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GOP Senators Push Back Against Trump’s Relentless McCain Attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Casting aside rare censure from Republican lawmakers, President Donald Trump aimed new blasts of invective at the late John McCain , even claiming credit for the senator’s moving Washington funeral and complaining he was never properly thanked. By the time the president began his anti-McCain tirade in Ohio on Wednesday, several leading Republicans had signaled a new willingness to defy Trump by defending the Vietnam War veteran as a hero seven months after he died of brain c...
Tags: Utah, New York, News, Obama, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, America, Barack Obama, Georgia, Ap, Gop, United States, Arizona, Mitt Romney


Trump Just Suffered an Embarrassing Defeat on the Wall. This Republican Tried to Stop It

Sen. Mike Lee arguably worked harder than the White House to forestall Thursday’s embarrassing defeat on emergency powers. The Utah Republican pored over federal budget documents, talked with White House lawyers and Senate colleagues, worked over the weekend to draft a compromise bill and personally lobbied the president and the vice president to no avail.…
Tags: Utah, News, Congress, Senate, White House, Immigration, Uncategorized, Donald Trump, Mike Lee, Sen Mike Lee, Border Wall


Sasse Backs Trump’s Emergency Declaration Despite Executive-Overreach Concern

Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) on Thursday voted against a resolution condemning President Trump's national-emergency declaration despite his repeated insistence that the declaration usurped Congress's constitutional authority.In a statement explaining his decision to oppose the resolution, Sasse acknowledged that in its current form the National Emergencies Act of 1976 was "overly broad" and said that, while he would like to reform the law, Trump's emergency declaration does not viola...
Tags: Utah, Texas, News, Congress, Senate, White House, Ted Cruz, Nancy Pelosi, Mike Lee, Collins, Nea, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Rubio, Alexander, National Review


Senate rejects Trump border emergency as Republicans defect

By ALAN FRAM, LISA MASCARO and CATHERINE LUCEY WASHINGTON — The Republican-run Senate rejected President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday, setting up a veto fight and dealing him a conspicuous rebuke as he tested how boldly he could ignore Congress in pursuit of his highest-profile goal. The Senate voted 59-41 to cancel Trump’s February proclamation of a border emergency, which he invoked to spend $3.6 billion more for border barriers than Co...
Tags: Utah, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Immigration, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Maine, Tennessee, House, Mitt Romney, Associated Press


‘Party’s Over’: GOPers Seem Ready To Deal Trump Defeat On Nat’l Emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate is set to deal President Donald Trump a rebuke on his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border, with the only remaining question how many GOP senators will join Democrats in defying him. Republicans are predicting that Thursday’s showdown vote will result in Congress sending Trump a resolution blocking the border emergency he proclaimed last month to steer an extra $3.6 billion to building border barriers. Since the Democratic-contr...
Tags: Utah, News, Congress, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Ap, Gop, Maine, Alaska, House, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, North Carolina, Donald Trump


Lee Joins Other GOPers In Announcing Vote Against Trump’s Emergency Declaration

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) announced Wednesday that he would vote to block the national emergency President Donald Trump declared to secure more funds for a border wall. After Trump indicated earlier in the day that he would not support an effort by Lee to reign in presidential emergency powers somewhat, Lee said in a statement that, as a result, “I will be voting to terminate the latest emergency declaration.” The Utah senator joins Senate Democrats and four of the chamber’s Republicans who’ve sai...
Tags: Utah, News, Senate, White House, House Of Representatives, Rand Paul, Donald Trump, Susan Collins, Mike Lee, Trump, Lee, TPM, Sen Mike Lee R UT, Matt Shuham, National Emergency, Emergency Declaration


Senate Republican delivers blow to Trump border emergency

Republican Senator Mike Lee, who had been shopping a second bill that would keep the emergency declaration in effect temporarily, said on Wednesday the White House had said Trump would not support his proposal, so he would be voting on Thursday to end the emergency declaration. "For decades, Congress has been giving far too much legislative power to the executive branch," Lee said in a statement. "I will be voting to terminate the latest emergency declaration." The Utah lawmaker was the fifth...
Tags: Utah, News, Congress, Senate, White House, House Of Representatives, Mike Lee, Trump, Lee


