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  • Utah Police Officer Saved by Armed Citizen

    03/16/2018 10:41:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On February 2nd, 2018, just before 2 p.m., a man knocked down a Springville, Utah police officer and was viciously punching him. The suspect had fractured the officer's eye socket when an armed good Samaritan, Derek Myer, saw the situation, did a quick U-turn, pulled his gun and stopped the attack. From SPRINGVILLE, Utah — A man with a concealed handgun is credited with stopping a brutal attack on a Utah police officer on Friday, according to KSTU.A Utah police officer approached the suspect, Paul Douglas Anderson, after he saw him stealing items from a charity's donation bin....
  • Mitt Romney is under attack in Utah for ‘liberal Massachusetts values’

    03/08/2018 2:57:41 PM PST · by TBP · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 8, 2018 | S.A. Miller
    Mitt Romney is being hit with the first attack ad of the Utah Senate race Thursday, a slickly produced video that portrays him as a darling of the D.C. establishment and gives him the nickname “flip-flopper Mitt.” The ad from Republican candidate Larry Meyers slams Mr. Romney, the presumptive front-runner in the GOP race, with accusations of not being conservative enough for Utah voters. “The D.C. establishment loves Mitt Romney. But Utah voters have a better choice. Larry Meyers,” says the announcer. It then rips open an old wound for Mr. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee and a former...
  • Police: Teen attempted to detonate explosive device at Pine View, researched ISIS

    03/06/2018 4:47:32 PM PST · by Magnatron · 37 replies ^ | 6 March 2018 | John W. Yelland, Larry D. Curtis
    Police said a homemade explosive device was the item discovered in a backpack at Pine View High School Monday, that forced the evacuation of the school. Police said if the device had detonated, it would have caused significant injury or death. Police have a suspect in custody. A warrant served at the male juvenile's home and items were found consistent with the materials used to build the device. Police also said the suspect had been researching information and expressing interest in ISIS and promoting the organization.
  • Utah Artist’s Latest Painting Depicting Trump With U.S. Flag Tackles NFL Protest Controversy (WOW!)

    03/05/2018 3:03:41 PM PST · by blam · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-5-2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A Utah artist is making a statement on the controversies surrounding the NFL protests in his latest work of art depicting President Trump holding an American flag. Jon McNaughton, an artist who is no stranger to controversy, released his latest painting last Tuesday titled Respect the Flag—showing a somber-looking Trump holding a battered American flag close to his heart while standing on a football field. “It’s Donald Trump standing on a football field, and he’s picked up the American Flag that’s been trampled,” McNaughton told KSTU. “It’s got grass stains on it, and he’s trying to wipe off some...
  • Utah Senate Committee Passes Bill Banning Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

    02/28/2018 8:18:08 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb 27, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Utah bill to protect unborn babies with Down syndrome from abortion moved closer to final approval on Monday. A state Senate committee passed House Bill 205 in a 3-2 vote late Monday, moving it to the full Senate for consideration, Fox News 13 reports. State Rep. Karianne Lisonbee, who sponsored the bill, said babies with Down syndrome often face a deadly form of discrimination: abortion, according to Utah Public Radio. “Social engineering is alive and well,” Lisonbee said. During the committee meeting, several people expressed concerns that the bill could face a legal challenge, according to the report. Planned...
  • GOP Rule Change Could Give Mitt Romney The Boot

    02/27/2018 3:46:24 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Fox 13 ^ | 02/26/18 | Elle Thomas
    ALT LAKE CITY — A new rule could kick out Mitt Romney and other candidates from their Utah Republican Party memberships. The Utah Republican Party is trying to decide who can be part of the organization. Under a new bylaw passed Saturday, Feb. 24, any Republican candidate who accepts signatures while on route to the primary election, will lose their party membership. reports the central committee backed the change, while party chairman Rob Anderson opposed. The committee adopted one set of rules for the 1st and 2nd U.S House districts and a separate set of rules for the 3rd...
  • Police: Man arrested in West Valley after taking 99-year-old woman hostage

    02/25/2018 5:47:11 AM PST · by bgill · 9 replies
    ksl ^ | Feb. 24, 2018 | Jacob Klopfenstein
    A man was arrested early Saturday morning after police said he barricaded himself inside a home and took a 99-year-old woman hostage... Wasden and Velasquez spent the next four hours in the home, as Velasquez negotiated with police through the door. Ultimately, it was Wasden who finally convinced him to release her unharmed around 3:30 a.m. after she gave him a lecture about not making a mess, Gabbard said. "He was rifling through the drawers, making a mess, spilling things all over and she has her 100th birthday party one week from today," Gabbard said. "And her words to him...
  • Senate Republicans call on Trump to re-engage on TPP

    02/21/2018 2:55:42 PM PST · by seacapn · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/18 11:22 AM EST | Vicki Needham
    More than two dozen Senate Republicans are urging President Trump to re-engage in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The 25 GOP lawmakers sent a letter to Trump on Friday saying they support his recent comments that he may consider U.S. participation if the 11-nation Asia-Pacific pact is improved.
  • Mitt Romney jumps out to big lead in U.S. Senate race, poll shows

    02/21/2018 12:34:41 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 58 replies
    Desert News ^ | February 20, 2018 | Dennis Romboy
    SALT LAKE CITY — Mitt Romney became the instant front-runner when he announced his U.S. Senate campaign last week, as a new poll shows him with a commanding lead four days into the race. A poll released Tuesday shows 60 percent of Utahns would vote for the former Massachusetts governor among declared and possible candidates for the office. Only Democratic Salt Lake County Councilwoman Jenny Wilson polled in double digits, with a meager 14 percent. Libertarian Craig Bowden and Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, who has not entered the race, fared the best among the rest at 3 percent and...
  • Romney Is a Misfit for America

