Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $28,695
Woo hoo!! And the first 32% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

US: Utah (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • #NeverTrump GOP Candidate McMullin Admits Goal to Prevent Trump from Winning (trunc)

    10/23/2016 6:03:24 AM PDT · by libstripper · 22 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, 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 · 219 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."
  • Yellow-billed cuckoos seen two times in Delta County ( Colorado - UN Agenda 21 )

    09/26/2016 8:20:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | September 25, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    There were two sightings of Western yellow-billed cuckoos this year, both in Delta County, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said. The secretive birds are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering designating parts of western Colorado as critical habitat for the migratory bird, including lands along the Colorado River through Mesa County. Sightings — which frequently involve people hearing the cuckoo’s distinctive “klak-klak” sound — have been recorded in Mesa and Delta counties in previous years. ... “We have changed the initial map due to comments from the proposed...
  • BLM office in Junction to see change ( Colorado UN Agenda 21 )

    09/26/2016 8:29:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | September 24, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    Grand Junction will no longer be home to a district Bureau of Land Management office after the agency’s Grand Junction Field Office gets transferred from the northwest Colorado district to the southwest district under a reorganization. ... Mesa County Commissioner John Justman is uncomfortable with the Grand Junction Field Office no longer being part of the Northwest District, despite Mesa County’s close economic ties to the oil and gas development that takes place in northwest Colorado. Many area oil and gas jobs are based in Mesa County. “Financially the county is much more attached to the Northwest District than the...
  • University of Utah finds legal case to impeach Trump should he be elected

    09/26/2016 9:19:20 AM PDT · by kevcol · 91 replies
    KUTV ^ | September 22, 2016 | Sara Weber
    (KUTV) Researchers at the University of Utah say there's a strong case to impeach Donald Trump, should he be elected as president. Law professor Christopher Peterson said he found ample evidence to charge the Republican candidate with fraud and racketeering, both of which are considered felonies within state and federal law.
  • Sen. Mike Lee Rejects Trump's Potential Supreme Court Nomination

    09/23/2016 11:27:00 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 72 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 09/23/2016 | Ritika Gupka
    Utah Sen. Mike Lee on Friday rejected Donald Trump's Supreme Court nomination proposal, saying he already has the job he wants, Politico reported. "Sen. Lee already has the job he wants which is why he is campaigning to represent the great people of Utah again this year," Lee's spokesman Conn Carroll told Politico in a statement.
  • LIVE Bomb Threat at Utah Grade School

    09/19/2016 2:58:45 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 31 replies
    Twitter ^ | 09/19/2016 | Mike Cernovich
    LIVE on #Periscope: Bomb threat - potential active shooter at Utah grade school
  • Prominent Latino activist Tony Yapias charged with rape

    09/16/2016 1:04:30 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 9 replies
    Fox 13 ^ | September 16, 2016 | Tiffany DeMasters
    SALT LAKE CITY – Well-known Hispanic activist Tony Yapias was charged with rape after he allegedly assaulted a woman who ended their four-year relationship a few months ago. Yapias, 50, known as Adolfo Tony Yapias-Delgado, was formerly charged in the 3rd District Monday with rape, a first-degree felony and evidence tampering, a class A misdemeanor.
  • Ban on Open Carry Illegal for Union Station in Ogden, Utah

    09/13/2016 5:55:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    ammoland ^ | 4 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Sea Bears is a successful restaurant serving sea food in Ogden, Utah.  They have made national news by their policy of open carry for restaurant employees and guests.  The policy brought them attention, and they have been successful enough to expand to larger quarters.  The family owned restaurant signed a lease for a new space at Union Station.  Union Station is home to four museums, including the John M. Browning Firearms Museum and the Utah Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.  This appeared to be a good fit for an open carry themed restaurant.The management of Union Station decided to...
  • American Flag Burned at School - and You Won't Believe How Students React

