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  • How I got to be a Delegate from Wyoming to the Republican National Convention

    05/01/2016 7:44:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/30/2016 | Jeff Hymas
    I am certain you’ve never heard of me, unless you are a friend or relative, because I am just a beginner at politics. Yet somehow, in this most contentious political year for Republicans, I am going to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland as a delegate. Here’s how it happened. Wyoming, the least populated state, sends 29 delegates to the Republican National Convention, but that number varies every four years, depending on how well the Republican Party is represented in the state (i.e. legislative seats held, governorship held, party membership per capita). The same system exists at the state level....
  • GOP women push Trump on VP pick

    04/29/2016 6:45:11 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/30/16 | Christina Marcos
    Female Republican lawmakers are making the case for Donald Trump to choose a woman as his running mate. Picking a female vice presidential candidate could help mitigate the damage Trump caused with women voters in the primary, they say, as well as counter Hillary Clinton if she is the Democratic nominee. Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) offered the idea, somewhat unprompted, at a Capitol Hill event hosted by the Heritage Foundation this week. When a reporter asked a panel of conservative House Republicans who Trump should choose as his running mate, most lawmakers demurred. But Lummis, the only woman on the...
  • Cruz knocks Fox News after clash with Hannity (Just answer a simple question, Ted)

    04/22/2016 7:49:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 121 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 22, 2016 | Evelyn Rupert
    GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz lashed out at Fox News over coverage of Donald Trumpafter a heated interview with Sean Hannity earlier this week. When asked on “The Dom Giordano Program” about coverage of Trump’s claims of unfair “voterless elections” in states like Wyoming and Colorado, Cruz said, “They know it’s not true.” “Donald doesn’t handle losing well, and when we loses, he cries and he screams and he whines and he curses and he insults everybody,” Cruz said. “So when Donald lost five states in a row in landslide elections, that’s when they began making up this nonsense about...
  • Wyoming voters choose Trump (65%) when they are allowed a vote; Cruz17%;Kasich17%. 4,083 total votes

    04/20/2016 12:55:28 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 35 replies
    Elections Board Results (NYS) | April 20, 2016 | Self-
    Wyoming County is picturesque rolling hills country dotted with apple orchards and maple groves located in the western part of the state. Both the state of Wyoming and Wyoming County are predominantly white 92% with similar per capita income. Where they differ significantly is in their ability to vote within a Republican Primary Election. Although the State of Wyoming has a population 10 times the size of Wyoming County, only a fraction of a percentage of Wyoming republicans are chosen to vote for the delegates that pick the presidential nominee. Wyoming County, NY had a 40% voter turnout in 2016....
  • Breaking: Ted Cruz makes outrageous statement on voterless election win in Wyoming

    04/17/2016 4:26:04 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 332 replies
    Ted Cruz on Wyoming win: "This is how elections are won in America." Once again, voters are not represented in the process. Instead, "votes" for the nominee are gained by backroom politics. Another corrupt process by the GOP establishment. From Fox News: Ted Cruz on Saturday won all 14 delegates in the Wyoming GOP convention -- a relatively small number but enough for the Texas senator to declare victory and keep GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump from securing the nomination. “We are likely to have a battle in Cleveland to decide who is the nominee,” Cruz told party members before...
  • Cruz sweeps Wyoming Republican Convention

    04/16/2016 5:00:37 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 85 replies
    Fox news 61 ^ | april 15, 2016
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – It’s a Ted Cruz sweep in Wyoming. Cruz won 14 of 14 Republican National Convention delegates up for grabs at the Wyoming state convention here Saturday. The crowd here was clearly in Cruz’s corner, as the Texas senator was the only candidate to make the trip to Casper — ahead of a major snowstorm — and Sarah Palin, scheduled to speak for Trump, previously canceled.
  • Ted Cruz sweeps Wyoming Republican Convention

    04/16/2016 3:22:24 PM PDT · by Iowa David · 401 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/16/16 | Dan Berman
    It's a Ted Cruz sweep in Wyoming. Cruz won 14 of 14 Republican National Convention delegates up for grabs at the Wyoming state convention here Saturday. The crowd here was clearly in Cruz's corner, as the Texas senator was the only candidate to make the trip to Casper -- ahead of a major snowstorm -- and Sarah Palin, scheduled to speak for Trump, previously canceled.
  • 2016 Republican Delegate Allocation: WYOMING/ 66% less voted than 2012!

