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  • What is up with Sen. Bob Bennett? Featured Article What is up with Sen. Bob Bennett? What is up with Sen. Bob Bennett?

    Senator Bob Bennett’s hold on President Obama’s nominee for Deputy Secretary of the Department of Interior, David Hayes, is obstructionism pure and simple. Sen. Bennett... More »

  • County Conventions Featured Article County Conventions County Conventions

    April 19th - Washington County - St. George Library - 5:30 PM April 27th - Tooele County - Tooele Senior Center - 7:00 PM April 29th - Emery County - Castle Dale Senior Citizens... More »

  • Bill Orton: An unlikely politician Featured Article Bill Orton: An unlikely politician Bill Orton: An unlikely politician

    Bill Orton was an unlikely politician. Yet he pulled off one of the great election upsets in recent Utah history when he captured the 3rd Congressional District seat in 1990 and... More »

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County Conventions Last Updated on 2011-04-04 00:00:00 April 19th - Washington County - St. George Library - 5:30 PM April 27th - Tooele County - Tooele Senior Center - 7:00 PM April 29th - Emery County - Castle Dale Senior Citizens Center - 6:00 PM April 29th - Carbon County - Carbon County Courthouse - 7:00 PM April 29th - Wasatch County - Heber Senior Center -  7:00 PM April 30th - Salt Lake County - Cottonwood High School - Caucus @ 8:00 AM Convention 9:30 AM April 30th - Sanpete County - Strate Garage (Spring City) - 6:00 PM May 7th - Utah County - Orem Junior High - 9:00 AM May 7th - Davis County - Centerville Junior High - 10:00 AM May 7th - Summit County - Legacy Lodge (Park City) - 4:00 PM May 10th - Juab County - County Building - 7:00 PM May 11th - IronCounty - Cedar Middle School - 7:00 PM May 14th - Weber County - Pleasant Valley Library (Washington Terrace) - 10:00 AM May 21st - Duchesne / Uintah - TBA -... More »
Draft of 2012 Utah National Delegate Selection Plan Last Updated on 2011-03-25 00:00:00 Public Comment Welcome on 2012 National Delegate Plan  Salt Lake City, UT— The Utah State Democratic Committee today released a draft of the Utah State Delegate Selection and Affirmative Action Plan for the 2012 Democratic National Convention for public comment. The plan outlines the requirements for individuals wishing to run for delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention to be held next year in Charlotte, North Carolina, as well as guidelines to which the Utah State Democratic Party must adhere throughout the delegate selection process. The public comment period will be open for 30 days from March 28, 2011 to April 27, 2011. The plan will be formally adopted by the Utah State Democratic Party after the public comment period has ended.              The state of Utah will be allotted 34 delegates to the... More »
The Governor's Mansion is Not "FOR SALE" Last Updated on 2010-05-28 00:00:00 In a report written for the Salt Lake Tribune, Realtor Scott Corroon exposed that the Utah Association of Realtors, through its political action committee, has contributed $100,000 to the re-election campaign of Republican Gary Herbert.             The donation constitutes the largest contribution to date from a single entity to Herbert’s campaign. Mayor Peter Corroon hasn’t received a single dime for his campaign from this statewide membership group. Corroon’s response to the UAR gift to Herbert is that the governor’s mansion should not be “For Sale.”             In defending the contribution, UAR president Chris Sloan only mentions that Herbert was a Realtor and has seen Utah through difficult economic times. Sloan coincidentally is also... More »
Despite Fathers' Conditions: Republican Candidates Willing To A Create New Generation of Downwinders Last Updated on 2010-05-21 00:00:00 In a report by the Salt Lake Tribune, both Republican Senate candidates say they would support a resumption of underground nuclear weapons tests, presumably in Nevada, to help modernize the nation's weapons stockpile. Mike Lee signed a "Peace Through Strength" pledge Monday, which consists of several defense policy positions, including protecting national sovereignty, not trying enemy combatants in U.S. courts, energy security and the modernization and testing of the U.S. nuclear arsenal. "We need to always have our eye on the ball for developing new weapons systems and that is going to require new testing," Lee said in an interview with The Salt Lake Tribune . "I think we need always to be modernizing our equipment, including our nuclear weapons," Lee said in an interview Tuesday. "I think any time you do that, you have to weigh... More »
Utah House OKs Roadblocks for Reform Last Updated on 2010-02-11 00:00:00 The Utah House approved a bill Thursday that would require the Legislature and governor to sign off before state agencies follow mandates under any federally enacted health care reforms. HB67 sponsored by Rep. Carl Wimmer (R-Herriman) passed 53-20 on a largely party-line vote, changing what was originally a message bill into a barrier that state lawyers warn may be unconstitutional for usurping federal power and threatening the state's own separation of powers. Wimmer's measure, which now goes to the state Senate, threatens to worsen Utah's healthcare crisis, by allowing the federal government to withhold medicaid funding. Further endangering Utah families' ability to afford healthcare coverage. "Without some help from Medicaid, you could cripple families -- and that's a scary thought," said an emotional Jennifer Fillmore. Though most of her family is insured through her... More »