    09/06/2016 4:59:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Todd ^ | September 6, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    A reader alerted me to this incredible story of patriotism at a high school in Heber City, Utah: Student Ben Schofield is known around Wasatch High School for his American spirit. He flies an American flag from the back of his red pickup truck. "I think it's really important," Ben told Fox 13 in Salt Lake City. "It's not just the material part of the flag, it's the meaning behind it." The other day someone set fire to Ben's flag in the school parking lot. Part of his truck was scorched by the blaze. Some of his classmates saw what...
  • American student who was declared dead was kidnapped in China, made Kim Jong Un's personal tutor

    09/01/2016 10:49:34 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 35 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 1 September 2016 | James Wilkinson For
    A US student who supposedly died in China in 2004 has reportedly turned up alive in North Korea after being kidnapped to serve as Kim Jong Un's personal tutor. David Sneddon of Brigham Young University disappeared in Yunnan Province aged 24, in what Chinese police said was probably a hiking accident. But the reality, according to Choi Sung-yong, head of South Korea's Abductees' Family Union, is that he was kidnapped to be an English tutor to the then-heir to North Korea Yahoo News Japan reported Wednesday.
  • How Republicans in Congress Would Respond to Big-Spending Infrastructure Push

    08/29/2016 8:55:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 26, 2016 | Josh Siegel
    Fresh after Congress and the White House scored the largest transportation spending package in a decade, both presidential candidates this year are proposing billions in funding to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure. While both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump—and the parties they represent—agree the nation’s roads, bridges, airports, rail system, and ports are in need of repair, the new proposals invite familiar questions over how the spending would be paid for, and whether the federal government is the best provider to pay for it. Those questions, and the lack of a must-pass infrastructure initiative requiring Congress’ attention in 2017, mean that...
  • EPA spills again in Colorado

    08/28/2016 5:49:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    .washington examiner ^ | 8/26/16 | John Siciliano
    The Environmental Protection is admitting to a spill from a treatment plant it set up after it dumped 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater into a Colorado river last year. The EPA said Thursday night that the spill happened on Tuesday, and officials are still attempting to determine how much and what metals were contained in the sludgy discharge, ... The Navajo Nation sued the agency over the spill last week after the EPA inspector general and the Justice Department opened a criminal investigation into the incident a few days before the Aug. 5 anniversary of the 2015 spill. The...
  • EPA Withheld Key Info On Post-Spill Funding To Gold King Mine Culprit

    08/26/2016 6:44:51 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 25, 2016 | Ethan Barton
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials improperly withheld information from The Daily Caller News Foundation confirming its reporting that the contractor responsible for the August 2015 Gold King Mine spill was awarded nearly $2.7 million not long after the disaster. The EPA internally acknowledged the award and crafted a response to TheDCNF’s finding, according to emails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, but the response was never sent to the news organization. (RELATED: Feds Obstruct Media Probe By Blocking Interviews With Key Officials) “It just slipped through the cracks,” EPA spokeswoman Melissa Harrison told TheDCNF 32 minutes after deadline. “It...
  • Trump leads Hillary by double digits in Utah (Trump leads the state with 39% to 24% for Clinton)

    08/23/2016 1:01:33 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 17 replies reported: Clinton's unpopularity makes Utah probably a step too far for Democrats even in a year where Trump's weakness as a candidate is putting unusual states on the map. Trump leads the state with 39% to 24% for Clinton, with Gary Johnson at 12%, Evan McMullin at 9%, Darrell Castle at 2%, and Jill Stein at 1%. If voters had to choose just between the two major candidates, Trump's lead would grow to 20 points at 53/33.
  • Done deal: Evan McMullin qualifies for the ballot in Utah

    08/16/2016 5:05:19 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 59 replies ^ | 8/15/16 | Allahpundit
    If my theory about his candidacy is correct then this was the only state ballot that really mattered to him and his team. Mission accomplished. McMullin, running as an alternative to Donald Trump, filed the required 1,000 signatures on Monday to be on the ballot, Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox’s office confirmed. “Petition filed. He will be on the ballot,” Mark Thomas, Cox’s director of Elections told POLITICO moments after members of McMullin’s campaign walked into his office to file. The deadline to file the signatures was Monday by 5 p.m. Mountain Time, 7 p.m. Easter
  • GOP Lawmakers Lay Out Perjury Case Against Hillary Clinton (letter to US Attorney in DC)

