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  • Sen. Lee rips Democratic colleague for 'worst' criticism he's heard yet of Justice Amy Coney Barrett

    10/27/2020 10:50:26 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/27/20 | Joshua Q. Nelson
    Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., calling the judicial originalism "racist, sexist, homophobic and a fancy word for discrimination" is “patently irresponsible," said Sen. Mike Lee. The term "originalism" refers to a judicial interpretation of the law based on a literal reading. “Of all the irresponsible and inflammatory statements I’ve heard over the last few weeks, and I’ve heard some doozies, this might well be the worst,” Lee, R-Utah, told “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday. “If you think about what he is really saying there, Sen. Markey has essentially said that our Constitution is racist. And [that] an effort to understand it,...
  • VIDEO: Utah ‘Trump Train’ Caravan Stretches for Six Miles

    10/27/2020 4:07:43 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 26 2020 | AMY FURR
    A caravan of vehicles stretching for six miles departed Tremonton, Utah, on Saturday to show support for President Donald Trump. More than 100 cars were estimated to have taken part in the “Utah I-15 Trump Train” that eventually made its way to St. George, according to the St. George News. “Along the way, the Trump Train grew as it picked up new vehicles as their drivers joined the flag-waving caravan,” the outlet said. Crowd Surfing host Farrell Lafferty shared video footage on YouTube of participants gathering for the parade:
  • Amy Coney Barrett confirmed by 53-46 (Harris not voting)

    10/26/2020 5:19:04 PM PDT · by topher · 129 replies
    Republicans Collins, Murkowski, and Romney vote Yea. All Republicans vote yes. Kamala Harris not present and not voting. All Democrats vote No.
  • Romney praises Supreme Court nominee Barrett's 'integrity,' slams 'division and contempt for others' in US

    10/26/2020 9:38:41 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 63 replies
    Faux News ^ | October 26, 2020 | Tyler Olson
    Sen. Mitt Romney, who was originally seen as a potential swing vote on Senate Republicans' efforts to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat of late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, made brief comments on the Senate floor Monday morning supporting the woman who will likely be confirmed as Ginsburg's successor Monday night: Judge Amy Coney Barrett.Romney continued: "I also rise to address my concern regarding the division and contempt for others that is growing among many of our citizens. ... Trust in the F.B.I. and the intelligence community, long admired for their integrity and professionalism, has withered with the attacks by...
  • Utah’s hospitals prepare to ration care as a record number of coronavirus patients flood their ICUs

    10/25/2020 5:56:59 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 92 replies
    Associated Press via Fox13now ^ | October 25, 2020 | AP
    <p>SALT LAKE CITY — With new coronavirus cases shattering records on a daily basis, The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Utah’s hospitals are expected to begin rationing care in a week or two.</p> <p>That’s the prediction of Greg Bell, president of the Utah Hospital Association, who said administrators of the state’s hospitals confronted Gov. Gary Herbert on Thursday with a grim list: Criteria they propose doctors should use if they are forced to decide which patients can stay in overcrowded intensive care units.</p>
  • A Federal Leasing and Development Ban Threatens America’s Energy Security and Economic Growth, Undermines Environmental Progress

    10/23/2020 10:30:03 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 11 replies
    American Petroleum Institute ^ | September 2020 | API
    Energy produced on federal lands and waters plays a critical role in America’s energy revolution, accounting for 12% of U.S. natural gas production and nearly a quarter of U.S. oil production. Here’s what’s projected to be at stake for U.S. energy leadership if a federal leasing and development ban is enacted according to new analysis prepared by OnLocation using EIA’s National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) which is used to produce their Annual Energy Outlook.
  • Mitt Romney says, ‘I did not vote for President Trump’

