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  • 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 · 66 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 · 163 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.
  • Biologically inspired membrane purges coal-fired smoke of greenhouse gases

    04/11/2018 2:24:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    phys.org ^ | 04/11/2018 | by Neal Singer, Sandia National Laboratories
    Enzymatic liquid membrane design and mechanism of carbon dioxide capture and separation. The Sandia/University of New Mexico membrane is fabricated by formation of 8-nanometer diameter mesopores. Using atomic layer deposition and oxygen plasma processing, the silica mesopores are engineered to be hydrophobic except for an 18-nm-deep region at the pore surface which is hydrophilic. Through capillary condensation, carbonic anhydrase enzymes and water spontaneously fill the hydrophilic mesopores to form an array of stabilized enzymes with an effective concentration greater than 10 times of that achievable in solution. These catalyze the capture and dissolution of carbon dioxide at the upstream surface...
  • Utah prosecutor wants grand jury probe of Harry Reid, Mike Lee, feds, others

    05/10/2016 4:11:28 PM PDT · by DaxtonBrown · 45 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | May 10, 2016 | JENNIFER DOBNER and Tom Harvey
    It reads like a cast of characters for a detective film noir: powerful politicians, shady businessmen, high-ranking law officers and an idealistic, persistent prosecutor. The plot includes allegations of corruption, cover-ups and the naked exercise of power. Let's title this movie "Rogue Runner" — only this story is not fiction. It's the code name Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings has given the sprawling probe he has spun off from the investigation that ensnared former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow. And now, in a dramatic twist, Rawlings wants a state grand jury this summer to hear the evidence...
  • Romney: 'I'm not going to look backward' on Trump criticism

    04/06/2018 1:19:20 PM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    MSN News ^ | 04/06/2018 | Max Greenwood
    Utah Senate hopeful Mitt Romney (R) said Thursday that he is setting his sights on the future, rather than looking back at his past criticism of President Trump. Speaking at a question-and-answer session in Sandy, Utah, on Thursday night, Romney said he was planning to "look forward" on his relationship with Trump, noting that the president has shifted on certain issues. "I look forward. I'm not going to look backward," Romney said, when asked by an audience member if he would criticize Trump in his Senate campaign like he did in a 2016 speech, according to the Deseret News.
  • GOP strategist to Trump: A ‘storm is coming’ in Russia investigation (Mueller still at it)

    04/01/2018 3:52:20 PM PDT · by Liz · 97 replies
    NYPOST.COM ^ | 4/1/18 | MARK MOORE
    Alex Castellanos, Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney's campaign strategist, told ABC’s “This Week” it’s hard to believe that “Robert Mueller is not going to dig up something in Trump’s complicated financial history......”......a switch in Republicans’ fortune in Congress after November’s mid-term elections could bring dire consequences for the Trump presidency. “It’s hard to believe then that when Republicans lose the House in 2018, maybe by 40 or 50 seats, that the House is not going to impeach him,” Castellanos said. “And that a Senate that’s scared to death, but still be in Republican hands, is not going to take a...
  • Turley: Sessions’ Appointing Utah Federal Prosecutor Much Better for Trump than 2nd Special Counsel

    04/01/2018 4:54:21 AM PDT · by Freedomlibertyjustice · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 31, 2018 | Ken Klukowski
    WASHINGTON, DC – Professor Jonathan Turley, a top national legal expert on government investigations, commented on Thursday about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to bring in U.S. Attorney John Huber. Turley called it “brilliant”to combine all the powers of the U.S. Department of Justice’s inspector general with a prosecutor who can bring charges, seek indictments, and get results for President Trump far more quickly than a second special counsel. Turley is a law professor at George Washington University, who attained national fame during the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton as a top legal authority on special counsels and congressional...
  • Mitt Romney says he's tougher on immigration than Trump

    03/27/2018 10:17:35 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 83 replies
    Axios ^ | March 27, 2018 | Alayna Treene
    At a Q&A session Monday night, Senate candidate Mitt Romney defended his conservatism saying he's tougher on some issues — like immigration — than the president, reports the Utah Daily Herald: "I’m a deficit hawk. That makes me more conservative than a lot of Republicans and a lot of Democrats. I’m also more of a hawk on immigration than even the president. My view was these DACA kids shouldn’t all be allowed to stay in the country legally." — Mitt Romney Background: Romney was pointing directly to President Trump's proposed plan that would have created a path to citizenship for...
  • How GOP Could Avoid Kowtowing to Democrats on Budget

