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  • Rand Paul endorses GOP Utah Senate candidate to replace Romney, says he's the 'type of Republican' needed

    05/23/2024 12:35:15 PM PDT · by RandFan · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 23 | By Kyle Morris
    A Utah Senate candidate who vowed to "push back against the establishment" if he's elected has earned the support of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who said he is the "type of Republican" needed in the upper chamber to replace retiring GOP Sen. Mitt Romney. Paul endorsed Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs on Thursday, backing a man who gained notoriety in 2020 for his opposition to mask mandates amid the coronavirus pandemic. "In 2024, Utah will elect a Republican no matter what. It's about what type of Republican," Paul said in a statement shared with Fox News Digital. "We need someone who...
  • Mitt Romney: There’s 'No Question' That Joe Biden's Economy Is Strong and ‘Doing Well'

    05/16/2024 8:48:56 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 113 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 16, 2024 | Charlie Nash
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) told MSNBC on Wednesday there was “no question” that the economy under President Joe Biden was “strong” and “doing well.” After MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle asked Romney during an interview why he was so optimistic about the future of the country, Romney replied, “First of all, America is an extraordinarily resilient country.” He explained, “We just had this extraordinary pandemic, and yet our economy is strong, low levels of unemployment, it’s extraordinary, and it’s not because the president is pulling all the levers in the right way. No, it’s not. It’s because the American people are...
  • GOP Sen. Mitt Romney says Biden should have pardoned Trump

    05/15/2024 11:51:39 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 63 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 15, 2024 | Summer Concepcion and Stephanie Ruhle
    Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, argued that President Joe Biden should have pardoned Donald Trump after the Justice Department brought indictments against the former president and pressured New York prosecutors not to pursue Trump's ongoing hush money trial. In an exclusive interview on MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour with Stephanie Ruhle,” Romney expressed his dismay in response to Republican lawmakers, including the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s vice presidential prospects, rallying to Trump’s defense outside of the Manhattan courthouse where Trump’s hush money trial is taking place.
  • Trump baffles allies with endorsement of long-shot Utah candidate

    05/07/2024 9:59:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/7/24 | Al Weaver
    Former President Trump’s allies fear the former president has given a boost to the moderate wing of the GOP in Utah by backing a long-shot conservative candidate in the race to replace retiring Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah). Trump endorsed Trent Staggs shortly before the Utah GOP convention last month. Voters will formally choose their nominee in the June 25 primary. Staggs has shown few signs of viability as he struggles to raise money and gain traction in the polls, sparking fears among some Trump-aligned Republicans that the endorsement could splinter conservative voters and put Rep. John Curtis (R-Utah), the more...
  • Career criminal arrested in vehicular homicide of Utah officer has over 20 previous counts for targeting cops

    05/07/2024 5:19:17 AM PDT · by CFW · 10 replies
    The Post Millinnial ^ | 5/6/24 | Thomas Stevenson
    A man with a history of targeting cops has been arrested after fatally hitting a Utah police officer with a semi-truck. He has over 20 previous counts of targeting cops. Michael Aaron Jayne, 41, has been arrested after being accused of killing a police officer in Utah over the weekend. Jayne has a long rap sheet of targeting cops with 17 counts of assaulting correctional officers and making criminal threats while in prison as well as attempted murder of other law enforcement in Oregon. During a traffic stop over the weekend, Jayne fled a traffic stop when he was on...
  • Utah bans doctors from assigning ‘DNR’ orders for children without parental consent

    04/28/2024 8:30:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Live Action News ^ | April 28, 2024 | Nancy Flanders
    A new Utah amendment set to take effect on May 1 will prevent children from being assigned “do not resuscitate” (DNR) status without parental consent. Under the amendment, such an action will be considered “unprofessional conduct for physicians, advanced practice registered nurses (APRN), and physicians assistants.” HB-0200 modifies Titles 58 and 75, ensuring parental rights are protected during a minor’s life-sustaining medical treatment. “No child’s medical chart should have a DNR order or the withholding of life-sustaining treatment without parental knowledge or consent,” said Simon’s Law CEO and co-founder Sheryl Crosier. Sheryl and her husband Scott founded Simon’s Law when,...
  • Utah 'Karen', 48, charged with sexual battery for yanking down 19 yr-old girl's skirt in steakhouse after complaining it was so short she could see the teen's p***c hair

