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Bob Bennett

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 | 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...

What Mitt Romney Could Never Overcome

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

DETROIT — Only a couple of weeks after Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, the man who would become his Republican challenger in the next e...

Zach Carter

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

AP Enterprise: Tea Party Still As Strong As Ever

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES — Doubters who thought the tea party would fade away can forget it. More than 70 of its favored candidates are on Nov. 2 ballots, an...

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...

Mike Lee Wins Utah Republican Senate Nomination, Defeats Tim Bridgewater

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Republicans chose their nominee for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, selecting a legal scholar who grew up in a family of lawye...

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. ...

Bob Bennett Predicts Trouble For Western Republicans

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — Warning that tea party "mischief" may be aiding Democrats this election season, defeated Utah Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett says...

US Sen. Bob Bennett ousted at Utah GOP convention

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY — Republican Sen. Bob Bennett was thrown out of office Saturday by delegates at the Utah GOP convention in a stunning defeat for ...

Senator Bennett Could Lose Utah GOP Nomination Due To Anti-Incumbent Sentiment

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Bob Bennett abandoned Washington this week, spending his days in Utah pleading with Republicans until he was hoarse to let...

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 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 | 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...