    04/16/2016 10:20:05 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 16 replies
    FHQ Frontloading Headquarters blogspot ^ | December 27, 2015 | Josh Putnam U. of GA professor
    This is #16 in a series that examines the Republican delegate allocation rules by state. The main goal is to assess the rules for 2016 -- relative to 2012 -- in order to gauge the potential impact the changes to the rules along the W-T-A/proportionality spectrum... The RNC recalibrated its rules, cutting the proportionality window in half, but tightening proportionality rules. Those alterations will trigger subtle reactions, other rules changes, particularly the new binding requirement, will be more noticeable.... ...Changes since 2012: As FHQ argued at the outset of the... plan to allocate delegates for 2016, there are only so...
  • Trump prepared to cede Wyoming delegate contest to Cruz

    04/15/2016 7:04:51 PM PDT · by writer33 · 22 replies
    CTV News ^ | 04/15/16 | Charles Krupa/AP
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Donald Trump's presidential campaign has all but thrown in the towel in Wyoming ahead of Saturday's Republican convention. The billionaire businessman's campaign made a conscious decision not to commit resources to Wyoming, according to Alan Cobb, a senior Trump adviser. Trump picked only up a single delegate in last month's Wyoming county conventions while rival Ted Cruz scored nine. There are 14 more delegates at stake at this weekend's state convention. In a telephone interview with The Associated Press from the convention site in Casper, Cobb said Friday that he expects Cruz to sweep what remains of...
  • At Wyoming GOP Convention, Cruz Still Running Circles Around Trump (Convention Tomorrow)

    04/15/2016 10:26:25 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 53 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 15 April 2016 | Tampa Bay Times
    CASPER, Wyo. — On Saturday morning, while his two rivals for the Republican nomination stay back east, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, will fly to this city to address the state GOP convention. The potential prize: Fourteen delegates to the national convention in Cleveland. The competition: Hard to find. On Friday, with no explanation to either party officials or media, Donald Trump's campaign announced that Sarah Palin would cancel her scheduled speech here. Additionally, while Republicans gathered for a barbecue and fried chicken dinner, the campaign of Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, was invisible, and the Trump campaign was clearly outmatched. The...
  • Sarah Palin To Woo Delegates For Donald Trump In Wyoming

    04/13/2016 6:36:15 AM PDT · by don-o · 168 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 13, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Donald Trump is sending Sarah Palin, one of his best political surrogates, to the Wyoming Republican State Convention, in an effort to woo delegates to his campaign. On Saturday, Wyoming State Delegates will select the remaining 14 delegates to represent the party in Cleveland. Twelve delegates were already selected at party’s county caucuses in March. Three other delegate slots go to the party’s national committeeman, national committeewoman, and the chairman of the Wyoming’s Republican Party. Trump is anxious to stop the flow of delegates to his rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97% . In Colorado, Cruz swept all 34 delegates...
  • Trump struggles to connect with Wyoming voters

    04/11/2016 9:32:26 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 187 replies
    Wyoming Tribune Eagle ^ | 11 April 2016 | Hunter Woodall and Laura Hancock
    CASPER – Study a map of presidential primary results and you’ll see Donald Trump dominating in the northeast. You’ll see him beating more established candidates in Arizona and Nevada and stunning pundits with dominance in the South. But where you won’t see Trump winning big, or winning much at all, is in Wyoming, Utah and Idaho, three of the nation’s reddest states. There, the real estate mogul and famed reality star has struggled to connect with voters. Trump is still the front-runner for the GOP nomination, but he has failed in the Northern Rockies. He lost to Sen. Ted Cruz...
  • UW Study: Ancient Rocks of Tetons Formed by Continental Collisions

