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  • Trump lunches with two of his biggest Senate GOP critics

    11/21/2019 10:52:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 21, 2019 | Alexander Bolton
    President Trump invited two of his biggest Senate Republican critics, Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), to the White House Thursday for an unspecified discussion. The invitation comes as impeachment hearings in the House continue. The House is widely expected to impeach Trump, which would create a trial in the Senate where Romney and Collins would be two of the most scrutinized GOP votes. Romney said before the meeting that he planned to talk about his own bill, the Trust Act, and the president’s plan for regulating vaping products. “If I’m asked for questions I want to talk...
  • Utah woman fights criminal charge after kids see her topless at home

    11/21/2019 11:33:51 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 122 replies
    Assoc. Press ^ | 11/21/2019
    SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah woman charged with a crime after her stepchildren saw her topless in her own home is fighting the case that could force her to register as a sex offender, citing a court ruling that overturned a topless ban in Colorado. Attorneys for Tilli Buchanan argue that the law is unfair because it treats men and women differently for baring their chests. They are asking a judge to overturn her misdemeanor lewdness charges and declare that part of the law unconstitutional. Prosecutors counter that nudity is commonly understood to include women’s breasts in American society...
  • ‘It's My Job’ to Protect: Teachers Tell NBC Why They’re Learning to Shoot

    11/19/2019 10:15:26 AM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | Nov. 19, 2019 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    In an insightful segment during Monday’s NBC Nightly News, the network actually seemed to approach protecting schools from shooters with an open mind. Correspondent Gadi Schwartz joined a group of school teachers in Spanish Fort, Utah as they underwent firearms training with the local sheriff’s department, a new program they were running. “Just days after yet another school shooting in America, tonight we want to show you teachers training for a life or death confrontation in the classroom,” anchor Lester Holt declared as the video portion on the segment began. “NBC's Gadi Schwartz on the internal struggle the teachers face.”...
  • 2019 Bridge Inventory: States struggle to keep up with deteriorating bridges

    11/16/2019 6:49:01 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Equipment World's Better Roads ^ | November 11, 2019 | Don McLoud
    With few exceptions, states are losing the battle with aging bridges in need of repair or replacement. Even states with low percentages of bridges rated poor are finding it difficult to keep up with bridge and road systems that in many cases are 50 years old or older. Utah, which ranks fourth for the lowest percentage of poor bridges, programs a bridge for repair or replacement in the year after it drops to a poor rating, completing the project within four or five years. The Utah Department of Transportation notes, though, that the number of bridges falling from good to...
  • Mexico makes arrests in massacre of American women, children: minister

    11/11/2019 7:03:39 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 11 11 2019 | Staff
    Mexico has made an unspecified number of arrests over last week’s massacre of three women and six children of dual U.S-Mexican nationality in the north of the country, Security Minister Alfonso Durazo said on Monday. “There have been arrests, but it’s not up to us to give information,” Durazo told reporters in Mexico City. The women and children from families of U.S. Mormon origin who settled in Mexico decades ago were killed last Monday on a remote dirt road in the state of Sonora by suspected drug cartel gunmen, sparking outrage and condemnation in the United States. Durazo said that...
  • Cruz: Rich Do Fine with Big Govt, GOP Must Help the Working Poor

    07/20/2014 3:07:55 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 23 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 08:07 AM | Todd Beamon and Elliot Jager
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday said that to resurrect America's greatness it was necessary to revive the economy, defend the Constitution, and restore America's place in the world arena. Appearing at the conference themed "America at Its Best," Cruz told more than 3,000 attendees to the Western Conservative Summit in Denver that "the single biggest lie" is that Republicans are the party of the rich. "The rich have done fine with big government," he said. The ones most hurt by big government are those who are struggling. The event, in its fifth year, is sponsored by the Centennial Institute,...
  • Mike Huckabee: Trump Putting Romney in Cabinet Would 'Insult' Voters

