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  • AP: Huntsman among secretary of State possibilities

    12/03/2016 8:41:10 PM PST · by 198ml · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/3/16 | JESSE BYRNES
    AP: Huntsman among secretary of State possibilities © Getty President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly open to expanding his short list of candidates for secretary of State to include former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman. Huntsman was one of the possibilities reported by The Associated Press on Saturday night, citing a source close to the Trump transition. Huntsman, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, previously served as ambassador to China and speaks Mandarin.
  • Romney warns Trump’s rhetoric could lead to ‘trickle-down racism’ [6-10-16]

    11/25/2016 12:42:43 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 75 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 10 2016 | Philip Rucker
    PARK CITY, Utah — Mitt Romney warned here Friday that Donald Trump’s election as president could change the nation’s moral character and lead to the normalization of racism, bigotry and misogyny. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee who has been the most vocal leader of the “Never Trump” movement, delivered one of his strongest rebukes yet of Trump’s candidacy in an interview with CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer. “I don’t want to see trickle-down racism,” Romney told Blitzer. “I don’t want to see a president of the United States saying things which change the character of the generations of Americans that...
  • Orrin Hatch Feeling Urge to Run in 2018

    11/16/2016 7:06:42 PM PST · by SMGFan · 47 replies
    rollcall ^ | November 16, 2016
    The Senate’s longest serving Republican is thinking about running for another term. Utah Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, a member of the Senate since 1977 and its president pro tempore, said after Wednesday’s leadership elections that he was getting significant pressure to seek an eighth term. Hatch, 82, had previously said he would retire at the end of his current term, in two years time.  - See more at: http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/orrin-hatch-gwetting-pressure-run-2018#sthash.7I5y84K3.dpuf
  • Utahns want Donald Trump to soften his tone, reach out [barf alert]

    11/13/2016 7:56:33 AM PST · by kevcol · 42 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | November 12, 2016 | MATT CANHAM
    As she watched the election returns late Tuesday, Jessica Anderson couldn't fight back the tears or the feeling her country had just been diminished. . . . "It was very demoralizing to me to think that so many Americans could look past his foul nature and still vote for him," she said. "I was very depressed." ... She voted for independent Evan McMullin, while her Republican husband voted for Clinton. She stands by her decision, criticizing the Democratic nominee as a politician who would have pushed the country toward socialism. At the same time, she said, she had already "come...
  • Salt Lake City ralliers strike peaceful tone as protests against President-elect Trump continue

    11/12/2016 5:09:42 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 16 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 11/12/2016 | LEE DAVIDSON AND MARIAH NOBLE
    Salt Lake City rallies against Donald Trump on Saturday detoured from the crude chants and sometimes-obscene posters of other recent protests into more of an old-fashioned love-in. In an afternoon march from the Salt Lake City Hall to the state Capitol, most protesters carried roses as a symbol of peace — especially for Muslims, Latinos, refugees, immigrants and other groups Trump had attacked during his campaign. Marchers wore safety pins on their shirts, as signs that they are people who anyone may call on for protection. They usually followed organizers' pleas to avoid derogatory chants and crude language on signs....
  • Look how few Republican senators we have to focus on primarying next time!

    11/11/2016 12:21:06 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 73 replies
    Hatch should be primaried if he doesn't retire. He'll probably pretend to be a conservative again for two years so he can get reelected like he did last time. Been in the Senate since 1978! Trump should make Corker an ambassador of some worthless country to get him out of the senate. The rest can go too as far as I'm concerned. Cruz is the only senator worth reelection, and that's just because of his votes.
  • Utah schools seeing fear, frustration and absent students after Election Day

    11/10/2016 8:03:06 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 43 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Nov 09, 2016; 11:01 pm | BENJAMIN WOOD
    Before she left for work on Wednesday, Riley Elementary School teacher Christi Paulson said she had a bad feeling about how her students would be responding to President-elect Donald Trump. The school is located on Salt Lake City's diverse west side and home to many languages, ethnicities and countries of origin. "They're really worried about the [border] wall," Paulson said, referring to one of Trump's signature campaign pledges, "and about friends and parents and people getting sent away." In her second-grade classroom, Paulson has two cups on a counter that feature a smiling, winking face with big thumbs up and...
  • Evan McMullin: Conservatives must now abandon the Republican Party

