in Venezuela for the past two years was released and is expected to arrive in Washington, D.C., on Saturday evening. The family of Josh Holt posted a statement on Facebook saying, "We are grateful to all who participated in this miracle."
  • Utah man incarcerated in Venezuela jail to be released, Trump says

    05/26/2018 7:34:14 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 26, 2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    A Utah man who has been incarcerated in a Venezuelan jail since 2016 is set to be released, U.S. officials said Saturday. Joshua Holt, 26, has been jailed in Venezuela after he traveled to the South American country in the summer of 2016 to marry Thamara Candelo, whom he met on a website for Mormon singles. The two planned to return to the U.S. after getting married, but where jailed in El Hilcolde on what human rights groups said were largely trumped-up charges. “Good news about the release of the American hostage from Venezuela. Should be landing in D.C. this...
  • How Mitt Romney could wind up running the United States 6 years

    05/21/2018 6:08:21 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 68 replies
    The Brookings Institution ^ | 04-26-2018 | Elaine Kamarck
    If, as expected, Mitt Romney wins his race for a Senate seat from Utah he may become the most powerful man in the United States Senate. As many of us remember, Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts, ran for president in 2012 and lost to Barack Obama. It wasn’t one of those totally humiliating losses—the map did not turn blue—but we assumed Mitt Romney would fade into history. Well, maybe not. The seat will remain Republican-held for President Trump come January of 2019, but this one could very well turn out to be the swing vote in the Senate. If Democrats...
  • Utah Sen. Lee targeting powers of BLM, Forest Service ( Dan Love vs Cliven Bundy .. )

    05/21/2018 5:51:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Deseret News ^ | May 21, 2018 | Amy Joi O'Donoghue
    Dan Love .. led Operation Cerberus ... Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, wants to rein in the law enforcement authority of the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service and is crafting legislation he says will either restrict or abolish their authority. Lee said Monday he aims to hem in powers he says were never envisioned under the Federal Land Management Policy Act of 1976. "Our federal land management agencies have drifted far from their intended purposes.. The BLM has expanded its operations far from public lands." ... The senator added federal land agencies exercise police powers on private land...
  • 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...
  • Romney: Those who mock McCain 'humiliate themselves' (another liberal republican heard from!)

    05/13/2018 3:13:46 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 102 replies
    The hill.com ^ | 5/12/18 | John Bowden
    Senate candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) said Saturday that those who mock Arizona Sen. John McCain's (R) failing health "humiliate themselves." His comments follow The Hill's report that White House special assistant Kelly Sadler mocked McCain's cancer diagnosis during a meeting with communication staffers Thursday morning. "John McCain makes America great. Father, grandfather, Navy pilot, POW hero bound by honor, an incomparable and irrepressible statesman. Those who mock such greatness only humiliate themselves and their silent accomplices," Romney wrote.
  • Orrin Hatch Apologizes to John McCain

    05/08/2018 10:59:51 AM PDT · by LittleSpotBlog · 56 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5/8/18 | Frank Thorp V
    Sen @OrrinHatch has sent a letter to @SenJohnMcCain apologizing for commenting on any potential plans for McCain’s return, as well as who should be invited to McCain’s funeral, Hatch’s Office confirms.
  • Romney praises Trump's first year in office: It's similar to things 'I'd have done'

    05/01/2018 6:57:01 AM PDT · by McGruff · 104 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/01/18 | John Bowden
    Former GOP presidential nominee and current Senate candidate Mitt Romney praised President Trump's first year in office on Tuesday, saying it was similar to what the first year of a Romney administration would look like. In response to a question from a voter in Utah, Romney seemed to indicate that he largely approved of the policies pursued by the Trump administration during Trump's first year in the White House, calling it "better than expected," the Washington Examiner reports. “His first year is very similar to things I’d have done my first year,” Romney said. "The things he’s actually done have...
  • Congress Is Aiming Toward Another Omnibus Spending Disaster. Here’s How To Prevent That

