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  • Plea bargain in Idaho triple murder linked to dogfighting

    02/11/2019 12:19:21 AM PST · by Norski · 7 replies
    Animals 24-7 ^ | February 11, 2019 | Merritt Clifton
    MALAD, Idaho––Severo Luera, 39, the only person arrested in connection with a 2013 triple murder linked to pit bull breeding, dogfighting, and growing marijuana, “has struck a deal with state prosecutors that could get him out of prison in less than 10 years,” reported Madeleine Coles of the Idaho State Journal on February 8, 2019. Apprehended in Utah in February 2015, Luera was initially charged with three counts of aiding and abetting a murder in the first degree plus one count of conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree. Two-year-old & two-month-old survived The victims, Brent L. Christensen, 62,...
  • Not just Oregon: Saudi students in at least 8 states, Canada vanish while facing criminal charges

    02/09/2019 7:17:43 AM PST · by cutty · 23 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | February 08, 2019 | Shane Dixon Kavanaugh
    They’re not just in Oregon. University students from Saudi Arabia have vanished while facing criminal charges here and in at least seven other states as well as Canada — evidence that a growing number of defendants from the wealthy Persian Gulf kingdom have fled justice in the United States. There are likely more to be discovered. The Oregonian/OregonLive uncovered five examples in Oregon and began searching other states in late January. We’ve found similar cases in Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin. We also found two cases in Nova Scotia: Saudi students in two separate incidents skipped bail...
  • Debate judge disqualifies high school students for citing ‘racist’ Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro

    02/07/2019 11:58:24 AM PST · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 45 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | February 6, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    Two Utah high school seniors lost a round in a debate when they argued against racism and classism by citing the works of two “racist” pundits, psychologist Jordan Peterson and conservative writer Ben Shapiro. A debate judge deemed the writings of “white supremacists” Peterson and Shapiro as inadmissible in the Jan. 5 verbal contest held at Arizona State University in Tempe.
  • DuBois column - Senate skullduggery, Trump’role, straight lines, and the Bundy case again

    02/07/2019 9:30:07 AM PST · by cowpoke · 5 replies
    THE WESTERNER ^ | 2/6/2019 | Frank DuBois
    More Senate skullduggery, Trump’s role in this, straight lines, and the Bundy case again Senate chicanery Last month I wrote of the skullduggery applied by both political parties in trying to pass a 680-page federal lands package in the waning moments of the last Congress. Up stepped our hero, Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) who just wanted to add two words to the legislation. Alaska and Wyoming are by statute exempt from the Antiquities Act that has been so abused by recent Presidents. Senator Lee wanted to add “and Utah” to that statute. The leadership said no to his amendment,...
  • McConnell and the Iron Triangle vs. Trump and the Voters

    02/03/2019 8:45:30 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    American Greatness ^ | February 2nd, 2019 | Joseph Duggan
    The struggle between Trump and the woefully large number of pre-Trump Republicans in the Senate is not really about the true constitutional separation of powers. McConnell and crew are not standing up for the rightful power of the legislative branch as the Framers intended; they are shilling for the Iron Triangle. Freshmen senators seem to find out early how to win the good graces of the liberal media and the permanent bureaucracy. Barely four weeks into their tenure, every new GOP senator—Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.), Mike Braun (Ind.), Kevin Cramer (N.D.), Josh Hawley (Mo.), Martha McSally (Ariz.), Rick Scott (Fla.), and...
  • Rep. Swalwell's 'Outrageous' and 'Irresponsible' Interview in Which He Calls Trump an 'Agent of...

    01/28/2019 9:14:50 AM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    Full title: Rep. Swalwell's 'Outrageous' and 'Irresponsible' Interview in Which He Calls Trump an 'Agent of Russia' In a recent interview for PBS Firing Line with Margaret Hoover, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, didn't even flinch when he called President Trump an "agent of Russia." Swalwell video at link Ryan Saavedra ✔@RealSaavedra Margaret Hoover presses Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) about claiming, without evidence, that President Donald Trump is “an agent of Russia” "He betrayed our country and I don't say that lightly," Swalwell said. He doesn't say it with evidence, either, as Ms. Hoover...
  • Trump is mulling 2 women Supreme Court nominees

