Tag Archives: Utah

UTAH: Mitt Romney Forced Into Senate Primary After Failing To Win Over State GOP Convention Delegates

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: After 11 hours of political elbowing and shoving at the Utah Republican Convention — held appropriately at a hockey arena — delegates forced Mitt Romney into a primary election against state Rep. Mike Kennedy in the U.S. Senate race. In fact, Kennedy — a doctor and lawyer — finished in first place at the convention ...

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UTAH: Federal Court Dismisses Suit From Anti-Gay Nutjob Who Claims He Wants To Marry His Laptop

Ben Winslow reports at Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate: A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a man seeking the right to marry his laptop. In an order obtained by FOX 13 on Monday, U.S. District Court Judge David Nuffer rejected a lawsuit leveled by Chris Sevier, who argued that if same-sex marriage is legal he should be ...

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UTAH: GOP Reps Propose Naming Highway For Trump, Gay Dem Counters With “Stormy Daniels Rampway”

The Washington Post reports: Some Republican lawmakers in Utah are so pleased with President Trump’s decision to shrink two Utah national monuments that they want to honor him with his own road, the “Donald J. Trump Utah National Parks Highway.” The proposal would put the Trump brand on the existing Utah National Parks Highway, 631 miles of scenic roads through ...

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UTAH: State Bar Association “Horrified” After Email Blast Plugs Lawyers Convention With Photo Of Boobies

Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate reports: Lawyers across Utah opened their email inboxes on Monday afternoon to be greeted by an image of a topless woman. An email shared with FOX 13 that included an image of a topless woman. The email (shared with FOX 13 by several lawyers) was advertising the Utah State Bar’s annual spring convention in St. ...

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Orrin Hatch Apologizes For “Off-Color” Comment Calling Obamacare Supporters “Stupid Dumbass People”

The Hill reports: Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on Friday apologized for calling supporters of ObamaCare “the stupidest, dumbass people I’ve ever met.” “Yesterday, I made a poorly worded joke about Obamacare supporters — a joke that was not reflective of my actual feelings towards my friends on the other side,” Hatch said in a statement. “Throughout my term of service, ...

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UTAH: Republicans Record Rap Clip On Legislative Process And It’s Worse Than You Would Think [VIDEO]

Somehow I missed this yesterday. The Washington Post reports: Utah has never been known as a launchpad for hip-hop music, and if a mock rap video released by a group of state lawmakers is any indication, there’s a good reason for that. The state’s Republican-controlled House of Representatives released a video ostensibly meant to educate citizens about how a bill ...

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GOP Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch: Obamacare Supporters Are The “Stupidest Dumbass People” I’ve Ever Met [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on Thursday called ObamaCare supporters “the stupidest, dumbass people” he’s ever met. Orrin made the comments during a speech at the American Enterprise Institute about the GOP tax overhaul, which repealed the ObamaCare individual mandate. “[We] finally did away with the individual mandate tax that was established under that wonderful bill called ObamaCare,” ...

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Mitt Romney Hails Endorsement From Glorious Leader

NPR reports: The strained – and often strange — relationship between President Trump and Mitt Romney just added another layer of complexity: In a tweet on Monday, the president endorsed Romney to fill the U.S. Senate seat left open by the retirement of Utah’s Orrin Hatch. In a famously scathing speech delivered in the midst of the presidential campaign in ...

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UTAH: Mitt Romney Unveils US Senate Bid [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, will run for Senate in Utah, he said Friday. Romney announced his campaign in a video message. “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,” he said. “Utah is a better ...

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UTAH: AP Confirms US Senate Bid By Mitt Romney

The Associated Press reports: Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will announce Thursday that he’s running for the Utah Senate seat held by retiring Orrin Hatch, three people with direct knowledge of the plan confirmed Wednesday. He’ll be a heavy favorite to keep the seat in Republican hands. The 70-year-old Romney, once a harsh critic of President Donald Trump, will ...

