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  • BIG LIST of GOP lawmakers who want to save Obama's amnesty

    12/08/2017 7:23:00 AM PST · by smileyface · 26 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Leo Hohmann
    Check out the full Kate’s List below: Kathy Steinle Kathy Steinle Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA) (202) 225-4215 (Facebook) Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) (202) 225-5816 (Facebook) Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) (202) 225-2371 (Facebook) Rep Mark Amodei (R-NV) 202 225-6155 (Facebook) Rep Mike Coffman (R-CO) (202) 225-7882 Facebook Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA)(202) 225-4540 (Facebook) Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) (202) 225-3011 (Facebook) Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) (202) 225-4276 (Facebook) Rep. Peter King (R-NY) (202) 225-7896 (Facebook) Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) (202) 225-2778 (Facebook) Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA) (202) 225-4315 (Facebook) Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) (202) 225-3761 (Facebook) Rep. John Faso (R-NY) (202) 225-5614...
  • Utahns, Tribal Members, Western Leaders Applaud Bears Ears Monument Rollback

    12/08/2017 2:59:08 AM PST · by bryan999 · 4 replies
    Local voices and tribal members were effusive in their praise for twin proclamations from President Donald Trump ordering the reduction of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments on Monday. They described the announcement as a locals-driven decision-making process that culminated in the monument revisions. San Juan County Commissioner Rebecca Benally, a member of the Navajo Nation and a Democrat thanked President Trump and Secretary Zinke for the decision. “Thank you Secretary [Ryan] Zinke for coming to San Juan, Kane, and Garfield counties and listening to the local grassroots people. Your boots on the ground approach was unexpected, but well...
  • Should Trump fear a Senator Romney?

    12/06/2017 2:00:36 PM PST · by Hadean · 69 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Dec. 6, 2017 | James Pindell
    President Trump’s trip to Utah Monday was ostensibly about eliminating national monument status for two Utah landmarks. But most speculate that the real reason for the trip was a subtle effort to block Mitt Romney from reentering politics. Romney has made noise about a potential run for Senator Orrin Hatch’s seat, should the longtime Utah senator choose not to seek reelection next year. Monday’s presidential visit seemed to turn into a full-on lobbying effort to get Hatch to stay put. Or perhaps more to the point, to get Romney to stay far away from Washington. And Romney was all too...
  • Trump Is Rolling Back Obama’s Last-Minute Land Grab. Here’s What Must Come Next.

    12/06/2017 10:45:15 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 5, 2017 | Matt Anderson
    Today marked an important moment as President Donald Trump made much-needed changes to sweeping land use designations made under previous administrations. The Trump administration listened to the combined voices of individual citizens, tribal members, small communities, and elected officials from the county, state, and federal levels. In doing so, Trump has responded to Utahns’ calls by dramatically reducing the size of both the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, which had a combined land mass larger than the state of Connecticut. This is a good step forward in reforming a law that has too easily been abused to drown...
  • Presidential Proclamation Modifying the Bears Ears National Monument

    12/06/2017 4:11:12 AM PST · by Skooz · 6 replies
    White House ^ | 12/4/2017 | President Trump
    MODIFYING THE BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION In Proclamation 9558 of December 28, 2016, and exercising his authority under section 320301 of title 54, United States Code (the "Antiquities Act"), President Barack Obama established the Bears Ears National Monument in the State of Utah, reserving approximately 1.35 million acres of Federal lands for the care and management of objects of historic and scientific interest identified therein. The monument is managed jointly by the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and...
  • 2 Utah girls found after kidnapping by 'doomsday prepper' dad who wed daughters to cult leader

    12/05/2017 10:58:58 AM PST · by DFG · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/05/2017 | Katherine Lam
    Two Utah girls were found safe Monday three months after they were allegedly kidnapped by their “doomsday prepper” dad -- who reportedly betrothed his daughters to a cult leader. An Amber Alert was canceled Monday when authorities found Hattie Briella Coltharp, 4, and Dinah Elizabeth Coltharp, 8, outside Lund, FOX13 Salt Lake City reported. Authorities initiated the alert when they received a tip and arrested Samuel Warren Shaffer, 34, who calls himself the prophet of a polygamous sect named “Knights of the Crystal Blade.” The children’s father, John Coltharp, is a member of the sect. Authorities raided a suspected sect...
  • President Trump Moves to Shrink Two National Monuments in Utah