    06/29/2018 3:38:04 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 118 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 29, 2018 | 5:29pm | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON — President Trump said Friday two women are on his short list as the next Supreme Court nominee and he’ll announce his decision July 9. On his way to Bedminster, NJ, the president told reporters aboard Air Force One that he plans to interview one or two candidates this weekend. “I’ve got it narrowed to about five,” Trump said, including two women. [cut] Utah Sen. Mike Lee was on the list. “He said he’d like the job, usually they don’t say that,” Trump said.
  • 5 gang members charged in Utah mall shooting

    01/22/2019 8:25:02 PM PST · by LiberalismDestroys · 27 replies
    KSL.com ^ | 1/22/1019 | Pat Reavy
    Five people were formally charged Tuesday in 3rd District Court for a shooting that happened just outside Fashion Place mall in Murray between rival gang members that injured two and created a panic for all mall patrons. Steven Alexander Perez-Hernandez, 18, of Sandy, Jorge Luis Crecencio-Gonzalez, 19, of Park City, Arian Huerta, 20, Flaviano "Flavio" Aguilar, 20, and Jesus Joshua "Psycho" Payan-Mendoza, 19, of Heber City, were all charged with causing a riot, a third-degree felony.
  • Summit County (UT) Sheriff's Office Man charged in Park City with human smuggling

    01/22/2019 8:15:55 PM PST · by LiberalismDestroys · 3 replies
    KSL.com ^ | 1/22/1019 | Pat Reavy
    A man who told police he was paid to sneak people across the border into the United States has been charged in Utah with human smuggling. Rolando Gomez-Gomez, 33, was charged in Summit County's 3rd District Court on Tuesday with the third-degree felony. In addition, he was charged with giving false information to a police officer, a class C misdemeanor, and speeding, an infraction. On Saturday, Gomez-Gomez was pulled over on I-80 for speeding, according to charging documents.
  • 5 States Most Impacted By Recent Tesla Supercharger Price Increase

    01/19/2019 10:58:22 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 57 replies
    Inside EVs ^ | March 18, 2018 | Steven Loveday
    As we reported just the other day, Tesla quietly hiked rates for Supercharging in most states. Keep in mind that this impacts all Tesla Model 3 owners, as well as owners of new Tesla Model S and X vehicles who purchased their vehicles without utilizing a referral code. Thanks to hardcore EV fans like Teslanomics’ Ben Sullins, we have an update on how states were affected by the new rate hike, as well as the actual percentage of increase. As we explained the other day, states like Illinois have seen over a 60 percent increase, from .15/kWh to .25/kWh. States...
  • Manager Runs 263-Lap Half Marathon in Shirt and Tie to Keep His Promise to His Workers

    01/19/2019 6:03:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Runner's World ^ | January 18, 2019 | Jordan Smith
    David Stephenson, store manager of Cedar City Deseret Industries, promised his team that if they met their sales goals, he would run at least 200 loops around the roundabout outside of their office—and he would do it in his work clothes: a shirt, tie, and slacks. “Where I work, we train individuals to get better jobs,” he explained. “They all face different challenges in their lives, so I’m always looking for any opportunity to show them that you can do hard things, even if some thing seem impossible—or not the smartest thing to do, in my case—you can still accomplish...
  • Romney backs Trump in shutdown showdown, questions Pelosi

    01/18/2019 5:16:03 PM PST · by conservative98 · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/18/19 56 Minutes Ago | BRADY McCOMBS
    U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah said Friday he supports President Donald Trump's push for a border wall that has led to a government shutdown and questioned why Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi won't agree to "another few miles" of barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border. Romney also said he plans to keep working with other senators to find interim solutions, such as legislation that would make sure essential government employees still working get paid now. The 2012 GOP presidential nominee and new Utah senator acknowledged that it "takes two to tango" but backed Trump's position and chided Pelosi for hers....
  • 14 states may target birthright citizenship

    01/04/2011 12:19:53 AM PST · by WilliamHouston · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 3, 2011 | Liz Goodwin
    Arizona state politicians will introduce model legislation this week to encourage states to prevent children of illegal immigrants from being granted citizenship under the 14th Amendment. Lawmakers in at least 14 states have said they are committed to passing the legislation targeting birthright citizenship. Arizona's anti-illegal-immigrant bill, SB-1070, was also based on model legislation that could be easily copied by states, and at least seven states are likely to pass bills similar to the first Arizona immigration overhaul this year, according to one analysis by an immigrants rights group. Arizona state Senator Russell Pearce will unveil the bill Jan. 5...
  • Mitt Romney backtracks after Trump-hating op-ed attack bombs

