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By Sierra Jones On Thursday, April 21st, 2016
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Senate Republican leaders vote over rules at lunch to keep status quo, Mike Lee out

Senate Republicans “settled” an internal rift over once-obscure conference rules that prompted a leadership bid from Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and now secures established roles of GOP senators on their More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, March 17th, 2016
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Newt Gingrich compares Trump to Reagan, says Kasich is ‘not establishment’

In the wake of Tuesday’s primaries, former Speaker of the House and GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich spoke with radio host Laura Ingraham about the election results, Donald Trump’s big win in More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
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President Obama nominates Merrick Garland for Supreme Court

In the wake Justice Scalia’s death and threats from GOP opposition in the Senate, President Obama nominates Merrick Garland for the open seat on the US Supreme Court. Garland is a well-known moderate who has More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 11th, 2016
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Utah’s Mike Lee endorses Ted Cruz, calls for Rubio to drop out

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) formally endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Thursday afternoon, calling him a “leader” and calling for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to drop out of the race. “If Sen. Rubio were More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, January 6th, 2016
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Utah: Mike Lee, Orrin Hatch, Chris Stewart respond to Obama’s gun control move

President Obama announced executive actions for “common sense” gun control on Tuesday which include clarification of an existing law on background checks and gun dealer registration as well as new investments More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, May 29th, 2015
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Chris Christie attacks Rand Paul on NSA, says Edward Snowden is a ‘criminal’

New Jersey Governor and likely 2016 GOP Presidential candidate Chris Christie took aim at Republican Senators over the National Security Agency’s data collection program, the Patriot Act and Edward Snowden. Christie More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
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Justice Fellowship backs Sen Mike Lee, Dick Durbin bill on ‘Smarter’ sentencing

Senators Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced the Smarter Sentencing Act, which will advance more proportionate sentencing for non-violent federal drug offenses. The current federal prison system’s More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, December 20th, 2013
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Sen Mike Lee proposes bill to protect churches from federal sanctions if they oppose gay marriage

Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) discussed the Marriage and Religious Freedom Act on The Glenn Beck Program Thursday, describing how the proposed legislation could be a game-changer for churches across the country. Lee, More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 26th, 2013
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Ted Cruz includes ‘Duck Dynasty’ and ‘Star Wars’ references into his 21-hour speech on defunding Obamacare

Sen. Ted Cruz brought up popular shows and movies such as Duck Dynasty and Star Wars  during his marathon speech advocating for the defunding of Obamacare in the U.S. Senate. “Jeff said ‘Faith, family More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, September 6th, 2013
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Senator Mike Lee opposes military intervention in Syria, so does 98% of his constituents

Utah’s junior Senator said Thursday concerning the potential of military intervention in Syria–“The real threat to U.S. credibility is not what happens if we don’t intervene, but what happens if More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, August 12th, 2013
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AG Eric Holder announces no more mandatory sentences for low-level, nonviolent drug offenders

Attorney General Eric H. Holder announced Monday that low-level, nonviolent drug offenders with no ties to gangs or large-scale drug organizations will no longer be charged with offenses that impose severe mandatory More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
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Mike Lee on freedom ‘liberty means responsibility’ and ‘Equality means we strive for justice peace and truth’

America is great because its people are good, but liberty means responsibility. That was the message from U.S. Senator Mike Lee on Sunday evening as he gave the keynote speech for the America’s Freedom Festival More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
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Mike Lee leads GOP Senators in abortion resolution ‘gather information about and correct abusive, unsanitary, and illegal abortion practices’

With a national controversy swirling surrounding abortion as the Kermit Gosnell murder trial unfolds, several Senate Republicans are seeking hearings on the abortion practitioner and abortion in general. Sen. More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, April 11th, 2013
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Senate votes to overcome a GOP filibuster, gun legislation debate to commence

A gun control bill that no one has read as of today will come to the Senate floor after a vote of 68-31, allowing Senate Democrats, with the 16 Republicans who voted with them,  to get and exceed the 60 votes More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, April 7th, 2013
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John McCain and Tom Coburn don’t support Rand Paul and allies gun control filibuster threat

For what started as three liberty-minded US Senators sending a letter to the Senate Majority Leader opposing any gun control legislation coming out of the Senate, has grown to at least 13 Republican Senator supporters, More...

By Judy Aron On Friday, March 8th, 2013
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Rand Paul filibusters, quotes circulating on Facebook

He was brilliant! Sen. Rand Paul filibustered in the Senate somewhere shy of 13 hours. He blocked the nomination of John O. Brennan, on Wednesday, to the post of CIA director. This was not so much about Brennan More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, February 1st, 2013
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Rand Paul proposed bill to stop tanks, F-16 fighters from being sold to Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood, fails in Congress

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul sought Thursday to block the transfer of F-16 fighter jets and Abrams tanks to Egypt. “I think it particularly unwise to send tanks and our most sophisticated fighter planes More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, January 17th, 2013
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Utah Senator Mike Lee says gun control efforts ‘would do little, if anything’ to stop future shootings

Utah Senator Mike Lee was quick to contradict the efforts of President Obama’s executive orders, stating they “would do little, if anything, to prevent these kinds of shocking events,” the Jan. 16 More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 1st, 2013
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US Senate passes ‘fiscal cliff’ deal, President Obama says it’s the ‘right thing to do for our country’

The US Senate has approved a deal on Monday to avert general tax hikes and spending cuts known as the “fiscal cliff”. donkeyhotey donkeyhotey.wordpress.com The bill, which raises taxes for the wealthy, More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, December 31st, 2012
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Utah Senator Mike Lee says President Obama should stop playing ‘political games’ with fiscal cliff talks

Following President Obama’s Sunday “Meet the Press” interview Senator Mike Lee has called out the President for playing “political games” and that “we need to be negotiating in More...


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