    12/05/2017 6:28:56 AM PST · by RhoTheta · 15 replies
    OANN ^ | 12/4/2017 | OANN Newsroom
    During a speech Monday, the president said he is signing two proclamations which will shrink the Bears Ears National Monument and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. He called the measures a reversal of federal overreach, and says the move will restore the rights of land to the people of Utah. The president says the residents of the state know how to protect and conserve their own land, and Washington politicians do not. He added, lands must be protected and now will be protected by this new measure.
  • Orrin Hatch: Trump 'didn't have any choice but to' endorse Roy Moore

    12/05/2017 3:12:30 AM PST · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 4, 2017 | Diana Stancy Correll
    Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said he didn't think President Trump had any other option than to endorse GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct. "I don't think he had any choice but to do that ... that's the only Republican we can get down there," Hatch said, according to press pool report.
  • Donald Trump's Monday morning perfectly encapsulates his entire presidency

    12/04/2017 5:48:51 PM PST · by mdittmar · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | December 4, 2017 | Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
    (CNN)President Donald Trump did two big things on Monday morning before jetting off to Utah to announce he is shrinking two national monuments.1. He tweeted a full-scale endorsement of Roy Moore's Senate campaign in Alabama. "Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama," wrote Trump of the embattled Republican who faces a series of accusations from women that he pursued relationships with them when he was in his early 30 and they were teenagers. "We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military,...
  • 13 states launch new legal challenge to California egg law

    12/04/2017 4:42:48 PM PST · by Mariner · 65 replies
    AP via KCRA (Sacramento) ^ | December 4th, 2017 | Unattributed
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than a dozen states banded together Monday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block a California law requiring any eggs sold there to come from hens that have space to stretch out in their cages. In a lawsuit filed directly to the high court, the states allege that California's law has cost consumers nationwide up to $350 million annually because of higher egg prices since it took effect in 2015. The lawsuit argues that California's requirements violate the U.S. Constitution's interstate commerce clause and are pre-empted by federal law. A federal appeals court...
  • Everyone Stood Up When Trump Entered Utah Capitol – But What Crowd Did Next Is the Real Story

    12/04/2017 6:15:43 PM PST · by x1stcav · 49 replies
    American News Hub ^ | 12/5/17 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Trump won the state of Utah in the 2016 election. He smoked Hillary Clinton by 18 points. He was able to earn those 6 electoral votes despite the fact that Evan McMullin was on the ballot as a third-party challenger. It was widely reported that the Mormon community, which McMullin is a part of, would side with Mitt Romney’s condemnation of Trump. Clearly, that wasn’t correct. Apparently, Utah is Trump country. Don’t take my word for it. Look what happened when the president showed up to Utah on Monday.
  • Romney on Moore: 'No majority is worth losing our honor, our integrity'

    12/04/2017 4:37:27 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 122 replies
    CNN ^ | December 4, 2017 | Eli Watkins
    "Roy Moore in the US Senate would be a stain on the GOP and on the nation. Leigh Corfman and other victims are courageous heroes. No vote, no majority is worth losing our honor, our integrity," Romney tweeted Monday in reference to the women who have come forward accusing Moore of sexual assault and harassment....."
  • Mitt Romney: Roy Moore in the US Senate would be a stain on the GOP and on the nation.

    12/04/2017 2:35:03 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 136 replies ^ | 12/4/17 | Willard Mitt Romney
    Roy Moore in the US Senate would be a stain on the GOP and on the nation. Leigh Corfman and other victims are courageous heroes. No vote, no majority is worth losing our honor, our integrity.
  • President Trump Expected to Shrink Bears Ears by as Much as 90 Percent