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UTAH: Anti-Gay Family Values GOP State Rep Resigns, Used State Funds For Hookups With Hooker [VIDEO]

Salt Lake City’s CBS affiliate reports: Former lawmaker Rep. Jon Stanard,(R-Dist. 62), who resigned from his position on Tuesday citing “immediate personal and family concerns,” met with a Salt Lake escort twice for sex. Stanard was elected to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. He resides in St. George and is married with three children. The 43-year-old former state ...

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Romney Being Pitched For A GOP Leadership Slot

The Atlantic reports: Mitt Romney hasn’t even officially announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate, yet Republican leadership is already seeing stars. According to a Republican donor with direct knowledge, Senate GOP leaders have expressed an early interest in having Romney succeed Colorado Senator Cory Gardner as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. The role involves leading the Senate GOP’s ...

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UTAH: Mitt Romney Teases US Senate Announcement

Mass Live reports: Former Massachusetts Gov. W. Mitt Romney will reveal whether he will run for the U.S. Senate seat in two weeks. Romney tweeted on Thursday afternoon that he was “Looking forward to making an announcement on February 15th about the Utah Senate race.” Those close to the 70-year-old former presidential candidate have said he is interested in running ...

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Opposite-Married Mormon Ex-Gay Torture Therapist Announces Divorce Because He Needs Some Gay Love

Salt Lake City’s CBS affiliate reports: Josh and Lolly Weed, viewed as proof, and used as an example, that a gay man and a straight woman can make a successful Mormon marriage, have announced their divorce. And in the same blog post where they announce their divorce, they offered an apology to the LGBTQ community. “Today, we need to let ...

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REPORT: Romney To Unveil Senate Bid Next Week

Utah Policy reports: Sources close to Mitt Romney tell us that the former GOP presidential nominee will announce next week that he is running for the U.S. Senate this year. Romney will gather the 28,000 required signatures from registered GOP voters to ensure he gets on the late-June Republican Party primary ballot, assuming other Republicans will file to run for ...

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Romney Blasts Trump For Racist “Shithole” Comment

The Hill reports: Mitt Romney tore on Monday into President Trump for reportedly referring to Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries.” “The poverty of an aspiring immigrant’s nation of origin is as irrelevant as their race,” Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee who is reportedly considering a Senate run in Utah, tweeted. Romney has in the past been a ...

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Romney Treated For Prostate Cancer, Prognosis Good

CNN reports: Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney was treated for prostate cancer over the summer, a source close to Romney told CNN Monday. “He was treated surgically by Dr. Thomas Ahlering at UC Irvine Hospital in California,” the source said. “His prognosis is good; he was successfully treated.” The source did not provide additional details. Romney, the 70-year-old former ...

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BREAKING: Orrin Hatch To Retire From Senate

The New York Times reports: Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah, the longest-serving Senate Republican, plans to announce on Tuesday he will retire at the end of the year, rebuffing the pleas of President Trump to seek an eighth term and paving the way for Mitt Romney to run for the seat. Mr. Hatch intends to announce his decision Tuesday ...

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UTAH: Leading Newspaper Calls On GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch To Retire Over His “Utter Lack Of Integrity”

From the editorial board of the Salt Lake Tribune: The selection of Sen. Orrin G. Hatch as the 2017 Utahn of the Year has little to do with the fact that, after 42 years, he is the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history, that he has been a senator from Utah longer than three-fifths of the state’s population has been ...

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UTAH: GOP Gov. Gary Herbert Denounces “Anti-Mormon Bigot” Steve Bannon For Attack On Mitt Romney

The Deseret News reports: Gov. Gary Herbert slammed Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to President Donald Trump, as a “Mormon bigot” Wednesday after Bannon accused Mitt Romney of hiding behind his LDS faith to avoid serving in Vietnam. The governor called it “a low blow because of politics” that was disappointing. “This smacks of good old-fashioned Mormon bigotry. I think ...

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