    11/09/2016 1:36:59 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 81 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/09/2016 | Josh Rogin
    SALT LAKE CITY — As presidential candidate Evan McMullin (I) and his team watched the election results come in Tuesday night, they were furiously rewriting his speech. They, like most of the nation, were shocked that Donald Trump was poised as of early Wednesday morning to potentially win the presidency of the United States. But McMullin’s core campaign message, that the Republican party had forsaken its principles and allowed itself to be hijacked by a parasite named Trump, was validated by the incoming results, he told the crowd of supporters here in Utah. As of late Tuesday night, Trump led...
  • Mitt Romney Sends ‘Best Wishes’ To President-Elect Donald Trump

    11/09/2016 6:38:06 AM PST · by kevcol · 68 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | November 9, 2016 | CBS
    BOSTON (CBS) – Mitt Romney, a critic of Donald Trump who came up short in his own campaign for president, is wishing Trump well after his surprise victory. “Best wishes for our duly elected president: May his victory speech be his guide and preserving the Republic his aim,” Romney tweeted Wednesday morning.
  • Trump gets UTAH!

    11/08/2016 8:08:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 40 replies
    November 8, 2016 | VANITY
    Fox just called Utah for Trump
  • Donald Trump will lose after failing to follow Mitt Romney - Expert [LOL alert]

    11/07/2016 7:54:59 AM PST · by kevcol · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 7, 2016 | David Reid
    James Boys, senior US policy expert and associate professor of international political studies at Richmond University, told CNBC Monday that Trump is not waging a campaign that can win the election. "If you put in someone who could reach out to Hispanics, to women, to the African American community and build on what Mitt Romney had done four years ago, maybe. "But when you see him do the exact opposite, it is impossible to see how he can win this," he said.
  • Utah Police Officer Dies after struck by suspect's car

    11/06/2016 5:56:40 PM PST · by NEMDF · 12 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | November 6, 2016 | Foxnews.com
    A police officer in suburban Salt Lake City died Sunday after a stolen car struck him in the street during a chase, investigators said. West Valley City police said 25-year-old Officer Cody Brotherson was standing outside his vehicle deploying spike strips to stop the car on Sunday morning. He died at the scene. Police said the car stopped after striking the officer, and investigators were questioning three people in the vehicle.
  • Chaffetz: Voting For Trump Doesn't Mean I'm Endorsing Him

    11/03/2016 7:39:26 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | November 4, 2016
    Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz is voting for Donald Trump. But, he says, that doesn't mean he's endorsing him. "What is the difference? If you tell your supporters in Utah, 'I'm voting for Donald Trump,' that sounds to me like an endorsement," CNN's Wolf Blitzer asked the Republican Thursday on "The Situation Room." "I think they're different," maintained Chaffetz, a Republican. "I think the endorsement is far different than who you actually vote for. And it's the one vote I actually do for myself. I don't represent anybody else. We all get the same vote. But in the context of either...
  • Two new polls of Utah show Evan McMullin sliding to third place

    11/03/2016 5:53:56 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 38 replies
    Nearly a third of McMullin supporters are prepared to ditch him if they become convinced the election’s a toss-up. You’re seeing the conditional support for his candidacy again there: Utah’s in play if and only if the public expects a Clinton landslide, freeing more right-wing Utahns to vote their consciences. McMullin doesn’t even lead among Mormons even though he’s Mormon himself, a Utah native, and a BYU grad.
  • Utah President: Trump 42%, Clinton 31%, McMullin 21% (Rasmussen)

