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  • Sen. Mike Lee: A conservative case for criminal justice reform

    11/18/2018 3:43:50 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 13, 2018 | Senator Mike Lee
    “Government’s first duty,” President Reagan said in 1981 and President Trump recently tweeted, “is to protect the people, not run their lives.” The safety of law-abiding citizens has always been a core principle of conservatism. And it is why we need to take this opportunity to pass real criminal-justice reform now. Although violent crime rose during the final two years of President Obama’s time in office, it decreased during the first year of Trump’s presidency. We need to keep that momentum going. And criminal justice reform can help us do that in two ways. First, commonsense sentencing reform can increase...
  • Rep. Mia Love jumps ahead of Ben McAdams by 419 votes after updates from Utah, Salt Lake counties

    11/17/2018 6:18:09 AM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 11/17/2018 | Benjamin Wood
    Two-term Republican Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, is winning the 4th Congressional District for the first time since Election Day after an updated vote count in Utah County pushed her narrowly over Democratic challenger and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams. Love is currently ahead by 419 votes, reversing Thursday’s 1,002-vote lead for McAdams, who has spent the past week in Washington going to House orientation meetings and appearing in the freshman class photo with new lawmakers from across the country. ... McAdams had briefly expanded his lead Friday after Salt Lake County updated its vote totals. But those gains were...
  • Mia Love takes the lead in UT-4

    11/16/2018 4:57:00 PM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 67 replies
    Utah SOS ^ | 11/16/18 | Utah SOS
    Candidate % Popular Vote Popular Vote MIA B. LOVE REPUBLICAN 50.08% 129006 BEN MCADAMS DEMOCRATIC 49.92% 128587
  • Love takes narrow lead in 4th District on same day judge dismisses her lawsuit...

    11/16/2018 4:00:09 PM PST · by LiberalismDestroys · 17 replies ^ | 11/16/2018 | Lisa Riley Roche
    A judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday filed by Rep. Mia Love against Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen over how ballots in the tight 4th Congressional District race are being verified. But in new results released later Friday, Love took a 419 vote lead over Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams. Love has trailed McAdams in the 4th District race since election night Nov. 6. McAdams did gain 167 more votes than Love in Salt Lake County, but the two-term congresswoman added 1,588 more votes in Utah County, a conservative stronghold. She now has 129,006 votes to McAdams' 128,587...
  • Judge tosses Mia Love lawsuit to halt vote count

    11/16/2018 1:49:20 PM PST · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2018
    A judge on Friday dismissed GOP Rep. Mia Love's (Utah) lawsuit seeking to halt the vote count in Salt Lake County as the congresswoman continues to trail her Democratic opponent in the race for Utah's 4th Congressional District, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. Love, who is currently behind Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, filed a lawsuit earlier this week, calling for the ballot-counting process to be stopped. Love, in her lawsuit, sought the right for her campaign to examine the validity of certain votes in the Utah county. Third District Judge James D. Gardner dismissed Love’s suit Friday, stating...
  • "Suspicious Minds": Trump accused of racism for honoring Elvis, as he awards Medal of Freedom

    11/16/2018 10:19:24 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 73 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/16/2018
    Not everyone believes Elvis is the king. President Trump will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to seven Americans on Friday, including the late rock star Elvis Presley, though even that gesture is coming under fire from liberals. Trump is honoring Presley, baseball legend Babe Ruth, former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, philanthropist Miriam Adelson, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, jurist Alan Page, and Hall-of-Fame quarterback Roger Staubach. Still, some have accused Trump of racism for honoring Presley, long known as the "King of Rock and Roll." The Washington Post’s pop culture critic Chris Richards called Trump’s move “a little nod...
  • How the Navy’s D-Day amphibious attack on Utah beach achieved 'tactical surprise'