    03/26/2018 6:58:55 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 29 replies
    LifeZette ^ | 23 March 2018 | Brendan Kirby
    A $1.3 trillion spending bill passed this week by Congress has conservatives decrying a surrender of fiscal restraint and has prompted calls to eliminate the filibuster rule requiring 60 votes for most legislation in the Senate. Eliminating the filibuster would be a dramatic move that many Senate traditionalists are unwilling to make. But there is an alternative, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said Friday on “The Laura Ingraham Show.” Lee (pictured above) said Republicans should actually make Democrats debate around the clock rather than “reward” them every time they merely announce a filibuster by recessing. “And then there’s no consequence for...
  • For warmth, some households still burn coal ( Durango, Colorado )

    03/20/2018 5:28:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 71 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | March 10, 2018 | Jonathan Romeo
    Rural residents turn to cheap heating fuel ... Monte Miller shovels a load of coal into a bucket and makes the short journey from his storage shed to his home on the edge of Bayfield, joking aloud that his wife likes to keep the temperature at a steady 75 degrees. “But we don’t have any problem doing that with coal,” Miller and his wife, Marsha, have been using coal as their main source of fuel since they moved to their home in 2000. Each year, the couple uses about 2 tons of coal to keep their 2,500-square-foot house warm throughout...
  • Utah Police Officer Saved by Armed Citizen

    03/16/2018 10:41:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On February 2nd, 2018, just before 2 p.m., a man knocked down a Springville, Utah police officer and was viciously punching him. The suspect had fractured the officer's eye socket when an armed good Samaritan, Derek Myer, saw the situation, did a quick U-turn, pulled his gun and stopped the attack. From fox2now.com: SPRINGVILLE, Utah — A man with a concealed handgun is credited with stopping a brutal attack on a Utah police officer on Friday, according to KSTU.A Utah police officer approached the suspect, Paul Douglas Anderson, after he saw him stealing items from a charity's donation bin....
  • Mitt Romney is under attack in Utah for ‘liberal Massachusetts values’

    03/08/2018 2:57:41 PM PST · by TBP · 62 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 8, 2018 | S.A. Miller
    Mitt Romney is being hit with the first attack ad of the Utah Senate race Thursday, a slickly produced video that portrays him as a darling of the D.C. establishment and gives him the nickname “flip-flopper Mitt.” The ad from Republican candidate Larry Meyers slams Mr. Romney, the presumptive front-runner in the GOP race, with accusations of not being conservative enough for Utah voters. “The D.C. establishment loves Mitt Romney. But Utah voters have a better choice. Larry Meyers,” says the announcer. It then rips open an old wound for Mr. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee and a former...
  • Police: Teen attempted to detonate explosive device at Pine View, researched ISIS

    03/06/2018 4:47:32 PM PST · by Magnatron · 37 replies
    KUTV.com ^ | 6 March 2018 | John W. Yelland, Larry D. Curtis
    Police said a homemade explosive device was the item discovered in a backpack at Pine View High School Monday, that forced the evacuation of the school. Police said if the device had detonated, it would have caused significant injury or death. Police have a suspect in custody. A warrant served at the male juvenile's home and items were found consistent with the materials used to build the device. Police also said the suspect had been researching information and expressing interest in ISIS and promoting the organization.
  • Utah Artist’s Latest Painting Depicting Trump With U.S. Flag Tackles NFL Protest Controversy (WOW!)

    03/05/2018 3:03:41 PM PST · by blam · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-5-2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A Utah artist is making a statement on the controversies surrounding the NFL protests in his latest work of art depicting President Trump holding an American flag. Jon McNaughton, an artist who is no stranger to controversy, released his latest painting last Tuesday titled Respect the Flag—showing a somber-looking Trump holding a battered American flag close to his heart while standing on a football field. “It’s Donald Trump standing on a football field, and he’s picked up the American Flag that’s been trampled,” McNaughton told KSTU. “It’s got grass stains on it, and he’s trying to wipe off some...
  • Utah Senate Committee Passes Bill Banning Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

    02/28/2018 8:18:08 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb 27, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Utah bill to protect unborn babies with Down syndrome from abortion moved closer to final approval on Monday. A state Senate committee passed House Bill 205 in a 3-2 vote late Monday, moving it to the full Senate for consideration, Fox News 13 reports. State Rep. Karianne Lisonbee, who sponsored the bill, said babies with Down syndrome often face a deadly form of discrimination: abortion, according to Utah Public Radio. “Social engineering is alive and well,” Lisonbee said. During the committee meeting, several people expressed concerns that the bill could face a legal challenge, according to the report. Planned...