    11/03/2016 9:47:27 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 40 replies
    Utah appears to have moved safely into Republican Donald Trump’s column with less than a week to go until Election Day. A new Heat Street/Rasmussen Reports telephone and online survey of Likely Utah Voters finds Trump with 42% support to Democrat Hillary Clinton’s 31%. Republican-turned-Independent candidate Evan McMullin has faded to 21%. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson earns three percent (3%) of the vote. Two percent (2%) like some other candidate in the race, and another two percent (2%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • Utah Republicans drop support for protest vote

    11/02/2016 7:33:13 AM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 51 replies
    KUTV - Salt Lake City ^ | 11/1/2016 | Heidi Hatch
    (KUTV) “Utah's six electoral college votes matter and Republicans are finally ready to unite.” Congressman Rob Bishop worked today to unite his party. After weeks of on again, off again support for Trump -- many of Utah’s elected officials say their nominee is not as bad as they thought “Donald Trump is no choir boy,” said Utah Senior Senator Orrin Hatch, but he knows Hillary Clinton and believes she cannot be President. “We are not voting for the pope,” reminded another at a rally at Utah’s State Capitol. “We are voting for a President.” Utah republicans who were bashing Trump...
  • Yet another candidate steps forward…but too late(evan mcmuffin alert)

    11/02/2016 7:31:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/2/2016 | Gene Poteat
    A last-minute, virtually unknown conservative independent presidential candidate, Evan McMullin, declared his candidacy too late to be considered a credible candidate. This is unfortunate, since he is a cut above the other candidates from either party. However, he is weighed down by voter reaction to his religion: Mormonism. And by his former profession: CIA operations officer. Voters will immediately and wrongly assume that, like Mitt Romney, being a Mormon is religiously exotic, even bizarre (all that teetotaling, no music or dancing), hurting him in the eyes of the voting proletariat. His earlier employment in the CIA’s clandestine service, with still...
  • Behind the “Mormon mafia” feud: Evan McMullin’s anti-Trump candidacy splits Republicans [tr]

    11/01/2016 8:55:07 AM PDT · by kevcol · 28 replies
    Salon ^ | November 1, 2016 | Matthew Sheffield
    That said, among his fellow Mormons, there appears to be a lot of interest in the former Republican congressional staffer’s candidacy. In a Utah survey released over the weekend by the Salt Lake Tribune, McMullin trailed Republican nominee Donald Trump by just 2 percent, within the poll’s margin of error. . . . McMullin has also polled in the low double-digits in neighboring Idaho, ahead of Johnson’s 4 percent. It’s even possible that his support could be higher than surveys are indicating, since many pollsters don’t include him in their questionnaires. All of this means that everything is going to...
  • Evan McMullin Endorsed By Conservative Talk Radio Icon Glenn Beck

    11/01/2016 7:09:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 88 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | October 31, 2016 | Louise Mensch
    Evan McMullin has capitalized on Donald Trump’s Utah freakout with a spectacular weekend of media coverage. First there was his interview on ‘Meet the Press’ :
  • Man what's up with all the @HillaryClinton hate signs on @CollegeGameDay this morning?!

    10/29/2016 1:30:46 PM PDT · by maggief · 39 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 29, 2016
    Thomas D Bradley ‏@ThomasDBradley Man what's up with all the @HillaryClinton hate signs on @CollegeGameDay this morning?!#hillarysemail #CollegeGameDay
  • Mitt Romney Often Wonders Why He Stayed Out of 2016 Presidential Race

    10/29/2016 9:09:19 AM PDT · by kevcol · 96 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 26, 2016 | Margaret Chadbourn
    "I get asked on a regular basis, 'Boy, why aren't you running this year?' I ask myself that a lot too. But I did that once," Romney said. He made self-deprecating jokes about his loss to President Barack Obama in 2012, borrowing a line from Democrat Walter Mondale, who lost to Ronald Reagan in the 1984 presidential election: "All my life I wanted to run for president in the worst way, and that's what I did." He laughed about how much fun he had running in the 2012 race, encouraging the audience at an event hosted by the U.S. Chamber...
  • Bundy brothers, 5 other Malheur wildlife refuge occupiers not guilty

