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US: Utah (News/Activism)

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  • Utah couple narrowly escape gang of machete-wielding bandits in Kenya

    12/06/2018 10:42:53 AM PST · by ETL · 60 replies
    FoxNews.om ^ | Dec 6, 2018
    Bryant Swenson and his wife Lauren, from Utah, were driving near Mai Mahiu on November 30 when three masked men attacked their car. The couple, who moved to Nairobi with their three children to open a CrossFit gym, spotted a white van which the gangsters are believed to have been trying to rob. Bryant said in a Facebook post about the attempted robbery, that one of the men was carrying a gun but “couldn't get it out of his waistbelt in time”. As the bandits rushed towards their Toyota Land Cruiser, Bryant had to reverse backwards to give himself time...
  • The Truth about the FIRST STEP Act

    12/02/2018 4:23:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | November 27, 2018 | Senator Mike Lee
    As a former federal prosecutor, I am clear-eyed about crime. Unlike some reformers, I don’t think our justice system is fundamentally broken, unjust, or corrupt. I have nothing but respect for law-enforcement officials, who put themselves in danger every single day in order to protect the public. I know from experience that dangerous criminals exist — individuals who are incapable of or uninterested in rehabilitation and change. We should throw the book at those people. But my time as a prosecutor also tells me that not every criminal is dangerous or incapable of living a productive life. My faith as...
  • GOP Rep. Mia Love rips Trump, Republicans in concession speech

    11/26/2018 2:47:35 PM PST · by dennisw · 90 replies
    nypost ^ | November 26, 2018 | Bob Fredericks
    Just-defeated GOP Rep. Mia Love — who was mocked by President Trump after Election Day for supposedly not showing him sufficient loyalty — fired back at the commander-in-chief Monday. “The president’s behavior towards me made me wonder: What did he have to gain by saying such a thing about a fellow Republican,” the Utah lawmaker said in Salt Lake City. “It was not really about asking him to do more, was it? Or was it something else? Well Mr. President, we’ll have to chat about that,” she continued during her concession speech after a tight race with Democratic Rep.-elect Ben...
  • Mia Love criticizes Republicans and Trump; calls McAdams 'wolf in sheep's clothing

    11/26/2018 10:33:53 AM PST · by LiberalismDestroys · 54 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 11/26/2018 | Lisa Riley Roche
    In a wide-ranging speech that included swipes at fellow Republicans, including President Donald Trump, outgoing Rep. Mia Love on Monday called her successor in Congress a "wolf in sheep's clothing." Speaking from a teleprompter at the Utah GOP headquarters in downtown Salt Lake City surrounded by her family, Love confirmed she called Rep.-elect Ben McAdams, D-Utah, to congratulate him on winning the 4th Congressional District race.
  • Officer Dies After Being Hit by Car During Burglary Call

    11/26/2018 6:46:22 AM PST · by NEMDF · 4 replies
    Fox 13 Salt Lake City ^ | November 25, 2018 | Taylor Hartman & Lauren Steinbrecher
    UPDATE: A tweet posted by Unified Police Department identified the deceased suspect as Felix Anthony Calata, 32, of West Valley City. UPD is not releasing any additional information at this time. SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah -- A South Salt Lake Police officer died Saturday night after police said he was purposely hit by a car driven by suspects fleeing an apparent burglary. South Salt Lake Police identified the officer as 31-year old Officer David Romrell. Officer Romrell was a Marine Corps veteran, husband and had recently become a father.
  • Meet the New Willard, Same as the Old Willard

    11/25/2018 9:12:36 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    PJ. Media ^ | November 24,2018 | MICHAEL WALSH
    Having served some time in non-elected office purgatory, Willard Mitt Romney, Republican of Michigan Massachusetts New Hampshire California Utah, the man who blew the 2012 presidential election against a very beatable Barack Hussein Obama, is back in action: made little secret that he intends to use his outsize profile as senator. Prior to the election, he backed an array of Republican candidates in races up and down the ballot. The question is which GOP candidates Romney's PAC will back -- besides Mitt. Although Trump flirted with Romney when he was shopping for a secretary of state, there is little love...
  • Romney blasts Trump, Pompeo response to Saudis: 'Inconsistent' with 'American greatness'

