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US: Utah (News/Activism)

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  • Senate Republicans call on Trump to re-engage on TPP

    02/21/2018 2:55:42 PM PST · by seacapn · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/18 11:22 AM EST | Vicki Needham
    More than two dozen Senate Republicans are urging President Trump to re-engage in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The 25 GOP lawmakers sent a letter to Trump on Friday saying they support his recent comments that he may consider U.S. participation if the 11-nation Asia-Pacific pact is improved.
  • Mitt Romney jumps out to big lead in U.S. Senate race, poll shows

    02/21/2018 12:34:41 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 58 replies
    Desert News ^ | February 20, 2018 | Dennis Romboy
    SALT LAKE CITY — Mitt Romney became the instant front-runner when he announced his U.S. Senate campaign last week, as a new poll shows him with a commanding lead four days into the race. A Utahpolicy.com poll released Tuesday shows 60 percent of Utahns would vote for the former Massachusetts governor among declared and possible candidates for the office. Only Democratic Salt Lake County Councilwoman Jenny Wilson polled in double digits, with a meager 14 percent. Libertarian Craig Bowden and Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, who has not entered the race, fared the best among the rest at 3 percent and...
  • Romney Is a Misfit for America

    02/20/2018 5:02:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 122 replies
    National Review ^ | February 19, 2018 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Mitt’s back. The former governor of Massachusetts and occasional native son of Michigan has a new persona: Mr. Utah. He’s going to bring Utah conservatism to the whole Republican party and to the country at large. Wholesome, efficient, industrious, faithful. “Utah has a lot to teach the politicians in Washington,” he says in announcing his Senate campaign. Maybe.
  • Trump endorses Romney in run for U.S. Senate seat in Utah

    02/19/2018 11:31:53 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 61 replies
    reuters.com ^ | FEBRUARY 20, 2018 | David Shepardson
    President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s run for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah, despite Romney often being critical of Trump.
  • Trump Endorses Mitt Romney for Senate: has my full support and endorsement!

    02/19/2018 6:52:20 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 236 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 19, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    @MittRomney has announced he is running for the Senate from the wonderful State of Utah. He will make a great Senator and worthy successor to @OrrinHatch, and has my full support and endorsement! 9:21 PM - 19 Feb 2018
  • Trump Should Get Behind Romney’s Candidacy, McConnell Says

    02/18/2018 5:39:11 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 116 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 02/17/2018 | Jonathan Martin
    WASHINGTON — Senator Mitch McConnell said in an interview on Friday afternoon that President Trump should rally behind the Senate candidacy of Mitt Romney despite his blistering criticism in 2016, arguing that Mr. Romney’s potent bid was an illustration of the Republican Party’s improving fortunes entering a challenging midterm campaign. “I can’t imagine that he’s not,” Mr. McConnell said when asked whether Mr. Trump was comfortable with Mr. Romney, who on Friday made official his long-expected candidacy for a Senate seat from Utah. “We don’t want to lose the seat, and this looks like a pretty formidable candidate.” Mr. McConnell,...
  • Romney as Senate candidate promises not to ‘sit and wait’ on school shootings

    02/18/2018 4:52:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 17, 2018 | Alicia Cohn
    Mitt Romney, after announcing his Republican bid for Senate in Utah, called for “action” following the Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead. Romney called the shooting “senseless, debased evil.” “I think we can’t just sit and wait and hope for things to get better,” the former GOP presidential candidate said, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. “It is wrong and unacceptable for children in our schools to fear for their lives.”
  • Mitt Romney announces bid for U.S. Senate in Utah

    02/16/2018 6:28:45 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 110 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 16, 2018 | Adam Edelman
    Mitt Romney, the GOP’s presidential candidate in 2012 and a former governor of Massachusetts, announced Friday that he would run for U.S. Senate in Utah. “I have decided to run for United States Senate because I believe I can help bring Utah’s values and Utah’s lessons to Washington,” Romney said in a video announcing his bid. “Given all that America faces, we feel that this is the right time for me to serve our state and our country,” he said. Romney pointed to Utah's balanced budget and trade surplus as examples of the state's strengths, comparing them with Washington's debt...
  • With McCain’s retreat, some turn to Romney to carry his torch

    02/15/2018 10:17:58 PM PST · by McGruff · 40 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | Feb 15, 2018 | Paul Kane
    In more ways than one, followers of traditional Republican orthodoxy are facing an emotional inflection point this week. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), at home battling an aggressive form of brain cancer, will not attend this weekend’s Munich Security Conference, an annual gathering of foreign policy leaders from NATO nations that has become a central clearinghouse for global security matters and a celebration of Western values and democratic institutions. McCain, an avatar of all of the above, has been a regular attendee for decades. Last year, less than a month after President Trump took office, he stole the show with a...
  • Out of respect for the victims...I will not be making an announcement tomorrow about the Senate race

    02/14/2018 5:25:42 PM PST · by SMGFan · 122 replies
    Mitt Romney Twitter ^ | February 14, 2018 | Mitt Romney
    As a father and grandfather, my heart aches for the victims of today’s tragic events. My prayers go out to all of the families and loved ones affected by this senseless act of violence. (1/2) Out of respect for the victims and their families, I will not be making an announcement tomorrow about the Senate race. (2/2)
  • Mitt Romney to announce Senate run Thursday on social media

    02/14/2018 6:49:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 107 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 14, 2018 | David M. Drucker
    Mitt Romney will launch his Utah Senate campaign Thursday morning with a low key announcement on social media, and will make his first public appearance a day later near Salt Lake City with a keynote address to a gathering of grassroots Republicans.
  • Radical Environmentalists Wrong Again – Not a Single Company Wants To Mine In Bears Ears, Utah