    10/27/2016 4:31:45 PM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 76 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 10/27/2016 | Russia Today
    Seven people involved in the anti-federal government occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge have been found not guilty of conspiring to impede federal workers from doing their jobs, including Ammon and Ryan Bundy. A jury found all seven remaining occupiers not-guilty of all charges except for one charge that has yet to be disclosed, KBOI reported.
  • Oregon standoff: All defendants found not guilty

    10/27/2016 4:33:58 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 152 replies
    Oregon Live (The Portland Oregonian) ^ | 10/27/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Update at 4:10 p.m.: All defendants found not guilty.
  • Okay Utah, time to get real - a vote for Evan McClinton is a vote for Hillary. Please don't!

    10/27/2016 1:05:09 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 63 replies
    Oct 27 2016 | WilliamIII
    This McNuthin or McMuffin guy is out to defeat Trump - which means to elect Hillary. That makes him Evan McClinton in my book. For me this is personal: Utah Republicans, please don't hurt my family by helping McClinton elect Hillary !
  • Evan McMullin: 'We're building a new conservative movement'

    10/27/2016 6:28:43 AM PDT · by kevcol · 86 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 26, 2016 | David M. Drucker
    "In the long term, we're building a new conservative movement we think is badly needed in this country," McMullin said. "The party needs to be more welcoming to people that don't look like me, people of different races and religions." "I do think that there is a problem with bigotry within the voting base of the Republican Party.
  • Republican VP nominee Mike Pence speaks to supporters in Utah

    10/26/2016 4:09:17 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 20 replies
    Fox News, Channel 13 ^ | October 26, 2016 | Ashton Edwards
    Republican Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence was in Utah Wednesday to address supporters ahead of Election Day. “I know things are good here in Utah. You have strong leadership here in Utah. Low taxes. Sensible regulation. The truth of the matter is, I promise you, the— here in Utah you know what we know in Indiana. Any progress you’ve made here has been in spite of what’s coming out of Washington D.C., not because of it,” Pence said. Pence also urged supporters of the Trump/Pence ticket to reach out to Republicans who have decided not to vote for Trump.
  • KimDotCom Delivers Hillary Emails for last 7 Years to NSA / Congress

    10/26/2016 1:04:10 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 55 replies
    @KimDotcom 3m I know where Hillary Clintons deleted emails are and how to get them legally @TGowdySC @seanhannity @realDonaldTrump. 100% true. Retweet.
  • McMullin Scenario a Last-Ditch Hope for Dismayed Voters [Cuckservative]

    10/26/2016 5:56:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | October 26, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    If you think 2016 will stop being weird come November 8, please look at your calendars: This whole election process actually lasts almost an additional two months beyond then, finally ending (probably) when Congress counts the electoral votes in early January. But just because it’s been a weird year, that doesn’t mean it has to end badly. There’s reason to hope. Consider independent write-in candidate for president Evan McMullin. He has virtually no chance of winning the election on November 8, but he does have a shot at being chosen as our next president.
  • #NeverTrump GOP Candidate McMullin Admits Goal to Prevent Trump from Winning (trunc)

    10/23/2016 6:03:24 AM PDT · by libstripper · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Oct. 22, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Full title: "#NeverTrump GOP Candidate McMullin Admits His Goal is to Prevent Trump from Winning (Pro-Hillary)" This is what we expected all along. The #NeverTrump GOP candidate Evan McMullin is working to eliminate Donald Trump and elect Hillary Clinton. The #NeverTrump Republican candidate last week told reporters Republicans are racist. The #NeverTrump movement hopes McMullin will steal enough votes from Trump for Hillary to win Utah.
  • Trump Leads McMullin by One Point Among Likely Utah Voters