    11/12/2018 1:30:47 PM PST · by DFG · 52 replies
    Warrior Maven via Fox News ^ | 11/12/2018 | Kris Osborn
    Battling rough seas with five-foot waves, thrashing wind gusts and heavy enemy fire, U.S. Navy amphibious landing craft attacking Utah Beach on D-Day actually managed to achieve total tactical surprise. Although amphibious forces eventually took heavy German artillery fire as they got closer, the amphibious landing force was well protected by Allied air superiority and cloudy weather. “As our forces approached the French coast without a murmur from the enemy or from their own radio, the realization that once again almost complete tactical surprise had been achieved slowly dawned,” said Sir Bertram Home Ramsay, Naval Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Naval...
  • Utah man dies from rabies, the first case in over 70 years

    11/09/2018 4:34:22 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    foxnews13 ^ | AManda Gerry
    She said it wasn't until he died on November 4 that they realized he had been infected with rabies. "Usually within a couple of weeks the person will have swelling of the brain, swelling of the spine, and will be placed in a coma, and will pass away," said Dallin Peterson, epidemiologist at the Utah Health Department. The state health department said they believe Giles contracted rabies from a likely source: a bat. "He would just catch them, put them outside," Sedgwick said. "I know that my mom has always thought that bats were really cute, so he would sit...
  • ‘Love gave me no love’: President Trump slams Utah Rep. Mia Love...

    11/07/2018 8:43:47 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 38 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 11/7/2018 | Benjamin Wood
    President Donald Trump praised Republicans for expanding their majority in the Senate on Wednesday, while offering harsh criticism to GOP House members — including Utah’s Rep. Mia Love — who failed to wholeheartedly embrace his agenda. Trump said Love had called him “all the time” asking for help freeing Utahn Josh Holt, who had been imprisoned in Venezuela. But her re-election campaign distanced itself from his administration, the president said, which led to her poor performance in Utah’s 4th Congressional District. “Mia Love gave me no love and she lost,” Trump said. “Too bad. Sorry about that, Mia.” Love is...
  • Mitt Romney: Donald Trump’s Vilification of the Media Is Unprecedented

    11/04/2018 4:12:36 AM PST · by chief lee runamok · 109 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/03/2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney wrote in a blog post this week that President Donald Trump’s vilification of the media is unprecedented, stating he vehemently disagrees with labeling the press “the enemy of the people.”
  • Will Utah be part of a 'blue wave?

    11/04/2018 9:00:56 AM PST · by LiberalismDestroys · 35 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 11/4/2018 | Lisa Riley Roche
    Anyone questioning the existence of a "blue wave" of Democratic voters surging toward control of the U.S. House in Tuesday's midterm elections just needs to look at Utah's 4th Congressional District race, national experts say. "There's no question there's a Democratic wave. If there wasn't, we wouldn't be talking about this seat," David Wasserman, who analyzes House races around the country for the Cook Political Report, told the Deseret News. But he and others, including NBC News, said it remains to be seen whether the wave is strong enough in Utah to carry Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams...
  • UTAH National Guard Soldier killed in “Inside Attack”

    11/04/2018 3:07:31 AM PST · by JohnThree3to16 · 29 replies
    Press briefing scheduled for this afternoon
  • North Ogden (Utah) mayor killed while deployed in Afghanistan

    11/03/2018 5:49:17 PM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 32 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 11/3/2018 | Wendy Leonard
    Brent Taylor, North Ogden mayor and a major in Utah's Army National Guard, was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday.
  • Utah mayor, a father of 7, ID’d as US service member killed in ‘insider attack’ in Afghanistan

    11/04/2018 1:33:25 AM PDT · by LoicW · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/3/18 | Dom Calicchio
    A former mayor from Utah who has served in the state’s National Guard since 2013 was identified Saturday as the U.S. service member who was killed in an “insider attack” in Afghanistan earlier in the day, according to reports. Brent Taylor, a married father of seven children who was deployed to Afghanistan in January, was a former mayor of North Ogden, a city of about 17,000 people located about 46 miles north of Salt Lake City. Taylor resigned from the mayor's office before he went overseas, the Standard-Examiner of Ogden reported. Taylor’s death was confirmed by North Ogden City Councilman...
  • Salt Lake County residents already voting in record numbers