    04/10/2016 8:19:28 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 22 replies
    University of Wyoming ^ | 2/1/2016 | University of Wyoming
    February 1, 2016 — University of Wyoming scientists have found evidence of continental collisions in Wyoming’s Teton Range, similar to those in the Himalayas, dating to as early as 2.68 billion years ago. The research, published Jan. 22 in the journal Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, shows that plate tectonics were operating in what is now western Wyoming long before the collisions that created the Himalayas starting 40 million years ago. In fact, the remnants of tectonic activity in old rocks exposed in the Tetons point to the world’s earliest known continent-continent collision, says Professor Carol Frost of UW’s Department of...
  • Sanders extends win streak with Wyoming victory

    04/09/2016 2:08:36 PM PDT · by McGruff · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 09, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is projected to win the Wyoming caucuses, giving him eight wins in the last nine contests. The state awards just 14 delegates on a proportional basis, but the win is another jolt of momentum for Sanders heading into the critical New York primary April 19. Both campaigns paid little attention to Wyoming. Sanders held a rally there Tuesday. Rival Hillary Clinton did not go to the state, but her husband Bill Clinton did.
  • Presidential Hopeful Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin and Others To Attend Wyoming Republican Convention [tr]

    04/06/2016 9:36:25 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 17 replies
    mycountry955.com ^ | 04/05/2016 | Brian Scott
    More than 500 Wyoming Republican delegates and alternates elected from each county and other friends and guests will gather in Casper, Wyoming, to conduct the Wyoming Republican State Convention on April 14-16. These delegates will assemble at the Parkway Plaza to elect 14 of Wyoming's 29 National Delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July. According to a release from the Wyoming Republican Party, the Saturday morning session of the convention will feature a representative from each of the active Republican Presidential Campaigns. Presidential hopeful Senator Ted Cruz will appear in person to speak to the delegates. Representing...
  • Senators accuse State Dept. of defying Congress with $500M UN climate payment

    03/14/2016 5:56:16 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 27 replies
    Fellowship Of The Minds ^ | 3/12/2016 | DCG
    In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. It's not like $500M is that big of a deal. Just tack it on to the $19,000,000,000,000+ national debt! Via Fox News: Two Republican senators are accusing the State Department of misusing taxpayer dollars by green-lighting $500 million for a United Nations climate change program without first obtaining congressional approval. The senators now are demanding the department justify the “cloak-and-dagger” contribution to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) – even threatening legal action. Lawyers cannot replace the constitutional requirement that only Congress can appropriate money,” Sen. Cory Gardner,...
  • Donald Trump Suffers Two Primary Losses Over the Weekend After Increasingly Chaotic Rallies

    03/13/2016 5:45:58 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 79 replies
    People Magazine (via Yahoo) ^ | 13 March 2016 | Maria Mercedes Lara
    After canceling a Friday rally in Chicago due to potential violence, Donald Trump lost out on two major primary contests on Saturday, giving a much-needed boost to his competitors Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. On Saturday, Rubio – who is currently in third place in the GOP race – was declared the winner of the Washington D.C. caucus, nabbing the district's 10 delegates all for himself. Meanwhile, Cruz won nine on Wyoming's 11 delegates, with Trump and Rubio each earning one delegate each. The state's 14 other delegates will be elected at the April 16 state convention. While Trump is...
  • Caucus Live Updates 2016: Results From Washington, DC, Wyoming, Guam And Northern Mariana Islands

    03/12/2016 4:50:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | March 12, 2016 | Lydia Tomkiw
    UPDATE: 7 p.m. EST -- Five superdelegates on the tiny North Mariana Islands in the Pacific Ocean decided Saturday to put their support behind Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. Until Saturday only one of the super delegates has supported Clinton, with the rest undecided. Superdelegates are party officials who can back any candidate they wish. The small group of islands, not far from Guam, awarded four delegates to Clinton and two to Sen. Bernie Sanders in caucus results Saturday. UPDATE: 6:10 p.m. EST -- Another video has emerged in Saturday's incident at a Trump rally in Ohio. The new video shows...
  • Ted Cruz garnering most delegates from Wyoming by Saturday afternoon

