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  • Fed-up Parents Yell “No More Masks” at Salt Lake City Granite School District Board Meeting

    05/06/2021 5:14:49 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 12 replies
    Fed-up Parents Yell “No More Masks” at Salt Lake City Granite School District Board Meeting. May 6, 2021
  • Romney defends Cheney: She 'refuses to lie'

    05/04/2021 12:13:54 PM PDT · by RandFan · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/04/21 02:54 PM EDT | BY JORDAN CARNEY
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) is coming to the defense of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) amid a high-profile feud with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) that is sparking fresh questions about her future in GOP leadership. "Every person of conscience draws a line beyond which they will not go: Liz Cheney refuses to lie," Romney tweeted on Tuesday about the No. 3 House Republican. "As one of my Republican Senate colleagues said to me following my impeachment vote: 'I wouldn’t want to be a member of a group that punished someone for following their conscience,'" he added. Cheney is coming...
  • Trump celebrates Romney being booed during speech to Utah Republicans: 'Stone cold loser'

    05/04/2021 2:39:26 AM PDT · by RandFan · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/03/21 04:34 PM EDT | BY MARINA PITOFSKY
    Former President Trump celebrated Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) being booed by a crowd by fellow Republicans at an event last week, calling the senator “a stone cold loser.” “So nice to see RINO Mitt Romney booed off the stage at the Utah Republican State Convention,” Trump said in a Monday statement, using the acronym for the dig “Republican in name only." “They are among the earliest to have figured this guy out, a stone cold loser!” Trump continued. Romney was booed on Saturday at the beginning of his speech at the Utah Republican Party’s organizing convention. Video from the speech...
  • Mitt Romney booed at raucous Utah GOP convention as speakers attack the Biden agenda

    05/03/2021 1:11:05 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 1/5/21 | Brian Schott and Tony Semerad
    West Valley City • Sen. Mitt Romney was lustily booed by the more than 2,100 Republican delegates who packed into the Maverik Center on Saturday for the party’s state convention. “Aren’t you embarrassed?” said Romney trying to deflect the chorus of catcalls that greeted him as he took the stage. “I’m a man who says what he means, and you know I was not a fan of our last president’s character issues,” said Romney as delegates attempted to shout him down. Accusations that Romney was a “traitor” or “communist” flew from the crowd like so many poison darts. The cacophony...
  • Sen. Romney was jeered as a “traitor” and a “communist” as he tried to speak

    05/03/2021 8:25:35 AM PDT · by RandFan · 72 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 2 | Newsmax
    Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, was loudly booed at the Utah Republican party convention – jeered as a “traitor” and a “communist” as he tried to speak. “Aren’t you embarrassed?” the former 2012 GOP presidential candidate asked the raucous crowd of 2,100 delegates meeting at a convention center in West Valley City, Utah, on Saturday, the Salt Lake City Tribune reported. Romney was the sole Republican to vote twice to impeach former President Donald Trump – for seeking political dirt on opponents from Ukraine and for inciting the deadly attack at the Capitol on Jan. 6. “You can boo all you...
  • Trump keeps winning rounds in GOP's civil war

    05/03/2021 3:21:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    Abcnews.go.com ^ | 5/3/21 | Rick Klein,Averi Harper , and Alisa Wiersema
    He doesn't need a formal title, or even Twitter or Facebook. Former President Donald Trump's message is getting out just fine without those forms of communication. Trump is continuing to rack up wins inside his party -- sometimes without even extending much effort in the battles. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., is again being forced to defend her position in House leadership, this time with fewer voices inside the GOP coming out to back her. Cheney's fist bump with President Joe Biden last week only adding a visual to efforts to bring another no-confidence vote this month on whether the highest-ranking...
  • COVID lockdowns cost countless jobs, don’t appear to have saved lives: study

    05/02/2021 10:29:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 1, 2021 | Eileen AJ Connelly
    We’ve locked down the economy instead of the virus. Jobs are recovering slower in New York and other states holding on to stringent COVID-19 restrictions than in states that fully reopened their economies, even though continued lockdown measures don’t appear to be saving lives, ... Measures like limiting travel, keeping restaurants operating below capacity and leaving non-essential businesses closed have kept unemployment in New York State among the highest in the nation, while states with fewer restrictions are seeing jobs bounce back faster from the pandemic-induced recession, the study shows. Tragically, the data also suggests lockdowns didn’t do much to...
  • Mitt Romney booed at raucous Utah GOP convention as speakers attack the Biden agenda