White House threatens veto of Yemen war resolution

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has issued a veto threat ahead of a Senate vote to end U.S. support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition fighting in Yemen. The resolution coming up for a vote Wednesday is co-sponsored by independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah. It invokes the […]
Tags: Utah, News, Washington, Senate, White House, Ap, Nation, Yemen, Vermont, Sen Bernie Sanders, Sen Mike Lee


Pence Met Privately With GOP Senators To Thwart Senate Defeat On Emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House labored Tuesday to prevent a high-profile congressional rejection of President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border, or at least reduce the number of Republican senators joining Democrats to thwart him. Vice President Mike Pence met privately at the Capitol with a handful of GOP senators, hoping to persuade them to stand by Trump in a showdown vote set for Thursday. Since the Democratic-run House voted last month to block ...
Tags: Utah, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Indiana, Ap, Gop, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Capitol, Mitch McConnell R Ky, Sens Mike Lee


Lawmaker complains of “vile messages” after past comments about electrocuting gay people resurface

In one post, Lisonbee said electric shock therapy is "horrifying" but shouldn't be considered "torture" if used to try to change someone's sexual orientation.
Tags: Utah, Politics, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Antigay, Homophobic, Homophobe, Karianne Lisonbee, Lisonbee


Republican governor pens letter to LGBTQ community apologizing for his awful homophobic colleagues

Gary Herbert issued a letter of apology to protesters after a bill banning conversion therapy was gutted in committee.
Tags: Utah, Politics, Lifestyle, Homophobia, Queerty, Gary Herbert, Conversion Therapy, Karianne Lisonbee


To deserve our respect, politicians must drop their populist rhetoric | Cas Mudde

Talk of ‘the people’ and ‘elites’ is everywhere, Guardian research has revealed. It’s time to drop this simplistic discourseInteractive: the rise and rise of populist languageAn exciting new research project by the Guardian and Team Populism shows empirically what many have asserted and felt: the world is getting more populist. Professor Kirk Hawkins, from Brigham Young University in Utah, and 46 researchers analysed 728 public addresses by 140 presidents and prime ministers in 40 countries, in ...
Tags: Europe, Utah, Politics, Conservatives, US news, Theresa May, Netherlands, Guardian, Donald Trump, Brigham Young University, Hugo Chavez, Kirk Hawkins


Zinke fingered in Bears Ears corruption probe over uranium mining interests

An energy firm linked to uranium mining interests around Bears Ears National Monument in Utah met with a senior Department of Interior official just one month President Donald Trump issued a surprise request to review the monument's boundaries. When the review concluded, Trump shrank the monument by 85%. Some 100 uranium claims that were previously *inside* the monument's protected boundary were suddenly on the outside. Now, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raul M. Grijalva (D-AZ) sa...
Tags: Utah, Post, Politics, News, Congress, Environment, Barack Obama, Democrats, United States, Donald Trump, Doi, Trump, Department Of The Interior, Interior, Department of Interior, Zinke


Massive Land Conservation Bill Passed + Scientists Discovered Why Zebras Have Stripes

The House of Representatives passes massive land conservation bill On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed the Natural Resources Management Act, the land conservation bill that protects more than 3 million acres of land, classifies hundreds of miles of U.S. rivers as scenic, wild or recreational, and creates three new national monuments. The bill previously passed the Senate and now awaits the President’s signature. Some highlights of the bill include extending the popular “Every Kid...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Mississippi, Senate, Environment, Sport, United States, Cycling, Conservation, House Of Representatives, University of Bristol, Marathon, District Of Columbia, Yellowstone National Park, Marine Corps Marathon, University of California at Davis


Land bill that includes Feinstein’s attempts to protect California’s deserts wins House approval, heads to Trump’s desk

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed its first significant public lands conservation bill in years, designating more than 1 million acres of wilderness for environmental protection and permanently reauthorizing a federal program to pay for conservation measures. There are several benefits for California, including an expansion of two of the most visited national parks in the California desert and designation of nearly 80 miles of scenic rivers while providing new off-highway vehicle re...
Tags: Utah, Politics, News, Congress, California, Montana, Washington, Oregon, Senate, Massachusetts, Environment, California News, Sport, Soccer, United States, Alaska