    10/21/2020 2:45:31 PM PDT · by rintintin · 107 replies
    Salt Lake Trib ^ | Oct 21 2020 | By Bryan Schott
    Sen. Mitt Romney is among the 220,000 Utahns who have already cast his ballot and, not surprisingly, he did not vote for President Donald Trump. Romney talking to CNN’s Manu Raju on Wednesday wouldn’t say who he voted for, though.
  • Utah Voter Registration Statistics (Active Voters)

    10/19/2020 3:22:50 PM PDT · by Ravi · 20 replies
    voteinfo Utah ^ | 10/19/20 | self
    10/24/16 to 10/19/20 DEMs +93,123REPs +192,965UNAFFILIATEDS -34,646INDEPENDENT AMERICAN +37,581 Active Voter Totals 10/19/20: DEMs: 246,569REPs: 850,071UNAFFILIATEDS: 474,204INDEPENDENT AMERICAN: 55,770
  • Utah: County Mails Over 13,000 Ballots with Missing Signature Line

    10/15/2020 12:47:41 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 14 2020 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    Over 13,000 mail-in ballots sent to voters in Sanpete County, Utah, are missing the critical area for a signature, election officials confirmed this week. FOX 13 reports: Mail-in ballots in Utah are required to be signed by the person who is voting before the ballot can be counted. […] According to Sanpete County Clerk Sandy Neill, the omission was an error that occurred at the printing facility. […] Voters are directed to sign the back of a perforated 2-inch by 4-inch section of their return envelope. […] The printer who made the error will soon be sending a notecard to...
  • Man accused of gun trafficking bought nearly 300 in Utah, feds say

    10/14/2020 7:58:10 PM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 3 replies
    KSL.com ^ | 10/14/2020 | Pat Reavy,
    A Las Vegas man bought more nearly 300 guns in Utah to be illegally trafficked, some of which have now been linked to murders in California, according to federal prosecutors. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah announced Wednesday that a federal grand jury in Salt Lake City has indicted Gregory Alan Nelson, 32, for allegedly making false statements to purchase 283 guns in the Beehive State in 2020.
  • VIDEO: Estimated 1,000 Vehicles Join ‘Trump Train’ Event in Utah

    10/14/2020 2:04:14 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 13 2020 | AMY FURR
    A massive group of vehicles took part in a “Trump Train” event Sunday in St. George, Utah, to show support for the president. “The parade, which began at noon and finished around 3 p.m., coursed east on St. George Boulevard, then took Red Cliffs Drive and Telegraph Road through Washington City before ending at Sand Hollow State Park in Hurricane and looped back,” the St. George News reported. Participant Scott Barrett shared video footage of the event to his YouTube channel, showing a massive line of cars decked out with American flags, Trump 2020 flags, and Thin Blue Line flags.
  • Trump ridicules Biden for saying he’s running ‘for the Senate,’ forgetting Romney’s name

    10/12/2020 4:31:27 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 12, 2020 | 6:57pm | Steven Nelson
    President Trump on Monday ridiculed Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for mistakenly saying at a campaign stop he’s running “for the Senate” — and appearing to forget Mitt Romney’s name. “‘I’m running as a proud Democrat, for the Senate’. Sleepy Joe Biden today,” Trump tweeted. “It’s only going to get worse. It is not sustainable for our County – China will own us!!!!” In another tweet, Trump wrote, “Biden losing big in Florida. Only Fake Polls show otherwise! Bad for Healthcare. Thinks he’s running for the Senate. Forgot Mitt Romney’s name, and where he was!”
  • MSNBC Uncovers a Communist: Republican Senator Mike Lee!