    08/15/2016 2:42:47 PM PDT · by drewh · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4:00 PM 08/15/2016 | Chuck Ross
    The Republican chairmen of the House Oversight and House Judiciary Committees laid out the case for perjury charges against Hillary Clinton in a letter sent to the U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C. on Monday. Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the chairs of Oversight and Judiciary, respectively, say that Clinton may have violated 18 U.S.C. § 1621 and § 1001, federal laws which govern perjury and false statements, respectively, during her Oct. 22, 2015 testimony in front of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. In a letter to U.S. Attorney Channing Phillips, the lawmakers point to four...
  • BLM releases draft Gunnison sage-grouse plan ( Colorado, Utah ..)

    08/12/2016 8:46:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | August 11, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    The BLM released its draft environmental impact statement Thursday. It is proposing amending up to 11 resource management plans in the two states. In 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined the Gunnison sage-grouse requires listing as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. ... about 5,000 breeding Gunnison sage-grouse live in the two states. Some 4,000 live in the Gunnison Basin, and the others in six satellite populations in Colorado and a seventh in Utah. ... Fish and Wildlife pointed to the low numbers of birds in the other populations and their range of habitat threats as...
  • Exclusive: Hillary Clinton: What I have in common with Utah leaders — religious freedom [tr]

    08/10/2016 9:13:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Deseret News ^ | August 10, 2016 | Hillary Clinton
    I’m running for president to make sure our country continues to live up to our founding principles. Those timeless ideas teach us that we’re stronger together when we work in unison to solve our problems, no matter what we look like, where we come from or how we pray. That last one is important. As Americans, we hold fast to the belief that everyone has the right to worship however he or she sees fit. I’ve been fighting to defend religious freedom for years. As secretary of state, I made it a cornerstone of our foreign policy to protect the...
  • AP: Paul Ryan wins primary

    08/09/2016 6:44:05 PM PDT · by Kevin C · 276 replies
    WISN-TV ^ | 8/9/2016 | Associated Press
    House Speaker Paul Ryan wins primary, defeats longshot GOP challenger praised by Donald Trump. Ryan was being challenged by Paul Nehlen. Nehlen had been courting Trump supporters and won praise from the Republican presidential nominee last week. But Trump endorsed Ryan days later. Ryan had largely ignored Nehlen in what had been a sleepy primary before Trump thanked Nehlen on Twitter for his comments defending Trump. Nehlen won the backing of some prominent conservative figures, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, but it wasn't enough to overcome Ryan's popularity in his southeastern Wisconsin district. Ryan was first elected in 1998...
  • Mormons’ Distaste for Donald Trump Puts Utah Up for Grabs

    08/09/2016 11:36:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 9, 2016 | Alan Rappeport
    Donald J. Trump has vowed to turn blue states red in November, but as he continues to rattle Republicans with his combative style and provocative proposals, voters in some of the country’s most conservative strongholds are considering a radical idea: supporting Hillary Clinton. The dilemma posed by this year’s choice of candidates is perhaps most apparent here in Utah, the mountain state that has not backed a Democrat for president since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. More than 50 years later, a large Mormon population with a strong distaste for Mr. Trump has left the state up for grabs, and...
  • 25 LGBT groups send letter to Big 12 urging it to shun BYU

    08/08/2016 6:00:08 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 34 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | Aug 8, 2016 at 7:24p ET | Stewart Mandel
    A coalition of national LGBT advocacy groups is urging the Big 12 not to admit BYU as a new member, FOX Sports has learned. On Monday, Athlete Ally, a non-profit that conducts LGBT awareness campaigns for sports leagues, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, sent a letter to Big 12 administrators detailing what they believe are discriminatory policies by BYU, a religious institution owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In the letter addressed to commissioner Bob Bowlsby, the authors write in part: “BYU … actively and openly discriminates against its LGBT students and staff. It...
  • Poll: Donald Trump Maintains Lead in Utah

    08/08/2016 12:14:06 PM PDT · by Ravi · 15 replies
    Utah Policy ^ | 8/8/16 | bryan schott
    Could a Clinton finish third in Utah again? A new survey suggests Hillary Clinton could be on a path to repeat the ignominious defeat suffered by her husband Bill in Utah 22 years ago?
  • Former CIA Officer Evan McMullin to Launch Independent Presidential Bid