    11/19/2016 7:22:43 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 114 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 19, 2016 | Todd Beamon
    "I don't see any way in the world that Mitt Romney would have a cabinet position in the Donald Trump administration," the former Arkansas governor told Uma Pemmaraju on Fox News... "It would really not so much be an insult to Donald Trump," he said. "It would be an insult to the supporters of Donald Trump, who went out there and faithfully stood behind Donald Trump, to give a guy a job who basically said all those supporters were following a con man. "That would be an insult to the voters..." "We had a far-reaching conversation with regards to the...
  • Robert Redford Calls for Reversal of Climate 'Damage' Caused by Trump

    11/10/2019 9:01:21 AM PST · by rktman · 63 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 11/8/2019 | Randy Hall
    Well-known climate alarmist and retired actor/director Robert Redford continued his assault on President Trump on Friday by calling the GOP official “one unqualified authoritarian” whose “depraved indifference to the climate crisis” does not define “Americans' commitments or the character of our nation.” “The clock is ticking so loudly” that “the rest of the world can hear it,” he stated. “With enough outrage, enough action and enough voices rising together, we just might have a chance to compel a reversal of this nonsense.” His opinion article was posted on CNN's website, where Redford claimed that "millions" of people were "shocked" by...
  • Former NFL player Burgess Owens gets in 4th Congressional District race (Utah)

    11/07/2019 4:31:43 AM PST · by LiberalismDestroys · 33 replies
    KSL.com ^ | 11/6/2019 | Lisa Riley Roche
    Owens promised to bring the values the tenets represent — education, faith, industry and family — to Washington, D.C., to counter a country that is more divided now than when he was growing up in the segregated South.
  • Prominent Muslim leader meets with First Presidency to build interfaith friendship (Mormons)

    11/06/2019 3:46:17 PM PST · by LiberalismDestroys · 84 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 11/6/2019 | Sydney Walker
    His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Abdulkarim Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League and president of the International Organization for Muslim Scholars, met with the First Presidency on Tuesday, Nov. 5.Dr. Al-Issa also met with Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and toured Welfare Square.
  • Here's the price Mitt Romney is paying for standing against Trump

    10/28/2019 12:52:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 27, 2019 | Adam Edelman and Jonathan Allen
    SALT LAKE CITY — One man is an island: Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah. The 72-year-old former Republican presidential nominee has isolated himself from Republicans in the Senate, in his home state and across the country by occasionally — but strongly — criticizing President Donald Trump, including the president's efforts to enlist the aid of foreign governments to probe a leading political opponent. "By all appearances, the President's brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden is wrong and appalling," Romney tweeted earlier this month. In recent weeks, the senator's acts of rebellion against the...
  • Again?: GOP Sen. Mike Lee Keeps Pushing College Job Giveaway to Indians

    10/31/2019 10:16:54 AM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/31/ | Neil Monroe
    Utah GOP Sen. Mike Lee is expected to try again on Thursday to pass his S.386 bill, which helps India’s graduates grab hundreds of thousands of college level jobs from American graduates. All GOP Senators are expected to stay silent while Lee pushes his bill that rewards roughly 300,000 of India’s contract workers in the United States with a fast track to citizenship. Silicon Valley investors back his bill, which also allows companies to annually pay 60,000 of India’s contract workers — plus 60,000 family members — with government-provided green cards after they take jobs from American graduates. Existing “country...
  • Record-breaking cold hits Utah

    10/31/2019 7:41:11 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    FOX 13 NEWS ^ | October 29, 2019 | FOX 13 NEWS
    A cold like never before seen in October is hitting Utah on Tuesday and Wednesday as a record-breaking Arctic cold front brings freezing air straight from Canada. Parts of the state had highs only in the 20s, which FOX 13 Chief Meteorologist Kristen Van Dyke said has never happened before on an October day. On Wednesday, temperatures in Salt Lake City are expected to break all-time records. The coldest recorded October temperature in the city was in 1971 with 16-degree low and 35-degree high. Wednesday is expected to see a low of 11 degrees and a high of 31. Strong...
  • Stabbing victim sues dispatch software company over procedures that delayed police arrival