    11/21/2018 12:56:19 PM PST · by detective · 101 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/21/18 | John Bowden
    Sen.-elect Mitt Romney(R-Utah) (R-Utah) on Wednesday condemned President Trump's and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's latest comments about journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing, calling them "inconsistent" with the U.S. national interest. "The President's and Secretary of State's Khashoggi statements to date are inconsistent with an enduring foreign policy, with our national interest, with basic human rights, and with American greatness," Romney said in a statement. "Sanctions do not necessarily require ending the alliance; they do demand real and painful consequence," he added.
  • It's Congressman-elect Ben McAdams after election results certified (vs Mia Love)

    11/20/2018 4:29:27 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 14 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 11-20-18 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — It's Congressman-elect Ben McAdams after election results were certified Tuesday. The Democratic Salt Lake County mayor's lead over Republican Rep. Mia Love was at 694 votes following the final vote canvass throughout the 4th Congressional District, just 21 votes more than would have allowed for a recount. McAdams was confident enough about the 739-vote lead he held after Monday's results to declare victory, saying he saw no way Love could catch up to him in the final county totals........
  • Ben McAdams claims victory over GOP Rep. Mia Love in 4th Congressional District

    11/20/2018 6:50:18 AM PST · by LiberalismDestroys · 35 replies
    KSL.com ^ | 11/19/2018 | Lisa Riley Roche
    Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams claimed victory over Republican Rep. Mia Love Monday after new Salt Lake County results showed her trailing by 739 votes in the 4th Congressional District race. "I'm eager to get to work," McAdams said at a hastily called news conference held at his Millcreek campaign headquarters. "We are confident there is no way Rep. Love will retake the lead." He said he has not yet tried to contact the two-term congresswoman. "I do want to give her the space," McAdams said, anticipating her campaign wanted time to review the numbers released early Monday...
  • How Mitt Romney could take down Trump: Become the Republican Ralph Nader

    11/19/2018 9:43:28 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 74 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 15, 2018 | Nestor Ramos
    No, even though the votes from last week aren’t even all counted yet, it is, of course, time to move on to the next election. And while the discussion so far has focused on which Democrats are running and who among them is best positioned to defeat President Trump, I’ve got the perfect candidate to dethrone the Donald. It’s Mitt Romney. Or maybe Jeff Flake. Ben Sasse? Sure, whatever. Any of them will do. Because I’m not suggesting that any of these vocal Trump critics from within the president’s own party — including Massachusetts’ re-gift to Utah — run as...
  • Sen. Mike Lee: A conservative case for criminal justice reform

    11/18/2018 3:43:50 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 13, 2018 | Senator Mike Lee
    “Government’s first duty,” President Reagan said in 1981 and President Trump recently tweeted, “is to protect the people, not run their lives.” The safety of law-abiding citizens has always been a core principle of conservatism. And it is why we need to take this opportunity to pass real criminal-justice reform now. Although violent crime rose during the final two years of President Obama’s time in office, it decreased during the first year of Trump’s presidency. We need to keep that momentum going. And criminal justice reform can help us do that in two ways. First, commonsense sentencing reform can increase...
  • Romney signals anti-warming push

    11/17/2018 4:31:50 PM PST · by House Atreides · 107 replies
    Ev&bE News ^ | Hannah Northey and Geof Koss
    Utah Sen.-elect Mitt Romney signaled he may focus on climate change when he's sworn in in January. In a brief interview with E&E News yesterday, the former Republican presidential nominee said he sees climate change as a "critical area." ....snip Last year, Romney told college students in St. Louis that he was "concerned about the anti-scientific attitude" expressed by some of his Republican colleagues and that he was convinced humanity has played a part in global warming (Climatewire, Oct. 3). "I happen to believe that there is climate change, and I think humans contribute to it in a substantial way,...
  • Judge Has Dismissed Mia Love’s Lawsuit, But She’s Officially Ahead In The Vote Count