    08/08/2016 6:59:37 AM PDT · by maggief · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 8, 2016 | SHUSHANNAH WALSHE
    Evan McMullin, a former CIA counterterrorism operative, will run for president as a third-party conservative alternative to Donald Trump, the group backing the candidate told ABC News today. The group, Better for America, has been working for months on trying to select a candidate and get on ballots throughout the country. In some states, like Texas, they will likely have to sue to get on the ballot. It's an extreme uphill climb, but they are confident McMullin, 40, can act as a disruptor who they hope can peel off some red states in a race where some Republicans are still...
  • Obama issues guidance making it tougher to build roads, bridges in name of climate change

    08/02/2016 5:40:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 2, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    Building that bridge or expanding that highway just became more difficult under a rigorous standard issued Tuesday by the Obama administration that will make it easier to block a wide range of projects in the name of climate change. The final guidance broadens the National Environmental Policy Act by requiring agencies to quantify the impact of activities that require federal permits not just on the environment but also on “projected direct and indirect GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions.” ... Republicans blasted the guidance as the latest in a flurry of resident Obama’s end-of-term executive actions, led by the Clean Power Plan,...
  • Utah could vote Democrat for president for first time in 5 decades

    08/02/2016 3:36:12 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 36 replies
    KUTV ^ | August 1, 2016 | Rod Decker and Larry D. Curtis
    (KUTV) The Republican and Democrat national conventions are over and as the dust starts to settle, it looks like Hillary Clinton has a chance to carry Utah in the U.S. presidential election. A new Hinckley Institute-Salt Lake Tribune poll shows the two are virtually tied with 35 percent for Donald Trump and 36 percent for Hillary Clinton. That is as close as a Democratic candidate has been to victory in more than half a century. Clinton declined to campaign in the state during primary season and came in the spring only to raise money. Republican Mitt Romney, popular in Utah,...
  • Criminal investigation underway into 2015 Colorado mine spill

    08/01/2016 6:32:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 8/1/16 | Keith Coffman
    DENVER (Reuters) - Federal investigators said on Monday they have opened a criminal probe into the 2015 spill of some 3 million gallons (11 million liters) of toxic wastewater from a defunct Colorado gold mine that was triggered by a contractor with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). At the urging of congressional leaders, the EPA's Office of Inspector General is investigating the rupture from the Gold King Mine above Silverton, Colorado, that fouled waterways in three states and Native American lands, the agency said in a statement. "Based on requests from several members of the House and Senate, the OIG...
  • Koch brothers network rules out anti-Clinton ads

    07/30/2016 7:41:30 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 33 replies ^ | 7/30/2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    COLORADO SPRINGS (CNN) —The powerful political network helmed by Charles and David Koch is ruling out running advertisements intended to hurt Hillary Clinton, another sign of their insistence on avoiding the presidential race. The Koch network has previously said they will not back Republican candidate Donald Trump, but on Saturday officials told reporters that they would not run negative Clinton spots, a position taken by some Republican groups that are uneasy with the controversial GOP standard-bearer. The group is laser-focused on maintaining and expanding the Senate majority -- in the midst of a $42 million television advertising campaign focused on...
  • Roger Stone On The Milo Show: How Trump Can Fight Voter Fraud

    07/30/2016 3:56:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 56 replies ^ | July 30, 2016 | Charlie Nash
    Republican strategist, lobbyist, and Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone joined Breitbart‘s Milo Yiannopoulos on the latest episode of the Milo Yiannopoulos Show to discuss voter fraud and how Trump has the ability to beat it.
  • Utah Planned Parenthood pulls condoms with Mormon symbol

    07/27/2016 7:24:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 27, 2016 | Lindsay Whitehurst
    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's Planned Parenthood branch won't hand out condom packages printed with a symbol associated with Mormon youth teachings after an image of the wrappers on its Facebook page generated backlash. The wrappers stamped with a popular design symbolizing the phrase "Choose the Right" were a limited run intended to spark open conversation about sexual health, Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Katrina Barker said.