Preview of the ABC New Hampshire #GOPDebate

To set up the stage for the ABC New Hampshire Debate in the Republican primaries, we need to first see what Iowa taught us. 1. The polls haven’t settled yet. I’ve been grousing about the polls looking sloppier and sloppier as Iowa approached. Small sample sizes. Large margin of errors. The final poll that was supposed to be the best was the Des Moines Register/Bloomberg poll, which had a MOE of 4%. So by almost that percentage, they overestimated Trump and underestimated Cruz, and Rubio did over 8% better in…

Race for the White House 2016: Narcissist-in-Chief?

The Iowa Caucus has passed, and the surprise of the week reveals that Ted Cruz won overall while Donald Trump slipped to second, despite every prior poll suggesting a different outcome. While this is a bit of an upset, there may be a few reasons not related to positions, policies, or promises that could explain the phenomenon. Americans are clearly upset at “the establishment.” But many Americans are also frustrated that the current administration seems to be taking the country down a primrose path, with a very uncertain destination. Barrack Obama…

Gov. Herbert statement on sage-grouse litigation [UPH Wire]

**attached contains the following: * For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards Public Information Officer 801.538.1509 desk 801.755.3085 cell edwards@utah.gov Gov. Herbert statement on sage-grouse litigation SALT LAKE CITY (February 4, 2016) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding the sage-grouse lawsuit filed by the Utah Attorney General’s office: “The 2,000 pages of new regulations recently imposed by the federal government are in many ways more restrictive than an Endangered Species Act designation. This one-size-fits-all decision does not reflect the tremendous diversity in greater sage-grouse habitats across the…

Governor Herbert urges Utahns to donate to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund on tax form [UPH Wire]

**attached contains the following: * February 4, 2016 For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards edwards@utah.gov 801.755.3085 Governor Herbert urges Utahns to donate to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund on tax form SALT LAKE CITY — After meeting with individuals who are experiencing homelessness today, Gov. Gary R. Herbert encouraged Utahns to donate to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund on their Utah income tax form. “In every part of our state, we have individuals and families experiencing homelessness — some for a single night, and some for weeks or…