    03/12/2016 4:10:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Casper Star-Tribune ^ | March 12, 2016 | Laura Hancock
    GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz is securing a majority of the delegates from county Republican parties in Wyoming, with over half of the results in Saturday afternoon. Republicans in Sheridan, Sweetwater, Laramie, Hot Springs, Converse and Uinta counties selected delegates who are pledging to support the U.S. senator from Texas in the Republican National Convention in July. In Albany County, Republicans selected a delegate who will support Marco Rubio, a U.S. senator from Florida. The delegate from Teton County will support businessman Donald Trump. Republican parties in all 23 counties are meeting Saturday to select delegates or alternates to the...
  • Wyoming and District of Columbia Results

    03/12/2016 11:01:28 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 121 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/12/16
    Currently with 17.4% reporting in Wyoming: Ted Cruz: 74.6% Rubio: 25.4% Trump: 0% This is however with 2 counties reporting and 118 votes Another link for results: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2016/mar/12/primary-caucus-live-results-wyoming-washington-dc-election-2016?CMP=edit_2221 Not sure how many delegates are at stake today.
  • Ted Cruz to find out whether Wyoming campaign stop pays off

    03/12/2016 3:57:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | March 12, 2016 | Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Ted Cruz will find out if his campaign stop in Wyoming last summer paid off when Republicans gather for their county caucuses Saturday to select the state's first 12 presidential delegates. The Texas senator is the only active GOP candidate to campaign in Wyoming, which will bring a total of 29 delegates to the national convention, more than any state of similar size because of its strong Republican leanings. Saturday's county conventions are being held ahead of primaries in Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio that could shape the rest of the race. If Wyoming's...
  • Everything you always wanted to know about voting in Guam

    03/12/2016 3:20:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | March 11, 2016 | Gregory Krieg
    The road to the White House doesn't get much longer than this. On Saturday, some 8,000 miles from the nation's capital, voters in the far-flung U.S. Pacific Ocean territories will get their say in this hotly-contested and often whacky presidential primary season. Republicans in Guam get the contests underway, with the Northern Mariana Islands' Democratic caucuses following a few hours later. GOP conventions in Wyoming and Washington, D.C., come later in the day, making for almost 27 hours of non-stop voting. Want to know more? You should. Where are the Northern Mariana Islands? About 5,800 miles south-southwest from California's Pacific...
  • Super Tuesday Scorecard: Big night possible for Donald Trump (State by State Forecast)

    02/28/2016 7:33:34 AM PST · by xzins · 160 replies
    The Hill ^ | 28 Feb 16 | Jonathan Easley
    Donald Trump is poised to grow his delegate lead over the Republican field with a strong showing on Super Tuesday. The long-time GOP front-runner leads in the latest polls in eight of the 11 states that will vote on March 1, and heÂ’s the only candidate who is competitive across-the-board. Even worse for TrumpÂ’s rivals is that you must win at least 20 percent of the vote to get any delegates in the four states with the largest prizes. The latest polls show Marco Rubio, John Kasich and Ben Carson are below the threshold in all four of those states,...
  • Ancient rocks of Tetons formed by continental collisions

    02/01/2016 2:13:19 PM PST · by JimSEA · 36 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 1/29/2016 | Univ. of Wyoming
    University of Wyoming scientists have found evidence of continental collisions in Wyoming's Teton Range, similar to those in the Himalayas, dating to as early as 2.68 billion years ago. The research, published Jan. 22 in the journal Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, shows that plate tectonics were operating in what is now western Wyoming long before the collisions that created the Himalayas starting 40 million years ago. In fact, the remnants of tectonic activity in old rocks exposed in the Tetons point to the world's earliest known continent-continent collision, says Professor Carol Frost of UW's Department of Geology and Geophysics, lead...
  • University of Wyoming legend Kenny Sailors dies at 95 (jump shot)