    04/26/2024 4:41:29 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 85 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 25, 2024 | Alice Wright
    A Utah 'Karen' who went viral for pulling down a teenager's mini skirt in a St George steakhouse has been charged with sexual battery. In a viral TikTok video the woman identifies herself to a group of teenage girls as a state employee after allegedly pulling down one of their miniskirts at Sakura Japanese Steakhouse on Saturday night. Ida Ann Lorenzo, 48, told the alleged victim that if she has to watch her 'a** cheeks hanging out again' and see her pubic hair, she would call Child Protective Services. Lorenzo later told police that she intended to file an indecent...
  • Romney on Trump’s Character: ‘You Don’t Pay Someone $130,000 Not to Have Sex with You’

    04/23/2024 5:33:11 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 128 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/23/2024 | Pam Key
    Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) took a shot at former President Donald Trump on Tuesday. The Utah Republican Senator said of Trump’s character during an interview that aired on CNN’s “News Central” that you don’t pay someone not to have sex with you. On the steps of Capitol Hill, speaking to CNN chief congressional correspondent Manu Raju, Romney said, “I think everybody has made their own assessment of President Trump’s character. And so far as I know, you don’t pay someone $130,000 not to have sex with you.”
  • Utah students walk out to protest furries who allegedly scratch and bite them while school officials ignore complaints

    04/18/2024 1:54:38 PM PDT · by Twotone · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 17, 2024 | Carlos Garcia
    Students from schools in the Nebo School District in Utah walked out of class on Wednesday and claimed to be protesting against "furries" who growled and bit them at school. Videos from the protest showed dozens of children holding signs and making accusations that school officials were ignoring their complaints about the furry students. "Furries" are people who dress up as animals, especially cats and dogs, and often behave as if they were animals. A livestreamer named Adam Bartholomew interviewed the students outside Mt. Nebo Middle School in Payson and posted their accusations on social media. His main video on...
  • This Grave Digger and Prepper Is Now a Man Accused of Murder

    03/31/2024 10:27:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Sun, March 31, 2024
    Lori Vallow packed her bags for a weekend trip to St. George, Utah, in late October 2018. She and a few friends were traveling north from Arizona to attend a weekend preppers conference held at a local high school. At the time, Vallow was married to her fourth husband and had two children and adopted another. But that didn’t stop her from catching the eye of the author and seminar speaker she was here to see. Chad Daybell had already built a reputation, the former Utahn whose apparent near-death experiences had prompted his foray into the world of preppers —...
  • 'DEI' to Blame for Baltimore Key Bridge Tragedy, According to Utah Republican

    03/27/2024 7:52:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 75 replies
    Western Journal ^ | March 26, 2024 | Jack Davis
    A Republican candidate for governor of Utah has linked diversity, equity, and inclusion to the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore. The bridge collapsed early Tuesday after the cargo ship Dali drifted into a bridge support. Among the reactions that looked past the immediate cause, state Rep. Phil Lyman appeared to indicate that the makeup of the commissioners for the Port of Baltimore was a factor in the incident. Lyman is challenging Gov. Spencer Cox for the Republican nomination... This is what happens when you have Governors who prioritize diversity over the wellbeing and security of citizens,”...
  • Utah Senate Republican Candidate John Curtis Says Border Wall Carries ‘Pent-Up Racism’

    03/26/2024 2:04:10 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/26/2024 | SEAN MORAN
    Rep. John Curtis (R-UT), who is running for Senate to replace retiring Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), said in 2017 that former President Donald Trump’s border wall carries “pent-up racism.” Curtis is just one of the many candidates running to replace Romney. He was the mayor of Provo and considered himself a Democrat until 2006. During an online debate in 2017, he said, when running for Congress, that hopes to continue then-President Donald Trump’s agenda.
  • Security Risk: Man Arrested For Boarding Delta Flight With A Photograph Of A Ticket

    03/22/2024 8:56:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    Simple Flying ^ | MARCH 22, 2024 | BY LUKE BODELL
    The man photographed another passenger's boarding pass and used it to board the aircraft. A Texas man has been arrested after taking a picture of another passenger's boarding pass and boarding a Delta flight out of Salt Lake City. The stowaway - 26-year-old Wicliff Yves Fleurizard - had been booked on a Southwest flight but was rebooked as the flight was full. Rather than waiting, he wandered into the Delta side of the departure terminal and took photographs of several boarding passes, which he would then use to board the aircraft. According to court documents filed in Utah on Monday,...
  • Sen. Tommy Tuberville endorses Trent Staggs in race to replace Sen. Mitt Romney