    05/01/2021 5:00:00 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 80 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 5/1/2021 | Bryan Schott and Tony Semerad
    Mitt Romney was lustily booed by the more than 2,100 Republican delegates who packed into the Maverik Center on Saturday for the party’s state convention. “Aren’t you embarrassed?” said Romney trying to deflect the chorus of catcalls that greeted him as he took the stage. “I’m a man who says what he means, and you know I was not a fan of our last president’s character issues,” said Romney as delegates attempted to shout him down. Accusations that Romney was a “traitor” or “communist” flew from the crowd like so many poison darts. The cacophony of disapproval only ended after...
  • The Republican Party's Woke Capital Awakening

    04/30/2021 4:27:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2021 | Josh Hammer
    One of the unfortunate vestiges of liberalism's lingering influence upon American conservatism, and by extension the Republican Party that is conservatism's default political vehicle, is the pervasive knee-jerk tendency to view government action as per se bad and private-sector action as per se good. This ideology, which might be called "market fundamentalism" or "private-sector fundamentalism," takes on differing forms: in its more benign variation, a principled commitment to unwavering laissez faire, but in its more malignant variation, a less principled commitment to corporate boosterism and outright cronyism. The realignment now unfolding before our eyes in American politics could finally retire...
  • Opinion: Not The Color Of Our Skin; Congress & Presidents (except Trump) Abdicated, So Only Hope Is SCOTUS

    04/27/2021 5:54:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Cowboy State Daily ^ | April 27, 2021 | William Perry Pendley
    Mr. Pendley, a Wyoming attorney, led the Bureau of Land Management for the Trump administration. A few years ago in Casper, I sat in the memento-filled office of the late Mick McMurry, Vietnam Veteran, Midas-touch entrepreneur, and magnanimous philanthropist. As everyone in the “oil patch” knows, Mick discovered the Jonah Field—one of the largest gas province in the country—near Pinedale when he applied the decades old but not fully in its prime technology—hydraulic fracturing or fracking. He took some Bureau of Land Management (BLM) leases that had been worked over without promising results, hired the “best men I could find...
  • Federal government will no longer fine illegal aliens for failure to leave the U.S.

    04/26/2021 7:03:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    https://justthenews.com ^ | April 25, 2021 - 6:32pm | By Alex Nitzberg
    The federal government will no longer fine illegal aliens who fail to depart from the U.S. and it plans to pursue the cancellation of any currently outstanding debts for people who previously incurred such financial penalties. "There is no indication that these penalties promoted compliance with noncitizens' departure obligations," Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement. "We can enforce our immigration laws without resorting to ineffective and unnecessary punitive measures." While U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had already stopped issuing such fines as of Jan. 20, 2021 — the day that President Biden was sworn into...
  • Joe Biden Meeting with Mitt Romney to Discuss Multi-Trillion-Dollar Spending Plan

    04/19/2021 6:40:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/19/2021 | Charlie Spiering
    President Joe Biden plans to meet with Republican Sens. Mitt Romney (R-UT) and John Hoeven (R-ND) at the White House on Monday, to discuss his proposed $2.5 trillion spending plan. Democrat Sens. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), as well as Sen. Angus King (I-ME), will join in on the meeting. House members will include Democrats Reps. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Norma Torres (D-CA). Reps. Carlos Giménez (R-FL) and Kay Granger (R-TX) will represent Republicans.
  • WATCH: Utah Gov. claims it's not racist for white children to be excluded from Jazz-funded college scholarships

    04/16/2021 8:36:31 AM PDT · by rxsid · 30 replies
    thepostmillennial.com ^ | 04.15.2021 | thepostmillennial
    WATCH: Utah Gov. claims it's not racist for white children to be excluded from Jazz-funded college scholarships"That stuff just doesn't go away overnight and kids that—we're working very hard on, on equity, making sure that every kid in our state has the same opportunities as others," Governor Cox said. Governor Spencer Cox took a call during a the "Let Me Speak to the Governor" question period on a local radio station KSL on Thursday from a constituent who was concerned about the Utah Jazz's new scholarship program. The scholarship program, implemented by the basketball this year, promised a college scholarship...
  • Mitt Romney and Kyrsten Sinema partner on a bipartisan proposal to hike the minimum wage

