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46 min ago | Salt Lake Tribune

County council candidates to debate Tuesday

Salt Lake County Council candidates Micah Bruner and Jenny Wilson will square off from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday in a debate at The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South, in Salt Lake City. Democrat Wilson and Republican Bruner are vying for the six-year, at-large council seat being vacated by longtime county official Randy Horiuchi.

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Related Topix: Salt Lake County, UT, Sundance Film Festival, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Salt Lake City, UT, University of Utah

4 hrs ago | Sentencing Law and Policy

Congressional Budget Office reports Smarter Sentencing Act would save federal taxpayers $4.36 billion

As reported in this new piece from The Hill , which is headlined "CBO: Drug sentencing reform saves $4B," this is now an official congressional estimate of just how much federal taxpayer monies would be saved if the Smarter Sentencing Act were to become law. Here are the basics: Sens. Dick Durbin and Mike Lee announced that their bill to reform nonviolent drug sentencing would reduce prison costs by more than $4 billion.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Federal Prisons, Prison

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Letter: FreedomWorks gives Mike Lee his orders

Mike Lee is the only member of the United States Senate who for his entire career has a 100 percent "favorable" voting record from the tea party group, Freedom Works. He has also just hired their national political director to run his 2016 re-election campaign .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Orrin Hatch, Opinion

Slate

Should You Worry About Another Government Shutdown?

Probably not. If the House GOP's agenda had survived the week, there would have been a Thursday vote on a measure to fund the government through to December 11 -- a continuing resolution.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Eric Cantor, US Senate, Todd Akin

Salt Lake Tribune

News roundup: Sarah Palin, family caught up in Alaska brawl

Palin family joins bloody brawl as booze-filled house party. Utah's GOP members of Congress: We love Canyonlands, don't expand it.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Chris Stewart, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Park City, UT, Barack Obama

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah delegation 'proud' of Canyonlands, but urges against monument

Washington a While celebrating the creation of Canyonlands National Park on its 50-year anniversary, Republican members of Congress from Utah urged President Barack Obama and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in a letter Thursday not to expand the park and to let state and local leaders decide on how to protect the area around it. Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee and Reps.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Chris Stewart, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Rob Bishop, Representative Jason Chaffetz, Orrin Hatch, Utah

Salt Lake Tribune

News roundup: Dick Cheney revs up war machine talk

Dick Cheney revs up war talk. Herbert touts 'conceptual' deal on Healthy Utah. Trib town hall tonight on Swallow/Shurtleff.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Chris Stewart, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Sundance Film Festival, Orrin Hatch, US Senate, Representative Jason Chaffetz, Utah

Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Memphis Flyer

Sara Kyle Gets a November Shot at Her Husband's Former Senate Seat

In which Shelby County's Democrats bust a move in peace and harmony and get ready for the next race. Lo and behold, a meeting of the Shelby County Democratic executive committee was held this week and conducted in perfect amity, and the results, while not immediately gratifying to everybody, were reasonably sure to be embraced ultimately by the committee and by the entire party membership The occasion was the filling of a vacancy in state Senate District 30, created last month when the longtime seat holder, Jim Kyle, was elected Chancellor on August 7 and formally resigned on the 29th.

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Related Topix: Shelby County, TN, US Politics, US Senate, Republican

The Daily Caller

Inside Harry Reid's Senate 'Plantation'

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other Democrats have demanded an apology from Rep. Bill Cassidy after he accused Sen. Reid of running the Senate "like a plantation," but there is at least some truth to the accusation. Since April of last year, Sen. Reid has allowed a vote on just 58 amendments - 30 from the GOP - according to Senate records.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Hillary Clinton, US Senate, John McCain

Politico

Cruz takes hardline on CR

Ted Cruz wants to make sure nothing happens during the post-election lame duck. Not government funding, immigration reform or anything else of significant stature.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Harry Reid, Democrat, Republican

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Sutherland Institute

Conservative focus on helping vulnerable is long overdue - " Conservatively Speaking, 9/2/14

For conservatives, poverty and eroding economic security for middle income families are not simply social problems, but moral problems as well. Beyond the economic and budget struggles poverty creates, we have an "obligation to help the vulnerable," to borrow from Arthur Brooks at the American Enterprise Institute.

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Related Topix: 9, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, US Senate

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Fundraising in AG's race tempered post-Swallow

After years of scandal stemming from money and campaign contributions flowing to the attorney general's race, it appears both candidates have taken a more reserved approach, although big donations continue to flow to Republican incumbent Attorney General Sean Reyes.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, American Fork, UT

AEI

Breaking up the college cartel: "Dangerous" or necessary?

A handful of leading Republican policymakers have put higher education accreditation - the peer-review approval process colleges must go through to receive financial aid - at the top of their education reform agenda.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican

FITSNews

Lindsey Graham Slammed On Obamacare Votes

If Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, then the day after Labor Day is the unofficial beginning of South Carolina's political season.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Representative Tim Scott, US House of Representatives, Ravenel, SC, Senator Rand Paul

Politico

A tough test for the new GED - The Center for American Progress makes ...

A TOUGH TEST FOR NEW GED: High school dropouts seeking an equivalency degree have been struggling with the revised GED exam, launched Jan. 1 as a profit-making joint venture between publishing giant Pearson and nonprofit American Council on Education.

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Related Topix: Non-Profit, US Politics, Representative Thomas Massie, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate

Mon Sep 01, 2014

News Max

Sen. Mike Lee Makes Plea: Abolish Common Core

Utah Sen. Mike Lee called on Americans to join him in the effort to abolish the federal Common Core education standards in a fundraising email for conservative group FreedomWorks.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Women's museum plan expensive, not inclusive

Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee and our 500,000 members around the country join Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, in his opposition to a bill that could put taxpayers on the hook for millions of dollars to build and maintain a new women's museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. There is no doubt that women have played an ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, National Mall, US National Parks, Opinion

Forbes.com

Breaking Up the College Cartel: 'Dangerous' or Necessary?

I am a resident scholar and founding director of the Center on Higher Education Reform at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC.

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Related Topix: UC Berkeley, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Berkeley, CA

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

News roundup: GOP unveils video game to take back the Senate

GOP unveils video game to take back the Senate. Idaho seizes nine boys from polygamous sect.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jason Chaffetz, The National, Entertainment, Television, Bobby Jindal, Barack Obama, Utah

American Thinker

Thought Experiment: Congressional Entropy

Congressional candidate Clay Aiken's eyes popped wide open in epiphany. You could almost see the light bulb over his head, as the American Idol runner-up caught a drift of the counterintuitive and fanciful deftness of the idea we were discussing.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Renee Ellmers, John Boehner, Ohio, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul

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