Admin Wants to Lift Ban on Airline, Nuke Training in U.S. for Libyans
Republicans are protesting the Obama administration's plan to lift a 1983 ban on nuclear and aviation training for Libyan nationals in the U.S., noting that the Department of Homeland Security's reasoning didn't mention the Benghazi attack or the responsible terrorist affiliates at work in the country.
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Sun Apr 13, 2014
Chaffetz questions $175 million a slush funda for Afghans
The chairman of a key House oversight panel is calling for an investigation into what he says looks like a $175 million "slush fund" set up by the U.S. Agency for International Development to entice Afghan government officials into embracing Western-style reforms.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Lawmakers to BLM: Sending seized Nevada cattle to Utah 'imprudent and careless'
Utah's congressional delegation weighed in Thursday on the Bureau of Land Management's proposal to bring cattle seized from a Nevada rancher to the Beehive State for auction.
5 Unusual Ways to Gamble Online: Would You 'Buy' a Celebrity?
Online gambling enthusiasts might need to find a new way to get their betting fix with lawmakers pushing for a ban.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Holder confirms Petraeus probe still open
Two years after the FBI first began investigating former CIA director David Petraeus, Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed to lawmakers that the case remains open -- amid allegations it is being used as leverage to keep the former general quiet.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Plan to Allow Libyan Nuclear Scientists to Study in U.S. Draws Fire in Congress
Nuclear legacy. A U.S. government guard stands watch over gas centrifuges for uranium enrichment seized in 2003 from a ship bound for Libya.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
$400,000 for what? State Department's plan to purchase camel sculpture for Pakistan embassy under fire
The U.S. State Department's plan to spend $400,000 to buy a sculpture for the new American embassy in Pakistan is drawing more than a little fire.
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Utah's delegation could land prime power spots
Sen. Orrin Hatch could be a few heartbeats from the presidency and gain that Finance Committee chairmanship he touted in his last election.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
GOP field addresses county delegates
Rep. Melvin Brown , left, is seeking re-election and will face two Republican challengers for his party s nomination -- Morgan resident Blaine Hone, center, and Wanship resident John Zimmerman, right.
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White House defends 'Cuban Twitter'
The Obama administration on Thursday defended its creation of a Twitter-like Cuban communications network to undermine the communist government, declaring the secret program was "invested and debated" by Congress and wasn't a covert operation that required White House approval.
Lawmakers Challenge DoJ's Lifting of Online Gambling Ban
Congressional lawmakers have reignited a heated debate over online gambling with a proposal that would restore a ban that existed before the Justice Department's 2011 reinterpretation of an older law.
Chaffetz rips USAID over 'slush fund' to Afghan gov't
A U.S. House member from Utah raised expressed shock Thursday over what he called "lobbying money" paid to the government of Afghanistan in exchange for laws or programs the U.S. government wants but the Afghan government wouldn't otherwise enact.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
States protest proposed gambling ban
In a letter to lawmakers on Thursday, the bipartisan group said the push would amount to the federal government usurping the role of the states to decide the legality of gambling online.
U.S. built 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest
The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a "Cuban Twitter" - a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, The Associated Press has learned.
Salt Lake Tribune
Court loosens rules for big donors
A new Supreme Court ruling will allow the wealthy to pump more money into politics, a move that is likely to bolster state and national parties.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
ATF director pressed on why no one fired over Fast and Furious
The director of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives battled accusations Wednesday that his agency has done little to punish those involved in Operation Fast and Furious.
Next Utah Races to Watch Are for Senate
There is growing evidence that Utah will return in the next two campaign cycles as a site of Senate campaign action, as it was in 2010 and 2012.
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Ex-CIA deputy defends role in Benghazi talking points
Former acting CIA director Michael Morell walks through the Capitol to attend a meeting with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on November 13, 2012, in Washington.
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News roundup: Mike Lee's Jell-O day makes true fact list
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