    04/15/2021 3:11:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 40 replies
    News.yahoo.com ^ | 4/14/21 | Juliana Kaplan,Joseph Zeballos-Roig
    Sens. Mitt Romney and Kyrsten Sinema are working together on their own minimum wage proposal, after an increase to $15 was stricken from reconciliation for the American Rescue Plan. HuffPost first reported a plan was being drafted. "We're negotiating a minimum wage proposal which we would ultimately take to our group of 20 and see how they react to it, and go from there," Romney told reporters on Wednesday. He did not comment on how much the wage would be, or the timeline for it.
  • Yes, Overreliance On Wind And Solar Helped Feed Texas’s Power Outages

    04/12/2021 7:24:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 12, 2021 | Chuck DeVore
    Correcting the record is important since assigning the wrong reasons for Texas’s electric blackouts will lead to the wrong solutions.hen the lights went out in Texas earlier this year, corporate media and the left swiftly developed a narrative and stuck to it: Texas failed because it didn’t regulate enough and it wasn’t part of the national grid.This storyline also claimed a lack of electricity from wind and solar had nothing to do with the disaster that claimed almost 60 lives. Instead, the blackouts were the failure of normally reliable thermal power—natural gas, coal, and nuclear—due to a reluctance to spend...
  • Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds (R) Signs Constitutional Carry Expanding Gun Rights

    04/11/2021 6:02:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 9 April, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Iowa has become the 18th state to restore Constitutional Carry. Vermont has always had Constitutional Carry, so Iowa becomes the 19th member of the Constitutional Carry club. Three members, Utah, Montana, and Iowa, have been added in 2021, so far. Tennessee is expected to join shortly.On Friday, 2 April, 202. Governor Kim Reynolds (R) of Iowa, signed bill HF 756 into law. The bill was delivered to Governor Reynolds earlier in the day. Realistically, she could not have signed it any earlier. Governor Reynolds released this gracious statement with the signing of the bill:“Today I signed legislation that...
  • Evan McMullin is back, and he’s ready to remake American politics

    04/08/2021 7:52:34 AM PDT · by reintarnation · 37 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Samuel Benson
    Never Trump conservatives like McMullin and Miles Taylor helped elect Joe Biden. Where do they go now? On a cold Friday morning in February, 120 well-known conservatives gathered via Zoom. The meeting was unadvertised and invite-only, and under Chatham House Rule, attendees agreed to not publicly reveal the identity of others outside of that setting.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Biden's DHS chief vows to defend ICE, battle sanctuary cities

    04/07/2021 7:20:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    https://amp.washingtontimes.com ^ | - Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | By Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says he’s preparing to take on sanctuary cities that refuse to work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and he wants to see more illegal immigrants face criminal prosecution for jumping the border. He also rejected abolishing or splitting up ICE, rejecting calls from some in President Biden’s political base to eliminate the government’s deportation agents altogether. Mr. Mayorkas revealed the hard-line stances last week during a virtual town hall forum with ICE employees. The Washington Times has reviewed notes of the conversation, in which Mr. Mayorkas said he’s working on a new set of deportation...
  • Poll shows gun control measures Utahns favor, don’t favor in light of mass shootings

    04/03/2021 5:33:53 PM PDT · by ImAbelieverinfreep · 11 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 04/01/2021 | Dennis Romboy
    "A new Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll shows only 11% of registered voters in the state don’t support any gun control measures. Interestingly, the poll shows a higher percentage of Democrats than Republicans don’t favor any gun control measures, 15% to 9%. The survey found 65% of Utah voters favor universal background checks, which would require almost all firearms transactions to go through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System..."
  • Free States Faring Far Better Than Lockdown States in One Huge Way, New Data Show

    03/30/2021 4:13:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education. ^ | March 29, 2021 | Brad Polumbo
    The results are in—and they overwhelmingly vindicate the free states over the authoritarian experiments. .. When COVID-19 first came to our shores, it presented policymakers and elected officials with a crisis like nothing in living memory. In the year since, states have taken markedly different approaches to pandemic policy. Some, like New York, embraced sweeping government lockdowns and top-down mandates while others like Florida and South Dakota took a more humble, hands-off government approach, trusting individuals to make the best decisions for themselves. The results are in—and they overwhelmingly vindicate the free states over the authoritarian experiments. First, we saw...