    10/21/2016 9:03:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Utah Policy ^ | October 20, 2016 | Bryan Schott
    Donald Trump has a slim one-point lead over independent candidate Evan McMullin among likely voters in Utah. Democrat Hillary Clinton is in third place. The survey, commissioned by UtahPolicy.com, is the third straight survey of Utah showing McMullin has either caught or passed the GOP nominee in usually rock-solid Republican Utah.
  • Miranda Rights Should be Reconsidered

    10/20/2016 10:06:19 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 29 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 20, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Should the U.S. Supreme Court reconsider the famous 'Miranda' rights? One law professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, Paul Cassell, made a case for remaking what we know today as the 'Miranda' rights at a Heritage Foundation debate. Cassell noted, "Whenever we talk about the Warren Court decisions, the sense is often the world didn't exist until the Warren Court came along." For the audience, he reminded them that before the court case and decision, confessions given to law enforcement were admissible in court. He gave background information on the Miranda v. Arizona case, where...
  • Emerson College Polls: Utah breaking for third-­party candidate McMullin. [tr]

    10/20/2016 3:57:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Emerson College Polling ^ | October 19, 2016 | Staff
    Four new polls by Emerson College show Hillary Clinton increasing her favorability and her support in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Missouri while, in Utah, Evan McMullin leads Donald Trump by 4 points, 31% to 27%, with Clinton taking 24%.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Evan McMullin Utah Poll: Independent Conservative Ties Trump

    10/17/2016 11:15:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | October 17, 2016 | Louise Mensch
    The poll of likely voters, conducted Saturday and Sunday by Rasmussen Reports shows a sensational result in Utah, where two points separates the top three candidates. Donald Trump has 30%, conservative Evan McMullin has 29%, and Hillary Clinton has 28%. Gary Johnson has collapsed to 5%, with Stein at 1%.
  • CBS News/YouGov Utah Poll: Trump Leads by 17 Points

    10/16/2016 8:13:36 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 16, 2016 | John Hayward
    While several recent polls from Utah have suggested Donald Trump is recapturing his lead there, an astounding new survey from CBS News and YouGov finds him with a 17-point lead over Hillary Clinton, far beyond what other polls suggest. Independent write-in candidate Evan McMullin, whose campaign is almost entirely dedicated to attacking Trump, plays a major role in the CBS/YouGov poll… but he might be hurting Clinton at least as much as Trump. In fact, he’s tied with Hillary Clinton in Utah. Donald Trump leads with 37 percent, while Hillary Clinton and Evan McMullin draw 20 percent each, followed by...
  • Utah Navajos join lawmakers to oppose Bears Ears

    10/16/2016 5:55:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    The Navajo-Hopi Observer ^ | October 14, 2016 | Adam DeRose
    Navajo Nation locals joined Utah lawmakers Sept. 21 to express opposition to any attempt to designate land around the Bears Ears site in southeastern Utah as a national monument. The Navajo residents of San Juan County, Utah, joined their elected officials who said the decision on the 1.9-million acre site, which is sacred to the Navajo people, should be left in local hands. “We have managed to protect this enchanted place, and we will continue to do so,” Susie Philemon said. ... Lewis Singer, a Navajo from San Juan County, said monument status would restrict access of Native people to...
  • County says Bears Ears Coalition has no jurisdiction ( Utah : UN Agenda 21 )

    10/16/2016 5:51:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    The San Juan Record ^ | Oct 04, 2016
    The San Juan County Commission approved a resolution on October 4 regarding the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition proposal to create the Bears Ears National Monument. The county resolution states that the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition is a non-governmental organization that has no jurisdiction over land-use planning activities in San Juan County. ... The resolution states that a number of property rights exist in the proposed monument that do not meet the definition of public lands, including 43 grazing allotments, 661 water-right infrastructure, 151,000 acres of state trust land, 18,000 acres of private property, and hundreds of miles of roads and...
  • Monmouth Poll BREAKING: Utah - Trump 34 | Clinton 28

    10/13/2016 10:17:39 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 42 replies
    Monmouth ^ | 10/13/16
    Trump 34 Clinton 28 McMullin 20 Johnson 9
  • Evan McMullin: There's nothing wrong with GOP except racism