    12/04/2017 11:07:52 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 53 replies
    NYT ^ | DEC. 4, 2017 | By JULIE TURKEWITZ
    SALT LAKE CITY — President Trump is expected to announce a historic reduction to Bears Ears National Monument on Monday, a sprawling region of red rock canyons in Utah that has been at the center of a national fight over how much land a president can legally set aside for protection. The Trump administration plans to announce that he will shrink the monument by between 77 and 92 percent, according to statements from the office of Senator Orrin Hatch, Republican of Utah. It would be the largest reduction of a national monument to date, and it comes as the administration...
  • Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Speech on Utah Monuments… (also links to full Trump Speech)

    12/04/2017 1:46:14 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 7 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 4, 2017 | Sundance
    Former Navy SEAL and current Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke delivers brief remarks at the Capitol Building in Utah. Prior to President Trump signing a national monument proclamation, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told a packed-house crowd the Antiquities Act, an obscure law that Barack Obama used to broaden federal monuments in Utah, ‘was never meant to prevent. It was meant to protect.’ “Our public land is for the public to use,” Zinke said.
  • Trump moves to block Romney from Senate

    12/04/2017 7:48:43 AM PST · by EliRoom8 · 76 replies
    TRUMP MOVES TO BLOCK ROMNEY FROM SENATE President going all out to persuade 83-year-old Orrin Hatch to seek re-election in Utah Published: 24 mins ago (POLITICO) Donald Trump is going all out to persuade seven-term Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch to seek reelection — a push aimed in no small part at keeping the president’s longtime nemesis, Mitt Romney, out of the Senate. Romney has been preparing to run for Hatch’s seat on the long-held assumption that the 83-year-old would retire. Yet Hatch, the longest-serving Republican senator in history, is now refusing to rule out another campaign — a circumstance Romney’s...
  • The odd things tucked into the GOP tax plan

    12/02/2017 11:37:17 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 33 replies
    Axios ^ | 12/2/17 | Haley Britzky
    The GOP tax plan was passed through the Senate Friday night in a 51-49 vote. There are a number of things included in the last-minute text, including a provision by Sen. Gardner of Colorado that exempts Kombucha, a fermented tea drink, from alcoholic taxes and regulations. Why it matters: These are small examples of what got slipped in the bill last-minute as the Senate vote neared, and reveals some of the senators' pet projects back in their home states. Odd amendments included in the tax plan: Sen. Orrin Hatch Prohibit things like cash and gift cards to be given as...
  • Sen. Orrin Hatch calls Donald Trump ‘one of the best’ presidents he’s seen in office

    12/02/2017 10:10:14 AM PST · by paltz · 18 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 12/1/17 | Courtney Tanner
    During his nearly 41 years in office, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch has seen seven presidents in the White House. Donald Trump, he said Wednesday, is “one of the best I’ve served under.” “He’s not afraid to make decisions,” Hatch said during an interview broadcast by MSNBC. “He’s not afraid to take on the big mouths around here.” The Republican senator later clarified online that Trump is “the best president I’ve served ‘under’ in terms of line of succession.” Hatch, 83, is third in the line for the presidency as Senate president pro tem, and apparently wanted to dispel any implication...
  • Reports: Bears Ears to be cut by 85 percent, Grand Staircase by half

    11/30/2017 4:33:47 PM PST · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 11/30/17 | Lisa Riley Roche
    President Donald Trump intends to reduce the size of Bears Ears National Monument by nearly 85 percent and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by almost half, according to news reports Thursday.Leaked documents obtained by the Associated Press show the total amount of land in the two monuments would drop from more than 3.2 million acres to about 1.2 million acres. The same reductions were reported by the Washington Post, which cited unnamed "individuals briefed on the matter," cautioning that there could be some changes before Trump officially announces the new boundaries when he visits Salt Lake City on Monday.Heather Swift, a...
  • Orrin Hatch: Trump Has Been 'One of the Best Presidents I've Served Under' [VIDEO]

    11/30/2017 11:46:51 AM PST · by · 41 replies
    breitbart ^ | 29 Nov 2017 | by Pam Key
    Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said Trump had "been one of the best presidents" he served under. Hatch said, "I'm not aware of it. I don't pay much attention to his tweets. I'll say this for you. He's been one of the best presidents I've served under. And the reasoning is, he's not afraid to make decisions. He's not afraid to take on the — the big mouths around here."