    11/17/2018 12:49:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Beth wrote this week about Republican Rep. Mia Love’s lawsuit over ballot signatures in her very tight re-election race. At the time, she was trailing her Democratic opponent Ben McAdams. Prior to the ruling, The Cook Political Report’s David Wasserman said that Love is favored to prevail, and it looks she will do that.This comes hours a ruling on that lawsuit was handed down; a judge tossed it. But there’s no need to despair. She officially took the lead yesterday, though its within the margin of recount territory (via The Hill): BREAKING: As expected, #UT04 GOP Rep. Mia Love (R)...
  • Rep. Mia Love jumps ahead of Ben McAdams by 419 votes after updates from Utah, Salt Lake counties

    11/17/2018 6:18:09 AM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 11/17/2018 | Benjamin Wood
    Two-term Republican Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, is winning the 4th Congressional District for the first time since Election Day after an updated vote count in Utah County pushed her narrowly over Democratic challenger and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams. Love is currently ahead by 419 votes, reversing Thursday’s 1,002-vote lead for McAdams, who has spent the past week in Washington going to House orientation meetings and appearing in the freshman class photo with new lawmakers from across the country. ... McAdams had briefly expanded his lead Friday after Salt Lake County updated its vote totals. But those gains were...
  • Mia Love takes the lead in UT-4

    11/16/2018 4:57:00 PM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 68 replies
    Utah SOS ^ | 11/16/18 | Utah SOS
    Candidate % Popular Vote Popular Vote MIA B. LOVE REPUBLICAN 50.08% 129006 BEN MCADAMS DEMOCRATIC 49.92% 128587
  • Love takes narrow lead in 4th District on same day judge dismisses her lawsuit...

    11/16/2018 4:00:09 PM PST · by LiberalismDestroys · 17 replies
    KSL.com ^ | 11/16/2018 | Lisa Riley Roche
    A judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday filed by Rep. Mia Love against Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen over how ballots in the tight 4th Congressional District race are being verified. But in new results released later Friday, Love took a 419 vote lead over Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams. Love has trailed McAdams in the 4th District race since election night Nov. 6. McAdams did gain 167 more votes than Love in Salt Lake County, but the two-term congresswoman added 1,588 more votes in Utah County, a conservative stronghold. She now has 129,006 votes to McAdams' 128,587...
  • "Suspicious Minds": Trump accused of racism for honoring Elvis, as he awards Medal of Freedom

    11/16/2018 10:19:24 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 73 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/16/2018
    Not everyone believes Elvis is the king. President Trump will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to seven Americans on Friday, including the late rock star Elvis Presley, though even that gesture is coming under fire from liberals. Trump is honoring Presley, baseball legend Babe Ruth, former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, philanthropist Miriam Adelson, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, jurist Alan Page, and Hall-of-Fame quarterback Roger Staubach. Still, some have accused Trump of racism for honoring Presley, long known as the "King of Rock and Roll." The Washington Post’s pop culture critic Chris Richards called Trump’s move “a little nod...
  • Mitt Romney finally headed to D.C. with Utah Senate victory

    11/07/2018 7:04:42 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 58 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 7, 2018 | Jan Crawford
    Mitt Romney is finally heading to Washington. The 2012 Republican presidential nominee won a seat in the Senate for his adopted home state of Utah in Tuesday's election. "I will be only one of a hundred United States senators, but I believe that one person doing the right thing at the right time can have a lasting impact," Romney said on Election Night. For Romney, it was the right time. In 2012, he waged a hard-fought presidential campaign, complete with an endorsement from then-businessman Donald Trump. After losing to President Barack Obama, Romney stepped out of the public eye. Four...
  • June 2018: Running for Reelection, Mia Love Distances Herself from Trump

    11/07/2018 6:40:50 AM PST · by rintintin · 35 replies
    NRO ^ | June 11 2018 | Daniel Allott
    She mostly supports his policies but shares the concerns of conservative Utah voters about his character.
  • Fox News: Willard Wins Utah Senate Seat

    11/06/2018 7:06:34 PM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 6, 2018 | Staff
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will defeat Democrat Jenny Wilson to succeed retiring GOP Senator Orrin Hatch in Utah, Fox News can project.