    10/13/2016 4:39:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 12, 2016 | Byron York
    Evan McMullin's improbable third-party presidential campaign received a boost Wednesday with the release of a new poll of McMullin's home state, Utah, showing him just four points behind Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. It was amazing enough that pollsters from the Salt Lake City-based firm Y2 Analytics found the Republican and Democratic candidates tied at 26 percent in one of the nation's reddest states. But it was downright astonishing that an unknown like McMullin could be hot on their heels with 22 percent. . . . McMullin believes the Republican Party is rife with racism. "That's the problem," he said...
  • (The Deseret News - Mormon Church) In our opinion: Donald Trump should resign his candidacy

    10/11/2016 7:32:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 134 replies
    Deseret News ^ | October 8, 2016
    For 80 years, the Deseret News has not entered into the troubled waters of presidential endorsement. We are neutral on matters of partisan politics. We do, however, feel a duty to speak clearly on issues that affect the well-being and morals of the nation. Accordingly, today we call on Donald Trump to step down from his pursuit of the American presidency. In democratic elections, ideas have consequences, leadership matters and character counts. The idea that women secretly welcome the unbridled and aggressive sexual advances of powerful men has led to the mistreatment, sorrow and subjugation of countless women for far...
  • Doomsday Preppers in Utah See Donald Trump's Candidacy as a Sign of the Apocalypse

    10/11/2016 4:28:31 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 26 replies
    These people are believers in a turn-of-the-century prophet named John Hyrum Koyle. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Koyle amassed thousands of followers based on his dreams that predicted the end of the world. One in particular, Koyle's "Republican elephant" dream, predicted an elephant, embodying the Republican party, stumble to its knees during an election, and never rise again. A century later, there are still those who believe in Koyle's dreams—which they see as collective symbols of the end of the world—and have speculated Donald Trump's candidacy is a fulfillment of the elephant dream
  • Conservative Mormons Revolt Against Donald Trump

    10/10/2016 8:02:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 165 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | October 9, 2016 | McKay Coppins
    The leaked video of Donald Trump’s lecherous musings had only been on the internet for a few hours Friday when the Mormon backlash began. “I’m out,” Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz told a local news anchor in Salt Lake City. “I can no longer in good conscience endorse this person for president. It is some of the most abhorrent and offensive comments that you can possibly imagine.” The interview made Chaffetz the first Republican in Congress to officially retract his endorsement of Trump, and by next day he would be joined by dozens of his colleagues across the country. But in...
  • Romney defends GOP from Trump's lewd remarks

    10/08/2016 6:33:45 PM PDT · by kevcol · 126 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 8, 2016 | Daniel Chaitin
    Mitt Romney said Saturday that he was "offended and dismayed" by the vulgar comments Donald Trump made about women in a leaked video Friday, and defended the Republican Party as as a group that loves "all the people in this country.".. "I want to express on the behalf of myself and my party how much we love all the people in this country, regardless of gender or ethnicity or religion — and I was offended and dismayed by what was said and done by Mr. Trump," Romney said.
  • Feds Thinking About Killing 31,000 Mining Jobs To Protect A Chicken

    10/08/2016 5:26:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 10/08/2016 | Andrew Follett
    A new report has government officials considering setting 10 million acres of across six states in the American west off limits to mining and development to protect the chicken-like Greater Sage Grouse, which is not an endangered species. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report found that much of the Sage Grouse’s habitat sits on top of extremely valuable deposits of minerals including gold, copper, lithium, silver, uranium and many others. The USGS report means that the government’s most restrictive grouse protection plan could kill even more than 31,000 jobs and lead to more than $5.6 billion in reduced annual economic...
  • Mike Lee to Donald Trump: Step Aside

