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Donald Trump Drives Another Mormon From The GOP

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.12.2016 | Politics

Yet another Republican has left the party because of Donald Trump. Jim Bennett, the son of former Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah), said Friday that he recen...

Former GOP Senator Apologizes To Muslims For Trump On His Deathbed

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.27.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week the nation watched as the #NeverTrump movement folded faster than one of the presumptive nominee's beachfront developments. As many tried to explain away Trump's reckless, racist extremism, a few put principle over party. The wife of former Republican Senator Bob Bennett, who died on May 4, revealed that her husband spent his dying hours reaching out to Muslims. "He would go to people with the hijab [on] and tell them he was glad they were in America," she told the Daily Beast. "He wanted to apologize on behalf of the Republican Party." In the U.K., Prime Minister David Cameron called Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S., "divisive, stupid and wrong." Trump's reply was that he didn't think he and Cameron would "have a very good relationship." The press is also doing its part to whitewash extremism. The New York Times called Trump's racism "a reductive approach to ethnicity," and said Trump's attitude toward women is "complex" and "defies simple categorization," as if sexism is suddenly as complicated as string theory. Not everybody's going along. Bob Garfield, co-host of "On the Media," warned the press of the danger of normalizing Trump. "Every interview with Donald Trump, every single one should hold him accountable for bigotry, incitement, juvenile conduct and blithe contempt for the Constitution," he said. "The voters will do what the voters will do, but it must not be, cannot be because the press did not do enough."

GOPers Who Could Next Face The Tea Party Fury

The Daily Beast | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics

One by one, they have fallen. Bob Bennett in Utah. Richard Lugar in Indiana. Mike Castle in Delaware. Longtime pols, all of them, with long records in...

Christina Wilkie

Former GOP Senator Can't Hardly Wait To Start Lobbying

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Bob Bennett plans to register as a corporate lobbyist on Thursday, marking the end -- to the day -- of the two-year period d...

Zach Carter

Torched: Committee Staff Disputes Whereabouts Of Bill Young's Gift Torch

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With less than one month remaining before the 2012 elections, one of the strangest ethics imbroglios of the year remains unresolved: Tor...

Romney Reportedly Compared Tea Party To 'Ferret In The Dishwasher'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney compared the Tea Party to a "ferret in the dishwasher" in a conversation with former Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah), according to a new book. T...

Zach Carter

Torchgate: Did Mitt Romney Break Ethics Rule?

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, Mitt Romney met with a few Republican politicians in the nation's capital, where he distributed ...

Tea Party Group Morphs To Fulfill New Mission

Roll Call | Janie Lorber | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

When dozens of raucous conservative activists Monday stormed the National Republican Senatorial Committee and demanded the GOP campaign arm stay out o...

What Will Immigration Advocates Learn From DREAM's Defeat?

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Altschuler

Were advocates of comprehensive immigration reform too slow to shift to supporting piecemeal legislation? And, did these leaders advance the optimal piecemeal strategy by focusing exclusively on the DREAM Act?

Hatch Faces Anger At Utah GOP Convention: Calls Bush Blame "B.S."

Deseret News | Bob Bernick Jr. And Arthur Raymond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. Sens. Orrin Hatch and Bob Bennett, both R-Utah, got polite receptions Saturday at the state GOP convention, but both also recognized that some of...

The GOP's Latino Suicide Watch

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Republicans, you have been warned. The future of your party is at stake. Your unrelenting attacks against American Latinos are the path to ruin.

A Silenced Majority

Michael Bendetson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Bendetson

As economists warn against the danger of a monopoly of industry in distorting and destroying an economy, our two party monopoly on government is causing similar effects on our political system.

What's Wrong with Politics and Politicians?

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

Americans are frustrated, and our leaders are not listening. It has been an awful two years since the economy tanked due to the sub-prime mortgage deb...

Dick Armey: Bob Bennett A Failure, He Had A Chance 'To Stand Up For The Constitution' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey offered a harsh criticism of Utah Sen. Bob Bennett when asked about the outgoing Senator's role within the Rep...

Partisan Obstructionism Threatens National Security

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Every day without New START in force is another day we don't know for sure what is going on with Russia's nuclear weapons. That is not good for America.

Ken Salazar, Interior Department, Finalize Onshore Oil, Gas Reforms

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Dennis Webb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Bureau of Land Management on Monday finalized onshore oil and gas leasing reforms, which two Republican U.S. senators say they hope to block throu...

Dana Milbank: Republicans 'Coming Unglued'

Washington Post | Dana Milbank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Future historians tracing the crackup of the Republican Party may well look to May 8, 2010, as an inflection point....

Utah Senate 2010: Election BREAKING News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Follow the latest news and discussion about the 2010 Utah Senate race below. Email TwitterLists2010+UTSen@gmail.com if you know someone who should be...

Tea Party Midterm Update

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Tea Party candidates suffered defeats in yesterday's primaries in Indiana, Ohio, and North Carolina, but are enjoying varying degrees of success in Florida, Kentucky, and Utah. It's going to be an interesting election season to watch.

Sam Stein

Obama Enjoys Higher 'Very Favorable' View In Utah Than Bob Bennett

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Things have gone south so fast for Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah) that even in his deeply conservative home state more people have a "very favorable" opini...

GOP Sen. Bob Bennett Says His Own Party Is Short On Policy Ideas (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah) took aim at his own party's policy ideas when he took to the podium to speak before a group of moderate Republicans on Wedne...

Will the Tea Party's Legacy Be to Split GOP Tickets Straight into Defeat?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

In a year when Democrats are supposed to be shaking in their boots over the GOP Bogeyman's big gains in November that'll sweep them back into power, it is the Tea Party that Democrats may soon be thanking.

Jason Linkins

Mike Lee, Utah Senate Nominee, Favors Low Liability Cap For Oil Companies

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tea Party favorite Mike Lee won the GOP nomination for the Utah Senate last night and is the odds-on favorite to replace Senator Bob Bennett (R-Utah),...

Why the Tea Party Is Good for America

Richard Albert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Albert

The core of all democratic rights is the right to political speech. When citizens engage with one another and with their elected representatives, the outcome is always good. That is why the Tea Party movement deserves both our praise and our thanks.