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Haha! Gotcha Utah! ...But, What Next?

Austin Head | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Austin Head

The trajectory of the LGBT movement for equality is accelerating. Typically, this means the opposition will only get shriller and angrier believing that these hysterics will stop the train from running over their indignation and fanatic devotion to chosen verses of their dogma.

Amanda Terkel

Obama Judicial Nominee Earns Backing From Key Republican Senator

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sri Srinivasan, the principal deputy solicitor general of the United States, received a boost in his nomination to the prestigious U.S. ...

Orrin Hatch Endorses Civil Unions For Gay Couples In Order To Preserve 'Traditional Marriage'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is not joining the ranks of his fellow senators who have come out in recent days and endorsed marriage equality. But he is b...

GOP Senator Disputes Constituent's Bizarre Claim

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

A Salt Lake City resident is accusing Sen. Orrin Hatch's staff of calling the police after she requested to meet with the Utah Republican, a version o...

Big Businesses Offer Revolving Door Rewards

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

During former Citigroup executive Jack Lew's recent confirmation as Treasury Secretary, some people were troubled to learn that the big bank had promised him special financial awards if he left to take a job in the government. But a review by POGO shows that Lew's deal with Citi was no anomaly.

Drug lobby gave $750,000 to pro-Hatch nonprofit in Utah's U.S. Senate race

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael BeckelThe Center for Public IntegrityWhen six-term GOP incumbent Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah faced the prospect of a mutiny from conservativ...

Michael McAuliff

Orrin Hatch Says It's Really 51 Percent

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney got it wrong: It's not 47 percent of the nation that is not paying federal income taxes. "It's 51 percent!" Sen. Orrin Ha...

John Celock

Republican Join Internet 'Call Me' Craze

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

Utah Republicans -- including both U.S. senators and the governor -- were the latest to join the "Call Me Maybe" video phenomenon during last week's R...

Janell Ross

Dreamers Push Immigration Into Mainstream With American Protest Tactics

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 08.21.2012 | Latino Voices

The picture was classic fan meets superstar backstage. Lady Gaga in hot-pink lipstick, dark shades and a T-shirt emblazoned with the words, “Pass th...

GOP Senator Forced Into Primary Fight

AP | KEVIN FREKING and JOSH LOFTIN | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

SANDY, Utah — Utah Republicans denied U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch a clear path to a seventh and final term Saturday, forcing the 78-year-old lawmaker ...

GOP Senator Faces Major Hurdle In Tea Party Battle

AP | KEVIN FREKING and JOSH LOFTIN | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

By KEVIN FREKING and JOSH LOFTIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch appealed to GOP delegates Saturday to give him one last term so he can hel...

John Celock

Tea Party Group Claims Policy Victory In Senate Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics

With polls showing a battle to the finish in Saturday's state Republican convention vote for U.S. Senate in Utah, a national Tea Party group is claimi...

John Celock

Tea Party Group Not Giving Up Senate Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Tea Party group, under fire for its work in the Utah Republican Senate caucuses last week, is pledging to continue fighting to oust Se...

Hatch Scores Big Win On Opponent's Home Turf

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

While the final delegate counts from Thursday night's Republican caucuses in Utah will likely not be known until early next week, U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatc...

John Celock

Tea Party Hopes To Take Down Senator Tonight

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

Tea Party activists are hoping that Thursday's Republican caucuses in Utah mark the first victory in the ultimate defeat of longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch ...

Orrin Hatch's 12 Ways the Poor Can Balance the Budget (VIDEO)

Doug Molitor | Posted 09.11.2011 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

Sure, 400 U.S. families own more than the bottom 150 million Americans. But "enough" is a relative term. What you or I would consider a vast fortune, they would call barely getting by.

Michael McAuliff

Orrin Hatch Rips 'Perverse' Tax System That Spares Lower Middle Class

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) pushed back Monday on criticism that he wants to tax the poor, but called it "perverse" that people on the bot...

Laura Bassett

Orrin Hatch Tacks Anti-Abortion Amendment Onto Korean Trade Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON--Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) attached an amendment to the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement on Thursday that would ban any organizations that p...

(Re)calculating the Economic Benefits of Immigration Reform

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Afton Branche

No one argues that legalization alone can fully solve the problems of our broken immigration system, because it won't. Nor will enacting an enforcement-only immigration bill.

Arthur Delaney

Orrin Hatch Latest Lawmaker To Flunk Unemployment Legislation 101 (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch said this week that extended unemployment insurance "is well over 100 weeks now," making him the latest...

The Democrats' Failing Micro Politics

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

Jeffrey Toobin's thorough profile of Sen. Chuck Schumer in a recent issue of the New Yorker provides valuable insights into the micro politics that th...

Mark Kirk Admits To ANOTHER False Military Record Claim

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The hits keep on coming for Republican Illinois Senate hopeful Mark Kirk, who has now corrected a second misrepresentation of his military service rec...

Orrin Hatch Schooled By E.J. Dionne On Reconciliation

The Washington Post | E.J. Dionne Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For those who feared that Barack Obama did not have any Lyndon Johnson in him, the president's determination to press ahead and get health-care reform...

"It's a Lie...It's a Lie." Obama Finally Comes Out Swinging

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The speech was brilliantly crafted, forcefully delivered and very specific about the benefits and the costs, while also dispelling the "bogus claims spread by those whose only agenda is to kill reform at any cost."

Ted Kennedy -- "Greatest Senator of our Time"

Mike Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Smith

I arranged for Placido Domingo, the great tenor, to sing to Ted Kennedy on his 72nd B-day. Of course, Teddy loved to sing and joined in two-part harmony. He had a great baritone.