    10/07/2016 11:02:36 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 220 replies
    Mike Lee to Donald Trump: Step Aside 1:28 AM, Oct 08, 2016 | By John McCormack Following the release of a 2005 video in which Donald Trump made obscene comments about how he gropes women and might commit adultery, Utah senator Mike Lee called on Trump to step aside so that someone else could challenge Hillary Clinton. "You yourself, sir, Mr. Trump, have stated repeatedly that the goal, the objective, has got to be to defeat Hillary Clinton in November. I couldn't agree more. It is for precisely that reason, Mr. Trump, that I respectfully ask you, with all do...
  • Congressman Jason Chaffetz withdraws his endorsement of Donald Trump

    10/07/2016 8:26:47 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 213 replies
    Fox 13 ^ | October 7, 2016 | Mark Green
    SALT LAKE CITY -- Congressman Jason Chaffetz said he is withdrawing his support for Donald Trump Friday after a video surfaced showing the Republican candidate for president making vulgar remarks in 2005 about touching and kissing women without their consent. Chaffetz, a Republican representing Utah's Third Congressional District, appeared on Fox 13 News at Nine Friday, saying: "I'm out. I can no longer in good conscience endorse this person for president. It is some of the most abhorrent and offensive comments that you can possibly imagine." Rep. Chaffetz said he and his wife have a 15-year-old daughter, and he said...
  • The Latest: Utah’s GOP governor withdraws Trump support

    10/07/2016 7:42:43 PM PDT · by bkopto · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 7, 2016 | staff
    Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is withdrawing his support for Donald Trump. The Republican governor tweeted Friday night that that Trump’s statements “are beyond offense and despicable.” Herbert says, “While I cannot vote for Hillary Clinton, I will not vote for Trump.”
  • Boy has ‘impure thoughts’, blames cheerleaders’ skirts, school punishes cheerleaders

    10/05/2016 6:56:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 162 replies
    PinkNews ^ | October 4, 2016 | Joseph Patrick McCormick
    A school has been criticised after punishing a whole cheerleading squad after a male student said he was distracted by their short skirts. The student at Timpview High School had “impure” thoughts after seeing the squad in their uniforms, People reports, and so his mother wrote to the school and complained. After the formal complaint was made, rather than helping the male student to deal with the thoughts, the Utah school’s administrators appear to have punished the whole cheerleading squad. Administrators told the cheerleading coach at the school, who told the 44-strong cheerleading squad that they should not wear their...
  • Utah voters will lie about their presidential pick to avoid conflict (online poll)

    10/04/2016 8:54:58 PM PDT · by Baladas · 11 replies
    2KUTV-Salt Lake City ^ | October 3rd 2016 | Heidi Hatch
    Salt Lake City — (KUTV) While Donald Trump makes headlines nationally, there's a lot of talk in in Utah about how the election could swing to the left. For the first time in a very long time, pundits have been calling Utah a swing state in the election between Trump and Hillary Clinton. While Utah, as a swing state, is good election year fodder, it may be a bit of a stretch. “If you are a Donald Trump supporter you really don't go around telling people that you are,” said Jason Perry, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics. He...
  • Utahns Fear Obama Will Heed Environmentalists, Not Them, on National Monument Designation

    09/27/2016 8:29:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 26, 2016 | Senator Mike Lee
    This past Monday marked the 20th anniversary of President Bill Clinton using the Antiquities Act to create the 1.5 million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah. For most Utahns, this date is not a cause for celebration. It’s a source of anger toward what many see as an out-of-touch and overbearing federal government Infamously, the Clinton administration failed to notify the people of Utah prior to announcing the monument designation—probably because the administration knew that nearly everyone in the state was opposed to the idea. Utah’s congressional delegation, state and county leaders, and local residents all warned that a...
  • Independent Candidate Evan McMullin Denounces Trump as Racist

    09/26/2016 11:02:46 AM PDT · by kevcol · 85 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | September 25, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin on Sunday labeled Republican nominee Donald Trump a racist, calling for more people to "come out and say that cleanly." "Donald Trump is a racist," McMullin said in an interview at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin. "Trump is a racist brand. We need to call a spade a spade, and any American leader needs to stand up for equality in this country."