    01/30/2016 10:40:06 AM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Casper Star-Tribune (Wyoming) ^ | January 30, 2016 | Jack Nowlin
    Kenny Sailors, who many credit with inventing the jump shot, died Saturday in Laramie at the age of 95 ... 'There are several people that claimed to have invented the jump shot. Kenny doesn't make that claim, but he does claim that he developed the jump shot (that) is being used today.' ...
  • Beyond Iowa, Cruz Betting Heavily on the South

    01/11/2016 7:52:23 AM PST · by Isara · 87 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Jan. 11, 2016 | Abby Livingston
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz arrived Jan. 4 at the first stop on a six-day tour of Iowa. The Republican presidential candidate was set to visit 28 counties by bus. (Photo by Patrick Svitek) WASHINGTON — In the more than 200 events he's held since launching his campaign for the White House 10 months ago, Ted Cruz has tested out an unorthodox strategy, one that could rewrite the rules of Republican presidential politics.Since the Texas senator declared his candidacy in March, 40 percent of his public events have taken place in Iowa, according to a Texas Tribune analysis of his travel schedule as of Saturday. But...
  • Cave Skeleton Is European, 1,300 Years Old

    09/30/2002 3:47:50 PM PDT · by blam · 69 replies · 3,344+ views
    Sunday Gazette Mail ^ | 9-29-2002 | Rick Steelhammer
    Cave skeleton is European, 1,300 years old, man says Archaeologist group wants a look at evidence Sunday September 29, 2002 By Rick Steelhammer STAFF WRITER MORGANTOWN — The man who first advanced the theory that markings carved on in a Wyoming County cave are actually characters from an ancient Irish alphabet has found human remains at the site, which tests indicate are European in origin and date back to A.D. 710, he maintains. Robert Pyle of Morgantown says that a DNA analysis of material from the skeleton’s teeth roots was conducted by Brigham Young University. That analysis, he says, shows...
  • Is Ted Cruz too mean to be president?

    12/05/2015 10:33:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Jackson Hole News & Guide ^ | December 5, 2015 | Susan Estrich
    Is Ted Cruz too mean to be president? Being nice is, for better or worse, not a qualification for the presidency. “Nice” is not a term one often heard associated with Lyndon Johnson or Richard Nixon, both — in their ways, and with obvious limits — highly effective presidents. But I don’t remember reading quotes about either Nixon or Johnson from those close to them describing them as unqualified for the presidency on account of being just too mean, too arrogant and too self-centered. After all, most nice people are not nearly so in love with the sound of their...
  • Senate rejects Paul's crackdown on refugees

    12/05/2015 7:31:17 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-3-2015 | Jordain Carney
    Senators on Thursday rejected a push by Sen. Rand Paul to tie a battle over accepting refugees in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks to an ObamaCare repeal bill. Senators voted 10-89 on the amendment from the Kentucky Republican, who is running for president. Sixty votes were needed for the amendment to be adopted. Republicans Sens. John Barrasso (Wyo.), Ted Cruz (Texas), Mike Enzi (Wyo.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), Mike Lee (Utah), Jerry Moran (Kan.), Jeff Sessions (Ala.), Richard Shelby (Ala.), David Vitter (La.) and Paul supported the amendment. Paul's amendment would place a "pause" on issuing visas to more...
  • Sandbar Lounge closes; owner blames smoking ban

    12/01/2015 7:56:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | November 30, 2015 | Heather Richards
    Sandbar Lounge, a downtown Casper institution, will close for good Saturday, and its owner says the city's recently imposed smoking ban is to blame. “The smoking ban destroyed the bar, as I foretold it would,” Nancy Goddard wrote Monday in a post on the Sandbar's Facebook page. “I have cried a million tears and will probably cry a million more again. I apologize. I tried and failed. God bless.” Casper residents voted Nov. 3 to reinstate a 2012 smoking ban on bars. More than 6,000 voters cast ballots, with 54 percent voting in favor of the ban. Ban supporters, such...
  • 28 states refuse Syrian refugees - AL, MI, TX, LA, AR, IN, IL, MA, MS, OH, FL, WI, NC, AZ, ME, NH...