    01/03/2019 9:52:53 AM PST · by jazusamo · 87 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 3, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    Arriving in Washington for his new gig as Utah's junior senator, Mitt Romney jumped right in to revert to form, putting out a Washington Post attack op-ed decrying President Trump's lack of "character" and calling on Republicans to reach across the aisle. Gad, his act is old. Here Trump has given us the best economy in decades, and Mitt has almost nothing to say about it other than that he agrees with it. Trump also never wavered on the appointment of Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh and has fought like a lion to get more constitutionally minded judges appointed. Trump...
  • Kasich Endorses Romney’s Anti-Trump Op-Ed: ‘Welcome to the Fray’

    01/03/2019 9:46:59 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01-02-2019 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich gave Senator-elect Mitt Romney (R-UT) a virtual pat on the back Tuesday, endorsing Romney’s Washington Post op-ed bashing President Donald Trump’s character. “Welcome to the fray,” wrote Kasich, linking to the op-ed published Tuesday.
  • Jason Chaffetz: Steve King must face real consequences for his white supremacy remarks

    01/14/2019 11:28:08 AM PST · by Blue House Sue · 80 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 1/14/19 | Jason Chaffetz
    Once again, House Republican leaders last week found themselves having to answer for the offensive statements of Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa. This time King further confirmed his insensitivity and evidently racist approach to public policy. The New York Times quoted King asking, "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization – how did that language become offensive?" In a frank Washington Post op-ed, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., asked, “Why are Republicans accused of racism? Because we’re silent on things like this.” To their credit, many Republican office holders were quick to condemn the provocative remarks, with Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst tweeting, “I...
  • Another GOP lawmaker calls on Steve King to resign over white supremacy comments

    01/14/2019 8:41:15 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1 14 2019 | Justin Wise
    Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) on Monday called on fellow GOP Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to resign over recent comments he made about white supremacy and white nationalism. "I wish he’d resign, frankly," Stewart said on CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time." "He’s lost the trust and faith of his comrades. For the good of the party, for the good of the American people, I think it’s time for us to make a change." His comments came just hours after GOP leaders in Congress stripped the Iowa congressman from any committee assignments in the new Congress. Stewart said that he "absolutely" agreed with...
  • Steve King slams GOP leaders for 'political decision' over comments on white supremacy

    01/14/2019 5:53:31 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 130 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/14/19 | Justin Wise
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Monday denounced GOP leaders' move to remove him from all committee assignments, calling it a "political decision that ignores the truth." “[House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.)] decision to remove me from committees is a political decision that ignores the truth," King said in a statement shortly after McCarthy told reporters that the Iowa congressman would not receive any committee assignments in the new Congress. King was previously a member of the House Judiciary, Agriculture and Small Business committees. He had also served as chairman of a House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and...
  • Police: Suspected narcotics dealer arrested in Spanish Fork UT; more than $850K worth of drugs...

    01/14/2019 5:34:03 PM PST · by LiberalismDestroys · 14 replies
    KSL.com ^ | 1/14/2019 | Carter Williams
    A Salt Lake City man who was a part of a narcotics investigation was arrested Saturday, and more than $850,000 worth of drugs was discovered in his car, authorities said. Jose Olegario Lopez, 44, was arrested and booked into the Utah County Jail on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, failure to stop at an officer’s command, child endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to jail records. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials added that Lopez was living in the U.S. illegally, the jail records said.
  • Romney calls on Steve King to resign after comments on white supremacy

    01/14/2019 3:53:32 PM PST · by SMGFan · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 14, 2019
    Newly-elected Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Monday called for conservative Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to resign from the House because of his remarks questioning whether white supremacy is "offensive." “I think he ought to step aside and I think Congress ought to make it very clear he has no place there,” Romney told CNN’s Manu Raju on Monday. A spokeswoman for Romney confirmed the statement. Romney is the latest high-profile Republican voice to condemn King’s comments made in an interview with The New York Times in which he said, “white nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language...