    02/20/2018 5:02:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 122 replies
    National Review ^ | February 19, 2018 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Mitt’s back. The former governor of Massachusetts and occasional native son of Michigan has a new persona: Mr. Utah. He’s going to bring Utah conservatism to the whole Republican party and to the country at large. Wholesome, efficient, industrious, faithful. “Utah has a lot to teach the politicians in Washington,” he says in announcing his Senate campaign. Maybe.
  • Trump endorses Romney in run for U.S. Senate seat in Utah

    02/19/2018 11:31:53 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 61 replies ^ | FEBRUARY 20, 2018 | David Shepardson
    President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s run for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah, despite Romney often being critical of Trump.
  • Trump Endorses Mitt Romney for Senate: has my full support and endorsement!

    02/19/2018 6:52:20 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 236 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 19, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    @MittRomney has announced he is running for the Senate from the wonderful State of Utah. He will make a great Senator and worthy successor to @OrrinHatch, and has my full support and endorsement! 9:21 PM - 19 Feb 2018
  • Trump Should Get Behind Romney’s Candidacy, McConnell Says

    02/18/2018 5:39:11 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 116 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 02/17/2018 | Jonathan Martin
    WASHINGTON — Senator Mitch McConnell said in an interview on Friday afternoon that President Trump should rally behind the Senate candidacy of Mitt Romney despite his blistering criticism in 2016, arguing that Mr. Romney’s potent bid was an illustration of the Republican Party’s improving fortunes entering a challenging midterm campaign. “I can’t imagine that he’s not,” Mr. McConnell said when asked whether Mr. Trump was comfortable with Mr. Romney, who on Friday made official his long-expected candidacy for a Senate seat from Utah. “We don’t want to lose the seat, and this looks like a pretty formidable candidate.” Mr. McConnell,...
  • Romney as Senate candidate promises not to ‘sit and wait’ on school shootings

    02/18/2018 4:52:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 17, 2018 | Alicia Cohn
    Mitt Romney, after announcing his Republican bid for Senate in Utah, called for “action” following the Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead. Romney called the shooting “senseless, debased evil.” “I think we can’t just sit and wait and hope for things to get better,” the former GOP presidential candidate said, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. “It is wrong and unacceptable for children in our schools to fear for their lives.”
  • Mitt Romney announces bid for U.S. Senate in Utah

    02/16/2018 6:28:45 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 110 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 16, 2018 | Adam Edelman
    Mitt Romney, the GOP’s presidential candidate in 2012 and a former governor of Massachusetts, announced Friday that he would run for U.S. Senate in Utah. “I have decided to run for United States Senate because I believe I can help bring Utah’s values and Utah’s lessons to Washington,” Romney said in a video announcing his bid. “Given all that America faces, we feel that this is the right time for me to serve our state and our country,” he said. Romney pointed to Utah's balanced budget and trade surplus as examples of the state's strengths, comparing them with Washington's debt...
  • With McCain’s retreat, some turn to Romney to carry his torch

    02/15/2018 10:17:58 PM PST · by McGruff · 40 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | Feb 15, 2018 | Paul Kane
    In more ways than one, followers of traditional Republican orthodoxy are facing an emotional inflection point this week. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), at home battling an aggressive form of brain cancer, will not attend this weekend’s Munich Security Conference, an annual gathering of foreign policy leaders from NATO nations that has become a central clearinghouse for global security matters and a celebration of Western values and democratic institutions. McCain, an avatar of all of the above, has been a regular attendee for decades. Last year, less than a month after President Trump took office, he stole the show with a...
  • Out of respect for the victims...I will not be making an announcement tomorrow about the Senate race

    02/14/2018 5:25:42 PM PST · by SMGFan · 122 replies
    Mitt Romney Twitter ^ | February 14, 2018 | Mitt Romney
    As a father and grandfather, my heart aches for the victims of today’s tragic events. My prayers go out to all of the families and loved ones affected by this senseless act of violence. (1/2) Out of respect for the victims and their families, I will not be making an announcement tomorrow about the Senate race. (2/2)
  • Mitt Romney to announce Senate run Thursday on social media

    02/14/2018 6:49:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 107 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 14, 2018 | David M. Drucker
    Mitt Romney will launch his Utah Senate campaign Thursday morning with a low key announcement on social media, and will make his first public appearance a day later near Salt Lake City with a keynote address to a gathering of grassroots Republicans.
  • Radical Environmentalists Wrong Again – Not a Single Company Wants To Mine In Bears Ears, Utah

    02/10/2018 9:37:41 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 2/9/2018 | Tim Pearce
    No company has applied to mine within the former boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument since President Donald Trump’s cut to national monuments went into effect, The Washington Examiner reported Thursday. Trump announced he was rolling back Utah’s Bears Ears by about 85 percent in December. The cuts went into effect last week, causing critics to claim mining companies would begin staking claims and applying for mining permits within the area.
  • Utah mom upset after school tells 6th graders they can’t say no when asked to dance

    02/09/2018 4:18:19 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 70 replies ^ | February 9, 2018 | by Dora Scheidell
    WEST HAVEN, Utah -- When Natalie Richard’s sixth-grade daughter told her she couldn’t say “no” if a boy asked her to dance at Kanesville Elementary’s Valentine’s Day dance, she didn’t believe it at first. “Oh no, no honey," Richard said of her reply. "You guys are misunderstanding again. That’s not how it is." However, after speaking to her daughter’s teacher, she realized the statement was accurate.