    10/30/2019 8:04:53 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2019 | Zack Budryk
    A Utah woman is suing the company that provides dispatch software to the Salt Lake City police department, saying its protocols prevented her from receiving help after she was stabbed by a home invader, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. Bre Lasley and her sister called 911 four times after the stranger stabbed Lasley in 2015, but Priority Dispatch's protocols required them to answer a series of scripted prompts about the situation and their attacker before help would be sent. As a result, only one officer arrived at the scene, and that was only because he happened to be in...
  • Three GOP Senators Have Yet to Back Movement to Condemn Democrat Impeachment Practices

    10/25/2019 6:11:02 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Oct 2019 | Sean Moran
    Three Republican senators have yet to back a resolution to condemn House Democrats’ secret, closed-door impeachment inquiry practices. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced a resolution Thursday night to condemn House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) secretive impeachment inquiry proceedings. Graham announced Friday that the resolution had gained 50 cosponsors across the Senate Republican conference; three senators have yet to cosponsor the resolution sign on. Sen. Johnny Isakson’s (R-GA) office told Breitbart News that the senator wants to ensure that the impeachment inquiry remains a “fair process.” The three Republican senators that have...
  • Donald Trump Jr. rips Romney: 'Conservative 'in name only’....

    10/28/2019 5:56:03 PM PDT · by caww · 25 replies
    washingtonexaminer. ^ | 10/28/2019 | Paul Bedard
    Donald Trump Jr. unveiled a new website that plays on the title of his book, Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us, called “Trigger a Liberal.” On it, he lists several lawmakers and their addresses he wants supporters to send a copy of the book to: Romney, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, and Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Adam Schiff..... Romney is the only Republican on the list and comes after the Utah senator has been especially critical of Trump over issues making headlines in the Democratic impeachment inquiry. "I think he probably...
  • Utah voters turn against Mitt Romney (and Mike Lee, too)

    10/24/2019 7:19:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/24/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Voters in one of the reddest states are unhappy with their two United States senators, for completely different reasons. Utahpolicy.com has asked, “Do you approve of the way xxx is handling his job?” about both Republican senators and found that both men are underwater. Here are the results for both expressed graphically: The patterns of dissatisfaction are completely different for the two men. - 50 percent of women like the job Romney is doing, but only 43 percent of men do. -- Lee is not a hit with women, only 36 percent approve of the job he’s doing, not...
  • Poll: Utah voters give negative approval ratings to Sens. Mitt Romney, Mike Lee

    10/22/2019 9:51:24 AM PDT · by rintintin · 28 replies
    KUTV ^ | Oct 21 2019 | Jennifer Weaver
    Utah's U.S. Senators are raising some disapproving eyebrows with those polled by UtahPolicy.com/Y2 Analytics. The new poll released Sunday shows Romney has a 46-51% approval rating (46% “strongly” or “somewhat” approve, while 51% “strongly” or “somewhat” disapprove), with 11 percent reporting they don’t know.
  • Sacré Bleu! Trump-Basher Pierre Delecto’s Approval Rating is Now Underwater in Utah

    10/22/2019 8:38:23 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 72 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | October 22, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    More bad news for Pierre Delecto. After weeks and weeks and weeks of attacking Republican President Donald Trump Mitt Romney’s approval rating in his adopted state of Utah is underwater. Only 46% of Utah voters approve of Mitt Romney. 51% disapprove.
  • This Sure Looks Like Mitt Romney’s Secret Twitter Account (Update: It Is)

    10/20/2019 7:55:14 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    Slate ^ | 10/20/19 | Ashley Feinberg
    Earlier today, the Atlantic’s McKay Coppins published a lengthy profile on Mitt Romney, apparently part of Romney’s effort to set himself up as the noble Republican foil to an out-of-control president. These sorts of pieces, which are more about narrative setting than anything else, typically don’t contain a lot of new information, but this had one notable exception. About midway through, the usually guarded senator revealed that, just like fellow lone-voice-of reason-haver James Comey, he was the owner of a secret Twitter account. At one point, as Coppins asked him about the #IMPEACHMITTROMNEY hashtag Trump tweeted into being earlier this...