    03/16/2024 4:07:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    KSL ^ | 3/15/24 | Brigham Tomco
    SALT LAKE CITY — Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville renewed his endorsement of Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs on Friday at an event with Utah Republican delegates ahead of the state GOP convention in April. Tuberville stood at the dais of Layton's Faith Baptist Church and encouraged the assembly of more than 150 state and county delegates to throw their support behind Stagg's bid to replace Sen. Mitt Romney. The former Auburn University football coach said he needed Staggs — "a Trump guy" — to join him, Sen. Mike Lee and a group of 15 to 18 other senators who will "follow...
  • DOJ Threatens to Sue Utah over Inmate Who ‘Removed Her Own Testicles’

    03/13/2024 11:29:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies
    Headline USA ^ | March 13, 2024 | Ken Silva
    'We fundamentally disagree with the DOJ on key issues, and are disappointed with their approach... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Justice Department has threatened to sue Utah’s Department of Corrections after alleging that the state violated an inmate’s rights by refusing to provide treatment for gender dysphoria. The DOJ said in a report released Tuesday that the inmate, who wasn’t named, did not receive gender dysphoria treatment for more than 15 months after requesting it. By then, the inmate had already self-mutilated, according to the report. “After enduring repeated delays and denials of her requests for disability-related care and reasonable modifications, Complainant performed...
  • Delta hit with suit for ‘overserving’ booze to husband who fatally ran over wife after flight

    02/12/2024 6:58:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 12, 2024 | Priscilla DeGregory
    Delta Airlines has been hit with a lawsuit for the wrongful death of a woman whose husband fatally mowed her down in a Utah airport parking lot — with her estate claiming flight attendants overserved her beau. Representatives for the estate of slain mom Charlotte Sturgeon and her child — who witnessed the gruesome accident — say in the suit filed Thursday that the airline is to blame for her tragic death because its employees served husband Shawn Sturgeon at least two additional drinks despite him consuming “multiple” alcoholic beverages before even boarding the plane, according to a report by...
  • SEN. MIKE LEE: The Firm™️ intends to force through the Ukraine aid portion of the supplemental aid package tomorrow

    02/06/2024 10:56:42 PM PST · by RandFan · 104 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | Feb 6 | Mike Lee
    @BasedMikeLee 🚨 I have it on good authority that The Firm™️ intends to force through the Ukraine aid portion of the supplemental aid package (minus the border bill) tomorrow. Do you want to give $60B to Ukraine, knowing that the entire budget of the U.S. Marine Corps in FY2023 was $53.8B?🚨
  • Race to succeed Romney gains new names including legendary senator's son (Hatch's son)

    01/03/2024 8:49:20 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    WND ^ | 1/3/24
    The Republican primary race to succeed retiring GOP Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah has gained two more challengers with Rep. John Curtis and the son of former Sen. Orrin Hatch both launching bids on Tuesday. Curtis changed his mind after previously declining a bid while several other Republican candidates emerged, and announced in a video he’d be running for the seat. Brent Orrin Hatch, whose late father used to hold Romney’s seat, launched his campaign in a statement reported by local outlet KSL.com. “As a father and a grandfather, I care deeply about Utah’s future. That’s why today, I’m announcing...
  • After initially bowing out, John Curtis enters race for U.S. Senate (Mitt Romney II)

    01/02/2024 6:21:05 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    KUTV Salt Lake City ^ | 1/2/24 | Daniel Woodruff
    big political name has made a late entrance into the race to replace Mitt Romney in the U.S. Senate. Rep. John Curtis, a Republican who currently represents Utah’s third congressional district, announced Tuesday he is jumping into the race that already has a crowded field of Republican candidates. This announcement comes after Curtis had unequivocally said he would not run for Senate, arguing instead that he had work left to do in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Missing Foreign Exchange Student Found in Remote Canyon, Victim of ‘Cyber Kidnappers,’ Cops Say

    01/01/2024 8:49:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Crime Online ^ | January 1, 2024 | KC Wildmoon
    A 17-year-old foreign exchange student reported missing last week was found safe on Sunday after “cyber kidnappers” extorted $80,000 from his family in China. Riverdale police said Kai Zhuang was “manipulated and controlled” by “cyber kidnappers” who led him to believe that his family was threatened, KSL reported. The family paid the money after the “kidnappers” sent “continuous threats,” including a photograph that made it appear the boy “was being held captive and in danger.” A detective found him on Sunday in the mountains near Brigham City, where he was “alive but very cole and scared.” Riverdale police said they...