    02/10/2018 9:37:41 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    westernjournal.com ^ | 2/9/2018 | Tim Pearce
    No company has applied to mine within the former boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument since President Donald Trump’s cut to national monuments went into effect, The Washington Examiner reported Thursday. Trump announced he was rolling back Utah’s Bears Ears by about 85 percent in December. The cuts went into effect last week, causing critics to claim mining companies would begin staking claims and applying for mining permits within the area.
  • Utah mom upset after school tells 6th graders they can’t say no when asked to dance

    02/09/2018 4:18:19 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 70 replies
    http://fox13now.com ^ | February 9, 2018 | by Dora Scheidell
    WEST HAVEN, Utah -- When Natalie Richard’s sixth-grade daughter told her she couldn’t say “no” if a boy asked her to dance at Kanesville Elementary’s Valentine’s Day dance, she didn’t believe it at first. “Oh no, no honey," Richard said of her reply. "You guys are misunderstanding again. That’s not how it is." However, after speaking to her daughter’s teacher, she realized the statement was accurate.
  • EWS Anti-hooker lawmaker allegedly used taxpayer money for sex with escort

    02/09/2018 2:26:17 PM PST · by confederatecarpetbag · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 9, 2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    The conservative pol, 43, who was elected to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012, has three children with his wife, LeeAnne. Last year, he voted in favor of stricter laws on prostitution, including hiking the penalty for soliciting sex to $2,500.
  • Utah Rep. Jon Stanard Abruptly Resigns Without Explanation

    02/08/2018 6:11:02 PM PST · by bitt · 50 replies
    usnews.com ^ | 2/7/2018 | ap
    Republican Utah lawmaker Jon Stanard has unexpectedly resigns from the Legislature. SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican Utah lawmaker Jon Stanard has unexpectedly resigned from the Legislature. House Speaker Greg Hughes announced Wednesday morning that the representative from St. George resigned Tuesday night "due to personal and family concerns." Hughes did not offer details but said legislators are honoring Stanard's request for privacy and wish him the best. House Chief of Staff Greg Hartley said in a text message that Stanard was not facing any kind of legislative investigation or disciplinary action. Stanard did not respond to a voicemail seeking...
  • Man carrying concealed pistol stops attack on Utah police officer

    02/04/2018 10:36:08 AM PST · by PROCON · 14 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Feb. 4, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    A Utah police officer who was being attacked on Friday was saved by a passerby with a concealed pistol, officials said. The unidentified police officer confronted the attacker, identified as Paul Douglas Anderson, after spotting feet dangling from a donation bin in Springville, FOX13 Salt Lake City reported on Saturday. Anderson got out of the bin, but refused to remove his hands from his pocket. The officer ordered Anderson to remove his hands out of his pockets. Anderson eventually took his hands out of his pants’ pockets and began repeatedly punching the officer in the face.
  • Recently freed rancher Cliven Bundy sues Nevada, Clark County

    02/01/2018 4:05:22 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | January 26, 2018 | David Ferrara
    Lifelong Southern Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, recently cleared of federal charges and freed from jail after nearly two years, has turned his sights on state and county government. In a lawsuit filed Thursday in Clark County District Court, Bundy claimed that former resident Barack Obama’s late 2016 establishment of Gold Butte National Monument, which occurred while the rancher was in federal custody, was “as illegal as it is unlawful” and would preclude him from continuing to function on his land and destroy his livelihood. ... “Recognizing that the land is not owned by the United States of America, (Bundy) has...
  • Romney to make Senate announcement

    02/02/2018 12:50:15 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 28 replies
    cnn.com ^ | February 2, 2018 | Maeve Reston
    Mitt Romney signaled that he is moving toward a run for a US Senate seat from Utah, tweeting Thursday that he will make a formal announcement about his plans on February 15. "Looking forward to making an announcement on February 15th about the Utah Senate race," he tweeted.
  • US diplomat: Utah man jailed in Venezuela blocks dialogue

    02/02/2018 12:15:26 AM PST · by blueplum · 1 replies
    AP ^ | 02 Feb 2018 | Scott Smith
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Trump administration’s top diplomat in Venezuela pressed for the release of a jailed Utah man Thursday, saying the case is the main obstacle to improving strained relations between the two countries. Todd Robinson told The Associated Press it is a “tragedy” that Joshua Holt has been imprisoned the past 19 months on what the U.S. considers trumped-up charges. {snip}...Venezuela authorities allege Holt used his wife’s apartment in Caracas to stockpile weapons and have linked him to unspecified attempts by the U.S. to undermine President Nicolas Maduro’s rule amid deep economic and political turbulence. Holt’s family...
  • Mother of two seeks asylum in Utah to avoid deportation [barf]

    02/01/2018 3:10:30 AM PST · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Circa ^ | 2/1/18 | Deniz Kofteci
    A mother of two is seeking sanctuary in a Utah church to avoid deportation. Vicky Chavez fled Honduras in 2014 to escape domestic abuse, rape, and persecution. She says she came to the U.S seeking asylum. “I came to the U.S. fleeing domestic violence, rape, and being persecuted by my daughter’s father,” said Chavez. “Coming to the United States meant safety from a man who suggested that he knows people who could harm my family.”Chavez has a 6-year-old daughter she brought with her when she fled and a 4-month-old daughter who was born here and is a U.S citizen. Community...