    11/16/2015 9:47:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 443 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," [Obama] said.Six Republican governors have announced that Syrian refugees won't be allowed to resettle in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined them on Monday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are...
  • 13 Ancient Villages Discovered in Wyoming Mountains May Redraw Map of Tribal Migrations

    10/13/2015 3:56:57 PM PDT · by ApplegateRanch · 11 replies
    Western Digs ^ | NOVEMBER 5, 2013 | BLAKE DE PASTINO
    Judging by the settlements’ lofty location, along with their architectural features and artifacts, archaeologists believe they were built by early Numic-speaking peoples, the mountain-dwelling ancestors of the diverse but related tribes that today include the Comanche, Ute, Shoshone and Northern Paiute. But these sites posed a new quandary: Judging by the artifacts, the newly found villages appear to date to around the heyday of High Rise Village — about 2,000 to 2,500 years ago. But this is centuries older than — and the sites are thousands of kilometers away from — the only other Numic mountain villages known to exist,...
  • Wyoming High School Bravely Bans Patriotism

    10/08/2015 4:45:28 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 47 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 10/6/2015 | Staff
    The greatest revolutions come out of the most unlikely places. Consider the brave administration at Jackson Hole High School in Wyoming. Proving that there is a razor-thin line between nonsense and cataclysmic brilliance, the administrators there have decided to cancel “America Day” on behalf of a suffering student body. America Day is a longstanding tradition at the high school, celebrating homecoming in a way that doubles as a celebration of patriotism. Students wear red, white, and blue colors to class, wave American flags around, and generally take pride in their country. Awful, right? “Many different students could have felt singled...
  • Rock samples from Western US teach how to hunt for life on Mars

    10/03/2015 8:35:35 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 10 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 10/2015 | Alison Olcott Marshall, Nicholas A. Cestari
    The search for life beyond Earth is one of the grandest endeavors in the history of humankind -- a quest that could transform our understanding of our universe both scientifically and spiritually. . . . The search for life beyond Earth is one of the grandest endeavors in the history of humankind -- a quest that could transform our understanding of our universe both scientifically and spiritually.
  • GOP: Obama's new regs on 'everything from prairie puddles to power plants'

    10/03/2015 7:53:33 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 98 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 10-3-15 | Andrew Malcolm
    Sen. John Barrasso gives the Republican Party's Weekly Remarks Hi. I’m Dr. John Barrasso, United States Senator for Wyoming. Let me tell you a story about a family in my home state. Andy Johnson is 32, he works as a welder. He and his wife Katie have four kids and they live out in the country. They have a few cows and some horses. (Scroll down for video of these remarks.) Two years ago, the Johnsons wanted to build a small pond in their front yard. They got their plan approved by the state, and used the pond to provide...
  • 'Regulatory War’ Fought Over a Wyoming Family’s Pond

    09/18/2015 4:27:00 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | 09/18/2015 | JACK HEALY
    --snip-- In a January 2014 violation notice, the agency said Mr. Johnson had violated the Clean Water Act by digging out Six Mile Creek and dumping in tons of river rocks without getting necessary federal permits. The agency ordered him to take steps to restore the creek under the supervision of environmental officials, or face accumulating fines of as much as $37,500 a day. Mr. Johnson refused. He argued that he had gotten full approvals from Wyoming officials, and said the federal government had no business using national water laws to make decisions about the creek that meanders through the...
  • Rancher Fights Back After EPA Fines Him Over $16 Million For Building This On His Property

    In a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court on Thursday, he is arguing that the EPA overstepped its authority in the case. Wyoming rancher Andy Johnson believes a man’s land is a man’s land to use wisely. That’s why he built a stock pond for his animals and his family. The federal Environmental Protection Agency wants to teach Johnson a $16 million lesson in obedience to its will. But Johnson is fighting back. In a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court on Thursday, he is arguing that the EPA overstepped its authority in the case. “This goes a...
  • Judge blocks Obama EPA rule as federal power grab over state waters

