Tag: Trump

Better Utah in the News

Romney criticizes Trump clearing out peaceful protesters to make way for photo op

This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — Sens. Mike Lee and Mitt Romney met Wednesday with Utah National Guard soldiers deployed to Washington, D.C., to help deal with protests over the death of a black man in police custody, as a left-leaning group in Utah urged the governor to call the troops home. Also Wednesday,

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More deaths, no benefit from drug touted by Trump to treat coronavirus, study finds

This article originally appeared on CBS News. Read it in its entirety here. A malaria drug widely touted by President Donald Trump for treating the new coronavirus showed no benefit in a large analysis of its use in U.S. veterans hospitals. There were more deaths among those given hydroxychloroquine versus standard care, researchers reported. The nationwide study was not a rigorous experiment. But with 368 patients, it’s the largest look

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Utah legislature won’t consider bills to censure or recall Romney

This article originally appeared in The Hill. Read it in its entirety here.  Utah lawmakers will not consider measures to censure or recall Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah) after he was the only Republican senator to vote to convict President Trump on one of two articles of impeachment earlier this month. Utah House Speaker Brad Wilson (R) said that following a closed caucus meeting, Republican lawmakers had determined they would not

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Press Release: Senator Romney: A man of integrity

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 5, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Following the news that Senator Romney plans to vote to convict President Donald Trump in the impeachment trial, Chase Thomas, executive director of Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement: “With his decision to convict the President today, Senator Romney truly

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Proud to be disloyal

According to recent reports, President Trump has said that Jews who vote for Democrats are either ignorant or disloyal. Though it’s unclear whether he is suggesting that a vote for Democrats is disloyal to him, to the United States, or to Israel, I will wear the badge of disloyalty with pride. In fact, I am

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Rep. Chris Stewart: Trump’s Chief Apologist

Chris Stewart has had quite the record when it comes to Trump. My goal today is to simply lay out that record and then have you answer the question: when it comes to holding the president accountable, is Rep. Stewart properly representing Utahns?

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Legislative Frustrations

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This is a blog post about good government. Maybe you think that means I’ll talk about things like fair representation, honesty, avoidance of conflicts, transparency, and the like. And yes, all of those things are important facets of good government, and they are things that the Alliance for a Better Utah and our affiliated organization,

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