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1 hr ago | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Election 2014: Democrats Take the Lead on Social Issues, Obama Drags His Party Down

With less than 50 days until the 2014 midterm election, the race for the biggest prize-control of the Senate-is running awfully close. Republicans, who are almost certain to pick up several seats in November, ran ahead in most of the forecasts throughout the summer.

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Related Topix: US News, RealClearPolitics, US Politics, Wedding, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

7 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

News roundup: Huntsman, Romney may run for president -- again

Happy Wednesday. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman has engaged with supporters and donors about a possible independent bid for president in 2016.

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

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Debate: Extension of Remarks: Too many sex offende...

George Pyle has been a newspaper writer in Kansas, Utah, Upstate New York, and now Utah again, for more than 30 years - most of it as an editorial writer and columnist. Now on his second tour of duty on The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board, he has also done a stretch as a talk radio host, published a book on the ongoing flaws of U.S.agricultural policy and, in 1998, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing.

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

Washington Times

EDITORIAL: The monument man with the stroke of a pen

President Obama takes his scheme to make the federal government bigger seriously indeed. The federal government already owns most of the land in Utah, and Mr. Obama has his eye on a prime parcel of 1.4 million acres near the Canyonlands National Park.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Utah, Canyonlands National Park, US National Parks, Opinion

Politico

McConnell, Cruz differ on lame-duck activity

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is breaking with conservative Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee over the legislative prospects for the post-election lame duck congressional session. While Cruz and Lee have been raising alarm surrounding any significant legislation moving through Congress during the lame duck, McConnell told reporters on Tuesday that he had little fear that controversial legislation would be jammed through by senators and representatives that just lost their seats.

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

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Sen. Mike Lee to lead conservative Senate caucus next year

Washington a Sen. Mike Lee will serve as chairman of a caucus of conservative senators in the next Congress, taking the lead in promoting conservative causes and proposed solutions. Lee, R-Utah, will take over in January from Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., who has led the Senate Steering Committee since 2012.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Utah, Senator Pat Toomey

Mon Sep 15, 2014

National Journal

A sign is posted in front of the Netflix headquarters on January 22, 2014 in Los Gatos, California.

Netflix is relishing its role as the corporate leader in the fight for net neutrality, and why wouldn't it? By fighting for an open Internet, the video-streaming site is not only advocating a position that would protect its profits, it's also earning goodwill from Web activists and liberals. But by taking a high-profile role, Netflix risks learning a painful political lesson: In Washington, friends are fickle, and enemies have long memories.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Los Gatos, CA, US News, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, US Senate, Republican, US Politics

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

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

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