    08/27/2015 2:44:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2015 | James MacPherson - Associated Press
    BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waterways. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction against a the rule, which gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The rule was scheduled to take effect Friday. “The risk of irreparable harm to the states is both imminent and likely,” Judge Erickson said in blocking the rule from taking effect....
  • Middle Eastern Men are Watching U.S. Military Families, FBI Warns

    08/14/2015 3:19:03 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 46 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 5 , 2015 | Judicial Watch
    It was not meant for public disclosure but a news outlet got ahold of a chilling Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) alert warning U.S. military families that they are being watched and confronted by Middle Eastern men. The cryptic FBI memo was issued to law enforcement agencies in Colorado and Wyoming and says that Middle Eastern men are approaching families of U.S. military members at their homes in both states, specifically in Greeley and Cheyenne, Wyoming. The Middle Eastern men have also tried to gain personal information about military members and their families through intimidation, according to the FBI bulletin,...
  • Presidential candidate Ted Cruz to be keynote speaker at Cheyenne GOP reception (Wyoming)

    08/05/2015 12:31:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    CHEYENNE, Wyoming — Presidential candidate Ted Cruz is making a stop in Cheyenne, where he's scheduled to be the keynote speaker at a Republican-hosted fundraiser. KGAB-AM reports (http://bit.ly/1IESrSe) donations to attend the first annual Chairman's Reception on Aug. 20 start at $50 and reach as high as $1,500....
  • FBI: Middle Eastern Men Intimidating U.S. Military Families In Colorado & Wyoming

    08/04/2015 11:38:40 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 81 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | 8-4-2015 | CBS Denver
    DENVER (CBS4) – An alert has been issued by the FBI to all law enforcement agencies in Colorado and Wyoming involving U.S. military families and concerns about who may be watching them. The alert says Middle Eastern men are approaching families of U.S. military members at their homes in Colorado and Wyoming. It mentions Greeley and Cheyenne, Wyoming as the specific areas. In one case last May the wife of a military member was approached in front of her home by two Middle Eastern males. The men stated that she was the wife of a U.S. interrogator. When she denied...
  • Montana, Wyoming Receive Unusual Late-July Snowfall (PHOTOS)

    07/29/2015 7:07:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    WEATHER.COM ^ | Jul 28 2015 | Sean Breslin
    Ski resorts in parts of Montana and Wyoming fired up their webcams to capture images of something they don't usually see on their slopes: snow falling in late July. "An abnormally powerful low-pressure system is winding up near the Montana-Saskatchewan border – something more typical of the cold-weather season than mid-July," said weather.com senior meteorologist Nick Wiltgen. "As a result, it's yanking some pretty cold air southward quickly enough to bring subfreezing temperatures into the Northern Rockies at elevations above 10,000 feet or so. Throw in some moisture and boom, snow." The system dumped several inches of wintry precipitation on...
  • GOP turns to Hillary Clinton in bid to sink Iran deal

    07/10/2015 1:29:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/09/15 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republicans concede they are not likely to have enough votes to overturn President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran unless they can swing a key Democratic voice against the accord. They’re setting their sights on Hillary Clinton, vowing to tie her to the deal in hopes of pressuring her to oppose it. GOP leaders need 67 votes to override Obama’s expected veto and keep sanctions on Iran in place. The administration has not yet announced an accord but lawmakers expect it to come soon. “It could be a good policy strategy. It’s not going to be hard to come up...
  • DEADLINE! Government has Until Midnight to Save Colowyo ( Coal mining Jobs: Colorado )