Senate approves major public lands bill

On Tuesday the U.S. Senate reversed the trend of shrinking protected space by approving a public lands bill that adds 1.3 million acres of wilderness, creates five new national monuments, expands some national parks and reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund. This major new public lands bill is a hodgepodge of more than 100 individual bills related to conservation and outdoor recreation. Now more than 350 miles of river will attain the designation “wild and scenic,” which safeguards ...
Tags: Utah, Design, Mississippi, Congress, California, Montana, Washington, Senate, America, Barack Obama, Mike Lee, National Park Service, U S Senate, Bureau of Land Management, Sen Richard Burr, Sen Maria Cantwell D Wash


Ivanka Trump, on Capitol Hill, discusses paid family leave

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump has met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to discuss paid family leave. The White House says the president’s daughter and senior adviser met Wednesday with Republican senators Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Joni Ernst of Iowa, Marco Rubio of Florida and Mike Lee of Utah. In a news release from Cassidy’s […]
Tags: Utah, Business, Florida, News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, Iowa, Marco Rubio, Capitol Hill, Bill Cassidy, Mike Lee, Ivanka Trump, Cassidy, Louisiana Joni Ernst


Board Question #91971: The writers in 2012 weren't too keen on answering Board ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,The writers in 2012 weren't too keen on answering Board Question #68368, citing it was tedious and there was no known reason. Looking at the dates, there was a reason: something big happened within a day or two of the date listed (New York Times, September 10th 2001 tipped me off). I won't repeat the question, but what might be the big events that this reader was subtly referencing? (and for bonus points, something that did happen on that unsuspecting overlooked day in his...
Tags: Utah, Post, Washington Post, White House, China, Los Angeles, Corsica, New York Times, Michael Jordan, Mitt Romney, Kansas, City Council, North Carolina, Smith, Council, George W Bush


Will tech companies change the way we manage our health?

Cyrus Radfar Contributor Cyrus Radfar is the founding partner at V1 Worldwide. More posts by this contributor Amazon isn’t to blame for the Postal Service’s woes, but it will need to innovate to survive Dear United: Autonomous cars will pull you out of your seat As of September 2018, the top 10 tech companies in the U.S. had spent a total of $4.7 billion on healthcare acquisitions since 2012. The number of healthcare deals undertak...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Amazon, Column, Utah, California, Washington, White House, Tech, Canada, Healthcare, Oscar, Jp Morgan, Health Insurance, Berkshire Hathaway


GOP Rep. wants to ban trans people from legally changing gender

Rep. Merill Nelson has introduced legislation to end the current legal practice by which transgender people legally change their gender.
Tags: Utah, Feature, Politics, Lifestyle, Transgender, Gop, Ad Friendly, Merill Nelson


Trump’s Companies Boosted Foreign Worker Visas To 10-Year High In 2018

President Trump may have ratcheted up his anti-immigration efforts in recent months, but his family companies appear to be using foreign workers at a higher rate than ever before. The Trump Organization requested and received at least 192 visas for foreign workers in 2018, according to Department of Labor data. That number appears to be the highest for the company going back to at least 2008 and likely much earlier, based on public records. The nearly two decades’ worth of data were pulled to...
Tags: Utah, Japan, New York, News, Congress, Mexico, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Virginia, West Virginia, Atlanta, Dhs, Fbi, Gop, United States


Trashing parks during government shutdown is bad, but we do this every day

Wellness instructor and rock climber Dennis George makes his way on an inverted graffiti-covered wall at Stoney Point Park in Chatsworth. (Photo by David Whiting) Before the Woosley fire, this graffiti-painted sign in the Santa Monica Mountains said it all, “Don’t trash our living rooms.” (Courtesy of Rebecca Olkowski) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Tim Pinar, volunteer, helped haul trash from Joshua Tree National Park campgrounds on Monday, Dec. 31,, 2018., during Da...
Tags: Facebook, Utah, News, California, White House, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Chicago, Soccer, Arizona, Banksy, Chatsworth, Orange County, Donald Trump, Grand Canyon