    11/02/2018 10:34:23 AM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 16 replies ^ | 11/2/2018 | Alex Cabrero
    After watching several people drop their ballots off at a drop box outside the Salt Lake County government center, it is clear people are excited to vote this year. “I’m voting!” said one woman, while raising both her arms to the sky. “Thanks!” said another man, who ran to the drop box. “It’s just things are nuts,” said another woman, who said everyone should vote. Maybe it’s because we believe we're so divided right now, or we want our voices to be heard. Whatever the reason, Salt Lake County residents are voting in record numbers. “People are returning their ballots...
  • New rating says Utah's 4th Congressional District race now leans Democratic

    11/01/2018 4:25:14 PM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 49 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 11/1/2018 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — For the first time in the race between Rep. Mia Love and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, the 4th Congressional District race has been rated as leaning toward the Democratic candidate. FiveThirtyEight, an analysis website owned by ABC News famous for political predictions by its founder, Nate Silver, now gives McAdams a 60.6 percent chance of beating the two-term Republican incumbent.
  • Koch Brother Joins Fight to Stop America’s Involvement in the Yemen War

    10/31/2018 2:42:20 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 20 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10-30-2018 | Spencer Ackerman
    A heavyweight right-wing financier has thrown in with a left-right coalition to end the U.S. military’s involvement in the Saudi-led war on Yemen, one of the world’s most devastating humanitarian catastrophes, The Daily Beast has learned. The Charles Koch Institute, bearing the brand of one of the most influential sources of conservative political money, is backing an effort spearheaded by progressive California Democrat Ro Khanna to demand either an end to non-counterterrorism aid to the Yemen war or a direct congressional vote authorizing it. Multiple congressional and allied sources told The Daily Beast they plan to bring their resolution to...
  • After visit to mosque, Mitt Romney says he supports Trump's travel ban, opposes restrictions

    10/26/2018 5:12:20 PM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 63 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 10/26/18 | Dennis Romboy
    Standing in his stocking feet, Republican Senate candidate Mitt Romney spoke and answered questions at the Utah Islamic Center on Friday before attending a worship service with about 200 Muslims. Romney fielded questions on guns, immigration and health care, but interestingly no one asked him about President Donald Trump's order to restrict travel from several majority Muslims countries, which the president referred to as a "Muslim ban" during the 2016 election
  • 'If his lips were moving, he was lying': University of Utah police detail Lauren McCluskey's

    10/26/2018 10:39:12 AM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 13 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 10/25/2018 | Ashley Imlay
    Before she was gunned down on campus by a bitter ex-boyfriend, the man's manipulations had led Lauren McCluskey to believe that despite his lies, harassing text messages and efforts to extort money from her, she wasn't in danger. And even after receiving multiple reports about what was going on, University of Utah police determined that while they would investigate the harassment, Melvin Rowland, a convicted sex offender, didn't appear to pose a physical threat to the student who was almost two decades his junior. That's according to a shocking timeline of moments leading up to McCluskey's murder, presented Thursday by...
  • Romney on Democrats’ Bomb Scares: ‘Hate Acts Follow Hate Speech’

    10/25/2018 5:58:47 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 33 replies
    Breitbart - Politics ^ | 10-24-2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Republican Utah Senate candidate Mitt Romney reacted Wednesday to a series of apparent explosive devices sent to leading Democratic Party members, claiming without evidence that the sender was motivated by “hate speech.” “Disgusting, vile threats and actions against fellow Americans and our institutions are sadly unsurprising: hate acts follow hate speech,” Romney, once a staunch critic of the president, wrote on Twitter. “It is past time for us to turn down and tune out the rabid rhetoric.” Without evidence, the failed presidential candidate placed the blame on a “fellow” American — a fact no law enforcement official at this time...