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  1. Bend Over and Get ReadyRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Daily Pundit

    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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  2. Election 2014: Democrats Take the Lead on Social Issues, Obama Drags His Party DownRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

    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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  3. News roundup: Huntsman, Romney may run for president -- againRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

    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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  4. EDITORIAL: The monument man with the stroke of a penRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Washington Times

    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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  5. Debate: Extension of Remarks: Too many sex offende...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Salt Lake Tribune

    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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  6. Lee to lead Senate Steering CommitteeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Politico

    Utah Sen. Mike Lee was elected on Tuesday by Senate Republicans to lead the Senate Steering Committee, the chamber's conservative caucus. Lee will succeed Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, who chaired the committee for the past two years.

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  7. Utah Sen. Mike Lee to lead conservative Senate caucus next yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Salt Lake Tribune

    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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  8. McConnell, Cruz differ on lame-duck activityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Politico

    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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  9. A sign is posted in front of the Netflix headquarters on January 22, 2014 in Los Gatos, California.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | National Journal

    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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  10. Smarter Sentencing Act Would Save $4 Billion, Says Congressional Budget OfficeRead the original story

    Monday Sep 15 | PressReleasePoint

    Congress's passage of the Smarter Sentencing Act would reduce prison costs by $4 billion over a 10-year period, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office . The Smarter Sentencing Act, a bipartisan bill sponsored by U.S. Senators Mike Lee and Dick Durbin , would reduce the length of the existing 20-, 10-, and five-year mandatory minimum prison sentences required for nonviolent federal drug offenses, allow more of the lowest-level federal drug offenders to be given more proportionate guideline sentences rather than the mandatory minimum term, and make a unanimously-passed 2010 reform to crack cocaine sentences retroactively applicable to 8,800 federal prisoners, most of whom are black.

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  11. County council candidates to debate TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | Salt Lake Tribune

    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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  12. Congressional Budget Office reports Smarter Sentencing Act would save federal taxpayers $4.36 billionRead the original story

    Monday Sep 15 | Sentencing Law and Policy

    ... Sentencing Act, we can save taxpayers billions without jeopardizing public safety." This press release from Senator Mike Lee's office provides more context and details about potential SSA savings and the broad support the bill has already garnered: ...

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  13. Letter: FreedomWorks gives Mike Lee his ordersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | Salt Lake Tribune

    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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  14. Letter: GOP senators are telling storiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | Salt Lake Tribune

    Republican Sens. Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Orrin Hatch and others have taken to the Senate floor to lie about the Democracy for All amendment, saying it would lead to book banning and prevent voter registration drives.

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  15. Utah members wary of giving Obama - blank check' against ISILRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | Salt Lake Tribune

    Washington a While President Barack Obama is asking Congress for authorization to train and arm rebels in Syria some Utah members fear giving Obama open-ended power to handle the terrorist threat and want a detailed, and limited, proposal. "I'm still not clear as to what he's going to ask us to do," Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said in a video town hall following Obama's Wednesday night address on the group that calls itself the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant.

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  16. Should You Worry About Another Government Shutdown?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | Slate

    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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  17. News roundup: Sarah Palin, family caught up in Alaska brawlRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | Salt Lake Tribune

    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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  18. Utah delegation - proud' of Canyonlands, but urges against monumentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 11 | Salt Lake Tribune

    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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  19. Lee, Cruz vow to block any lame-duck actionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 11 | Salt Lake Tribune

    Washington a Sens. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz say they will block any non-emergency legislation that Democrats try to push through after the mid-term elections, arguing that the lame-duck session shouldn't be used to enact sweeping measures like immigration reform. The tea-party duo, whose fight against Obamacare led to the 16-day government shutdown last year, also argue that a temporary budget fix should extend until next year so that members of Congress who aren't seeking re-election or who are defeated don't get to vote on the spending bill.

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  20. GOP blocks Democrats' push to rewrite First Amendment campaign spendingRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 11 | Washington Times

    Democrats' election-year push to amend the Constitution and roll back campaign spending free speech rights ran out of steam Thursday, falling victim to a Senate filibuster. Holding the vote, even in defeat, was a major political goal for Democrats during the current two-week session of Congress.

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