    04/28/2018 5:18:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/28/2018 | Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Jim Jordan
    “I will never sign another bill like this again,” President Trump said after signing last month’s 2,232-page, $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill. President Trump is right. The omnibus bill Congress passed this March betrayed everything for which conservatives stand.Not only did it bust the spending caps conservatives worked so hard to secure in 2011 by more than $250 billion, but it also failed to build the border wall President Trump promised during his campaign. The bill also included language limiting the ability of federal law enforcement officers to enforce our nation’s immigration laws. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi identified...
  • Little-known Mike Kennedy to take on Mitt Romney in Utah GOP primary

    04/23/2018 2:25:20 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    deseretnews.com ^ | 4/23/18 | Dennis Romboy
    SALT LAKE CITY — Mitt Romney will again face a Kennedy in an election with a U.S. Senate seat on the line. Not one of those Kennedys. (Romney lost to Ted Kennedy in the 1994 Senate race in Massachusetts.) This is Mike Kennedy, a conservative state legislator from Alpine who outgunned Romney at the Utah Republican Party's state convention over the weekend, getting himself into a primary election June 26. Romney had already qualified for the ballot through signature gathering. But who is this guy? In short, Kennedy is a married father of eight children who works as a family...
  • Mitt Romney says he'll make decision on supporting Trump in 2020 'down the road'

    04/22/2018 9:05:53 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | 9:00 PM ET, Sat April 21, 2018 | Maeve Reston
    West Valley, Utah (CNN)Mitt Romney said Saturday that he could not yet commit to supporting Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign, making it clear that he intends to stake his claim as an independent voice for Utah. "I will make that decision down the road," Romney, who is running for US Senate, said in an interview with CNN as he waited for his turn to speak at the Utah GOP convention where he was vying for his party's nomination. "As a person of political experience, if I endorse someone, I'll want to know what's in it for Utah and what help...
  • Mitt Romney Fails (abbreviated headline)

    04/22/2018 4:21:22 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    scenes.go.com ^ | 4/21/18
    Mitt Romney fails to secure GOP nomination for US Senate seat in Utah at convention, must compete in primary.
  • Not the Rominee: Mitt Romney 2nd at Utah GOP Convention, Must Face Senate Primary

    04/22/2018 3:36:50 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/22/18 | Joel Pollack
    Former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney finished second at the Utah Republican Convention on Saturday behind State Rep. Mike Kennedy (R-Alpine). Romney and Kennedy will now face each other in a primary election, because neither Romney (49.12%) nor Kennedy (50.88%) reached the 60% threshold necessary to secure the party’s nomination automatically.
  • Mitt Romney fails to secure Utah GOP nomination, will face primary

    04/21/2018 7:36:11 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 170 replies
    CNN ^ | April 21, 2018 | Maeve Reston
    Mitt Romney did not win the Utah Republican Party's nomination on Saturday, meaning he must compete in a June primary election as he seeks to replace retiring US Sen. Orrin Hatch. After a wild and raucous day of voting at the Utah GOP convention, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee was unable to win the 60% that he needed to head to the November ballot unopposed. When none of the 12 candidates were able to cross that threshold, the party continued with successive rounds of caucus voting until one candidate reached 40%. On the second round of...
  • Evan McMullin Owes Staffers Money, But Keeps Running Anti-Trump Ads

    04/19/2018 12:35:26 PM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    Front Page ^ | April 19, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Evan McMullin, an evil children's toy come to life, is hard at work accusing the President of the United States of being a Russian stooge... even while he takes money from Snowden's ally's sugar daddy. Stand Up Republic spends money on ads attacking Republicans. Meanwhile McMullin allegedly owes the people who worked for him money, according to the Daily Caller's Joe Simonson. The staffer also claims the campaign never paid him somewhere between 12-15 thousand dollars on top of a few thousand dollars in reimbursements. While he has since since recovered, he expressed concern about former staffers with “families and...
  • EXCLUSIVE: ‘No Remorse’ Former Evan McMullin Campaign Worker Sounds Off [Shirker] [ed]

    04/19/2018 7:09:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 18, 2018 | Joe Simonson
    Former presidential candidate Evan McMullin owes his former campaign staff members tens of thousands of dollars and most believe he has no intention of ever paying them, a former campaign worker tells The Daily Caller News Foundation. Right before McMullin’s failed bid for president in 2016 as the conservative alternative to President Donald Trump, the campaign was inundated with debt. The disastrous fiscal situation was a combination of frivolous spending by McMullin and his campaign manager Joel Searby, according to the former staffer.