    07/07/2015 3:06:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | July 7, 2015
    The community of Craig is holding its collective breath today, waiting on the feds to decide by midnight whether they will bother to challenge a court decision that threatens to shutter the Colowyo Mine. The Interior Department has gobbled up the entire period allotted to them to decide whether to appeal. We can only hope they have used this time wisely to decide in favor of the 200 plus workers whose jobs are on the line. And the lines in the proverbial sands have been clearly drawn. On one side is the radical environmental group WildEarth Guardians, who brought the...
  • The dozen rebels targeted by GOP leaders

    06/28/2015 1:28:54 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27th, 2015 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    To keep conservative rebels in check, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his allies have been doling out punishments at an aggressive clip in the 114th Congress. From kicking unruly members off the Rules Committee and GOP whip team to stripping a lawmaker of his subcommittee gavel, leadership has been growing more comfortable with taking retaliatory measures to try to enforce party discipline. But several Tea Party targets haven’t gone quietly. They’ve been fighting back with help from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan’s conservative House Freedom Caucus, which successfully pressured leaders this week to return a subcommittee gavel to one of their...
  • Wyoming federal judge blocks federal fracking rules

    06/24/2015 10:03:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 24, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The new Bureau of Land Management rules regarding fracking on federal lands were just about to go into effect this month, pleasing environmental activists no end since it would make the process essentially untenable. But several states, along with energy company interests, had filed suit to protest the excessively heavy handed rules and a federal judge has now shut down the implementation of these restrictions pending further review. A federal judge in Wyoming has temporarily blocked implementation of the Obama administrationÂ’s regulations for hydraulic fracturing on federal land, hours before they were set to take effect. The late Tuesday decision...
  • Town of Jackson (Wyoming) will pay $50,000 to settle abortion protest lawsuit

    06/24/2015 9:53:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    trib.com ^ | June 23, 2015 | Ben Neary Associated Press
    CHEYENNE — The town of Jackson and a local government insurance pool have agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by a Nevada pastor and a national anti-abortion group over his arrest during a 2011 anti-abortion protest. The settlement of the lawsuit filed by the Rev. Chester E. Gallagher of Las Vegas and the group Operation Save America against Jackson and a former police lieutenant in the town's police department is a vindication, said lawyer Jack Edwards, who represented the plaintiffs. The settlement was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Cheyenne. "It's a victory...
  • Chechnya Threatens to Arm Mexico if U.S. Sends Weapons to Ukraine

    05/31/2015 12:00:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 26, 2015 | Hayley Richardson
    The Chechen parliament have threatened to send weapons to Mexico in retaliation to the U.S. Congress calling for defensive lethal aid to be sent to Ukraine. On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favour of sending arms - the resolution was passed 348 to 48. U.S. senator for Wisconsin Ron Johnson branded it "absolutely necessary" that president Obama provide lethal and nonlethal military assistance to Ukraine, in light of the attacks by Russian-backed rebels on civilians in Mariupol in January. In response, Chechnya's parliamentary speaker Dukuvakha Abdurakhmanov said that the U.S. has "no right" to advise Russia...
  • Interstate 80 in southeast Wyoming closed again because of another chain-reaction crash

    05/07/2015 2:46:42 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 20, 2015 | Associated Press
    LARAMIE, Wyo. – Trucks and cars piled into one another Monday in dense fog on Interstate 80 in southeast Wyoming, resulting in a fiery chain-reaction crash that killed one person, injured 16 and sent up a column of thick black smoke. The crash in a rural area 18 miles west of Laramie occurred four days after several pileups during a blinding snowstorm closed the busy interstate for two days.
  • ME: Bloomberg Money Opposing Constitutional Carry

    05/05/2015 8:24:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    http://gunwatch.blogspot.com/2015/05/me-bloomberg-money-opposing.html | 3 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Maine may be the most likely state to pass constitutional carry next.  The state is one of those which has has preserved open carry without government permission, though that applies to over 60% of the states.   In addition, it has a quirky shall issue permit system that gives a little bit of arbitrary power, in the form of a "good moral character" requirement, to local police or to elected officials, if there is no police chief.  The system was created in 1985, one of the early "shall issue" laws. These characteristics have lead to an effective campaign to reform...