72-9: Romney’s Puzzling Move

Opinion 72-9: Romney’s Puzzling Move USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- As reporters, editors, and producers in the mainstream media seek to lionize former Massachusetts Governor and incoming Utah Senator Mitt Romney for his recent Washington Post op-ed criticizing President Trump, they should consider this critical set of numbers: 72-9. These figures represent the margin by which President Trump would beat Mitt Romney in a four-way 2020 Republican Primary if it were held today, according to a December ...
Tags: Utah, Guns, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, America, Mitt Romney, Graham, Republican Party, Newt Gingrich, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Romney


Why Mitt Romney Is Picking a Fight with Donald Trump

Don’t start printing “Mitt 2020” tote bags just yet. Mitt Romney, the two-time White House hopeful who will be seated Thursday as Utah’s junior Senator, sparked conversation late Tuesday with a Washington Post column that savaged President Donald Trump’s character, claiming he “has not risen to the mantle of the office.” The brutal rebuke of…
Tags: Utah, News, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Gop, Mitt Romney, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Don


Trump sounds-off on Romney in meeting

During a cabinet meeting at the White House, President Trump sounded off on Mitt Romney after the incoming Utah senator and former 2012 Republican presidential nominee penned a scathing Washington Post op-ed about Trump.
Tags: Utah, News, Washington Post, White House, Stories, Mitt Romney, Trump, Romney


Trump fires back after incoming Senator Romney blasts president

In a Washington Post essay published late on Tuesday, Romney suggested the U.S. leader had "caused dismay around the world" and said his presidency had "made a deep descent in December." "On balance, his conduct over the past two years ... is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office," said Romney, who starts his new role representing Utah on Thursday. The White House did not respond to a request for comment, but Trump fired back in a tweet on Wednesday taking aim a...
Tags: Utah, News, Washington Post, White House, Mitt Romney, Trump, Romney, Flake


Trump answers Romney criticism: ‘I won big, and he didn’t’

WASHINGTON — Faced with biting public criticism from Republican Sen.-elect Mitt Romney, President Donald Trump pushed back Wednesday, reminding him that “I won big, and he didn’t.” Days away from joining the Senate’s Republican majority, Romney broadly criticized Trump’s policies and character in a newspaper column, arguing that the president “has not risen to the mantle of the office.” “With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispe...
Tags: Utah, Politics, News, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Russia, Defense, America, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Mitt


Mitt Romney: Trump's biggest failure is a lack of character in leading 'divided' nation

Incoming Utah senator says president has abandoned allies and failed to lead a ‘divided, resentful and angry’ nationMitt Romney, the former Republican presidential candidate and incoming US senator, has sharply criticised Donald Trump both personally and professionally, accusing him of deserting the nation’s allies and lacking the character to lead a “divided” nation.In a Washington Post essay published on Tuesday evening, Romney said Trump’s presidency “made a deep descent” in December and blam...
Tags: Utah, Washington Post, White House, US, US news, US politics, Mitt Romney, Defence, Donald Trump, John Kelly, Trump, Romney, Jim Mattis


Mitt Romney says Donald Trump has caused dismay around the world

Mitt Romney, the former Republican presidential candidate and incoming US senator from Utah, sharply criticised President Donald Trump and suggested the US leader had caused dismay around the world. In a Washington Post essay published on Tuesday evening, Romney criticised a number of Trump's actions in December. "The appointment of senior persons of lesser experience, the abandonment of allies who fight beside us, and the president’s thoughtless claim that America has long been a 'suc...
Tags: Utah, News, Washington Post, Senate, White House, US, America, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Republican Party, Republic, Donald Trump, Trump, Romney, JULIE JACOBSON


Here’s how Year One of legal cannabis in California played out

Decades from now, anyone looking back at California history will note 2018 for one major change: the year recreational cannabis became legal. The sky clearly didn’t fall. Some hospitals reported upticks in marijuana-related visits, but reliable data on that issue is a couple years out. And other early reports suggest teen use is down, arrests are plummeting and accidental pet consumption is leveling off. For the marijuana industry, however, the year was a rocky one, as California struggled in th...
Tags: Utah, Politics, News, California, Marijuana, California News, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Ajax, Cannabis, Canada, Soccer, Missouri, House, Food And Drug Administration



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