    10/10/2020 5:52:50 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If it weren't so disgustingly dishonest, it would be hilarious. MSNBC, with a helping hand from a Lincoln Project Never-Trumper, has uncovered a Communist who has somehow managed to infiltrate himself into a lofty elected position. And it's none other than . . . Republican Senator Mike Lee, from that hotbed of seething Stalinism, Utah! Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • States with the Fewest Coronavirus Restrictions

    10/09/2020 10:46:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    WalletHub ^ | Oct 6, 2020 | Adam McCann
    the U.S. is still far from a full reopening. Many states have put a temporary pause on moving to the next stage of reopening, or have even reversed course and closed certain businesses again due to surges in the disease. In order to determine the states with the fewest coronavirus restrictions, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 17 key metrics. Our data set ranges from whether restaurants are opened to whether the state has required face masks in public and workplace temperature screenings. Read on for the state ranking, additional insight from a panel of...
  • (Live thread) 5 things to watch in first vice presidential debate tonight between Pence, Harris

    10/07/2020 1:25:16 PM PDT · by LiveFreeOrDie2001 · 2,259 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/7/2020 | Paul Steinhauser
    Vice presidential debates are rarely as thrilling as the showdowns between the two people running for commander-in-chief. But Wednesday’s faceoff between Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence in Salt Lake City, Utah, is taking on heightened importance. With 74-year old President Trump and 77-year old Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden being the oldest standard bearers ever to lead the Democratic and Republican national party tickets, the vice presidential debate was already consequential – with both running mates seen as presidents in waiting. But with Trump in isolation at the White House -- after spending...
  • Kamala Harris Courts Mormon Voters Ahead of VP Debate in Salt Lake City

    10/06/2020 3:20:20 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 05 2020 | PENNY STARR
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), the Democrat nominee for Vice President, wrote in an op-ed published by the Deseret News on Sunday, that her running mate, former Vice President Joe Biden, would “restore” values in public life and that President Donald Trump’s “callousness and cruelty” would end. “Are we, as a nation, living our values when we separate babies from their mothers? When we desecrate the planet God has entrusted to us? When in the wealthiest country in the world, we allow millions of children to go hungry?” Harris wrote. Harris arrived Monday in Salt Lake City, Utah, for Wednesday’s vice...
  • Utah Sen. Mike Lee tests positive for Coronavirus

    10/02/2020 8:57:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 10/02/2020 | By Robert Schroeder
    Utah Sen. Mike Lee, a Republican, said Friday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Lee said in a statement on Twitter that he'd tested positive on Thursday and would be working from his home while isolating for 10 days. Lee's statement came as news of President Donald Trump's and first lady Melania Trump's positive tests shook U.S. stocks and upended the presidential campaign, with Trump scrapping a planned Florida rally.
  • Proud Boys, Black Lives Matter leaders hold joint conference: We 'denounce White supremacy'

    10/01/2020 5:40:53 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 54 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/1/20 | Jessica Chasmar
    Local leaders of the right-wing group Proud Boys in Salt Lake City held a joint news conference with a local Black Lives Matter leader on Wednesday to correct the record and “denounce White supremacy” after President Trump mentioned them during TuesdayÂ’s first presidential debate. I will go out and say that the Proud Boys as a whole "I will say this on behalf of the entire national organization denounce White supremacy,” the chief of the Proud Boys Salt Lake Utah Chapter, who only gave the name Thad, told reporters, FOX13 reported. “We are in no way, shape or form White...
  • Shkreli laughs off questions from lawmakers, calls them 'imbeciles'

    02/04/2016 9:19:58 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    rueters ^ | 02/04/2016
    At a hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Shkreli repeatedly invoked the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which says no person shall be compelled in any criminal case "to be a witness against himself." Wearing a sport jacket and collared shirt rather than his usual T-shirt, he responded to questions by laughing, twirling a pencil and yawning. Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, asked Shkreli what he would tell a single, pregnant woman with AIDS who needed Daraprim to survive, and whether he thought he had done anything wrong. Shkreli declined to answer....
  • Sen. Mike Lee makes for case for SCOTUS vote before election

    09/26/2020 12:45:46 PM PDT · by RandFan · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 26 | OAN
    According to Republican lawmakers, the President is well within his rights to appoint a nominee to the Supreme Court. The GOP has urged the Senate to vote on his nominee before November's election. One America's John Hines spoke with Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) to get his take on the matter. Video..