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  • 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 · 67 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 to secure Utah GOP nomination, will face primary

    04/21/2018 7:36:11 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 170 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...
  • Freeper Help Requested

    04/08/2018 7:30:40 PM PDT · by LS · 19 replies
    self | 4/8/2018 | LS
    Freepers, About a year ago I had some discussions with one of you about a grand jury in Utah that was examining evidence related to Harry Reid. Sorry, I don't have that email and forgot the essence of the case, but as I recall funding was denied the GJ that kept it from meeting for a while. If you had contacted me about this, please do so again. Thanks.
  • 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...
  • Utah’s 'free range' law necessary in today's punitive parenting culture

    03/31/2018 3:33:48 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 42 replies
    Independent Women's Forum ^ | March 30, 2018 | Julie Gunlock
    This week, parents in one state can breathe a sigh of relief. Utah Governor Gary Herbert has made parenting a lot easier by signing a bill that legalizes “free-range” parenting. Free-range parenting allows children to play without the constant and close supervision of their parents or another adult. Devotees believe children benefit from more freedom and learn vital decision making skills while playing at parks, walking to school, or wandering the neighborhood, without a parent hovering over them. The bill’s sponsor, Utah state Senator Lincoln Fillmore recognized the benefits of free-range parenting saying, “kids need to wonder about the world,...
  • ‘If someone got hurt, I probably wouldn’t care,’ says teenager who is charged with bringing[tr]

    03/27/2018 10:46:29 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 12 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 3/26/2018 | Tiffany Caldwell
    (full article title: ‘If someone got hurt, I probably wouldn’t care,’ says teenager who is charged with bringing explosives to Utah high school) A teenager from southern Utah who was accused of raising a homemade Islamic State group flag in place of an American flag and lighting an explosive device at school was charged on Monday. Washington County prosecutors filed one first-degree-felony charge each of attempted murder and possession of a weapon of mass destruction. The 16-year-old was also charged with graffiti, a class A misdemeanor, and abuse of the flag, a class B misdemeanor. On Feb. 15, officials found...
  • 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...
  • Senator Mike Lee & the Article I Project

    03/26/2018 2:15:33 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 10 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | March 26th 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Thanks to the 17th Amendment, which slowly neutered the senate and eventually the entire congress, an administrative state performs legislative, executive and judicial functions. Congress goes far out of its way to avoid lawmaking and oversight of the agencies it created. The final straw should have been Obama’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Obamacare Death Panels. These agencies were set up to operate beyond the reach of the institution that created them. As such, they are even further displaced from the electorate than previous executive branch agencies. As an additional outrage, the fees and penalties the administrative state inflicts...
  • BERNIE SIDES WITH IRAN'S MULLAHS

    03/21/2018 9:30:43 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 19 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 3/21/2018 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    The Left's romance with the Islamic Republic ensues. The Senate debated on Tuesday a resolution introduced by Vermont Socialist Bernie Sanders that would require the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Yemen. The surprising support the resolution won from 44 U.S. Senators handed a big win to Iran, which is engaged in a hot war with Saudi Arabia on the Arabian Peninsula. And it was a huge slap in the face to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who was meeting with President Trump in the White House as the Senate debated the motion on the floor. It also showed the...
  • 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...
  • GOP Rule Change Could Give Mitt Romney The Boot

    02/27/2018 3:46:24 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Fox 13 ^ | 02/26/18 | Elle Thomas
    ALT LAKE CITY — A new rule could kick out Mitt Romney and other candidates from their Utah Republican Party memberships. The Utah Republican Party is trying to decide who can be part of the organization. Under a new bylaw passed Saturday, Feb. 24, any Republican candidate who accepts signatures while on route to the primary election, will lose their party membership. Utahpolicy.com reports the central committee backed the change, while party chairman Rob Anderson opposed. The committee adopted one set of rules for the 1st and 2nd U.S House districts and a separate set of rules for the 3rd...
  • 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.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Boeing Executives Plotted to Stop Employee Bonuses to Keep Trump from Getting the Credit

    02/21/2018 4:30:38 PM PST · by Enchante · 57 replies
    Washington Reporter ^ | February 21, 2018 | Jacob Wohl
    Starting in late 2017, Boeing executives discussed plans to conceal employee bonuses or cancel them altogether in order to keep President Trump from getting credit, following the passage of the Republican tax-reform bill. On a series of conference calls led by Boeing’s Senior Vice President of Communications Phil Musser, Musser proposed and lobbied for canceling bonuses out of fear that the company may contribute to President Trump’s rising approval rating. Before Musser worked as a high level Boeing’s communications staffer in Washington, his employment history included public and media relations work for Mitt Romney’s 2012 Presidential Campaign and The Freedom...
  • 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 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
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Elementary Students Told They Can't Say No When Asked To Dance

    02/13/2018 11:14:08 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 34 replies
    Mr. Menhra ^ | 02/113/2018 | Not Indicated
    School dances have been causing controversy for promoting sexist stereotypes, and now, blurring the lines of consent between boys and girls. The latest example involves a Utah mother and her daughter’s elementary school dance, which requires girls to accept boys’ invitation to hit the floor. Mom Natalie Richard told Salt Lake City local news station Fox13 that she was in disbelief when her sixth-grade daughter came home from Kanesville Elementary with a set of ground rules for an upcoming dance: Students fill out cards with the names of five people with whom they’d like to dance, and if someone’s name...